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A Adventure to Remember

Have you ever been on an adventure? Was it longer but just seemed horrible? Well I had that when I had that adventure it was fun and now that I look back it was a great time and a time will never forget.

I climbed up the hill but I kept on losing traction. When I reached the top I was annoyed. I was at the end of the road. I was at a muddy downhill, I went to the opening of this road and there was a downed pine tree. There was a hole just wide enough that I could could ride right through it. The trail was covered with big rocks and more downed trees. I grabbed my bike by the top of the frame and jump right over the big pine. I got covered in a pine sap that was sticky and stayed for days. I was just about to pass the main road and I stop to hear a loud sound. It was a fleet of fighter jets. A neat triangle of about 5 fighter jets. We move forward and we pass the driveway to a camp that I thought we had been to. "Was that the place where we went to that party that one time?" I asked.

"I don't think so," my father spit out.

"It is I just know it is," I yelled.

I moved up and around the sharp corner and there was a big hill we climbed. There at that time I knew that we were lost. I was annoyed and I just wanted the ride to be done. That didn't happen. Soon after that we were going down a hill that was all rocks from the size of 6-30 inches it was horrible. Once we made it past that long obstacle course my father said it would be easy way home. But of course I should have After I made it down that mess I went down a road with my dad. My dad said it had a extension but when we made it down it was a dead end.

"Did you use hybrid mode?" I asked. (hybrid mode- a Google earth like show in the apple maps app.)

"No it uses more data," Dad stated.

Well it could have saved a lot of time. "So are you sure it is a dead end."

"Of course it is a dead end. All that is around here is that ranch. Look there is the farm it is in the way." (As I stare at my dad’s iPhone now in hybrid mode.)

So now we start climbing up the big dirt hill one I get to the top of a one hill I am relieved for only one second. As when we get to the top of one hill there was another hill upon another hill upon another hill, or it felt that way. Once I made it to the top my dad was already there. Then he says he has found another route. "Did you go into hybrid mode this time just to make sure?" I asked.

“Yesss!” my Dad states.

Once we made it out of the woods and onto the main road I was happy. That was of course before I found out that we actually got out on the main road farther back then we into the woods. The white line was like a boundary. No cars went by and I sprinted and sprinted as fast as I could and I did. I was relieved once I made it past the Massachusetts line and into Connecticut because the roads got smoother and the got to the sprint where there were almost no hills. I sprinted for a throbbing pain runs through my legs. As I reach the ending hill I want to give up but a piece inside deep in my heart says go on. Finally I reached the turn that makes my effort all worth while that was the second turn until I made it home.

In, conclusion this was my favorite mountain bike ride ever. It was an adventure or another way to learn what mistakes not to make. I never just remember the mistakes, I remember the mistake and the big pro that I learned from it.

Submitted by: "Connor Q."

Ingredients You'll Need

1 cup combination diced dried fruit, such as prunes, apricots, pears and apples
1/2 cup raisins and/or dried cherries or cranberries
1 1/2 cups unsalted sunflower seed
1 cup unsalted dry-roasted peanuts (or honey-roasted peanuts, chopped walnuts or unsalted almonds)


Mix all in bowl

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