Another Sign That Fall is on the Way!


Some of you are college football fans, and if you are a devoted one like I am, the anticipation of the season and that first game is crazy fun!


Even when the outcome is not great (like when your quarterback gets injured and it all goes down hill from there).


This game offered time to campaign, to visit with friends, and to pull out the camera.


The colors of Virginia Tech are the colors of fall, and are perfect for football season.


The best part was hanging out with the very enthusiastic, oh so much fun Virginia Tech Young Democrats.


Our quarterback is pending surgery and the team suffered a loss, yet the season stretches out before us.  There are 11 more games in this season, and 56 days until Election Day!!

Ahhhhh ….

I’m three weeks into the campaign and tomorrow is the official Campaign Kick Off.  Since a relaxing ride on the bike at the end of the day was not to be, a lovely non-fat latte was the next best thing.


How do they make those designs, anyway?

Life on the Bike: A New Journey

Some of you may remember a post from November called Gifts, where I hinted that a major life decision had been made (it’s a post I’m particularly proud of, so please check it out if you have time).  I’m finally able to reveal what that big decision is, and it will explain while I’ve not been as active on WP this week.

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Yes! I’m running for a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, District 12!

I’ve contemplated running for years, from back in my days serving on Radford City Council, and I am excited about this new endeavor.  The election is not until November so this will be a year long journey.  I plan to travel to events on my bike when able and to photo-document the journey as well.


Many of you already know Joe from three different blogs on WordPress – The Visual Chronicle, X-Tended Vision, and Monochromia.  Joe has adapted a few of his photos, and one of mine so far, to use on my campaign website and FB page.  Aren’t they fun?

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I’m hoping that Joe will be able to find time to add this logo to more of my photos from around District 12 as the campaign progresses.  How lucky am I to have Joe on my team?

It’s going to be a wild ride and I’m looking forward to it!  Motorcycle rides and photography will remain the dominant focus of my blog.  Yet truly, this journey is more of Life on the Bike and Other Fab Things.

If you’d like more information, visit me here:

Website: – the site just went live yesterday so it’s still a young site