Last weekend we did the big trip with the camper, trailer, bikes and headed over the mountain to Eastern Washington to the Desert 100. I must say, it is the most fun I have had with all the boys in a long time. As dusty and grimmie as we all get it is a BLAST!
The Desert 100 is a race across the desert that covers 100 miles. There are almost 400 people that enter the race.
The day before is a 50 mile ride for all who want to go. It’s not a race but it’s for fun. Here are one million and one pictures.
Breakfast before the big moment. Do you see that camper behind them? When we got there at 1 in the morning we could find NO places and this is the spot Layton found for us, right by his camper name, it was meant to be.
Tiesha and I spent a lot of time together waiting for our guys. We read, we ate, we walked, and talked, mostly enjoyed some SUN!
Oh my goodness, is this the sweetest thing ever? Take that helmet off so I can eat you.
Grand doggie, Maple
Oh, how I love thee.
Alllllllll ready to go!
See ya in a few hours……
Jim is really the one who should get a huge medal for finishing 50 miles with his two boys that he hangs with and helps them in and out of scary spots. The boys are good riders because he put the time in to get them from one point to the next.
They all had a great time and made it back in ONE piece, whew!
Here we are the next morning!!!!!!!!! Before the BIG RACE!!!!!!!!!!
Jim is the ‘pit crew’. Many restrictions in which he got the boys ready to go.
So, this is how the race goes……Layton and Brayden are a team. They can use only one bike, one number (same chest protector) Layton rides first, does 50 miles and then he stops to fuel up, give over bike to Brayden, switch gear and then Brayden goes the second half.
Headed off to the racers meeting and to send Layton off………This is where Momma starts biting my finger nails (if I bit my finger nails)
This is the scene of all the riders heading for the starting line. This is a thrill to see, almost 400 of these guys attempting this scariness.
There he is, there he is, there he is…….bike number 695, he looks strong doesn’t he?
Layton………….(he got 2nd in the hole shot) He said he heard that canon go off and he jumped on that bike, started it up and flew!!!
Just at two hours and he was back. Now, Brayden is off. “Are you tired honey? Do you want some water?”
I think he said, “yes, please,” ate his chili, drank some water, and then this………….
SCREEEEAAAAMMMMM!!!!!!! Jump around, jump around, here he comes into the finish. My blood is pumping and I have a lump in my throat right now just looking at this picture. SUCH A THRILL!!!!!
Heading for the podium!
I have no words……..(snif)
That’s a wrap for the Desert 100 2016 with TEAM LASHER getting 8th place out of 49 team riders.
Really a great time, how is it that God is so good to have given me such amazing days that I can look back on and smile and appreciate all that He has provided for me? I am blessed……
Now……I have to go impress my husband by driving the camper and big fat trailer down the road for 90% of the ride home so all can get their sleep on.
What was I thinking in that drivers seat with my set of the eyes being the only ones open?
-I am thirsty for some freshly brewed ice tea
-Thank you God for such an amazing time
-I can’t WAIT to hit the shower
-Look at ALLLLL this work when we get home of putting this stuff away!
-So thankful the boys are safe and no one got hurt
-So grateful for the sun shining on my face, I so needed it.
-3 of them are snoring and I can handle it, it’s kind of soothing (at the moment)
-“God, if you are as proud of your children as I am right at this moment of mine, you must be one happy God.”
-Ok, pass me if you please, I don’t even care……..