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There are quite a few stories on patrickWeb about the Trike. It was a sad day whey I sold it, but a happy day to get the can-am Spyder RT Limited. I cannot say it is better than a Harley, but it is a completely different experience, and I like it, a lot! The person who bought the Trike on eBay is a fine gentleman and we have corresponded frequently by email. The weather forecast was excellent so I dropped him an email suggesting we might meet for breakfast on Sunday morning. He liked the idea and invited a friend of his who also has a Trike. Google Maps suggested that Bethlehem, PA would be roughly equidistant and I knew a great place there for breakfast — Billy’s Downtown Diner. I have a special place in my heart for Bethlehem. I spent four years there as an engineering student at Lehigh University and subsequently gained my first full-time job there at IBM. My wife of 45 years and I lived in our first house in Bethlehem.
Bill and George, my new Trike friends, were a pleasure to meet. Kindred spirits, for sure. They had quite an impressive array of tech gadgets on their trikes including advanced GPS receivers, a real-time engine monitoring display, and LED lighting. We had a good time talking about motorcycles, rides, and of course healthcare. When we got to the discussion of Social Security and Medicare, I mentioned I had just turned 68. They said I was merely a baby compared to them. I won’t cite any more specific ages, but I can say that the sum of our ages is 220! I was inspired by my friend’s enthusiasm.
This post would not be complete without a comment or two about Billy’s Downtown Diner. They have an amazing piece of technology that produces great orange juice. They drop oranges in the top and out comes fresh juice. I don’t know where the peels go. When it comes to the food, the menu has something for everyone — unless you have any dietary concerns. If I ate there regularly, I would qualify as a congestive heart failure patient in my research study! However, I don’t think having Huevos Rancheros a few times a year will kill me. Ingredients?
Huevos Rancheros: Corn tortilla topped with refried beans, chorizo sausage, melted pepper jack and cheddar cheese with two fried eggs, guacamole and green chiles. Served with Idaho homefries.
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