Thursday, October 26, 2006

super cold early A.M. ride

i'm not sure how i got talked into doing this ride but i ventured out before sunlight to make the ride time. i was told the train leaves at 8am so i had to leave the house by 7:30. i woke up to a still dark morning. a flat tire greeted me in the garage. i had no gas and morning rush hour was in full effect. i finally got on the road but had forgotten my front wheel. so far things are not going well. i finally reached the destination and we cloaked up for the a.m. freeze. i didn't even know it but our destination for the day was the local orchard.

upon are arrival we needed immediate warmth. we headed directly to the fireplace to thaw out.

gaizing around our new accomidations i found that the local orchard people use an advanced piece of insect extermination. it was a beautiful touch to the small room. i'm thinking of putting a few of these in my kitchen.

once we became partially de thawed it was time for some cider. i had my mind on coffee but the cider added to the experience.

it was no problem with me that the orchard people made fresh doghnuts and fed them to passing cyclists as they walked in like aliens still in their shoes and half sain from the cold. the sugar was good.

i mean if you didn't eat one of these you were missing out on your daily intake of 4000 calories.

rachel had different ideas and found herself in the candy room and going right for the cooling rack of sugar. we had to eventually pull her off the fudge trays.

all in all it was a great training ride even though i got dropped coming back in. a 2 1/2 hour ride is perfect for the weekend preperation. i'm looking forward to spinning around at vets park.


Blogger rachel said...

It's those "Super-Cold A.M. Rides" that separate the Men from the boys.

3:20 PM  
Blogger rachel said...

Oh yeah, and the Women from the girls. Obviously, it looks like I'm a WOMAN! Ha!

3:21 PM  
Blogger DCAMERON said...

I think Jay is just a boy.

8:51 PM  
Blogger Echelon said...

let me just tell you that one person on the ride almost had to get a car ride back, and it wasn't me!

10:07 PM  
Blogger DCAMERON said...


10:21 PM  
Blogger rachel said...

Let me tell YOU that one person got dropped, and it wasn't me.

6:25 PM  

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