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The Over The Hill Gang

The Over The Hill Gang
Let's ride! Riders are Jerry Cole, Billy Niverson, John Nave, Jack McClain, Larry Davis, Larry Burk, Merle Combs, Charles Thomas, Art Adrianson, Larry Miller.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Pullman Bay

After eating lunch at The Outpost Restaurant, six of us rode over to Celina, Ohio.  We had coffee and pie at The Pullman Bay Restaurant

on beautiful St. Mary's Lake.

We then rode back to Bluffton, Indiana to visit with Steve Baller.

Steve does pin stripping and was doing a Suzuki/Lehman trike while we were there.  We rode home and got back at about 5:00 PM.  I rode 180 enjoyable miles, today.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Ride To Barney's

Six of us ate lunch at The Outpost and then rode down to Barney Winningham's house to see his Harley collection.  He has done several "frame-up" restorations of older Harleys.  Here are a few:

1969 FLH

                                       1953 FLE  Was a black police bike now red.

                                                                     1971 FLH

                                                                                         2001 Roadking

We then rode over to The Dutch Kitchen by Grissom Reserve Base, on US 31, for coffee and pie.  The sugar cream pie was very tasty.  Thanks for buying, Merle.  Larry Burke then led us along the Wabash river from Peru to Wabash and then home.

Beautiful day for a ride.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Ride to Pennville

Six of us rode to The Mill Street Restaurant, in Gaston, for lunch, Saturday.  Then we rode to Pennville, by way of Albany, for coffee, then home.  Nice ride.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wednesday's Ride

Nine riders showed up today for our Wednesday ride.  We ate lunch at The Outpost and then rode over to Burlington, Indiana for coffee.  They had the best apple dumplings today! Yum, yum!  We then rode over to Tipton and back home.

Some of the riders were:

Phil Smith on his Harley Heritage Classic

Jerry Cole on his Harley Fat Boy

Art Adrianson on his Harley Ultra

I went 157 miles on the ride.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wednesday's Ride

We met at The Outpost Restaurant today, as usual. There were five of us riding--seven showed up. Temperatures in the 60s. No reason not to ride. We had to go get Billy before we left Marion for Winchester, Indiana. Mrs. Wicks has a pie factory in Winchester and they have a restaurant out front of the factory so you can sample their wares. What great pies! I had Apple Crumb with a dip of ice cream on top--warmed of course! Thanks for buying, John.

Here's John Nave's beautiful Harley Davidson Rocker C:

Larry Miller rode today on his 2009 Harley Davidson Road King:

Our trail rider is usually Larry Burke. Larry made a trike using the front end of a Honda motorcycle powered by a four cylinder Volkswagen engine and transmission. Larry laid up the body with fiberglass. He's taken it up to Alaska and back so it's a job well done:

I rode 185 miles today.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

New T-Rex and new Harley Trike!

Eight of us showed up at The Outpost Restaurant for lunch. Six rode. Billy was there with his new T-Rex:

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Billy rode/drove it up from Dallas, Texas (about 1000 miles) Thursday and Friday of last week. It has a 1200cc Kawasaki engine. Goes fast!

Merle brought his new trike out for the first time:

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She's a beauty! The bike started out as a 2007 Road King and then Merle added the front fairing, lowers, and then a trike conversion.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Only Two Rode!

Two of us rode to The Outpost Restaurant (one mile west of Fairmount, Indiana at the junction of Indiana 9 and 26.) for lunch today. Larry Burke and I rode. Not cold at all--in the middle 30s F. I'm sure more will ride Saturday when it's suppose to be in the 50s F. We meet at The Outpost at 11:30 AM Wednesdays and 11:30 AM Saturdays until the weather turns nice and then we'll meet at 8:00AM on Saturdays with Wednesdays meeting time unchanged, 11:30 AM.

Billy Niverson is riding his T-Rex from Texas today and tomorrow. We hope to see him in it at lunch, Saturday.