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Dodging the Roadkill: Symphony of the Pipes

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyKerrville, TX – Last month I was invited to travel with a few other bikers to Texas.  I’ve ridden in Texas and it’s some of the best riding I’ve ever experienced. 

Eight of us took off from Clarksville early Friday morning.  We made the halfway point in Texarkana, Texas by late afternoon.  

After a quick meal, we all retired to our rooms for some much needed rest and relaxation.  Tomorrow was going to be another long day in the saddle.  

We had a slight delay in Little Rock as we worked our way through stop and go traffic due to, ironically, a motorcycle accident.  Other than that, we had a good ride and we were safe and sound.

Friends having a meal after a long days ride

Friends having a meal after a long days ride

Saturday was quite the opposite. 

We knew when we woke up that we were headed to some storms around the Dallas area, and for once, the weatherman didn’t disappoint.

Ironically, just when the storm alerts sounded on our bikes, we were just a half-mile for the Dallas Harley Davidson dealership.

After a two hour rain delay, we hit the road, only to encounter some terrible traffic and another downpour.  We were all geared up so the rain wasn’t the issue, but the Dallas traffic was insane. 

Once we got on the Texas backroads, all was well, and the beauty of the Texas hill country just smacked us right in the face.

Brenda Clark and Tracy Bettencourt

Brenda Clark and Tracy Bettencourt

I’ve never traveled with more than four people, and this ride features 7 touring bikes with eight people total. 

We’re planning on riding the Twisted Sisters and other back country roads. 

This is my first road trip of the year and not only am I meeting new friends along the way, but I’m getting to spend a lot of time in the saddle to see how I hold up.  (I’m not as young as I used to be).

One of the great things about riding through the rolling hills of Texas with six other bikes, is that you notice the sound of this wonderful symphony of pipes.  The choreography of the group blending wth other traffic was also incredible.

I was thrilled!

I will say though, that for the most part, traffic was very courteous to us and we didn’t have any issues, which was a blessing.

This motorcycle changed my life and I love the people and places I meet along the way.

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Ride safe my friends and thanks for following my journey.


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