Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Representing Copper Harbor

Gosh, I should have told you that I was leaving for six days.  Did you miss me?  

Aaron and I went down to Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the big Wheel & Sprocket Bike Expo Sale.  We went to represent the Copper Harbor Trails Club's fantastic trails, and sell raffle tickets for our huge, summer long fundraiser.  Here are our first and second place prizes.

The grand prize trailer and second prize bike

The first day we got there, we parked the trailer in the expo center, ate breakfast at the Pancake House and noticed it was only 10 am.  What do we do until we can check in to our hotel?  Luckily, we both come from da Harbor.  There was only one thing to do.  Find a park and a trail to hang out in the woods.  

We did just that.  However, hiking next to a drainage doesn't tap the same sense of awe that Lake Superior does.  Oh well.  At least we weren't in traffic!

For the next four days we were cooped in a no window, concrete floor, florescent light buzzing warehouse-looking building -- filled with bikes.  Road bike, comfort bikes, hybrid bikes, mountain bikes.  Hundreds of bikes.  It was cool.  I wish I took a picture of that.

We chatted with lots of people from that area who were interested in vacationing up in Copper Harbor or winning our sweet teardrop trailer.  Hopefully we'll bring some first-timers up this summer because, as you well know, they always come back.

And now I am back in this quiet little town.  Chilly too.  And gray today.  But that's okay because yesterday I went for my first mountain bike ride on the CH trails.  Oh, it was just what the doctor ordered.  Especially since I just blew all the leaves off of them all!  Once my bike seat sitting area doesn't feel like it's bruised, I'll do it again.

Ah, it's nice to be home.  Especially because I have to go to Milwaukee next weekend with three of my favorite girls, so we can dance our tushies off!

1 comment:

  1. Denny and Carol from FLApril 11, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    Yes we missed you, just worried sick!!!
    I did want to thank you for cleaning the trails, we don't bike but we do walk them.