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Wednesday, October 29, 2008


When I started blogging, I didn't know really what to expect, other than having an outlet for my creative writing and sharing my love for riding motorcycles. Since I've started, I've become familiar via the web, with several other bloggers, whom I would now consider my friends. Well, I got to meet one of my new blogger pals this past weekend when we were at the Atlanta Motor Speedway for the NASCAR race.

Allen over at Allen Madding's Musings is also a big race fan, and was going to be at the AMS on Sunday. He and his lovely wife Alison (sorry if I misspelled it, there must be a dozen versions of your name! LOL!) were fortunate enough to land some pit passes. Harley and I are always camping in the infield, so Allen and I figured it would be a good chance to meet each other. After communicating via email and cell phone, we had no problem spotting each other on Sunday for our face to face visit.
It was like we already knew each other, as our conversation just flowed from one thing to the next. You really need to check out his post about Bikers for Babies. He was able to participate in a ride that allowed them to take their motorcycles on the Atlanta Motor Speedway. How cool is that! I could tell, as he told me about this experience in person, what a rush that must have been! The track officials put a pace car out front, and your not to go faster than him. But, as Allen explained, if you let them get waaaaay ahead of you, you'll be able to click around there with a little more speed. I would love to do that some day. Actually, I would like to get my motorcycle on the Talladega Super Speedway! Woo Hoo!

While we were talking, I confessed that I haven't taken one pic yet all weekend. I've posted about our race weekends before, and I just figured it would be too much of a repeat. But, he chastised me for not even getting pictures of the food! I was telling him about our deer shoulder we did on the grill and a couple boston butts. Mmmm, good. Yes, I should have gotten pics of our wonderful smorgasbord of protein! Sorry all!

I really enjoyed my short little visit with the Maddings. Allen and his wife were a pleasure to talk to and I hope to see them again some day. Since we're race fans, and it appears that we both come to the Atlanta Motor Speedway for these race weekends, we probably will.

Lady R


Mr. Motorcycle said...

That's really cool that you got to meet Allen and his wife. I too would love to take the bike on a racetrack. It would be a blast! I think the berms would be a kick!

Lady Ridesalot said...

mr. m... yep! Pretty cool indeed! I'm going to keep my eyes and ears open for the next ride like this. Organized rides have been offered at Talledega Super Speedway also. Hopefully, I can post a story like that some day!

Bucky said...

I was in Daytona a couple weeks ago for Biketoberfest. Although we were allowed to take our bikes to the infield, we could not ride on the track. But Boy I wanted to. There was a race going on the day we were in the track. I guess there was some event where you could be guided on the track, but it was real expensive so we dicided that just riding around the infield was enough for us. We have the pictures for our memories.


Ann said...

Very cool!

Lady Ridesalot said...

bucky... maybe you could ask for some track time for your birthday! You'll be over the hill this year, heh? LOL!

ann... ditto!

B.B. said...

That's so cool! It's always nice to meet people who you already consider friends!

Allen Madding said...

Boy I look charming with eye candy on both arms :)

Lady Ridesalot said...

b.b... I though about the time you were able to meet Ronman. It is pretty cool to finally have some face to face time with someone you feel like is already a friend.

allen... candy can do that to you sometimes! LOL! Hope ya'll had a great rest of the day!