Sunday, September 07, 2008

Blue Ridge Challenge Photos, Video, and Obscure Song References

Finally, photos (and more!) from Labor Day's ride.

Me, somewhere between Marshall and Bluemont, Virginia. It's breathtakingly beautiful! You can see some small hill in the background.

S. is a real country girl! She loves crickets! And horses!

Blue Ridge Challenge Ride from jeanne mccann on Vimeo.

S. and I had stopped at the general store, around mile 23, just before the start of the first Big Hill, when J. came flying back from riding with the Big Kids. S. and I were pondering whether to carry on or turn back.

Here's the translation. Man I talk too fast. But I think you'll get the gist.

J: Do you want to hear everything?

Me: Pleaasssssssse! Cuz we're about ready to try it!

Discussion... "blah blah blah LOWEST GEAR."

S: Wait a minute, you have a triple. I have a double. There is no more "lowest gear."

Me: Yeah, she has a DOUBLE.


Me: [Self-explanatory]

Me: So, you want to do it again?

J: No.

He was sooo kidding. He totally wanted to do it again.

And here we are at the top!

Me and J. Look! J. rode up that hill while CARRYING S's HEAD!

After a heart-attack ride back down, here we are at the Bluemont, Virginia, General Store, refueling.
S.: What the heck is in here?

Popsicles, icicles, chicken wings and lots of water. These are a few of the things we love.*

Who can turn the world on with her smile? Who can take a nothing day and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?? S. That's who!**

See the rest of our fantastic photos here.

*Name that tune and win an exciting prize.

**OK, this one is too easy.


21stCenturyMom said...

MTM! What do I win?

Nice pics!

zandria said...

That is some nice scenery, for sure! Perfect for biking, I bet. :)

LBTEPA said...

What gorgeous weather and scenery - and your figure! *wolf-whistles*

Anne said...

I didn't think you talked too fast. Another vimeo user...I'm gonna have to check that out. Great photos!

Runner Susan said...

Jeanne, you are looking awesome . . . maybe I should pursue this cycling thing . . . maybe?

Juls said...

You make it look and sound fun. I might have to dust off my bike.

Also, I agree with 21CM; you look great.

21stCenturyMom said...

The Murmaids is the answer to the other question.

What do I win??

Susan said...

I wish I was "allowed" to ride right now.

peter said...

Who's biking down the streets of the city
Smilin' at everybody she sees
Who's reachin' out to capture a moment
Everyone knows it's S

Name That tune. No it's not Kool and the Gang.

You discussing sprockets, I guess, you know, the double triple thing, sounds like what I hear when I'm in a Starbucks. None of it makes any sense.

Looks like it was a nice Labor Day. Saturday morning I rode my SmartBike, which I picked up at Foggy Bottom during a run, around Roosevelt Island just before the big monsoon started. It was fun. I took it back in the bed of my pickup when I drove in to work from there for a few hours, dropping it off at Judiciary Square.

ShirleyPerly said...

Love the pics!

OK, I gotta ask ... how tall are you? You and J both look a lot taller than S. But I don't want to assume that she's short because that would mean that I'm short because I am often like she is in photos with my husband and my step daughter. OTOH, I have been called short ...

SuperSnail said...

I'm short.

ALMOST but not quite 5 feet tall.
Jeanne, can I reblog your post?
You captured the fun of the day so well, I simply cannot do it as much justice as you have.

Rae said...

Love the pics!!!! You guys are so cute together. I just love your short friend. I'd love to talk to her about how terrible it is to buy pants when you're this short.

Just12Finish said...

That looked like a grand ole fun time ... except for the biking part!