Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

Our little drummer boy bringing in the New Year. It also wouldn't be the same without Bettina's Danish tradition of Dinner for One. I think you should have a few drinks to truly enjoy It!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas

We took Lucas to see Santa at Santa's Magical Kingdom. This place was pretty incredible.
We have attended the Bethany Lutheran Church in Webster Groves the last couple of years. The Danish club host its Christmas party here every year and outside of our house its the closest Bettina gets to a Danish Christmas. The church has a nice atmosphere with a strong Danish background. We always have family over for Christmas Eve for a nice dinner and man do Jeg elsker Danske mad!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

What do I got.

So it started out like this, I got a single speed at the beginning of the month. The perfect thing about a single speed is you don't have to do anything but ride it. I took the single speed to the chubb for a nice triple in 20 degree weather. 37 miles later and I realized why people love riding single speeds. For myself I love riding because its pretty much the only time I can relax and only think about one thing instead of twenty different things. Riding a single speed makes riding bikes that much easier. The next weekend I was wanting to see how the single speed would treat me at Berryman. Things started off great I got there just before the sun came up and actually used the stella 200 for the first couple of miles. The first loop went good and only having one gear didn't hurt to bad at least not as bad as chubb. The second loop went really good, I actually finished faster than I did the first loop. With the Berryman being about 23 miles for the loop it was kind of weird not seeing one other person on the trail the whole time and that is kind of a shame for this great trail.

Yesterday was cool getting back to the Big ride with Jim, well kind of anyway. With all of the riding that I have gotten in this month I was pretty much ready for a break. In Jim's mind that doesn't exist and with him having his brand new Scott addict he was ready to ride. So of course i was buying into it! I could go into detail about how bad this ride hurt and how the road was eating our bikes with every peddle stroke or at one point climbing a hill at 85 miles when I heard my bike telling me I was embarrassing it and could I please give it to somebody that knows how to ride! does your bike ever talk to you! Lucky for me Jim was feeling as bad as me so I wasn't holding him up to much. As bad as this ride was it still got my brain were it needed to be by the time it was done. So within the last 4 weeks I managed to do the Trifecta, tripple chubb, Double Berryman and two Big rides along with the usual during the week stuff. So I guess when I ask myself what do I got, I got nothing.