CONTOS' CROSSROADS 123
There are two welcome major changes heading into November; first the weather is cooler and dryer and second the price of gasoline has plummeted and seems to be continuing to do so for at least the short term, foreseeable future. I know that for anyone north of Florida, it probably cooled too much to ride but here in South Florida our best riding season has only just begun!
I started this past month by taking a ride with my good friend Jody from On The Road Again. If you don't already know her, you might remember her from last month's article, Peace Girl Rides!!! First we rode over to Bike Nite at Chit Chats to check out some live music. Afterwards we rode over to the all new and improved Mickey's Tiki Bar in Pompano Beach, Florida where we met up with the owner, Alan Brownfeld.
I hadn't seen all the improvements made to Mickey's yet and I can say I was very impressed! The place looks great with an all new paint job, new bathrooms and new canopy out back. It's pretty much a whole new bar! We had a great time and Alan invited us to his 1st Annual Halloween Haunt.
I also met up with Jerry Goodner who invited us to the Sunday service at Mickey's Tiki with the Saints Motorcycle Ministry at The Wind Rider Church. G and I rode together the following Sunday to the services, on The Sporty Known As "Grace", and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! Jerry conducts the services every Sunday and you'll be seeing more of him in this magazine when we catch up again to shoot his beloved Panhead! We also met up with Huck, from Wheels On The Road and Go Far magazines, at the Sunday service. It was great meeting you Huck!
Afterwards G and I rode up and down the coastal road A1A and stopped on the way home for ice cream. You can see by our smiles that we thoroughly enjoyed that as well!
I also ran into my dear old friend Marysia at The Halloween Haunt at Mickey's. Marysia was the first person I met in the South Florida motorcycling community 20 years ago back in 1994. We first met while drag racing northbound on I-95 (Please don't try this at home!) at speeds in excess of 100mph! She was in a red convertible and I was on my dearly departed Softail Betsy! After the race she had me follow her to Mickey's where we talked out back until 4:30am then went back to her place, where her son was throwing a rave party, so she could cook up a couple of steaks! I've been at home in the crazy State of Florida ever since!
C-ya... next month at the Crossroads!