Archive for June, 2007


Taking a break

June 19, 2007

Went to 2 shows over the past weekend, forgot my camera Saturday unfortunately, I’m personally not as big on bikes as I probably should be leading this blog but there were 2 that showed up and both were worthy of their own slide shows. Sunday I went to Kendallville and took the camera and also took a friend who has been laid up for a few weeks along for the ride to get him out of the house for a few hours. Since he is on crutches with 2 broken feet (and is supposed to be in a wheel chair) I didn’t want to burden him with hobbling around while I took pictures, better to just sit back and enjoy the show and that way if he needed anything I could get it for him.

I’m taking next weekend off (i.e. no shows) so no new posts unless one of the other cruisers goes and takes a camera (Tim, Chad, Mrs. Hoot?) which if one or more of them do and they want the keys to the blog to make their own posts they should click on comments at the bottom of this post to let me know and I’ll make arrangements.

I’ll be back on the road again in a couple of weeks.


Chain O Lakes show at Albion

June 9, 2007

Nice day but it was a small show, only 25-30 cars. It could have been set up better however it’s a relatively new show so the organizers are going through a learning curve.


Knox spring fling (June 2)

June 8, 2007

The day started off bad and just got worse. We left “home” at 8:30 a.m. with 4 cars for the hour and a half drive to Knox, we hadn’t even made it out of town when one had mechanical problems and had to return home (it was the white one pictured in the R30C banner). At about the half way point we stopped for breakfast, once we were on our way again we hadn’t went more than 5 miles when Hoots ’37 started having fuel flow problems, we figured it either vapor lock, bad gas or a plugged fuel filter and proceeded on the way, much of along the shoulder of US 30 at 35-40 mph. Finally at 12:15 we arrived at the show, just before registration closed. As luck would have it Marty won the perfect door prize for this particular day, a floor jack and jack stands. They were put to use immediately when Hoot pulled the fuel filter at the tank. Problem solved?

We left the show and after 5 of the 6 miles back to US30 Hoots fuel problem acted up again, we limped along to a good spot to pull over about 1/4 mile from the ramp onto 30. Two trips back to Advance Auto in Knox for parts and another couple of hours diagnosing and then changing the fuel pump and we were back on our way, life was good again. Just after getting up to speed on 30 Hoot coasted onto the shoulder again, engine knocking obnoxiously. After a few phone calls he had a truck with a flatbed trailer on its way from Columbia City.

Not much of a consolation, but R30C did win the club attendance trophy, with 3 cars showing up. Next weekend – Albion, and hopefully much better luck.