Sunday, April 12, 2009

Big Easter Miles and FUN!

I am an orphan this Easter!! My dad and bro are sunning and funning in FL and Mexico, respectively, and my mom and sister are hanging back in Ohio!! So I am here in WI, and what better thing to do this weekend now that Spring is here but RIDE RIDE RIDE! Its warm, its sunny, and there are lots of people here so let's go!

Rachel and I took the liberty of organizing a fun group of hardcore women to do something long on Saturday. I rounded up the ladies with email, Rachel planned the route out to Blue Mounds (HILLS!)

It was fantastic! We had about 12 women show up, perhaps more, I am not even sure since it was so big you couldn't talk to everyone..Some of us from ISCorp and a large group from MadCityVelo...We even had a UWcycling group that rode part way with us!

First stop was at the coffee/bicycle shop in Cross Plains, notice the cool bike racks below with all of the rides!

Here are some of the ladies, refueling with cookies and scones prior to our next part of the journey!

That's Lia, one of my new riding buddies, and I don't think she knew I was taking her pic! LOL!

The ride was a fantastic 5hr-ish jaunt, filled with good hills, great conversation, and everyone feeling glad they took the afternoon to enjoy the outdoors..Some peeled off early, some did the whole route..but either way it was fun! Today I am heading out for something a bit shorter, then off to my friend Courtney's for some Easter Dinner and relaxing!

Below is a new creation, I just made it for brekky! Pecan Cinnamon Whole grain French toast with mango, blueberries, and raspberries on top! De-Lish!


Angi Axmann said...

That breakfast looks delicious!!! I am glad it is warmer weather for you now. Flag got some snow yesterday, but today was shorts weather...funny:-)
Hope you are doing great and HAPPY EASTER!!!

Eileen Swanson said...

HAPPY EASTER! Yummy breaky ;-))

kerrie said...

i personally couldn't think of a better way to spend easter than on an epic ladie's ride! it really does sound like wisconsin is the place to ride!!!!