We pulled out late of course but at least we were on the road just after 5 am. We jammed across the desert for all the Pickle Sickle was worth and even as the temps rose, not a single complaint from my girl. We were off to Southern California to see our friends Chopper Doll, Qian, Betsy and maybe even throw a Bart in there as well, do some riding and spend at least one day being totally lazy on the beach. Within the first 50 miles of the ride, my sciatic nerve got tweaked and no matter what I did, I could not squeeze my legs together to keep them on the floorboards. I did all that I could do to hang on the bike! We were about a 125 miles outside of Seal Beach and we gave a shout to C.D. and told her what was up. "I'll fire up the spa and it will be ready when you get here"! Now that's what I'm talking about! We arrived after stopping at Starbucks to get Diane a monster size drink and load her up with caffeine to keep her going. We were welcomed at her house like we had been friends for 20 years. Within 20 minutes, I was floating like a tea bag in her spa and it literally saved my ass! We chilled for a bit, caught up on some gossip... okay, the girls caught up on some gossip, I just listened from the jacuzzi! Then our friend took us to this kick ass joint right on the beach for lunch! Day one of our mini vacation was off to a great start! By this time though, Diane was about full on running out of gas! I had just enough time to race back to the house, grab my Pickle Sickle and head off to the I RIDE movie premier. I arrived there with nearly 3 minutes to spare, this weekend was going perfectly!
Sunday came and we had originally made plans to ride on up to Hollywood and attend a benefit with the entire cast of Sons Of Anarchy. They were helping out with a benefit for soldiers and you guys know how passionate I am on that cause! Later we planned on heading from there over to see our friends Qian and Betsy who was luckily in town at the same time we were! Like they say, plans are meant to be broken and that is just what we did. We slept in and moved like 90 year olds with our depends under garments filled with shit! We never even fired up the bikes until after 1:30 that afternoon! Looks like Hollywood was out! Miss Chopper Doll had us covered and took us on a gorgeous ride through some canyons and through the Cleavland National Forest or some shit. Why anyone in California would name a national forest after Cleavland I have no fuckin idea. Let's name something beautiful after something ugly. Then I thought maybe it's named after President Cleavland and the same thought prevailed, yeup, still fuckin ugly! We rode our asses off and arrived at this bad ass lil bar in the middle of nowhere called Hells Kitchen. The concrete walls were made in the form of human skulls and the walls were cut flames. Well, here, check it out!
To the beach to the beach to the beach we go! We hopped on the bike and rode on down to Seal Beach which for the record, I still, in three trips now have yet to see one fucking seal! So I think there may be some bullshit going on here! I'll keep you posted as my investigation furthers! If you have never been to Seal Beach, you should really get over and check it out. You may remember it from my writing about Born Free Chopper Show and the after party at Chicago Will's place. As it turns out, he lives only two blocks from the ocean. Main St. there is filled with great little shops and restaurant bars. Definitely worth checking out and your ladies will thank you for it, trust me! The beach is like the beaches that I am use to back east. Big and beautiful and a long walk to the water. Great sand and lots of people having a great time made the afternoon perfect. We planted our asses down and staked a claim!
We had planned to head back to Chopper Doll's house where she said we could clean up. She was even willing to hit us with the pressure washer in the garage or our guest room as it is now being called. We were going to roll out just prior to sunset and hit the desert in the dark as temps were still supposed to be over 100 degrees. By 7 pm we are out the door and rolling down the road, that was the plan! I was really worried about the heat from the engine and the pipes along with the heat from the desert and how it would affect Diane so I was pretty intent on sticking to the plan! I guess plans are made to be broken! As we were just finishing dinner around 8:30 at the restaurant and I had yet to pack up our shit and clean the garage, I knew we were going to be very late getting home. Yes, we cleaned up the garage, after all, we are good house guests. You can't stay at some one's place and not leave it clean. Too bad we didn't have any laundry to do because the washer and dryer were right there in the garage. It was nice too because I like to leave a light on when I sleep and all I had to do was open up the door on the dryer and there it was, night light, perfect!
So now here we are, running late and having a big dinner! We are staying with a friend and rather than give her a gift, she is giving them to us. What a sweetheart! If you guys remember a few months ago, we did the necklace and bracelet giveaway. If you ordered some I know Jack Shit shirts you were entered to win. Well Chopper Doll was the one who donated that jewelry for our cause and I won't forget that! You guys should check her out at lolasboutique2u.com, the stuff is gorgeous! The bracelet and the necklace that you guys always ask me about are pieces that she made, they are so fucking cool! Well she gave Diane the baddest necklace and made me for my birthday, the sickest wallet chain you have ever seen! Thank you so very much Chopper Doll, you rock!