Friday, January 2, 2009

Holiday Recap Part 2...

John and Rachel, the gracious hosts.

The game room.

Not sure?

My best Brian Boytono impression.

New Years Eve Mandi and I celebrated with the John Weber family. John and Rachel had an amazing spread of wonder full food. We ate, drank, played board games, and laughed a lot. Mandi actually made it to midnight for only the second time since we have been together.

New Years Day we awoke late ate a big breakfast of homemade oatmeal pancakes and waited for the temperature to warm up a bit so we could go on our eighth annual New Years Day ride. The ride is usually a long drawn out endurance type ride of 5 hours plus. But seeing as it was super cold this new years we decided to make it an all trail ride. Mandi, John and I headed over to the Shingletree trail network and put good solid 2.5 hour ride. The day was clear, very calm, magnificent and stunningly picturesque. The usual loop took a bit longer than normal because of the 3-4'' of fresh fluff on the trails. The ride may not have been have as long but it felt just as hard.

May the New Year bring you peace and calm, JOEY

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