Monday, April 8, 2013


I had not been to a HOG rally since 2003.  No  longer a member I had to have an invite from a member and attend as his guest.  My good friend Pat invited me and I really enjoyed being around old riding pals that I had not seen in years.  Took the motorhome and the dogs and really enjoyed the 3 day event.

This is the coach of a friend who informed me of an RV club he joined.  I told him I was interested and he said he would recommend me.  I need 2 members to recommend me so he'll get another friend to do so.   
These are some bikes of his friends as well as mine.

The Cruisin' Cajuns Chapter of the FMCA.  Sounds like something I'd like.

I love brightly colored RVs and couldn't help but take a photo of this one.

Here are some photos of bikes that I liked best.

The Heritage Softail Classic is my favorite bike for riding.  I sold mine about 10 years ago.

Love this paint job.

Beautiful purple bike.

Nice flames.

This lady rode in from Mississippi.  She lost 3 members of her family in one week to breast cancer.  She did all the work on her pink and white bike.

This rider has only one leg.  Notice his wheelchair on the back of his trike.

This is a stuffed moss rider who entered the bike show.

Pretty blue.

Matching bike trailer.

The parking lot filled up. 

Nice purple bike.

This is a home made bike modification done by a fellow from Houma.  It's actually a 4 wheel bike.  The original bike is left intact and the other 2 wheels are added.

Pat just had to sit on this modification.

I was taken by this GPS adhered to the gas tank.  It made me feel old.  When I was riding there were no GPS bike riders. 

New Orleans VooDoo bike.

Pretty colors.

Love this alligator seat.

But best of all is this doggie carrier.  I would have to have one if I were to ever ride again.

My camera died after this shot.  There was so much more I wanted to photograph but couldn't.

I had a good time and thanks again Pat for inviting me.

There are more photos of the rally on my Shih Tzu's blog.  The link is at the top of this page.


My friend Pat came over to install my new RV door lock.  He also helped load my electric bike into the basement. 

I'm still wearing my arm brace and don't want to do any heavy lifting yet.

The basement is really loaded down with stuff.

Pat didn't have any trouble with the installation until we tried to close the door.  

The striker bolts (star shaped screws) did not fit into the old door frame plate.

The old door frame plate could not be removed without having to remove the whole door frame.  So after a few minutes we figured out we could remove the old striker bolts from the broken lock and put them into the new door lock.

So here is the new lock with the old striker bolts.  Although the serial number on this lock matched my old one - it is not exactly the same lock.  So I learned a lesson today.


Thanks again Pat.