Monday, July 24, 2006

Betty does RAGBRAI!

let's hear it for ann, who decided last week to participate in RAGBRAI, the 500-mile bike ride across iowa that's going on right this very minute. ann, shown here with rochester photographer and RAGBRAI veteran john myers and his daughter nicole, arrived at the start of the ride on sunday. RAGBRAI ends with a tire dip in the misssissippi river in muscatine, iowa, on sunday. stay tuned for more postcards from ann!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

It just never gets old

Originally uploaded by Jane Milliman.
This is the third year in a row I've taken this same shot, and I think Kate & Gidget just get cuter, don't you? The Linwood ride was a great success—much better weather than last year. Thanks to all who came, and to all who brought treats! Lots more pix at my flickr space:

Saturday, May 20, 2006

A great ride for a great cause

Originally uploaded by Jane Milliman.
Here were are on Saturday, at the Ride for Missing Children: Lindy, whom we've recruited for Thursday nights, Anne, Michele, and me. It was kind of chilly, but it didn't rain! I've never ridden an organized benefit before, but according to the more experienced among us, riders aren't usually treated like royalty. We sure were. At every stop, there were hundreds of screaming, cheering kids wanting to slap us five (try doing this, on bike, clipped in, at about .5 MPH—someone's bound to topple). There was also a LOT of food. I'm sure I ate more than I burned...

Anyway, we really want all of the Bettys who can make it to join us next year. We promise you won't be disappointed. It's a very doable pace—about 14 MPH, and it felt like 50 miles, maybe, not 100!

Friday, April 21, 2006

Friday, April 14, 2006

Little Betty

I couldn't make Opening Night last night, because my kid here was throwing herself a little fancy-dress Easter party. As I was taking pictures of her in her pretty pink frock, I noticed something.

A chain ring tattoo.

I'm so proud.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

warm up for betty season '06!

it's never too early to start getting in shape for the 2006 betty season! jane and ginny have come up with two great ways to help us do it.

spinning at towpath bike. thanks to ginny, this has been happening every thursday pretty much all winter long. this reporter has yet to attend, but she's heard that ginny kicks ASS. scott at towpath has been nice enough to set aside an area of the shop with trainers and motivational videos (hmmmm, what could those be i wonder?). spinning starts at 7:30, but ginny advises everyone to get there early to set up your bike.

fundraiser century. play hooky, break in your bike legs and feel good--all at the same time. (well, at least until the next day.) jane invites all bettys to participate in a century ride to benefit the center for missing and exploited children on friday, may 19. details and registration here.

and here's another upcoming event you might like to check out:

Genesee Waterways Center presents: Biking Across the United States: the Challenges of a Legally Blind Person. In 2001, Jarret Lobb, who is legally blind, pedaled 2984 miles from Seattle to Rochester, in just 39 days on a tandem bike. Come hear Jarret explain how this trek was accomplished, the many lessons learned and his adventures along the way.

Location: Genesee Waterways Center, 149 Elmwood Ave, in Genesee Valley Parkjust south of the city ice rink. Date: March 22Time: 7 p.m. Cost: $5/person, children under 12 free. Seating limited, reservations appreciated. Call 328-3960 for info.

as always, if you have any other news to share, please feel free to post it. not yet a contributor on the betty blog? just send an email to me or comment here and i'll send you an email to get you set up and posting in no time!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

what betties do when they can't bike

considering the temperature today is an unbelievable 50 degrees, there is little excuse for not biking...except for the fact that seven of us are headed to ski camp next week! the above is a picture of the woman we will be skiing with. or maybe i should say trying to keep up with. stay tuned for the report from grand targhee!