Monday, October 22, 2007

Kids shouldn't play with matches!!!

On the way home from work, I was thinking about my neighbor's barn fire (Eric Snook)about 5 years ago. My kids always tell me not to think about things because they come true. I wasn't home long and Al yells, "John Snook's house is on fire!" We all hop in the truck and go and take the back farm road. Thank goodness it is not John's home. It is the barn north across Weikert Rd. Evidently there were kids in there with matches and boof ignition on the hay! John ran inside to pull the hay fork out. Good thing he did because there was a young girl stuck up in the loft. He made her jump down to him because she couldn't get down on her own. I hear the boy was hiding out back by a tree.........Uh Oh BAD Kids!!!!!

Local Cyclist Injured

Adam Kahler is a Former Bucknell University Cycling Team rider and was most likely enjoying the weekend at Bucknell University's Homecoming 2007 in Lewisburg, PA. He was also on the 2007 WBI Investments Cycling Team powered by LIV Natural.

Bicyclist hit by car
By Rob Scott The Daily Item MILTON -- A 22-year-old man suffered a severe spinal injury when he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle along Route 405 at 4:15 p.m. Sunday, authorities said. Adam Kahler, of Millmont, was riding his bike south near Robbins Marine in West Chillisquaque Township, Northumberland County, along with 19-year-old Jeffrey Salvitti and 21-year-old Michael Chauner, both of West Chester, when he was struck by Betty Hackenberg, 82, of Winfield, while she was driving south in her Chrysler Cirrus, according to state police at Milton. The collision forced Mr. Kahler's bike to strike Mr. Salvitti and Mr. Chauner, a report said. A helicopter landed in a nearby parking lot and took Mr. Kahler to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. His condition was unavailable Sunday night. Mr. Salvitti and Mr. Chauner suffered minor injuries and were not taken to a hospital. Ms. Hackenberg was uninjured. State police were assisted at the scene by the Milton Fire Department. Traffic had to be directed around the scene of the accident for several minutes while officers gathered information. The accident is still under investigation, police said.
Photo by Kevin Mertz/Standard Journal

I met Adam last year on a hot summer evening when I was out riding my mountain bike and he was on a recovery ride after racing. I thought, boy this young fella is really friendly!! He is a roadie who smiles and waves to you passing opposite ways on many occassions. One of the few in this area who ride and an inspiration so young. He had praised me for getting my kids into riding. This summer I had not seen him and wonder where life has taken him after Bucknell. I wish him strength in his recovery. Smile.

Thursday, October 11, 2007


Day Off as tag along with Dag. Plans for a ride fizzled with the morning damp rain. She had to get her B&W proofs at Hoyers (looks the same as in my years alive) and run some errands. It was soooooo nice not having to be somewhere or do something today.

These lovely MENTAL hats caught our attention. Last weekend we decided we need some sort of bike helmet cover for the NYC 5 Boro ride or even the Fanny Brrr Polar Ride at the crack of 2008. There are MENTAL HATS which are ski or multi helmet covers. I really like the ones that you can bend different ways.

We made our way to the Headquarters of Mr Sticky for lunch and dessert. One of their sticky buns is a necessity at the local fairs where we live. The temptation was there to get a half dozen to take home. We were good and split ONE!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Mood Thoughts

Aaah....Nice ride Sunday on Weikert Run up Penns Creek mountain and across Hen Step Trail and shoot down Route 235. Got home 5 minutes before the turkey was done in the oven!!

I want to go away somewhere - Calgone man...take me away?

There are some really dumb people in this world...I EAT DUMB PEOPLE...stop & observe!

I often wonder how life would have been if.....

What do I want to be when I grow up?

Looking forward to whatever Twisteruterus has up her sleeve next week when her friends come to town.

I hope I don't break down at work like last month..I get beat to a piece of orange pulp.

I wish there was an endless stream of money so I could donate, volunteer, travel and do whatever my heart would desire on a given day.