Friday, October 17, 2008

riding again

Tuesday was the Sorba Full Moon Fandango night ride at Lock4. We had a huge turnout of over 30 riders who all donned lights and hit the trail after a short raffle by Sorba/Darryl. For the first time ever, I won something at a raffle! I won a polar insulated water bottle... score!

Everyone got settled in with their group and rode the trail at their own pace. It was fun being
out there with that many other riders. I'm used to only night riding with about 3-4 other people so 30 was awesome. It was neat to see the lights dance around the woods and hear everyone having fun. Thankfully no one jumped out to scare me, though I heard some other riders weren't so lucky. We did have a stealth cop pop up all over the place shooting video and taking pictures. You can view them HERE.

We had 5 Yazoo riders there with Biteme, J5, I'mJ5'sWife and Hennessee. It was great to see J5 and his new wife again since I had to miss their nuptials, even better to see H on the bike.

photos courtesy of TVA448

Last night was tap room night at Yazoo, but the rain kept us all off our bikes. I was really hoping to ride in as I'm in bike withdraw. The rain just kept coming down all day and never let up for more than 1/2 hr or so. We still had a great time at Yazoo and then headed over to Las Palmas for some grub. I hadn't been there in a long time so that was a treat and it was fun to meet some new friends and get to know them better.

Beth and I are heading to a show in Alabama today. Should be great weather and we are hoping for another great show! We could use the money now that we are home owners! heh You all just wait.... shin digs are in the works for the coming months. Now that we will have enough room to both breathe at the same time, we'll have people over more.

I found out that a friend of mine was in a bad motorcycle accident this week. Hodge, who's a hell of a guy, rider and shop owner in Georgia. Please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers as he goes into surgery and starts the road to recovery.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

news celebrites

Well Beth and I made it on the news again recently. This time it was for Channel 4's story on recently heightened crime in Green Hills. (a topic we know a little bit about)

Here is a link to the video:

We were just leaving our local Starbucks and were stopped and asked if we'd like to talk a little about the recent crimes that have happened in Green Hills. Beth jumped at the chance and her bit made it to the final edit. The Game Stop store was just robbed at gun point a couple nights ago which is what fueled the story. Add to it all the recent shooting at the Roma's Pizza which is close to the Game Stop.

Yea, we've moving out.... :) Hope the new neighborhood is calm and crime free!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Life has been moving swiftly the past couple weeks. Curve balls were thrown but everything has been taken in stride and we are all coping with what life has given us. Renovations have started in full force at our new house; cleaning/priming cabinets, prepping floors for tile, gutting bathrooms... here are some pics of my life this past week.

Haven't been on a bike in 2 weeks, which is great preparation for the longest bike race/ride of my life coming up on Nov 9th. oops... I have some work lined up this afternoon (real studio work, not house work) and then I'm planning on heading to Lock4 for the big SORBA group night ride. I think I remember how to mtn bike. I'm looking forward to catching up with a lot of peeps I've haven't talked to in weeks.

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