Sheila, Ben and Me
So last Thurday, Sheila, Ben, Greg and myself went on a 250 mile ride… up past Marietta and down a magnificent little road oft touted as the ‘Baby Dragon.’ It was a majestic ride… twisty, contemplative, no traffic and perfect weather.
Country driving... can't beat it!
Before we descended into Hannibal, Ohio… we stopped do drink in the scenery and rest our butts.
No more needs be said...
Nice... very nice
The view off the mountain down into Hannibal, was truly… picture perfect!
What a day!
Then Friday morning came… and so began another grand session at the Fur Peace Ranch. This weekend we hosted Maurice Cridlin, Bill Kirchen, David Wolff of Breakdown Way fame, and myself.
Saturday morning, we gathered at 0800 for our 13th Pick ‘n’ Putt run. We have decided that this will also be our first Marjorie Thompson Memorial Run. Marjorie didn’t ride, but she certainly was a free spirit. I think she would have liked this little tribute.
Before the run, Izze sits on Nessa's bike.
Again, weather was perfect for the Saturday Ride.
Gas stop on Rt. 124
Jerry Bayha, as always, had scrupulously mapped this ride for everyone with mile by mile data. Unfortunately, some health issues prevented Jer’ from making the run with us. Everyone appreciated your efforts on our behalf, and your presence was missed. Get back up on the scoot soon brother.
I lead the pack near Canaan...
Foto by Dennis Powell
Yeah, it just kept getting better and better…
Sound check for Mac, Jack, and Bill
And then we were back at the Ranch getting ready for Bill’s concert… which, by the bye, was more than stellar.
Before you know it, it was Monday morning… time for a class picture and time to pack up.
These men picked up a storm this weekend...
There’s always separation anxiety at the end of each camp… this one was no different. I’ll miss these folks… but it’s time to move on.
Olph… that’s Ole Phil Jacobs, just sent me this pick from Manhattan. Yep… Madison Square Garden… with an ad for Jack’s 70th at the Beacon.
We're big time now!
Foto by Phil Jacobs
No time for lolligagging…I’ll be starting to record a new Jorma project later this week. Gotta finish writing… gotta practice… gotta ready to Larry Campbell and the gang to show up… and of course, much more will be revealed about this as time goes on.
Now? Well, it’s dinner time folks and I’ve gotta set the table.