My First Bike- Jerry (Winter 2017)

“My first bike was a ’73 353 Honda. I purchased it in 1977. It’s the same bike I taught my sister Carolyn how to ride in the GE parking lot off of old Hartford road. My inspiration for getting a bike was my best friend. I rode his, a 1966 250 Harley Davidson. The first bike I ever wrecked I didn’t get seriously injured and fortunately the bike only had a dent on the gas tank. That same friend found me my current bike a 2008 Harley Davidson Fatboy. I have been riding for 40 years. To me riding is therapy. I can clear my mind of all my worries and troubles. Being able to break away from reality for a while and just take a ride is very soothing for me. “-Jerry 


Sweet & Sour Chicken!



3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour         2 green bell peppers,diced

½ teaspoon garlic powder                  ½ teaspoon salt

½ cup ketchup                                     ½ teaspoon pepper

½ cup lemon juice                               1lb boneless skinless chicken cut into cubes

½ cup crushed pineapple                    1/3 cup packed brown sugar

3 tablespoons vegetable oil               3 celery ribs sliced



1.     Combine flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a bowl.

2.     Coat chicken in the the flour mixture.

3.     Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and cook chicken until no longer pink

4.     Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil and cook celery, green peppers and onion until tender

5.     Return the chicken to the skillet

6.     Whisk remaining ingredients in a bowl and pour over the chicken, bring to a bowl. 

7.     Cook vegetables and chicken until heated