Debbie and I have been attending New Life Baptist Church in Pflugerville for a while, and today was what they cal a Connect Luncheon, which most churches call a Pot Luck. I guess, maybe the name sounds more…. something… Anyway, here are a few pictures I took today at the event. (If you are looking for my biker related postings, just scroll down a bit.)
We got a good group out this morning for a day ride out to Round Top TX. We were planning to eat at Royer’s and then visit the Antique Car Museum. Well, the food was great, not to mention the pie, but it seems the car museum is no more. Apparently they closed, and the building is up for sale. Seems like a nice place to live, so when I mentioned that maybe I should buy it, they said they thought it was up around a million. A bit to pricey for me. Oh well. Here are the pics, some from my camera, and some from Debbie’s camera.
A while back, Debbie bought some new Samson exhaust pipes for her FXR from eBay. Well, today, I had the strange thought (for me anyway), that we could put them on after I got home from work. So, when I got home, I gingerly suggested this to Debbie. She thought it was a great idea. So, While she was working on her Bible study for tomorrow, I went out to start the process by removing her old Cycle Shack pipes. They came off pretty easy, and so I just sort of jumped in and started putting on the new ones. Fortunately Debbie came out to see how it was going, cause I needed some help putting them back on. Everything seemed to fit ok, so she went in to find out how much to torque the Exhaust bolts and I proceeded to complete the assembly, except for the actual tightening. She finally came out with the torque spec, and immediately noticed I had put a few small marks on the head pipe. That’s me, bull in the china shop. Debbie cleaned them up after I torqued everything down and we started it up. Didn’t really seem much quieter, at least in the garage, but when we went out to ride to dinner, it is clear that these pipes are noticeably quieter than the Cycle Shacks. The muffler is also longer, which probably explains why they are quieter. Don’t know yet if we will need to have the carburetor needle adjusted, it seems to run ok, but Debbie didn’t think it had quite as much get up and go as with the Cycle Shack pipes. Anybody need some used Cycle Shack pipes for an FXR? You need to really like LOUD!
Today we went to the Companeros 15th Anniversary Party at Sam’s Town Point. It was a very laid back affair, with $7 brisket plates for dinner, and lots of socializing. There may have been music inside, but I didn’t get inside much. Debbie and i spent all our time talking (and listening too). They had a good turnout, with anniversary tee shirts available for purchase. As you will see in one of the photos, we had the nearly new-born contingency (in papa’s secure hands), and lots of pretty bikes. We even met Scotty, a sort of wanderer who cam into town on his 1988 Electra Glide, fully packed for camping. I liked some of his stickers, so a few are added here. We had dinner, talked and headed home around 8pm for some relaxation in the air conditioning (not that it was that hot today). Enjoy!