Fourth of July Ride Photos

It’s with a smile that I announce the images from our Fourth of July ride are posted and awaiting your review.  I sent each of the ride participants an email with the URL and password so that you can look over the images that immortalized our ride together.  I’m also grinning because I know that none of you expected me to have the pictures available this quickly.  No, I’m not going to gloat.  I think an extra- wide grin will suffice just fine.

In keeping with the family-friendly photo requirement, I declined to post images that, while highly creative, didn’t meet the G-rating of this website.  Based on what you shared with me, it looks like a lot of you did things that were, shall we say, very interesting.  I saw a several examples of things that I thought were humanly impossible.  Only the photos forced me to change my mind.  I’m going to leave my remarks there.

If you’d like to share your thoughts with me, please contact me.

As always, thanks for your continued support!

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Fourth of July Ride Review

Thanks to all of the participants in our Fourth of July ride.  I had a wonderful time, despite some of the antics and practical jokes played on me and several others.  All of the antics were done in good humor, so no harm, no foul.

A special tip of the tri-cornered hat to Ross (your knowledge of the history of the area was superb and greatly appreciated–you really should write that book we talked about), Michelle (your endless supply of smiles and enthusiasm were infectious–and I know it wasn’t the wine). D’Linda (your can-do attitude and willingness to lend a hand, no matter the topic or time of day inspired us all–you were always a bright spot), and to Dave (your mechanical skills were nothing short of awesome–you put the rest of us to shame with your in-depth knowledge of how everything worked)!

I salute all of the participants and all of the volunteers who made the ride so enjoyable and memorable.  We couldn’t have done it without you.  Thank you!

As I promised at the conclusion of our ride, I’ll get the photos from this get-together posted far faster than I did from our Spring Ride.  Based on the number of images taken, it’ll be quite a bit of work to sort through them and select only the best ones for the group to enjoy.  Reminder, only family-friendly photos will be posted.

Now that I think about it, I’m surprised I got this post out as quickly as I did.  Maybe you can teach an old dog new tricks!  Unless he sees something shiny and then all bets are off!

If you’d like to continue to give me a hard time, share your thoughts, or leave a comment, please contact me.

As always, thanks for your continued support!

Happy Fourth of July!

Please take a moment out of your day today to remember that this is the birthday of the country we call home.  We’re fortunate to enjoy a level of freedom and individual liberty that simply isn’t found in all-too-many other nations around the world.

Consider and celebrate the historical significance of this day.  Then go on with your regularly scheduled events.

Happy birthday, America!

If you’d like to share your thoughts with me on this, or any other topic, please contact me.

As always, thanks for your continued support!

Spring Ride Photos

Thanks to Dave, Tim, and Stephanie for reminding me that I hadn’t posted the photos from our Spring Ride.  With all of the discussion about the 4th of July ride, getting a new camera, and a number of things going on behind the scenes, I nearly forgot to post them.  Mea culpa!

If you haven’t gotten an email from me telling you the location and password for the Spring Ride photos, please contact me.

I hope I do better getting the photos from our upcoming Fourth of July ride posted.  If not, please prompt me to get off the dime.

If you’d like to drop me a note, or leave a comment, please contact me.

As always, thanks for your continued support!

New Camera

A short time ago, I mentioned the passing of one of my favorite cameras.  I put it in a place of honor in my study and then turned my attention to finding a suitable replacement, one that would serve me as long and faithfully as it did over many, many years.  After quite search, I found its replacement and I’ll bring it with me on our Fourth of July ride.

The new camera is in the travel camera category.  I wanted a camera that I could literally stick into a pocket.  I have other cameras that produce higher quality photos, but I went with this particular model because having a picture of something that occurred, even though it’s not quite as good as an image another camera would produce, beats not having a photo of a singular, evocative instant.

I’ll be able to take pictures without having to break out all of the camera bags, lenses, and everything else that usually get in the way of enjoying the moment.  In other words,  I hope to keep you on your toes when it comes to your photo-snapping frenzy of candid images!

As I’m sure your surmised, I’ll be putting the images I take on this site for all the ride’s participants to review and, hopefully, enjoy.  Any of you who wish to share your photos are welcome to do so.  Keep them family-friendly and all is good.

If you’d like to share your thoughts on this topic or anything else, please contact me.

As always, thanks for your continued support!

Fourth of July Ride Plans Finalized

Based on those of you who contacted me, and the work Michelle did, along with Stacy, Brett, Judy, Harmon, and D’Linda, I can announce that the upcoming ride is set and ready to go.  All we have to do is show up at the appointed time in the peoper location and away we go!

If you don’t know if you’re part of the ride or if you didn’t receive your information packet, please contact me.  I’ll get the information to you as quickly as possible.

If you’d like to comment on this or anything else, please contact me.

As always, thanks for your continued support!

July Fourth Ride Update

Last week I asked you to share with me some possible routes for our Fourth of July ride.  I received far more suggestions that I anticipated.  I also received far more people trying to lock-in their participation than I thought I’d ever see.  Thank you on both counts!

Unless there are a lot of objections, I’d like to propose that we take Ross up on his offer to serve as our tour guide in parts of New England.  The areas of specific interest will be those that dovetail with the founding of this nation.  He mapped out an inticate route that should allow us to visit many of the key sites in his part of the country that we will recall from our history classes.

I also need people to contact me as volunteers to help get everything in place for the upcoming ride.  This time around, I’m going to pass along your contact information to Michelle.  She’s graciously agreed to coordinate the logistical nightmare required to have this  ride go as smooth as glass.  If you’d prefer that I not pass along your contact info to her, please let me know so that I can honor your request.

In what could be the start of a new tradition, we’re going to offer 1-, 2-, or 3-day options of the Fourth of July ride.  You can pick whatever works best for you and your schedule.  We won’t be able to have people sign up for the 1-day ride, and then have new people join as for a 1-day ride or a 2-day ride.  At some point in the future, we might have the wherewithal to make that happen; but, for now, we’ll start with everyone who signed up and then the number of participants will decrease as they have to return to work, keep previous commitments, or leave the group for any other reason.

If you’d like to share your thoughts on this, or anything else, please contact me.

As always, thanks for your continued support!