Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Great Event Being Held in Asheboro NC

If you get a chance, check out the month long event at the Cycle Center in Ashboro NC. It is the Honda Holidays Giveaway. From Nov 28 to Dec 20th the Cycle Center will give everyone a chance to win a Honda motorcycle each Saturday from Thanksgiving to Christmas. There will be a total of 4 bikes given away. You don't have to be present to win. There will be free hot dogs and drinks each Saturday.

Also there will be a food drive support a local food bank. 1 can = 1% off accessories up to 20 cans = 20% off accessories. The Cycle Center will be also a local drop off for Toys for Tots.

If you are not familiar with the Cycle Center, it is located at 520 Cox Ave. in Asheboro NC. Their phone number is 336-629-2092.

I plan to go there every Saturday to win a new bike. Plus, I like hot dogs.

Until next time and remember, don't be so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.


Monday, November 24, 2008

Weekend Getaway - Wheels Through Time

Slick and I had a great weekend, even though we didn't get to ride Big Red. The weather on Friday was pretty cold up in the mountains of NC and TN the roads were kind of crappy with some snow and ice. Even though the roads had some patchy ice and snow that did not stop us from taking a mini vacation to Pigeon Forge TN and the western part of NC. Basically, we just needed to get away; even though another reason was to fulfill a couple of yearly goals. One goals was to visit the Wheels Through Time Museum in Waynesville NC before they packed up and relocated to Arizona. The other reason was to take Slick to the I-40 flea market in Pigeon Forge. I had been promising her for years I would take here there. Well, I finally did. Here is how the trip went.

We left home around 8:30 am and headed toward Waynesville NC to the Wheels Through Time Museum. I had searched for the address off the Internet and I decided to use Google Maps to find the place. Google Maps had us heading in the wrong direction. It seems that there is a big difference in 62 Vintage Dr and 62 Vintage Lane. As we traveled the way the Google directions said, Slick mentioned that we would probably end up in someone’s drive way. Well, we did. The directions took us to somebody’s driveway up in the boonies. After laughing about that and dodging some ice and snow, I took out my good old reliable TeleNav on my cell phone and get us out of there. Thankfully, I had coverage around that area once we got out of the dude’s driveway.

Once we found the WTT museum, we were not disappointed. There were only about 10 people there. It was the off season and there were no bikers there. Slick and I had a good time there. We got to see a lot of old vintage motorcycles and enjoy the history of the motorcycle. It is too bad the WTT museum will not be around after November. Thankfully, we got a chance to see it before they left. We also got a chance to purchase some cool WTT shirts, caps and accessories from the museum. If you haven't had a chance to see the museum, here are some pictures of it.

After the museum, we headed to Cherokee so Slick could get some gambling out of her system. She actually did pretty well. She won over $40.00. Once the “Gambler” was done breaking the casino, we headed through Cherokee toward Pigeon Forge TN on highway 441. There was a problem; part of the roads was closed due to ice and snow. So we had to do some back tracking on I-40 to get to Pigeon Forge. That was okay with us. We were enjoying just spending time together and seeing the mountains.

On Saturday morning we headed to the I-40 flea market in Pigeon Forge TN. Slick has been on me for years about taking her there. It was a nice place to buy a lot of cheap stuff. They even had a bunch of Harley stuff that was cheap (if you can imagine that). I actually had to call my brother-in-law, Kevin, to tell him about the low prices for the Harley stuff. Slick and I bought sunglasses, books, jewelry, some stuff to decorate my “Man Cave”, and cool leather motorcycle jacket for less than $50.00. When I got home I showed Jordan my new motorcycle jacket. He didn’t care for it. He said is looked like a jacket for some Indian biker. I think he was just jealous. So all-in-all, we racked up!

Overall the drive to the mountains and the weekend trip with Slick was nice. Except for the heavy traffic in Pigeon Forge, we had a great time. We got to buy some cheap stuff we don't really need, eat some good food, see the mountains and plan our next trip on Big Red.

Until next time and remember, don’t be so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.


Sunday, November 09, 2008

Liberty Road Ride

Saturday Slick and I, Jordan and my brother-in-law and sister-in-law took a little ride to a small town called Liberty. There is a short road there called Old Liberty road. It is a popular road for bikers because it has some pretty nice curves. The weather was great and the temps were in the 70's. Jordan was riding his VTX and my in-laws were on their new Harley.

Liberty road was a nice ride. The fall foliage was very nice and there was little traffic. I did shoot a video with my new Flip video with a camera that was mounted on my bike. The highlight of shooting the video was when some jerk pulled in front of me (turning left) and almost hit me. He was too busy looking at the gas station with cheap gas and failed to see our 3 bikes coming toward him. I am just glad that one of my good skills as a biker is being able to perform quick stops under pressure. Below is a link showing the jerk pulling in front of me going about 40 mph.

Except for jerk pulling in front of me the ride was great. I will be posting the whole 22 minutes ride in the near future on the Internet. Then you can see the nice curves and the colorful trees.

Until next time and remember life begins at the end of the off ramp.