Thursday, 29 March 2007
Way to much fun in Minnesota this past weekend, but it was also a lot of work. My sister's Vicki and LJ and I had the opportunity to visit with alot of old friends as well as new. thaks to all the Hellkats supporter's who stopped by to visit us. I fired up Cruella today and all I have to do tomorrow is tighten the chain, check the air and give her a Spring bath. There is a local Bike Show this Sunday at TJ's in Pevely, I'm not going to enter the show, but I'm going to go up there for some local socializing. Have a great week, CG
DONNIE SMITH BIKE SHOW PHOTO
Wednesday, 21 March 2007
SPRING HAS SPRUNG!!!
We topped the 80 degree mark here today. The flowers are blooming and I played hooky and went for a great ride. I didn't ride to Chicago as planned last weekend, instead I took the truck, first time I've been up there on St. Pat's weekend without the bike. But if was cold and snowflakes were flying, next month should be better. The spider bite healed up real good, took two week's but you can't even see the spot unless you were lookin' for it. I'll be headed to Minnesota this weekend for the Donnie Smith Bike Show in St. Paul. We'll have some of the new Hellkat Support Stuff with us, so look for us when you get there. The new shirts are also available on the Hellkats Website. Enjoy the weather and have a great weekend, CG
Sunday, 4 March 2007
I woke up yesterday with an aching pain on myleft shoulder blade. I took a look in the mirrior and it was swollen and red and my first thought was Brown Recluse. We are known for Brown Recluse in MO. and they get their name Recluse because they like to hide in stuff, so the odd's of geting bit while your sleeping are pretty rare. I pulled back the bed covers and looked around but didn't find anything. I'm not sure how many days it takes for the sore to develope, but two nights prior I went out to the mud room and grabbed a raincoat to run up to the barn that had been hanging since last summer under my Carhardt's. The first coat I grabbed had a Mud Dabber nest built in it, so I grabbed another one , checked for nest's, but not for spiders. There may have been one nestled in there for the winter since they can go six months without eating. I know enough that these are horrible spiders to get bit by and I wasn't taking any chances, so I took myself to the emergency room. The diagnosis was definitely a spider bite, but what I didn't know is there is no cure for a Brown Recluse. The only thing they can do is put you on antibiotic's and you have to wait until the bite is done eating your flesh away and than if it's bad enough, a skin graph. Today is day two and it's very red and swollen and I'm hoping that the round spot I see doesn't develope into a blister, if it does, than I need to be concerned. I have been bitten by spiders before, but have never had a reation like this. So I'm on some heavy duty antibiotics. I should know in the nesx day whether or not it's the dreaded Brown Recluse. No riding this weekend, high of 26 yesterday and I have Karate today, but I did get another ride in this past week, had to drop off the OM's bike for a handlebar recall on the Dyna. They are telling us that we are in for a big warm up this week, I sure hope so. I have my first real ride of the Year on the 16th and I'm headed to Chicago, so I'm hoping the snow will be gone by than. Have a great week, CG
Friday, 23 February 2007
I finally got out for a ride on Wednesday, big mistake because I was just getting over a cold and kicked it back in and was feelin' like crap yesterday. I didn't ride far, just 100 miles to the city and back, but it sure felt good. The streets were still a mess, never did get the rain we were supposed to get. It's supposed to be nice tomorrow, but I think I'm going to have to skip the riding so I can go to my Sunday Workout, I had to bow out early last night because I wasn't feeling well. My condolence's to "Rude" on the loss of her grandfather. Have a great weekend, enjoy the sunshine and most of all be safe! CG
Monday, 19 February 2007
MARDI GRAS IN STL
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Sunday, 21 January 2007
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CHICAGO BEARS!
Friday, 19 January 2007
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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!
SHAWN HORNBECK AND BEN OWNBY
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. http://www.letssaythanks.com
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
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
Saturday, 30 December 2006
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