Our staging point was the Shell Gas Station at the Kamay Y, just west of Wichita Falls Texas. Just East of the gas station is one of the more popular clubs with the bikers in our area, Bully's. Note the chopper out back on top of the covered m/c parking area.
Kevin is all grins this morning. It was overcast and 62 degrees as we gathered
This is a new addition to Ted's Harley, the backrest. It was a gift to Ted from his wife Inez.
Kevin, Ted. David & Bud as we wait for Rodney to arrive.
Kevin, David, Ted, Bud, Jim & Tammy
Doug giving me the "you Numba one, G.I. " Salute.
Valerie and Doug look around for one of her earrings she lost..
Some of the bikes at the staging point
Getting ready to leave when Rodney gets here
Riders talking prior to departure
Here come two more bikes
Here is Rodney & his daughter Rianne. Vicki, Rodney's wife was on the other bike. He does have a grin doesn't he?
Ted, Gary & Jeanann, Moe & Dennis and Lance is talking to Vicki in the background
The group photo without me....
The group photo with me
The group photo with me
Rianne took the group photo...Thanks Rianne, ya done good. Russ, wearing the Blue Knights TX XX colors, is another Road Captain in the Chapter. Rodney is one also & will be the Road Captain for most of the ride today.
Here's Deborah, Kevin's wife, standing by her lonesome back by their bike.
Here is Lance. His shoulder was bothering him and he ended up not going
Here is Ted ready to go
And we're off. Heading West on US 82 to Seymour Texas where we will meet more folks from Rodney's home town, that will join up & ride to Haskell with us.
Russ (black Harley) and Doug (blue Harley) bring up the rear
Kevin & Deborah on US 82
Coming up on Seymour Texas and our rest stop
In Seymour Texas on the main drag
We pull into the Dairy Queen to wait for the folks from Seymour to join us. The Seymour folks were over at the Shell Station. Here, Gary & Ted have a conversation
Ted in Seymour Texas
Jeanann, Gary's wife, in Seymour Texas. Gary is behind her, lowering his road pegs.
While at the Dairy Queen, we meet these folks from Ft. Worth. Brian rides a Harley and rides it everywhere including cross country. This is Brian holding twin # 1, Kate. Brian's wife, Heather, holds twin #2, Landry. We enjoyed meeting them today and wish them well. Ride safe Brian..
This is Sandra, Matt & Joe. Joe is a former co-worker that I worked with from 77-93. He then moved to Seymour.
This is Ron, Scott & Bob. They are from Seymour. The Harley is Bob's
Rest stop at the Dairy Queen, Seymour Texas
Russ & Rusty. Rusty was there at the DQ and is from Oklahoma. He also rides and we are going to plan a ride to his area and ride with his group. Great meeting you Rusty. Ride safe..
This is Vicki, Rianne & Rodney. They had a great time today. I know, because they told me..(grin) Rianne has that, I'm gonna get his camera and put it somewhere, look. I also know that because she also told me....
Valerie & Richard. They are a lot of fun and I enjoy riding with them..
Bud at the DQ in Seymour Texas
The rest stop in Seymour Texas
Gary, Jeanann & Ted
Tammy & Jim's Harley's
Bud & Jim
Doug & Tammy both give me the Numba one G.I. Salute
Scott & his Valkyrie
Tammy moving on
Jim heading down the road
The mirror shot
Jim on his Harley
Tammy on her Harley
Dennis & Moe on their Harley. They are also members of the Military Green Knights
Ron & Cindy on their Harley
Bob on his Harley
Bob having fun on his Harley. Bob is hilarious and I enjoyed being around him today
Vicki on her Harley
Bob heading South
Tammy on her Harley. Tammy is on the biker website, "Biker or Not" and wanted me to take some new pics of her so she can have an updated picture on the site.
Richard on his Harley
Sandra & David on his Goldwing. They were wanting me to pass them my camera so they could take a pic of me on Ms. Clone. I politely declined..
Doug on his Harley
Joe & Matt on Joe's V-Star.
Ted heading South
Doug heading South
Coming into Haskell Texas
Doug & the otyhers behind me as we enter Haskell Texas
We arrive and some park by the sign
Tammy & Jim at the Red Rooster Restaurant
How does one always stay on the good side of his wife? You get and wear a shirt like Joe's. Crap...Now Janice will be hunting one for me to wear....Thanks Joe...(grin)
The entrance to the Red Rooster Restaurant
We completely filled up one entire room
Inside the Red Rooster Restaurant
This is Mena, our waitress. She was excellant. For more info on the Red Rooster Restaurant, see this link: http://local.yahoo.com/info-28449287-red-rooster-haskell
Some ate from the buffett. it had chicken fried steak, chicken nuggets, sausage, taters & veggies.
Ted waiting for his food. I took a bunch of pics of Ted & his Harley today for his daughter & son-in-law, Vickie & Tim, who live in Ft. Collins Colorado. They have a Harley and go all over. They also have an excellent biker blog. Check it out at: http://www.ourharleydays.blogspot.com/
Bob & Scott say their goodbyes. They had to get back to Seymour. Today started Turkey season and Bob is a hunting Guide.
All former and retired law enforcement officers on the ride today: left to right: Bud, Doug, David, Rodney, me, Russ, Ron & Joe
Getting ready to depart
Rodney heads to his bike
Rianne waits to get on behind Rodney
We leave Haskell and head to Knox City Texas for gas. Vicki up front followed by Rodney & Rianne and Bud in front of me
Ted in Knox City Texas
Russ at Knox City Texas
Sandra, Moe, Joe and Vicki
The view behind
Dennis & Moe entering one of the many curves on the way back
Jim behind me as we enter Seymour Texas
Back at the DQ in Seymour Texas, Russ stands with his passenger, Matt. Matt liked Russ's radio and music..
Ted back in Seymour Texas
Last one Rianne, I promise
Vicki at the DQ in Seymour Texas
Getting ready to leave and head back to Wichita Falls Texas
Jim takes a pause that refreshes. Those drinks were good now that it was warm
Joe, just before we headed out. It was great seeing him and the family today
Some of us went home via Archer City Texas. Bud, Gary & Jeanann, and Ted, left us in Seymour and rode straight back to Wichita Falls.
Final picture of this post is of Russ, leading us home. I want to thank everybody that came with us today. You helped make this a successful ride and Rodney & Vickie were very happy that so many of their friends showed up to welcome Rodney back. But that's what you do. You take care of your own and Rodney is like family to us and now back with us. Thanks to all of you that prayed for him following his heart attack. God answered our prayers. I told Vicki to mark it on her calendar that next year, we will have the 2nd Annual Rodney Recovery Ride. She said that sounded great. So....
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