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The home show is upon us.

Well the Carnies are in Fort Collins, hanging out at the Beer Factory, tying up some loose ends.  We have spent our week fixing bikes, painting random stuff, and discussing this weeks show.  Let us now do some discussing.  This is the Schedule of events:

Fort Collins

Benefiting:

Tentative Schedule:

  • 9:00 a.m. - Bike Parade Registration
  • 10:00 a.m. - Bike Parade
  • 11:00 p.m. Performances Begin
  • 1:30 p.m. - âCarpocalypse Nowâ â Funeral procession for the car belonging to the Car-for-Bike Trade volunteer
  • 3:30 p.m. - Car-for-Bike Trade Celebration
  • 4:00 p.m. - Curtain Closes

Featuring:

On the Grotto stage:

  • Oakhurst, Handpicked Holler, Judith Avers, Barclay Martin, Tom Zingaro, The Late Jack Redell, Jen Korte & Dan Craig, Tony Achilles
    Well there's that, and I'm glad we got it over with in a timely fashion.  Remember this parade (and show) are going to be really big, so maybe plan on getting there a bit early, or better yet, print your parade registration off the inter-webs (do that very thing here, (just head to the parade registration icon and that will take you to a PDF file for your completion)) and be one step ahead of the game.
    the other thing I wanted to bring up is this:
    jerky
    That there is a bag of beef jerky (photo taken in a convenience store near Madras, Oregon).  But what I want to highlight is the slogan at center, "Just Eat It!".  that strikes me as a wonderful marketing ploy.  It tells you (emphatically(exclamation point and all)) to Eat it, and not just "Eat It" but "JUST EAT IT!". It is as if their saying that the consumer should stop lolly-gagging around and put the jerky in their mouth, and on top of all that the exclamation point leads me to believe they're shouting "JUST EAT IT" at me. And I don't respond well to shouting, I usually just clam up and do whatever the shouter is shouting.  Pure genius on the part of the Jerky Company, Kudos to you.
    And Lastly.  This week, as with every week, we (the TdF crew) are putting on the Team Wonderbike Bicycle Ride of Destiny.  Meet out front of the Brewery (across the street from the site of Saturday's events) at 7pm and be ready to cruise around on bicycles at a leisurely pace with old friends, and be ready to make so new ones.  So bring a bike, a smile, and all of your friends, because Thursday we ride.  And after we ride we swing back by the Brewery for some Bike-in movie action.  This week is "Into the Wild".  I have never seen it, but people tell me its a lot my own personal odyssey with Buckhunter Safari.  Sounds awesome.
    O that note,
    _Juicebox