I was listening to the police scanner tonight to listen to any Saturday night action. I hear a “suspicious persons” call come from a familiar street name. I “googled” it really quick and of course! (realization) It is a street name in my neighborhood. I got on my bike and headed to the call location. I met a neighbor standing in his driveway. He just got home from work and saw three guys my size walking around checking cars to see if they were unlocked. Get this…I was there even before police showed up! I rode around for a bit, especially on sidewalks where police could not drive, to see if I could find them. Did not see anyone. If I had, I would subtly alert the officers in that area. Sure, I should have let the officers handle the situation, but I was on a bike and could definitely escape some loony teens if I had to. It was a fun adventure nonetheless. They should just put me in a cruiser already…
Wow what a weekend it has been! I try to make the best of every weekend I have off from work and try to do something fun. Until Monday, I did not have anything planned for this past weekend. Bored one evening, I was scrolling through my Facebook news-feed and saw a video one of my friends, Dan, had made. It was about the Holler Hoppin Zip Lines in Nashville, Indiana. He is doing an internship there for the summer. I knew immediately that is what I was going to do on the weekend! I found out it was only $30 to zip and made a reservation for Saturday right away. Continue Reading
I decided a few months ago I thought it would be really awesome to learn how to ride a motorcycle and own one for myself to ride. Read that posting here: “Two Wheels“. I signed up for a Basic Rider Course from ABATE (American Bikers Aimed Towards Education) of Indiana. Finally, the anticipated weekend arrived. I really did not know what to expect, but I was very excited! The program is split into three days over one weekend. The following are the experiences I had while in this awesome program: Continue Reading
Schmucker’s is a cool little place to get fresh produce and homemade Amish goods in New Haven, Indiana. This farm also has a nursery with plenty of flowers and vegetable plants for sale. I decided I wanted to plant some green bell peppers in the garden we have in our backyard. I drove over to the farm and picked up a tray of six plants. The pepper plants are now in the garden waiting for the nutrients they need to grow! In the past our garden has had a variety of things including tomatoes, green peppers, carrots, radishes, baby watermelon, and many more I can not recall as I was a little kid in the prime of our garden days. When I have a place of my own, I am definitely going to have a big vegetable garden! This place is not too far away from my house at all. I fancy the idea of biking over there while out riding and grabbing a fresh apple or other fruit of the sort!
Yesterday evening I participated in something call Trek the Trails. Every Tuesday people meet up to go for a bicycle ride on Fort Wayne’s Rivergreenway Trails. It was a pretty cool sight to see everybody out and about on their bicycles. These rides last no longer than 10 miles at a time. It is somewhat of a slow-paced ride. I think most people like to take in the nature scenes. I do as well, but I think I can do it riding faster than 8 mph… There were some points where there was enough room to overtake the riders in front of you. I believe the front of the pack is the place to be if you want to ride a little faster. About halfway through they stop and take a short break and let everyone catch up. I took some video clips of this ride and put them together. Enjoy!
I bought a new bicycle! It has been awhile since I have owned a bike. I bought a bike, because I wanted to ride it for exercise, ride down the county roads and city trails, and possibly use it to commute to places. I know I wanted a road bike, because they go faster and there really is not any mountain riding in Indiana. Northeast Indiana is very flat. I am thinking I could possibly ride it to work on nice days. It is about seven miles from my house to the hospital. I think that is pretty feasible. Continue Reading
Thanks to a photo contest put on by IPFW’s newspaper, The Communicator, I won two tickets to the Godsmack, Staind, and Halestorm concert at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. The contest was to take a photo of yourself reading this newspaper in a strange place. I submitted a few great pictures that my sister helped me capture.
That picture was the best one out of the group, I thought, and apparently the staff did as well. It took a few days to pick a winner, and there were not too many submissions by other people. I was looking through other submissions and, without trying to be biased, thought mine was most strange or outrageous I guess you could say as well! I went to pick up my tickets and I was so excited!
I asked my good friend Alex to come with me to this concert. This was one of a few concerts that I have been to. My last concert I went to was a Styx concert in Muncie back in 2010 I believe. That was awesome, but this concert definitely topped that one. Continue Reading