Monday, October 17, 2011

Rosco makes Wookie sounds...

When Rosco yawns or REALLY wants your attention, he lets out an awesome sound just like a baby Wookie! Too bad he gets camera shy though.... I had to set the camera on the floor and it luckily caught this lil glimpse before the disk filled up..

In love with my lil puppy,
Kristy Kreme

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Three wonderful years and a great start to a new season

Jay and I just had the wonderful pleasure of celebrating three awesome years as husband and wife. As we've done for the last three years, we attended the Theodore Wirth Cyclocross race on an unseasonably warm day. Temps in the 80's and a cloudless sky pulled the sweat to the skin's surface as we anxiously awaited our first cross races of the year.

All of my rhythm, I failed to warm up for my race and lined up at the back of the pack come start time. The race went straight up a hill to begin with and I rode a mellow pace to avoid blowing all to hell in the first 30 seconds of the race. For the first two laps, my legs and lungs screamed at me as I suffered in last place out of some 15-20 riders.
Three laps in and the ole legs finally woke up and it was Game On. I started eating up riders as I sailed through the trails and over the barriers. Lap after lap, I moved up and Jay cheered wildly from the edge of the course. Being my first 'cross race of the year, I made him swear never to mention what place I was in or to say I needed to move up.

I kept on the gas and attacked every rider I could find all the way to the finish. As I collapsed from heat and exhaustion just 10 feet after the finish, I was astonished when Jay said I'd moved myself up to 6th overall! Bitch, please!!!!! I wound up taking 3rd in the 3's and had NO IDEA! It was the most insane finish to a hot and dusty race.

Jay didn't fail to live up to our marital glory and killed it in his race too! The mountain-biker-friendly course was perfect for him to flex his cyclocross muscles early in the season. He was bombing the technical downhills and railing across the flats and trails. After all these years, he's a natural and no lack of training in the last couple of weeks was noticed. Flawless..

It was pretty awesome to watch my hubby pull off a third place finish... 3 happy years together, both of us taking 3rd place! Ah, that's love! There was lots of celebrating, rest, and recovery after such hard efforts, but the utter joy made it all worthwhile.

Starting to catch the Cyclocross fever,
Kristy Kreme

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Scamp-venture 22: LaCrosse Cool Down

Last weekend Jay and I decided to keep the racin' numbers tucked away and head south to Scamp in Devin's driveway and lay low for the weekend. Still tired from Chequamegon and still black n' blue from St. Cloud, we left the mtn. bikes at home and packed up our beloved BMC road bikes for some leisurely road rides in the hills and ridges north of LaCrosse, WI.

The weather was cool and accented the beautiful fall colors as we headed out for a sweet road ride. After a very long mountain bike season, it was great to spend a couple hours on the bike just enjoying the scenery and gorgeous weather.

Jay, Me and Pip
Devin and Jay
Me and Jay

After our ride, we basked in the sun as we threw back a couple beers in the driveway and played with the puppy. Come Sunday morning, me, Jay and Devin got in another ride as the poor Pip had to work. It was a little shorter, but the perfect wind-down to another great weekend with our friends.

Thanks to D&A for letting us Scamp in your driveway and hang with you all weekend. And thanks to my hubby for always being down for a good time.

Kristy Kreme