Activities


2018:


July

Planes, Trains and Automobiles Tour


June

MSF - Ultimate Bike-Bonding Rider Course with Roy in Bloomington in 95 degrees.


Feb

390  mile Ohio trip with Roy - HOG ABCs complete @ 54 points

240 miler for HOG ABCs


Jan

120 miler for HOG ABCs 


2017:


October

5,000 mile vacation - Southwest/Disneyland Tour . Ride out and back with Roy.

700 mile ride to HD Museum w/Roy and Papa. Up to 95 HOG points.


July

6,900 mile vacation - Canadian Rockies Tour .


June


April

180 miler HOG point ride with Roy


March

Started gathering HOG Points


Feb

Attend Motorcycle Expo with Roy, Army and Money


Jan


2016:


Nov

275 mile day trip to southern Indiana with Roy, Army, Papa and Money.  46-68 degrees.


Oct

4-day 1,075 Superman Tour to KY/TN/IL


Sept

Cycle dinner in Nashville w/Dudley, Roy and wives.


Aug

5-day 2,000 mile 10-state American Wars Tour out east w/Roy and Papa.


July

300 mile Ride with the Governor w/Roy, Army, Papa & son (out east, Brownstown, Palmyar, French Lick, 450, home) 


June

6,000 mile Death Valley 50 Tour


May

2-Day 750-mile trip to HD Museum w/Roy (10 HOG points)


February

150 solo miles in south-central IN on another 45 mph windy day for 3 more HOG points!

550 miles to River Raisin NB in MI with Roy for HOG and IBA points. Very windy.

200 solo miles in eastern Indiana for 3 more HOG points. VERY windy.

350 solo miles in north central to get 18 HOG ABC points!


2015:


December

100,000-miles on a Harley party 12/19. Clarke, Dorsey, Jasheway, Rogers, Spencer, Wilson, Zajdel.

Reached 100,000-miles on a Harley - 12/18/2015 @ 3:00 pm on way home from work

Took a 300-miler w/Roy to Plainfield, Vincennes, French Lick, Bloomington.  3,400 miles on the CVO 12/13/15.

Took a solo 225-miler to Vincennes to visit GRC NHP


November

Took a 400-miler to Kentucky to visit Lincoln's Birthplace, Bluegrass HD and several Bourbon Distilleries with Roy.


October

Took a 350-miler on new CVO to Ohio. Visited 2 NP sites and 4 HD stores w/Roy & Army.  34 deg in AM, 45 back home.

Took a 750-miler on new CVO to Michael's, via Woodland Trace NSB. Visited John Wesley Toole's grave on way home.


September

Took a 1,100-mile 2-day trip to visit Roy in Kansas City, MO. for dinner and the Steel Toe Tour of the HD KC Plant.

** Traded my Ultra for a CVO @ Blue Springs HD along the way!  Got my final 2015 HOG ABCs photo - 106 points.


August

Took a 700-mile HD Museum/Steel Toe Tour on the 28th with Money & Roy.


July

11th Annual Gov Ride - with Roy, Army and Money - Gov Ride 15

Took a 7,600-mile West Coast 66 Tour July 2-18 w/wife.


June

200-miler to east-central Indiana to complete the 2015 HOG ABC's.

630-miler to Ann Arbor, MI for last time to seem Michael.


May

910-miler via MS and AL to help Michael & Amber move from Michigan to Nashville - completing 2015 HOG ABC's contest.

At 25K service; replaced spark plug leads (1 damaged), kick-stand (faulty), air filter, transmission fluid, adj. headlight.

Ordered Lid-Gear storage tray for left saddlebag.

Took 1,600-mile 4-day Back Home 50 Tour w/Roy & Army.


April

Big D installed new tires purchased on-line from Jake Wilson for $318.  Old tires had 22,500 miles!

Installed Kuryakyn RBT lights, rear low profile shocks, 7" LRS shield April 4.

Took final ABATE Tour (500 mile North Tour) w/Roy April 2.


March

Took 600-miler to Nashville TN to help son evaluate housing market.

Took 400-miler to Seymour/Evansville/Vincennes for ABATE w/Roy.

     Discovered Detachable Tour-Pac related turn signal issue.

Took 160-miler to Kokomo and 2 ABATE POI's.

Took 150-miler to Versailles State Park and a few ABATE sites. Stopped by Mann's to discuss GPS issues.

Took 250-miler to Terre Haute and a few ABATE sites.

Ordered rear low profile shocks - $240


February

Ordered set of tires from Jake Wilson - $315.

Started planning ABATE Tours.

Planned the Back Home 50 Tour for May.


January

Took 175-miler to visit several HD Dealerships in central Indiana w/Roy.

 

2014:


November

Began planning our July West Coast 66 Tour.

275-mile day-trip to Dayton Ohio to see Wright Brothers Memorial and W-P Air Force Museum with Money.- Journey Thru Time

20,000-mile service in Bloomington @ 9am.  Met up with Roy and Money, rode to Nashville for lunch.  Tried out new 1-piece thermo suit @ 29 deg.  Worked very well.


October

Big Bend & Beyond Tour

Day-trip to Merrillville, IN for a 50th wedding party for a relative


September

East Kentucky Bourbon Tour w/Roy (3 distilleries)  - Bourbon Trail 14


July

10th Annual Gov Ride - with trip to Red River Gorge in KY with Roy, Army and Griz - Gov Ride 14

South Atlantic Coast Tour


June

IBA Lake Huron 1000 - Success

 

May

Took a 900-mile trip to Mansfield Reformatory or Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio, and Michael's in Ann Arbor, MI.  - CVNP-14

Took my 425 mile Southern Indiana ABATE Tour with Roy - SIAT-14

 

April

Took my 230 mile Central Indiana ABATE Tour with Roy - CIAT-14

Took my 375 mile Northern Indiana ABATE Tour with Army & Roy - NIAT-14

 

March

Started touring around to get photos for the 2014 ABATE Tours.


Jan-March

Weather was pretty poor.  Only rode to work a handful of times.  Coldest was 15 degrees.

 

2013:


December

Purchased new 2014 HD Electra Glide Ultra Classic


November

Sold Moose with 56,800 miles on it.  Got $14,900.

 

October

1st Gov Ride without Mitch Daniels  - Gov Ride 13

 

September

450-mile 2nd Bourbon Tour in KY with Roy, Griz & Dwight - Bourbon Trail 13

450-mile solo day-trip to Wright-Pat Air Force Museum in Dayton, OH and the AMA Hall of Fame in Columbus, OH - Ohio Tour.

 

August

250-mile day-trip to northeast Indiana w/Roy for final ABATE Tour - NEIC Tour.

500-mile day-trip to Mammoth Cave National Park in KY with Griz - MCNP Tour.

 

July

Planned "Heaven & Hell" vacation cancelled due to Ray's illness.

Great Lakes Tour


June

4th IBA Lake Huron 1000 w/Roy, but failed @ 750 miles.

 

May

300-mile day-trip to southeast Indiana w/Roy & Griz for ABATE Tours - SEIC Tour.

 

April

Created my new vest.

500-mile day-trip of southwestern Indiana w/Roy for ABATE Tours - SWIC Tour.

Lone rider trip to Nashville & Bloomington after 3/13 heart attack.

 

2012:

 

October

Nashville IN Run with Griz.

Started converting "Colts" game room into "Motorcycle Trips" room.

130-mile Bruster's Ice Cream Run to Bloomington with Roy and latest HD Owner, Griz!

 

September

400-mile day-trip w/Roy, including the Kentucky Bourbon Trail in Kentuckey (w/6 distilleries).

 

August

Final Governors Ride (with Mitch Daniels), including stop in Shoals for ice cream, 450, 58, 446, 46, and then dinner @ daughter's.  Rode w/Roy, Money, and Pilo.

 

July

Wife and I took 2-week, 6,000-mile trip out west on the Beartooth Tour, visit 11 national parks, etc.

Wife and I took 500-mile round-trip to Ann Arbor MI to visit son & daughter-in-law in 100 degree heat!

 

June

Wife and I rode to Chicago.

Attempted the IBA Lake Huron 1000 twice, but thunderstorms won out.

Wife and I took nice loop of Franlkin, Trafalger, Gatesville, Lake Lemon, Bloomington, Morgan-Monroe State Forest.

Fixed wife's helmet speakers to account for louder pipes (finally).

 

March

Wife and I took a quick tour to Martinsville & Nashville to get the cobwebs out of her helmet.

 

2011:

 

October

Xtreme and I escorted Popeye to the Indiana/Illinois state-line to wish him well in Texas. 

 
September

Michigan 420-mile day-trip with Xtreme.  Visited Auburn Auto Museum on way home.

 

August

Governor's Ride

 

July

Triple X Lunch ride with Money & Roy

3,500-mile New England Tour

 

June

2,250-mile Natchez Trace Tour w/Papa, Xtreme, Killer, and Money (and Mike Smith)

 

May

PMCH Poker Run

 

January

Attended Iron Knights Holiday Dinner.

Rode 1st week, then bad weather set in.

 

2010:

 

December

Pretty nasty weather, snow and ice.

Rode some on 12/23 to get Christmas gifts.

 

November

Rode my 2nd IBA SaddleSore 1000 w/Roy and Money

Completely clean & wax of the bike in prep for winter riding

Finalized 2011 PMCH Charity Ride

Signed up for the 2011 Indy Motorcycle Expo. for PMCH Ride

 

September

Began planning New England Tour for 2011

Planned route to northernmost point in 48-states (Northwest Angle MN)

Attended Iron Knights Summer Party

 

August

Governor's Ride to northern Indiana

Rode with Xtreme and Killer to the Tulip Trestle, Motorcycle Safety Monument, and the Cursed Pyramids.

 

July

Into the Wild Tour.  10,000 miles on the Harley now.

 

June

Began our 8,000-mile, 21-state, out-west trip.

 

May

Held 2nd Annual PMCH Charity Ride

Broke in the Harley in prep for our Into the Wild trip (500 miles)

 

April

Sold the 2007 VTX, purchased 2010 Harley @ end of month.

 

March

Attended the PMCH Circle of Friends Luncheon.

Started riding again!

Began collecting charity ride donations in Nashville.

 

February

Got electronic billboard on I-65 to advertise our ride.

Worked a booth at the IN. Motorcycle Expo for our charity ride.

 

January

Pretty nasty, icy weather.  Nuts!

Prepared for Indiana Motorcycle Expo.

Continued looking for sponsors for our May charity ride.

Attended Annual Club Dinner @ L.A. Cafe in Whitestown.

Created the "Nomad" Charter for non-Indy based members.

 

2009:

 

December

 

November

Keep on riding!

 

October

Started working on the 2010 PMCH Ride.

Rode the 110-mile route talking with businesses and looking for Stops.

Created a 7,500-mile 30-day "Into the Wild" trip to the west coast (LA to Seattle), including a flight to Fairbanks Alaska.

 

September

Finished the North POI Tour (580 mile day, including Michigan)

 

August

Rode (3rd time) with Governor Mitch Daniels to French Lick.  2nd day visited Marengo cave, Pinky's Bar @ Orange County Chopper Cafe in Paoli, saw Jug Rock in Shoals, and rode 450.

Attended Iron Knights picnic @ Papa's.

Finished all but the North POI Tour the ABATE Sponsor's Tour and the ABCs Tour.

Attended the PMCH Circle of Friends Luncheon, and our 1st 2010 PMCH Ride meeting with the St.V. Marketing Team.

 

July

Attended the 2nd Annual Midwest Motorcycle Rally in La Crosse Wisconsin with Money & Roy (16th-19th). Traveled 1,500-miles in 4-days.  Hit 20,000 miles on the X in Champaign IL on the way home.

550-mile/3-day southern IN tour with wife for ABATE POI Tours.  Stayed in French Lick.

 

June

250-mile in-state ride with wife in prep for Niagara Falls trip in July

Visited Sigma Cycle, Wicked Motorsports, Del's Perf. Cycle, and Vance & Hines in Clermont.

Attended 1st PMCH Circle of Friends Celebration

Signed up for the Roadside Assistance Program through AMA (free)

 

May

Held 1st Annual PMCH Event

 

February - April

Mostly worked on the Charity Poker Run

 

January

Still riding to work!

Renewed HRCA membership, and purchased 4-year Roadside Assistance Plan (transferable).

Started to work on our May charity ride.

 

2008:

 

December

Picked up Papa's and my new club vest from Perfect Sew Alterations.

Attended 1st annual Iron Knights dinner.

Rode in 90 and 30 mph crosswinds.  Pretty tough on the fingers!

 

November

Another trip down 135 to Freetown (w/Papa, Xtreme & Money), then 58 to The Hitchin’ Post in Norman Station for lunch (closed).  Back up 135 to Nashville for lunch & shopping!  Money dropped his X when a bee flew into his helmet.  No damage!  Then Sweetwater back roads home.

Rode to Dreyer Honda South in 200 to see possible new club vest.

 

October

Officially co-founded the IRON KNIGHTS with two of my riding buddies (Xtreme & Papa).

Rode (2nd time) with Governor Mitch Daniels to French Lick (a ride I helped setup).

 

September

Attended the Pop Dreyer Ride - rode the MotoGP course.

Attended Dreyer Honda South Customer Day.

Attended the Inaugural MotoGP, parked on the Indy 500 track, rode the MotoGP course 2nd time.

Rode 1,600 miles in 34 hours across 12 states w/Xtreme to earn the IBA Saddlesore 1000 & Bun-Burner 1500 certifications.  Submitted required documentation for certifications.

 

August

Almost got run over by a train while “walking” over the viaduct in Solsberry IN.

Found the last “Stone Head” on SR-135 in the Brown County area!

 

June

Took the ABATE Advanced Riders Course.

Blue Ridge Parkway Tour

 

May

Covered IN, completing all 3 ABATE Tours (ABCs, Sponsors, Points of Interest).

Rode the 650 mile Ohio River with Xtreme & Papa.

Test drove a CAN-AM Spyder (3-wheeler) in Clarksville.

Rode the Indy 500 Track w/Popeye.

 

April

Rode the 400-miler in Madison/Vevay Indiana area.

Finally found the Hindostan Falls near Shoals Indiana (4th try).

 

March

Took 200+ miler to southern Indiana after major flooding.  450 under water @ Williams.

 

February

2/9 returned to Max Pitts Peru in 290 weather to resolved minor issues (running lean, dirty carbs).

Attended Motorcycle Expo. @ State Fair Grounds, signed up for ABATE Adv Riders Class.

 

January

Cold and snowy with salt & sand everywhere.  No riding! 

 

2007:

December

Picked up the new 2007 Honda VTX 1300R, rode 85 miles from Peru home in 280.  Brisk!  Hailed 2 min. after arriving home.


Fall

Totaled the VTX on IN-450 just west of Williams while riding to French Lick.  Rode it home.


Summer

Road 10,000 miles all over southern Indiana with Rob and Bob


May

Purchased used 2005 Honda VTX 1300 R from Craig's List (guy downtown Indy)

Sold Yamaha to son to replace his rebuilt Ninja 250


April

Purchased new Yamaha 650 to start riding again!