Torpedoes in the Mousetrap

The day 6 US Navy torpedoes fell off a truck on the Highway

By: Old AlAug 17, 2020

Since the boys are still gone and have temporarily abandoned their blog I shall keep it hi-jacked. Maybe even charge them a ransom when they return.

Following my last column I will continue with long distance stories and wisdom. It might have been the same trip as the previous article or maybe the next Florida trip. We had left Nashville headed back to Denver, we rode all of 140 miles to Paducah, KY when I saw a large motel with a pool and liquor store. As it was already getting hot we called it a day and checked in. The gal at the desk told us they had a band in the bar that night and the restaurants special was prime rib. She gave us a room right outside the pool. We spent the rest of they day at the pool and our beers.

We stayed up pretty late that night and slept kind of late in the morning. By the time we got packed and loaded up it was pushing 10 am. We rode in the heat till about 6pm when we followed a rain storm home. It was nice and cool and we rode all night. Breakfast was in Limon, CO at daybreak. As we got close to Denver the bikes radio kept talking about the “torpedoes in the mousetrap.” I know I was tired but I couldn’t figure out what they were talking about. I got home around 7:30 that morning, 1,051 miles later. When I got home I unloaded the bike, made coffee, and turned on the TV. At that point they showed a rolled over semi that spilled a load of Navy torpedoes in the intersection of I25 and I70, the intersection is called the mouse trap here in Denver (Full story on 9News).

Thanks for reading,

Old Al

Old Al
It’s pretty odd how I came into motorcycles as my father couldn’t stand them.  But as life moves on, things change. Now here I am, still riding. It’s been a long road, 55 years riding and 116 bikes later, and now writing a column for this site. What a long strange trip it’s been.
  • Torpedos in the mousetrap, haha. Love it. Think it’s awesome that you and Bobby are so close and ride together, cool thing to share. Cheers, Joe Williams