Feb 1, 2007 - Hiking    Comments Off on Overnight Backpacking Bearwaller Gap

Overnight Backpacking Bearwaller Gap

Quick review of overnight hiking Bearwaller Gap on January 20 and 21.  This was my first overnight hiking trip, and I learned a lot. Bearwaller Gap trail is a 4-mile trip to the campground, with a spur hike to Tater Knob for a nice view of Cordell Hull Lake.  The trailhead begins at Defeated Creek campground and marina.  The trail is rated as "moderate" by the trail guides.Corps of Engineers WebsiteSaturday morning, we met in Nashville, and I carpooled with Jean, Meg and Keep reading [...]
Feb 1, 2007 - Bicycling    Comments Off on Tour de Cure 2007!

Tour de Cure 2007!

Sign up for the Tour de Cure 2007!SIGN UP HERE!OK, I'm going to repeat Bob Ward's message, because he says it so well.  Either way, I can't say it better.  This is one great ride, and I encourage you all to do it, and do something good for the American Diabetes Association.   One last thing, this is not a good beginner ride.  If you're a beginner, do the Jack and Back in the fall.  It's shorter, easier and you have more warm weather for training. Join the Harpeth Keep reading [...]
Jan 31, 2007 - Bicycle Ride Reviews    Comments Off on Bicycling Links – some of my favorites

Bicycling Links – some of my favorites

Some of the links from the old Patclements.com  GOOD MIDDLE TN LINKS (Also check routes for links)www.harpethbikeclubWalk-Bike NashvilleWelcome to the Murfreesboro Bicycle Club Web Site!Gran Fondo Cycles, Nashville, TNHarpeth Bicycles, Franklin, TN - Friendly Expert Service, Lifetime Warranty!WEB LINKSTandem List InfoSheldon Brown Web ServicesWelcome To Seattle Fabrics. We offer marine fabrics and outdoor fabrics such as Neoprene, lycra, sunbrella and more!Bicycle Frame Building Supplies and Keep reading [...]
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.

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