Tipton ride

Back in December our pumper was rolled on the way to a fire. The company that is repairing it, Renewed Peformance Inc., is located in North Central Indiana near Tipton. Several of us decided to take advantage of some great weather and ride up to look at the progress of the truck.

We met at the fire station for a 10am departure. Monty would lead on the way up.

I had presumed we would just ride straight there and back. I was pleasantly surprised when we veered north at Martinsville. Monty took us up IN-267 to IN-32 near Lebanon, then headed east. Here we are having a break at the IN-32/US31 intersection.

Arriving at RPI.

Pictures of the pumper under repair:

One of the major upgrades we're having done is this top-mount pump panel...as Micah is demonstrating. We're also adding integrated ladder compartments, and rescue style doors. The truck should be more functional now.

This past January we were award an Assistance to Firefighters Grant for a new minipumper. It will be similar to this truck, except it will be a standard cab with another compartment where the rear door is. RPI is also building it, so you can be guaranteed of more motorcycle trips.

Here are the remains of our former pumper body.

Following the visit at RPI we rode into Tipton and had lunch at the Pizza Shack.

When we finished lunch I was informed I would be leading back. I decided to take an eastern route around Indianapolis. Here we are taking a break in Greenfield.

Stopped again just east of Columbus.

293 miles. Firetrucks...great scenery...a great crew...a great ride!

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