We are ready to roll! All Robsonites are eager to resume our respective fun and friendship activities. We bikers are also ready to go! But safety first is paramount when you are on two (or three) wheels. The club held its annual Safety and Communication Briefing Session on March 22, with Pres. Mike Conley and Vice Pres. Scott Baker at the helm. We have a number of new members this year, but the refresher is always a good idea for the old hands also. Communication on the road is always prudent when riding in a group. The club mainly uses mesh Bluetooth communication devices (Sena 30s and 50s preferred) to keep in touch, provide on the road safety and navigation information, and just make the ride more fun and enjoyable. The second portion of the session focused on bike and road safety issues. We want all participants to ride, have fun, and get home safely. Mike and Scott did their typical excellent presentation. We were prepared for our first dinner ride of 2021.
On March 25 we met at the clubhouse parking lot for a safety briefing and then it was Kick Stands Up at 3 p.m., as we took off for GoGo Gumbo in Boyd, Texas. This was the perfect destination for a first ride of spring. The ride was not too distant, the weather was perfect, and the roads were good. However, it is not often that you get caught in a traffic jam in Rhome, Texas! We have been to the restaurant previously and have never been disappointed. The story of the restaurant is interesting, but the food is better. They bill themselves as “The fancy place in Boyd.” Sixteen hungry club members were eager to enjoy the camaraderie and good food: Dianne and Joseph Ace, Elaine and Edward Barnett, Joyce and Stan Brein, Nancy and Robert Whipple, Marti and Mike Conley, Jan and Dave Riddle, Scott Baker, Steve Williams, Doug Henderson, and Reggie Rother. The portions were ample, the service excellent, and the food was absolutely delicious. With three tables of hungry diners, we ordered and shared delectable offerings. We had crab cakes, hot crab dip, gumbo, jambalaya pasta, shrimp and grits, catfish, garlic bread, and more. We will be back!
A big thank you to Robert Whipple who stepped up as Ride Captain. He did an excellent job of planning the ride and serving as Sweep. And why miss an opportunity to show off that brand new Gold Wing? After 24 years on your old steed, you deserve it. And a nod to Nancy Whipple who co-piloted.
Next on the horizon is the April 6 lunch ride to Esparza’s Restaurante Mexicano in Grapevine. We are eager to take advantage of their large outdoor patio to dine al fresco! Down the road we can’t wait for the multi-day distance rides planned for late spring and summer.
See you on the road!
Beware of cagers and keep the rubber side down.