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Friday, 19 January 2007

I'm phasing out the domain and I would like to ask you to please make the changes in your favorites. There will be two new address' which should be redirected within a day or so and you can use either one and the old address will still work, but as I said ,it will be phased out. The address is www.die-yuppie-scum or .I got out today for a ride, it was in the high 30's almost 40 and the same tomorrow, but we're supposed to get our first snowfall Saturday night. Over the years I have tried just about every kind of cold weather riding clothes and I have finally got a pretty good setup going that keeps me toasty warm without the bulk. My first suggestion is to get some of those leather over pants instead of chaps. They cover you completely, are easier to get on and off and keep out any draft. Mine have dual zippers that run all the way up the leg and they also zip down, so if you were to get to warm, you can zip it down a little from the top and let some air in(jamin'leather for less then $100). The next on my list of favorite's is thinsulate fleece lined jeans. Ladies, you will have a hard time finding these in small sizes. You can get them(LLBean, Bass Pro) , but they are relaxed fit and they are HUGE and they don't come smaller than a size 6. They fit under the leather pants, but wouldn't work good under chaps because of the excess material. I lucked out a few years ago and found a brand New Down filled leather similar to a bomber style jacket at the church thrift store for $5.00. That coat is so warm that all I wear underneath it is a  underarmor type insulated top with maybe a light t-shirt, no bulk what so ever. The feet I have also found a cure for. I got some of those insulted hunting thermal insoles, pulled the old ones out of the Carolina's and all I wear for socks is a very light pair of sock liners (sierra trading post) and a light pair of sock's and no frozen feet. The frozen hands, we've all been there. I have had a lot of problems with my left hand from having surgery on my finger's and they have no circulation. I'm not one to ever indorse HD clothing, but I have to say, on the recomendation of a friend who swore by these gloves, I got a pair. I had some free credit to spend there anyway, so I used it up. This is the first pair of gloves in 30 years that actually keep my fingers from going numb without the bulk of big winter gloves. They are leather Gore-Tex gauntlets, HD brand and they are the bomb! I did notice that the ladies large and the men's small were about the same in size , but the mens actually felt thicker and they have the flexible knuckles where as the ladies don't. So if your a woman that can wear a man's small, go for the guy's instead. Last on the list of course is a fullface. You would not belive how many people that used to ride without a helmet now come up and tell me they can't believe how nice it is when it's cold or rainy out. I wear a light neck warmer, I just got a new one from my sis for Christmas and it's leather and very comfortable. You can get a good cheap light fleece one for about $5.00. Thicker is not better with a fullface, it make's it hard to turn your head. Just make sure you pull it up between your chin and helmet and let me tell you, you can ride all day like this, comfortable when it's 30 out. Just watch out for ice, my problem today was the cinders on the road especially at the stop signs, they can be bad if you have to stop real fast. I'll be laying on the beach this time next week, have a good week, CG

Posted by CruelGirl at 9:28 PM CST
Updated: Sunday, 21 January 2007 5:19 PM CST

Friday, 12 January 2007


If you have been keeping up with the news you'll know that a rural boy, Ben Ownby has been missing all week. He got off the school bus and disappeared. In 2002 the same thing happened not far from where I live, actually about 20 minutes from here, Shawn Hornbeck disappeared the same way, riding his bike down the dirt road by his house and than he was gone. An unbeliveable event happened today, they found BOTH of the boys ALIVE in the same apartment building in Kirkwood, MO. Hornbeck has been gone since 2002! They have arrested a guy. The details are still sketchy, but it was the best news this community could get.I heard the news on the radio up in the barn tonight when I was feeding and I just started to cry knowing that these two kids were alive. WELCOME HOME!




Posted by CruelGirl at 8:49 PM CST

Monday, 8 January 2007

Lady Wolverine sent me this link and I would like to ask you all to take one minute of your time and click on the link below and send a card to one of our Soldiers compliments of the Xerox Corporation. It doesn't take but a minute, the cards are made from Children around the country, pick one, pick a preselected message and they will do the rest.

I did get out and ride on Saturday, wasn't as nice as it was supposed to be, actually I woke up and it was drizzling out. i showered and put the gym clothes on and then...the Sun came out. Off came the gym clothes, on went the leathers and that's the rest of the story. (sounds like Paul Harvey). Yeah, so Chev let the Kat out of the Bag, Birthday is January 26th, 48 years old this month, wow, that sounds fuckin' old. I remember when my Mother was 48 and it seemed so old. But I guess I am old since I have a daughter who is 30. There is some truth to things get better as you get older, I wouldn't want to go back to where I was at 25 for anything. This is also my 21st year of being Drug Free and that's something in itself. Still like my cigs, still like a beer or a glass of wine now and than, but the illegal substances are gone forever. I want to congratulate my sister (and Hellkat sister) Powder for her 8 months of sobriety. The name Powder has nothing to do with her addiction, hers is Alcohol. She watched me struggle with my own addiction's and I have watched her for the past 30 years and she is clean and sober for the first time and I am so PROUD of her. I know that it's a day to day thing and I would personally like to thank everyone that is involved in an AA Program as far as sponsors Etc. for being there and giving the Support, you are making a difference in her life. I love you Vick and we're going to beat this thing this time, Love you,your Sis CG


Posted by CruelGirl at 9:29 PM CST

Friday, 5 January 2007

So 2007 has arrived. It's 30 years ago this month that I bought my first Motorcycle. I stayed home New Years Eve, but the OM and I went for a nice ride on New Years Day, it wasn't to chilly, about 45 out. I could only assume that there were a lot of hung over people because the roads were empty. I'm going to get out tomorrow, it's supposed to be high 40's, 50's on Sunday, but I have to go to the dojo early Sunday morning and workout. The way the workout's have been going the past two week's, I'm whipped when I get through and I'd proably fall off my bike if I were to ride it in to the city, so tomorrow will be the pick day of the weekend. Our Spring like weather is supposed to come to an end next week, I have to get the OM's bike in for a recall and it's still suppose to be about 44 on Monday, so that would be the day to get er' dun. Thanks Chev for the early Birthday Greeting, it's near the end of the month. Have a great week, CG

Posted by CruelGirl at 10:53 PM CST

Saturday, 30 December 2006

I had a fantastic Christmas. I made it up to Chicago on the 22nd and did a little celebrating there. The next day I went to spend a few days with my sister Powder. Christmas I made it to my Mother-in-laws and spent the afternoon with all the family there. I left out on the 26th and headed to Minnesota. I decided not to stay until New Years, that I would like to be home with my family this year, the past few years I spent with Skat and it just wouldn't be the same up there without her this year. I'd like to say thankyou to Powder and BFJ for making my Christmas a little brighter this year. If your going out to do any New Years celebrating, PLEASE get a designated driver or call a cab. I want to hear from all of you again next year, there has been to much pain and loss in 2006, let's not have a repeat in 2007. CG


Posted by CruelGirl at 11:36 AM CST

Tuesday, 19 December 2006


It's hard to imagine that a whole year has come and gone already. The hardest thing's for me this year were losing my Father-in-law and my sister Skat. Many of you have had your own personal tragedy's, my heart goes out to you Foghat on the loss of your Father and to all the people that have lost loved one's over in Iraq. It's hard to explain to someone who has never lost anyone close to them the grief that you go through, know that I understand and the Holiday's won't be easy for any of you without the one's you have lost, but it will get easier with time.

Had a really nice ride on Sunday, it was so warm out, about 65 in the afternoon. The OM and I took off early and went and had breakfast, than rode down 55 to Perryville, cut over at Chester, MO. into IL. and took the river road back up, we knocked off a couple hundred miles plus. Not to much else going on other than going north this weekend with stop's in Chicago, Wisconsin and Minnesota. I'm driving my truck, this time of year would be foolish to try and ride a bike into WI and MN, plus I have a lot of present's and stuff to haul up there. I'll try and check in here if I can get to a computer between Christmas and New Years.All the best to all of you, CG

Posted by CruelGirl at 11:40 PM CST

Wednesday, 13 December 2006

Now everyone knows that cat's love bird's. I guess it was about five week's ago and I walked outside to see one of our barn cat's with a little Tit Mouse in her mouth. The bird was screaming for it's life and I'm sure a lot of you would say I should have just let mother nature do her thing, actually I figured the little bird didn't have a chance and sometime's just best to get the gun and put it out of it's misery. Well the cat just stood there and when I reached down she let go of the bird. Before I could catch it, it scattered under the holly bush's. So I'm down on my hands and knee's trying to catch the thing, it's still making noise and now it has attracted yet another one of my cat's. So it's war between the two cat's , the Tit Mouse and me, if the little guy only knew I was trying to help him out. I finally got a hold of him, just barely and he jumped out of my hand, fluttered across the ground and the other cat who had joined the bird hunt now had him in HIS mouth. I yelled his name and he actually dropped the bird and I scooped him up. This was a fiesty little guy, he was biting my hands and I was trying to see just how injured he was. His one little wing was sticking out, but than he drew it back up leading me to belive it wasn't broken. I knew he couldn't fly by all the missing feathers out of his wing and tail. I put him in a cage with some food and water and a heat lamp and set him out in the garage for the night. Next morning I was expecting the worse when I went out to look at him, but he was up on the water bowl and from all the droppings in the bowl, I could tell he had been eating. I knew he still couldn't fly and really wasn't sure about his wing so I drove him about 30 miles to the Wild Bird Rescue and when I got there, the building was vacant. I found out from the neighbor that they had relocated about another 25 miles north of there. I called and got directions and the bird and I were off to see if he could be saved. I left him there with the volunteer and I usually leave them a small donation because that's how they operate. I had pretty much forgot about the little guy until today when I got a phone call today from the sanctuary asking for directions to my house. The Tit Mouse survived and they were thinking of releasing him this weekend and since he was an adult, she said they like to release them back where they were found. I couldn't belive that they would drive the little guy all the way back here, but he's on his way this weekend. Kinda makes my Christmas a little brighter knowing that I gave this little guy a second chance, oh and I moved the bird feeders away from the house and hung them all up high in the tree's. Hope to get a pic of him, the one posted is what he look's like in case you never saw a Tit Mouse before. On another subject, hoping to get out tomorrow or at least by Friday for some riding, we were 65 today, but our drive was a mess. I spent a few hours on the tractor moving liquid cement off the drive, all the ice melted from the storms we had a week or so ago and the ground never had a chance to really freeze, so all the minus turned to liquid cement. I'm headed to IL, WI and MN for Christmas. It's going to be hard not to have my sister Skat here with me this year, but just going to MN makes me somehow feel closer to her in spirit. I'll be back here before I leave, CG



Posted by CruelGirl at 9:00 PM CST
Updated: Wednesday, 13 December 2006 9:31 PM CST

Monday, 27 November 2006


What a great week of riding weather, 70's here all week long. Not much in the way of celebrating Thanksgiving here, I made a couple pies and that was it. The OM and me took off and ate dinner out at a Restaurant and than took a ride down to St. Genevive, MO. I took Hammer for my ride of the day taking into consideration that he'd be a lot more comfortable to ride after a huge dinner. But Saturday and Sunday were Cruella's big weekend, put about 500 miles on her. On Sunday I hooked up with Cat and she was on her new Big Dog she bought awhile back. I think we turned quite a few head's with her on the BD and me on Cruella. We had planned on doing a updated photo of the two bike's over at Falling Springs, but when we got there, the Springs just weren't looking so pretty this time of year. All the Tree's were bare and the water wasn't flowing to well either, so we'll do that Photo this Spring when it's nice and green. Speaking of green, would you please send me that "LEAF" impossed photo that was done last year or so that you mailed to me of Cat and I at the Springs? You know who you are and what the Photo was. I misplaced it somewhere and would like another copy of it. I have a feeling this may have been Cruella's last ride of the season. She is do for some new gaskets, they are starting to weep a little, nothing serious, but I don't like leaking or weeping. I hear Winter is moving in on Thursday this week so it might be time. Have a great week, CG  

Posted by CruelGirl at 7:55 PM CST

Wednesday, 8 November 2006


If ya didn't didn't get off your ass and go vote, don't bitch if your not happy with all the changes that are going to take place. This was not a Rep-Dem thing, this was about change for our Country and getting us back on track where we were. It sucks to see us in such a deficit when we were so far ahead before Bush came into office. I got a sense of pride after walking out of the polling place yesterday knowing that my vote could make a difference and it did. Congratulations to Claire McCaskill (DEM) for defeating Jim Talent in Missouri. We need change and we need it NOW. I'm not much into Politic's, but I know enough that this Country is screwed up and something's gotta give.Don't think you've been getting strung along the past month or so for the (REP) vote, go check the gas pumps this morning. They jumped here overnight from $1.92 to $2.19 a gallon, hmmm... think someone is a little pissed off?

I did good at my tournament this past weekend, took first in forms and also won Grand Champion in forms. Sparring, probably know already what I'm going to tell you. There was only three of us, one got a buy, she automatically got seated to fight off for 1st and 2nd place. I had to fight this really Tall, BIG girl and the judges were making horrible calls, I couldn't belive the scoring, they weren't seeing my combinations, and the clock was running and I was getting pissed with the scoring, so I let it rip to the head EXCESSIVELY, the white flags came up and circled, end of story.Indian Summer is back, 70's here the next two days and I'm sick with a head cold, go figure.I just found out that I'll be riding down to Florida in May for my Grandson's graduation, me and the OM are going to get to take a road trip together, it's been awhile, looking forward to the ride. That's two trips to Florida for me this year , haven't been back there since '93 or '94. Have a Great Week, CG

Posted by CruelGirl at 8:25 AM CST
Updated: Wednesday, 8 November 2006 10:48 AM CST

Friday, 20 October 2006

Talk about a nail biter , I was sitting cross legged on the couch, holding a pillow, chewing my nails(which I don't normally do) during the final inning of the game last night between the Cardinals and the Mets, it was any body's game and the Cardinals pulled through again,World Series tomorrow. I took Cruella out this past weekend and she was running smooth as silk. Before I headed out, I checked the air in the tire's and I like a low tire in the rear on her, but not the front and she needed some air. I turned the compresser on and went to find the air chuck and I thought I had it on there, NOT! and it went flying through the air and of all the places it could have landed(the floor), it hit Hammer on his front fender nad bounced off  there onto the fork and back to the fender and put two nice dents(looked like hail damage)  right smack center in front of the forks. I was so pissed that I let that happen. I found a dent removal place today and for $85 they took them both out and you'd never know they were there. I didn't realize that they worked on bike's, took one of my truck's in once, but never a bike. He said they also do gas tank's. Been keeping myself busy with the Martial Art's and have a few tournament's coming up this fall, one in November and I'll be traveling to Florida in January for a Tournament and to visit with some Family I have down there. I'm headed to Minnesota and Chicago this next week, not taking the bike, as much as I would like to,it's not going to happen. I'm still getting the emails and calls on the passing of my sister Skat, every letter, call or guestbook signing is truely appreciated, thankyou all. Have a great week and may the best team win! CG

Posted by CruelGirl at 10:17 PM CDT

Sunday, 8 October 2006

GO CARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Congratulations to the ST. Louis Cardinals!!!!!!

Posted by CruelGirl at 10:50 PM CDT

Sunday, 1 October 2006

The benefit for Skat's children was a huge success. I did a write up on the Hellkats Website on Kat Tails, you can read all about it there and the picture's are posted on pages 9 &10 of HOT SHOT'S. i lfet out for MN on Thursday and missed all the rain until I got to Albert Lea, so I only had a little over 100 miles of rain on a 600 mile ride. I rode back to my sister Vicki's from MN and we almost made it and her bike took a shit about 30 miles from home. We pulled the seat and looked over everything we could, tried to jump start it with a scewdriver from the selinoid and nothing. So we had to call a tow truck, got it home and it fired up in the garage. All it needed was a starter relay and I didn't have my big tool bag with me, or we would have had one. Anyway, we had great weather riding up in MN, the leaves were really starting to change over into WI. I headed home on Tuesday, again, purrfect riding weather. I went to a very small tournament this past weekend near Paducah, KY and had a good day in both Kata and sparring, I think I am back on track. No more tournament's until November.We are having our Indian summer here in STL. 86 today and 90's for the next couple of day's. Please check out all the details from the benefit at www. Have a great week, CG 



Posted by CruelGirl at 10:19 PM CDT
Updated: Sunday, 1 October 2006 10:36 PM CDT

Sunday, 17 September 2006


I should have stayed home and saved my money, I sucked at the Tournament yesterday. It was a LONG drug out Tournament and I did OK in forms, I took first place, but I wasn't ready or focused when it came time to spar. The ref told me I had plenty of time, that they were going to run a different division first, so I ran to change into my sparring gear and by the time I got back to the ring, they told me I was fighting, I didn't even have all my gear on. I made my first mistake by putting my wrong side forward, I have a specific side I prefer, don't know where my head was at, but it sure wasn't there in the ring. I got tapped with a couple of round kicks that wouldn't have killed a fly, didn't make a difference how hard I hit or what I did, the judge only saw what he wanted to see. Whatever, no excuse's, it was my own fault, I should have went home while I was ahead with the Kata win. But somewhere along the way they didn't annouce grand champion forms and me and a few others that qualified missed it, so it was over and done. Since it was their error, the said they would run a second one for the rest of us,this time I FORGOT my form halfway through. This has happened to just about everyone at one time or another, and it wasn't my first time, I just wasn't focused on what I was doing. I planned on riding Cruella into the city today, but it rained and stormed so I tried to get some stuff done around the house. Tomorrow morning I have to go get another tire for Hammer because I will be riding up to MN this week for the Benefit and even though it still look's good, I'm not going to push it. I'm bringing some of the RIP Patch's with me, so if you haven't got one on line, you can get one at the benefit this Sunday. Have a great week, CG

Posted by CruelGirl at 8:27 PM CDT
Updated: Sunday, 17 September 2006 8:45 PM CDT

Monday, 11 September 2006


The flyer is posted for the Benefit for skat's Children on the Event's Page. I'm still numb, but the letter's and post's from all of you sure have been a tremendous help.If you have a bussiness and can donate something that we can use for a slient auction, it would be greatly appreciated. All of the info is available on the flyer. The Hellkats have also had RIP patches made that we are offering to Skat's friends and supporter's and you can get them from the Hellkats website at the Support Merchandise page. So I have been trying to keep myself busy and I took a 300 mile ride yesterday with a few friend's over in Illinois. I thought I was through with Tournaments for a while, but I'm going to go to one this weekend and work out some of my hurt and anger. Thanks again for all your support, CG



Posted by CruelGirl at 8:28 PM CDT

Monday, 28 August 2006

There is going to be a benefit for Skat's children on Sunday September 24th at the Joint in Minneapolis. I will get a flyer posted as soon as it's available. The Hellkats have also cancelled their DareDevil Ride that was scheduled for this coming Labor Day weekend. We will reschedule it at another time as a Memorial Ride in Skat's honor. Please visit her page at and click on the RIP SKAT.CG



Posted by CruelGirl at 8:33 PM CDT
Updated: Monday, 28 August 2006 8:40 PM CDT

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