Keep up with The Janes!
Posted by Carla on 05/06 at 08:37 PM
It was a pleasure to chat with Sweepstakes winner Staci Egan and DROP OFF HER NEW BIKE!
Staci, we hope you have a great time with your bike and ride in health and happiness!
Setting-up Staci’s Bike
A Lovely Girl and Her Lovely Bike
Janes and Mini Janes
Posted by Jane on 03/14 at 01:21 PM
The doubts creep in, am I just starting over with this cycling thing?
I should have been doing something over the winter to train, improve or advance, right? And that reminds me, what about the rest of my life, shouldn’t I have gotten that in order too? I didn’t get that job, change that habit, or lose that weight. I did a lot of things I regret and I am feeling winded just looking at those steps.
Maybe you too find yourself doing the same things, and living with the same unproductive habits. Maybe you haven’t achieved your fitness goals or personal goals and thus took a slide back into the mire of self-criticism and blame.
Well maybe you are starting over. So what?
Jane says, start where you are. Quiet the judge in your head who sentenced you to worry or shame or embarrassment over the past. Replace her with someone who cares about you the way you care about your friends or family or …goat. Replace her with someone who wants you to feel the wind in your face and wants you to move forward as slowly as you need to, free of judgment.
Posted by Jane on 10/26 at 11:13 AM
What a glorious fall day to end our last weekly ride session of the season! 16 rolling miles through vibrantly colored farmland, followed by an end of session celebration. Many commented how much stronger we felt after riding together these past few weeks. Hills shmills. Good work, Janes!
Posted by Jane on 10/25 at 07:59 AM
The weather was perfect—70 degrees in late October! We had an outside lunch; we watched sheep being expertly sheared; we felted soap; we toured the sheep farm. And we rode in shirtsleeves. A beautiful, relaxing day!
Posted by Carla on 10/19 at 09:03 AM
My Dearest Janes,
I have so many little matters to tell you of, that I cannot wait any longer before I begin to put them down. Our day began as we took tea fireside at the Aaronsburg Inn and we proceeded with friendly introductions to new acquaintances that were soon to be good friends. The innkeeper was a very gentlemanlike, good-looking, pleasant young man whose manners were beyond reproach and we felt right at home indeed.
After a cozy chat about bicycling with all of the Janes, Miss W. presented the ladies with a brief and startlingly interesting lecture on the fall flora we might encounter on the day’s ramble. Then we each received a Ladies’ Leaf Guide as our Baedeker for the day and mounted our bicycles.
Following some fresh air on our bicycles, we dismounted at the olde train trestle. It was an impressive site, which merited further investigation and we gathered leaves and consulted our Baedeker. The sun warmed our backs and the exercise put a bloom in our cheeks.
We liked our ride very much; it seemed shorter than we had expected, and the weather was delightful. We reached Bobbie’s Kitchen by noon; and were diverted beyond moderation by the delicious lunch and lovely conversation.
After our brisk ride back to the Inn, we condoled a bit over our sore behinds and decided that an appropriate riding habit would be better for our next outing. The yoga and massage was invigorating and the benefit I found from it was very great. I was quite surrounded by friends and I spent the greater part of the day very pleasantly with them. It was a glorious day indeed. With love to you all, I remain yours very affectionately,
Posted by Jane on 10/05 at 08:46 AM
Warm mugs of tea and pleasant company were very welcoming in yesterday’s damp, cold weather as we met with Jack and Jane Van Heyst, proprietors of the beautiful Aaronsburg Inn. Close to our home and yet a world away, the Aaronsburg Inn will be the hub for our upcoming Fall Foliage and Wool Tours later this month. Spacious common areas, a truly extraordinary massage loft, and well-designed outdoor spaces make this Inn a destination in itself, and we are excited to share the Inn’s comfortable, quiet elegance with our riders. It’s always satisfying to put our heads together with like-minded business owners to discuss what we can do working together to provide memorable experiences for our guests and riders. We can’t wait to share the Aaronsburg Inn with Janes everywhere!
Posted by Jane on 09/17 at 12:15 PM
Nobody loves cold weather the way I do, but you do have to know how to dress for it. Our Sept. 16 Ladies Night with Brit from Freeze Thaw was excellent. Thanks for coming, and stay tuned for the next Ladies Night date. And also for the hands-on tech seminars we’ll offer at the shop!
Posted by Jane on 09/13 at 12:09 PM
What a fun group! We tackled the rolling terrain and the end-of-rides scones with the same enthusiasm! Classes included road safety, cadence and spin, and how to change a flat, and returning Janes (who had taken the class before) rode alternative, tougher and longer routes. A good time!
Posted by Jane on 09/12 at 12:00 PM
Lots of wine and cheese, dinner at Elk Creek Cafe, a roaring fire at Inn on the Sky, and a flat 15-mile ride were just what these ladies ordered. Not to mention relaxing massage with Amy, our favorite therapist. We enjoyed their company and happy attitudes! Lunch in the park and a trip to the scenic tunnel and trestle rounded out the day.
Posted by Jane on 08/30 at 10:08 AM
You know how those women on “Sex and the City” are always hanging out together to eat, shop, discuss their lives, and laugh? Where do they get the time? Beats the heck out of us, but this custom tour, booked by a group of women who all wanted a getaway where they could forget - even if it was just for five minutes - about all their responsibilities, might be the answer.
We laughed all day long!
We also waded in the creek, lounged around on picnic blankets for lunch, visited farmer’s market, and braved the abandoned railroad tunnel. Some relaxing yoga and massage closed out the day on just the right note.
One rider put it best: “I felt freedom like I haven’t felt since I was a kid.” It doesn’t get any better than that. Join us!