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Monday, July 4, 2011

Update from "Kelley Acres"

I'm taking a leave of absense from Facebook and decided to update the blog.  Race season finally settled in after a sporadic start with postponements and cancellations. This season I decided to measure my results based on fun (yes or no) instead of placings. 
Here's the tally :  Black Hills, Carl Dolan, Bunny Hop x 2, Ft. Ritchie x 2,  Poolesville, Leonardtown, Ride Sally Ride, Tour of Washington County Kick Off Crit and Stage Race, Church Creek TT, Reston Grand Prix, all get a YES . Bike Jam - NO.  Based on the fun factor it's a very successful season so far.   Let's hope it carries over to the 2nd half. 

This past week has been a nice break from the normal routine.  Churtle emailed and wanted to go for a long hilly ride.  This is Churtle. She's usually on a mountain bike for many hours going fast so it was a treat to take her on a "Kelley Acres" road ride.  

 Churtle leading us up to High Rock and every other climb in the Catoctin Mountains

In addition to taking a break from racing this holiday weekend, we got into sprucing up the backyard. Fast Freddie gave me the nod to go about a little dead tree removal burnscaping project. 


We started a litte fire at the trunk
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Success!!!
All for now...

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Thanks Ruth...

 for making that tough call to postpone Jeff Cup on Friday instead of Saturday. It gave "Kelley Acres" enough time to organize and open up for a spirited little roll through the hills of northern Frederick County.  And it was cold!
Lots of MABRA colors were flying this weekend.  Hot off the Cupcake Wars victory Team Sticky Fingers were out in force. Goat and Chicken (who promised to update her BLOG!!! if I did) along with Dana, Jessica, and Mrs. Fader were sporting their fab new kits w/ stars and bars (rolling pins). We were missing the Cupcake Queen, Doron.  Feel better soon! 
Some of the other MABRA peeps were Antietam Velo Club, NCVC, Kelley Benefit, some locals, and a super strong kid that looked like he was 13yrs. old and could ride almost everyone off his wheel except Mr. Fader of course.

Some of the NCVC crew getting ready to roll

Phil Billy from Evolution Cycling takes a smoke break at the top of High Rock and received top honors for the quote of the day and a new Philysm (see previous post)..."Next time I'm bringing a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It's like mother's milk for me". 
Janet wondering how she ended up here

We can't forget Janet, Sue, and Scott of ABRT making the trek from Baltimore. Janet and Sue were fresh (or not so fresh) from a two week cycling camp in Spain.  And of course Team Kenda was well represented!

A great day in the saddle was followed up with a Fast Freddies chilli feast!  With Harwood Road Race cancelled we may be rollin' again real soon.We havent done the prison loop lately...so stay tuned.


Saturday, July 31, 2010

Riding from KA, Mr. July, and Punkin's

"Kelley Acres" was back in action today. Summer style! With a break from the oppressive heat we managed to get a nice long hilly ride up to High Rock via Harp Hill for some.  Lots of team representation today from the National Capital Velo Club (NCVC);Annapolis Bicycle Racing Team (ABRT); Antietam Velo Club (AVC);; Kelley Benefit Strategies (KBS/LSV) and Team Kenda of course:)

Dennis, Matt R., Dwayne, Matt D., Rob, and Corey at the top High Rock
Steve with his ABRT posse
The lovely ladies of ABRT Christine, Amy, Janet, and Sue

Steve and Matt fueling up ... they are eating CORN DOGS and Animal Crackers-made me throw up in my mouth a little just watching them eat the corn dogs!

We had some random punkin' seeds end up next to the barn...now look. I've wanted a punkin' patch forever!
Today is officially Fast Freddies last day as Mr. July in the Washington D.C. Region SCCA Calendar. As he so carefully points out it is very easy to find as it is right in the center of the publication. Can't wait to see what August brings...although he's not short on ideas

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Sad day at "Kelley Acres"

Flyover 9/25/09 - 4/22/10

Died suddenly of unnatural causes in Middletown, MD on the grounds of "Kelley Acres" ...Our Beloved Flyover.

This winter we decided to retire "Kelley Acres" Cross after two fun years. It was a blast. After the first KAX we decided to add a new feature to the course . Trying to decide what to do with the course Rockstar Cyclocx'r Chicken was consulted on a Kelley Acres Ride. She comes up with "ck, you have to make a flyover, nobody has one around here". After a few very important "Kelley Acres" Cross staff meetings that involved a few barn beers and a golf cart and fire, the flyover idea came alive. We knew we were taking a chance changing the course but that's how we roll. Fast Freddie loved the challenge and had a "whatever you want honey bunny" attitude. Making this a reality. Our LBS Wheelbasebikes stepped up as the sponsor. A weeks worth of construction with Fast Freddie and some hard working friends Steve, Ray, and his son, Nathan~ the flyover became reality.

Ok, that's the best I can do for a flyover obit. It really did become an eyesore. Here's what we did last night...




Fast Freddie gave me a ride in the backhoe bucket to start the removal ceremony (we have lots of ceremonies at Kelley Acres)








My view from the bucket

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Just so you know I really was in the bucket

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Leaving the scene
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The funeral procession

The deceased requested a creamation party in the fall.