It all began as www.anysoldier.com conducted their first Motorcycle rally.
What had planned on being a quick flight to StLouis from the all mighty Washington DC turned into the over burner weekend and flight from hell. (IF YOU MISSED THIS RALLY, YOU CAN ALWAYS DONATE TO ANYSOLDIER ANYTIME!)
I arrived at the airport at 0400 (who goes to airport this early?) then hung around until the pencil neck at US Scareways (oops US Airways) told me at 0600 that my flight was canceled due to crew rest. OK, I m cool with non sleepy pilots flying, especially since I will be crashed out on the plane but may just by chance could they have freaking told me this at the love of god 0400??? Then I could have got on one of two other flights to St Louis. Nope. Just pencil neck telling me that I can have my ticket refunded or go to Pittsburg (yuk) and sit for 6 hours then go to St Louis. (dear US Airways, you suck).
I thought hum, how about I beat you into a pulp until you get a rested crew to fly all of us who were here at 0400 to St Louis? So then I called Marty at AnySoldier and I felt like I had to tell him his dog died. I felt like crap as the AnySoldier rally was kicking off and they held up for yours truly…..I felt like an assbag! Thanks again US shitways. So as I sat trying to get a little sleepy sleep, the airport big mole haired toilet cleaning lady decided to sit next to me and spill out here life story. Seriously, I looked above my head to see if some ass hat put a “Tell this guy your worldly problems before you kill yourself” sign over me.
Finally after 6 hours of hell, my flight was called. “Boarding section 5” (I was section 1) as I nearly pushed my way onto the airplane with the cleaning lady following me spewing something about money that she needed……..
Walking off the plane about 20 feet I ran into “Taco” thats LtCol Taco for you that didn’t know and Taylor Batten aka “Gunny” and it was a great surprise. Enjoy a big cigar and cruise through some of my old posts to get to know them both. As I changed clothes damn near in the middle of the USO at the airport, we were on a beautiful 2007 Harley Fat Boy donated by “Docs Harley Davidson” http://www.docsharleydavidson.com/. Then we began to ride until……..it rained and kept raining. For the love of god the skies opened (that cleaning lady had something to do with this) but after it let up a bit (not) we pushed through it and dried out in about 10 miles.
With, Harry, Leon, Kriss,Taco and Marty cruising in a pack, the day couldn’t get any better. Thank you all who went above and beyond to make this all happen, Marty, Sue, Della, Terry, Wentzville Police (great guys), everyone at “Docs”, the entire Batten family and everyone else that gave a crap to make a difference, you did! The day ended with a great BBQ and AnySoldier coming out on top once again. P.S if you see my butt on the road, I need it. Maj Pain