mysteries and motorcycles

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Unbelievable weekend

The H.O.G. chapter that I belong to has one huge event annually and that is our "Mystery Ride." We have a motorcycle raffle in conjunction with this event and the proceeds from the weekend provide most of the operating capitol that sustains our chapter all year long. We also try to make a substantial donation to local charity and this year we were able to kick in a three thousand dollar contribution to the "Johnny Burke Children's Foundation." Johnny and his wife Genevieve were there to ride the ride with us and accept the check. It was a special moment for all of us.

But the weekend held some significant surprises for me as well. On Saturday my fiance and I chipped in five bucks apiece to by some 50/50 raffle tickets and we won $109. And then on Sunday morning we took up a pool to guess the total number of paid registrants for our "Mystery Ride." It was a winner-take-all affair with everything going to whoever could come closest to the actual number. We had 683 folks show up for our ride and I guessed 684 and won another $55. But the real shocker came when they announced the winner of the 2007 Harley Davidson ElectraGlide Motorcycle; It was my sweetheart, Dianne. She's been a rider for many years and currently owns a 2006 Harley Davidson Sportster. Now she has gone from the smallest Harley in the stable to the biggest HOG dresser out there. What a thrill!!!

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