Tennessee Travels

There’s no place I’d rather be than right here in Tennessee

5 Star Motorcycle Mondays Japanese

Motorcycle Monday ‘s is always a blast. It was Japanese bike night and I can’t believe I didn’t take pictures of my R1. Oh well. Was happy to see our bud Angel of Motorcycle Mania take home the prize for his one of a kind Suzuki. Congrats amigo!  

Ride Chicago Intermediate Sept

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2015

(“On Sunday September 27th 2015, more than 36,918 smartly-dressed gentlefolk in 410 cities from 79 countries will straddle the saddles of their café racers, bobbers, scramblers and other marvellous custom motorcycles to raise awareness and help fund the cure for prostate cancer. -www.gentlemansride.com) The fine dressed up motorcycle community came out in droves wearing their Sundays best AND for a great cause. What a great way to spend a cloud covered Sunday. I uncovered the O’l Buffalo and woke it […]

Tail of the Dragon 2015

Once again we had an awesome trip down to Tennessee/North Carolina roads also known as Deals Gap aka The Tail of the Dragon. The roads were beautiful and the weather was great. The Ride Chicago, crew “JBear”, “Mr T” and the misses, were also on their game riding up and down the Smokey Mountains. No major incidents. We lost a man “The Violator” to a bad shoulder sprain. If we had to lose a man, this is the way to do […]

Ride Chicago Intermediate Class July 2015

    The morning was just right, Sun is up and the bikes lined up. All ready to roll on and ride the course. We had an excellent time of riding. Pushing are limits while learning important riding skills.

Katy and the Urban Ped

    A moped ( MOH-ped) is a small motorcycle, generally having a less stringent licensing requirement than motorcycles, or automobiles, because mopeds typically travel about the same speed as bicycles on public roadways. Strictly speaking, mopeds are driven by both an engine and by bicycle pedals, but in common usage and in many jurisdictions the term moped is used for any moped-sized motorcycle even if it does not have pedals. The word moped is a portmanteau of “motor” and […]

Jocelyn Quinceanera

Noah Turns 7

    Another great party in the books. Thank you friend’s for coming out to Noah’s party. Our special kid was happy as can be. The weather cleared up and the kids were extra happy and excited. Dual bouncy houses are still the kid’s favorites and some grown up’s too. I hope they all slept as well as we did. We’re all partied out! Whew! We’ll have to figure out how to incorporate a water slide for the next one.

Strat’s Memorial Meet

    We at Strats would like to thank Ride-Chi and Nowak Designs Inc (donating the decals) for helping us organize this memorial for Miranda and Matt. Tonights event was spectacular to say the least. We were able to raise $1,800 in just 2 hrs tonight from your very much appreciated donations. All of the monies will be going to the families to help assist with their expenses they have acquired. If you were not able to be here with […]