Fall Fun in Tahoe!

This weekend was way too much fun! It started off with a killer diving board session on $1 Fridays at the Carson Valley Swim Center. Some pro skiers were there showing us how it is done and it was good to scare myself by throwing gainers all night. My biggest accomplishment was nailing some gainers off the 1 meter board since previously I could only get them around on the 3 meter board. My friend Lauren took a few great photos.

Gainer off the 3m board – by the end of November I’m getting a lay out!

Skier JJ Schiller throwing something I don’t know the name of.

Saturday AM, I was up early to hit up Mr. Toads Wild Ride with friends Canyon and Debbie. I was stoked that they wanted to get out early since I had plans to hang out with my friend Allison later in the day – whose $7,000 bike was stolen from my house last week – but I’ll get to that later. We didn’t see another rider on the trail, but by the time we finished there were at least 15 cars parked at both the bottom and top of the shuttle. The dirt was tacky and perfect from the rain Tahoe received on Friday and I nailed the rock garden line for the first time, which has scared me since I laid eyes on it in 2006. I credit the time I spent running downhill at Northstar with Nils and my newly acquired POC shin pads for giving me the skills and confidence to ride that section.

“Team Adventure” on the way up to Mr. Toads Wild Ride. Great friends and good times!

Then the most incredibly awesome thing happened (besides both Notre Dame and the Detroit Tigers winning) – we received a call that Allison’s bike was found and at the police station!!! YES, somebody from Wattabike saw the bike, called it in, and the South Lake Tahoe Police recovered it! UNBELIEVABLE!

The bike was recovered! The flyers worked! Justice is restored! The best part is the lock the bike thief bought for it, which I’m pointing to.

Yep, Saturday was amazing. Could Sunday top it? Probably not. But I gave it a go anyway…

Three of my friends met me at my house to do a SheJumps Flume Trail ride. With the recent rain, we knew we couldn’t pass up the Chimney Beach Downhill, so we met at Chimney Beach, but no other girls showed up! Without the ability to set a shuttle, we decided to take a chance and do the ride anyway… we’d just figure the shuttle out later. So we started off from Mt. Rose and rode a super fun 18 miles of singletrack with expansive Lake Tahoe and Washoe Valleys as well as peaking aspens, and ripping downhills! I even cleaned a section I’ve been scared of for 3 years since I once endo’d and popped both tires trying it! The weather was perfect and we all had a great time. We even scored a ride when we saw two friendly guys descending Chimney Beach Downhill and asked if we could join their shuttle. I had so much fun riding with the girls… I can’t wait to do it again!

Cleaning a section that I’ve been scared of for a while!

Juliana on the scenic Flume Trail

The whole crew above Lake Tahoe on the Flume

SheJumps in the aspens near Marlette Lake

Oh yeah, and the Tigers and Lions both won! AWESOME weekend once again thanks to my AWESOME friends!

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