Friday, April 29, 2011

Friday Night Ride

It's been a week since my last ride due to a nasty cold I got. My legs were pretty weak today but I did get an 11 miler in.
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Nitro Time!

This weekends race is in Houston,TX. Check it out on ESPN2. Qualifying starts today for the Pro categories.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Friday Night Ride

One of my favorite pit stops.

I got a good ride in after work today. I felt pretty good and saw quite a few riders out there.
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Monday, April 18, 2011

Monday Night Ride

Another new development being built. This one,off of Davis st.

Decided to get a ride in before the rain comes for the next two days. My back was a little sore, but I managed to still get a good ride in.
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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Bikepath Ride With John

We tried to ride on a dirt section of the path, but it got too rough after about a mile.

The newest section to be completed.

Today was the first ride this year that John and I were able to do. John's knee is getting better and it showed today with our longest ride of the year. John did a lot better than I thought he would do and blew me away, banging out 24 miles. We stuck to the bikepath going through Coventry,West Warwick and Cranston.
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Friday Afterwork Ride

I've been waiting for the Spring colors to start blooming,I'm getting tired of looking at dead leaves and tree's stripped bare from the winter. I did manage to find some color on the ride.
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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sunday Afternoon Ride

I saw this heron swallowing a fish as I went over the stream he was fishing at.
It was 59 degree's at the start of the ride and it felt great.It's also supposed to get warmer this week,it's about time.I needed  to get a longer ride in than my limit of 11 set by my physical therapist,and I did, I won't tell him if you won't.
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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Tom's Man Cave

My son Thomas finally finished his man cave today. I went down today, to help him out running the last of the cable and sub woofer wires in the wall. We adjusted the levels of the speakers and it sounds great. Now all he has left to do, is hang all his sports memorabilia.

Friday, April 8, 2011

This Is Why I Love This Guy


Written by Elon Werner Friday, 08 April 2011 08:00

John Force brought the house down at the Speedway Club at Bruton Smith’s crown jewel of the southwest, Texas Motor Speedway, during the 8th annual
NHRA president Tom Compton (on left) and 15-time Funny Car champion John Force pose with the permanent Hall of Fame pedestal that will be on display at Texas Motor SpeedwayTexas Motorsports Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Speaking from a circle in the round stage in front of a packed house at the Speedway Club Force regaled the crowd of over 600 with tales of racing, promoting and family in a speech that ended with the nights’ only standing ovation.
“I love racing. It has been my whole life. I wasn’t born in Texas but I nearly died here. I have to say thank you to the NHRA, to my sponsors Castrol, Ford, Mac Tools, Auto Club, and Brandsource for sticking by me and most of all to the fans. That is why I do what I do, for the roar of the crowd,” said the 13-time NHRA winner in the state of Texas.
Force was the lone inductee into the Hall of Fame in 2011 joining previous members drag racing legends Kenny Bernstein, Lee Shepherd, and Eddie Hill as well as racing super stars A.J. Foyt, Mark Martin, and Bobby Labonte in the hall. Force was presented with a framed original painting to commemorate the event. A permanent pedestal featuring a reproduction of the painting as well as a list of Force’s Hall of Fame credentials will be permanently displayed at Texas Motor Speedway.
In his speech introducing Force NHRA President Tom Compton spoke emotionally and eloquently about Force’s impact on the sport as well as his universal appeal.
“John Force is one of the greatest drivers ever to race in the NHRA. He is a great ambassador for motorsports and he is one of the most unique people I have had the privilege of getting to know,” said Compton. “He spends time with the fans and they love him for that. His determination to overcome poverty, childhood polio, and a less than stellar start to his career is a testament to the ability of the human spirit to survive and excel beyond anyone’s belief.”
Midway through his speech Force’s attention was drawn to a young marine sitting at a table adjacent to the stage. He immediately thanked the young man for his service to this country, left the stage to give him a hug and then resumed his train of thought. As Force wrapped up his speech with a number of comedic tales involving everyone from his daughters to Paris Hilton to track owner Bruton Smith he took the time to sincerely thank all the people that had stood by him when he was in the hospital in Dallas and as he struggled to regain his championship form.
“I have been blessed throughout my career. I have a great family and great teammates. An honor like this is not for one man but for our whole organization. Every driver that has raced with me and every crewman that turned a Mac Tool wrench for me shares in this award. I thank every one of them for their support.”
As Force left the stage to thunderous applause the crowd rose to its feet. Force didn’t even notice since he was already signing autographs and thanking people for taking the time to support such a great event.

Friday, April 1, 2011

A Future Cartographer?

This is John's granddaughter Maya scoping out a new ride for us to ride this year.