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16th Annual March of Dimes ‘Ride to Save Babies' Sunday, October 7th on the infield of Atlanta Motor Speedway

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Sunday, October 7th, 2007 - 10am -March of Dimes ‘Ride to Save Babies'- Atlanta Motor Speedway - 1500 Highway 19-41, Hampton, GA 30228
Tickets: $35 - Rider, $35 - Passenger

The annual ride comes to the high banks of Atlanta Motor Speedway for the first time. Help save Georgia's babies while enjoying the ride on one of NASCAR's fastest speedways. Lunch by Buffalo's Southwest Café, guest appearances by 1988 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup champion Bill Elliott, motorcycle stunt show, battle of the bikes competition, vendor village, hot air balloon rides, helicopter rides, live entertainment and much more. For additional information, contact the March of Dimes at 404-350-9800 or visit
http://www.marchofdimes.com/georgia

7th Annual Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Home Ride - Saturday Oct 6th

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Subtle Hints for Christmas

The Network is DOWN ! !

Adversity

“Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.” - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

“Without adversity, without change, life is boring.” - John Amatt

"Adversity does not build character, adversity reveals character." - Sandy Dahl

"Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are." - Arthur Golden

"Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors." - African Proverb


"There is no education like adversity." - Disraeli

"Adversity is the first path to truth." - Lord Byron

"The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken' away; blessed be the name of the Lord." Job 1:21

Never Under-estimate a Redneck with a Welder

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Dan Parker is responsible for building some of the fastest drag car chassis in the country. I guess sometimes you get a wild hair and one thing leads to another.

Dream House Ride - 500k

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Saturday, October 6, 2007

6:30-7:30 AM Registration. Continental breakfast provided.
7:00 AM Optional chapel service.
7:15 AM Rider’s meeting.
7:30 AM First rider departs.
12:00 noon Catered lunch at a North Georgia lakeshore with live music.
5:00 PM Arrive at the end point. Evening program, dinner and prize drawing.

The Dream House 500 is a charity fundraising event to support Dream House for Medically Fragile Children and provide an enjoyable motorcycle adventure for its participants. It is actually two events in one, providing a 500km day of sport touring over the Southern Appalachian's best roads and a shorter route which includes some unpaved Forest Service roads for adventure touring riders.

Grand Prize
$1,000 Gift Certificate from Tucker-Rocky. Prize courtesy of Tucker-Rocky Distributing and BMW Motorcycles of Atlanta.

Start and end point:
Honda Rider Education Center, 1450 Morrison Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30004.
N34.05900 W84.29403

Pop Goes the Breaker

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On my trip to Columbus, as I pulled in for my first gas stop on the trip, suddenly the speedo and its light went dead. A little testing proved the turn signals and rear brake light were dead as well. The headlight and running lights (both front and rear were working). I did a brief inspection but couldn't locate anything. So hand signals were the rule of the day. But needless to say, the larger percentage of the general driving public doesn't know standard hand signals and are without a clue when they see them displayed in front of them what is being communicated.

That being the case, I looked three times, hand signaled and looked some more when I was making lane changes, stopping, etc. Yes, I know there are a lot of folks riding without turn signals (Jeffery). But, I am just not comfortable in interstate traffic without working signals. Refrain from emailing me sissy comments, thanks.

I consulted a friend who owns a bike shop who I met up with on the way to Columbus. We pulled …

Bikes on Broadway

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Downtown Columbus, Georgia was closed down for the 5th Annual Bikes on Broadway chairty event for Our House of Columbus. Live Music and vendors were on hand as well as a ton of bikes. It was a beautiful weekend for the event and a good time was had by all. I managed a few pictures with the old trusty cell phone.




Ride for Will

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November 10, 2007
registration starts at 9am, ride leaves at 11am from South Forsyth High School HWY 141 - Peachtree PKWY Cumming, GA and ends at Paul's Margarita deck in Helen, GA.

Fall is on its way...

And fall leads to cooler temperatures and wood cutting and such which means:

Good Vibrations...