Monday, April 07, 2008

Road House Cycles 101

This weekend I accompanied Tom to Post Falls Idaho. He was going there to teach a 101 class (The Art of Hearing God). This class helps you to discover the different ways God speaks to you as well a strong emphasis on character. For the first time ever this class was held in a motor cycle dealership called Road House Cycles. The owners, Scott and Jinny Lyon, were gracious enough to allow the class to be held in the basement of their store. They cleared out all the motorcycles and moved them upstairs, which made their main showroom very crowded. They didn’t ask for any money, but sacrificed time, space, bathrooms, etc.

It all started out with Sherry, who is a teacher, but had no venue to teach. She was talking to Jinny about the class. Sherry mentioned she was having a hard time finding a place to host the class. Jinny didn’t hesitate and the rest is history.

It was fun to be there with Tom. Before he taught on Sunday morning, he asked me to come up. Very few people knew who he was and he thought telling them a story about us would break the ice. We told the story of how we got together. It was great fun and the people just laughed.

If you are ever in Post Falls, stop in and say hi to Scott and Jinny. Not only are they kind hearted people, but they have a nice shop. Below are some pictures I took.


Sherry is pictured on the right in red thanking the owners, Scott and Jinny.


Look at all the cool bikes. Because we were using their extra showroom, everything was packed in the main showroom. Normally they have a lot more room.
This chopper won 1st place in the Spokane Orange County Cycles Custom Motorcycle Show.


This is what it looked like before the class started. I teased them because we were in a motorcycle shop and I said it looked so girlie.


It filled up quickly. The place really packed out.
This is Sherry posing with the only manly thing left downstairs - Arnold cutout.

© Nadine Z. 2008

28 comments:

Cherrye said...

Fun! Have you ever ridden on a bike, Nadine? I would surely roll over!

di.di said...

good that everything went as planned... have a great monday!

The Blogger Formerly Known as Scarlet... said...

Great pics! I was looking for one of you on the 1st place chopper, but apparently you were too busy behind the camera. :)

No wonder your posts are so inspirational; you hear God. Sketching is fun, but I'd like to learn more about the art of hearing God.

Penless Thoughts said...

Praise God for his goodness in providing the location and then the good turn out.
Susan

Alene said...

Wow that place looks like so much fun. How cool to use it for God's glory?!!! May the Lord continue to bless and use you. Have an awesome week.

the160acrewoods said...

wow! that looks likea blast! and it sounds like you had fun!!!! hehe and I'm surprised you weren't on one chopper either!

SaraLynn said...

How fun! Very cool bikes! I always admire them from afar! too chicken to ride one...hehehe
It looks like quite a crwd! Glad it turned out well!

BTW- I have given you an award from mt blog here
http://saralynn-kookykids.blogspot.com/

Art said...

That was great of them to give you the room. I hope it was a blessed experience!

Kristen Andrews said...

wow that looks like a lot of fun and very generous of them.

PinksandBluesGirls said...

Great photos! I love the last one with the photo of Arnold! That is hilarious.
Best,
Audrey

Dawn said...

What an interesting place to hold a class! I hope they sold some of those many bikes during the day!

Erin said...

Glad you had a good time. What a blessing that they gave you that space to use.

EM said...

The Art of Hearing God happens in all locations! It sounds like you had a wonderful time! We missed you on Sunday, but knew that you were where you were suppose to be!

I'm jealous though, I would have loved to see all the bikes up close and personal!

A Woman Who is: said...

Looks like you guys had a fun weekend! Church in a coffee house, conference in a motorcycle shop, I love that God keeps pushing us outside of our boxes. Dan is going to drool when he sees this post. He definitely would have gone for a test drive.

Jacki said...

Somehow I don't think I would ever take my husband there. I'd never get him out!! He loves motorcycles.

Knit-Wit said...

What a way to draw in men! You can promise them a look at some cool bikes when they come in to hear God's message. I'm sure the owners will be blessed because of there generosity.

Strider said...

That was cool and unique.

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

How cool - and how NICE of them to let you use their space.

jennifer said...

Sounds like fun! The owners were so generous!

Jennifer

It's All Good! said...

God bless Scott and Jinny! That was great of them to help you out like that. Looks like you had a great turnout of people hungry for God!
Brenda :)

palmtreefanatic said...

oh wow! look at all those bikes! what a great place to have it!

Elle*Bee said...

Isn't it wonderful when things just come together (I'm not a big believer in coincidences).

Tammy said...

How awesome that they volunteered part of their store like that!

I just got back from our road trip...whew...and posted Part 1!
Overall, it was a wonderful adventure, but we're a little wiped out this week! ;)

Knitting Mania said...

Wow, my husband Pat would just love going to a conference in this amazing shop!!! He's an old Harley biker-man from back in the day.

I think he's dreaming of another one someday in MT! :)

Debz said...

Isn't is amazing where God can lead us sometimes if we obey His voice!? Glad everything went well.
Great shots, did you take one for a spin? You"d look good on one of those choppers! LOL

mims said...

very cool!

jenn

Damselfly said...

Having a class like that in a motorcycle shop is genius! Cool pix.

Kate said...

Ohhhh, I totally missed this post!!! I would have loved to be there. I think I would hear the Lord clearly say "Kathryn my dear (he calls me Kathryn), take your pick of any motorcycle on the lot...yours is a few years old, it's time for an upgrade." Oh yeah! Talk about hearing from God! Wooo Hooo