Jan 31, 2007 - Bicycle Ride Reviews    Comments Off on 2003? MS150 Jack and Back THANK YOU

2003? MS150 Jack and Back THANK YOU

A thank you letter to my supporters after the ride.  Supporters are SO important to the JaB. I just wanted to take a few minutes tonight and send an email to everyone to thank you for your support of my MS150 ‘Jack and Back’ fund raising ride for Multiple Sclerosis.  I’m happy to report that I completed the ride there and back on the long route, for a total of 150 miles.  Without everyone’s support, I’m not sure I could have made it.  Even though Keep reading [...]
Jan 31, 2007 - Bicycle Ride Reviews    Comments Off on 2004 Tour de Cure THANK YOU Letter

2004 Tour de Cure THANK YOU Letter

What a great time we had in 2004!  Here's the "thank you" summary I sent to all my supporters in 2004, after the Tour de Cure ride. originally sent June 7, 2004I wanted to spend a few minutes and drop everyone a line to thank everyone that supported me in the Tour De Cure American Diabetes Association fund raiser. I did finish the ride this weekend, completing the full 150 miles! And, I couldn’t have done it without your kindness and generosity, and the pressure to keep going Keep reading [...]
Jan 31, 2007 - Bicycle Ride Reviews    Comments Off on Area T-shirt and Charity Rides

Area T-shirt and Charity Rides

Some general commentary on area t-shirt and charity rides. Maybe I'll expand this content soon. 2 County Metric (100km) - sponsored by the Murfreesboro Bike Club, this April group ride is very intermediate. As I remember, there are only two climbs. But, early in the season, the rolling hills will get you. You get a t-shirt with this ride. Watertown Historical Ride (100km) - I rode this in 2004, at the first annual. I missed the 3-state 3-mountain, as this is the same weekend. It starts and ends in Keep reading [...]
Jan 29, 2007 - Bicycling    Comments Off on More Multi-day Supported – what to bring

More Multi-day Supported – what to bring

OK, I think I have tables working right. You'll find a pretty good list of things to bring here. Read more to see my opinions! I thought I'd put together some thoughts on multi-day rides, starting with gear.CAMPING GEAR:  Some things you should take.  This is probably a good list for any SAG'ed multi-day ride.  This doesn't include any provisions for food. TENT I used my Hennessy Hammock the whole trip.  We luckily had trees at all the campgrounds.  Many Keep reading [...]
Jan 29, 2007 - Bicycling    Comments Off on Multi-day Supported Touring Advice

Multi-day Supported Touring Advice

If you're thinking about doing a multi-day supported bike tour (like the BRAT), you should find some good advice here. Once I get "tables" working right in GeekLog, I'll come back and add more. Take a look. FROM CHARLENE A. (hasn't ridden it yet, but planning some similar rides)I have purchased a self-inflating sleeping mat (I slept in my Hennessy Hammock this trip, but this is important) from REI. You are welcome to borrow it if you don’t have one. I’ve been told that a camp Keep reading [...]
Jan 29, 2007 - Bicycling    Comments Off on HWEN Area to East Nashville

HWEN Area to East Nashville

Originally on v1 of patclements.com. It explains how to start in Hillsboro West End neighborhood, and cross through downtown Nashville, to create a pretty long ride. HWEN Area to East Nashville - start at the old Wild Oats on Belmont, where it crosses over I440. Follow Belmont towards downtown, 4 way stop turn right. Go to light, turn right. Cross Wedgewood, follow bike lanes down to Musica (the naked statue). Make your way through downtown to cross the Gateway Bridge to East Nashville. Continue Keep reading [...]
Jan 29, 2007 - Bicycle Ride Reviews    Comments Off on Ride Reviews!

Ride Reviews!

Hey, if anyone wants to submit a ride story, let me know and I’ll add you a user ID. I’m gonna convert stories from the old Patclements.com, but it’s gonna take some time.

Jan 29, 2007 - General News    Comments Off on Making Progress this Weekend!

Making Progress this Weekend!

I've been playing with colors and layouts, but that's gonna take a lot of work to figure out how all the customization works. It aint that easy, and the GeekLog themes seem to be particular about the version of GL you use. And, I'm color challenged, so every customization I've done looked really ugly. Make sure you check out the Calendar and the MediaGallery, accessible across the very top of the page. I hope to customize those links into menus below the starting graphic. I can see a major Keep reading [...]
Jan 28, 2007 - General News    Comments Off on Witness the Evolution!

Witness the Evolution!

Welcome to my new website engine, GeekLog! I hope this will let me keep content fresh, by making it easier to publish content. This is a content management system (blog-like), with calendars, galleries, and is somewhat customizable with plug-in's, etc. You'll soon see a new logo and some of the old content republished back into the new format. Maybe I'll set up some friends and family with accounts, so they can post pictures, "Pat Stories" (only nice ones) or who knows what else. Keep reading [...]
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