Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sturgis NO!!!

Sturgis…….is a no go…this saddens me very much…it’s that pesky thing call work again…it’s like a double edge sword…

the job gives you the money to go on such rides but it also has the POWER to take away the dream at the drop of the hat.

You might remember from one of my older post

that the company I work for, AT&T, may be going on strike

in August, August 8th to be exact. Well I meant to save an email I got from work the other day and post it here (sorry I lost it) but it basically said that since I’m management I have to be able to be in Connecticut

within 24 hours of the strike date…yea you guessed it, that’s just about the time I had planed to be at Sturgis…this would make it almost impossible (due to the long ride) for me to get my bike home then catch a flight to Connecticut in time. So, you see, I have no choice but to cancel my trip this year…but there is always next year. Well till next time…ride safe.
Big Al


Annie said...

Well, on the bright side...Sturgis will be there next year, and the year after, and the year after.

We're not going to make it this year either, instead we have some back surgery to look forward to.

IowaHarleyGirl (Stephanie) said...

Darn it! It would have been fun meeting you. There is always next year for ya even though I probably won't be making that one! :) I'm sure we'll meet out there somewhere on the open road!

Best of luck with the strike if it happens. I remember strikes from when my father worked for John Deere. He was on both sides of the fence at different times during his life. From strike pay to nails in his tires because he was management.

kathy said...

I've heard a lot of bikers and mc bloggers who can't make it to Sturgis this year because of work (or lack of work). Sturgis wasn't in the cards for me this year either.

Hope things go well with your pending strike. I'm in management too and that extra responsibility really bites sometimes.

Lyn Hernandez said...

I am sorry for you not going and cheering because you are coming to CT. New Haven County here so let me know and I will assist in any way I can. I am sure you probably are set already.

the rider said...

Bad luck on the Sturgis trip, I was looking forward to reading about it. Work can be a pain in the butt sometimes!

mq01 said...

i had to cancel this yrs trip too. theres always next year, and that will be a big anniversary year :)

B.B. said...

No Sturgis for us this year either. The only next year I'll be comfortable enough (I think) to ride my own out there!
Hope all the strike crap works out ok!

iBria said...

Too bad Sturgis will be back.

States I’ve traveled to over the years

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