Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Last Boomers Bike Night 2015 at Shark Club Waterford!!
It’s cold here in Michigan, the snow is on the ground and winter is here. So let’s think SUMMER. My Last Bike Night was at my bar and the weather was perfect, the parking lot was packed and the girls looked great. I had live bands playing, FREE dinner for everyone and I was giving away a custom FXR. But I still managed to find an old shovelhead for sale. Rich had owned the bike for over 33 years; he had bought it when he was 19 years old. But just recently someone had let Rich ride an EVO, right then and there old Rich thought maybe it was time to buy a new bike. He had put a lot of work into the Shovel over the years. He changed the gas tanks, the front and rear fenders, he had added big leather bags on it. The motor looked great and just recently he had add a 5 speed trans to it and made it a kick only bike. Fab Kevin had helped him do a lot to the bike over the years. With my Bike Night in full swing, I couldn’t help myself; I had to go look at the bike, I love finding and buying the good deals. One look at it, and it was mine. The motor looked brand new in it; the transmission was all shiny and new. One kick, it started! The party was in full swing, the band was jamming. Some guys were doing stunts out in the parking lot it was a huge party. So I couldn’t take the old shovel down the road till later. The party continued late in the night, people were waiting and hoping there name would come out of the box to win that custom FXR. I wait till late to give the bike away because if I’m giving away free food and a free bike then I’m going to do it my way!! It was around 11pm and the bar was packed Josh had ran around cleaning and restocking beer, My wife sandy and Josh fiancé Heidi cleaned trash cans all night. We were all tired but it was that time to draw a name for the winner of the bike. I pulled a name and called it three times, could you believe the guy had just left? Moving on to the second name, the crowed was silent and before I could get the name all the way out a guy jumped up yelling it’s me I won it!!! He was beyond happy. And just like that people started leaving, the night was over I was tried but I wanted to ride that new shiny shovelhead I had bought. Josh and I went out to kick that old bike over and on the first kick it fired to life. We rode to a local watering hole, got primed up ourselves, and back out we went. It felt great riding a bike after the long night partying with family, friends and biker Folks; the cool summer air on my face I didn’t want the night to end, it was one of those night, in Michigan, where you can ride all night with no coat. Sadly with the end of Bike Night that means for us, winter was just around the corner but until then I was going to ride that shovel as far as it would take me, or at least to my home lol.