Thanks for the comments regarding my grandfather, all, including those that were sent privately. This is hitting me a little harder than I expected, to be honest. We weren’t super close, but I loved the old man as did everybody around him.
Freddie Rodriguez (Rock Racing) @ Ronde van Brisbeen 2008. Photo ©2008 Ken Conley.
Instead of getting any work done, I’ve been talking with some of my family on the phone while also listlessly browsing the web. Here are a couple of items that caught my attention that might interest you:
A man was arrested for stealing used restaurant grease from a Burger King. This stuff has market value: 5,000 gallons (what a tanker truck carries) of used fry oil is worth $6,750. “Our guess is it’s a biodiesel fuel thing. It’s like someone stealing copper wire,” said Morgan Hill police Cmdr. David Swing. “This might turn into something that starts to occur more frequently.”
This is a little late but he’s my buddy. Ken wants to know: should he shoot photos, make a poster, or make a book? He’s gauging interest so shoot him a note. The photo of Freddie Rodriguez illustrating this post is by him.
Tour de Georgia VIP hospitality pass contest: Record a short video telling them “Why I Love the Tour de Georgia” in 60 seconds or less, upload it to your YouTube account by Thursday, April 10th at 11:59PM, submit the entry form and be entered to win two (2) VIP Hospitality passes to the final stage in Atlanta. They don’t need an epic production, just a sincere and exciting testament that shares your affinity for the Tour de Georgia. All entries deemed acceptable in content by Tour de Georgia staff will be displayed on the official Tour de Georgia website. Winners will be determined by fan votes (so let me know about the videos and I’ll help get the word out for you if you’re my friend). Details at Tour de Georgia website.
I’m not getting anything done, so I think I’ll bail from work early and take a nice, long bike ride.