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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sometimes you have to learn to adapt....

by digging deep into the reserves while racing or riding your bicycle. Or trying to relax while in the hurt box. Other times it's reaching deep within yourself to get the motiviation to go on a training ride while it's way too cold and the roads suck. AND sometimes if you dig deep enough in your car, you can find replacement gear if you leave your tights at home. Being resourceful is a great quality for a rider.

Please note that Don is NOT modeling the
If you show up to go on a training ride an there's a guy dressed like this(above). What would you do? How adaptable are you? How bad do you want to train? Are you willing to ride with this person? He can't really ride, can he? Are you willing to risk getting your legs ripped off? You're thinking something is not right, are you willing to ADAPT to the situation and ride? Fortunately, I was not involved with this situation but it got me thinking. What would I do?
Heck, I'd probably ride. We live in an area that has stuff like this (below). No one would really know me with all the winter gear. Maybe they would think I'm doing a good deed for someone special.

Franklin showing some post holiday spirit with the blow up snow man

My bike and I made it outside for a couple hours this a.m. It was wierd but fantastic to breath some fresh air and feel the road again.
Franklin and Scott gave me a tour of the Hagerstown area.

Fast Freddie told me about this website . I thought it was pretty funny. Enjoy.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Blizzard No. 2

Wish I was this guy- cruising downtown
It's cold at Kelley AcresAnd windy

Downtown Frederick trucking out snow
Belle could barely see over the snow

The laundry hamper next to the Pale Ale box was much more exciting

Monday, February 8, 2010

No bikes going down this driveway

We haven't been able to get a bike out of the "Kelley Acres" driveway all winter.
Fast Freddie was showing off his driving skills taking one of his projects for a little spin post blizzard!

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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Silliness

This post is about quantity not quality. You know, junk miles. It's all I got. Lots of pictures(bad ones) and a bad video.

Morning shot of Snowmageddon 2010

About a 4ft snow drift - first few big steps were fun then it got really annoying

Shelby was a little freaked by the snow drift near her dog house but happy to see me

A couple of crazies showed up for a Speed Shop session and decided to just run the ol' pick me up truck into the snow to park! Where you from?
Fred thought it was proper form to snow blow around Matt's truck

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Matt trying to leave Kelley Acres

The flyover is STILL available- did a couple sled runs but needed some grooming

Absolutely beautiful ending to Snowmageddon 2010