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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.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

White River Ride

Larry Burke led us on a ride of the White River through Muncie. I'd never ridden along the river through Muncie, so it was all new to me. They have a nice walkway beside the river that several people were using. One man appeared to be washing his clothes in the river! We came upon two police cars with lights flashing and an agitated woman nearby. I don't know if someone had drowned or what. For the most of it's distance, the river is too shallow to drown in, due to the drought we're having. I was trying to watch for everything, as there was a lot of traffic, so I didn't take any pictures. Here's where we rode along the White River:

(Click to make larger)

Here's a map of the entire ride:

Six of us rode today-Larry Burke, Larry Davis, Larry Miller, John Nave, Jerry Cole, and Jack McClain. We rode 103 miles and the weather couldn't have been nicer.

We ate lunch at The Mill Cafe in Gaston and took a break for ice cream at McDonalds in Albany.

Just for fun, it's Hammertime:

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Billy Is Back!

Billy Niverson joined us today for a ride to Gaston and lunch at the Mill Street Inn.

Jerry Cole on the left, Merle Combs center, and Billy on the right.

Larry Burke rode his scooter with the seat installed that he had just upholstered himself. I told him he could have a job doing seats for motorcycles and scooters as he is that good! Here's his new seat:

Joining us today was Steve Smith, Billy Niverson, John Nave, Jerry Cole, Merle Combs, Larry Burke, Charles Thomas, and myself, Larry Davis.

I rode 68 miles, and it was HOT! I was glad to get home and in the AC!

The Seven Pillars - August 1, 2012

Sorry, but I've been busy and away for a while. Anyway, I'll try to make up for my absence with two posts tonight. First, The Seven Pillars:

 The Seven Pillars (click here:)

Usually, we ride along Francis Slocum Trail up north to IN 124 and then west to Peru. We've passed the sign that locates the Seven Pillars but since it's on top of them, you can't see anything. Larry Burke suggested we ride back along the Mississinewa River, on the south side, and we could look at the Seven Pillars from across the river. Which we did. However, first, we rode up IN 15 through the fresh chip-seal, north of Wabash, to the Red Rose Cafe at the junction of IN 15 and IN 114. After lunch, we rode back south through the covered bridge at Roann, and on south to the Seven Pillars, and home. We decided to make a short day of it, as the temperatures were climbing into the nineties.

Here are a few pictures of The Seven Pillars from E 200 S on the south side of the river:

Merle Combs (Left) and Larry Burk (Right) studying the Seven Pillars.

Riding today were Art Adrianson, Larry Miller, Merle Combs, Larry Burke, and myself, Larry Davis.

I rode 124 miles today and the weather was nice.