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Brevard County Critter Run…2022 by Miserable George

     ValGal and I rolled into the Brevard Humane Society grounds about 10:30AM, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, under somewhat threatening skies. Several groups and some lone riders made up a bunch of 36 riders total for the run. I had often wondered how long the animals were kept at the shelter, and they told me the animals moved out quite quickly. I was glad to hear that!!! The run ended at H&D Roadhouse on Merritt Island, where for a few bucks, you could get yourself a nice meal, which I took advantage of for sure!! Just before the end of the run, a mini monsoon rolled through, soaking many of the riders just before they reached safe haven at H&D…!!! One rider seemed pretty dry…he said when he saw the cloud build-up, he ran his bike home and got the 4-wheeler to finish the run…high and dry. I did THAT once myself. By and by, all the riders arrived safe and sound…prizes were awarded, with many being donated back to the Society…!! Luckily for the riders, the rain stopped. Me being the old guy that I am, was getting pretty tired, so I headed home. It was a fun day.

Hey, thank a VET today, ride safe…

Miserable George & ValGal

CHARLES “SMITTY” SMITH by Miserable George

     In the Brevard County area of Florida, when you said “Smitty”, you were talking about one man…Charles “Smitty” Smith…owner of Spirat Enterprises…a shop where you could get just about ANYTHING pertaining to motorcycles…this man was a true legend as far as fixing, building, and supplying parts for American made motorcycles. Alas, even legends pass on, as Smitty did last July 23,2022…a sad day indeed. A celebration of his life was held on Nov.12, 2022, at Legion #81 in Melbourne, FL. A huge crowd attended, bringing pictures and stories to share with one-another. There was food, a band, and Brotherhood. I believe ol’ Smitty was smiling down on all his friends today…Smitty, we’re gonna miss you…Rest in Peace my friend….

Miserable George and ValGal

Biker Bash 2022 by Valgal

With the year coming to a close in 2 months it is getting cooler to ride and we have some awesome events coming up to share! The Biker Bash this year was great as usual… Nana’s House will surely appreciate all the help! Thank you to Shovelhed for supplying the AWESOME MUSIC for this event. As Always the guys put on one HELL of a show. And thank you to the waitress that we had at our large table… Great, fast service… and our crew is picky but she pulled it off…

A new Bike Night is coming VERY SOON… Keep your eyes open and keep reading Old School Biker!

Love y’all ~ Valgal

Roscoe’s Chili Challenge…2022 by Miserable George

     Jay, Don, and I hooked up out at Lone Cabbage as usual for our shot to RCC on Nov. 3, 2022. Jay acted as Road Captain, and did a fabulous job of getting us through the traffic mess on the 417, and onto  I.4, which now was little more than a cake walk!!! We jumped off at Kathleen Rd…did our usual shopping at the Publix, and made the final run to Roscoe’s.There was somewhat of a crowd there already, but we had no problem getting our same spot as last year. I had a new tent, which turned out PERFECT!!! Soon after we had set up, a shower passed through…the only rain for the weekend which turned out WEATHER-PERFECT. Lots of vendors there for gadgets and grub, and as expected, the little darlings were starting to shed some of their clothing…!!! My cameras were starting to work over-time!!! Friday evening there was a welcoming ceremony with a salute to all veterans by the unfurling of a huge American Flag. The Body Painting area was going full blast, as was the beer bar near-by. Something new this year…a hypnotist…set up in the chili area, drew a crowd. Several good bands for the remainder of Friday. Saturday was biker games…out-house races, slow race, weenie bite, and a few burn-outs…too much smoke for me!!!! Now, it was chili eating time…man, it was ALL fabulous…!! Being the “old man” that I am, I had to rest at our camp site, and missed several events…sorry..! There were custom bikes under the big tent too. All in all, a very pleasurable weekend.

Our thanks to Roscoe, his son, and the whole crew for a job well done. All the winners were rewarded with trophies and/or cash…!

Hope to see you all next year…..Miserable George

Halloween Fun at Sully’s by Valgal

Well another year has sped by and here we were at Sully’s Sunday Funday for some face melting Rock and Roll from Brevard County’s BEST!!! Twisted Minds, Inc and Shovelhed!!! They rocked the night away for the ghoulies all dressed up for the party… I had such a great time seeing all my friends in South Brevard…

 Time to get ready for the Toy Run first weekend in December!… There are many events happening at the same time, this year more than ever… I have a newsletter going out EVERY THURSDAY in e-mail form to let people know what is happening around the area… Try to join the newsletter and look at it before you plan the event or benefit! We would love to be at every one but we can’t…So sign up with the newsletter at oldschoolbikermagazine.com 😀

I look forward to the holidays and taking tons of pictures… If you see one of you and you want a print, I can do that! Also t-shirts are being made as we speak. I will have Regular black t’s but now we are offering gray(heather style) for men and women’s V-necks… Get your NOW! 

I hope you all drive safe and ENJOY!

Valgal

POST 359 Halloween Party 2022 by Miserable George

     I believe a brief shower just before opening time of the Halloween Party at Post 359, MIGHT have “scared” some folks away…!!! We got there about 7PM, Oct. 29, 2022, and before it got too crowded, grabbed us some of that fabulous food inside..!! It wasn’t too long before the folks in costume began to arrive…the skies had cleared, and it looked like some perfect “party weather”…! Before you could say “BOOO”, the rear patio was crowded with ghosts, goblins, witches, and other assorted scary (I think) humans…!!!  Shelly, behind the patio bar, was now VERY BUSY, and she had a BIG smile for everyone!!! AND, the band….BIG DADDY was really “smokin’ ‘em” with some fabulous Halloween Rock & Roll…the dancing area was jammed all evening!!!! Well, by and by, it was time for the costume judging. Val, the WW2 WAC was the winner, followed by “The Hunchback” and “The HIppie”. Folks, I’m an old man, and my “Halloween Days” are pretty well over, but, I really enjoyed this gathering. You can count on ol’ 359 to hit the jackpot!!!

Hey, thank a VET today and be careful out there…GOD BLESS you all…

Miserable George( with some help from ValGal at OSB Magazine)

BOOBIES 2022 by Valgal

What a gorgeous day for a poker run!… Today we rode for BOOBIES!

Yes, that’s right, BOOBIES!!!  Starting at Lake Poinsett in west Cocoa, Brevard County, over 190 people rode in a poker run for breast cancer support.

Thank you to EVERYONE that participated to make this a GREAT success! 

See you next year, ENJOY!

Valgal

LEGION POST 359…BIKE DAY by Miserable George

     Well, October 1,2022 is a date we’ll all remember….the day after IAN…!!!

This particular BIKE DAY was HUGE…tremendous crowd, all kinda celebrating the end of that miserable storm. I know you’ll all join me in prayers for the souls that didn’t make it. The band…”Roughouse” kept the crowd moving all day long.

While scanning the crowd, I met several people whom I hadn’t seen for 5 or 6 years…THAT was nice..!! Also, as I never made it to Leesburg Bikefest this past year, a rumor was started that I had passed away…WOW…I wasn’t too crazy to hear THAT one….!! Nope, old “Miserable George” is still around, trying to do his “thing” as always.

I must say too, that the crew at 359 had the place STANDING TALL…all systems were GO…!!! Food was good, drinks were cold, girls were gorgeous, parking lot was OK except for one small puddle…!! Don’t forget about the 359 Membership Drive and the several other activities that the Post sponsors…

Pray for our troops, and thank a VET today…

GOD bless you all………Miserable George