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Mr. Motorcycle

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I live at 1 Frozen place in, Minnesota, United States
My real name is Mark. For many years now my wife has called me Mr. Motorcycle. When I started my Blog I was looking for a catchy blog name, so I went with it. I'm happily married and I'm also a father of 6 children. I have two human offspring, one dog, two cats and one custom Harley. I believe that makes 6 children. When I'm not doing my real full time job, or going for a ride, I like to do art, custom paint jobs, and of course BLOG. If you would like to contact me, my e-mail address is phonetically spelled for avoiding spammers. (I actually do use the number 1 in the beginning.) 1mrmotorcycleATgmailDOTcom

*****This is my Bliss*****

*****This is my Bliss*****
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The photo above is my ride :
"Kenny" started life as a stock '97, 883 Sportster. It's been a work in progress since the day I bought it many years ago. Its mostly custom with a built, "slightly juiced up" 1200 motor.
The Metal Fabrication, bodywork and custom paint was done by me.

How the Hell did I come up with a name like Kenny for my bike you ask?...... Most people who name their rides, go with chick names. I of course had to be different. I think bikes look tough, cool and masculine; not feminine. Plus, my father "Ken" has helped make me who I am today. Therefore with a little twist on the name, my bike was named "Kenny".


Come check out my custom paint! Click on the logo above to go to my custom paint blog.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

2008 Spring Flood Run

I know I said I don't usually post on weekends, but I'm kinda rained out.
I woke up this moring to rain, and the weather forcasts state 90% to 50% chances of rain showers throughout the day along the St. Croix River areas, which is exactly where the Flood Runners will be riding today.

It will not be a Flood Run day for me like I stated I was going to do today. The weather is not cooperating, and I am a fair weather rider. The ride follows the St. Croix river, which seperates Minnesota, and Wisconsin for the majority of Minnesota. This is precisely, where for the last few days, we have had a wet pattern stall out due to the jet stream remaining far North. It's not pushing the storms through, so they are just kind of stalling out here. Bummer. I'll try to ride a bit today a little closer to home. I've not had much good luck with this run in the past. When I risk bad weather, I hit it. When I stay home due to bad weather, it decides to only tease of it, and I hear some of my buddies say, "you should have come, it was great."

Anyway, it's early in the year still. Plenty of good riding ahead yet.

If I don't post tomorrow, have a good weekend!
Mr. Motorcycle


Dean "D-Day" said...

I have the same type of luck with the weather. Damned if I do, damned it I don't.

Lady R (Di) said...

Sorry to hear about your weather woes. Harley and I were lucky here and enjoyed about seven hours of food riding yesterday. I'll try to post about some of it later today. Your right, it's just the beginning of the season, and if you missed out now, there will be plenty more opportunities still to come! Lady R

"Joker" said...

They say if you're gonna ride, then you're gonna end up riding in the rain. They're right. It sucks though. It's one thing to go on a run and have some rain catch you unexpectedly, but when it's already there, I keep her in the garage. It's not the getting wet part I mind so much, it's the added danger, and the two+ hours of cleaning I know I'll be in for.

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Hey guys, thanks for the input. It is just starting to get sunny today (Sunday, day after ride)and going to be a bit warmer.

I am going to do a bit of riding today. I talked to a friend who lives around the areas where the Flood Runners go. He did not ride either, as it was raining when he woke up. We were going to ride together. He said he only saw a total of about 6 bikes around his house the whole day. Granted he is a ways North of the run, but usually sees over a hundred bikes on one day just residual from the run.

Dean, D-day,
lady luck not always on our side.

Lady R,
I'll watch for a post.

I'd have attempted the run yesterday, but I just got the bike all cleaned up, and ready for the ride, and like you say. It was raining before I left.
Plus, it only topped out in the low 50's here. Imagine what a cold wet ride that would have been.