Friday, June 26, 2009

NHRA Summit Nationals




Today is the first day of Pro qualifying for the next stop in the NHRA Full Throttle Championship. It's in Norwalk Ohio and you can check it out on ESPN 2, this weekend.

Thursday Night Newport Ride

Bellevue Ave.

Ocean Ave.


Newport bridge.



Great Topiary.




Sachuest Point Rd.












Esplanade st.







Hanging Rock Rd.


















Well, finally the rain has stopped and I was able to get a ride in. It's been 17 days since my last ride, thanks mostly to Mother Natures shitty weather. This ride started at Kris's house and took us through some beautiful area's. I did get lost at about mile 13, the arrows just stopped. So I decided to do my own ride and low and behold at about mile 20 I found the arrows again. I ended up with 27 miles for the ride.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Saturday's RBL Wiffleball Game

The outfield fence.

The sun played peekaboo all day. Here the girls try and catch some rays.


Chris was finally able to walk a little at the end of the day, barely.



Official RBL photographer Cheuk waiting for Ralph to swing.




Thomas at the plate.





Kevin at the plate.






Waiting for the next game, Dave and Ralph.







Tom prepares to pitch to Dave.








Tom and Kevin, eventual winners.









In the first game Chris strained his hamstring and was out the rest of the day.










Doug is on first while Chris winds up.











Steve was on a tare in the first game and had a chance to break my son's homerun record.












We all enjoyed another great RBL tournament Saturday. It lasted about 7 hours with four games played. My son Thomas's new team, the Fucking Rock Stars won.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Womens Summer Soccer League

Nice header.
Mommy, will you come off the field and play with me?

I couldn't believe I got this great photo.

















Tiffany has great ball skills.














Where mommy goes, Bella goes.








Last night in Newton was Tiffany's first game of the summer. She plays in this league every summer to stay sharp and get plenty of touches with the ball. Then when camp rolls around in late August with her Brandeis team, she's ready. They won last night 2-0.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

We're Back From NJ

Starting line ceremonies.

Custom hat.


The pits can get crowded at times.



Barbara and I.




Tiffany and Barbara, we had great seats.





Tim, Adam and Steve, waiting for their chance to get up next to the safety wall to watch.






Ashley Force signing autographs.







Me with Doug Kalitta.








Tiffany and Barbara with Tony Schumacher.









What a great time we had at the race. The only downer was the fourth round of qualifying got rained out. We also had to leave before the final round, it was running late because of
two back to back crashes at the shut down area and we needed to get on the road home. Check out the video's below. Also, you can click on this link and see the two crashes that delayed the finals by two hours. http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=4259201

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

NHRA Super Nationals








This weekend in Englishtown NJ. is the next stop on the NHRA Full Throttle schedule. Barbara,Tiffany, Tim and myself will be there to see all the action. This will be my 4th or 5th time attending this event and I can't wait to get there Friday. This is the same race that Scott Kalitta was killed at last year so I'm sure there will be some somber moods around the track. But Scott's dad Connie will be the first to tell you that Scott would want everyone to enjoy the race and that's what we plan to do. If you wish to watch Scott's tragic crash, click on this link. http://www.motorator.com/videos/196

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Rehoboth Loop

Cross street.
Walker street.

This will probably be my last ride until I get back from NJ. The weathers going to suck through Friday and we're leaving Friday morning. I was really stiff the first few miles, a result from the century I rode Saturday. I ended up with 10 miles.

Monday, June 8, 2009

NBW Plymouth Century

Some of the many hero's that gave their lives.

Doing the rollers going through Myles Standish Park on the return.


Who's that guy?








Vietnam Moving Memorial Wall.





Ted Shwartz dressed cozy for the cool temps.






John Satterlee, my riding partner.







On of the beautiful roads on this ride.








This ride is one of my favorites and I always try and do it at least once a year. It was rained out in May so John and I had made plans to do it Sunday, instead of the clubs scheduled ride. I got an email earlier in the week from Ted Shwartz, another club member, wanting to know if I was interested in doing it Saturday. Talk about a being on the same wave length. I told him John and I were planning on doing it Sunday, but I would check with him to see if Saturday would work instead. It did and we were off at 6:45 Saturday morning. The rain had moved out earlier in the morning, but the cool cloudy weather stayed with us most of the day. An added surprise when we got to Plymouth was the Vietnam Moving Memorial Wall, it was set up and on display. I ended up with 102.5 miles for the day, a great ride with great friends.