What a difference a week makes! Last Wednesday was wet and tough. This Wednesday was a mountain biker's dream. The trails were DRY and the woods were cool. From the expert riders led by Andrew and Matt to the "Easy-Riders" lead by Megan and Katie, they had a BLAST on their bikes today. Everyone was able to push it to the limit and learn new techniques and try different levels because it was perfect conditions. Not a lot of muddy legs, but a ton of big smiles. At one point I was in the woods taking pictures, waiting for groups to ride by. I stood there and just listened, and all I heard was hooting and hollering as the groups explored Catamount trails.
The biking took up most of the day, but when we got back we did learn the ELITEAM Dance. Again, these campers were fast learners and they got into it. Lots of good rhythm and movement. It should be a good show on Saturday.
Finally, after dinner it was our second rotation of cooking, climbing and craziness. The cookers made Healthy Granola Bars. The climbers tackled all three walls with Ryan R. blazing up every one of them, even blindfolded. And outside in the rain, Andrew had the kids running, sprinting and laughing all at the same time.
The campers are exhausted so I think they will fall into bed tonight. Another tough day tomorrow with circuits, testing and the new Adventure Race. Then after dinner, it's Crazy Hats and Wild Socks night. Should be some awesome photos.