Funny thing happened…

... at the Little Rock St. Patrick's Day Parade.Last year I was in a night group ride that took about 17 cyclists through the heart of downtown Little Rock. We had all of our lights and reflective clothing going full blast down President Clinton Avenue in the River Market. A couple of guys were on the sidewalk playing guitar for loose change. One of the other cyclists turned to the group and … [Read more...]

Where the heck have I been?

Here, like always.Besides a pretty good bit of indoor workouts on the bike trainer and some weight work we got out to Burns Park in North Little Rock this weekend.Now I'm not much of a runner but I came up with the ingenious plan to run from the soccer fields at Burns Park to the Emerald Point trail, up to the top of Ft. Roots and down the east side. Then we would continue running back along the … [Read more...]

Gotta Love a New Trail

So Lisa and I headed out this weekend to do a little workout at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. We have been doing what we call the around, up and over workout for the past couple of years out there. It consists of starting at the west summit parking lot (the day use area with the big playground) and then heading over near the boat ramp and running/walking the base trail. Then at the end of that … [Read more...]

An Outside Christmas

Christmas is a special time for us. We are not really into a lot of traditions (this year we didn't even do a tree or lights). I wonder what the neighbors think sometimes when we get all extravagant for Halloween and don't do anything for Christmas? Actually we usually do lights and a tree, this year we opted for a family trip instead. We got back from our little trip the the Magic Kingdom a … [Read more...]

A Bicycle Friendly Community…

I was privileged to attend the recent ceremony at the Little Rock City Hall where Ken Gould presented the award of an Honorable Mention as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists to Mayor Stodola. Below are the specifics from a release by Ron Rizzardi of Bicycle Advocacy of Central Arkansas (BACA) and a photo from the ceremony (sorry, all I had was the cell phone … [Read more...]

Color me Fall!

Well, Some will say that fall color was a bit of a bust this year. Of course some years you just have to know where to look. I was up at the Ozark Folk Center State Park last week working on a photo shoot for a new brochure. I was working withthe state tourism photographer. He wanted to get some sunset shots at nearby Calico Rock, AR. He had arranged a local fisherman to cruise up and down the … [Read more...]

New Trail in Southeast Arkansas!

Southeast Arkansas sometimes gets a bad rap. It's not real hilly and many areas have been cleared for farming and are pretty treeless. But there are some wonderful pockets of this part of the state that might just surprise even some diehard Arkies.For instance, Cane Creek State Park near Star City. This is a wonderful place. They have a flatwater kayak trail that takes you past several beaver … [Read more...]

It’s been a whole week!

Sorry, I meant to get a post up about the rest of last weekend and blew it. It's been a busy week around here. I mean it's almost Halloween, parties must be planned and attended, front yards turned to grave yards, etc. So back to the story:After our exciting day of rugged triathlons and Halloween decorating I decided to go on a mountain bike ride the next day with some of our friends. Lisa was … [Read more...]

Very Rugged Weekend

Sometimes I get a bit carried away. This weekend was one of those times. The plan -- Leave early on Friday and go to Daisy State Park on Lake Greeson to camp for the night. Then get up early on Saturday Morning, pack up and drive up to Glenwood to participate in the 9th annual Rugged Man Triathlon. Next we would head home to work on putting Halloween decorations up. Sunday morning we would get up … [Read more...]

Trip Report: Bull Shoals – White River State Park

This past weekend we took a trip to one of our favorite Arkansas State Parks, Bull Shoals - White River State Park. This park is a wonderful warm or hot weather park. The campground is situated on the White River just below the Bull Shoals dam. With a cold constant water temperature campers are assured of a cool evening. The area is known as the best fly fishing area in the Midwest. The park … [Read more...]