Tuesday, September 14, 2010

FedEx Rock 'n Roll MS150

This past weekend the FOGBees were represented at the FedEx Rock 'n Roll MS150 by Bob Miller, Nicole Ellis and Phil & Lisa Houston. Leaving from the Desoto Civic Center in Southaven, MS and riding to Tunica, MS (and back) the ride was well-planned and supported. The accommodations at Harrah's Tunica Resort were exceptional and included with registration for the ride.

Day one started out cloudy and turned to an outright rain shower for at least 20 miles. The Italian dinner that night was followed by a presentation by the NMSS that highlighted rides all over the US. The Jack & Back photos included none other than FOGBee Godfather, Tom Evans, proudly wearing his colors! Bob was recognized during the awards for having ridden in MS150 rides for the past 19 years.

Day two was beautiful and windy! We climbed the fabled hill known as "The Wall" -- ON THE TANDEM!!! We even passed some riders on "single" bikes on the way up. :) Lunch overlooked the scenic Arkabutla Lake reservoir and provided a nice rest midway through the ride. At the finish line, we were greeted with medals to mark our accomplishment of having ridden the distance and a full lunch of Neeley's Memphis Barbecue.

We were sure to "Re-Cycle" for next year's ride and hope that more FOGBees will consider joining us on the adventure. Check out Shutterfly for the photos I managed to snap along the way.

1 comment:

monsieur cannonball said...

Great ride guys ! Definitely talk this one up for next year. I'm interested. Other than the Wall looks fairly flat. Also looks like little shade. Can't wait to hear about the details and the stories of your event.