Sunday, January 29, 2012

Tentative Bike Ride this Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012-Moved to Sunday 2/5/12 at 2

Our crew yesterday with two new members of the BBC,
Johnny and Beverly Edwards of Wynne.  So it's Neall, Johnny,
Beverly, Kyle, Jimmy, Becca, Beth, me, Jackie, Kara, Martin and
Ashley...burr it was a breezy ride but I think everyone dressed
appropriately and had water and all on board!

I just had to get a pic of Kara's shoes...this is her Garneau shoe
covers that kept her warm.  We stopped at the Colt Exxon and
she had to use the facilities and the cashier asked her where she
got her shoes at...Kara replied, "huh, you wanna know where
these came from...?" Duh...we all cracked up because they do
make her feet look like Duck feet....:)

Kyle commented at church today that his one gear Schwinn bike
gave a great workout on our 20 mile, rolling hills, bike ride.
What's the name of this bike Kyle?
Saturday, February 4, 2012

It is to rain today at 2:30 so we've changed the bike ride to Sunday at 2 with plans to watch the Super Bowl at Kara's at least until half time (since it is a school night).  Kara's sharing her BBQ Boston Butt, I'm making Stan's famous broccoli salad and Kara's making a dessert.  I think the boys are going to try and go on a long run at 2:30 today if it's not raining.

Road bike tomorrow at 2 from Kara's, see ya'll then!  -Keeli
Fire up for Ashley King, sorry I didn't get her all the way in
this photo, but she's sporting her NEW Dolce Specailized bike
with those red handle bars....we all just loved this bike...I'm
kinda jealous since my Dolce is gray and 5 years old now....

How fun is it that Becca has had her trouble maker hound
that she adopted from me 5 years ago go to her forever home.
She got a text on the bike ride that Ollie had left with her adopter
(I didn't have the heart to tell her that I gave her number out to
three people this week that might adopt Ollie) but this home
is to a fabulous local family.  We'll have to check back on Larry's
status next time since he's now king of his roost.  And we'll
have to check on Ollie to see how her transition is going. It
was amazing that her new home drove by during our break time
near Village Creek....pretty neat I'd say!

Alrighty Chloe....she had Kelly Glover over for a sleep over
and these two stayed up till Midnight chatting, I had to do
a "Get to bed girls" several times until they actually did it...
but we all made it to church on time and that's what matters!
Sunday, January 29, 2012

A giant thanks goes to Neall and Becca for hosting yesterday's 20 mile bike ride!  They not only provided a sitter but also LENNY'S!!!  Yes, Lenny's was delivered to Wynne by employees from its Forrest City store and it was fabulous after the cold and windy bike ride.  Ya'll know I hate to brag but I brought champagne to toast Neall and Becca after receiving the Cross County Chamber of Commerce's Volunteers of the Year award, and it was sooo good!  Neall and Becca, immediately returned to their hometown of Wynne to open Dental and Optometry practices, respectively, right after graduating.  Then taking on as chairmen of our 30 year old festival, Farmfest, for three, yes 3 years, and employing 24 plus employees combined as well as raising a family with Sol, 5 years, and Rose, almost 3 years, while chairing many committees and serving on many like the Wynne Economic Development Corporation, Cross County Chamber of Commerce, Cross County Arts Council, Midsouth Kids Triathlon and Midsouth Kids Marathon committees, church and many more things in our precious county, it seemed like the right time to bring out the "special champagne".  My BFF Wendy in Chicago highly recommended the Schramsberg Mirabelle Rose Brut that we all shared and enjoyed toasting the Jackson's for a Job Well Done!  That champagne was delicious!

Ok...the bike ride was easy and fun as we had two new riders, Johnny and Beverly Edwards from Searcy.  They are new to Wynne and are newlyweds and gave each other road bikes as wedding that's a good present I'd say!  We all enjoyed the ride and the social time afterwards.  It was fun having our toasts with Lenny's and taking jello shots. Yes, it's true, that's not a typo.  We had jello shots laced with vodka.  I passed mine to Jackie so I could go get Kelly for the sleep over.  I heard they were delicious but we were off to Birdeye for the sleep over and birthday dinner for Harmon and Jeanie at Josie's in Waldenburg.  We had a great time at the bike ride and at Josie's.  If only I could figure out how to ride out there to on the way to dinner and have a bike rack on a car for the ride home from was a ton of fun.  There were great karaoke singers and not so good karaoke singers but we all had tons of laughs celebrating Memaw and Grandad's birthdays. it looks good this weekend for a bike ride.  Kara's offered to host at 2:30 after she gets off if the weather holds meet at her house at 2:30 for a road bike ride.

And this BBC crew is responsible for our first time trial thanks to Kyle.  It's slated for Sunday, June 3 at 9 am from the Birdeye Store.  Here's the link to the BBC Time Trial:

I thought it's appropriate to share a link to Kara's shoes:

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Bike Ride This Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Ok..I've checked the forecast and it looks good for road biking this weekend!  Let's meet at Becca and Neal's this Saturday at 1 pm for a ride.  Kara and I are leaving our kids at Birdeye, just fyi!  Again, I'll bring Lemon Squares and adult beverages and Kyle is to bring the pickle juice and chocolate milk.  See ya'll Saturday! -Keeli

Friday, January 20, 2012

Road Bike 2 pm Sunday at Neall and Becca's

Sunday, January 22, 2012

With all this foggy weather and chance of rain at 50% at 2 pm, Martin pulled the plug on our ride today.  Plans are to ride Saturday if it's not bad weather, so keep checking the blog! Keeli

Friday, January 20, 2012

Hey Ya'll....Becca and Neall have graciously offered to host a bike ride on Sunday at 2 pm, Kara and I cannot wait!  It's supposed to be sunny and 60 degrees!  Plan on a 2 hour road bike ride.  Fire up!  I'll bring some sweets and almonds.  Kyle is to bring pickle juice and chocolate milk.  Kara and I are leaving our kids at Birdeye, just FYI!  See ya'll Sunday! Keeli

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

9 Mile RUN 2:30 pm this Saturday at Kara's

Kyle, Stan, Cecilia, Martin, Kara, Jackie, me, Beth, Kathleen
Beth and Jimmy rearing for the 18 mile course.  It was our
first of the year and I can report that my bum needs more
training before our next ride...Fire up cyclists! :)
A view coming down Matthews Sweet Potato Hill off 163...
That's Kyle coming back up to check on Cecilia

This is at the bottom of the hill heading back to Birdeye
That hill was a 11 % GRADE hill Martin reported after some of us
did the Vanndale (Pleasant Hill) Hill and the Spring Hill in front of
 my house... Pleasant Hill was a 17% climb, Spring Hill 13% climb and
then the Matthews Hill 11% grade.  Interesting...but a great HILL!

Kyle, Kathleen, Martin and I all did the Spring Hill (13% grade)
and Kyle's crazy tail went on to Cherry Valley and back alone.
This is what he looked like afterwards.  I'd say it's time to
schedule a harder weekend ride for Kyle.  :)

Oh and his new bike he got on Ebay, this is a cyclocross
bike that literally is light as a feather.  Seriously, I could
pick it up with my index finger.  Kyle did comment that he
will need to move the handle bars up so he doesn't have
to lean over as much...I'd say 2 feet since he's SO tall!
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Kara has invited all who are merry and training for the Little Rock Half, Full and 10K to join us Saturday at her house after work at 2:30 for a 9 mile jaunt up to Bay Village.  Yes, boys are welcome but right now it's Kara, I and one of the Beths if not both Beths.  I've added photos of last Saturday's ride up the 11 grade sweet potato hill off Hwy 163.  I totally enjoyed the ride and I'm looking forward to a possible Sunday ride after church if it is warmer and dry.

Thanks again for rolling out Saturday and I look forward to seeing ya'lls running tails on Saturday as a prep for the Little Rock foot race in March.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Road Bike 1 pm this Saturday

The Killough's have a fabulous mountain bike trail on their farm

Several challenges like this hill as well as some creek beds
kept us on our toes and sometimes off the bike...the
BBC is known to hang together in case someone takes
a wrong turn....Kara and Cecilia are helping Lisa 

How in the world did I get this photo?  Looks like I just
turned around and got this one coming up one of the hills

Becca is talking to me but I don't know what about...
She got her Canondale off Craig's List....not a bad bike!

Oh yeah...ya'll should know I'm still promoting the four legged
friends Chloe's fostering....they are ready to go to a home...:)
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A big thanks goes to Kyle and Cecilia Killough for hosting a 6 mile mountain bike ride on Sunday.  It was great fun and the food, delicious!  We had a great time discussing our 2012 calendar too.  Ya'll missed a fun time!  Topics discussed: May Missouri Winery Tour Friday, May 5 to Sunday, May 7.  We will celebrate Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby while touring Missouri, plan on 60 miles a day.  Details soon.  And Kyle gets his wish: Sunday, June 3, 2012 the BBC agreed to host a Time Trail at 9 am from the Birdeye Store. Entry fee is $10 (no t-shirts), money will be dispensed to the winners.  It's a 26 mile route from  Birdeye to Lake Poinsett Park and back.  We are timing this thing ourselves so it is, of course, unsanctioned!   We also agreed to host the 2nd Annual Midsouth Kids Triathlon in plan on hearing from me too so we can get this thang rolling too!

Okay on to this Saturday...I've been dreaming of doing the sweet potato hill off of the Bay Road.  Meet at my house Saturday at 1 pm and we'll go south on Hwy 163 6 miles to the Matthews Sweet Potato road do the hill...I cannot wait!  It should be around 15 total miles so plan on's supposed to be sunny and 50 degrees Saturday.

Oh and it looks like I've fixed the calendar...or maybe Google or Kyle did I've posted our May and June events on there!

See ya'll Saturday! -Keeli

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Mountain Bike at the Killough's this Sunday at 2 pm

There's Chloe with Tyler Trocchi and Zoe and Gabe Light at
the Liberty Bowl Parade on Beale Street.  Boo Vandy
lost but Jackie thought it was okay since the player that
ran back a kick for a touchdown from Cincinnati was Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr's grandson.  An interesting point of the game!

Here they are at WC Handy Park
Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year Ya'll and a Happy Early Birthday to Kyle, our BBC engineer.  Kyle and Cecilia have graciously offered to host a Sunday afternoon 2 pm bike ride on the Killough farm.  Meet there at 2.  We plan to continue our 2012 calendar discussion that I started at the Blanton's BBC Christmas Party but was unable to finish because of Chuck and his big bottle of red wine that kept following me around.  Points of discussion are:  A Birdeye Timed Trial this spring/summer, meeting up in St. Louis over the summer months to ride the downtown trail and getting some weekend bike rides rolling.  We should discuss also whether the BBC wants to do the Midsouth Kids Triathlon this year.

I've added some Liberty Bowl photos from last weekend and I'm glad OSU won at the Fiesta Bowl last night.  See ya'll Sunday! Keeli