June 12, 2010 Tarwheels & The Ken Har Memorial- Rawhide Bike Ride

Ken Har Memorial Bike Ride

This is an annual event that starts in Cedar Grove, NC- just out of Hillsborough. The route is the route that Ken liked and rode the day before his tragic auto accident. He was a volunteer at the Durham rescue mission.

Alan Schumacher was again our fantastic ride leader and host. Alan provided colas, energy drink, and water as well as cue sheets.

Alan collected $900 in donations and matched funds to make it over $1400.

God bless you Alan!

Pat, Cy, MD

Pat, Cy and I ride about 10 miles out to the start of the ride. It's an easy glide!

Faucette Mill Road June 12, 2010

Let's Roll!

Let’s roll down the hill,

Right out of town on Faucette Mill.

I’m already feeling whole.

Let’s roll! Let’s heal the soul.

Let’s carve the curve at the pretty farm.

White house, red roof, and extra charm.

On the coldest day it looks so warm.

Luke Perry, Coleman Loop, Highland Farm.

Let’s gear it down and climb this knoll.

Let’s roll. Let’s lift the soul!

Go ahead with the bigger chain-ring.

The derailleur pulleys are trying to sing.

Let’s roll! Let’s fly- on the road, not the sky.

Float. Use no effort. Keep the RPMs high.

We’re warming up before we begin.

We’re just rolling out an easy ten.

Ken Har's daughter greeted the riders and started us off.

Rawhide- Frankie Laine

Frankie Laine

Frankie Laine sang many western theme songs. He was born in Chicago as Francesco Paolo LoVecchio on March 30, 1913. He died in San Diego February 6, 2007. He was a successful singer, songwriter, and actor.His career spanned 75 years with his final performance of "That'sMy Desire" in 2005. Frankie Laine was often billed as America's Number One Song Stylist. His other nicknames include Mr. Rhythm, Old Leather Lungs, and Mr. Steel Tonsils.

Rawhide Bikeride!

Rolling, rolling, rolling
Rolling, rolling, rolling
Rolling, rolling, rolling
Rolling, rolling, rolling

Bikeride!

Roiling, rolling, rolling
Though my butt is swollen
Keep them bike-wheels rolling
Bikeride

Rain and wind and weather
I wish my butt was leather
Wishing I was off my sore backside

All the things I'm missin'
A bathroom to do some pissin’
I can’t wait for the end of my ride

Move 'em on, head' em up
Head 'em up, move' em on
Move 'em on, head' em up
Bikeride

Cut 'em out, ride 'em in
Ride 'em in, cut 'em out
Call 'em out, ride 'em in
Bikeride

Keep moving, moving, moving
Have fun and just be groovin’
Keep them bicycles moving
Bikeride

Don't try to understand 'em
Don't try to reprimand 'em!
We can't be riding side by side!

My heart calculatin'
My ticker is  fibrillatin’
I’ll be dead at the end of my ride

Move 'em on, head' em up
Head 'em up, move' em on
Move 'em on, head' em up
Bikeride


Cut 'em out, ride 'em in
Ride 'em in, cut 'em out
Call 'em out, ride 'em in
Bikeride


Move 'em on, head' em up
Head 'em up, move' em on
Move 'em on, head' em up
Bikeride

Cut 'em out, ride 'em in
Ride 'em in, cut 'em out
Call 'em out, ride 'em in
Bikeride

Rolling, rolling, rolling
Rolling, rolling, rolling
Rolling, rolling, rolling
Rolling, rolling, rolling
Bikeride

Roiling, rolling, rolling

This pain I’m not controlin’

I don’t want consolin’
Bikeride

I think my legs are poppin’

I know I’ll soon be droppin’

Off the back of the pack I’ll slide

I hate to see my draft end.

I’m facin’ a nasty headwind

And I think I feel a stitch in my side

Roiling, rolling, rolling

The sun is hot and glowin’

I’ve got to keep a-goin’
Bikeride

My crank arms keep on turnin’

My legs keep on burnin’

Let’s roll through this pretty countryside

I’d better drink some water

It’s getting much, much hotter

I might even take some cyanide

Do him in, drop a friend
Regroup, do it again
Push the gas, drop his ass
Bikeride

Stoplight. On your right.

You’re fine. Hold your line.

Pothole. Let it roll.
Bikeride

Legs burn. Left turn.

In a funk. I smell a skunk.

Another hill. A road-kill.
Bikeride

Do him in, drop a friend
Regroup, do it again
Push the gas, drop his ass
Bikeride

I guess it is behoovin’

To keep those bikes a-movin’

Down the road we’re groovin’

Bikeride

Rolling, rolling, rolling
Rolling, rolling, rolling
Rolling, rolling, rolling
Rolling, rolling, rolling
Bikeride

June 12, 2010 Tarwheels Ken Har Bike Ride

The Ken Har Memorial was a great ride. The route was beautiful. There were some challenging hills, winds, and some heat.

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watchya 6 years ago from Within

R U the guy in the white t-shirt ? ;)


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Howdy Watcha! I'm not in any of the pictures. I'm the guy taking the pictures so I almost never get in them. I have taken most of the pictures on Micky Dee hubs. If you hit the link above titled "Micky's Dominatrix-And A Tarwheel Saturday Bike Ride May 5, 2010" you will see what I looked like in 1995. Think grayer, wrinklier, and daffier!


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watchya 6 years ago from Within

LOL Micky!I was kidding ! You look great ! I'm sure you look great still;)


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Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

What a brilliant hub, the music and the pictures is awesome, so much fun. Love to see your hubs, your fan darski

rate up and the above


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo Watchya- if we were all cars -I'd be the Nash Rambler!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Howdy Darski! Thanks for dropping by by and saying hi!


Karen Har Druffel 6 years ago

Great footage on Dad's (Ken Har's) Memorial Ride. You guys ROCK!!! As I mentioned on Saturday, he talked about you frequently and all the great times he had riding with you. Thanks for keeping his memory alive and for bringing such good times into his life and ours. I can see why he liked riding with you. I look forward to seeing everyone again next year out at Dad's farm for the cook-out, stories, and fun!!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

Tar Wheels for the Tar Heels - gotta love it!


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tantrum 6 years ago from Tropic of Capricorn

What is a Nash Rambler ? Is that good ? LOL!!


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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

Bike ride - rawhide - love it and hats off to a great tribute to a great mate for all you guys. Nice to know how good and tight you guys and gals are Micky.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Hi Karen! Thank you for a very nice father who had so many friends. This is a great event! Thank you Ma'am!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo Habee! TarWheels! Cool beans sho nuff!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo Tantrum! The Nash Rambler was the plain old car. This one is losing the paint. Has dents and scratches. The tail pipe is dragging!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Hey Billy! Bicycle riders do have great hearts. Thank you Bro!


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50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

Mic, how come you don't put cards in your spokes? you could shake 'em loose and aggravate everybody else...

A worthy ride, keep churning. 50


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Hey Brother 50 Caliber! I may be down with that soon. Probably not right away. I remember my brother being very good at putting a balloon on the frame to rub the spokes too. The balloon didn't last long though. Wild huh? We can't enjoy the simplicity of whatever we have It's gotta be tweaked! Let's keep tweaking!


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Micky Dee, Oh thank you for such beautiful pictures and narrative. Being a cyclist myself I transformed to the great feeling a tour like the Tarwheels Ken Har Memorial Bike Ride offers, the wind in your face, the scent of nature in bloom and oh the grass, no doubt someone had a fresh yard or field, the burn to climb that big hill and the thrill flying down. Aw I must gear up and go...I love Love LOVE this tribute. Thanks and Peace. :)


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always exploring 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

Another fun ride. Frankie Laine was a great singer. I enjoyed seeing Robert Mitchum again.

keep em rolling rawhide


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Wow and holy cow! I think raw hide says it all for me...man that's a lot of miles on a bike but great pics and wonderful trips down memory lane! or was that memory Laine?


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tantrum 6 years ago from Tropic of Capricorn

Nothing like a hard worn out man ! ;)


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Hey Katie! You have lot of what it's about! No doubt! Let's ride Katie! Thank you Katie Dear!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Howdy Always Exploring! I loved Robert Mitchum. I think the most memorable was Thunder Road. Frankie Lane was a cinch for sealing up a great western theme song. Thanks for stopping AE!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo Akirchner! I think that was down Frankie Laine. What a guy huh? Thank you Dear!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo yo Tantrum! There's nothing like this one I'm sure! I get off some of these bike rides and I can't hold a fork!


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watchya 6 years ago from Within

LMAO !!! ;)


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo! Watcha Doin'?


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watchya 6 years ago from Within

Messing around ! ;)


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Ridin' around with the top down? :>)=


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

Loved that old video with the song Rawhide and all the assembled actors in that piece. Brought back many memories of early television days. And your videos along with the pictures surely show off the beautiful countryside in which you and the others were riding. Ken Har would be pleased! Up and beautiful!


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

That Rawhide by Frankie Layne still grips my cowboy heart. Thank you Peggy for celebrating Ken Har with us.

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