Archive for November, 2009

Who Dat

Posted in NFL on November 23, 2009 by bayouphoto

say dey gone beat dem Saints. I grew up watching the saints. I was 13 that first season in 1967. My dad and a few other family members went the the pre season game in Shreveport. Up until then my family were cowboy fans. My oldest brother remained so for many years.

It was a family tradition that my brother George and sometimes Wayne would come watch the game at our house. I remember the pain and suffering I saw along with disappointment and anger it caused my dad. He was always optimistic and would utter the famous words ” Wait till next year”. I remember when they drafted “Saint” Archie we all thought he would lead us to the promised land. I won’t get into all the reasons why that never happened but suffice to say it was dismal.

My dad passed away in ’81 so he never saw the Jim Mora era and the winning times but we were still disappointed in the playoffs. I remember when we got our first playoff win . I was sitting in a deer stand watching the game on a little 5″ B&W tv. I stayed till it was over. Good thing I was on private property.

Now after 43 years we have a team that has done things my dad could never imagine. We are 10-0, have a truly great QB and destiny is ours to control.

I just wish dad and Mitchell could have seen it. If heaven has a TV I bet those two are tuned into the game and momma has something good to eat.

I miss them along with LEH, Margie, Bill and David. This week is Thanksgiving and I am thankful for my family and the Saints

How dumb can I be?

Posted in Biker stuff on November 21, 2009 by bayouphoto

My nephews shop, Spot’s Cycles, sits within rock throwing distance of Interstate 20 in Delhi, La. I 20¬† runs from Ga. to El Paso, Tx. where it hits I 10 and goes on into S Ca. It is a major southern east west route. Therefore we get a lot of travelers that need repairs or assistance.

Yesterday two brothers, from Michigan, stopped in for some help. Ones speedo and cable had broken and they wanted Spot to fix it. While getting it repaired I talked to them as it was apparent these were hardcore riders and not your weekend enthusiasts.

Turns out they had both gotten laid off two years ago and decided to see the country. Now these are not rich guys staying in fancy motels and condos. They had tents and sleeping bags. The only things they had were what fit on the back of the bike. And I don’t mean fancy new Ultra Classics. One was riding a stripped down EVO Electra glide and the other was on a road worn 1983 Wide glide shovelhead.

They said they had been living of the dollar value meal for awile. sleeping in campgrounds and roadside parks.

I asked where they had been, They told me out to the west coast, Through Death Valley, down in Fl. and up the east coast. Working when broke and enjoying the ride. Now these guys are road warriors. They worked on their own bikes. One repaired his exhaust with a hose clamp and red Bull can.

There are not many of this type left these days. I salute you brothers ride on and stay safe.

Now for the dumb part. I never got a photo or their name!!!!

you never know

Posted in Biker stuff on November 14, 2009 by bayouphoto

I just got some tragic news. it seems my good friend Barron Gill and his GF were headed north to Hot springs, Ar. They were traveling  with fellow bikers Jeff Collins and Darwin Chapman. Somewhere around Camden, Ar. a dog ran out in front of them It is unclear if they hit the dog and flipped or if he tried to lay it down and the foot peg caught and flipped. Anyway he broke his ankle and ribs with one rib severing his artery to either his kidneys or his liver. he was airlifted to Little Rock university hospital. Lisa has a broken pelvis and ate least one shoulder and they transported her by ambulance. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers

Delhi car and bike show

Posted in Biker stuff with tags , , , , , , on November 9, 2009 by bayouphoto

Back last week Melvin(MR) Reagan came to the shop and wanted to know if he could hang some flyers about a benefit car and bike show. Spot and I volunteered to help and it took off from there. It was short notice but thanks to the internet and cell phones we got the word out.

The benefit was to help a local girl, Amber Tamburo, that has Lukemia. She was doing good but has had a relapse. So the community wanted to help this young, early 20’s girl.

The weather could not have been better. When I got there at 8:30 there were a few bikes on main street._MG_8957The car show side really had some beautiful cars and trucks_MG_8960This 50 model Ford came in 2nd_MG_8963Yes, that is a Shelby Cobra GT. He said 155 MPH in 4th gear_MG_8965I love red_MG_8975_MG_8977_MG_8978Tony Yates cleaning his Deuce_MG_8979_MG_8982Band of Brothers supplied the live entertainment_MG_8984_MG_8985Danny Fuller’s shovelhead Low Rider_MG_8988Amber’s mom, Barbara, and sister, Alissa_MG_8989The judging begins_MG_8990Steve Craigs 2001 100th anniversary Indian. Rebuilt by Thomas Monroe and painted by Becca Lynn. It was a great day and a good turnout for a very worthy cause. Thanks to MR and his wife along with Outreach ministries, band of Brothers and all the people that came out.