4/27/11

REVENGE.....

Man, where do I start.......?

This is the first shit I'm writing about the run.... kinda raw... still haven't quite thought about everything enough.... rad time, busy time, met a lot of good people, drank a lot, got to ride bikes for a while.........

Here goes....... well, I got buried..... EVERYTHING went sideways..... so much so that I decided mid-week last week that I was gonna ride the run in my truck..... Trike was OUT.... Pan wouldn't run.... had hundreds of t-shirts to do for the run, pins to make, itineraries to make/print, more shirts to print, help Matt finish his bike...........

Well, Kevin and Ken came through and made shit happen... even though I couldn't help with my own shit (for more reasons than just because I was useless), Ken and Kevin didn't give up..... fuck, Ken came to the shop and spent hours making my mag fire........

All I know is that by the time Vander, Kat and Nevette showed up from Brooklyn I was in a full daze..... I actually got everything together and we split for the run Thursday evening..... the Krusher was running like a DREAM....... we rode to Rocky Mount and then around for an hour looking for the bar........

Once we found the pre-party it was ON..... everyone was so stoked that I forgot all the bullshit it took to get there......

The next morning the run started without a hitch..... well, almost..... we had a couple guys down before it started.... but in true "no man left behind" run style we waited.............

FINALLY we were ALL off....... bike was running like a dream...... BUT Matt's bike went down...... nothing major...... especially for a bike we finished literally the day we left........ so, Matt jumped on with me...... cause that's how we roll...... the weather was breaking, the roads were clear, the bike was running like a dream..................... it was the best....... then FUCK..... my primary belt blew out....... slapped Matt's ankle and my ass cheek like a bullwhip........ what a fucking let-down....... bolts let go..... I guess riding two-up wasn't so funny....

The rest of the run went off without a hitch..... we made it all the way without any injuries to speak of, not too many break-downs and a lot of GOOD times...........

AND at the end Benji and Jay made a SURPRISE appearance and MADE my RUN.............

The WHOLE reason I planned the run the first time (and this time was no different) was to hang out with homies and ride..... so, it was GREAT seeing good friends again and riding motorbikes for a few miles.........

Special thanks to Matt, my wife, Nevette, Ken, Kevin, Vander, Kat, Rick, CD Wes, Benji, Jay, Josh, Shoprag and the Blacksheep Misfits Crew, Gorgeous George, Live Wire Jeff, the Speed Kings, Ray, Reggie's, Chris the sticker guy........... I know I'm forgetting people but......

By the end my bike was half as ready to go as it was when we split..... I need a new brake hub for the rear (had to give Benji mine so he could make it home), 2 headlights (no idea how they got fucked but), and a primary belt........ fucking motorcycles...........

More than one use for a DS sticker..... I look like a televangelist - new career path?





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