Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

I wanted to get this post up on Monday but with the whole hurricane Sandy thing, it just did not happen. We had a lot to do to prep our house for the storm and we figured my husband would be dispatched out since he works in the tree industry. 

We live on the coast and lucky for us, this storm hit a more southern route than they first predicted and it saved us from a huge impact. We lost power for quite a while but nothing major. I am just in awe to see the devastation to New York and Jersey. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you who have been impacted by this horrific storm. 

I want to just hop in my car and drive to NYC to run the marathon now!! New Yorker's and strong and resilient  I know that the damage will not hold them down!!

Happy Halloween!

I had to share some of my favorite costume's I have come across with friends. 

This is my friend Keith. Keith is dressed up as....
Lance Armstrong.
I actually don't hate Lance even with all the hype lately but I found this quite hilarious. You have to see his sponsors to appreciate it...

His bottle of HGH is little candies!

Moving right along to another favorite of mine:

This is the lovely Oberg Family. Eric (right) is an avid Rev 3 racer and his family did the Rev3 adventure race in Maine this summer. The entire family is rocking some Rev 3 love dressed up as a Rev 3 race.

I stumbled across this article at from several years ago. It's 8 costume suggestions for cyclists. I found it quite funny...

As a cyclist, you are much, much better equipped for Halloween than the average person. Why? Because youalready wear outrageous costumes on a daily basis.
Think about it. Even though you are a (presumably) sane adult, you wear a shirt that would look much more at home on a superhero. You wear shorts that are much, much too tight, as if you were on your way to lead a jazzercize class. You wear a hat that belongs on an alien.
And, to top the whole look off, you wear what sound and look like tap-dancing shoes.
It's no wonder, then, that cyclists tend to be pretty lazy about dressing up for Halloween parties. Instead of putting time and money into it, you just show up in the outfit you rode to the party in. Hey, why not? A little sweat completes the effect, right?
What you don't realize, though, is that all your friends, family and co-workers are rolling their eyes at your lack of imagination. "There goes Tim," they say, "pretending again that his cycling outfit is a Halloween costume."
It doesn't have to be that way, my friend.
By spending just a few extra minutes, you can alter your cycling outfit for the evening, making it so you're not just "a cyclist" at the party, but a very particular sort of cyclist. Simply follow these easy instructions.

Doping Cyclist: Dress up in full pro kit. Use a marker to draw needle tracks up and down one arm. Tie a length of surgical tubing above one elbow and leave a syringe sticking out of your vein. Wheel around an IV tower for the duration of the party. Stuff your jersey pockets with bottles of drugs. When anyone asks what / who you are, respond that you are a professional cyclist. When they ask what all the needles and drugs are for, say you have no idea what they're talking about. No matter what, do not admit you have any drug-related items on hand.

Mountain Biker (If You're normally a Roadie): Prepare for the party by gaining 10Kg and getting 20-30 tattoos. Wear baggy pants -- baggy enough that they keep falling down. Arrive drunk at the party and continue to drink once you get there. Insist you have mad skillz.

Roadie (If You're normally a Mountain Biker): Prepare for the party by putting a stick in your butt. Wear uncomfortably tight cycling clothes for the party, drink nothing put thrice-filtered water and tell everyone exactly how many calories and fat everything they're eating contains.

Triathlete: Don't come to the party, because you've only done four workouts today and still need to get in one more and you don't want to break training, no matter what.


Melissa Cunningham said...

glad yall stayed safe during sandy-
love the pic and i just lol'd about the triathlete-only 4 workouts today,gotta get in one more no matter what.....
love it

Suz and Allan said...

Glad you guys are okay after Sandy!

Carolina John said...

aaaahahahahahahahha love the biker costumes! that's fantastic stuff. You and lola look incredibly cute as always too!

Anonymous said...

I am a mtn. biker, have no piercings, tatoos, don't drink except for a beer on fridays, and don't wear baggy pants...but I DO have mad skillz for a woman of 59 on a mtn. bike.