My friend Phil Zarns had me stop by his blog to talk about Ride On. He got a few questions in and we cut it off. He is from Sweden (actually MN put married a Swedish gal and they do lots over there.) He also wrote a great book about Music and Faith. It is the only book I know that you listen to a song while you read. It called ‘The Soundtrack of Your Life’.
A friend of mine and fellow pastor, Joseph Fehlen, has recently written a book about becoming a motorcyclist and some of the thoughts about Jesus it has inspired. I enjoyed the book and would like to do my part in promoting it.
I did an interview with him and here are the results:
In two sentences explain your book and in one sentence tell why a complete stranger should read it…
Friends I wanted you to know that I am lining up some interviews with several blogs of my friends to help give exposure to my book Ride On. This will also help give you exposure to a wide variety of people who you might not know exist. I have not nailed down all the exact dates and times but I do have the first one set. It is with my friend Jeff Weddle blog called ‘Anti-Itch Medication‘ this next Monday May 6th. He is the pastor at the Rhinelander Bible Church and our kids are in the same class.
You will love some of the questions he asked…like, “Since you became a biker have you ever shot someone?” Get ready for some fun as we get Ride On out to a broader audience.
I also am lining up the following blogs..no dates set yet:
Brandon Carleton :: @bcthegeek :: Better known as Justin Beiber’s brother at @thelostbeiber
John Fehlen :: @johnfehlen :: He ain’t heave he’s my brother
Brent Walters :: @bikermonkeyblog :: One of the coolest motorcyclist I have never met!
Don’t see your blog on here and want to be in the tour just let me know and we can hook it up!
I almost forgot to tell you all that I got a “Gold Star” award for the book cover of Ride On! The Book Designer is a blog that I lived on during the writing of my book. I suggest Joel’s expertise to everyone that needs help with layout, design and general book production. He is a wealth of generous knowledge.
I submitted my cover which was designed by Adam Flecther Bradley to his site’s monthly critique of covers from Joel. He then posts all the covers from independent authors and makes comments, good and bad, on some. He then highlights a few that are a bit above the rest. Well that is where I got a gold star.
And who doesn’t like a gold star? I loved to get them when I was young in grade school and still like them today. Check out the site and see if you think he made a good choice compared to the rest.
Yesterday was the day… i couldn’t take it any longer. I pulled her out from the back corner of the garage and into the light. What I saw was a bike badly in need of a cleaning.
The chickens I have growing in the garage, waiting for the snow to thaw, have stirred up the dust. So I got some window cleaner out and gave the tank a wipe. You can see the difference. I sprayed and wiped the whole bike down.
After that i thought, “what do I have to lose?” And put the battery in, charged it up and gave it a start. I took her for a spin around the drive way and out on the road. I didn’t get more than 100 yards before the gravel and snow banks became a nuisance.
I also just had shorts and t-shirt on and it was under 40° outside. And I never checked the tire pressure or chain. So back into the garage for a full night on the charger.
I needed to get that out of the way before it snows again this week.
Today we have a guest submission which is worthy of sharing. Guys, we must remember that there are only two things that hold our society together; the love of commitment we have for our wives, and riding motorcycles. OK, maybe not the riding thing. But the other thing is vital. She may not always love us, but we must always love her.