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BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR HARRY by Miserable George

Sunday, Jan. 8th. Was party time for Harry…(the “H” in H&D Roadhouse), and the weather could not have been better. The “House Band” was all set up and wailing out back where a banner crowd was building up. Harry’s Grease Pit was cooking up some super vittals …I just HAD to go off my strict diet for a hunk of that sausage with potato salad and cole slaw on the side…!!! Nice to meet up with my 2 “Roscoe” buddies as well…already planning this year’s trip…!! After stuffing myself, I went exploring the area out back which features a swamp area as well as a large pond which itself features a bunch of turtles and 2 ‘gators…yes…’gators, thriving a mere 200 feet off SR 520..!! H&D Roadhouse itself is located at 1811 E. SR 520, across from the Lincoln Car Dealership. So, how old is Harry…? Well, I think he said “early 60’s”…and, he’s lookin’ pretty good. Anyway, it was nice to bump into several of the old crowd again.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Harry….hope ya have MANY more!!!!  

GOD bless ya…!!!!

Miserable George & ValGal

BIKE DAY 1/7/2023 at American Legion POST 359 by Miserable George

     Well…wouldn’t ya know it…another cold snap…!!! This one was mild compared to Christmas, and the crowd DID turn out at Legion Post 359 on Jan. 7th, 2023…! It warmed up pretty nice, and as I said….there was quite a bit of action on that huge patio out back. The Whiskey JuJu Band stirred the crowd up real well…lots of dancers out there in no time. Again, some good food if you were hungry…I WAS…so, I indulged. Both bars were “manned” by some gorgeous bar-maids…my friend Sarah Williams was handling the action at the Riders Roost….!!! Ran into a few old friends as well. All in all, a good day to be outside, mingling with the riders….looking forward to the next get-together.

Hey…thank a VET today,  be safe, and ValGal and I will catch ya’ll later…

Miserable George and ValGal…..

A BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR RUSTY by Miserable George

     In our area, Rusty is a pretty popular guy, and I was lucky enough to get an invitation to his birthday celebration held at Legion Post 359 on Dec.10, 2022. His actual birthday is Dec. 25, but for obvious reasons, he chose the 10th. to do his celebrating. He had a top notch band…Sease Fire…they put the crowd in a dancing mood for sure!!! Weather was clear and a bit cool, but that did little to slow this crowd down. Later in the evening, we all shared 10 pizzas. I’m not really sure how old Rusty is, but we wish him all the best…!

Miserable George and ValGal

CFEC Toy Run by Valgal & Miserable George

The weather was perfect for this year’s toy run… Thank you to all the vendors that came to support… Shovelhed THANK YOU! Y’all played great music for the riders that came to give presents to the needy children of Brevard County… But can I stir up some issues? 

ATTENDANCE! ADVERTISING! 

*NEVER has anyone had an event the same day as the Brevard County Toy Run! (Why would they compete against children in need you ask?)

*No Pre-event meet up…Like the mall! We can still meet up!

NO SUPPORT! WHY? There are still CHILDREN IN NEED in Brevard County! I had fun at this year’s event but… It needs some TLC…

I did not put this out there to berate anyone… they did a great job, but more needs to be done to attract people… The amount of children needing help this Holiday is more than ever! WE NEED TO COME TOGETHER FOR THEM!… We will advertise this event for FREE next year. (No one ever asked!)

Until then, thank a veteran and have a great Christmas!

Valgal

BIKE DAY…LEGION POST 359 by Miserable George

     The Big Weatherman in the Sky could not have been kinder on Dec. 3, 2022….Bike Day at 359 was blessed with virtually PERFECT weather. I got there at about 12:30 PM, and close to an hour later, the outside deck was jam packed…!!! The Low-Down-Band was ready to go, as was the food. I didn’t do any dancing, BUT, I did do some eating…! Molly and Shelly, the two gorgeous bar maids, were getting pretty busy too, keeping the cold ones moving. A steady stream of bikes was moving into the big parking area…plenty of activity all afternoon. I did run into several friends that I hadn’t seen for awhile; that’s always nice. I must thank all the folks there for their cooperation as far as my photography goes…everybody was SMILING. Hey, that Low-Down-Band cranked out some TUNES all afternoon…got a few people to dancing. Folks, YOU gotta stay TUNED for BIke Day at 359…first Sat. of the month…BE THERE!!! Thank a Vet today, and may GOD BLESS AMERICA…!!!

Miserable George

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