Thursday, April 27, 2006

At last.................

I finally got the clear from the OS to get back in the saddle again, but only smooth surfaces for now and that's cool with me. As soon as I got home I threw the flats on the Sugar and I scampered off(slowly) for a small road ride. I ended up doing 7 or 8 miles and the discomfort was minimal. I'm going to do a little a day and slowly work my way back up. I just want to do some cardio rides, all my gear was a little snug.
Ohhhhhhhh Happyyyyyyyyy Dayyyyyyyyyyyy!!!

Monday, April 24, 2006

Good Weekend

I had a great weekend. Went and had Mexican Friday night and took the cruiser around the block a few times. Saturday did the Rouge Cleanup for EarthDay. All I did was hand out Tshirts and take waivers. Then I walked the trail(CAREFULLY) and took pics of all the kids & grown ups working. REI & Trips for Kids sponsored it. A great lunch was provided by Whole Foods. We had 96 volunteers show up and they collected so much trash it was unbelievable. We just did that area 8 months ago. People think the park is their private dumping ground, it's a damn shame. Put michaels dirt bike on the trailer and took him to some trails right behind the Emagine Theatre in Canton and he had a blast!!!! Sunday just took it easy on the foot and chilled. Today I did 30 minutes on the trainer and I actually put the platforms on the Sugar and rode it around the block....soooooon!!!

Friday, April 21, 2006

It's all done.......

Finally got the cruiser done and I even took it for a spin around the block a few times, the ankle was a little sore but expected. I can actually see a end to the ankle saga. Going to help at the Rouge River Clean Up on Saturday!!!!

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Been just too damn nice out..... hang out at a computer!!!! I have been hanging out doing some yard work and just outside isnce the weathers been so nice. Sure would be great to be on a trail though. BUT, I did bring the trainer and bike out to the garage and I opened the garage door and did 15 minutes on Tuesday and did 30 minutes on Wed and it was GRRRRRRRREAT!!!!! Did light resistanace but what hurt the most was my ass!!!!! The ankle seeems to be coming along, swelling in the foot has dwindled and I can start to see the bones on the side of the ankle. Soon............ I got a call from a FreePress reporter and she's doing a story on "Trips For Kids" and I gave her my feelings and experiences with the group. I even told her how I can relate to the kids since I grewup in a boys home and how important these kinds of programs are to these types of kids. If you can please volunteer some time for TFK you won't be sorry.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Happy Easter

Did the opening of Maybury and had a great group show up!!! Sure wish I could of joined them to checkout all the new reroutes. Soon, soon......... Had a great time at Laura's Dad's yesterday. The whole family had Easter dinner their on Saturday. The old fart even bought me a 6er of Bells Oberon...15 years later I think he's starting to like me. Food was great and it was a beautiful day. Didn't get home till late...Laura was poo-pooed. Sad note on the day though, my Mom had breast cancer and surgery back in Dec 04 and she just went back to the doc for a check up and they found another lump under her arm and they're doing a biopsy. Can everyone keep my Mom in their thoughts for things to turn out well, thanks. Then today it was cloudy and cooler out so Laura & I stuck around and she strung up her new Chili pepper patio lights and I did some finishing touches on the cruiser. Laura built me a back pad for the sissy bar and it fucking rocks. We used some of my old DPD coat buttons on it. Got the brat with me all week since he's on Easter break.......will have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, April 14, 2006

Time flys......

Damn I've been busy.......Wrote another 20 pages of the book. Once you get started typing it's really hard to stop. The words just start flowing and then you read it and think of some other way to convey your thought. Took the cruiser parts up to Sherps shop...Trails Edge in Plymouth, Mi, check it out he has a sweet shop. He was good enough to help me put it together, still don't remeber where I laid that chain!!!! THANKS MIKE!!!! I'll post pics as soon as I get the handle bars. Lauras been busy fabricating a ramp fro the dirtbike trailer....she's fucking amazing!!! Going to be the MC for the Team Tree Farm Annual Opening of Maybury Ride tommrow. Not going to rdie but I'm going to string up some ribbon and cut it...a little self indulgence, but at least I get to be part of it.....I'm fucking dying to ride my bike. This and fall are my favorite times to be on the trail. i love spring because you get to see al the new growth and fall just because of all the leaves falling and it's just so beautiful. Going of to Laura's Dads for Easter dinner tommorow right after I do the Maybury thing. Everyone that reads this say a prayer for a good friend of mine Claudia and her friend Kyle. Claudia's friend Kyle lost her battle with cancer and has now found the peace she so rightfully deserves with God. This amazing woman Kyle, just in January ran a marathon in her home state of Florida. Always ride your bike or what ever you enjoy doing like it's the last time you will.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Busy hands...

Monday & Tuesday fond me on my creative side. Monday I finished painting the frame of the cruiser. I put about 6 coats of high gloss acrlyic on her and she looks great. I'm going to wait till I have all the parts and then I'm going to put her back together. During drying time I got a lot of research ready for the book. On Tuesday I actually sat in front of the computer and got 15 pages wrote for the book. It's a start and I'm damn proud of myself. As Alice Cooper said "We still have a long way to go.......

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Just Hanging Out.....

Such a nice day and we all did what we wanted today!!! The wife she took the dogs to Proud Lake to scout some deer hunting spots( I wish I could of went for the walk but...). Michael went to the mounds with his buddy Troy to go ride and I stayed home and had a few and painted the cruiser. My great friend and next door neighbor Linda was out of her house for the first time in a couple days since she got back from the hospital. She went in last week for not feeling well and they found out she has a "flappy valve". If anyones knowledgable on this post up. But it was good to see her out and goofing around.

Well Had TrailDay at the "Farm".

Had the first trailday at Novi and had a blast!!!!!! All I did was cook for all the hungry volunteers but at least I felt like I was doing something...Thanks Dave!!! When eating was done I drove over to where their puting in that new section in the Lost Loop and they were having some fun and did I get bummed! I wanted to be part of that soooo bad. Even though I was there and part of the trailday... I just wasn't building it. This will be one of the first new sections that I haven't helped on. There's is nithing like riding a new piece of trail that you helped create. There are times as soon as I hit a section of Novi, Maybury or ILRA that I don't think of who was with me and the good time we had doing that part. It was really great to see everybody and get a chance to chat, everyone looks swell!!! Started to paint the bike today...looks sweet!!! Going to put a couple coats of acrylic on it when done to hopefull stop simple chipping. Laws came over and we played "Balderdash"!! I kicked their ass...I love that game!!!!!!! Ankle is a ted bit better everyday!!!!!

Saturday, April 08, 2006


Not that it matters since I'm not working but I'm really looking forward to Saturday at "The Farm". It's going to be Novi's first trailday of the year and ALL my friends are going to be there and since I can't help out on trail work I volunteered to cook....what fools!!!!!! I'm so excited about seeing all of them, it's been so long and I miss them all so much. I miss all the camaraderie that we all have when we get together. Went to Sherps shop and stripped down the cruiser and I'm going to prime it tommorow after the trailday. Went to Home Depot and WalMart with my Honey and my foot is thumping from being on it most of the day. Can't wait till TRAILDAY!!!!!

Friday, April 07, 2006

Half way there.......

Went to PT and it went well. It's really a weird feeling when they do the Ultra Sound and they go over the area where the plate and screws are, you can feel the current bounce off the plate and back to the wand.....STRANGE!!!!!!! Starting to walk a little more without the brace(not suppose to) but I'm just testing the waters. Michael finaly got to ride his dirt bike the other day. We had bought a trailer from Lauras boss, he's the same person that Michael bought the bike from. We got the bike & trailer for $450. He went with a friend to some land by CherryHill & Hix....he had a blast. Speaking of bikes, I have the cruiser almost stripped down and got all the stickers off and I'm going over to Sherps on Friday to take off the pedals and BB. Then I start to paint it and put her back together. I'll use this bike on"The Ride of Silence on May 17th...I hope!!!

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Why, Just Why?????

Went to PT today and while I had my leg in the whirlpool I was reading "Evil Eyes" and my therapist walked by and asked me what the book was about. So I satrted to tell her the story and then I tell her all about my part in it and by this time I'm drying off my foot and heading back to the table. I get on the table while I'm continuing telling her the story (about 20 minutes now) she starts and finishes Ultrasound(another 10 minutes) and I get done with the story and as always she amazed at the story as is anyone that hears it. So she starts to do the massage and while she's doing it she keeps looking at me and then she asks "Am I hurting you?" and I tell her no. She then asks if I'm Ok since i'm so tense and I just don't look right. To tell you the truth I felt like shit from telling the story. I was so fucking tense and shaking that I couldn't hide it. I'm fucked for life. I should sue that mother fucker!!!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Been a little busy!!!

Went to Bikes,Blades & Boards on Monday to p/u my new springer fork and banana seat, SWEET!!!!!! Bought a 42' sissybar for it on ebay Tuesday. Now I'm going to strip it down and paint it black. The last thing I need is some sweet handlebars for it. I'm thinking about a Nexsus 3 speed internal hub for it also. Sounds like Yankee Springs is just been taking "NO PRISONERS" this year. I've heard of about 5 major crashes on the MMBA Board. Never have rode Yankee, maybe later on in the summer I'll take a trip out there. Started my PT on the ankle Monday and it went well. Have I said latley "GOD I WANT TO RIDE!!!!!!" I also dug out my box of newspaper clippings and trial documents on the Watts saga. Fuck is that a hard road to have to retravel. I was lituerly shaking while I was trimming the pieces and reading them. I guess it's something I didn't have a choice in and I wouldn't change it for a million dollars knowing what I helped stop. I don't think I'll ever really be able to wash it away and don't really know if I want to...strange, Huh????

Monday, April 03, 2006

The first of many more.....

Sunday was my little nieces 1st birthday and we had a great time singing Happy Birthday and watching her smoosh cake in her face and all. Usually she's scared of me due to the glowing dome. But yesterday she actually let me hold her and she seemed to enjoy it, SWEEETTT!!!! Going to Bike, Boards & Blades in Grosse Pointe in the AM to p/u my springer fork & black banana seat I won on ebay(No shipping costs rock!!!). Had to watch Desperate Housewives...I'm so addicted!!!! Almost done with "Evil Eyes". Starting my researh tomorow.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Stepping back to normal on Saturday

Did alot today as far as being mobile. I'd say I was up and mobile arond 80% of the day. Went to the Jewlers and got a watch battery, went to GFS and got some veggies,went to FJ's and did some shopping. Plus I did some crap around the house, I even cooked dinner. A nice salmon with a Citrus Salsa,Thai Nooodles and green beens in a garlic butter sauce. But around 8 I started to pay the price for all this mobility. Ankle started to throb, back started to hurt from all the uneven walking. This called for a Viacodin and an Oberon. Went to lay in bed around 1ish and read a good chunk of "Evil Eyes". I have alot of unanswered questions about the book I'm going to email the author on. But all I know is it's not a good idea for me to read this before bed. It got me so wound up and all I could do is visualize Watts doing his evil on the victims. It took until 6am before I finally fell asleep. I guess this is something I'm going to play in my head for the rest of my life.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

oberon kinda friday

Well gots me my fresh 6er of some fine Bells Oberon and it tatsed sooooo sweet!!!! Gotta love those Bells Beers!!!!!! Finally got in contact with one of the producers of the "Oprah Show" and emailed her the saga of the Watts story and she emailed me back saying it was a great story and they would keep it in mind for a future show. I hope they mean it and it wasn't just a blow off. I really neeed to get the American public educated on Coral Watts, I made that promise and I mean to keep it. I got an advance copy of Corey Mitchells "Evil Eyes" and read alot of it and it's pretty goodd for a person telling the story second hand but he did do his research on him. If you can go spend the 7 bucks and grab the paperback I actually beg you to and then tell a friend, family member or coworker to get it or at least talk to them about Watts. It's by word of mouth that will get that piece of shit known as the most prolific serial killer in US history just like he doesn't want to be known as. Once that is done I do believe he will then and only then start spilling his guts about his countless victims and all those families will finally have closure. I have made my mind up and am going to start writing my book on Monday. I'm going to start the research that I need and I still have a month and a half left off work and I'm going to dedicate 4 to 5 hours a day on it. Sorry I don't have this pic thing quite worked out yet!!!
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