Mr. Burgess and I Share A Moment

Tonto Basin, AZ (April 10, 2017) - When people ask if I have named my motorcycle I respond, "Mr. Burgess!" The quizzical looks require that I explain. 

On December 15, 2006 an 82 year old driver in a Lincoln Town Car pulled out in front of me at an intersection in Mint Hill, NC. The result was a destroyed Honda GL-500 Silver Wing and a major injury to my left shoulder (AC joint). As I was being loaded into an ambulance I was smiling and grinning. "I am getting a BRAND NEW motorcycle, and THAT guy is going to pay for it!" 

It probably wasn't a nice thing to say, but it was true. About 15 months later I purchased a zero mileage Honda ST1300 with the proceeds of the insurance settlement. It just seemed appropriate that the driver that nearly killed me should be remembered by naming the cycle for him. Hence, "Mr. Burgess" and I began our joint odyssey back and forth across America. 

Tour Updates

Sunday night - Arrived at Gold Hill just after 11 PM. Total mileage of this trip was over 8,100 miles. Many people helped out, and without that help I could not have even started, much less finish it. Look for photos, articles, and memorial notes to start appearing tomorrow. 

Tweeting Around America

November 20, 2016 - Although I opened the account early this spring, I had not really explored the Twitter nest until last week. This communications tool of the Millennials seems to be more of the same confusing crap that, for me at least, has accented the ever hardening generation gap between them and my Baby Boomers group. I still don't embrace Facebook and the other iconic social media enterprises, but this Twitter thing has finally gotten my attention.

Patches Are In

August 19, 2016 - I finally have an order of 3" embroidered patches on hand. Anyone that donates $15 or more gets one. Click the red DONATE button on the upper right side of this page. It will take you to PayPal where you can use your PayPal account, credit or debit card to send a few dollars. 

Your support really is appreciated. Make sure to give me a valid address so that I can send your patch via US mail. 

Thanks,

 

Answering The Call

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