AS PROMISED LAST WEEK (SEE ARTICLE BELOW and PHOTO ABOVE), HERE IS THE ROYAL ENFIELD RACER:
MEET PATRICK, FSSNOC #5451
IT IS SO FUN TO PUT A FACE AND A BIKE WITH A NAME ON OUR MEMBERSHIP ROLL. IT'S EVEN MORE FUN WHEN HE DOES ME A GREAT SERVICE ... guess I'm kinda human, right?
Attending a FSSNOC gathering has never failed to absolutely make my day, our gathering at JANUS MOTORCYCLES in Goshen, Indiana was no exception. What a great time, what fun people, what a cool business venue ... to say I was impressed would be an understatement.
Of course, I plan to do a write-up for our quarterly magazine, Thumper News, so I'll leave the details for that media ... but for now, I want to acknowledge my friend, Patrick (shown above), FSSNOC #5451 - IN, for his able assistance in locating a Honda dealer within a half-hour's ride, in fact, he lead us to their front door and in the corner was a Royal Enfield Single Flat-tracker, a champion in 2003 the plaque said, I took a photo, I'll plan to put it on this site at some future date, for sure! Oh, yeah ... I was looking for a quart of Honda 20-W40 HP4 semi-synthetic oil.
My mount for this trip, my 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan, at the 2800 mile mark on that oil change, had decided to sip a tiny bit of oil daily. Definitely not the end of the world, but it had never done that in the 4840 miles prior to the trip. With that in mind, I had decided to forego taking any oil in my pack. Hence, my need to find a Honda dealer mid-trip. I probably should add that this oil consumption is definitely NOT a deal breaker as the total oil displaced amounted to just 1/3 quart in 3494 miles of travel.
With that said, again, I thank Patrick for his service ... and besides that, we did ice cream together before riding over to the dealership ... and Ken Miller, FSSNOC #2079 - IN. bought our ice cream!! See what I mean about these FSSNOC guys and gals ... awesome! Such a treat to see you all, whether it was in North Dakota, Minnesota, or Indiana!
Thank You All for attending! - #000