Wednesday, May 23, 2007
This is the last thing I remember before the wreck, and it's about 10 miles from where it happened. I saw these same pretty horses, and thought of Zmean1. But, it had just started to rain, and I was getting close to home, so decided not to stop. Evidently I was fully in control until I hit my head on the rocks, and was out for almost an hour before the EMT's go t there. A prison guard passing by gave me mouth to mouth to get me breathing after getting the mud and gravel out of my mouth. That was 1 year and 3 hours from the time I took this picture today. There is one more of the accident site..This is the last I'll ever post of the incident, but it was sort of a hard day not to remember. Of course, I had all the happy memories of the trip and Maggie Valley.
You may want to click to enlarge this. From what I was told, I hit an oil slick just before the area of rocks about half way through the curve. I was only going the speed limit according to witnesses and the police. (I still don't remember any of this). The bike threw me off when it left the road, and we both hit the rocks, bounced and ended up about half way back onto the pavement.
This nice little 883 Sportster is for sale. I made an offer, but I doubt if the owner will accept. Maybe if no one comes along with more cash, it will be mine. Would be nice to haul behind the 5 wheel and bring it to Arizona next winter. Needs tires and a good going over, but it has possibilities.
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Mac Guy, Grumpa, and Guy. These 2 rode down from the Seattle area yesterday so Guy could install airboxes and some other things to their bikes. SCP has always done a lot of business with VROC. Probably the most things I miss about selling is losing contact with a lot of customers, whose company I always enjoyed.
Sherm's Cycle Products. This is the 4th location since the business has been in Oregon. My shop was on Highway 101 in Coos Bay. Steve Lacewell moved it to a large commercial shop in Reedsport. Ham Dutcher moved it up to the Seattle area in Washington, and now Guy Mobbley has it here at this location in Reedsport. This is Steve on the Concours for the test ride before closing the deal.
Friday, May 18, 2007
Steve Lacewell with Robin. It was nice to have a ride and vist with them today. We went up to Florence, Oregon where the 100th Rhododendren Festival is just starting. There are already a lot of bikes and people in town. We'll go back up there tomorrow with some more friends, and take in some of the activities. "The Wall" is there on display, and well as several motorycle "stuff" vendors. The main street in Old Town is closed to all vehicles except motorcycles from now until Sunday afternoon. It will look like a "mini Sturgis" on Saturday.
This is Maus, who belongs to Mouse. She pretty much knew how to get her way
. We enjoyed our babysitting duties while Mouse was in the hospital for the last few days. She was on the VROC Goat Rope Tour, and had an ulcer than needed to be repaired, so we had the pleasure of their company here in Coos Bay.
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Ronda and Bob Whaley, members of "our gang". They moved to Lyons, OR, where Bob is the foreman in a machine shop that takes care of 6 lumber mills. 7 weeks ago yesterday he had a quadruple bypass. he's been back to work for a week already! Bob's pretty tough
. Ronda is just pretty.....
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Had a nice morning ride up the coast and East on Hwy 38 out of Reedsport to the City of Elkton. You can see almost the entire City in this picture. I was on the way to meet SAG and Chuck from Eugene for lunch. On the way I met up with a couple on a Gold Wing from Grants Pass, so they joined up for food and visiting. First new Wing I've seen with the Navigational package,,,Wow! Really nice. We had a good lunch, then I picked up an Espresso Roll to bring home for Pat, and I returned to a chilly, windy day in Coos Bay.
Sunday, May 6, 2007
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Not exactly a "short ride". This was the Sunday I left Maggie Valley last year. Made good time from North Carolina to Oregon...3 days. On the forth day, an oil slick, less than 50 miles from home, sort of ruined my trip. But, it's a new year, with a different bike, and all is well!
On the way home, we stopped in Bandon by the Sea to look around at some of the tourist stuff. This is inside the General Store. We also visited the Cranberry Sweets, but were too busy checking the samples that I forgot to take pictures. Pat is in the back, then Fred, Karen, and Preston. It was a chilly day, but fun. We had lunch at the Crazy Norwegian in Port Orford. Good food! I had a shrimp melt on sourdough with Pepper Jack cheese..Yummmmmy!
Pat by ol' Rambler. The harbor in Port Orford isn't very well protected from the open sea, so the boats are hauled and placed in cradles when they are in port for more than just a short stay in good weather. The Salmon season opens this week, so these boats will be very busy for awhile. Most are line trollers. In other times, they made a lot of money. Because of Government regulations, many owners have lost their boats, and many more are on the edge of bankrupcy. They are hoping for a good season this year.