Sunday, 7 October 2012
So it's been almost a year since I posted here.Guestbook is gone due to Lyco's, pisses me off that I lost all those years of entry's and can't recover them. So much has happened in the past year and I just didn't have time to even post here. Two of my boxers Nikki and Lucky passed away, lost one cat Frank who we had for about 12 years and just this Labor Weekend, I had to put down one of my horses, Toot-Toot, she was 26 years old and I had her since she was two.
On to bikes:Streetglide now has 105,000 miles on it. At 98,000 all he needed was a new set of rings. I put a new drive belt and rear sprocket on as preventitive maintenance since they were the originals. Can't say enough about running full synthetic, my bike is proof that it is worth the extra dollar or two per qt.Cruella has had a facelift. I wish I had a guestbook up to get your feedback, I'm workin on gettn a new one up. I do have a facebook site, look up Cruel Hellkat.Heres a few pics:
Kinda hard to see the quality of the paint with these pics, paint by Jim Hooker. Red flake with old school gold leaf. Hope everyone is doing well, till I get the guestbook back up, try and find me at facebook, CG
Posted by CruelGirl at 9:20 AM CDT
Updated: Sunday, 7 October 2012 11:00 AM CDT
Sunday, 6 November 2011
NO PAN YET!!!!!!!!
Posted by CruelGirl at 8:16 PM CDT
Monday, 13 June 2011
THE PAN UPDATE
After looking at my Guestbook and reading Chev's post, I didn't realize till I got to lookin at this page how long it's been.Still workin my ass off and gettn up at 5:30 and gettn home at 8:30 doesn't leave me but 1.5 hours a day to relax eat dinner, laundry etc. I got my paint back on the pan and it wasn't what I wanted, I didn't like it. I sent it up to my brotherinlaw to repaint and I just found out this week that he hadn't even started on it. I just want my tank back so I can ride. I've made a few weekend escapes here and there, went north for memorial day weekend. The FLHX has been a really good bike and I don't have any plans of gettn rid of it anytime soon. Old faithful is just gettn broke in, 83,000 miles on him now, would have turned that 100,000 mile mark along time ago if I wasn't stuck at work Mon-Saturday. Nothing really planned til 4th of July weekend and Sturgis of course. Hopefully get my tank back soon and Cruella will be up and running. I'm just gonna drop hm a line and have him send my tank back as it. You'll see why I didn't like it, the paint on the tank doesn't match my seat in color and the panel on the side is fucked up. Check back in about two weeks, CG
Posted by CruelGirl at 7:20 AM CDT
Monday, 21 March 2011
Spring is FINALLY here!!!! Been in the 80's the past few days. Cruella isn't finished yet, can't wait to show her to ya. Just waiting on the paint, nothing special, but a little color going on her this time. Going to the Bike Show in St. Paul this weekend, stop by the Hells Angels MN booth and you'll find me and the girls there with our new Support gear. See you there, CG
Posted by CruelGirl at 9:05 PM CDT
Updated: Monday, 21 March 2011 9:13 PM CDT
Sunday, 23 January 2011
REVAMPING OF CRUELLA
Posted by CruelGirl at 7:34 PM CST
Updated: Sunday, 23 January 2011 8:08 PM CST
Monday, 20 December 2010
Posted by CruelGirl at 10:14 AM CST
Monday, 27 September 2010
STURGIS AND MORE
Posted by CruelGirl at 8:55 PM CDT
Monday, 5 July 2010
RIP MR KID CZECH 4-18-1981/7-4-2010
Posted by CruelGirl at 11:44 AM CDT
Updated: Monday, 5 July 2010 9:06 PM CDT
Monday, 26 April 2010
And yet we have lost another family member, Ike passed away a few weeks ago, he was the 13. It came very quickly that he stopped eating and was having difficulty breathing. Took him to the vet knowing in my heart he wasn't coming home. My tripawd boxer was deeply moarning him, so I found her a companion last week, my friend Muck had a older boxer in need of a new home, so Lucky has joined our family of critters, all 105lb. of him, that's big for a boxer. I rode the Pan into the work last week and when I got there I noticed one of the springs on the front end looked sprung, so she got all new springs and a new front shock, they had never been replaced since I have owned her. Waiting on a new set of clutch plates right now. I'm on the back side of 60,000 on the FLHX, 66,000+, he's still running strong. I sure like the new FLHX SE, but don't have the funds to buy one, plus I would probably have to do motor work to it to make it run as good as Hammer. The HELLKATS are having a Memorial Weekend ride in memory of Skat and Cody, it will be posted on events later today and it's for Women Bikers only. I say this because we actually had a guy in drag try and pass himself off to us as a girl and couldn't understand why he wasn't accepted. Our new support gear up, check it out. www.hellkatsmc.com Have a great week, CGRIP IKE
Posted by CruelGirl at 8:05 AM CDT
Updated: Monday, 26 April 2010 8:27 AM CDT
Monday, 22 March 2010
I didn't write this, but I surely could have. I'm more terrified for all of us after the Health Care bill was passed last night. Some you just sit back and do nothing, your not paying attention. This bill will now tax any small bussiness owner .60 on every dollar they make over $250,000.00. If you own a small bussiness and you employ two or three people, $250,000.00 isn't a lot of income, think about it. So they will now have to give .60 of every dollar after $250,000.00 to the Government so that all the illegals can have free health care. I didn't vote for Bush either, but I had a wakeup call as to what the Democrats are all about and I will NEVER, EVER vote for a DEMOCRAT again and this is coming from a family who has lost two jobs over the past 25 years to the American auto industry. In the time when I am supposed to be enjoying retirement with my husband, I am now forced to work for the next 15 years. I am fortunate to have a job and it's a job I like, but it wasn't supposed to be like this. Think hard, watch Fox News before you vote next time. They speak the TRUTH. I will be in Minneapolis this coming weekend at the Donnie Smith bike Show. Stop by the Minnesota HA booth, that's where you'll find me, CG
I'm 63. Except for one semester in college when jobs were scarce and a six-month period when I was between jobs, but job-hunting every day, I've worked, hard, since I was 18. Despite some health challenges, I still put in 50-hour weeks, and haven't called in sick in seven or eight years. I make a good salary, but I didn't inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, there's no retirement in sight, and I'm tired. Very tired.
I'm tired of being told that I have to "spread the wealth" to people who don't have my work ethic. I'm tired of being told the government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy to earn it.
I'm tired of being told that I have to pay more taxes to "keep people in their homes." Sure, if they lost their jobs or got sick, I'm willing to help. But if they bought McMansions at three times the price of our paid-off, $250,000 condo, on one-third of my salary, then let the left-wing Congress-critters who passed F ann ie and Freddie and the Community Reinvestment Act that created the bubble help them with their own money.
I'm tired of being told how bad America is by left-wing millionaires like Michael Moore, George Soros and Hollywood Entertainers who live in luxury because of the opportunities America offers. In thirty years, if they get their way, the United States will have the economy of Zimbabwe , the freedom of the press of China , the crime and violence of Mexico , the tolerance for Christian people of Iran , and the freedom of speech of Venezuela .
I'm tired of being told that Islam is a "Religion of Peace," when every day I can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and daughters for their family "honor"; of Muslims rioting over some slight offense; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren't "believers"; of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning teenage rape victims to death for "adultery"; of Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Qur'an and Shari'a law tells them to.
I'm tired of being told that "race doesn't matter" in the post-racial world of Obama, when it's all that matters in affirmative action jobs, lower college admission and graduation standards for minorities (harming them the most), government contract set-asides, tolerance for the ghetto culture of violence and fatherless children that hurts minorities more than anyone, and in the appointment of U.S. Senators from Illinois.
I think it's very cool that we have a black president and that a black child is doing her homework at the desk where Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation. I just wish the black president was Condi Rice, or someone who believes more in freedom and the individual and less arrogantly of an all-knowing government.
I'm tired of a news media that thinks Bush's fundraising and inaugural expenses were obscene, but that think Obama's, at triple the cost, were wonderful; that thinks Bush exercising daily was a waste of presidential time, but Obama exercising is a great example for the public to control weight and stress; that picked over every line of Bush's military records, but never demanded that Kerry release his; that slammed Palin, with two years as governor, for being too inexperienced for VP, but touted Obama with three years as senator as potentially the best president ever. Wonder why people are dropping their subscriptions or switching to Fox News? Get a clue. I didn't vote for Bush in 2000, but the media and Kerry drove me to his camp in 2004.
I'm tired of being told that out of "tolerance for other cultures" we must let Saudi Arabia use our oil money to fund mosques and madrassa Islamic schools to preach hate in America , while no American group is allowed to fund a church, synagogue or religious school in Saudi Arabia to teach love and tolerance.
I'm tired of being told I must lower my living standard to fight global warming, which no one is allowed to debate. My wife and I live in a two-bedroom apartment and carpool together five miles to our jobs.. We also own a three-bedroom condo where our daughter and granddaughter live. Our carbon footprint is about 5% of Al Gore's, and if you're greener than Gore, you're green enough.
I'm tired of being told that drug addicts have a disease, and I must help support and treat them, and pay for the damage they do. Did a giant germ rush out of a dark alley, grab them, and stuff white powder up their noses while they tried to fight it off? I don't think Gay people choose to be Gay, but I damn sure think druggies chose to take drugs. And I'm tired of harassment from cool people treating me like a freak when I tell them I never tried marijuana.
I'm tired of illegal aliens being called "undocumented workers," especially the ones who aren't working, but are living on welfare or crime. What's next? Calling drug dealers, "Undocumented Pharmacists"? And, no, I'm not against Hispanics. Most of them are Catholic, and it's been a few hundred years since Catholics wanted to kill me for my religion. I'm willing to fast track for citizenship any Hispanic person, who can speak English, doesn't have a criminal record and who is self-supporting without family on welfare, or who serves honorably for three years in our military.... Those are the citizens we need.
I'm tired of latte liberals and journalists, who would never wear the uniform of the Republic themselves, or let their entitlement-handicapped kids near a recruiting station, trashing our military. They and their kids can sit at home, never having to make split-second decisions under life and death circumstances, and bad mouth better people than themselves. Do bad things happen in war? You bet. Do our troops sometimes misbehave? Sure. Does this compare with the atrocities that were the policy of our enemies for the last fifty years and still are? Not even close. So here's the deal. I'll let myself be subjected to all the humiliation and abuse that was heaped on terrorists at Abu Ghraib or Gitmo, and the critics can let themselves be subject to captivity by the Muslims, who tortured and beheaded Daniel Pearl in Pakistan, or the Muslims who tortured and murdered Marine Lt. Col. William Higgins in Lebanon, or the Muslims who ran the blood-spattered Al Qaeda torture rooms our troops found in Iraq, or the Muslims who cut off the heads of schoolgirls in Indonesia, because the girls were Christian. Then we'll compare notes. British and American soldiers are the only troops in history that civilians came to for help and handouts, instead of hiding from in fear.
I'm tired of people telling me that their party has a corner on virtue and the other party has a corner on corruption. Read the papers; bums are bipartisan. And I'm tired of people telling me we need bipartisanship. I live in Illinois , where the "Illinois Combine" of Democrats has worked to loot the public for years. Not to mention the tax cheats in Obama's cabinet.
I'm tired of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers and politicians of both parties talking about innocent mistakes, stupid mistakes or youthful mistakes, when we all know they think their only mistake was getting caught. I'm tired of people with a sense of entitlement, rich or poor.
Speaking of poor, I'm tired of hearing people with air-conditioned homes, color TVs and two cars called poor. The majority of Americans didn't have that in 1970, but we didn't know we were "poor." The poverty pimps have to keep changing the definition of poor to keep the dollars flowing.
I'm real tired of people who don't take responsibility for their lives and actions. I'm tired of hearing them blame the government, or discrimination or big-whatever for their problems.
Yes, I'm damn tired. But I'm also glad to be 63. Because, mostly, I'm not going to have to see the world these people are making. I'm just sorry for my granddaughter.
Robert A. Hall is a Marine Vietnam veteran who served five terms in the Massachusetts State Senate.
Posted by CruelGirl at 6:29 AM CDT
Updated: Monday, 22 March 2010 6:51 AM CDT
Wednesday, 20 January 2010
THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN AND WE'RE ON THE ROAD TO TAKING OUR COUNTRY BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!CG
Posted by CruelGirl at 10:15 AM CST
Updated: Wednesday, 20 January 2010 10:21 AM CST
Tuesday, 29 December 2009
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010!!!
Well another year has come and gone, this one really flew by. I guess it's just part of life and getting older as we loose friends and family and of course our beloved pets. I didn't make my goal in riding miles, which really, I have never had a goal, it just happens. But with the seven day work schedule, it has not givin me the freedom that I have been so fortunate to have over the years to just take off when ever I wanted to and ride. I am thankfull that I have a job and one that fit's me purrfectly. We are closed until January 2nd, so I have had some much needed time off. I'm headed to Minneapolis in the morning for a few days to spend New Years with my HELLKAT Sisters up there. I will be back next year and hopefully I will find the time to update this site. As for the inquiries, no I'm not on facebook. I can't find the time to update here, so I surely don't have time to socialize there. When I got online the other day, under my private screen name I had over 300 unread emails alone. Happy New Year!CG
Posted by CruelGirl at 9:30 AM CST
Sunday, 29 November 2009
HOLIDAY SEASON I lost my little Isabella two week's ago. She wasn't doing real well, has had lot's of problems over the years with skin allergies, thyroid problems, arthritis, but she was my long time rodeo companion, traveled across the country and back with me. I had given her a bath in the morning because I was going to take her to the vet late afternoon. I let her outside and she walked around the shrubs and I only turned my back for a second and she had walked back into the mudroom and was laying on the rug breathing real heavy. I picked her up and she had a heart attack right there in my arms and died within one minute. I guess it was God's way of sparing me the grief of possibly having to make the decision later on that day as whether or not it was time to put her down. Work has slowed down quite a bit. I'm finally getting a life back, we're closed on Sun and Mon for the winter months. I usually spend Sunday sleeping and I'm working out again with Sensei on Monday mornings, man am I out of shape. Spent Helloween in Minnesota with my Hellkat Sisters and I will be heading up that that way over the Christmas/New Year Holiday period. Our shop is closed during that time, so I'll have some time off. My daughter came over for Thanksgiving, and we had the usual Turkey dinner, just the three of us and all the critter's. Pretty much have put Cruella up for the winter. haven't got much riding in this year, I'll be lucky to turn 15,000 before the year is over. I ride to work every day, but that's only a 52 mile roundtrip. If I know it's going to be a shitty day, than I'll take my truck on that particular day to get supplies whie I'm in town. Hammer is running real good, just about 65,000 mile on him now. I was looking up some stuff for Sturgis for this next year and I browsed at some of the pictures and didn't have to look far to find this one, it was a thumbnail leading to a whole page of pictures. Yup, I'm wearing Red & White striped socks with below the knee cropped jeans, my version of shorts on a bike, which I seldom do. Already making plans for this next year and it is a week later this year being the 70th and all, so don't screw up thinking that it's the first week. You can get all the info at www.sturgis.com I wish you all a Merry Christmas in case I don't get a chance to get back here before that(and it's OK to say MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!) Later, CG
I lost my little Isabella two week's ago. She wasn't doing real well, has had lot's of problems over the years with skin allergies, thyroid problems, arthritis, but she was my long time rodeo companion, traveled across the country and back with me. I had given her a bath in the morning because I was going to take her to the vet late afternoon. I let her outside and she walked around the shrubs and I only turned my back for a second and she had walked back into the mudroom and was laying on the rug breathing real heavy. I picked her up and she had a heart attack right there in my arms and died within one minute. I guess it was God's way of sparing me the grief of possibly having to make the decision later on that day as whether or not it was time to put her down.
Work has slowed down quite a bit. I'm finally getting a life back, we're closed on Sun and Mon for the winter months. I usually spend Sunday sleeping and I'm working out again with Sensei on Monday mornings, man am I out of shape. Spent Helloween in Minnesota with my Hellkat Sisters and I will be heading up that that way over the Christmas/New Year Holiday period. Our shop is closed during that time, so I'll have some time off.
My daughter came over for Thanksgiving, and we had the usual Turkey dinner, just the three of us and all the critter's.
Pretty much have put Cruella up for the winter. haven't got much riding in this year, I'll be lucky to turn 15,000 before the year is over. I ride to work every day, but that's only a 52 mile roundtrip. If I know it's going to be a shitty day, than I'll take my truck on that particular day to get supplies whie I'm in town. Hammer is running real good, just about 65,000 mile on him now. I was looking up some stuff for Sturgis for this next year and I browsed at some of the pictures and didn't have to look far to find this one, it was a thumbnail leading to a whole page of pictures.
Yup, I'm wearing Red & White striped socks with below the knee cropped jeans, my version of shorts on a bike, which I seldom do. Already making plans for this next year and it is a week later this year being the 70th and all, so don't screw up thinking that it's the first week. You can get all the info at www.sturgis.com I wish you all a Merry Christmas in case I don't get a chance to get back here before that(and it's OK to say MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!) Later, CG
Posted by CruelGirl at 8:24 PM CST
Updated: Sunday, 29 November 2009 9:07 PM CST
Monday, 14 September 2009
Posted by CruelGirl at 9:17 AM CDT
Updated: Monday, 14 September 2009 9:24 AM CDT
Monday, 17 August 2009
IT'S BEEN SIX MONTHS..........
So it's not like I haven't wanted to update this place like I used to do, but I haven't had time for much of anything these days. I'm working 6-7 days a week, 10+ hrs a day. I don't even get to see my horses anymore, they're in the barn when I leave in the morning and the same when I get home at night. I made it to my Karate Banquet and Tournament back in June and got my year end award in Sparring only since I didn't do much competeing this past year. The tournament itself didn't go well for me as I screwed up my Kata and yes.....got DQ'd in my first round of sparring, this time for excessive contact and unsportsmanlike behavior, whatever that means. We lost the dojo where I trained at, but I do get to go workout if I can find time in the morning before work at a gym. I very seldom get to train with my sensei, hopefully we will be closing the shop on Sunday and Mondays soon. I get to ride to work everyday, but that's just a big tease, I've only put 10,000 miles on my bikes so far this year. Hammer turned 60,000 this month. I was able to ride to MN over Memorial day and I went to Sturgis and had the best ride out there I have had in years. Partly do to the fact that I was so needing to get away from work and the weather was good except for the hail storm in Sturgis. I got two dents in Hammer's front fender. I've been riding the Pan to work quite a bit, she's running good as ever. I have my one year in at the shop this Wednesday and I get 10 days paid vacation that I have to use before the end of the year, so I have a long Labor Day weekend planned and lot's of riding to do. I will try and stay current here. Thanks for your letter's of concern, but I'm fine, just don't feel much like sitting at a computer if I have two hours of free time when I get home before I have to go to bed. I posted some pics below, 4th of July, one from the banquet and one of me and Big Schwag and then some from Sturgis. Hope your all doing well, CG
Posted by CruelGirl at 9:24 PM CDT
Updated: Monday, 17 August 2009 10:09 PM CDT
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