About ten years ago while attending a military retirement dinner I met this cutey and after talking and dating and sleeping on her dam couch for a few months we (she) finally decided she'd keep me for a while.
We are definetly outdoor folks as one can tell by the toys settin around here: 3 bikes, 2 snowmobiles, motorhome, pontoon boat and fifteen fishing poles!!
Joyce (herein refered to as Lovie) started her military life in the Navy as a corpman and then went into the Army Reserve program as no less than a Drill Sgt. I think she liked being one of the first in the 84th but she isn't really suited to be a DS. So from there she went into a training school as an Instructor in the Primary Leadership Course...again as one of the first females to instruct in that area. Having enough of that she then proceeded to become a First Sergeant of a Medical unit and at the same time completed the Sergeants Major Accademy.
How Lovie got into biking is a story in itself. She walks by one day and sees me on the computer looking at bikes on EBay. So she says, ' If you buy one of those things you better buy two cuz I'm not riding behind you'!
So, take her to Madison where she picks out a real neat Kawy Drifter 800. I rode it home for her and she says, 'What do I do with it'. Explain the controls, she jumps on and hits the hay field for a test spin. Next day she puts 200 miles on it. She was hooked.
She really likes to ride and we've made a few distance trips, like this summer we were out to the Bad Lands and did just over 2,000 miles.
Told her that if we were going to do trips like that she needed a bigger bike. So last month she picked up her 2007 Goldwing! Now that's a bike she really likes to ride, besides she can carry her own junk now!!
I did eight years active duty with the military police and saw service in Greenland, Austin Texas, Ft. Dix NJ, Thailand, Laos, Germany, France, Oakland CA, and finally Korea. After ETSing I attended many of the riots in Madison with the college students, only I was on the right side of the line. After Madison I worked covert narcotics with the State and then really messed up and accepted an appointment as a Chief of Police. Way to political as time went on. Did that for twenty years and fianlly retired.
Now we live out in the country with the deer and turkeys our dog and two cats. If we see three cars go down the road, which is 1/2 mile from the house we wonder where the parade is.
This is my current ride: 2002 1800 Illusion Red (Red Devil) Gets that name because it likes to miss-behave. Goes a little to fast, throws sparks from the boards.
This is Joyce's 2007 :
So....ride safe, ride often and ride because there are those willing to stand for us and give us the freedom to do so!!
chieftopcop has been a member of our motorcycle community for 9 years, 40 days. chieftopcop's home location for riding is Wisconsin.