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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

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)

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

HAPPY  BIRTHDAY  DOC  HOLIDAY by Miserable George

     I’ve known Doc for almost 30 years, and he celebrated his 70th. Birthday on Sept.10, 2022 with a super party at Legion Post 117 in Malabar. ValGal and I motored down in her Jeep…my first Jeep ride!!! OL’ Doc’s been a DJ for over 41 years, having had his start at a roller rink in Orlando. I had 2 favorite songs, which he always played when he spotted me in the crowd…! In my travels, I’ve seen many DJ’s, but folks…THIS man is NUMBER 1…!!! Nice crowd at Post 117 to help Doc celebrate.Good food, and, there was a “back-up” band too…”Unit Five”…good job guys. We hit some really nasty weather on the way home, but ValGal got us and the Jeep through it…no problems!!!

DOC…here’s to another 41 years…you da MAN…!!!!

Folks…thank a Vet today, and, GOD BLESS AMERICA…!!!

Miserable George & ValGal

POST 359…BIKE DAY 9/3/2022 by Miserable George

     Bike Day on Sept.3,2022, at Post 359 was a blast, as usual!!! Nice crowd, good food, two working, full service bars out back on the huge patio area, and I guess, everybody on edge waiting for the big launch…..which never happened…!!! Yup…another scrub…!!! It’s anybody’s guess when that will finally happen..!! Music by the “Loaded Dice Band” kinda made us forget about the launch and the traffic out on US#1…good job guys!!! Several people got lucky winning some loot from 2 drawings, and by now, there were dancers on the floor. The fickle weather held, but it was HOT!!!! Yeah well, summer in Florida..!!  Folks, keep an eye out for these first Saturday Bike Days at 359….always a live band, good food and drink, friendly crowd…hey…what more do you need??? Hope to see everyone next time. Thank a VET today…

Miserable George & ValGal

UNCHAINED KINGS ARE EXPANDING by MISERABLE GEORGE

     Well, I guess it had to happen…the Unchained Kings MC out of Cocoa, Fl. have opened a new Chapter at 3308 S. Hopkins in Titusville, FL.

I got there just past 6PM on August 20, 2022, and things were just beginning to get started. Food was being BBQ’ed out front, and the cold stuff was available. Bikes were rolling in pretty steady…lots of new people…always nice to meet new riders…some new ladies too.

The main clubroom featured tables and chairs and a pool table….nice cool AC…and…by now…FOOD…!!!

The weather held…no rain this evening.

I wish the KINGS good luck with this added Chapter, and I  thank them for the hospitality…!

Miserable George

BIKE DAY AT LEGION POST 359 by Miserable George

August 6, 2022 was a HOT one…(again), but all that HEAT didn’t seem to bother the banner crowd that showed up at American Legion Post 359’s monthly BIKE DAY, at the clubhouse just north of Pinto’s on US#1 in Brevard County, Florida!!!! 

Those big fans out on the rear deck area were doin’ their job, for sure!!!  The live band, Loaded Dice, was crankin’ out some mean sounds, and it wasn’t long before the dance area was alive with folks shuffling about, despite the heat..!!!

The two full service bars were going…non stop…!!! The large parking area was just short of FULL with scooters, and as always, several local clubs were represented. The brand new exterior restrooms are finished too…AC…the whole deal..!! Hungry….??? Well, they took care of THAT too…dogs and burgers with all the trimmings…always GOOD and at a good price too. PLUS, there was a 50/50….just about everything to keep ya hopping all afternoon…!!!

The folks at 359 always make sure that YOU have a good time on Bike Day…the first Saturday of the month.

Hey, thank a Vet today, and GOD BLESS AMERICA…!!!

Miserable George and ValGal….Old School Biker Magazine…we love you all…!!!!