Sunday marked the January 2013 Freeze Yer Buns Ride for the Fort Worth HOG Chapter! As most Texans will tell you, "You never know what the weather will do in Texas"! And that is not a misstatement! When we should be bundled up with frozen fingers and icy breath, Texas threw its sudden surprise giving us a beautiful riding day in the high 60s. The ride was planned with freezing or near-freezing temperatures in mind and was kept short for that reason. Wind chills can tear you down pretty quickly so the ride was only a couple of hours today. Winter landscapes without greenery (or snow) were the focus of the local ride. We had about 40 bikes on this one and I would presume that was due to the great weather. No complaints from anyone though.
After the ride, the weather had warmed up so nicely that Jim and Pat wanted to keep riding. They asked me if I wanted to go with them to Hico, TX, and get some homemade pie at the Koffee Kup. The ride is right at 150 miles round trip and would make a superb afternoon cruise. Pat insisted that I call Margaret and see if she wanted to come, which she did, so we stopped by the house to pick her up. We had a great time, a great ride, a great friendship, and a great pie! While in Hico we stopped at a "Billy" statue and snapped a couple of pictures. I think it is supposed to represent Billy the Kid but the plaque only reads "Billy". It was disheartening when the ride came to an end and we parted ways to go home after such a wonderful day.