Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Rainy day blues and a beast

OK, here's a report on the Luckenback Harvest Classic show from last month; SWMBO and myself went to Fredricksburg on Friday and played tourist while most of the tourists weren't there and it was nice without the crowded stores and sidewalks. After spending the night there, we got up to find it was raining. We went to eat to form a game plan just in case and then headed out to Luckenback. There's a large field behind the dance hall for parking and there weren't that many vehicles of the four wheeled variety parked there so that was a clue for things to come. While SWMBO was changing from sandals to sneakers, I trudged across the field to the entrance to see if it was a go or not. Trudged was appropriate as there was straw covering some of the ruts and holes where puddles had formed. Asked one guy the status and he says its still on, vendors and other things had been moved inside the dance hall out of the weather. Went back to the truck to let the other half know and we decided that it was pretty much a wash out. And in case you're wondering, yes I did say truck. SWMBO doesn't ride on MCs and tolerates mine, plus we had plans to do a little more travelling that day, which we did. So, we headed out to our other destination which when we arrived was in progress, but due to the weather wasn't as active as the organizers had wanted. Admittance to this event, a wine and food thing, was $40/head! yeas that's right $4)/head to sample wine, nibble on food and whatever in cold damp conditions, in a small country town. Ugh, that's OK, maybe next year if it's dry. So no pictures were taken I'm afraid as a wet empty event isn't too photogenic but we still had a good time. But there are some pictures of the beast as requested by Harry Larry:

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Has it been that long???

Wowsers!!!! Can't believe it's been over a year since any postings on here. Time flies and all that. The OIF A65T came in and a fine beast it is too! Had to get used to right-hand shifting, left foot braking again and using the leg to start instead of a button but it's been worth it. Tomorrow, SWMBO and myself will be heading out of town to one of our favorite places to play tourist BEFORE the tourist get there and then to Luckenbach on Saturday for the annual MC show there. Pics will be taken and posted. And the big news from the hot box that is south Tex-ass is that it's finally cooled if it'll get into the 40s-50s I'll be even happier. Well, enough drivel for tonight, things need to be done before tomorrow so time to toodle off.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A newish addition

Due to receiving an inheritance it was decided to add another fine machine to the stable at Casa Bodger. This was something that has been wanted for quite a while and seeing how the readies were there, it was a case of getting while it was there. A rather promising lead came up in the form of a BSA B44SS located up cheese country, Wisconsin and was going for a good price. But due to some needed repairs on SWMBOs domicile that Bodger also resides in, the folding stuff was earmarked for that instead. Along with having to replace the trusty, and that word is used loosely, chariot to it coming close to being knackered, it was decided to hold on until later to purchase the newish steed. That and a planned trip to Ye Olde Europe which had been planned and already paid for months back. Anyhows, after finding out the needed repairs were going to be less than expected and a quick check of the coffers, the hunt was on again and the new steed was purchased.
Yep, a 71 OIF BSA A65 Thunderbolt. It should arrive in about a week from Baxter Cycles in Marne, Iowa after they service it with fresh oil, tires, etc. before shipping it down. But there is some space required in the garage so things will have to be rearranged to fit. Can't wait :D

Sunday, May 18, 2014

2014 BMOA Rallye at Lake Somerville not New Ulm

This year was the 30th Annual BMOA Rallye held at Lake Somerville instead of New Ulm as in the past. The day was pretty nice weather-wise, cool and breezy. Being next to a lake helped too! Instead of jabbering away about this, a few pictures will show some of the talent there:
As can be seen there were some pretty nice examples of various motorcycle industries from the world to include a classic car that would make a nice bike hauler for these events along with a trailer owned by the North Texas NOC. There was one rarity that muggings ehre forgot to get a picture of but did talk with the owner for a bit. He, Rick, lives a few miles away and would let any and all ride his pride and joy if they cared to. This machine was a rare and utilitarian Rokon.