We headed out Friday afternoon for Comanche Texas to attend the 50 year anniversary rally for TMRA (Texas Motorcycle Roadriders Association). It was a bit warm Friday afternoon, but Saturday and Sunday were wonderful. Our fearless leader Jean Hudgins has passed away a few months ago, so I think everyone was still in a bit of a shock, but rally attendance was good, and we had a great time. The rally included the usual components, like the silent auction, the Hobo Stew (no hobos were harmed in the making of this stew), the Bike show, Saturday morning hill country ride, Saturday afternoon bike games, including one bike spill. Fortunately no-one was injured, and the lucky (lucky?) fellow won first price in the blindfolded bike ride because he crashed right on top of the target cone Amazing!. We also had some great tunes Saturday evening after the awards ceremony, and got to talk with old friends and go to dinner of course. Sunday Don Potter held a short memorial for Jean, followed by a great sermon and music. I got lots of pictures, including one of the bike spill, but unfortunately no video of that part. I did get video of the Bike Parade, the Memorial, and the service Sunday morning which are posted below, followed by the photos.
Note: I had so many photos to post that I had to upload them in three groups. If you look at the first group, and miss the second and third groups of pictures you will miss about 2/3rds of the photos and all the ones of the blindfold ride, and the slow race. The photo of the blindfold ride spill is about half way through the second set of pictures.
First up the Bike Parade;
Video of the Jean Higgins memorial by Don Potter;
Here are the links to the Sunday Service by Don Potter. I tried to upload them to YouTube, but they are too long, so I posted them to Facebook and linked to them here.
Sunday service by Don Potter part one: https://www.facebook.com/1214656776/videos/6395094247216462/
Sunday service by Don Potter part two: https://www.facebook.com/1214656776/videos/598389272311958/
Photos group one of three, Bike Parade, Silent Auction, Museum, Bike Show and Bike Games Javelin Joust (Click on any photo to see a bigger version and use the arrows to move back and forth between photos).
Second group of photos including the Blindfold Ride and the Slow Race (Click on any photo to see a bigger version and use the arrows to move back and forth between photos).
Group three the awards ceremony and a couple of the Sunday service (Click on any photo to see a bigger version and use the arrows to move back and forth between photos).