Being on the board of UCOA has it’s advantage, for instance, it gets me out of the house occasionally. This evening we had the UCAO Board meeting, at the Roadhouse, which coincidently was also Bike Night. I wondered if out spotty weather would interfere with bike night, but fortunately our allay drizzle seemed to have tapered off to nothing by evening, so there were lots of people there. I made my pass through, doing a little visiting before the meeting, and then headed out back around 7:30. The meeting itself was pretty uneventful, possibly because this is August, and there are few things going on besides bike nights. Anyway, we had a good time socializing. Just two photos this evening, the beginning and the end as it were; Oh, and don’t forget the Back to School benefits this weekend!!
Well, it was a warm day, but not as hot as yesterday. So, Debbie and I road our bikes out to the Roadhouse for the July COC&I meeting. We had a little lighter attendance than usual, probably because of the heat, but we still got to hear from lots of good speakers. There is still lots of work to do in protecting our rights, specifically in the anti-profiling area where things seem to be heating up. So, always be civil, but if you encounter a restaurant that doesn’t want to serve you because of the vest or shirt you are wearing or because you rode up on a motorcycle, be ready to explain to them why you won’t be returning and neither will your friends.
As a chaplain, my words may sound too political, but Jesus stood against injustice, so though I do not advocate any form of violence, in Matthew 21:12 “Jesus went into the temple complex and drove out all those buying and selling in the temple. He overturned the money changers’ tables and the chairs of those selling doves.” He was infuriated that the money changers were ripping off the people coming to the temple, and overcharging for pigeons that were used for sacrifices. Injustice plain and simple.
Ok, I will get off my soapbox now. Enjoy the photos;
We had the UCOA Officers meeting this evening at the Roadhouse in Round Rock, which coincidently happened to also be the night of Bike Night. It felt a little strange, because Debbie and I haven’t been to an event for several weeks because there just weren’t any weekend events on the calendar. But, as soon as I arrived, and started visiting with everyone there, it all came back to me how great it is to be part of this community. It was nice to “have some time off”, but as Joe pointed out being away for a while just make you realize how much you miss getting together. Anyway, we had a good meeting, and we can look forward to the UCOA meeting coming up this next Sunday out at Bentwood. Now if the weather will cooperate Sunday and not be too stinkin’ hot, we will all have a great time. See you then!
I attended the Memorial for No Spokes at the Roadhouse this afternoon. No Spokes was an active member of the Motorcycle community in years past. As part of the memorial there was also a tree planting. As part of the planting, everyone was given the opportunity to put a shovel of dirt on the base of the tree, which was pretty neat. A letter was also read to the group from his sister. And of course there were many opportunities to share stories about No Spokes with your friends.
P.S. I also got to continue my personal project to take head and shoulder portraits of two of my Gypsy friends.