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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.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Garfield Revisited

Under the threat of rain, I rode in to Gabriel's today. Turns out, only Jack McClain and I rode. Five ate lunch, Jack, John Nave, Jerry Cole, Charlie Thomas, and myself.

After lunch, I followed Jack back to his house, just to have some place to ride. After leaving Jack, I rode toward Anderson, east past Anderson Highland High School (first time I'd ever seen the campus), on over to Yorktown, and east almost to Muncie, where I turned back north.

This was an "adventure", meaning I didn't know where I was going! :) I ended up back in Gaston and then Matthews. I thought, since I'm here, I'll ride to the Matthews Community Center, as I read in the Chronicle Tribune that they had put "Fisherman Garfield" there. I was so happy to see the statue standing there, just to the left of the entrance of the building! I got off my bike and took a picture:

This completes the Garfield pictures I took here at this link:

I rode over to "Old Town cemetery" and through the covered bride. On to Upland, and home. Once I got home, I changed the oil and oil filter on the bike, as I'd just rolled over 600 miles on the ride today. It started out with rain, but ended being a nice day to ride. I rode 100 miles today. Temperatures in the high 60s hitting 70 once.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Seven of us rode to Richards Restaurant in Elwood, yesterday, for lunch.

We were surprised to see the "Wild Cat Wind Farm" being installed just north of Elwood beside State Road 37.

They have already installed the pads for some of the towers and have the sub-station built. The cranes are in place to raise the towers:

After lunch we rode down to Strawtown and over to Cicero.

Here is a video of part of the ride to Strawtown, and the causeway at Cicero--also the TV tower north of IN 37 near Strawtown:

Some of the houses at Cicero:


Fishing from a boat:

Or from the causeway:

It's all good on Morse Reservoir!

We rode over to Sheridan and then north to Frankfort. We stopped at McDonald's at Frankfort for coffee and ice cream. After refreshments, we rode back through Tipton and home.

Those riding today were Merle Combs, Larry Davis, Larry Miller, Art Adrianson, John Nave, Jerry Cole, and Billy Niverson.

We rode 150 miles and the temperatures were in the 60s and 70s. Very nice ride.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Ride To Maximum Power Sports-Peru

Eight of us rode over to Ugalde's on US 31 for lunch. After lunch we rode to Maximum Power Sports (use to be Max Pitts) to look at the CamAm trikes and Victory motorcycles. After kicking all the tires available, we rode along the Wabash River and Francis Slocum Trail to home.

Riding today: Larry Burke, Larry Davis, Merle Combs, Art Adrianson, John Nave, Charley Thomas, and Billy Niverson.

Our bikes at Ugalde's:
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Trip Track:
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The weather was great! A little windy, but nice. Temps in the 60s-70s.

I rode 75 miles.