This time I rode with the Cowtown Motorcycle Group to the Horny Toad Cafe. It was my first ride with them and I must say the group was fantastic! Everyone was very welcoming, genuine, and full of life. I met a bunch of new people that I look forward to spending time and riding with again. The ride was well planned to have rest and fuel stops along the way for even the smallest tank.
We had a safety meeting and went over road protocols for safe riding for any new people that might not have much group riding experience. I was impressed with the group and have already RSVP'd for another ride with them. If you are in the North Texas area, DFW, and surrounding areas, I would encourage you to take a ride with the group, you will love it. I want to make mention that you can ride any brand or style of bike with Cowtown. It's about the ride and people, not the type of bike.
Cold Early On
Temperatures in the early morning were reading 39 when I left the house with the forecast saying 70 for the high. With the wind chill, I was a bit frosty when I got to the QT. Exposed parts of my body became sore from the extreme cold when riding at speed. I warmed up quickly and by the time the group took off I was able to remove my face mask. Later it was warm enough to the point I even took off my jacket. You couldn't have asked for a more perfect riding day for February than we experienced.
Memorial Day Survey
The ride was planned with more than just riding to The Toad. Our road captain stopped at a couple of cemeteries along the way to look for resting spots of fallen soldiers. He wanted to add them to his list for the Cowtown Motorcycle Group Memorial Day run. They go to remote cemeteries and leave flags on the resting places of soldiers that may have been overlooked. The thoughtfulness of this moved me and gave me a good insight into the heart of this group. We did the usual thing that bikers do upon arrival, talk about bikes, experiences, laugh, eat, get to know one another, etc. before heading out home.