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Sunday, 1 April 2007

We couldn't have asked for a nicer day for the Bike Show at TJ's Bar in Pevely, MO. today. Breezy, Sunny and low 70's. The OM took a ride over there early afternoon. I have to say I was very proud of my "Girl" today. I had everything set and timed just purrfect and she was running like a Kat outta Hell. Maybe it was her new kicker pedal, I don't know, but she insisted on one kick starts everytime for the past few days.Have a great week, CG



Posted by CruelGirl at 8:37 PM CDT
Updated: Friday, 20 April 2007 7:12 PM CDT

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




Posted by CruelGirl at 11:21 PM CDT

Wednesday, 21 March 2007


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

Posted by CruelGirl at 7:56 PM CDT

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

Posted by CruelGirl at 8:22 AM CST

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

Posted by CruelGirl at 7:10 PM CST

Monday, 19 February 2007

Can't make it to Mardi Gras in New Orleans? Than come to St. Louis for a day. The Mardi Gras celebartion starts off in the morning with a parade and contines throughout the day in Soulard where the streets are closed to traffic and it's open container from bar to bar. It was colder than usual, so we left the bikes home, still a lot of ice on the streets. The cold didn't stop the people from coming out and there were beads a plenty. I think winter is over here for us, we're back up in the 60's all week and with some rain forecast for tomorrow, hopefully it will wash the streets clean of all the sand and salt. I will be out on my bike by Wednesday, it's been at least a month now or close to it.Have a great week, CG


Posted by CruelGirl at 11:21 AM CST

Thursday, 15 February 2007

I think were all feeling it, my heart goes out to eveyone out East, especially everyone in New York. the 1-2 inch's we got here makes me feel guilty. Granted, it was nasty and cold and I spent an entire day out on the tractor removing all the slush off the roads and drives before they froze and the so called "Snow" came, but when the Hell is it going to end for all of you in the northeast? Than we have the Tornado that hit New Orleans, those of us that have a roof over our heads with heat should be thankful for all we have. Just a reminder, I don't litter unless it's edible food for the critter's. So if your in one of those snow covered area's and you happen to be one of the few that DON'T normally litter, if you have a bit of your sandwich left, or a couple of fries in the bottom of the bag, before you toss it in the trash, throw the edible part out to the birds and animals that need to find food right now. Also, birds love cat food and it's cheaper than bird seed, so if you put some out for the cat's, put a little out somewhere else for the birds, they'll apprciate it.I'm going down to the city this weekend for the STL Mardi Gras, never been there before, we were going to ride, but do to the weather, we'll be going by truck. Stay warm, check on your neighbor's and relative's and well see each other down the road real soon, CG

Posted by CruelGirl at 11:38 PM CST

Tuesday, 6 February 2007

Well Superbowl didn't turn out the way I had hoped it would, but congrats to everyone in Indy. I don't think there was anywhere in the midwest that wasn't frozen over the weekend, was cold up in Chicago. I forgot what the winters in the Great Lakes can be like and this past weekend was a good reminder. I had a really good weekend and came home with a cold. The weather man screwed up again because we were in the high 50's today, the OM said it was 61 on his way home today. I'm hoping we get some more of that this weekend. The Wide Open Bike Show is this weekend in St. Charles, MO. and I will make it over there, just would be nice to get the bike out and be able to ride instead of drive, at least 40's anyway.Have a great week, CG


Posted by CruelGirl at 8:08 PM CST

Wednesday, 31 January 2007

Florida pretty much sucked. we had one day of warm weather and the other two days it was in the 50's. I did manage to get out and get some Sun one day when it got up in the 70's only to be attacked by ant's on the beach, so I made a break for the kiddie pool and hopped on the Pirate ship. I saw a really nice '64 pan at the HD dealer down there, very , very nice(pic below). The turnout was small at the tournament, I was disappointed to go all that way and have not much for competition. I went home with a 1st in forms and a 1st in sparring. Next year maybe I'll try the US Open in Orlando, I have family there and that was the highlight of my trip, I got to see them. I'm headed to Chicago this weekend for the Superbowl. Catch up with ya when I get back, CG


Posted by CruelGirl at 10:21 PM CST

Sunday, 21 January 2007



Posted by CruelGirl at 5:28 PM CST

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

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