Bicycle benefit teaches lessons

Clyde Davis: Local columnist Last Sunday was the Ride for the Roses in Austin, Texas. For the uninitiated, this is a long distance bicycle ride organized by the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Participants raising pledges which go to the Foundation’s cancer-fighting efforts. The lessons I learned. Okay, they were lessons reiterated. There is not much here […]

They don’t make cars like they used to

by Grant McGee We all have idiosyncrasies. The Big Book of Words (most folks call it a dictionary) defines idiosyncrasy as “an individualizing characteristic or quality.” I like lots of room inside a car, so I take out the passenger seat. Idiosyncrasy, neurosis or issue, I don’t know what it is. I never really thought […]

Special athletes take a ride

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Troy Hill gives emergency medical services personnel a thumbs up before competing in the Special Olympics on Saturday at the Curry County Fairgrounds. (Staff photo: Mike Linn) By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Some of them needed help guiding their horses around an obstacle course. But judging by the expressions on their faces, this weekend’s […]

College life far from a magic carpet ride

Grant McGee On a trip out of town a couple of months ago, I fell in love with a bicycle. Now this wasn’t your typical bicycle. It’s designed differently. It gives a real cushy ride and it has gears and a speedometer and other neat stuff. So I saved up my money and bought it. […]

Committee formed to address Ned Houk Park concerns

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Joshua Metrejean, 14, of Clovis, crest a hill on his dirt bike as he rides the trails at Ned Houk Park last month. File photo. By Mike Linn Comments from about a dozen people Tuesday night prompted City Manager Ray Mondragon to rescind a recommendation that would restrict the use of all-terrain vehicles and motorcycles […]

Mini bikes trendy way to travel

POCKET BIKE

By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers They’re only 3 feet high and can travel at 35 mph., and they’re catching on as trendy transportation for children and young adults. But Clovis police warn not just anyone may legally operate “pocket bikes” on Clovis’ city streets. “The pocket bikes are motor vehicles,” Clovis police Lt. Ron Hutchison […]

Bike ride honors cancer survivors

By Clyde Davis I am looking forward to the Ride for the Roses, our long distance bicycling effort in mid-October. This is a cancer fundraising event, whereby the riders take pledges for the Lance Armstrong Foundation, an organization dedicated to cancer causes, survivor issues, and people living through and beyond cancer. Self-evident from the name, […]

Charity motorcycle tour makes pit stop in Texico

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Lance Meyers, 6, gets his racing dirtbike signed by NASCAR driver Jeff Green of Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday at the Texico Town and Country during the 10th-annual “Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America.” CNJ photo by Rick White. By Ryan Lengerich, CNJ STAFF WRITER Kyle Petty, other NASCAR drivers lead cycle ride for charity. TEXICO — […]

Survivors event was spiritually empowering

Clyde Davis The best moment in the entire experience was my beautiful wife, Janice, waiting at the finish line with a bouquet of flowers. Immediately after I came across and the volunteer handed me my survivor’s rose, Jan greeted me with the bouquet and the sign that she and Lynn and Dot had made while […]

Motocross hits rodeo arena

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Brian Leonard, 15, from Gallup, practiced jumping his motorcycle Sunday afternoon on the Arena Cross track at the Curry County Fairgrounds. He competed in the 1-5 Novice Open Sunday evening. Photo by Mike Linn. By Janet Bresenham Gentlemen, start your engines. In the last three days, the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena has been transformed […]

Rider doesn’t let handicap slow him down

When people say they can’t ride a motorcycle, Don Smith points to himself as an example of someone who refuses to say “can’t.” “I’ve done it one-handed for 40 years,” said Smith, who at 50 has spent most of his life with a single arm. “People say you shouldn’t (ride), you’ll get hurt, and that’s […]

Biking into the past

By Clyde Davis I have no idea what stroke of genius inspired Janice for this particular anniversary gift. It was nothing I would have ever thought of asking for; it was the best possible surprise. I could credit it to all the time we spend watching the Tour de Lance (oops, I mean Tour de […]

never-neverland nightmare

it started out as a sweet innocent dream boss there i was lying in a field of swiss cheese somehow i had won the cheese manufacturers clearing house sweepstakes and the cheese patrol came knocking on my door then all of a sudden a green frog came riding across my dream on an ugly stickhorse […]

Couple picks interesting wedding

CNJ Staff Daniel Hackett and Jill Chandler of Portales will make themselves part of Clovis’ Pioneer Days in a special way Sunday — they plan to get married during one of the balloon launches scheduled for the celebration. Hackett, a graphic designer at the Portales News-Tribune, said he and his fiancee will exchange vows at […]

Project: Reader Reaction — Memories

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asks readers to respond via e-mail to a series of questions each week. To participate in Project: Reader Reaction, contact Editor David Stevens at: david_stevens@link.freedom.com A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for childhood memories. Here are some responses: “As a young boy I loved horses. The only books […]