26 September 2011

Richmond to host 2015 Worlds

Not since the days of Tour Dupont and Tour de Trump and don't forget Coors Classic has Richmond really seen any true road racing events.

The question that seems to be out there is; "Richmond going to be the next Cycling City"? Is this event going to give cyclist (Bike Commuters) the bike lanes, routes, parking, and other services that they have been wanting? I don't know answer to this question or if we will be the next Cycling City. But I would think that something has to happen.

Check out here as one source that links to other sites on this subject and what people are posting about it.

For somebody that will start working in the city in the next six months this could be a really cool thing to happen. But being what seems to being the Capital of NASCAR, tobacco, and the NCAA it seems like there is a long ways to go!

18 September 2011

Eagle Scout Project At Camp 7

The trail crews are back working another weekend to get the trails open and I ended up on the other side of the park to see this project off.

Scouts working on phase I of the project

The gate has been put up to keep the Equestrians from riding into the camp area. The issue is the horses doing their thing and it being on the ground where you need to eat and sleep. You get the picture...

The pad still needs somemore backfil and will be completed Monday night. This is where the port-a-johns will go when a group or Troop will be using the site.

I did not get to help like I wanted but did get a few pictures and scouted out some rock for backfil on a fire road about a mile away.

Great job to another young leader!

17 September 2011

I am needing to make some room for some new stuff so here you go,

Shimano Xtr Sm-Rt96 Disc Brake Rotor: Like new but has been used $15

Answer MTB Shoes Size 10 1/2 EURO 44 They are used but had only been used with a flat pedal. The bottom of the shoe is like new. $15

1996 Rock Shock Judy XC. From top of race the steer tube 1/16 short of 7". No parts for the insides. Just fork legs and crown. Steer is 1 1/8" Make offer!

For local pick-up and shipping. YOU Pay what it cost to ship!

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12 September 2011

The Heavy Work

Weekend number two for post-hurricane clean-up. There was a good turn-out of folks that came out to work. We broke-up into two crews and started work on the Lakeview I trails.

There is a lot more to do. Keep a lookout on the CCVA or RA-MORE sites for trail work dates and times

09 September 2011

That's Normal Wear and Tear

For Father's Day I received a Osprey Transporter 95. Click here to learn more about the transporter series of bags. I readlly like the bag.

I have been on two trips for work and one for vaction and everytime I flew, it was on a US AIRWAYS flight. On my last trip for work I grab my bag from baggage claim and made my way home. I had less than 24 hours before I was to catch another flight to go on vaction. Once I got home I started to unload my bag and could see some light from inside the bag. So I took a look at the end of the bag and see that I have damage to the end of the bag and there are two tears that you can see better from the inside than the outside of the bag.

Outside of bag

Inside of bag

When I went back to the airport I made a damaged baggage claim with US AIRWAYS. I was told this was normal wear and tear and that they would take my claim but would need to call the 1-800 number and follow-up with pictures.

A couple of days later I make the call only to be told that somebody will get back with me. About two weeks goes by and no return call. So I find the time the other day to call back US AIRWAYS baggage call center. I tell the person at the call center what has or has not happen and the bottom line of that phone call and at this time was that my claim has been turn down and that this is normal wear and tear.

I told the individual that this is not normal wear and tear and it is not how I take care of my equipment. In my job my equipment has to be serviceable and in good shape and if it is not then I have to fix it or replace it. The pictures here are the same pictures that I will be sending in to the resolution office. Just one more step (tactic) that the baggage call center is making me take to get my bag fix.

Wish me luck!