So it been awhile, huh? I haven't posted here in about 6 months due in part to Face book. I seem to have shifted my attention to my FB page. I've kept up with most of the "regulars" who used to visit here though.
Well the first thing I should mention is that my affiliation with the BFMC has run its course and terminated. The short answer to "why" it didn't work out is because I just didn't have the time to devote to the club. They state it a little differently...that I didn't have the "heart" to follow through. I'm ok with that position too. The bottom line is that I still respect those guys in a big way. I cant begin to paint the picture of the process it takes to earn the right to become a patch holder.
Second subject: I'm enjoying my role as a father to my kids. My oldest is 18, graduated from high school and trying to learn the ways of the world. He has it in his head that he's joining the USMC and has been in touch with the local recruiter. As of now, he's working two jobs to make ends meet. We are trying to be patient with him as he tries to live like a rock star on a minimum wage budget. My other two kids are growing fast too. "T-Man" starts Jr high Monday and "Little-Bit" starts the 3rd grade. T-Man turns 13 on Sept 30th. We've bought him a dirt bike which is being hidden until that day. He asked for one awhile back and we told him that he must continue to be an excellent kid in order to earn it. We bought him a helmet last weekend, so he's really excited.
My wife looks incredible. I love just hanging out with her and the kids on the weekends. The time I spent away from her when I was with the club began to take a toll on our relationship, so I try to spend more time with her now. I traded in my Dyna when I left the club and now I'm riding a 2008 HD Street Glide. This bike is more comfortable for her. To be honest though...I'm about ready to turn this bike in and quit riding on the street all together. I might buy me a dirt bike and start riding with T-Man. I don't know, we'll see.
So that's it for now. I gotta go let folks know that I'm back.