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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, May 23, 2012

The Dixie..

We decided to ride up to Syracuse, Indiana today. We ate lunch at Gabriel's, before the ride. There were eight of us at lunch--Charles Thomas, Larry Burk, John Nave, Larry Davis, Jerry Cole, Billy Niverson, Art Adrianson, and Merle Comb. We talked about cars, riding, TV shows, China, and listening to Randy's Record Shop when we were young men. Do any of you remember WLAC Gallatin, Tennessee and Ernie's Record Mart and Randy's Record Shops? Listening late at night, 1510 on your AM dial? Click on this link for a little history lesson:  Randy's Records

After lunch seven of us rode to Wabash (Billy had an appointment), where Larry Burk and Art Adrianson left for home. Five of us rode to Syracuse where we stopped at McDonald's for ice cream and coffee. On the way back south we stopped to see The Dixie in North Webster. I'd not seen The Dixie since I was a kid. It was a great thrill, back then, to ride around Lake Webster on a paddle wheel boat, The Dixie. Probably still is a thrill! :) A little movie:

And some pictures (click pictures to enlarge):

Gabriel's where we ate:

The sign at The Dixie dock:

The Dixie bow:

Side view of The Dixie:

She will start touring Lake Webster this weekend, Memorial Day, 2012. The Dixie website: The Dixie

I rode 123 mile--temps in the low 80s, no wind. Very nice ride with good friends.

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