Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Day 4 Lone Star Biker Bash 2011
We are leaving Alvin Tx. today, and riding to The Hill Country. Plans are to eat in Lockhart. Lockhart is the Barbecue Capital of Texas. Beautiful day, and perfect riding weather. Mother nature is really being nice to us. We get to Lockhart around 12:30 and Tom suggest we eat at Black's this time. We had tried Smitty's the last time we were here. Pretty good line of people at Black's, and we make it longer. Looks like it is Mr. Black's Birthday and we are going to get to eat some of his Birthday cake. Mmmmm, my favorite. We all get our share of barbecue, and it was really good. Can we take a nap now??? Nope, we have miles to make, so we are on the bikes and ready to head onward. We pull out, and turn the corner and get down the road a little bit, and see that we are missing some of our riders. I look at my phone and Diana had text me that Allen had dropped his bike. Said he was fine....but the bike was flooded. We turn around and head back. By the time we get back, the bike starts, and Allen assures us he is fine. Said he just watched the bike slowly go down. So glad it wasn't anything bad. OK, now we will get on down the road. We lose Jud & Linda at San Marcos as they are going to spend some time with their son. Hate to see them leave, but maybe we will meet up tomorrow on the way home. Traffic was pretty bad as we get to San Antonio. Chris & Diana get caught several cars back from us, and we try to tell them on the radio where to cut off the highway. They don't make the cut, and I am trying to get hold of Diana to tell her where we are. Finally we are able to text each other and before you know it, Spydie has made it back with the group. I really don't know what we would do without our iPhones. :) Back together we make it to Bandara. Chuck wants to take everyone to the Oldest Bar in Texas. We park and attempt to go into the bar. They have live music today, and there is a $10 cover charge. Not that we are cheap or anythign, but really!!!! It's just a bar....a very OLD bar, with lots of dust....LOL. Group decision was to not do that, so we go to the little soda shop that is above the bar. Sitting down and drinking a coke and eating some ice cream was a good alternate idea. Sure do wish they could have seen the place, but we will just have to make a return trip and do that next year. We get back on the bikes and head on north. The ride was really nice, and the consensus was that this is just a pretty cool place to ride. They didn't even get to ride the "Twisted Sister".