Sunday, December 31, 2006

Year End Bike Ride Stats

As you've learned from reading my blog, in addition to learning to knit in 2006, I got back into bike riding. I've been posting my mileage here just for extra motivation. I'm excited with my year end totals! Even better, I'm thrilled with how fit I'm feeling and I've lost weight too, so I can knit smaller sizes and finish projects faster in 2007 :-)

The chart starts on July 25th, when we got the new bikes.

Month...Days biked/Available days...Total Miles
August..... 19/31.....250.83

Thank you for your encouraging comments on my biking this year.

Happy New Year!!!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Cyclocross Nationals

J and I watched our second cyclocross race on Saturday. It was the Nationals, so it was fast and thrilling!

The elite men get off to a fast start on the pavement:

Dismounting and carrying the bikes up the stairs:

Spectators cheered and rang cowbells:

This guy's fork broke. You can see Things Going Wrong here as the front wheel separates from the bike and the distance between the wheel and down tube widens. It looks like he's starting to unclip his right foot too:

The weather was gorgeous and we had wonderful company as Debby and C drove over to watch it with us!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Visit and Update

Saturday, J and I had a fun day trip to Connecticut to visit with Debby and C. We watched a cyclocross race, biked a rail trail together and had dinner out in Middletown after a couple of stops at bike shops. Check out Debby's site for pics of the racing. I haven't been able to get thoughts of cyclocross out of my head since watching it. I think I'm going to have to try it someday! J and I are getting road bikes in the new year, then perhaps, we will save up for cyclocross bikes!

The weather has been fabulous for December, yesterday was in the 50's! I got out for a 54 mile ride and J did 27 miles when he got out of work.

I have one more knitted Christmas present to seam up and then I will be done. I hope to mail a lot of packages this weekend and finally get my tree up!

I hope you are all having a fun, festive holiday season. J and I will be attending a party tonight which will really get me in the mood! In fact, I'm typing this post rather carefully as I'm drying my nail polish at the same time!

Oh, the sale at Sakonnet Purls is in December this year, so I will be stopping there soon!