Tuesday, May 23, 2006

i had a lovely drive down I-70 the past weekend. aren't them some real beauties.

We were headed to the Buena Vista Bike Fest. My husband likes to do 100 mile (century) bicycle rides-- and i like to get the heck out of town! So while i don't pedal a bicycle one darn mile, i do provide the support-- or in bicycle lingo: SAG.

Sagging consists of driving the route along with the bicyclist bringing along water, food, extra clothing and random bicycle tools ( a wee bit of loving encouragement and yummy homemade muffins). While there is some food and water provided at the rest stops of organized events, my crew prefers their own (as in "my system is used to this food and i don't want to eat anything that is unfamiliar and make my tummy hurt" and their own sports drink powder). I take along my knitting (but appartently i don't photograph it.) : the yarn kate dyed for socks and cast on the Pea-Pod sweater from IK. This is Tom and Darell at the end of the ride at McPhlemy Park, B.V. (New Belgium is a sponsor and apprently a tasty beverage after 100 miles in the heat.)

This is the best and now my favorite road sign i've ever seen. Isn't it absolutely charming? See the little duckie that has it's wings out? He's quacking, "hey wait for me!" You know the little song: five little ducks went out to play, over the hills and far away. Mother duck said, 'quack, quack, quack!!!', but only four little ducks came waddleing back!" (maybe you don't, maybe you aren't a preschool teacher!)

And yes, i accidently found the yarn shop in Buena Vista. Really, it was an accident. i went zipping past it, noticed the shop and made a quick turn-around. The shop is BEAUTIFUL!! (and yes, i forgot to take a picture of the inside-- but trust me the goods are in there-- very good indeed!)I spent some time wandering around the store, touching the yarns, but didn't buy anything.


Anne said...

What does SAG stand for? I've done very long relay runs, and most of the time you're doing the same thing, driving along and supplying water, encouragement, and directions. Sounds like you guys make a good team!

Jenifer said...

What fun! I once (actually, three times) rode my bike from Denver to Taos (we called it the "Taos Tour", when I was in HS), and I did a century a few years ago ... though I'll admit no hills were involved. :) I can't wait to get to the yarn store in BV one of these days! See you soon... (...and all of the five little ducks came back!! Thanks for making that song stick!:)

Stacey said...

How did I not know that you have a blog?!! I can't wait to read all the archives. Are you going to Estes this year? If so...a bunch of us are meeting up. I'll let you know the schedule!