Aug 12, 2008 - Family Stuff    Comments Off on Joe Amadeus Stanton, RIP

Joe Amadeus Stanton, RIP

Joe Amadeus StantonAugust 25, 1996 - August 10, 2008When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.  Kahlil Gibran Joe was born some time in August of 1996.  He was a gift from Donna's sister to her father on his birthday on September 17, 1996 - carried home in a shoe box.  Everyone that saw Joe as a puppy commented on his big paws - "that's gonna be a big dog!"  Yes, they knew Joe Keep reading [...]
Aug 8, 2008 - Bicycle Ride Reviews    Comments Off on Personal Email Addresses

Personal Email Addresses

For the second cycling season, I've been the Ride Coordinator for the Harpeth Bike Club. While managing lots of personal email addresses, I'm amazed at the people that are locked into their Internet Service provider by using the ISP-provided address.What does this mean?  Many use as their email address.  They sign up at their bank with it.  They sign up to ebay with it.  They subscribe to mailing lists.  Their whole life is connected to that email address.Problem Keep reading [...]
Aug 4, 2008 - Bicycle Ride Reviews    Comments Off on Nashville to Henry Horton SP and Back

Nashville to Henry Horton SP and Back

Ah, my first overnight self-supported bicycle tour. I had been on many week-long and overnight supported rides, including the BRAT twice, RAGBRAI once, Tour de Cure and Jack and Back numerous times. Since I'm going to ride the Natchez Trace in September, I figured I'd better test the system. For my first self-supported ride, I needed a moderate distance, and I wanted to ride from my doorstep somewhat close to downtown Nashville. In 2007, BRAT rode without me, starting in downtown Nashville, first Keep reading [...]
Jul 5, 2008 - General News    Comments Off on 1997 Ford F150 Lariat SOLD

1997 Ford F150 Lariat SOLD

SOLD  -  SOLD  -  SOLD  -  SOLD  -  SOLD1997 Ford F150 Truck FOR SALE!4.6L Triton 8 Engine, Lariat Package, Stepside Style I'm second owner and I bought it from a good friend so I know the history on it.  He used it as his primary vehicle and hauled landscape materials in it occasionally for his yard.  I did the same, and hauled my bicycle around in it.  This vehicle is in good condition and will make someone a great truck.I'm selling it because Keep reading [...]
Jun 30, 2008 - Inspirational People    Comments Off on Great Bicycling Icons

Great Bicycling Icons

I read a post on the Harpeth Bike Club email list this evening and it was text about how to deal with an angry dog. I thought I recognized the formatting and the story. Yes, it was Ken Kifer's article on Coping with Dogs.  It reminded me of Ken's website and other sites that inspired me when I first started cycling.  I thought I'd share a few things about them both.Ken Kifer had ridden an estimated 100,000 touring miles over his years of cycling in Scottsboro, AL.  He was run down Keep reading [...]
Jun 2, 2008 - Bicycle Ride Reviews    Comments Off on Tour de Cure 2008 is complete!

Tour de Cure 2008 is complete!

Did we make it? DID WE MAKE IT? Yes, we rolled in about 5 or 5:30 to the welcoming party in the square. They had a marching band, cheerleaders and a karaoke machine. Someone must have known we were coming. Just kidding.  Keep reading and you'll find out why the square was deserted!  Regardless, it was a great weekend for the American Diabetes Association. Day 1 was pretty routine with some headwind, and naturally the finish with the ride up the mountain. Donna did a great job volunteering Keep reading [...]
May 14, 2008 - General News    Comments Off on Tour de Cure 2008!

Tour de Cure 2008!

For the fourth year in a row, I'm riding 150 miles, with Monteagle in the middle, to help those who live with diabetes. Of course, you'll find ways to sponsor me with your generous financial donation.  You know people with diabetes.  You know people that lose their vision or kidney functions to diabetes.  You know people that have lost limbs to diabetes.  You know people that have died from the complications of diabetes.  Help me help them.READ MORE HERE Keep reading [...]
Apr 27, 2008 - Miscellaneous Outdoors    Comments Off on 2008 Country Music 1/2 Marathon FINISHED!

2008 Country Music 1/2 Marathon FINISHED!

Yes, I actually finished.   My calves feel like they could cramp any minute.  My back is gonna hurt like crazy, but I did finish.     17714  •  Pat Clements  •  Nashville TN • M-37  •  Half Marathon  • Gun: 7:00:30 AM 5K Keep reading [...]
Apr 16, 2008 - BLOG - Stuff On my Mind    Comments Off on Ride Coordinator Riding in the Country

Ride Coordinator Riding in the Country

I went out and rode the HBC Tuesday night ride. I'm the ride coordinator, and lately I rarely ride on the club rides, and it's pretty pathetic I know. Last night, I rode the new Tuesday location. The start is right off I65 by Cool Springs Blvd to the east, and the route heads south through McKay's Mill, Arno Road and all that. Pretty neat ride once you get away from Cool Springs Boulevard. Fortunately there's plenty of room for cars and bicycles because the roads around Cool Springs on the east Keep reading [...]