7 weeks


Temperatures are rising and the snow is melting. A few riders are braving the wind chill with rides along snow-lined highways and boulevards.

Service works are in progress on the “08”, and so far, I’ve found a broken pinch bolt on the front end. Must have happened on the 2nd to last ride to Saigon, when I hit a couple pot holes, hard, on the National Highway. At least the tube didn’t unthread like the last time one broke.

I’ve spent quality time with the editor who reviewed the manuscript. Her evaluation gave me the direction I expected. My thousand plus hours and 240 pages of free-writing does have a story. Hoo-rah! Now to dig it out and get it organized.  I had no idea about the extent of work involved in writing a book, but I am learning.  Another author I met at a recent bike show offered generous consul and encouragement. Minneapolis is recognized as the literary capital of America, and I continue to find myself on the right path. This year, 2013, will be an exciting adventure of the literary nature. In 2014, it will evolve into a publish and print adventure.

This weekend, I’m doing my first slide show at Zylstra Harley Davidson in Elk River, MN. They’re having an Open House and I look forward to a good crowd for an introduction to Harley Tracks. The Fat Boy was bought here, so, it’s like a homecoming. I see this as the first of a busy summer for events. It’s great to be an American back in America.

Seven weeks to departure for Rolling Thunder in Washington D.C. I’ll meet up in Des Moines, Iowa, with a Veteran I met in Nha Trang last Oct (he’s coming up from Arizona). Together, we’ll meet a large group from California.  I look forward to laying these tracks.

I’ll post more news as it happens.

In the meantime – the riding season is upon us all. Ride safe & enjoy the spirit.



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