Sunday, February 24, 2008

Ti Don Sighting?

Trying to escape the "sick house" this morning I headed down to the local shop ride at Wheelbase. I couldn't believe my eyes when this guy who rolled out with us had an amazing resemblance to a guy who has been missing from the local peloton for months. I could not believe this guy was impersonating our very own Ti Don. Look at the picture. It's striking. I knew it wasn't him after 2hrs. and no complaints.
Check out Jimmie the bike shop cat. Jimmie's a real personality. Maybe because he doesn't have a tail.
Maybe we can hook Jimmie up with our cat, Shasta. She's 15yrs. old, maybe a little mature for Jimmie and his shop lifestyle.
Maybe not.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Winter Dieting

With a decrease in activity around Kelley Acres in the winter we are always trying to watch our waist line. Being a cyclist and car racer every lb. matters. We have been trying to cut back on our dinner menu. For instance, Chef Kelley (Fred, of course) made this lovely vegatable medly of corn and spinach for dinner on Tuesday night. Yum!

There really is no substitute for weight loss than a good case of the flu. Poor guy got hit hard. But he's lost about 10lbs. in 4 days. I'm jealous.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

I LOVE this man!

Living in the boonies we have to get creative with our winter activities. Cycling for me and a new found source of grown man entertainment for my hubby, Karting.

You can only imagine what a charmer he is to share these pictures of his latest adventure. He spent the day in Sterling, VA at Allsports Grand Prix where the National Capital Chapter BMW Car Club of America sponsors a karting league. Evidently he was causing alot of confusion amongst the regular karters who take this activity very seriously. There seems to be an inverse relationship between how much they like him and how fast he goes.

Fred in his canary yellow outfit. (sorry honey, I mean driving suit)

Fred with Larry sporting his royal blue driving suit before the races.

Fred just prior to punting the guy with flack jacket off to take the lead.

Going for FTD (fastest time of the day)....AGAIN!!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Kelley Acres Ride

Riding bicycles from Kelley Acres during the winter months has become quite a tradition. Beginning 8 years ago Fred would lead the National Capital Velo Club (NCVC) elite riders (Jay Moglia, Zach Browne and crew) for 4-5hr. epic adventures. This ride has evolved to include a fantastic group of local riders , as well as riders from all over the Mid Atlantic Region.

A group of us left Kelley Acres today for a beautiful but crisp (26deg.!) 3.5 hr ride in western Frederick County through Harper's Ferry, Sharpsburg and Antietam Battlefield.

It was really cold when we stopped to refuel!

Mechanical number one~ Lorena's cable broke. Paul managed to get her back on the road with one big gear.

The ladies had time to enjoy this stylish feature of the cutest winter riding jacket ever!

We used to have one of these. It's an International 1800 Loadstar with a Cummins 232 deisel with a 10sp tranny. Ours was brown on brown. It came in handy to pick up mulch.

Mechanical number two - Jen flatted and Bill came to the rescue.


A few things we learned on our adventure:

Ray is in really good shape!

Lorena gets a studette award for finishing the hilliest part of the ride with one big gear.

Sometimes when Lumpy backs his bike up there is a beeping sound.

Until next time....