back from Florida, over 600 miles today

I made it back!!!  My bike and I are safely home in O’Fallon, IL.  I rode all day today from Mocc and Dixie Pixie’s place.  Originally I thought about seeing Little Ray in Lexington, but I’ll save that for later this week.  Trusty bike kept going even after I exhausted myself.

We rode those 600 miles from Weeeeetumpka today strait through.  The only hinderance was the blinding rain near Nashville.  But by the time I got to Paducah the sky was clear and blue.

It’s amazing, I was in Daytona just yesterday morning.  All told I rode over 1100 miles in 2 days.  that was pretty rough.  Tomorrow I look to rest and sleep in.

I want to say a big thank you to Moccasin Mike and Dixie Pixie and Trev.  They showed me a great time!

If I weren’t so tired right now, I’d post more about the overtime trip, but I’ll save that for tomorrow.

goodnight all


Operating a radio station running/ruining?

Trev’s got me here running his radio station while he makes commercials.  I get to hear the best music I want to hear and it’s awsome.

Everyone should get a chance to run a radio broadcast at least once.

Right now Steve Miller is singing “the Joker” next is

CCR “Down on the Corner”


JCMellencamp “Jack and Diane”


Georger Thorogood “1 burbon 1 scotch 1 beer”


Who “sqeeze box”

then anther who “behind blue eyes”

then “grand funk railroad “some kind of wonderful”



p.s. what should I play next???

Crosscountry trip goes into overtime!

Yep, that the truth. Since the outcome last time was tied 1 for me and 1 for the bad guys I’m gone again. Much to the happiness of the entire board . It’s been 4 weeks (on Wednesday) since my accident and I’m ready to ride again . Since my bike is at Eddie D’s in Virginia I’ll go there first.

So tomorrow I’ll meet Mr.Goodbar in Louisville, KY. Together we’ll ride in a car to Lexington. We’ll see Little Ray and Tammy there and send them the wishes and prayers from the board . I was only last week that I rode with them, and I’m so sorry for what happened.

Trev and Jenn will meet us there also. I’ll ride with them and stay with them that night. The next day I’ll make my way to Eddie d’s where I’ll see my missed, beloved bike.

I’m going to Blacksburg, VA to meet a friend and stay with him on the 14th. And then back to Trev’s for some new tires. We’ll hit the road to meet Scatter and Ironbutt and Travis at the Bon Fire. And the next day (if we can) we’ll head down to Daytona for the pre-Biketoberfest celebrations.

From there I’ll find my way back probably through Atlanta and northern Alabama. Sounds like a lot of fun for me. I miss my bike, and I miss the road so this last fling for the year will be great.

Sharon, who has already put up with me being gone 10 weeks, isn’t happy, but I’ll make it up to her when I get home. We’ll work together to get her license so she can ride.


Have Motorcycle will ride

there are many reasons why I shouldn’t have ridden today: I have not insured the little gz250 yet, the registration is not valid yet.  My doctor told me I should wait a little longer until before I ride.  Sharon wants to ride the bike before me. and probably many other reasons  I could have been looking for a job…

BUT, like an addiction I couldn’t help myself.  It was sitting in the garage and I hadn’t really ridden for 3 weeks now.  And before you say that’s not long think about this: I rode nearly every day this summer.  I have amassed over 20,000 miles this year, and I really miss it.  I REALLY miss it.  So today I cheated.  I left the kitchen a mess, clothes unwashed and I didn’t do a favor for my neighbor I promised and I didn’t ship Hack’s new windshield like I told him I would.

I couldn’t help myself.  I’m sorry, but it was toooooo good to pass up.


really.  I finally got one, third time’s a charm.  This one didn’t even break down on the test ride

Sharon and I have been looking for a bike for her to learn on since June, and finally she’s got it.

While in Paducah I picked up a “Thrifty Nickel” free classified paper.  In it was a 1999 GZ250 Suzuki for only $1100.  I was amazed.  Being that the banks were not open yesterday we came home.  I called the guy and last night he sent me some pictures.  The bike looked great and it only had 4200 miles on it.

So now I’ve got one for her to play with.  Her new toy.  everyone congratulate Slinkybob, she’s an owner now!!!