Monday, March 28, 2005

Easter Supper

This was our Easter dinner. The beef had all the fat trimmed from it, then it was marinated and wrapped in bacon befor ebeing grilled. The scallops were marinated in a lemon-herb butter sauce and grilled over an open fire in a grill basket. The squash and cherry tomatoes were cooked in the same basket, but coated with olive oil and cajan spices. The rice was a long-grain wild rice which Mary prepared, and the artichoke was steamed and dipped in drawn butter. The wine was Rabbit Ridge Easter wine. Mmmmmmmm! Posted by Hello

BMX returns to the area!

Friday, March 25, 2005

Good Friday!

Today was ride number 3 with the full-suspension frame. Now I feel it, it really was a great ride. There were some corners I was hitting at high speed, both wheels drifting and both front and rear suspension compressing. I tightened up the forks, that helped a lot. Mountain biking is really one of the most exhilirating feelings in the world, gotta love it!

Monday, March 21, 2005

Cats in the Window

Cute photo of Mary's cat Dirty Kitty and my boy Spike eyeing the birds on Mary's back porch yesterday. Posted by Hello

Auburn Bike Bash

Mary and I rode in the Auburn Bike Bash this weekend. This is her at some point on the ride. Posted by Hello

Mary's bike on the left and mine on the right. I just thought they looked cool together.  Posted by Hello

New Movie Coming Out!

Friday, March 18, 2005

Been Too Busy For Blogging!

This is why I have not been blogging much lately. Things have been busy with work, but basketball season is now over for ASU and it will start to slow down.
This is ASU’s senior Jermaine Smith going for two with Alabama A&M’s senior Andre Matthews defending during the SWAC championship game. Posted by Hello

The New Ride

I finally finished putting the new bike together. It is different from the hardtail, but I like it better and after I get used to it and learn how to get the pressure in the shock right I am going to like it. So far I have only had two rides. On the first one I went over the bars crossing a log. The rear end is different and it sort of hung up. On the second ride I destroyed the rear derailleur, as is mentioned in the post below. It’s ready to ride again, but this weekend I will be on the road bike and probably not have time for the trail. Daylight savings is almost here though, and I will be riding it a lot then. There are not too many ways I can think of that are better to end a day than a mountain bike ride. Set out on the trail 45 minutes before dark and finish the ride with the lights, yeah!
Posted by Hello

Stupid #@%&! Stick!

This is my old rear derailleur. The second ride with my new frame was it’s last. I was cruising through the Tuskegee Forest on the Pleasant Hill Trail when a branch from a downed pine tree got stuck in my rear wheel. I stopped, looked back and kicked the branch out, or so I thought. When I put my foot back on the pedal I kinda kicked it and took off quickly. The bike traveled 3 feet and stopped abruptly; I unclipped and slammed forward into the bars. When I looked back the chain tensioner was wrapped around a stick. Even the hanger was bent. I managed to get it rideable, but only in one cog. I still rode on and finished my ride, but it really ticked me off as I was just starting to get used to the new frame and full suspension. I already fixed it, and hope to ride again soon. This weekend I’ll be on the road bike though. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

I Am Somebody!

I finally registered my first domain name. At the present it redirects to my photo-sales site. It is:

I also registered, which Mary will use eventually.