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Monday, October 31, 2011

Hallowe'en Hitchhiker

October 31, 2011
Colorado, USA

Hallowe'en HitchHiker

Boo Ride 2011

October 31, 2011
Colorado, USA

Witch RideWhat do you do on a sunny Hallowe'en Day in Northern Colorado?

First, you thank the Boo-Gods that it is a sunny Hallowe'en day fit for riding.

Second, you roll the Harley out of the garage in proper appreciation of the opportunity to ride.

And third, you give the resident witch a ride.

Finally, you don't ask a stupid question like "which witch?" Ha!

Hallowe'en around our house is like most major holidays in other houses. So we take off and goof off. We rolled out of here about noon for a 55 mile witchin' ride that took us to lunch at Nordy's BBQ where we dined on catfish! That required a stroll through Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson to walk it off. Afterwards we took the long roundabout way home with a ride through the small town of Tinmath where the ghosts and goblins were already out looking for goodies.

Catfish at Nordy'sNordy's BBQ is one of the few places you can get catfish in Colorado - mind you, it's not Texas catfish but it will take the edge off the craving - grin.

Slide show (16 photos):

Out on a witchin' ride...

October 31, 2011
Colorado, USA

Happy Hallowe'en!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Many thanks to Colorado PGR

October 29, 2011
Colorado, USA

Many thanks to members of the Colorado Patriot Guard Riders who stood beside us in the flag line today to honor a family member and veteran. We appreciate the frosty escort to the cemetery and know that you stood ankle deep in snow and slush as well as braved the cold winds that tugged harshly at the flags we held... We were proud to be in such good company - and comforted by your presence - you make us proud to be a part of such a wonderful organization.

Standing the flag line today for family

October 29, 2011
Colorado, USA

Donald Keith UlrichDonald “Keith” Ulrich
April 2, 1954 – October 24, 2011

Donald “Keith” Ulrich 57 of Mead died October 24, 2011 at his home. He was born April 2, 1954 to Donald and Carolyn (McCune) Ulrich in San Diego, California. On June 21, 1975 he married Barbara Downing in Long Beach, CA.

Keith retired from the Navy in 2007 after 26 years of service. 2001 – 2004 he was the CU Boulder NROTC Executive Officer. He served two tours in Japan as a senior staff officer, last duty was 7th Fleet Force Protection Officer. He played baseball at Long Beach State in the 1970’s. He earned his Masters Degree from San Diego State in Education in 1986. He also earned a Masters in Strategic Studies at the senior Army War College in 2005. He loved baseball, playing his guitar, reading about history, talking politics with friends, and playing with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara, of Mead; his daughters: Arlynda and husband Steve Breeds of Thornton, and Trisha Ulrich of Westminster; Grandchildren Bryan, Katelyn, and Melanie Breeds of Thornton; His father Don Ulrich of Mesa, Arizona; Three Brothers and Two Sisters.

He is preceded in death by his mother Carolyn.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 28th at Carroll-Lewellen Funeral Chapel. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 29th at Calvary Community Baptist Church in Thornton (11980 Irma Drive). Interment will follow at Foothills Gardens of Memory in Longmont with full military honors.

Barbara Ulrich is Tim's cousin.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Frosty white birthday ride

October 28, 2011
Colorado, USA

Vik's BdayI usually hold my breath every year hoping the weather will cooperate for a birthday ride... sometimes I get lucky. As it turns out we have snow on the ground and it is cold.

I did get a drive to breakfast before we layered up around noon and rode sixty some odd cold miles to the north end of Denver. We have a Patriot Guard Mission tomorrow for the husband of Tim's cousin. We made a decision to ride south this afternoon rather than ride early in the morning with temps below freezing.

Snowy bday rideSnow on the ground makes for a frosty birthday ride

Frost on the pumpkin... or jack-o-lantern - lol!

So we are tucked away in a motel for the night after a great birthday stroll for supper at a nearby Chili's - shrimp tacos and a couple of margaritas gave us a proper thaw.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Celebrating #57

October 26, 2011
Colorado, USA

Texas -- The Folks, Ted (aka Frosty) and Inez (aka Nezzie) celebrate 57 years of marriage today!

The Folks - Aug 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

October Afternoon Ride

October 23, 2011
Colorado, USA

We logged 192 miles on this fine October day just riding a wide circuitous route around our area, getting as far south as Longmont. The leaves are changing and there are pumpkins laying in fields and harvest festivals happening all around.

Tim thought we should stop at High Country Harley-Davidson and see if there was something I might like for my birthday that's coming up soon.

Tim gets a present for Vik's birthdayHmmmm.... what's wrong with this picture?

I didn't find anything but I was happy to see Tim exchange the vest that makes him look a bit like Baby Huey ** grins ** for this new one.

Otherwise, it was just a pleasant, lazy day enjoying the Harley and my favorite time of year.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

RIP - David Hall, Belladier and Proud Patriot

October 11, 2011
Colorado, USA

David Hall, the patriot who conceived of and rang the Liberty Bell at the final services for fallen soldiers, their families and Americans everywhere is gone from our midst today. The bell of freedom now tolls for him.

Rest in Peace Sir and thank you for your selfless service to this country!

See updates at: Proclaim Liberty.US

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Purple Skies of Texas

October 5, 2011
Colorado, USA

Texas SunriseBeautiful skies in Texas today... the folks are up early... and Dad is delivering the coffee before his mBSc ride.


TEXAS: mBSc Alert

October 5, 2011
Colorado, USA

mBScTexas -- From an anonymous source... Beware, warning, attention residents of Wichita Falls and surrounding area

The mBSc riders are out and about this morning. Last I heard, they were on their way to Red River Harley-Davidson to have, free, must I say again "free" coffee and will probably be there until the pot runs dry. Then they will be in route to a location to drop off a bike trailer to some resident outside of Wichita Falls... So be aware! Who knows what might happen next. They have a habit of going for coffee and going to have more coffee and after that going to have more coffee until about noon. When the owners of whatever coffee-serving establishment start getting ready for the lunch crowd, then they move on to other things... There's no telling what mischief they might get into the rest of the day.

So if you see an "old" man with a beard, watch out for him because he just follows along with the others (yeah - right) and then watch out for a "less older" bearded man who seems to be in the middle of everything and then there is this younger guy that really gets them into trouble or maybe not exactly trouble but all are likely to pay a visit to Miss Behavior at any time... and Lord knows what sort of hijinx if the other two members are along for the ride. So beware of these guys on Harleys who ride around trying to find free coffee. Approach them with cautuon if they have to pay for coffee... because they may ask you to join them and stick you with the tab.

These guys are sometimes armed and dangerous with opinions that dominate their conversation about world problems and how to solve them...

That's their motto ya know: Solving the ills of the world... One cup of coffee at a time.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

October! I love it!

October 2, 2011
Colorado USA

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It is my time of year... when I am not out on The Ride wth Tim kicking up leaves as we roll down some country lane - I am out kicking up leaves while I haunt the yard and if we carry a few in on our boots - no big deal!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy Harley October!

October 1, 2011
Colorado USA

Jack-O=HarleyJack-O-Harley - What everyone needs in their Fall decor... maybe I can get Tim to make me one of these... Ha!