I mentioned before the serendipitous crossing of paths that led to me meeting John Meyer, the President of DOOM
(Ducati Owners of Minneapolis). They wanted to take me out to dinner on Thursday, and I happily obliged. Jon Baklund, DOOM's VP (who also manufactures parts for NASA spacecraft) and his wife Tara picked me up and chauffeured me to and from the restaurant (which meant I could drink without worrying about riding back, woohoo!).
Had a great dinner, lots of laughs and great conversation. Super bunch of guys - and both Jon and John's wives were awesome as well. Both are fortunate to have such wonderful women in their lives. Tara even prepared bottles of infused oils to help ease my injuries. Too sweet. (And now instead of sweat and grease, I smell like potpourri floating effortlessly on a summer breeze.)
The dude in black smiling a little bit like Rob Lowe is Chachi....more to come on our adventures the following night (teaser: I'm still sleep deprived and a little hungover).