It's been forever, or well at least it seems like forever since just me and my girl hopped on the bike and just took a ride. I had told my buddy that I would get up early, yes, me, get up early. I know it's like telling you that I saw a unicorn while riding a lightning bolt holding my 14 inch penis in my golden fist.... IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE BUT IT'S TRUE! I did it! I went to bed at 2:30 am and got up at 8:30 am and hopped right up and out of bed, it's virtually unheard of for me! I let the dogs out, got my shit together and did it all super quiet so not to wake up the lil woman. I took the bike out of the garage and rolled it in to it's pre trip spot on the driveway. I noticed that Bean're was already gone, that sneaky, sneaky bastard! I began to gather all the things I normally need to go for a ride and realized I didn't need shit, it's already 86 degrees out and spectacular! I need sunglasses and my wallet, man I love Arizona!
I'll never just hop on the bike without saying goodbye because, hey, you never know what can happen, riding these things can be pretty dangerous and it may be my last ride. I want that last kiss good bye.... and ya never know, I may get lucky and wake her up in the middle of one of those "special dreams" and reap the rewards.... I woke her up with my traditional "HEY SUGAR TITS, YOU AWAKE"? No, I'm sleeping.... You want to go to the swap meet with me? NO! You want to take a ride on the bike with me and go to the swap meet? YES! Well I'm supposed to be there at 10am, it's 10:07 now, how fast can you be ready? 10:30.... and sure as shit, the time came and she was ready to go.... Why is it that every other time it takes 3 times as long? So we hopped on the bike and took a ride to Phoenix to the Shriner's swap meet.
Within just a few minutes of being at the swap, I ran in to some more friends. The guys from Foundry Moto were there and they were offering up some of their fine Harley parts for sale. We all shook hands and hugged and I said how good it was to see them and they said thank you for writing such a great piece about their party. I said well thank you for throwing such a great party, I could not write any thing but great stuff about it because it was hands down the best party that I had been to in two years. By the way, how much is that sporty fender right there? Why, you don't have a sporty? NO, but I have an FXRS now and I need that fender so that I can move the tail light back to where it belongs so I can put saddle bags on it to use it as my touring bike. Well that fender is on special today for special customers, for you Jack, it's free! Get out of here, really? Wow! I was blown away. The only thing is, the tail light on that is busted. Oh that's okay, thank you so much. With that, I am handed a tail light to replace it. Really? FXR you say, you don't happen to need stock side covers do you? Actually, yes I do! What kind of mirrors do you have on it? Well actually, I don't have any mirrors, I need mirrors too. Foundry Moto, your one stop shop! Okay, what do I owe you guys....? Nothing! Are you kidding me, really? They were dead serious, they loaded me up with parts to get me on the road for no other reason than the fact that we were friends. That is what it's all about folks, pay it forward.....
As I walked around I said to Diane, shit, my camera is on my bike, I want to take a few pics. So I ran back to the bike and who do I see over by it? Joey Chopper Chamberlain and what a surprise it was. We too shook hands and checked on what each were up to and he said, "hey, you think you can get those saddle bags home on that"? Sure can, why, you got em with ya? Sure do, I'll be right back, I got to go grab em. Well I'll be right back too, meet you right here at the bike. I ran over to Diane, gave her the camera and said I'll be right back. Joey had gotten a set of bags for me to help me get on the road faster than waiting for the bags that I need. Sure as shit, I go back to the bike and sitting next to it are this kick ass set of leather bags. He gives me the once over on how they work and shakes my hand. We had made a deal for them. He would give me the bags and we would go have coffee, only problem is, I don't drink coffee, so I said you come over and I'll make you and your lovely wife dinner. I still haven't gotten him to commit to that one, I think he is afraid if he comes over, BEAN'RE will do the cooking. I assured him that it would be me, but he was still not ready to sign up for this end of the bargain!
Till I see you on the road,
Keep the wind in your face,
Tits in your back
and The Man off your ass!