Monday, March 30, 2009
It's been a while since our last post. As you can guess, we've been very busy with work, racing and having fun. Saturday was no exception, it was a marathon of fun. check it out!
6:00 wake up
6:30 leave for plainville crit
7:00 Pick up Wild Bill
7:30 the Volvo decides it no longer needs it's power steering belt
9:00 arrive at plainville
10:00 Lynn, WB and I race the 3/4. Average speed, 27mph. Lynn finished in the top 1/2. We were all very psyched for her, we knew she was fast, but this race proved it!
11:00 change up and head back to RI.
11:15 jack up tire pressure so the Volvo is easier to steer
12:30 drop off WB, and visit with Lisa for a few.
1:30 arrive home and walk Lyons and Jay
2:00 Light Lunch and a beer
2:45 nap time (yes we're old)
5:00 wake up, shower again, take care of the boys
7:00 Joe and Jodi pick us up, we show off our new paint and wood floors
7:30 dinner at the oak hill tavern in NK RI
9:30 arrive at the ocean mist
9:45 meet the lead singer and guitar players (Jodi's old friends)
10:00 bands take the stage
12:00 Neutral Nation takes the stage
12:30 Joe and i head to the pit (I'll save this story for another time)
2:30 I walk Jay, Lyons would not wake up.
2:40 off to bed!
Monday, March 9, 2009
Lynn, Wild Bill and I headed off the Plainville spring series crit. We loaded up the ailing Volvo and picked up WB @ 7:00 am, we covered 114 miles in 1.5 hrs,(76 mph average with 3 bikes on the roof,Yes the old wagon can still get it done). We arrived with plenty of time to register and warm up. The skies were clear, with a slight breeze, it felt as if it were 70 degrees out. We all raced in shorts, it felt great! WB was first racing in the 3/4 race, which looked blistering fast. The 3/4 field was about 60 riders deep! Bill put in a solid ride, finishing in the top 1/3.
Lynn and I raced next, I can tell you, racing elbow to elbow with your spouse is a blast! Our field was about half the size of the 3/4 race, there was plenty of room to move around, the race was very smooth and safe. I sat in the top spots for most of the race, taking second in the first prime, but in typical fashion, I blew the finish, ending up in eighth position. Lynn rode very well, in her typical rock solid form, finishing in the top 1/2 of the field.
Today I went out for a long mostly slow solo ride, trying to figure out what went wrong, to no avail. Next week I'll try again, same time same place. Wells ave. on Sunday! Watch this space for updates.
BTW... My '06 Honda CRF150 and Lynn's 04 Kawasaki klx125 are going up on Craig's List and the local trial bike forums soon. If there is any interest please contact us. We will consider trades ,a trip to Moab, a small dirt jumper, an old volvo ,a sweet mtb wheel set or a small DH race bike perhaps?
Monday, March 2, 2009
It's been a while since our last post. Sunday Wild Bill and I were planning on kicking the 09' season off with racing at Bethel, the race was cancelled. No the Volvo has not been repaired yet. It's been too cold and I don't have the spare cash to fix it up. My tax return should cover it. Lynn and I have been riding regularly, loosing a few pounds and limiting our beer, chocolate and frozen yogurt intake. This winter has been tough, frozen water bottles, numb hands and feet. But we've had great company, thanks Bart, Joe S, Joe B, Wild Bill, Fr8te you helped the winter miles roll by with ease.
Sunday, instead of careening around an industrial park in Connecticut, Wild Bill and I decided to treat ourselves to a Big River woods ride. It was a gamble, we had nothing to loose, W.B. had his hard tail mtb (equipped with studs) and I was on my 'cross bike. We both were skeptical, yet we never said a word. Big River was picture perfect, I was too chicken to take my camera, because the odds of me falling off my bike were up around 100%. The trail conditions were perfect, the light snow fall made the trails smooth and tacky. W.B. and I were grinning from ear to ear as we looped around the undulating and flowing trails. After four hours, we dined on olive bread, coffee then a beer or two.
Riding a bike if FUN!