Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Great Balls of Weekend!

3 day weekend? Sadly over.  And not without it's challenges. All things considered it was a helluva fabulous weekend and I had the most wonderful, relaxing, restorative time!!!!!!!!

Not one stitch knit, quilted, puttered, painted or otherwise performed.

But that is okay because the top of the list on didn't happen was WORK. Y'all know, I work from home, I'm absolutely GLUED to my computer, I never stop and never get away. I actually went for 36 hours before even turning on the comp---- and I could have gone the whole time but, well you know.

I was in renewal mode and continue to be. Last week I'd been riding my bike (finally, the rain stopped)--- and had gone for two rides. On the trail (paved and two laned and hardly a REAL trail dontchaknow)----and had logged 4 miles. For a non bike rider, that was pretty good! On day 3, 6 feet into the ride, my rear tire blew out the little retro whitewall, the tube followed shortly thereafter. Ride over. Took back the bike and long story short after 18 hours, have a new bike. LOVE this new one, cute as cherry pie!!!

Toldja, cute!

It was more than likely designed for a slightly younger girl, I give you evidence a:

however, I'm working on letting my young girl OUT this summer and Lucy is perfect!

This is the little design on the back of the seat. I have to show it to you now because it is usually hidden under my butt when I ride. (hee).

The new bike rides "harder" which translates to a firmer pedal, but it coasts better and going up hills is far, far easier as it is geared better. And the new wicker basket? A thing of beauty that makes me smile.

Last night's ride was my first with the new bike, Lucy. Lucy was fabulous and although it was HOT, we had a great ride. I rode the last half of the trail that goes through Grant's Farm. If you know anything about it, that is where the Budweiser Clydesdales hang out and party. They're gorgeous and so much fun to watch.

The thing that got me was the sign that said that the horses may bite, the fence was electric and not to feed the Clydesdales. I don't know about you but it makes 'em sound like prissyass prima donnas. Which I understand completely.  :)

They are gorgeous animals and live in pretty swell digs!

A gorgeous barn, but then again, everything around the farm is spectacular. Have you toured the brewery? It's one of my favorite stops in STL! If you're in town, or up for a visit to the farm or the brewery (free samples at the end of the tour, need I say more?) holler up and we'll go!

More of the horses:

Someone must have called them in for the evening because just as I was leaving, they took off, running single file across the meadow with manes and tails flying. Gorgeous.

And here we are at Tuesday. I'm trying like mad to get "ahead" for the week as it means I might squeeze in some time to knit, time to hang with friends and if I'm very lucky time to ride just a few more miles. I'm up to 6 miles and my next ride will be 8.

Have a fabulous post holiday week, hope things are great on your side of the screen!

1 comment:

Mereknits said...

Tina, love,love, love,the new bike. I felt like a little kid when I got my new bike, totally excited!!!!! I am so happy the little girl in you is screaming with excitement!
Happy riding,