H&D Roadhouse Halloween Party by Miserable George

Friday, October 27th., found ValGal and I over at H&D Roadhouse for their annual Halloween Party and Costume Contest, and, we certainly were NOT disappointed.

Val went as a witch, and me…..? Well, I chose NOT to dress up, I look weird enough!!! As everyone knows by now, Cupcake Debbie has been a bit under the weather, but, she surprised everyone by sneaking in as a GORILLA!! Even her best friend didn’t know it was her!! Needless to say, we were all glad to see her out and about again!!

There was one “wardrobe malfunction”…which of course, I missed…! The band was HOT, the costumes were COOL, and, the winner was Barmaid Jane!!! She won a cool $100, while 2nd. and 3rd. won gift certificates.

All in all, a nice way to spend an evening…a COOL Florida evening!!!  

See ya next time…ride safe…

Miserable George & ValGal

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CHARLIE 3-FINGER by Miserable George

I learned this morning, Oct. 29th, 2017, that a good friend of mine from the Florida world of journalism-Charlie 3-Finger- has passed on. I met him many years ago out at Spooks & Scoots, where he managed a stand for his rag…Full Throttle Magazine. He wrote a monthly column…nothing Earth-shattering…but, he was well read. He liked the young ladies, and set me up with several for photo shoots at Spooks. He was on full time oxygen, but, that never stopped him from attending the party. He was there for the final Spooks, in 2015. Yup…another one of the “ol’ timers” is gone. RIP, Charlie…we’ll never forget ya!!

Miserable George

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Elle at Willie’s ChopperTime 2017 by ValGal

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On The Run with ValGal at Biketoberfest 2017

On The Run with ValGal at Biketoberfest 2017

Choppertime Bike Show

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Cacklebery’s and Cabbage Patch

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Billy Lane’s Sons of Speed by Miserable George

Ever since I saw the first Sons of Speed Race, I been chompin’ at the bit for the next one, and this past Oct. 21, 2017, out at NSB Speedway…it happened!!!

We got there early, went over to the pit area, and were amazed at the array of old school Board-track racing machines…a few, almost 100  years old..!!! I noticed Harley’s and Indians, if there were other makes…well, I missed them.

It was an absolute joy to watch the warm-ups and tuning of these legendary machines!! Some of the riders even wore suits that made them look like they just stepped out of the past!! Billy Lane himself, wore an old-time leather helmet!!

These bikes have no clutch, no tranny, and, NO BRAKES!! Put ‘em up on a stand, and yank on the rear wheel, and mostly, they will sputter to life; or get a push, or coast down from the edge of the high bank on turn-4!!!

They call it “Sons of Speed”, BUT, there are several “Daughters” of Speed running as well, including Shelly Rossmeyer, and Roxie….(just Roxie, was all I got!!), and last races’ winner, Brittney Olsen. She was ready to ride, but, her bike wasn’t completed as yet, but, she didn’t exactly “sit” it out…she was running all over the grounds, sporting a cute little cheerleader type outfit. Roxie was a rookie, but finished 2nd. in a heat, and was giving Billy Lane a run for his money!!

A rider named Jake, #13 , was the eventual winner for the day. He received a beautiful hand tooled trophy.

We had the pleasure of meeting Roxie, along with Rick Petko from Orange Co. Choppers, plus MC Bubba Blackwell!!

All in all, it was a fantastic day!

I wanna thank Billy Lane for his hospitality, and NSB Speedway for a fine facility. Looking forward to Bike Week, 2018 for the next Sons of Speed event!!! Stay tuned….

Miserable George

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Willie’s Tropical Tattoo Chopper Show by Miserable George

Once again, the Biketoberfest fans were rocked at Willie’s Tropical Tattoo, with some of the most unusual hand-made choppers from far and wide…around the state of Florida, and beyond!!

A horde of eager revelers piled in at around noon, and partied hearty till about 5PM.

Despite the Florida afternoon heat, Big Rick and the Troublemakers had the crowd boogying, Twisted Tea helped quench some thirsts, and, of course, the many babes had the old eye-balls poppin’!!!

Things were good, ‘cause, ol’ Willie was walkin’ around all day with a big smile on his face!! As has happened before, we didn’t feel any rain until the main show was complete, and then, just a few random drops.

Gotta thank Roadside Marty for all his spontaneous humor, and his efforts to get a few of the ladies to pop their tops…YEAH!!! Hey, it’s Biketoberfest!!!

ValGal and I really enjoyed the day at Tropical Tattoo!!! Next Spring, it’ll all happen again!! Thanks to Willie and the crew for a job well done!!!

Miserable & ValGal

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REMEMBERING SALLY by Miserable George

I first met Sally at an ABATE meeting back around 1990 or so, and I must admit, she stopped me dead in my tracks!!! She literally took my breath away! I wasn’t all that nuts about ABATE meetings, but, I attended them from then on!!! I believe this lady affected just about everyone in that same way with her good looks and friendliness. I lost track of all the tools and parts I purchased at “Sally’s Bargain Barn”, her place of business, where bargains abounded for sure!!

But, the big “C” doesn’t play favorites, and yes, she was stricken awhile ago. She fought the valiant fight, but, it was just too much to handle, and we lost her several weeks ago.

A service was held at Port St. John Baptist Church this past October 20TH. with gatherings at Warlock’s MC and H&D Roadhouse, to celebrate her life.

I believe Heaven truly gained yet another ANGEL…here on Earth…she will be missed.

May GOD rest your soul, dear Sally…

Miserable George

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Happy Birthday, Rachel

Several weeks ago, we were shocked, and saddened by the passing of Rachel VanOrman, a beloved daughter of Debbie and Harry Vigliano. Rachel could often be seen scampering around behind the bar at the family business, the well known H&D Roadhouse.She liked to participate in the bike washes, held at special events as well.

GOD chose to call her home just before her Oct. 14th. Birthday,

so, it was on her birthday, that friends and family gathered at H&D Roadhouse to celebrate her life. A huge crowd toasted Rachel, and sang “Happy Birthday” to her…I could sense her looking down and smiling! We’ll never forget you, Rachel…may GOD REST YOUR SOUL…

Miserable George

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Post Hurricane Benefit Runs by ValGal and Miserable George

Hope everyone made it thru the hurricane OK!

The events that were canceled came back up quick so here they are.  

I bounced back and forth between Lou’s Filling Station and H&D Roadhouse Saturday and Sunday to the benefit runs for loved ones lost and those still struggling.

Here are the pictures I took of all the fun happening in OSB World.  Enjoy and Please ride safe!

ValGal and Miserable George

Valgal’s pics

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Miserable George’s pics

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