We had a church visit to The Fellowship at Scofield Park today. The Koob’s attend there and we wanted to share about CMA and how our New Life Riders chapter minsters to the local biker community. Don, Jim, Robin and I gave testimony at the service. We started out at McDonalds before the service, and afterwords we were invited over to the Koob’s home for an excellent lunch.
Debbie and I just returned from attending the memorial service for Ayden Layne Rouse out at the Beck Funeral Home in Pflugerville. Ayden is the son of Nathaniel “Dazed” and Keri “Confuzed” Rouse and his brother Skyler “Jellybean” Rouse. Ayden was a Junior member of Gypsy MC. Here is a link to the Memory page for Ayden; Memorial Page. Ayden was quite the little character. From all the videos we saw and the stories we heard, Ayden would have made a natural Gypsy. He was independent and he knew what he wanted and wasn’t afraid to say so. Ayden will be be greatly missed, but he leaves behind all the joy he brought to everyone that knew him. Play hard Ayden, and try not to wear Jesus out to much in Heaven.
We had a really great time at the joint TMRA2 Freedom Run/Pflugerville Chili Fest event at Hanovers. Debbie and I started out up at the Wag-A-Bag on HWY 29 where we registered the Freedom Run riders. Wes and Woody came up to make sure we had it all under control. We had a relatively small but enthusiastic group of riders that headed to the next dice roll stop out at Dales Essenhaus in Walburg. After completing the ride, the drawing was done at Hanovers, and the winner of the Freedom Run was Najdi Nour. Congratulations Najdi on your new iPad mini. The TMRA2 chili entry (made by cooks Clem and Mary) even won first place in the judges portion of the chili competition. I was blown away! Pflugerville gave out a wonderful trophy as you will see in the pics. Congratulations Clem and Mary! Special thanks to Marie with assistance from Terri for running the silent auction, it turned out to be very popular. The Door Prize ticket booth was assisted by lots of people, including Ashley, Woody, Wes, OT and Robert. The people bought lots of Door Prize tickets, no doubt encouraged by the display of the antique motorcycles on loan from Steve Kline, Greg Nelson and John Heckeroth (Thanks guys), and of course the young lady in fish-net that sat on the bike all day selling tickets. At the 5pm drawing, Steve Heracleous of Liberty Hill won the 2003 Anniversary Harley Davidson Sportster. Congratulations Steve! There was also a car show, with lots of restored and custom cars, and we mustn’t forget the chili pepper eating contest. Finally, a big thank you to all of you that came out to support us. We really appreciate y’all.
Good attendance this evening. The only thing on the agenda is to iron out the final details of the Freedom Run this Saturday, and it shaping up to be a great event. The ride starts at the Valero out on 29, east of Seward Junction. The second stop is out in Walburg at Dale’s Essenhaus, then third stop is the Red Fox Cantina & Grill at Norman’s Crossing, then finishes up at Hanovers in Pflugerville. The street in fron of Hanovers will be closed because of the Pflugerville Chili Pfest, so park across Railroad St, across from Hanovers. We will have an entry in the Chili competition, so come on our and have a great time.
As a side note, I have been shooting photos for the last year with a Fuji X-E1, and Wes finally got around to buying it’s little brother the X-M1, so naturally I had to take a picture of him with his new camera. The last two shots are of a very interesting moon that Debbie noticed as we were leaving IHOP. I’m not sure the photos do it justice, but at least I tried.