Football, Music and Bike Rides


Spent mid week in Atlanta with both boys at #2 sons home.  We gathered for the Gold Cup semi finals and watched the US get beat by Jamaica in front of 72,000 screaming fans in a sold out Georgia Dome. My first US Men’s National Team game was in some small college field in Indiana back in the mid 80’s with less than a thousand fans packed in sitting on portable stands.

Leaving the house in our US outfits.
Leaving the house in our US outfits.
We  changed into our Panama shirts for the second match.
We changed into our Panama shirts for the second match.

The second game was how I remembered playing football back in the 20th century, with all the controversy, bad fan behavior and the general craziness of the atmosphere. This is how it’s done in the Southern Americas and it’s very entertaining.

On the music side of things.

The Friday night concert series on Pier 3 in New Bedford will feature a send off celebration Samantha-Johnsonfor Samantha Johnson. She has been performing all over the county and abroad for a long time and she is now being recognized as a trained, well polished, professional vocalist.

The concert proceeds with Brass Force Funk band.  I’ll be packing my bike with a couple of cold ones and riding from Fairhaven at around 5:30 ish.

Biking this weekend

Bike Fall River will hold 2 rides this weekend
Saturday – July 25, 2015 – Portsmouth – Tiverton – Little Compton Ride
The riders will meet on Park Avenue in Portsmouth, park on the road near 501 Park Avenue (Grazianos Restaurant)
*** See Attached Map for the Ride***
Ride will start at 8:30am – this ride is for experienced cyclists – all on-road – 27 miles with some hills.
This is a beautiful ride that will go over the new Sakonnet River Bridge bike path into Tiverton along the water front.
Once in Little Compton the group will ride inland toward Route 177 and then back to Park Avenue in Portsmouth.
Helmets highly recommended, make sure to bring along water and a snack.
Sunday – July 26, 2015 – East Bay Bike Path — For those who want to ride at a leisurely pace on a flat route this is it!!!
Riders will meet at 9:00am. Take Route 103 into Warren and take the first left after Dels Lemonade (Railroad Avenue) Park on the left
*** This ride is perfect for beginners!! ***  Ride will start at 9:15am – come and enjoy the scenery along the bike path.
This will be a leisurely ride. Helmets Highly Recommended – bring water and a snack – who knows, maybe we will stop for ice cream along the way!!!
All rides are weather permitting
Any questions contact Brian Pearson at
– NBW Cafe Ride (weather permitting)
East Bay Bike Path
– from Fort Hill to Bristol Bagel and back (27 miles)
Leaves Fort Hill Parking Lot at 9:00 AM
Contact John Nery for more details.

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