Friday, April 21, 2006

Better than Ben's


So, is Floyd time trialing in my mom's glasses or what? You know, the ones she wears when she has to drive in the sun? Or go shopping at Stanford Mall?

He's killin me. Cycling's own little American Bad Ass. Except skinnier.



11 Comments:

At 1:56 PM, April 21, 2006, Blogger PAB said...

isn't he from an Amish family??

 
At 3:17 PM, April 21, 2006, Blogger Jed said: said...

You are rocking the house with the friday posts.

 
At 3:35 PM, April 21, 2006, Blogger Velo Bella said...

Are you saying the Amish aren't american?

And I swear, I really think my mom has those glasses he's riding in

but she's pretty hip

 
At 3:54 PM, April 21, 2006, Blogger Soigneur_Tim said...

I thought that his family was Mennonite, but they are from Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

By the way, I recommend the Covered Bridge Century out of Lancaster, PA. Lots of great farmland to ride through with little traffic, Amish kids riding old school bikes and rollerblades as you go by, and of course seven or eight covered bridges to ride through. AND, one of the waterstops is around the corner from where Floyd grew up (or at least that's what I was told). Rolling Hills, but none too steep -just bring your own supplies as you pass only one or two stores on the entire route.

 
At 4:17 PM, April 21, 2006, Blogger PAB said...

VB--no, I just didn't think they were baddass...

but if they rollerblade and ride bikes, they obviously are.

 
At 4:33 PM, April 21, 2006, Blogger Little_Jewford said...

yup its Mennonite...not Amish...big difference (I grew up in that area of Pennsyltucky)...though those Amish kids are crazy strong riders, they would tag along for a stretch on club rides on big heavy clunkers and in there "normal" clothes. See what not having a car will do for your training?

Oh... the covered bridge century is around the corner from F.L.'s old stomping grounds and its a real nice ride...not fly to PA from CA nice, but nice.

 
At 4:47 PM, April 21, 2006, Blogger PAB said...

hmmm, methinks we might be in that area come july, though...

 
At 7:01 PM, April 21, 2006, Blogger Velo Bella said...

I think I changed my mind. I like Ben's glasses better. Maybe he will time trial in them too.

or loan them to my mom

 
At 4:09 PM, April 22, 2006, Blogger Benjaminiac said...

i can't give them up, it's like heroin.

 
At 9:00 PM, April 25, 2006, Blogger GoldiJM said...

I think I might be able to slip them to ya when Ben's not looking.

 
At 5:04 PM, April 26, 2006, Blogger Soigneur_Tim said...

Agreed lj - the Covered Bridge Century is definitely fun if you're in the neighborhood (I lived in NY then). The one I didn't get to ride in that area that I want to try is the Civil War Century - Gettysburg to Antietam to South Mountain and back.

 

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