That's right people-- Halloween-- the best holiday of the year. Yes-- The. Best. You get to wear costumes, and eat candy, and be all wacky and ride your bike around in the woods-- wait-- what???
Well, that's what you do if you're me, Dan, or Trusty Pam, or any of the other affable nutballs that populate my local mountain bike trail-- Hillside Park in Elk River. The big Halloween Race & pumpkin massacre was Saturday at noon and I'm still coming down from it on Sunday night.
I was "Hit Girl"-- a comic book/movie character who is a little girl/deadly crime-fightin' assassin. Dan was an evil clown. But look-- you can tell underneath he's still really nice-guy Dan. He didn't stand a chance against my ninja powers.
Now I know most of the Hillside regulars, either from races or trailwork sessions. "Hi Virgil. Hi Pat." ~waves~
Here's Dan again. The world's nicest evil clown.
He kept us entertained by singing along to his cowboy tunes and yelling "yee-hawww!" every once in a while.
Winners??? you ask? Yeah, I'm calling it a solid win. So what if we were last?--- We tied for second in our class (because hardly any women race), and both won pumpkin pies! And most importantly-- had fun, and no blood, or puking, or quitting, or getting lapped, and the rubber side remained down the entire race! WOO!
"Cool it honey. Save some massacring for the children."
Even Buzz took a crack at it.
As far as I could tell, a good time was had by all. I'm already planning out my costume for next year!