Robson Ranch Motorcycle Club: Turning the Page on a New Year

Holiday Celebration at the GreenHouse Restaurant (photo by Stan Brein)

Stan Brein

The Coats 4 Kids Ride on Nov. 27 was a great success. The North Central Texas College campus in Corinth was the starting location, and the Truck Yard in The Colony was the ending party point. The Denton County Sheriff’s Department provided great escort for the several hundred riders as we headed down 35E south to 121 east to the Truck Yard. They have a good assortment of food vendors, seating, and outdoor family activities, from cornhole to a life-size chess board and pieces.

We collected about 1,050 new coats at the event. I am very proud to say that the Robson club contributed 220 of that number, plus checks for $150. I am thankful to the club members who donated and brought coats, but also to those who worked through their organizations to gather large numbers of coats (Jan and Dave Riddle and Cherlyn and Bob Conway). The coats were distributed on Nov. 28 to staff from all Denton County school districts in order to get them to students in time for the winter break. Thanks to everyone for a job well done!

Dec. 1 brought the Robson Ranch Motorcycle Club’s annual Holiday Celebration. This year Marti Conley, Vicki Baker, and the crew arranged a wonderful event at the GreenHouse Restaurant in Denton. We enjoyed a fine dinner while catching up on the year’s activities with our chums. As usual, Scott and Vicki Baker assembled pictures and footage from our rides and activities during the year. What a great trip down memory lane! Club President Mike Conley presented a glimpse of what’s to come, and there are a lot of miles to cover in 2023.

Of course, the highlight of the celebration was the highly anticipated White Elephant Gift Exchange. This is the time to purge those useless gifts you previously received or those things tucked away in the attic that never see the light of day. There were some treasures (at least in the eyes of some members), and they used the “exchange” privilege to get their hands on them.

Once again, Motorcycle Club members showed what they really are about by bringing $400 in gift cards to the party. Joyce and Stan Brein got these to the Social Services coordinator at the Denton Independent School District for distribution to families in need of some extra help during the holidays. Thank you, fellow riders. I really love you guys!

In addition to this, we had time to find a good new place to eat on our dinner ride on Dec. 6. Smoke and Fire in Krum is a casual BBQ place with a menu of burgers, sausage, and brisket. Dave Riddle found this gem, and we certainly will return.

We hope you had a very happy holiday season and survived the cold in good shape. We wish our Robson friends and neighbors a very Happy New Year!

See you on the road!

Beware of cagers, and keep the rubber side down.