mysteries and motorcycles

Sunday, July 08, 2007

The H.O.G. rally is behind us and it's safe to say that a good time was had by all. The weather remained sunny and very warm throughout the weekend. As always the Saturday dinner provided by our H.O.G. chapter was excellent; prime rib and baked potatoes accompanied by a salad and choice of veggies and topped off with a delcious slice of cake, Nobody went away hungry. The evening entertainment was top notch and the ice cream cones were huge.

After a couple day's rest I'll be headed off to the Gold Cup Regatta for Unlimited Hydroplanes (Think, Miss Budweiser) on the Detroit River. About six years ago, after a thirty year career, I retired from owning and driving the automotive powered version of these circle racers. And two years ago I stepped down after more than twenty years of chairing the launch committee and serving on the board for the big race in Detroit.
Last year I had the honor of being inducted into the "Detroit River Racing Legends," and now I qualify for all of those perks that they give the old timers. It begins with a luncheon at Sindbads riverfront restaurant honoring the late George Simon, one of the pioneers of powerboat racing and owner of the hometown favorite Gold Cup winner, "The U2, Miss U.S."
Then on Sunday us "Legends" will be part of the opening ceremonies for the championship heats of racing. Don't have a clue what that will consist of but I'll be smiling.

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