19.1.14

"Chilly?" Yes it was not quite 50 degrees by 9 a.m. and in Florida, that's chilly. It's also January 4th and time for some Chili at the Annuall Crime Line Cookoff and 3rd Annuall Matt Miller Motorcycle Skills Challenge.
Let the tasing begin. 5 Dollars, for all you can taste and a large bowl of Seminole Counties Special Chili, "are you kiddin me?". I'm in. Breakfast is an adventure this morning.

We, SCHOG's and the rest of the civilized world, loves our local Bahia Shriners and the outstanding service they provide.
 http://www.samswopecharityride.org/
Sam Swope is a man among men and his generousity with his time, energy and spirit is unmatched.
Our very own Seminole State Boosters are still grinning from ear to ear over being Number One  and the BCS Champs. Oh, and their chili was hot hot hot...

Dirty Jim, the chef, does not back down from a good old challenge and came to play seriously this year in his quest for the top award of Peoples Choice."50 lbs of braised and seared ox tail, 10 lbs of roasted, hand sliced Jalapenos, topped with smoked guida cheese and boom, this years winner." he gladly boasts to us.
 

Here is Dirty Jim, before the competition begins with the top chefs for the Seminole County Harley Owners Group. Oh yas. The SCHOGS proudly reclaimed the Peoples Choice  Award for the 3rd year in a row. Sorry Dirty, better luck next year...


Dirty's partner and leader in radio crime is Russ Rollins who everyyear strives to be the most unique chili master. Yes he is trying to look like Elmer Fudd and his lovely is whacky. O, and a little help from Mr. Willow Tree in the kitchen helped their Drunkin Rabbit Chili.
Russ and team went on to win "Most Unique" award for 2014. the fact that he is bestest friends with the event organizer is beside the point...
 




Lots of fun good spirited completion was had by all, but of course the Peoples Choice went to...SCHOG
 
 

and, as icing on the cake. which county do you think finished in First, Second and Third place in the motorcycle skills challenge??
SEMINOLE COUNTY.



whew, what a day. time to answer the call to couch and to burp up chili memories of one chilly/hot day...
 

22.12.13

waiting

Waiting to be engaged, or Engaged to be waiting?
That is the question of the day? Seriously? Ok, then. the law loves these curiosities. Playing with concepts, but I believe it to be dangerous to play the waiting game, period. Waiting is no longer an option, no longer a task in the American Dream...

20.12.13

a note to cagers

Just a note to all you cagers on the roadways of central Florida last Sunday, who were slightly delayed or inconvenienced by a large group of bikers rolling east and north.
 I, on behalf of Seminole County Harley Owners Group, locally and affectionately known as SCHOG, for said delays hereby apologize, and would gladly give you back those lost 3ish  minutes if I could. You see, Sunday was our annual Veterans Home Run up to Volusia County. For the last 7  years, SCHOG gathers up all it's beautiful women (of which we have plenty), t-shirts, socks, hats, and niceties to make these heroes from yesteryear a little more comfortable, during their stay at Emory L Bennett Veterans Nursing Home in Daytona Beach. The SCHOG Ladies gathered all the supplies and filled up 120 goodie Harley Davidson bags, and made sure each 118 of the men and both of the women residents got one. The SCHOG men, manned the grills and ice chests full of liquid refreshments. First veteran I speak to, tells me, "Oh yes, this is a grand day and I've been looking forward to you guys and your bikes for a long time." Boom. Smiles all around. Most of the residents were already at their favorite lunch time table with their friends ready for Biker grilled burgers and dogs. The Home staff had already eaten and now assisted the residents. Before lunch is served some residents rolled around the parking lot checking out the 100 thousand dollars worth of American made iron and wheels that rolled in just to honor these heroes. They shared tales of "my first bike was a ...", and riding memories, brought honest smiles to their eyes and hearts. It's a well known secret in SCHOG'ville that this ride gives us back so much more than we give. These heroes are my heroes...lovetorideridetolove...

21.1.12

http://youtu.be/rkw2nWIqmKM

this is the you tube link to give you a hint about the ride.
these guys are just too much fun...
greeeetings keyboard. long time no talk... i am in the fourth room, high whispy clouds, 68 degrees, wind out of the south at 7 mph. I am in the shade on lindas new swing, but my view is of the the conservation area bathed in sunlight. Not used to haveing saturday mornings off with out a pressing to do list. on to bike stuff... went to Meet and Greet last night at the Green Parrot with SHCOG's. Good crowd, about 50 or so. Turnedin our sold raffle tickets for the upcoming Get Your Heart On Ride.
laura lee is our top dog this year http://youtu.be/rkw2nWIqmKM

29.5.11

What is A Real Biker...

I love that question. What is A real biker? Almost no other line will get the crowd going like that one. I am partial to the "anyone who works on his own bike" is a real biker, attitude myself. but thats just me.
i would like to introduce here the stories behind the bikers. I just watched Burt Lancaster deliver the line "There's always a story", in From Here To Eternity, and am taking that as an omen to proceed with these stories.
This first story is about a Real Biker. His name is Eric Dahl. When i joined SCHOG, some five years ago, he was Chapter Assistant Director. He is my go to man, when i have a motorcylce question. For example, during 2011 Daytona Bike Week edition of Old Skook Chopper Show at Tropical Willies Tattoo Parlor, i asked Eric, "why is there a hinge on the back fender on the older model bikes?" He very patientlly amongst all the rumbling, rocking rambunctious partying engulfing us, proceeds to explain in great detail the timeline, history and simple functionallity of the hinge. Patience. I think is a required quality for a Real Biker. Now to the event that most recently Eric Dahl, a real biker, stepped up. Last month, 60 plus motorcycles of SCHOG rolled north to New Smyrna, Florida Harley Dealership for a challenge and free food. We Schog's are not shy around free food. I get a call from my, still living at home 22 year old, sport bike riding, son explaining that his rear tire has a large nail and is flat. Oyyvaa. is it always something?? I quickly think of the best way to solve this, with only half assed solutions. Finally the light bulb flickered on, "Ask Eric"... "No. You don't want to pump it up with a bicylcle pump and risk riding it to the shop. What if the offending object comes out? You've got a flat and you are out in the road. What i like to refer to as "Toast". Best thing to do is trailer the bike to the shop." I agree. My good neighbor has a trailer, so i tell the son to wait, we'll figure this out. Eric then steps up and says "If your neighbor doesn't work out,you can use my truck/trailer". Just like that he offers me the use of his equiptment, to transport a sport bike to the shop. Not just any equiptment, but equiptment that is vital to his daily requirements. And he offered with no strings attached, just wanting to step up and do what he could for the cause. Eric Dahl is a real man and a real biker.
he is also one of the best tile men i've ever known. If you need custom quality tile work, contact Eric Dahl...

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