Sunday, August 23, 2009

My Mountain Bike Goes to the Beach!

We went to ride the new to us Jackrabbit Mountain Bike Trail System today. Just over the GA/NC line near Hiawassee, it took us about an hour to get there. The trail system is situated on the banks of Lake Chatuge and you see the lake from most of the trail system. We got in 16.3 miles of possibly the best flowing non-technical singletrack that I have ridden. The pictures were taken on the "Saba Beach" trail segment. We'll definitely be going back.

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Suzy's Big Day Out

Suzy attended a Chicks at Chicopee mountain bike skills clinic led by Norma Rainwater with assistance by Norma's husband Johnny. I tagged along and did a ride while the girls did skill drills. I finished up my ride and watched the girls wrap up their lesson and then we all went for a ride. I volunteered to ride sweeper to make sure everyone made it ok. We did and out and back ride and had a nice sag stop in the woods before returning to the parking lot and having lunch and the girls got swag. This shot was at the sag stop mid ride:

It was a great time, and I think the girls really enjoyed themselves. I know I had a blast.
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009


43 years ago, two youngsters ran off to Panama City via Alabama and stopped off at the justice of the peace in Alabama and tied the knot. Shortly thereafter, my sister appeared, then 16 months later, I strolled onto the scene. Fast forward a bit, and they are still some of the most in love couples I know. Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad, thanks for sticking it out all these years and teaching me a thing or two along the way!

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Fuck the System

So, exactly when did it become de facto to employ a "Home Inspector" for $295 to absolutely wreck a home's attractiveness to said potential buyer? I mean I am all about disclosure and discovery, but damn it all, do you have to absolutely destroy a home in your report - especially one that was built in 1937 AND moved once? All your scathing report accomplished was a scared off potential first time home buyer who will most likely rent instead of buy and a disgruntled and disheartened seller. Can you tell I'm slightly miffed?

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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Fight Cancer, Win an Orbea Orca With Dura-Ace Di2 Build

We shouldn't need a reason to help fight cancer, but Fat Cyclist is giving us a great one! Win an awesome Orbea Orca with Shimano Di2 drivetrain for donating to the Livestrong Foundation - hit the link for all the details, and let's all help fight cancer - and maybe win a sweet ride in the process!

Sunday, August 02, 2009

All Fixed Up

Mobile Blogger had some sort of a hiccup with the posting of photos from Friday night's extravaganza, but I got it all sorted out now. The images are again my own and SHOULD make more sense now!

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