Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Eat at Black Cat!

If you're ever in Boone, NC you HAVE to eat at

It's where my new favorite socks came from

This is Megan, owner of Black Cat who hooked me up with the socks. She's pretty much famous and may end up as Mayor of Boone!

Eric and Megan visting from Boone at Kelley Acres Cross~the woman can drive a Mule
Beth (also from Boone) and Megan on a stop over headed to NJ for a cross race

Next update...the latest challenge....thanks to Ms. Black Cat!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Kelley Acres Ride Gone Wild!

A nice stiff wind, cloudy skies, and wet roads greeted the riders for the last Kelley Acres Ride of 2008!

This was the start of an interesting finish. Lumpy got the first flat of the day. Not sure how his hands and knees ended up like this.

Christine decided to take advantage of the pause in action for a nature break and a HOT pose on the eve of her category changing birthday! This is right before she stepped in poop and had to clean her cleats with Steve's water. Not so hot but funny.
While the guys operated on Lumpy's flat tire the three 40+ ladies decided to roll back the last 10 miles slowly and let the boyz try to catch up. It was so so sad for Lumpy, Jimbo, Franklin, Scotty and Steve to see the ladies rolling in ahead of them on the home stretch to KA. They muttered something about 3 more flats, etc. Hmmm~5 of them boyz, 3 of us 40+ ladies...yeah I know, very sad to be blogging about this....whatever, it was good fun.
AND the chase kept Lumpy from posing for a picture inside the manger scene at the church in Wolfsville. We spent the rest of the ride thinking of how to explain why we would have been taking pictures of a grown man in lyca inside a manger.

Next up...Kelley Acres New Year's Day Ride...

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I Rode It...

Well actually I "Rowed" it....200,420m in 16hrs. and 8min. to complete the Concept2 Holiday Rowing Challenge... These are the weekly stats

Concept 2 donated $.02 to a selection of charities. I contributed $6.02 to The Nature Conservancy.

Off to enjoy a Fast Freddie's Fab Christmas Eve dinner with good friends.

Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Season's Greetings

With the challenging weather lately is seems like weeks ago that we were able to sneak in another Kelley Acres ride. Check out the blue skies and no wind. That didn't last long.

Not to be outdone by Judy, Ray Train broke out the elf gear to get everyone in the holiday spirit.

This is what most of us saw the whole day

A special appearance by Janet ~Happy 40th Birthday!
Check back for a Concept 2 Holiday Challenge Rowing update......

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Judy, Judy,Judy

Local Frederick strongman Ray Train loves to ride his bike. A few of us wondered what his better half, Judy has been up to while he has been hanging out at the "Kelley Acres" Speed Shop

Judy is holding up the family toughness being the "Caboose Elf"

Judy and her buddies recently took on the local Jingle Bell 5k.
Looks like Santa is getting the full program.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Only rowing no riding...

It's always hard not send out the "Kelley Acres" Ride email. Once this (above) happened it was a no brainer. The roads were a mess with tons of accidents and our driveway was a sheet of crunchy frozen snow.
With the unfortunate weather cancelling the KA ride the last two weeks, I was able to log in meters towards the Concept2 Holiday Rowing Challenge. The goal was to average 10k a day for the first 10 days. I am happy to report I have rowed 116,298meters in 9:22:52 in 11 days. The hardest part of this challenge (not counting the external factors like having a life) is getting through the 80-120k. Fortunately the C2 webside offers up a nice selection of intervals for cyclists that are using the rower for cross training. It certainly has helped with this unseasonably early winter!
Let's hope the holiday schedule let's me finish this off. I want that "C2 Holiday Challenge" pin damn it! Wish me luck....

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Anna gets Press!

Neil Sandler of Spokes Magazine dropped by Kelley Acres today to drop off a few copies of the magazine. He did a nice story on "Kelley Acres" Speed Shop.
On the front cover is our very own Anna with her big ol' smile doing what she loves to do! This girl knows how to get some here and here and here
Anna~ it's always nice to see your smiling face...when's your next gig?