I can’t insist that Hayes stop by my corner office at the Java Moose Espresso Café here in Grand Marais so I can take his photo to promote the NHS Outlaw Run on Saturday. So these photos from my 2009 Outlaw Run photo album will have to suffice.
I love it how the Northfield Historical Society and the DJJD committee are sneaky smart. Yes, they make sure we celebrate the ‘defeat’ part of the Defeat of Jesse James Days, especially with tributes to Joseph Lee Heywood.
But we all know—wink-wink—that the outlaws are the real draw. Heh.
- The NHS Outlaw Motorcycle Run is a great idea and a big hit, fundraising-wise, for NHS. I’ve ridden it and it’s fun. The event has its own Facebook page.
- Every Girl Loves an Outlaw t-shirts were introduced recently
- This year the two organizations are introducing a James-Younger 1876 Rye Ale, also complete with its own Facebook page. Some members of the James-Younger gang were reportedly intoxicated during their bungled robbery attempt on that fateful day in 1876, so it’s especially fitting that:
A special preview of the beer will be made available during the Northfield Historical Society’s Outlaw Run motorcycle rally on August 27.
Hopefully, Outlaw Run participants will drink responsibly (for me on a motorcycle, that means non-alcoholic beer) and no one will bungle their ride.
But let’s give props to both the Northfield Historical Society and the DJJD committee for increasingly finding more ways for people celebrate the true fun part of DJJD: mayhem! And no, I’m not being sarcastic.
More progress: The new line of shirts on sale at the
Northfield Historical Society Rare Pair don’t use the word ‘defeat’ at all, just the phrase “Jesse James Days.”
Yesterday’s Outlaw Run Motorcycle Rally was a vrooming success, attracting 180 riders (triple the numbers from last year) under cool sun-drenched skies. Kudos to Northfield Historical Society Executive Director Hayes Scriven, KYMN Radio’s Jeff Johnson, and all the volunteers for a very well-run event.
Northfield Historical Society Executive Director Hayes Scriven has joined the Twittersphere, just in time for tomorrow’s Outlaw Run. He says he’ll be tweeting throughout the day’s events. We’ll see. I’ll be riding in the event, checking his tweets and providing him instant feedback via my Twitter-enabled motorcycle helmet. You too can follow Hayes on Twitter.
I was having a Barack Obama-type foreign beer on the Contented Cow’s outdoor patio with my sweetie last week and saw motorcyclists Cathy Collison, owner of Glass Garden Beads, chatting with Eric Hope, co-owner of Digs in the back parking lot.
I think I heard them making plans to attend the Northfield Historical Society’s 2009 Outlaw Run Motorcycle Rally on Aug. 22.
No, Eric’s not on a 1964 Honda SuperHawk 305 similar to the one Robert Pirsig rode on his trip in Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. It’s a Honda Sport CB160.