Friday, February 5, 2010

Back up and running

I have been away for way to long.

The tickets and been bought and the rooms have been booked. ROT rally is not until June 10-13, we have already got the ball rolling.If you have never been to the ROT this is the BIGGEST rally Texas has to offer. It should be another great year there. There are tons of stuff to do. Though I have noticed they don’t have very many events scheduled thus far, no matter we don’t go them. We spend most of the day riding in the hill country and then spend the nights at the rally grounds.

When to Republic HD to spend some Christmas cash, gift card that was given to me. They were having a test rides for a free Snuggy. Had to be the worst day possible the weather was 30°. Not one to pass a free ride and stuff, I took out a Street glide. I was really too cold to get in a good test ride so I’ll have to come back and ride it again when it’s a little warmer outside. What I could tell from the short ride all indications is this will be my next bike, but time will tell. Guess it was really slow that day because they gave me two Snuggies. Lol

That’s all I have for now. See you at ROT.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Lone Star Rally

Could not have asked for better weather this weekend, high was 75° without a cloud in the sky. I was not able to make it to the rally Friday night due to a sick baby. Kim and I made it there around noon on Sat. A friend invited us to stay with them in a house they had for the weekend along with another friend of ours.
Kim and our friends.

Friday night, fairly large crowd, I am unsure how many were there. Texas does NOT have a noise pollution law, but the cop’s were handing out tickets if you revved the engines without warning. A sheriff in full dress came down the strand revving his engine as loud as he could; Galveston police pulled him over then let him go without a ticket. The crowed started chanting “BULL SHIT” with the help from my friends. 10 minutes later they quit handing out tickets and left. This was relayed to me by my friends.

Sat, Traffic was a hell to get there, but like I said the weather was great so who cares I was on two wheels. Crowd was est. around 250k by promoter and 100k by police. All I know was there was a ton of pep’s. Police handed out 2 tickets again for revving engine. I asked them what the tickets were for and they said “revving the engine excites the crowd and then they will lose control”. The parade started at dusk and was around 250 participants dressed in Halloween costumes.

Only 2 accidents were reported. A couple had to be flown by helicopter to the hospital, this shut down the freeway entering Galveston for two hours. The other was along the seawall and he sustained minor injuries and was treated and released on the spot. No known fatalities.

This is a family event and the police will hand out tickets for exposure. I saw very little women exposing themselves. Over all the rally was good, not sure if I will return next year, you could really since the city didn’t want us there. They did however grant the permit through 2010, but want to get bids from other promoters (so they can make more money).

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Please help

Here is a letter I received from a friend. I have helped him with this for 2yrs and will continue as long as we have troops in harm’s way. Please take a few minutes to read and then write a Thank you letter. You can post it on my Blogg and I will pass it on.

100% of all money goes to supplies or for shipping cost. The first year I helped by making cookies from scratch, with the help from my family and my daughters friend. We started on Friday and didn't finish until Sunday.

Here some of the pictures.

If you can cash is always good but we still need LOTS of Letters.

Thank you

Greetings fellow Americans!

Wow, Christmas time is just around the corner. Time for all the hustle and bustle that the holiday season has to offer. This also means time for "Adopt A Troop For Christmas". This will be our 4th year of having the awesome privilege of spreading a little Christmas cheer to our troops. The shopping, the fun, the traffic, the vacations, the road trips, the food we devour, the time we spend with our family and friends…we all take these things for granted. These little things that our military sacrifice to serve you, I, and our wonderful country. Sending these Christmas packages in no way can say 'Thanks' enough for what our soldiers do for us. It does however, let them know that there are people here at home in the great United States of America that care about them and appreciate their service and sacrifice! Last year was our biggest year ever, we adopted 164 troops, and people like you donated over $7,000.00 in cash and goodies. With your help we can have just as much success in 2009 as in the years past. We will be sending stockings full of goodies, snacks, candy, puzzle books, "Letters From Home", and several other items. "What can I do to help?" you ask, you can make cash donations, shop for goodies, send emails for the "Letters From Home" packs, make Christmas cards, etc. The goal for the "Letters From Home" is 125 letters this year; it would be nice to have a letter from someone in every state. We will be taking up donations up until Monday, November 23rd. We will be sending the care packages to the soldiers the first week of December. If you have a soldier fighting for our country in a war zone, or know someone who does, please forward their name and a way of contacting them to me. We need to get this information as soon as we can so we can get a count of how many soldiers we will be adopting this year. If you take up a collection at work, church, etc., then please make a list of names of all that donate so I can make a list of Santa's little helpers to send with the letters from home.

Here's a letter we received last year from one of the soldiers…

Dear Friends
I am SGT N. and am currently deployed to Iraq. I am one of the privileged soldiers that received one of your blessings. I recently returned from leave and was very down that I wouldn't be able to spend the holidays with my loved ones. This is my second deployment and my second time spending the holidays away from them. As I returned to my quarters from duty I was thinking of the holidays and again it brought me sadness that I would be here instead of with my family, as I entered my room I saw the gifts on my bed. I immediately opened it and ate the candy, I was very hungry. While eating the candy I read the letters that came along with everything. Your letters and blessings have given me the best spirits for this holiday season. Reading your thoughts of us was enough blessings for me and everything else was just a plus. It is people like you that give us the pride to fight alongside each other every day knowing that we are in all your hearts. Ladies and gentlemen, children and families, words cannot explain how thankful I am for the things you have sent and said in your letters. You are why I am proud to be an American and why I will continue to fight for what we stand for. Myself and my brothers here will sleep easy knowing that we are loved by and supported by all of you. Again thank you for your kindness. We will always owe you for the love you have shown us. God Bless and Happy Holidays.

Please help us get the word out by sending this email to everyone you know. If this Sergeant was the only soldier we touched, it would have been worth it! We also need your help reaching our goal by you sending your "Letter From Home" for the troops. If you have any questions, would like to help, or know a soldier; please contact me by email or by phone 832-289-1576.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide in making "Adopt A Troop For Christmas – 2009" a huge success!
Coy Sitman