It's been a good ride so far!

Since I was just a kid all I have ever wanted to do was to make people laugh or just smile. As a child, an educator sent a note home to my parents. It read; If your son thinks he is going to get through life making people laugh he is in for a RUDE AWAKENING! He is not living up to his potential. WELL, I'M STILL NOT! But at this site you will at least see me try. From the heart, thank you for even being interested, it means the world to me. I always say, I have not a single fan but many a friend!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Greatest Gift!

The greatest gift we receive are the people that the universe puts in front of us.  The question is simply, what do you do with that gift?  Do you keep it?  Do you cherish it? Do you put it in the closet thinking that you don't really need it but one day might?  Do you return it and try to get something different?  Do you re-gift it?  Or do you just say thank you universe for thinking of me but this is a gift that I neither want nor need in my life?

It seems so simple right?  But how simple is it really?  Times are so tough and some people have begun to sink lower and lower on the pond scum scale.  Reaching levels of scum that even the other scum sucking organisms don't want to feed off of.  How do we know who we are dealing with, better yet, can we ever know right off the bat?  Do we have to let the bad in with the good and just let things shake out?  After more than 40 years of trying to figure all of this out, I am sad to say that I honestly still have no real answer for this.  I have no real advice to offer any of my friends to help them keep the scum from sucking the life out of them.  I only wish I had even a hint of an answer.  I was just about to turn off the computer tonight and go and try to catch up on some much needed and missed sleep from Biketoberfest when I happened upon a photo that I snapped with my phone just moments before I left Daytona for the airport.  The photo above is of the one and only Brother Speed!  The man is an icon in our community!  HE IS THE REAL MOTHERFUCKIN DEAL! 

There are so few of these people still left around it seems.  He has no agenda, he just is!  If you are good, you stick around, if you are shit, he scrapes you off his shoes and moves on!  So simple and to the point!  Seeing this photo just got me to thinking about a few things.  First, about how lucky I've been in my life to have had such amazing people come in to it.  Then I thought how lucky I am in my life because I was able to cut the evil, selfish, goat fuckers out of it!  Sadly, there will always be people who attempt to bring drama or lies or evil in to our lives, there is no way to avoid it short of never leaving your home.  Then again, telemarketers will call you and once you have answered, the evil is in anyway, so you may as well go out!  Hang up promptly for your own good!  Nothing worth buying is worth buying over the damn phone!  I guess the only thing that we can do is stay honest, true and loyal to the ones that deserve it! 

I've got so much to write about, so much to tell you about and so much to share but I am just so exhausted still from Biketoberfest that I don't have it in me.  I want to write a piece about a friend who passed a few weeks ago and pay him the homage that he deserves.  I want to write about the rally in Daytona, I want to write about the renovations going on with THE FLIP house and I want to write to tell you how well Diane has been doing but I just don't have it in me.  I promise to catch up on all of it as fast as I can.  I have a huge wedding to perform this weekend so I will not be attending the Love Ride.  So at least that is one thing that I have not fallen behind on writing about!  I will catch up on it all and I promise, you will enjoy it!  Until that time comes, keep an eye out for where you step because the universe puts big fat piles of shit where you least expect them to be.  They are usually found right around the people you care for most.  Until we see each other on the road, please be safe, live life and love with all you have!  We only get one shot at this crazy ass life so make the best of it.  It's okay to make mistakes, what's not okay is to learn nothing from them!

Keep the wind in your face,
Tits in your back
and The Man off your Ass!

Your friend,
Jack Shit

Monday, October 17, 2011

This is just amazing!

If you haven't yet seen this, you have got to check this out! I had wondered what those special lil cameras were for and now I know! You arrive and the property is empty and when you leave the property is empty..... what happens in between is just a blur! I have not seen this done with during a rally before. This was all set up by Uli and Rachel from Whinnies who worked their asses off with us at the Broken Spoke for Biketoberfest! I hope you enjoy this as much as I have.... This is so damn cool!

I don't think that it could be better!

Well I've done it!  I made it through another rally and I am no worse for the wear!  The only thing different about this rally was that I arrived at this one injured!  Typically I only leave them injured so it was a nice change of pace!  Leading in to the rally and after each night I averaged 3.5 to 4.5 hours of sleep so to say that I wasn't at the top of my game would truly be an understatement.  It was the crowd having a great time and seeing the smiles on their faces that gave me the strength to pull through.  Well that and the occasional, desperately needed shot of Jack Daniels!  I arrived home in Phoenix last night at midnight, which for me was 3 am on the clock that I was running on.  I stayed awake till 3 am which was really 6 am for me and when I finally fell asleep, I slept all damn day.  When I finally did get up, I limped out of bed, naked, to the pool and laid down on a chair in the sun!  It wasn't long before I had to cover up the "boys" with a bandanna because they were boiling!  It sure was nice to be home!  I got yet another two hours of rest and it really made me feel great.

When I return from these events and people ask me how things were, the answer is always "great"!  When asked about specific events and I try to recall them, everything is blank!  As the next few days follow, the events that transpired slowly creep back in to my brain!  It's like my brain is swollen and I have to put ice on it to bring the swelling down and then the memories rush back in!  Yes, I know, I am a lunatic!  So my point is this right now;  I would very much like to tell you all about Biketoberfest at the Broken Spoke, but right this moment, I SIMPLY CAN'T!  There is just not much in the ol' memory bank! 

I just wanted to write a quick post and say thank you!  There were so many people that began working long before this rally ever even began to the people who are quite literally still on property at the Spoke right now working their asses off to clean it up!  From the bottom of my heart, this could never have been done without you, each and every single one of you!  I just wrote this to say thanks and to let you guys know that I am back home, safe and sound and in the following days, I plan to write about this years Biketoberfest! 

Most importantly though, I want to say from the depths of my heart and soul, THANK YOU to all of you who came to the Broken Spoke to party with us!  There are so many of you amazing people that I have become friends with over the years that in all that time I'd never had the pleasure of getting to meet you in person and for a great many of you, at this rally, that finally got to happen!  That was for sure one of the major highlights of this rally for me!  I also want to say thank you to each and every single one of you whose first questions to me were about Diane!  It touches me that you guys have grown to love and care about her and her battle with MS!  God Bless You!  One day soon, I will find a way to bring her to one of these larger rallies so that she can see first hand, for herself how much she is loved by so many! 

So for now, I'm going to actually eat something!  I eat very little once I have switched to rally mode!  I am going to go back to bed, wrap my arms around my girl and count my lucky stars that I have been blessed to have been surrounded by so many amazing people, not only in business and in cyber space but in my real life as well.  I could not ask for more than I have!  Everyone ride safe and until we see each other on the road or at the next rally;

Keep the wind in your face,
Tits in your back
and The Man off your ass!

Your friend,
Jack Shit