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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, August 17, 2016

Lary, the Minion

I saw a news story on Channel 21, a few months ago, about a farm that had painted their grain silo like a Minion. After eating lunch today at "Carrie's Restaurant" in Montpelier, Indiana,


we rode over to Berne, Indiana . Berne is in the center of "Amish Country". Even the furniture store in Berne looks German:

After a little searching east of Ossian, Indiana, I found the Minion grain bin. it was so exciting (for me at least) as I love "Despicable Me" and "Despicable Me2". Also, the "Minion" movie.

Here it is in all it's glory:

It looks just like "Lary Minion"! (One R for Lary) or maybe "Kevin Minion". I'm not sure! :)

Here's a link to Channel 21's story about the Minion:

Minion Story

There must have been too many visitors to see the Minion since the news story was shown, as the driveway was blocked off, and "No Trespassing" signs were up.

We stopped at Bluffton's McDonald for chocolate sundaes on the way home.

Six of rode today..Merle Combs, Jerry Cole, Charles Thomas, Larry Burke, Larry Davis, and Billy Niverson.

We rode 139 miles in very nice weather (82 degrees).

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Elwood Airport

Merle led us down to Elwood Airport Restaurant for lunch. The air was very hot (89 F) and still.

None of the wind farm windmills were moving in the still air. I noticed one windmill was turning on the way home. I can only believe that this is the biggest hoax perpetrated on the American public (wind power.)  The only ones making money from them are the installers, the energy companies, and the farmers that lease the land for them.

Anyway, we had a nice lunch at the Airport Restaurant. (Click on pictures to enlarge them.)

The gang going in.

The menu with the top of Larry Burke's head!

Riding today was Merle Combs, Larry Davis, Jerry Cole, Steve Smith, Charles Thomas, and Larry Burke.

I rode about 66 miles today. We only rode to Elwood and back due to the heat.

Elwood Airport when we use to fly in there. I took this shot as I was flying over in my Challenger Ultralight airplane (2001).

Now, there's nothing but corn! So sad!

Web page link to my Airplane site:Airplane website (click here)

Thursday, August 4, 2016

I'm back!

I've been away for a year and decided I'd start blogging again. With the loss of a few members, the "Over The Hill Gang" rides on. It's funny, really, how the rider's group has lasted so long, way before I started riding with them, and still continues today. I've talked to some of the older riders, one, Charles Thomas --86 years old and still riding-- tells me they use to ride with 20-25 members. Today, we are lucky if six or seven riders show up.

Anyway, six of us rode to Huntington yesterday, and ate lunch at The Country Post Restaurant. After lunch we road River Road along the Wabash River to Andrews. From Andrews we rode to Lagro, and then on to Wabash. Since it was so warm (near 90 degrees), we made a short day of it and rode on Old State Road 15 south to LaFontaine, and then home. We rode about 55 miles today.

Riding was Merle Combs, Charles Thomas, Larry Davis, Steve Smith, Larry Burke, and Bill Niverson.