Friday, June 24, 2005

It's Andrea's Birthday, but Dennis Takes the Cake

betty birthday cake
Originally uploaded by Jane Milliman.
Last night, the Betties took the Cascade District by storm. The ride was long and gorgeous, and afterward we were treated to some of the finest eats many of us have had in a long time. Oh, yum! Thank you, Andrea, for having a birthday. And a husband who really cooks!

Monday, June 20, 2005

Here's mud in yer eye

All dirty, all the time
Originally uploaded by hitbyabus.
Amy The $6 Million Woman Austin and Paula Dyba from Terry just completed a 24-hour mountain bike marathon. Hey girls...we want the dirt!

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

A pack of Bettys

Click here for a good article on how to ride in a pack.

Pass the butt balm

Originally uploaded by freetoeknee.
It's about ten o'clock in the evening and I'm finishing dinner at a cool Chicago restaurant on West Randolph when all of a sudden I notice a stream of cyclists passing by outside.

They just keep coming and coming...and it dawns on me...Hey! They're all wearing flesh-colored my friend and I run outside for a look...and I'm like, wait a sec...those...aren't...flesh...colored...jerseys...HOLY SHIT!

At this point, one of them stands up on his bike and gives us a full frontal.

Of course, I googled naked chicago bike ride and it turns out it's an annual thing. Worldwide. To protest oil consumption and celebrate the human form and yada yada yada.

Tour de Bar Elvis pales in comparison!

Monday, June 13, 2005

Tour de Torture

Well you all made the right choice about bagging the Tour de Cure - not because it isn't a VERY worthy cause but because the weather SUCKED! The first 20 miles in the rain weren't so bad because it was hot and the rain felt good. Then the sun came out...holy sauna, Batman! Even my eyes were sweating. Then the sun went away...that seemed nice, until the heavens opened up. The last 40 miles were in full-on down pour with the occasional lightning bolt (you know how much I like lightning) for incentive to put the hammer down and get back. The silver lining was I reached a new personal best...5 hours/10 minutes for 100 miles. Man, I hate thunderstorms!

Ski Bettys

Ski Bettys
Originally uploaded by Margarita Betty.

Birthday cheer in the lodge

Kelly and new bike!

Kelly and new bike!
Originally uploaded by Margarita Betty.
Kelly and her new hot Felt bike..with a very cool paint job by Towpath Wrench, Jen!

Ginny and Amy in Carlow, Ireland for the Sliabh Bloom Challenge

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Great ride tonight

Originally uploaded by Jane Milliman.
All the way from the car up to the shop and back down again! Whew! Must admit, I feel fuller than usual tonight. Hmmm....

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

It's my party and I'll ride if I want to

Originally uploaded by hitbyabus.
Andrea's Downtown Betty Ride Birthday Party

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Meet and be ready to ride by 6 p.m. from 69 Cascade Drive, #316 (Click for map.)

RSVP Andrea

20-25 miles~eats & treats at Andrea's afterwards

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Cake ride

Save the date: Thursday, June 23. It's Andrea's birthday and she's invited us all to join her for an urban assault ride from the Cascade District. More details to come!

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Bettys in a parallel universe

Hmmm...check this actual betty group from New Zealand. Maybe we could get them to be our sister bettys and do a ride over there some day...

Tonight just felt like a ride to New Zealand. Lots of head wind and not a lot of endorphins til about mile 15. Thank god they kicked in later on as we gorged ourselves on chicklaki and peanut butter pie at Alladin's.

Special guest star at tonight's ride: Bike Shop Betty, also known as Jenna, the custom paint goddess who tricked out Kelly's new ride in a glittery blue on blue.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

It's a fashion statement

Originally uploaded by Jane Milliman.
For all who have been clamoring for a shot of Ted in purple, voila. You can thank Deb E. She had some other nice shots I'd be happy to share, but for some reason my site will not let me upload them and I've spent too much time trying already! Grrrr! E-mail me if you want them.