The Wiccan Rede

Bide the Wiccan Laws we must In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust. Live and let live. Fairly take and fairly give. Cast the Circle thrice about To keep the evil spirits out. To bind the spell every time Let the spell be spake in rhyme. Soft of eye and light of touch, Speak little, listen much. Deosil go by the waxing moon, Chanting out the Witches' Rune. Widdershins go by the waning moon, Chanting out the baneful rune. When the Lady's moon is new, Kiss the hand to her, times two. When the moon rides at her peak, Then your heart's desire seek, Heed the North wind's mighty gale, Lock the door and drop the sail. When the wind comes from the South, Love will kiss thee on the mouth. When the wind blows from the West, Departed souls will have no rest. When the wind blows from the East, Expect the new and set the feast. Nine woods in the cauldron go, Burn them fast and burn them slow. Elder be the Lady's tree, Burn it not or cursed you'll be. When the Wheel begins to turn, Let the Beltane fires burn. When the Wheel has turned to Yule, Light the log and the Horned One rules. Heed ye Flower, Bush and Tree, By the Lady, blessed be. Where the rippling waters go, Cast a stone and truth you'll know. When ye have a true need, Hearken not to others' greed. With a fool no season spend, Lest ye be counted as his friend. Merry meet and merry part, Bright the cheeks and warm the heart. Mind the Threefold Law you should, Three times bad and three times good. When misfortune is enow, Wear the blue star on thy brow. True in Love ever be, Lest thy lover's false to thee. Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill: An ye harm none, do what ye will.
- Blessed Be -
* This blog is best viewed at a 1680x1050 resolution *
Press this Key. ...................................................................... To Do This:
"End" Key ................................................................ To see Who is this Andy...
"F11" Key .............................................................. For a "Full" screen display.
"Ctrl Key" plus the + and - Keys" .................. To adjust blog to your screen size.

You can find me on-line at ( ) with Facebook
*NEW* Also view ( for a simpler blog content.
Or just Cut and Paste in to your URL box.

Legal Stuff

Legal Statement: My selection of, and comments on, products in my Blogs are neither an endorsement, nor a disapproval of a particular product or products. It is just my choice and my opinion on products I selected of many products available. I have no association with any company mentioned. I provide links to various companies so that you may easily obtain information, if desired, about products or references. Just a side note I can view You Tube videos faster and better if I link to them outside of You Tube. The connection, video and audio do not lag any when I view them this way. In doing so I no way claim any part of the videos, just the pure enjoyment of sharing them through my blog. A note about Comments: To date I have deleted or removed over 70 comments that were posted on my blog. If you can read my blog then you understand "English", I Speak, Read, and Write in English only. So if you have comments you wish to share with me about my blogs please be sure they are in "English". Of those 70 some comments that I translated in the past - they were not suitable for most people or for children to read. If you can not leave me a comment in English I will have to delete it - assuming that it is something you really do not want me to see since it is not in English. As much as I desire comments they must be in English, Thank you. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License. PRIVACY NOTICE: Warning - any person and/or institution and/or Agent and/or Agency of any governmental structure including but not limited to the United States Federal Government also using or monitoring/using this website or any of its associated websites, you do NOT have my permission to utilize any of my profile information nor any of the content contained herein including, but not limited to my photos, and/or the comments made about my photos or any other "picture" art posted on my profile. You are hereby notified that you are strictly prohibited from disclosing, copying, distributing, disseminating, or taking any other action against me with regard to this profile and the contents herein. The foregoing prohibitions also apply to your employee , agent , student or any personnel under your direction or control. The contents of this profile are private and legally privileged and confidential information, and the violation of my personal privacy is punishable by law. UCC 1-103 1-308 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED WITHOUT PREJUDICE

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Riding Progress...

Date Location                 Mileage    Totals 26 miles
2009/05/07 to 2009/05/07   Rest day
2009/05/04 to 2009/05/06  Cullman to Dadeville AL           160                               trip
2009/05/03 to 2009/05/03 Cullman, AL 00 Rained out
2009/05/02 to 2009/o5/02 Cullman, AL                                     10                        Around Cullman
2009/05/01 FL to AL 00 Traveling
2009/04/30 Winter Garden, FL                                                       16 West Orange Trail

Camera mount to low...

All you could see is 2/3 th's of the view was my shoulder and then the sky.  Need to mount the camera about 6 inches higher to get past my shoulder or somewhere in front.

Back track a little

Wednesday, April 29 th, 2009.

Sharon, Momma, and I got up at 5am and hit the road before 6am for the trip to Winter Garden, Florida. Weather was great and the trip as long. We arrive 590 miles later and 15 minutes till the WinterWheels bike shop is to close up. 

David was there I thought he was Dennis (They really look  quite alike), we said our "Hello's" and David pointed out Onyx in the area right in front the the main window of the shop. 

Onyx already had her "cover" on her fairing already for bedding in. I quickly removed it and just could not believe how "Good" Onyx looked in person.  Well I had to just sit in her seat just for a moment before we had to leave for the night. That is when I found out how loud the Airzound horn really is. In a small LBS no less!  She is LOUD! Well I said real quick we got to move that before I try that again.  

About this time Dennis came in (David called Dennis and warned him I was in town) We said our "Hello's again. We talked briefly about the time they had getting Onyx together in the last week prior to our trip down to pick her up.  He even told me about how Mark from Catrike came over earlier in the day and took Onyx out for a ride and put her through her paces - checking her out!
So Onyx got his blessing's.  Well it was time to close up shop and we were all tired. So we said "Goodnight".  

I had reservations for us at the Edgewater Hotel - right next door! Boy was that great. We checked in and checked out the view from the 2nd story of the Hotel.  They have an very old but fully working Otis elevator that took us up and down the trip.  It was still daylight and the Lady's wanted to walk around a bit before bedding down for the night... So about 9:30 we called it a  night and went to sleep. Tomorrow would be a busy day for me while the Lady's took off to enjoy this wonderful part of Florida.

Thursday, April 30 th 2009.

Of course I could not sleep, tossed and turned all night, just waiting for daybreak.  7:30am could not stand it any more just had to get up!  Got dressed and stepped out of the room, while the Lady's made themselves ready for their day. They caught up with me in the dinning area of out "Bed and breakfast" where Katie took our request and served us a breakfast fit for any royalty.
By 9:30am I was next door peeking through the windows at WinterWheels to see if Dennis had made it in early. 

Yep! He motioned me to come in and I was starring at Onyx in a flash. The rest of the day was a blur of excitement. Meet Karen, Dennis's better half while, Dennis checked the fitting of the boom and the fairing, we moved the horn, so I could get in the seat without setting it off.  I picked out shirts and a helmet to match Onyx's color theme with Dennis and Karen attention to detail. Tried on my new sandals for Onyx (a must have). We took off for a test run to make sure everything fit just right.  The fairing started rubbing both knees while I peddled.  So back to the shop. 

It was now working on 1:30pm. Dennis had lunch waiting on him. My Lady's were out and about, and I was getting hungry.  I found a Pizza shop  right across from the LBS and I pick out an Italian sub sandwich with everything. had it cut into three, just in case the Lady's found me. In 15 minutes I had another meal fit for a king. I ate 2/3 th's of the sandwich in 10 minutes guess I was hungry. Paid my bill and put the rest in a box for later. 

By now it was getting to be 2:30pm and I heard that the guys had planned a special trip to the Catrike plant for me. I was told the was something very special and rare. After a quick trip to the plant about 6 miles I guess, I was there at the Mecca of trikes, the Catrike plant. Where just 7 days prior Onyx was custom built just for me. Dennis introduced me to Mark (like 2nd in command),  where he took me through a walk about in the plant briefly describing each station in the process that Onyx took in her creation, meeting and thanking each Catrike team member along the way.  All to soon the tour was over.  Then Mark said that he wanted me to meet Paulo, Wow, you know the main Guy himself. I soon learned that Dennis and Paulo had a friendship that went way back. It was a great meeting, they shared with me a soon to be released secret, if I would not spill the beans... I said of course I would... err... not! Boy does it look cool, great colors and graphics.  Way to go guys!

So we go back to Onyx, Dennis has an idea how to solve the problem with the fairing rubbing my knees plus get me in Onyx easier.  After shortening the derailleur post about a inch or so and re- mounting the fairing. It looked like a job well done.  They even had my GPS and camera mounted. Now I got a chance to hit the West Orange trail on my own. Alright!  After riding a while down the trail I notice the time 4:15 Oh no that is 5:15 here right, well I better start back,  about 15 minutes later going up a "hill" I finally turn around.  After a quick count I realize I have about 6 miles or so to get back.  

Yep! the Lady's are waiting, they had called but I was in another world and did not even noticed that they had called me - wondering if I was hungry - if I was having a good time - if I was ever coming back!  Dennis offer to bed down Onyx for the night and we took off for the night. Tomorrow we would mount the rack on the car and head back to Cullman, Alabama.

In the Doghouse!

Okay back in Culman, Alabama, with Onyx. I am in the doghouse with Sharon right at the moment. I chose to bring back Onyx on a Saris bike rack built for two. She (Onyx) was mounted vertical so not the have she parts laying on the back windshield.  I did put some foam around the rear tire so not to mare the finish on the rear bumper. Dennis did help but I take all the blame. 

Here's the rub - the pressure and weight of Onyx pushed against that one spot and pressed a dent into the rear bumper. I did push most of it back out but still there is a still slight dent. I hope and pray when the hot sun cames back out (raining right now) it will finish smoothing the bumper back out.  There is nothing like, not having the prettiest woman in the whole world not talking to you! 

I think I know how to solve that problem, if Sharon lets me put the rack back on the trunk.  I will use a large 4 or 6 inch pvc pipe cut in half and about 2 feet in lenght to lie against the bumper to distribute the pressure ans weight across the bumper.  I would cut 2 holes in the pvc - just far enough to mount the rear tire of Onyx between them and strap the tire to the pvc.  

NEWS FLASH - I have messed up the finish on the rear edge of the spoiler, at this rate I will NEVER get out of the Doghouse!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Busy day!

I will catch up on on the details soon!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Arrived in Winter Garden, FL

Arrived right before it was time to put Onyx to bed for the night... Sharon snaped a quick picture before we said good night ... will see them in the morning. Made 9 hour drive in 11 hours. Later...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Updated Slideshow

It now has 16 photos...  Calling it a night, leaving at 6am in the morning. I am going to get Onyx!

She lives!

She lives! First test ride went well. She still needs a few tweaks and then she’ll be ready to roll.


Dennis A. Jones

101 W. Plant St.

Winter Garden FL, 34787

PH: 407-654-1496

FAX: 407-654-1403

The Picture Bunny came...

April 28th 2009, 8:00am
Twelve more wonderful pictures of Onyx getting decked out. Uploading even as I write this post. Thank you Dennis.  This time tommorow we will be well on our way to Winter Park, Florida. Arriving late on the 29th, leaving on the 1st for a eager trip back to get Onyx home.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Getting ready for the trip.

Today Sharon and I cleaned out the car and washed her up for the trip to Florida.
Made arrangements for our babies to be checked on while we are gone. I am down to 2.5 days till I go get Onyx. Sharon and her Momma are going with me to Florida. My first trip to Florida.  

It is almost 10pm and I have not got those pictures from Dennis yet. Soon I will be able to take all the pictures and videos I want. But I am hoping to have some of Onyx her in stages of growth. For this I am depending on Dennis.  

I have been trying to find a tent for Onyx and I locally.  Of course my goal is to keep her out of the weather as much as possible.  I also recently learned that baby wipes do an excellent job of cleaning and shining up the metal on the trikes like Onyx. 

Sunday, April 26, 2009

My Catrike List for Onyx

Onyx was ordered on 4-12-2008 

RO- Regular Order  
SO- Special Order

RO Black Catrike Expedition (2009) rolling frame 
SO 1 Schlumpf Drive (Mountain or HSD) 

If the Schlumpf drive is hard to get we can look at a Truvativ HammerSchmidt 2 speed bottom bracket. You can find the details of the HammerSchmidt at It would be easer to get, install cost less. HSD with 2.5 overdrive w/wider spindle as required 

SO 1 Rohloff Int. Geared Hub w/external shifter add Tensioner 
RO Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tires Front and Rear with spares 
RO 3(F) x 20" at $52.50 each (need 2 mount 1 spare) 
RO 2 R) x 26" at $61.00 each (need 1 mount 1 spare) 
SO 1 TerraCycle Titanium Power/Return Idlers 
RO 1 Set of Shimano 540 SPD Pedals 
RO 1 Upgrade to Avid Juicy 7 Hydraulic Disc Brakes 
with Roundagon Rotors and Avid Brake Levers. 
RO 1 Set of Fenders Front and Back 
RO 1 Luggage Rack 
RO 1 Pair Axiom Kootenay 30 Liter Bags 
RO 1 Axiom Magellan Trunk Bag 
RO 1 Mueller GX Fairing tinted 
RO 1 Mueller GX Fairing cover 
RO 1 Topeak Turbo Morph Pump with dial gauge 
RO 1 Catrike Computer Mount 
RO 1 Cateye wireless computer 9 features 
RO 1 TerraCycle accessory mount 
RO 1 Camelbak Hydration Pack 
RO 2 Cateye HL-EL530 HL-EL520 
RO 2 Cateye LD1100 Tail lights red lens 
SO 2 SL120 Reelights 
RO 2 Safety Mirrors (and extensions as needed.) 
RO 1 Safety Flag Pole
RO 1 AirZound Horn 
RO 1 Compass Bell Summit bell/compass combo 
RO 1 Roadside Toolkit Topeak TC 9302 Survival Gear Box 
RO 1 Chain lube 
RO 1 Pair Shimano bicycle sandals 
SO 1 USA Cycle Jersey 
SO 1 USA Cycle Shorts 
RO 1 Security lock Topeak 6' Cable/Key Lock 

Dennis said most of the parts are on order 

Small problems...

April 26, 2009 5:00pm

Andy, super busy weekend, we had a big spring sale plus I was sick as a dog yesterday. But, the Onyx is looking good. A few things to let you know about. Utah had sent us the wrong part for the rear hub but the new one is on its way. It won’t hold us up too much. We can still get the bike done with out it, it’s more comedic than anything. The Catrike folks didn’t give us our fender kit but again no big hold up. I’ll get one tomorrow. I promise to send you some picture tomorrow.


What size shoe do you wear?



Dennis A. Jones

101 W. Plant St.

Winter Garden FL, 34787

I woke up this morning hoping to see those pictures... Alast none to be seen... I am sure Dennis had a very busy weekend! maybe later.

Search AndyE's Blog Site: