We had our first Chapter meeting of the year tonight, on January 1st. The weather was terrible, so wisely no one rode a bike. We had a good meeting though, and Don handed out certificates of appreciation to outgoing officers. If the weather cooperates, we will have a chapter ride on the 10th. Check the newsletter or go to http://www.meetup.com/New-Life-Riders/ for details. Later this month, on the 25th and26th, we will have Legislative Day, when we go visit out legislators. More details to follow. Here are a few photos;
After church, Debbie and I headed off to the COC&I Meeting at Texas Mist, but on the way we notices a small entrepreneur and her mother on the corner selling lemonade. Well, being a hot day, we could hardly pass them up, so we stopped and purchased a couple of glasses of their tasty beverage to enjoy on our drive down to Texas Mist. Definitely refreshing!
Once we arrived at the Mist, we saw that Wes and troop were setup to provide the famous, but now rebadged “Defender Dogs” to all those in need of some lunch time sustenance. There was no chili on the menu this time, but Wes had fire grilled some Hatch Peppers to spice things up a bit. And spice things up they did. Debbie and I enjoyed them, but they definitely had some kick!
The meeting itself was well attended, and we heard about the red light bill being prepared for the 2015 session, about NCOM in November, and several other things going on in preparation for Legislative day next January.
Debbie and I went with TMRA II and COC to the capital building in Austin Texas to participate in Legislative Day, the day when you are supposed to be able to get in to see your legislators in their offices. We did talk to our ligislators assistants, which was ok, and then we stayed and went to the presentation in the legislative session that started at 2 PM. A declaration was made about bikers and motorcyclists in Texas, which passed. Click the title of this post to see the video of the declaration.