Sunday, March 30, 2008

You Made It....Here's Your Parka!


Now, these are some truly cheezy grins. This photo was taken yesterday afternoon in the cold, wet yard of Geezer JayBee. The smilin' cat on the right is new member "Oilcan Kurt." Notice the cool parka he's wearing?
Every club in the biker, scooter, hot rod, or whatever world, has some kind of ceremony to bring in prospective members to "full patch" status once the membership has agreed upon their meeting the requirements to become a full member. Well, Kurt was brought in yesterday, and as we don't fly colors, we did present him with an M-65 fishtail parka. As far as a uniform goes, the only thing we all wear in common is the traditional Mod parka. The parka really comes in handy on days like this since we just had about a half hour of freezing rain and snow before we all got together and took the photo.
What Oilcan brings to the mix, is a real enthusiasm to make things happen. As I've written before, the dude is a real good wrench, but beyond that, when we talk about future wishes and adventures that we'd like to undertake, he knows how to make these things happen. While talking about an upcoming rally that would be fun to attend, Oilcan offered up his GMC Yukon to pull a trailer big enough to haul all of our scoots. This rig has room for 9 passengers. Surely we can haul ourselves and our gear with mucho room to spare. Before Oilcan was there to offer an option like this, it would have been difficult to realize something like getting ourselves as a group to a rally. Now we can start making plans rather than "wishing in one hand."
So it looks like "full steam ahead" in getting JayBee's P200E, and Oilcan's Simplex Servi-cycle on the road. Even though my lawn is covered in crunchy white stuff right now, it doesn't change the fact that rally season has started. We have got some work to do now!
Have fun,
Bill

7 Comments:

Blogger Steve Williams said...

I can see that picture on the jacket of a DVD for a movie about three guys looking for love on the road while riding their scooters.

Nice parkas too!

Steve Williams
Scooter in the Sticks

5:10 AM  
Blogger DaveM said...

Freezing rain, oh how I miss the sting on the face. Makes me homesick. Hope it warms up by June, we'll be out to see how the club is progressing.

6:38 PM  
Blogger BBC said...

Boy, those guys are ugly, it's a good thing they own nice scoots to make them look better. LOL

A bike project last year

7:44 AM  
Blogger irondad said...

Steve, would you be talking about a movie entitled "Wild Togs"? ( look it up, you'll see it means a form of specialized clothing )

8:56 PM  
Blogger Ale- said...

geez, buddies, you *rock* !!!
I was looking for a fishtail before buying my MotoOne JC104 jacket which, honestly, is a damn good jacket: fully waterproof, windproof, kryptoniteproof...
but the M-65 still fascinates me, and as spring is getting closer I'm looking forward to buy one...
You are good folks and share your passion for scooting. that's the only important thing to know.
enjoy the ride and godspeed!

Ale-

L'Insetto Scoppiettante

3:50 AM  
Blogger Bill Sommers said...

Steve,
Yeah, what Irondad said (below). "Wild Togs." Travelling across the backstreets of Washington looking for lower speed limits, and 2-stroke oil. Wow, what a great B flick that would be!

Dave M.
It's looking like Spring today. The sun is out, birds are chirpin' and my lawn is about a foot tall.
It'll be great to see you in June. I've got something for you when you get here too.

Billy B.
"Beauty is in the eyes..." aww, forget it. They are a homely lot aren't they. You notice that there are no hot chicks in the background?

Irondad,
"Wild Togs." Man, that rules. Wait till I tell the crew.

Ale,
Man, its good to hear from you. Thank you for the kind words. The M65 is perfect for the cool, wet weather that we have to deal with around here, and it really is a traditional jacket in the scootering world, which makes it that much better. Talk to you soon...

Have fun,
Bill

6:28 PM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

I thought I left a comment here, but I see I didn't. God only knows where I did leave it.:)

I'm here via this cornflake. I hope that isn't grounds for expulsion.:) Just wanted to say I still have a parka like that guy on the right has, around here somewhere. Followed me down here (SC) from Michigan.

5:28 AM  

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