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70 mile ind TT and a party with George Clooney(7 posts)

70 mile ind TT and a party with George ClooneyPaulCL
Sep 29, 2002 10:18 AM
I had a great weekend, so I just wanted to share.

Yesterday, my family drove down to a friends' farm in Maysville, Kentucky from our home near Cincinnati, Ohio. While the family drove, I rode. I had to do the 70 miles without a single stop becuase of a commitment later that evening (and a late start). Through the hills of KY, I rode the 69.8 mile door to door ride in 3hrs 48 minutes. With all of the hills, that's flying for me. My only stop was for nature's call - though I never turned off the clock. Great fun going up or down - nary a flat section to be found.

And now for the ladies and George Clooney fans. Maysville, Ky is the birthplace of Rosemary Clooney who died last June. The town had a sit down dinner gala in her honor. Our friends were nice enough to invite us (@ $75 per head). Rosemary's brother Nick, son Miguel Ferrer (the coroner on "Crossing Jordon") and George Clooney were all present. George also convinced the muscians from the soundtrack of "Oh Brother, Where art Thou" movie to perform. Poor George was surrounded by women all night long. My wife and friend declared that he is more handsome in person. He seemed to be very gracious with all of the hubbub. Poor guy never got to relax and eat dinner. I even snapped a few photos of my wife and friend standing next to George. My single, solitude brush with fame. Give me fortune, but skip the fame. Made for an interesting day. You'd never expect to see hollywood stars in a tiny KY rivertown.

If anyone is interested, I'll post pictures once they are developed. Personally, my highlight of the day was averaging around 18mph for 70 miles alone over those hills....my wifes' highlight....George.

Paul
re: 70 mile ind TT and a party with George ClooneyJon Billheimer
Sep 29, 2002 11:31 AM
What an interesting day! But you had the better of the experiences between you and your wife. 30 kph riding hills solo is awesome! Congratulations.
Thank youPaulCL
Sep 30, 2002 7:20 AM
It was an interesting day.

I failed to mentioned that nights' sleep or lack there of. After getting home from the "Clooney" party, my family and I slept on air mattresses on my friends back porch. The plan had been to camp out, but the ground was too wet. So my wife and I gave in to the kids and "camped" on the back porch. Nature wouldn't let us sleep: owls, cows, a pack of coyotes, horses, etc... Too loud to sleep. Even after 70 miles and a bottle of wine (at the party), I couldn't sleep...bummer.

All in all a very satisfying day. Thanks. Paul
re: ahhhhh, the Soggy Bottom Boys...Akirasho
Sep 29, 2002 3:22 PM
I am a man of constant sorrow...

We abide.

Remain In Light.

Be the bike.
re: ahhhhh, the Soggy Bottom Boys...PaulCL
Sep 29, 2002 3:39 PM
Allison Kraus, The White's, and a trio of little girls...the name escapes me. A great day.
holy crapraboboy
Sep 30, 2002 7:17 AM
I am currently listening to the Oh Brother soundtrack. That is quite a co-inky-dink, eh?
Holy co-inky-dink batman !! Me tooPaulCL
Sep 30, 2002 9:06 AM
I get home Sunday afternoon only to find my most recent issue of Bicyling in the mailbox (Hey, at $12 per year, its' a deal). But what to my wandering eyes should appear??? But an article on a 100 great suburban rides included in which is the comment about Cincinnati, Ohio and a travel down Rte 10 into Kentucky. The very route I took Saturday on my 70m TT!

Now if you were riding a bike, listening to the Soggy Mountain boys, on Rte. 10, on Saturday, in Kentucky....now that would be weird co-inky-dink !!!