After many months of planning our Nevermore Art Gallery finally went off in conjunction with Champaign-Urbana, IL's Annual Boneyard Arts Fest. We had about 10 bikes and 30 artists showing for a 3 day run. We were quite proud of our endeavor and received praise from the local Arts Council for our effort. Here's some pics:
It was a pleasure and an honor to work with Adam, Becca, and Josh and I look forward to our next endeavor.
Got home from KY tonight to find out that a friend and riding buddy was killed in a bike accident last night. Mike Worthey, who many knew as Naguethey, was riding home from visiting friends and hit a deer. He was found this afternoon. I've only known Mike personally for a few years. He lived an hour or so north of me and we'd get together when we could. However we'd interacted for about 7 years on the Hondachopper forum. Shortly after we'd aquainted via the website, he moved out to the Pacific Northwest and had just moved back within the last year or so to IL, after a short stay in the Louisville area. We spent some time in NC last summer and recently were working on Brumie's KZ build...just a few weeks ago. The news just sickens me. Mike could talk to anyone and didn't know a stranger. He had more experiences and adventures in his 39 years than many people have in their entire lifetime. He was just finishing hand building a canoe for a survival trip to Canada. He was definately an intersting cat and had much to say. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. We miss you Mike.