Recently we took a ride with the Friendship Riders before the ice storm rolled in. Everything worked out perfectly both time and weather-wise. We knew a cold front was soon to arrive but would be proceeded by a couple of days of 70+ degree weather. One of the group's organizers felt the same way. So he planned a ride to take advantage of possibly the last comfortable riding day of the year.
Clouds And Horizons
This ride lasted all day and took us southwest of Fort Worth into some incredible pasture lands. We crossed quite a few cattle guards to get to the side roads and the result was incredible. At one point we rode along the side of a large hill for miles that fronted a pasture that stretched over the horizon. The cloud formations were incredible as well. This was from the cold front slowly moving in mixing with the warm air. The combination of sky and landscape made for very majestic scenery.
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center And Rough Creek Lodge
We stopped at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center for a break and took in a fantastic view of the valley. We then headed for Rough Creek Lodge for lunch. This place was very upscale and very biker friendly too! One of the administrators met us as we rolled in and greeted us with smiles and the utmost courtesy. We sat down in huge chairs that had embroidered pillows. There were homemade chips in paper cones and individually sealed glass condiment jars. The iced tea was flavored with some herb, don't know what it was but it was wonderful. The lunch menu consisted of 3 items and was prepared by an executive chef. Everyone seemed to fully enjoy the experience and food.
One Of My Favorite Local Rides
Maybe it was just because we hadn't ridden in a while on a nice day-long trip, but this ride was one of the best day trips I have been on in the Fort Worth area. The Friendship Riders are a wonderful group to ride and spend time with. They also have very creative ride destinations and related activities that always keep your interest at its peak.