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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.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Time out!

I'll not be posting this winter.  See you next spring.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Doing the loop..

I've not posted for sometime as we've not ridden anyplace. Too much cold, wind, and rain. Today, six of us ate at Gabriel's and three rode.  Attending were Merle Combs, Billy Niverson, John Nave (who had to sit by himself on one side of the table as he was sick!), Jerry Cole, Larry Burke, and myself.  Larry Burke and I rode for about 48 miles after lunch on a big loop over on Francis Slocum Trail, to Mississinewa Reservoir, to Wabash, and back to La Fontaine and home.

Riding on Old 15 south of Wabash:

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That's Larry Burke on "Bumble Bee" in the distance.

"Art photography shot" in my mirror.  Actually, I was trying the camera in my iPhone 4s cell phone.  The camera works great in still photography or when shooting movies:


We rode in very windy conditions but it was warm (maybe 60 degrees) and it was great to be out and about on the scooter!

My 2009 Yamaha Tmax sport scooter:


My new Corbin seat, which I really like:



The riding loop:

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Ride to Fort Wayne..

With Billy and Merle out of town on a ride to Virginia, there were only three of us met today at Gabriel's.  John Nave, Larry Miller, and myself, Larry Davis.  John suggested we ride to Huntington and eat lunch at The Country Post.  So off the three of us rode to The Country Post.  The wind was howling and it blew my 480 pound scooter all around.  Not really, but it was windy.  After lunch I suggested we ride to Jim Bailey's Harley Davidson in Ft. Wayne and look at motorcycles.  We rode up to IN 14 (Illinois Road) and over east to Jim Bailey's H.D. (which is now "Lucky H.D.").  Lucky H.D. was closed (the policeman in front of the building told us the new manager has the place closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays!).  We then road west on IN 14 to IN 9 and stopped at the Crossroad Inn for coffee and then rode on home.

I rode 106 miles in the sunshine and wind.

Larry and John at the Crossroad Inn:



Lunch at Gabriel's..

Saturday, Oct 29th, 2011

John Nave says I'm getting lazy about posting to this blog so I have to catch up!  Mostly, it's because we've not gone anywhere special that caused me to not post.

Anyway, six of us met for lunch last Saturday at Gabriel's.  Only four of us rode and the other two drove their cars, thinking it was too cold to ride.  By the time we ate lunch, it had warmed up.  Attending lunch was Larry Burke, Larry Davis, Merle Combs, John Nave, Art Adrianson, and Billy Niverson.  Merle and Billy drove as they were going to leave on a ride to Virginia Sunday morning.  Four of us rode country roads over to Chism's Corner where Larry Burk bought gas.  We then rode over near US 31 and then we turned south to Sharpsville, (Larry Burk's first visit).  We rode over to Division Road north of Elwood and went back east to IN 13.  We rode IN 13 to IN 26 and then went to The Outpost for coffee and then home.

Nice ride of 92 miles.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Ride Along The Wabash..

Six of us met for lunch at Gabriel's, Saturday.  Four of us rode along the Wabash River from Andrews to Peru.  Merle Combs, Billy Niverson, Steve Smith, John Nave, Larry Burke, and myself, Larry Davis, met for lunch.   Steve Smith and John Nave both drove to lunch so just four of us riders rode north to Andrews.

I didn't fill up on gas as I didn't know if anyone else would ride so we stopped in Wabash for me to fill up.  We passed a couple of very large combines (coming toward us), on the way to Peru, and Billy had to move his T-Rex over into the ditch to get around them.

We stopped at McDonalds in Peru for coffee before heading back home.

A beautiful day to ride (in the sixties).

I rode 87 miles and about four hours.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Notice: New Place to Meet!

We'll now be meeting at Gabriel's in the North Park Mall, Marion for the foreseeable future.  11:30 AM both Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Meeting Time Changed..

The meeting time has changed to "winter hours" so Wednesday and Saturday meetings are both at 11:30 at Jackie's at Gas City.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ride to Elwood

I rode over to John Nave's house early Wednesday morning to see his "new" bike:


1998 Honda Shadow 1100

Riding from my house over to John's house (long video):


P.S. Sorry about the music but you can't use copy written music on You Tube so you have to use something old, in this case, Chopin: Nocturne #2 In E Flat

All there is on the camera's audio track is wind noise.  The Tmax makes little noise at speed, so there's no "rumble". :)


After John and I worked on the bike, we took a little ride.  After the ride, we rode down and picked up Jerry Cole and then rode to Jackie's.  Larry Miller was nice enough to lead us off to Richard's at Elwood for lunch.  Here we are riding to Elwood:




After lunch we rode east toward Muncie.  Larry Bruke wasn't feeling well so he left us at Alexandria and rode home.  I'd been in "the saddle" since 9:00AM, and my back was bothering me, so I left the group and rode home when we reached Wheeling Pike.  Between my back hurting, "monkey butt" from my seat, and head pain from my ill-fitting helmet, I was glad to get home.  I have a Corbin seat on order but when it got to my house I was shocked to see it was all yellow!  It was suppose to look like this:


Instead of yellow side panels, the complete seat was yellow!  I sent it back and I'm waiting for the correct seat.  I've got to do something about my full-face helmet.  It's so hard to find one that fits correctly.  Anyway, I rode 115 miles in six hours.

There were eight of us riding today-Larry Miller, Jerry Cole, John Nave, Merle Combs, Larry Davis, Art Adrianson, Charles Thomas, and Larry Burke.

It was in the middle 70s most of the day with partly cloudy skies.
 

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