Out New Life Riders had planned a chapter ride today out to Hoover Valley Cafe in Burnet, and of course it is quite brisk out, in the low to mid 30s. But we did manage to get several “real” bikers out on this cold morning, though Debbie and I came in the car. We started at Rudy’s on 183, and proceeded through a fairly convoluted route. We followed in the car part way, but then we decided to take a short cut up 183 to 29. I was planning to arrive early for a nice relaxing drive. Of course things don’t always work out as planned, so after we arrived at the restaurant, nice and early, I realized I had left my phone at the gas station stop about 10 miles back. So, we head back hoping (and praying) it would still be there, and it was, right where I left it. Then we high tailed it back to the restaurant, and arrived shortly after the bikes arrived, and just in time to order for lunch. The food was good, so I can heartily recommend Hoover Valley Cafe if you need a place to stop for lunch near Park Road 4.
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 🙂