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Green snow! Brodie Mountain Ski Area of New Ashford, Massachusetts — also known as Kelly’s Irish Alps — was so committed to an Irish heritage and theme that the resort would make green snow to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Despite top-notch snowmaking and this legendary annual tradition, Brodie closed in 2002. Please read more about this Lost Ski Area at NELSAP.
Today is my birthday, forty-two! This photo was taken in the winter of 1975 and is one of my all-time favorites: Mom and Dad taking me out on our Ski-Doo sleds by our camp on Benton Pond in Otis, Massachusetts.
At three years old, I was pretty into zooming around out in the snow. And I remember really liking my snowmobile gear – the fun and excitement that this specific uniform enabled, picking out cool patches for my mother to stitch on the cozy one-piece suit, the movement of the fur around the snorkel hood and thanks to a friend of the family – a custom Tweety Bird paint job on my helmet!
Snowmobiling has always been a family activity for us and the first thing that taught my brother and me that wintertime is playtime. Thanks, Mom and Dad!
Apparently, I needed a little break from blogging and spent the extra time the past couple weeks riding my bike. So this post is a week late but I still wanted to share a few photos from the excellent Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnée.
The D2R2 is a fundraiser for the Franklin Land Trust of western Massachusetts and has become known as a favorite New England cycling event. My husband and I rode the 115k loop and were not disappointed – a spectacular rural route running from Deerfield into southern Vermont with gorgeous vistas, wicked climbs, amazing event staff and the best weather imaginable.
So many fantastic vintage cycling jerseys! I was more focused on riding than collecting photos but was fully engaged by the variety of kits — from the newest Rapha to classic Ibex wool to retro jerseys dusted off for this event.
With four segments, tons of turns and landmarks – our simple DIY cue sheet holders worked like a charm. Thank you Shredly – my MTB shorts and YOGACHAM liners were super comfortable for the entire 72 miles – a much longer test than a typical mountain bike ride!
You Got This! Great encouragement to have rolling with you – very needed for the Pennel Hill and Patten Road climbs! Check out the colorful style of Boston-made Geekhouse CX bikes.
Team Awesome says: Ride Bikes. Have Fun. Stay Awesome. D2R2 was awesome!