"Guess whos back, back again... Furrys back, tell some friends"
Totally random there huh? yep. I'm random. :D (K)
just plain Happy! picked up some Forward controls from E-bay, bolted right on. now I can ride comfortable and not fight to shift or rear brake.
Okay I posted this on Facebook and lost a couple "Friends" So I am going to post it on here and see how many I loose in here.
OK I am probably going to lose some "Friends" over this but here we go. I
just want to take a minute to wish each and every one of my friends a
Merry Christmas. Yes I said it. Merry Christmas. I did not say Happy
Holiday. or X-Mas or any of that I said Merry Christmas.
Thank You Everyone For The Birthday Wishes..had a Great Day!!
Please go to the link below and show a down biker some support. Story below.
Eric M has proudly served his country in both the Marines and Navy during
war time and peace. From that he suffers from PTSD. He has a service dog to
help him in times of need. He also suffers from damage to his vertebra. One of
these injuries was caused by a police cruiser running a red light with no lights
or sirens on, which t-boned his vehicle. They didn't claim fault nor paid for
damages. He has beat cancer once but recently has been re-diagnosed with
it. This time it's in his brain. Through all of this he'd give someone
the shirt off his back. He has often helped me at his expense and refuses
to allow me to pay him back. I usually find sneaky ways to do so that he'll
accept. Even when my wife was suffering from back injury, the first person in
line to help was Eric. Despite the pain he may have been in. I can never pay
him back because with out him, I may have lost my wife during this time. I
can't ever pay him back enough.
This is what brings me to why I am here. 15th May 2014, a friend of Eric and
I had a catastrophic failure on his bike. Eric pulled himself out of bed,
grabbed my trailer and brought this friend to his house. Eric tried for several
hours to repair the bike so the friend could get home safe to his wife. There
was no success, so Eric allowed this trusted friend to ride his bike home for
the night. With in hours the friend realized the bike was stolen from his
Anyone that rides, especially a war vet, can probably tell you how
therapeutic riding can be. Especially when all the thoughts flood your head of
war time, old friends, and hard to chew on moments re-visualize in your mind.
This on top of doctors and his service dog, this was an important part of his
therapy. The three things he's most passionate about is his son, helping
friends, and riding his bike.
He has full coverage and gap insurance, but at best, that may get him to the
point of not owing anything else.
Eric lives on a fixed budget being a medically retired vet. So raising money
for a down payment will take some time and with the brain cancer, time isn't
really on our side. The friend that borrowed the bike isn't in the best
of employment situations, so again with the time factor of saving up. So
any dime I have to spare, I want to use to buy him a bike similar to what he
had. He had a 2008 or 9 Suzuki Hayabusa. He's always talked about looking at
the Kawasaki ZX1400. Why a big bike you ask? Well, like me, we both like
to travel long distances, but on something a little sportier than a typical
cruiser. Aka a sports tourer. They site up more than most sports bikes and
doesn't kill our bodies to ride.
I miss my very good friend by my side taking long rides to no where and I
fear that if I can't make something happen soon, I may loose that chance to
build some more memories.
Is this place becoming a dating site again? Used to be a time when there were more bike pics and stories. And you didnt mind scrolling the main with the kids or grandkids. If you haveto flaunt "biker pics" to make "friends" here you must not be making friends IRL via SEAT TIME! Just sayin!!!
Hmmm. Sitting at home for two more weeks. Bored out of my mind. What to do what to do.
I have been without my bike (plane travel) for 3 weeks now.
Today I am home and it is a riding day!
See Ya on the road :D
Seeking friends & riders in Nor Cal, hit me up. I mostly ride alone these days since I saw the old club we rode with fell apart badly. Don't want any drama, no drunk or drugged riders...........don't care what you do when you are home as long as your just about the ride when on the road.
When I was a kid, I couldn't wait to grow up. This is NOT what I expected!
Hi BP friends. Just wanted to wish you all a great CHRISTMAS. And blessings for the new year.
If you're still riding in this chill ( you're mad) safe journey.
Remember, life is far too short to hold grudges. If you haven't talked to a family member or a close friend for a long while, now is the time to get in touch. Believe me, I know how precious it is to live for the moment. Anything can happen, so make life worth living.
Love to you all.