We mounted up “in the car” this morning to head out with the chapter to Burnet to have breakfast at the Crazy Gal’s Cafe. The ride went well. It might have been a bit convoluted, but we got there. Debbie and I had the special, which was eggs, sausage or bacon, and two fruit pancakes. I had blueberry, and Debbie had Raspberry. I know mine were good, and I guess Debbie’s were too, cause her place was empty when I look over after finishing mine, to try and steal some of hers. After breakfast, we left the group and went next door to an antique store to browse a bit. I didn’t find anything I just had to have, but I took a few photos of some neat stuff. Then we headed back to take a quick nap before we headed over to Hanovers for the Summer Sizzle.
Yes, Debbie and I finally got the bikes out of storage… I mean the garage, and went out for an early morning breakfast ride. We didn’t go far, just to the Star Cafe in Round Rock, but a couple of things stand out about this ride. First, they have a free parking garage right next door where our bikes can sit in the shade, and since it’s right next door, and in the morning, we had a shady walk from the garage to the restaurant. I couldn’t have asked for more.
Second, since I needed to document this momentous occasion, being out on the bikes and all, we took photos of each other through the Star Cafe front window, which led to a very nice chat with “Jim” who I met outside the cafe. Seems Jim is visiting the area, but is a motorcycle enthusiast as well. He showed me some pictures of his custom trike with a Porche V6 engine that looks like it would be more comfortable on Bonneville Salt Flats, sort of long and low with what looks like a rocket engine port out the back. The port is really for the fan that helps keep the Porche engine cool, but it really looks cool. Anyway, I have included a photo of him that I already email out so he can have something to remember from our encounter.
This morning, we managed to roll out of bed in time to meet at near Rudy’s BBQ for a breakfast ride out to 290 Cafe in Manor with our New Life Riders CMA chapter. We haven’t been out on the bikes much lately, it being so hot and all, but Debbie had a new (to her) windshield on her bike that she wanted to try out. The temperature was only about 75 to start, which was very nice at least for the firs few hours. Me made it out to 290 Cafe, and had their wonderful special that was listed on the board as Vanilla French Toast with candied pecans and Strawberries. I think you spell that D-I-V-I-N-E, or at least as close as you can get in this world. After breakfast we headed out 95 north to Copland and then back roads to Hutto. I can’t believe we actually got the group split up by a passing train, but we did. They waited for us at their next turn, heading out another back road to the north to catch 1431. We split off at Hutto and headed home on 685 the back way to Pflugerville and home. Now, as soon as I get this posted I can take a nap 🙂