Apr 3, 2007 - Bicycling    Comments Off on Orbea Spirit Carbon + Gran Fondo Review!

Orbea Spirit Carbon + Gran Fondo Review!

Yes, I finally got the new bike.  It's a Orbea Spirit Carbon, and here's my review!  The frame is a mix of steel, carbon fork and seat stays.  Pretty neat bike.  Gran Fondo of Nashville moved most of my Campy components from my Colnago to this bike to save me some money.  Hey, I don't need two 'fast bikes'. Read more about my experience! OK, it's now spec'ed out with FROM MY OLD BIKE Ambrosio wheels FSA compact crank Campy Centaur 12-25 cassette (I'd like to go Keep reading [...]
Mar 4, 2007 - General News    Comments Off on Visit to Memphis, TN!

Visit to Memphis, TN!

No, don't get too excited. With plans for a nice day hike dashed, I'm sitting here in the public library writing about my visit to the Riverfront, Outdoors Inc. and some BBQ. Who knows what's in store for tonight? Tunica MS? Yes, I must be bored. March 3, 2007. This morning, we started our day at the Days Inn off I40 at exit 20, whatever that town was. We took I40 on into Memphis, and I dropped Donna off at 8AM at the Madison Hotel for an injectables seminar. OK, now I have 2 hours to burn Keep reading [...]
Mar 1, 2007 - Bicycling    Comments Off on Tour de Cure 2007!

Tour de Cure 2007!

If you know someone with diabetes and want to help, COME RIDE WITH ME from Murfreesboro to Monteagle, TN, for a short round trip of 150 miles, with a mountain in the middle!  This will be the fourth year in a row, and I'm really looking forward to it!If you don't want to ride, you can always support me by clicking here: SUPPORT ME IN THE TDC 2007!IT MAY HELP YOU SOME DAY! You can find pictures from last year's event CLICK HERE!Thank you letter from 2004 CLICK HERE! Keep reading [...]
Feb 21, 2007 - Hiking    Comments Off on GSMNP Feb 2007 Winter Hike!

GSMNP Feb 2007 Winter Hike!

OK, I had one overnight backpacking trip under my belt to Bearwaller Gap where it rained the second day while the temerature was in the low 30's.  I needed something more difficult if I were to top that trip!  Why not accept the invitation to hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in February? Plan was to leave on Friday night, stay in Cades Cove Campground. Leave Saturday for Russell Field shelter on the Appalachian Trail, head to primitive campsite #9 for Sunday night, Keep reading [...]
Feb 16, 2007 - Restaurants    Comments Off on Asian Food – Nashville

Asian Food – Nashville

Man, do I love Asian food! This article will explore some of my favorites in Nashville. If you like Thai, Japanese, Vietnamese or Korean, these are some of my favorites around Nashville, TN. I'm one of those guys that gets tired of the same old traditional food.  Hamburgers, steaks, grilled chicken, potatoes, blah blah blah.  If you're after an adventure, an eating adventure during the week may be just what you need!  You get the 'unknown' factor, mediocre or terrible health ratings, Keep reading [...]
Feb 14, 2007 - Miscellaneous Outdoors    Comments Off on What’s Coming – Misc Outdoors

What’s Coming – Misc Outdoors

Just wanted to have something in my Misc Outdoors topic. I started to put hiking in it, but there seems to be enough content to fill up a hiking topic. Things to come for this Topic: Canoeing Fly Fishing Slackline? Gardening?Who knows what else.  We'll see.PS - I read a cool quote today.  People always ask me, "why do you rock climb, hike, ride your bike 100's of miles, etc?"  This says it best:So what if I fell off a cliff or got eaten by a bear. I’d gone Keep reading [...]
Feb 12, 2007 - General News    Comments Off on Tippmann A5 Paintball Gun FOR SALE!

Tippmann A5 Paintball Gun FOR SALE!

 TIPPMANN A5 PAINTBALL MARKER FOR SALEHERE'S THE CRAIGSLIST POSTING.Includes Tippman A5 marker - new condition, still have the box. Capable of 15 rounds per second. Not customized, but plenty of after-market options available. You will NOT find a used A5 in better condition. CO2 Tank (painted camo) Very nice bag - ditto on brand Deluxe Cleaning Tools, O-rings Reloader canisters & belt Capacity limiter (to hold 25 balls, makes woods ball more strategic) Mask (painted camo) - if you want the Keep reading [...]
Feb 5, 2007 - Bicycling    Comments Off on And the winner is…….ME! Orbea/Rolff

And the winner is…….ME! Orbea/Rolff

At a Triathlon show on Saturday, I entered my name in a hat for the door prize, and guess who won it? ME! Just writing some thoughts on what my options are.  Your feedback is appreciated.Thanks to Southeast Triathlon Expo and Gran Fondo! Yeah, I can’t believe it.  I’m not writing this to brag.  I’m looking for advice / opinions.The package I won is from Gran Fondo and includes a set of Rolff wheels (about $600) and an $1000 ‘gift certificate’ for Keep reading [...]
Feb 4, 2007 - Family Stuff    Comments Off on Granny’s Gumbo Recipe!

Granny’s Gumbo Recipe!

OK, here are the rules. If you happen to stumble onto this recipe and use it for commercial purposes, it must be sold as "Granny Clements' Gumbo". I guarantee this to be the best seafood gumbo you'll ever eat. After cooking this, you'll find that it's a lot like Louisiana gumbo.  My family roots are in Mobile AL, and many of our ancestors were from the New Orleans area.  Always a good supply of shrimp and crabmeat from the bay area, and okra from the deep hot humid southern Keep reading [...]
Feb 4, 2007 - General News    Comments Off on Boston Terror Attacks? OH PLEASE!

Boston Terror Attacks? OH PLEASE!

I was chasing links this morning, found some cool stuff, then circumstances led me down the path below.  Whack! It finally dawned on me. How stupid is this Boston Terrorist thing?Read more, and I'll take you through my Internet adventure.  Follow the links one at a time so you can see where I went, come back here for the next one, and you'll realize the stupidity.1.  I stumbled across a site that was discussing nearly harmless and kind of funny "LED throwies".  Keep reading [...]