Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Governor Kaine has proclaimed May is Bike Month. He will read the below proclamation at the State Capitol in Richmond on Thursday, May 1 at 9:00 a.m.

2008 May is Bike Month Proclamation

WHEREAS, for more than a century, the bicycle has been an important part of the lives
of many Americans, and today residents of all ages throughout our great Commonwealth
engage in bicycling for transportation, recreation, fitness, and fun; and

WHEREAS, bicycling is the most efficient form of transportation and offers independent
mobility for many Virginians traveling between work, school, and home, and the use of
bicycles for transportation benefits all residents of Virginia by easing traffic congestion,
reducing air pollution, and saving highway construction dollars; and

WHEREAS, bicycling is recognized as an activity that can reduce the onset of chronic
disease and reduce childhood obesity, and consideration of bicycling in transportation
and land use planning, and in programs such as Safe Routes to School will help create
healthier and more active communities in Virginia; and

WHEREAS, bicycling offers a unique perspective from which residents and visitors may
discover Virginia’s natural beauty, history, and culture, and a vast network of scenic rural
roads and pleasant weather conditions make the Old Dominion a favorite destination for
bicycling enthusiasts; and

WHEREAS, the Commonwealth contains more miles of the U.S. Numbered Bicycle
Route System than any other state, and is the only place where two routes intersect, and
Virginia is fortunate to play host to many organized recreational, charitable, and
competitive bicycling events, each of which contributes much to Virginia’s economy; and

WHEREAS, Bike Month provides an opportunity to increase public awareness of the
many benefits of bicycling, to promote bicycle safety, and to encourage bike riding
through organized activities such as Bike-to-Work events, club rid es, family rides, and
bike rodeos for children;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Timothy M. Kaine, do hereby recognize May 2008 as BIKE
MONTH in the COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the
attention of all our citizens.y 1 at 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Been a little while since I was on here so here is what has been happening.

  • The whole family was in town last week from SC staying at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel. My Sister, Nephew, Mother, Father, and Grandmother were all here hanging out and we got a chance to eat at Baja, The Split banana, and The Bistro while they were here so I had a little riding to do to make it back in shape after they left. They got back to SC Thursday night safely with my dad taking my truck back home with him.

  • Thursday and Friday I finally starting to get over the hacking cough that I had had for like two weeks that seemed like two months. I apologize to anyone that came in the shop and got coughed on or near by me.

  • Thursday evening I skipped the Thursday fast ride (still recovering from cough) and headed out to McDonough Toyota to pick up my new wheels. A black Scion XB. Friday morning I started setting up the Thule and Rocky Mounts racks to fit my new baby. She is a sexy black beast (see pic below, oh baby!) I drove over the mountain to Blue Mountain Brewery Thursday night to test the new ride and to get a brew and some pizza with Ms. Lindsay Douglas, a new bike owner that actually talked to me again after being hit on in the Bike Shop. Well they stopped serving pizza at the brewery so we settled for a sandwich and a fruit and cheese plate.

  • Sunday we started flagging the new trail corridor at Montgomery Hall Park. The Queen City Cycling Club is doing a joint project with Patrick McKeegan's Eagle Scout Project to add additional miles of trail to Montgomery Hall Park. We will be there again this Sunday with two separate teams working. One flagging where the trail will go and one team beginning to clear the trail corridor of brush.