First and foremost, I want to say thank you to everyone who still comes here to see if there's anything new. The tracker thingiee shows there's still a couple of folks out there who still come by.
So I've been around. I have associated myself with a motorcycle club (MC) who has been gracious enough to befriend me. For allot of years I wanted to see what it's like to be a part of a true brotherhood. I'm not talking about the local HOG riders or the church riders club, but a true, world-wide-3 piece-earn your colors type of club.
Before I go further, let me state that I am not "in" the club. I have simply been invited to their clubhouse on several occasions. I have had a chance to "hang out" and enjoy some good company and see some of the "sights" that happen late on a weekend night. Let me also state that I have not seen one illegal action take place. I've seen just about every stereotypical biker scene play out, but I have NOT seen any drugs, guns or rapes.
This whole fascination with the club culture started for me back in the mid 70's while on a trip from MS to TX to visit my relatives. There was a group of Hells Angels that passed our car. I remember looking out the back window as they approached us and my mom saying to wave at them as they passed. I remember that most of the guys didn't wave back (their old ladies did) but the dudes smiled, and their smiles spoke to me. I remember the smell of the exhaust after they rumbled past us filled our car. To this day, when I get close to an old shovel head engine, that smell takes me back to that day.
Well I don't think I have what it takes to prospect with this club, so I will just continue to "hang around" as long as they let me. On a related note, I have found an old Shovel head (a 1980 FLH) that I sold years ago. The guy I sold it to has agreed to sell it back to me. I had to sell this old scooter because I needed the money. He always knew that I didn't really want to sell it, so because he's getting to old to ride, he's going to let me have her for the same price that I sold her to him for (you gotta love real bikers). The bike is worth double what I'm going to give for it. I'll post pics of my baby once I get her back...
Again, I want to thank everyone who has been checking in on me. I'm back now...