Tuesday, July 31, 2012
2 more days to go till roll-out for our Arkansas run! We roll out Friday morning, ride to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, ride the Ozarks Sat. and Sun. and ride home Monday. Otherwise known as a JFR(Just Fuckin' Ride) run. JFR is nothing more than some friends that try to get together for a guys run once a year. In '10 we did the 1st one which ended up being 3 idiots on sportsters riding to Sturgis and back in 3 days, in '11 life happened and we couldn't put one together, this year it's gonna happen! 4 of us are going from here, I'm riding my '06 sporty, another friend is riding his '02 sporty, I'm letting a long time friend(more like kid brother, lol!)ride my drifter, his dad is riding his Crossbones, there's also a 5th meeting us in Eureka Springs Friday evening. 4 days of wind and beer with a couple of my brothers, I can't wait!
Saturday, July 21, 2012
I know I've been slacking on updating and I wish it was under better circumstances. I found out today that my former boss and friend, Dave Smerchek, passed away. He had a heart attack while riding his bicycle this morning. Dave was the owner of Titan Trailers and gave me a chance when no one else would. I spent 5 years working for him developing a love for fabricating and welding and another 15 staying in touch with him through business and just in general. He was one of the few genuinely good people, took good care of his employees, was very involved in trying to help our dwindling rural community and would always take time to just shoot the shit if you ran into him. The world is lesser without him. R.I.P. Dave.