This one's for Jdub...
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
There was a nice turnout of 15-20 riders for a blustery Tuesday at the Worlds. We had a contingent from the new local team Battlefield Velo proudly displaying their new, hot off the press, team jerseys. I see potential for team work heating up the sprint and hump points competition. Lumpy was riding in shorts trying to show off his secret AZ training tan but his goose bumps were too big. We had a special guest appearance by Bronson sporting his Dr. Suess striped wool jersey. Poor Ray Train has yet to join us, get better soon!
Now on to our featured rider...
This week it's T-man. He really rides for Antietam Velo Club . This is his retro NCVC kit. T-man is a Pisces and loves the color blue. He thinks he was a poodle in a former life. His favorite song from the 70's is American Pie by Don McLean. We can't close this out without a picture of his new ride a Giant TCR~just over 16lbs. Until next time....
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Sunday, March 23, 2008
Bellie at the top of High Rock
I suspect Bellie is a great poker player. She was flying up the hills picking off riders left and right while claiming to be very concerned about whether or not she could even finish the ride. Love that stuff! We will be racing together this year for HPC powered by Altarum and I am so looking forward to it. Great job today.
Despite a few agressive driver incidents (can you believe it~on Easter Sunday!), and getting reprimanded at the military booth on the 1mi. bonus climb at the top of High Rock we had a great 4.5 hrs on the bike this beautiful day.
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Friday, March 21, 2008
It was a good Friday. Weather conditions were calm and the sun was setting when Neighbor Steve called and said "It's time". I knew exactly what he meant.
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Sunday, March 16, 2008
The Kelley Acres rides are winding down as the racing season approaches. We never know who is going to show up this time of year. Most of the out of town regulars were out testing their legs at an early season race.
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Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Hello sports fans and blog stalkers, last night was the beginning of our Tuesday Night Worlds. I know they are probably in every town, but our group adds alot of character to this blessed event. For those of you reading that aren't cyclists, what happens is a bunch of people show up at a local elementary school with their bicycles and roll out for a few hours with the goal of trying to rip each other's legs off. There is a so called warm up lap that usually ends up with someone riding off the front and then looking back casually to make sure they got everyone's attention. It's o.k. though they end up paying for it later. This ride is basically the opposite of the Kelley Acres ride with alot of anaerobic activity and no conversation. Serious stuff!
Just to add a little flavor to our unique group, I've decided to post a featured rider each week.
This week's featured rider is Lumpy. He's a Gemini, drives a Prius, loves his Members Only rain jacket, and carries a level (see above) with him for emergency bike fits. Lumpy excels at descending and going really fast at the end of races when it matters. I wonder what else is in Lumpy's trunk.
All for now...
Posted by K-country at 5:30 PM
Sunday, March 9, 2008
With the time change this weekend the Kelley Acres ride moved a little later to 10a.m. I was a little scared when I woke up to the temperature at 25deg. and the winds blowing 20-30mph.
At 9:45a.m. no one had arrived for the ride and I was getting a little excited. I'm excited because I may be going on a hike instead. Then at 9:46 a.m. 3 cars roll down the driveway w/ bikes on top. Then 2 by 2 the cars kept rolling in. All of 16 people show up. Are these crazy people? No they are just my crazy riding friends. And they want to ride. I HAVE to ride.
Paul manage to eat one of his three Egg McMuffins while we waited.
Goat shows off the back of her Kitty Kit.
Post ride Mac and Cheese prepared by Chef Kelley
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Thursday, March 6, 2008
This is Neighbor Steve's Truck
We are working on the "Pumpkin Project" AND I am a little bit of a pyrow (I spelled it that way because I just start blogging and I am afraid some crazy might get on the blog because I spelled it correctly). Anywho, Stay tuned for more on the "Pumpkin Project"...
Posted by K-country at 6:58 PM
Sunday, March 2, 2008
An opportunity came my way in the last week to race with a group of women that I have been friends with but we never had a chance to race together on the same team, until now.
This is very exciting yet difficult because I had a tons of fun racing with Team Kenda Tire last year. Janelle, Marni, and I had a blast especially in the 40+ races this year. We had a great chemistry that I will miss. All my former teammates have been fantastic and are very supportive of my decision to change. We will still see alot of each other only in different jerseys.
Now on to the new stuff. The team I'll be racing for is HPC Powered by Altarum.
Check back later for more on the HPC Powered by Altarum girls.
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Saturday, March 1, 2008
We rolled out for another ride this bright and sunny morning but the cold and wind were the challenge of the day. We stopped on Main Street in Boonsboro, MD to check out the scene of a huge fire last week. The property is owned by best selling author, Nora Roberts . She and her husband were renovating the former inn as a bed and breakfast.
All that remained was barely a shell of the outside walls. Below you can see that the fire melted the siding on the property across the street. This is Heidi's friend George checking out Kate's new bike (we think)
And this is Heidi...
Once again this guy shows up to ride looking like Ti Don. Same outfit as last week on the Wheelbase Bike Shop ride, face all covered up, non descript clothing. After about the 3rd of our 4 hour ride we stopped at Sheetz, this guy rips off his head gear and ran in, grabs this delicious Hostess Fruit Pie. (450calories, 40g fat) ...it appears to be apple. The kicker of this, it IS Ti Don. He IS back. He couldn't keep his face hidden any longer.
Once he realized his cover was blown the "whining" began. "I'm so tired", "I blowing up", "How much longer", "Which ridge are we climbing to get back?" Watch out people...He's back!!
It turned out to be a pretty nice day despite the early morning elements. Chef Kelley had the crock pot full of chili ready for our return.
Get well soon Lumpy!!
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