We had a meeting and training session for COC&I, up at Bentwood Texas event center in Georgetown today. The meetings kicked off at about 11am, and ended at about 1pm, then the Medical Benefit for Bandido Lowrider’s Wife started after that.There were taco plates, which I must say were very good, with all the fixings of course. I should remember who catered it, but I don’t remember. Sorry. After lunch, The Dunk Tank started up with Gypsy MiniMe, and then continued with Bandido Dennis. The both did a great job, and I think there were more later, but i didn’t catch those names. The temperatures today were wonderful, in the mid 70s. It was kind of humid, but not bad. Music was provided by a… Uh… Very young band. The good news is they were pretty good. I didn’t get any video, but you will notice in the photos that the lead singer was about 10. No, not 10 feet tall, 10 years old, and very energetic she was. Ok, enough from me, here are some photos and a couple of GIFs from todays event.
Well, it was time for the Chili Cookoff, and as has been the norm for the past several years, it was hosted by Central Texas Harley Davidson in Round Rock. Thank you CTHD! I believe there were over 20 chili contenders this year, and I tried them all. I must say there were some really good chilis out there, so if you missed it, you missed a bunch of great chili. After the judges did their thing, we had a short COC&I meeting, and finished off with the presentation of the awards for the best chili. I think you can look at the photos, and tell who there winners were. Congratulations to one and all, and a great time of fellowship too!
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.
We traveled out 71 South to the old Cindi’s Hawg Wild “building” which is now Ironwood Ice House. They claim to have the best burgers on 71, and I have to agree, they were very good. The COC&I meeting started at 1pm with Gimmi jimmy. He was great as usual, but I was particularly pleased when he asked if anyone had brought their weapons to the meeting, and everyone said no. Then he said he had his weapons, and he held up copies of the Bible and the US Constitution. All I could say was AMEN! Later, we heard from each of the COC&I regional leaders, and then at the end Wes presented Betty Boop with the US Flag that had been flown over the Capital in honor of Mohawk who was shot in Waco.
This is just a reminder that the June UCOA meeting is at our usual location Texas Mist tonight.
And, while I was posting this reminder I thought I would re-post a few of my favorite photos from the COC&I pre-legislative day meeting in January. These photos show how motorcycle riders work together whether they are in clubs or not in clubs. Enjoy!