The Elks Club has a poker run today for Veterans. I've ridden the route many times, but I have a couple of friends in the Elks that want me to ride it and the 3 of us are Veterans. The thang is I hate doing poker runs and have done many of them over the years. I have even organize a couple to help friends with medical bills and funeral expenses. Years ago they where fun getting together with the riding community for a cause. But back then I new 30 or 40 of the people riding, now I know 3 or 4. Those days have passed me by it's a time when I was younger. It's just not fun anymore, I don't even like going to bars anymore and I spent many hours in bars. All the waitresses and bar tenders knew me by name and I knew theirs. They would fix my drink as soon as I walked in the door. There was many times they would close the bar, lock the doors and a special few of us would party until day light. But again those days are gone, I got old and grew up a little. Getting old is not a option, but growing up is. I ain't going on the poker run. I'll ride by and pay the entry fee have a drink then come home.