First ride of 2006

e started off 2006 correctly!  Robert, Gilbert, Larry and I did a short 140 miles down through Sandy, an interesting Blanco County 205 (including 3 miles of unpaved) road to Blanco, then 1623 to 1888 and up to Luckenbach. Here we are on the porch of the post office/saloon:
There was some local talent pickin’ and grinnin’ and we enjoyed sitting around and hearing some of the music.  Unfortunately we were a little late in the day and could not stay long.

Getting there was not easy.  The fuel tank on Gilbert’s Kawasaki kept spitting up — spraying him with gas.  After probing the vent line with some electrical wire from my trusty maintenance stash, some dirt-dobber nesting was removed and alas, no flaming Gilbert.

Larry was riding one of Mike Atkinson’s spares from his stable and then he and Robert switched and Vogey became a Harley rider for the day. Larry had been off of bikes for a while but quickly got his sea-legs back and we enjoyed a variety of roads — including the unpaved piece which tested everyone a bit.

The weather was awesome, setting yet another record high for December. Well into the 80’s it was.  Mostly sunny all day.

Happy New Year from the Cap’n ‘n Jen.


About Gil Jones

CPA/Attorney/Judge by training and trade. Hobby nut at heart with BMW m/c, computers, ham radio, kayak fishing, photography, hiking and, starting in 2010 some semi-serious running and bicycling (road and mountain bikes). Retired after 16 years on a Texas District Court bench and since 2013 have been mediating cases. I am a Credentialed Distinguished mediator (TMCA).
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