Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Trip the dirt fantastic

If you're due for a spinal adjustment, you should check out the new mountain bike trails at Dryer Park in Victor. Rick Williams and Scott Likly are working with the town of Victor and a bunch of hardcore volunteers to carve out trails for dirt lovers only.

Don't let the fact that these are the area's only *legal* trails fool you into thinking you're in for a summer stroll. True, you'll take in some of the most scenic hilltop views this side of Tuscany. And yes, some of the trail names sound like they were lifted from your seven-year-old's xmas list (I-Pod, Ribbon Candy, Ziggy), but trust me. Your ass will be grass after a spin on these bonecrushing dirtlines.

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Gidget 'n' Moondoggie 4 EVA

Originally uploaded by Jane Milliman.
Some of the Betties, along with a couple of good-natured Barneys, made the second annual trek out to see the peonies Saturday. It only rained a little, the gardens were even more gorgeous than we had remembered, and we came home to a feast and a couple of bottles of Prosecco. Fantastic!
Click here to see all the pics!

Thursday, May 26, 2005

tonight's the night!

it's gonna be a beautiful ride tonight! see ya'll at towpath at five thirty-ish. and don't forget your kelly water...

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

hitbyabus redux

Originally uploaded by Jane Milliman.
I'm OK, my bike is OK.
I was hit by a bus this morning. Not only that, but my kid was actually on it.
I was in the bike lane, and the bus was making a right hand turn. The driver didn't see me and I didn't see that her blinker was on.
It really didn't even hurt. And not a scratch on the bike! Whew!

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

betties with talent

ride like a girl
Originally uploaded by hitbyabus.
our very own sherri did this illustration for terry bicycles...it's being featured all over the place...hats, t-shirts, water bottles, stickers, notepads, bike jerseys, and this promo postcard that michele designed. very cool, huh?

Sure looks comfy!

Originally uploaded by Jane Milliman.
Kate's right. The Terry sale was a hair chaotic. So much so that I almost missed this sight. While Kate and Gidget searched frantically for Kate's car keys (no, I did not help), I hung around waiting for this bike's owner to appear. I was convinced he would look just like Goat Boy, with a frizzy beard, and perhaps be wearing a sheepskin cape.
Alas, he did not show.

Why sure, Kate!

Originally uploaded by Jane Milliman.
Come on the Linwood ride and you could win this FABULOUS NEW CAR!!
Well, not really. And it's old. But you might see men in skirts, and you will see some stunning gardens. Oh, I really hope the rain holds off!
Linwood is a beautiful old country estate. It was once the summer home of a Buffalo industrialist whose son got into tree peony hybridizing. If you have read Shirley Jackson's "We Have Always Lived in the Castle" you will be familiar with the vibe.

Sunday, May 22, 2005

we brake for tree peonies

betty tree peony ride '04
Originally uploaded by hitbyabus.
janey is once again leading us on the lynnwood tree peony ride...hey jane, can you fill in the details??

spring flowers

tour de fleur
Originally uploaded by hitbyabus.
from the terry cycling tour a couple of years ago, the "middlebury meander," in the "gently rolling" hills of vermont. yeah, right.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

terry feeding frenzy

jane and gidget and i went to the terry tent sale today. it was AMAZING. hoards of cyclists (including our own TINA...plenty of blisters...and skorts as far as the eye could see! got so distracted, i lost my sunglasses AND my car keys. then tried to pay for my purchases with a starbucks coffee card. (no go.) plus they gave us free "ride like a girl" stickers with sherri's adorable "betty" illustration. um, that IS a betty on there, right sherri? and oh yeah, they also gave us pink bottles for our KELLY WATER.

Friday, May 20, 2005

Please admire my new ride

Originally uploaded by Jane Milliman.
I'm just as excited as can be, I must say.
("It's like being married to Ed Grimley." -- Dean)

ain't no betty afraid of grease

gidget chain tattoo
Originally uploaded by hitbyabus.
a little grease is good for the skin. it lubricates and protects as it makes a fashion statement. and, as ann points out, it's easy to clean off with a little vaseline intensive care and a baby wipe.