We had the COC&I meeting for September at Hanovers inPflugerville, and it was paired up with a benefit to support the US Defenders and Save the Patch. Pairing up events is always a good idea, especially in our event heavy area, but this was particularly good because it brought together lots of clubs and independents from the large central Texas area for the COC&I meeting. We managed to keep the meeting relatively short, down to about an hour, but in that time we managed to get updates from all the usual speakers. In particular we heard that the Mongols won their case, when the Judge threw out all 27 inditements because you cannot bring a case against an entity, you have to bring a case against people. Anyway, hopefully this particular case will be behind us forever. In addition to the meeting, we had some good grub provided by the Hanovers kitchen, and of course the Arm Wrestling competition has now become an annual event. I got a lot of pictures, which you can see below, and I have added some video of the Arm Wrestling that I upload to Facebook. It is public so you don’t need a Facebook account to watch it.
This was the big event that I missed. A rally on the steps of the Capital in support of all the bikers that have been killed, injured or incarcerated on May 17th in Waco. Fortunately even though I couldn’t attend, there were a couple of hundred riders that did, and several of the local television stations were in attendance as well. I also put out a call for photos this event, and I received a pretty god selection. Special thank you to Janice Walsh, Wes Brown, Rik Sadler, G Stanley Photography and Patty Rodriguez for permission to publish their photos. You will need to click each photo to see a larger version.
First up is the group photo by G Stanley Photography. Very nice!
This is the first of two events I was unable to attend Saturday. So I put out a request for photos, and I did receive a few, so here they be;
These first two are from Janice Walsh, a member of our New Life Riders CMA chapter.
My second event today was up at Hardtails in Georgetown. Everyone got together for a benefit for Wayne. We had a really good crowd, and Bandido Fox started out the music part with some great tunes. You can see the video here on Facebook;
I enjoyed this evening very much. Here are some photos;
Oh, before I forget, I didn’t make it to the Capital or to the Baca event at Cowboy HD, but I did put out a request for photos from my friends. I’m still collecting them, but i will put up a post tomorrow evening for those events. If you were one of those that got some good pics, please post them to my timeline so i can put them up on the blog. Thanks!
My first stop today was up in Nolanville at the Pit Stop where UCOW was holding a benefit for the Families of those affected by the Waco Incident. This was my first time to visit the Pit Stop, and it’s pretty nice. They have a meeting area inside, and a large stage and performance area out back. There were lots of clubs there, and amazingly (my sarcasm) everyone was getting along fine and enjoying the music and BBQ plates. I met several new people, chatted with some old friends and just generally enjoyed the layer back atmosphere. As I was heading out, I spoke with the owner who changed me for coming out, and appreciated this was for a good cause. We spoke briefly about the apparent lack of police presence, and he said the Nolanville bikers have a good relationship with the local police. On my way out I stopped by the local police station, and in the last photo you will notice that most if not all of Nolanville’s police cars were safely tucked away at the station. I guess they were busy with more important matters.
UCOW = United Clubs Of Waco