Water Valley 2021

The Concho Valley club hosted their annual “Ride to Eat” event April 8-11. We had 28 people who spent part of their days enjoying a great time together.

Thursday the people gathered at Harper Campground in Water Valley. Martin and Jane Stafford, Larry Rose, and Gloria Henslee came in for the day. Pete and Sharon Henderson, Gary and Betty Mathis, James and Jane Press, Don and Judy Henry, James Perry, Gene Perry, Joe and Joyce Faltinek, Ben and Gene Sargent, Tyler and Jennifer Johnson and their 2 children, Les and Carolyn,and Raymond and Chrysti Love were all thrilled to be together.

On Thursday night, 15 people enjoyed dinner together at Los Panchitos in San Angelo

On Friday morning we met at Ramos Cafe in Carlsbad for breakfast and to get ready to ride.

Raymond Love at the cafe door.

9 scooters were followed by the chase vehicle driven by Ben Sargent.

Teal shirt: Tyler Johnson, lead scooter

The scooters roamed around the Grape Creek area and back to Water Valley. After fueling, off we went over the Divide where we found bluebonnets in full bloom. Then into Sterling City for “lunch”. ( a nutritional way to save face about an ice cream stop).

Tyler on yellow scooter, then Don Henry, white shirt ( with his 6 week old knee replacement), James Perry, James Press, and Gene Perry behind.
Tyler Johnson,Gene Perry, James Press,Pete Henderson, James Perry, and Joe Faltinek.

Friday night Ben and Gene Sargent hosted a pot luck meal on their patio in Carlsbad . Roy and Jo Ellen Stanley joined us.

Gene Sargent in gray Cushman shirt
Pete Henderson, Gene Perry, James Press, James Perry, Joe Faltinek
Saturday was cool and great riding.

Saturday morning 7 scooters lead by James Press headed back over the Divide, through Robert Lee, and to Bronte for lunch at Rangels. There were 20 at this meal.

Don Henry, Les Turner, Lee and Nancy Bennett
Raymond Love, Jane and James Press, Don and Judy
Henry, Carolyn and Les Turner
Carolyn and Les Turner, Lee and Nancy Bennett, Raymond and Chrysti Love
Judy Henry, Sharon and Pete Henderson, Gary and Betty Mathis, James Perry, Gene Perry, Armando and Margaret Trevino, Joe and Joyce Faltinek

At Rangels we were met by more local members Nancy and Lee Bennett , Les and Carolyn Turner,and Margaret and Armando Trevino.

Scooters in front of Rangels in Bronte.
James and Jane Press
James Perry
Joe Faltinek
Pete Henderson
Gary Mathis
Just a great place to take a picture of a scooter. Looking down the Divide between Water Valley and Robert Lee. (James Press-owner)
Gene Perry with his scooter

Pot luck was enjoyed again at the Sargent’s patio.

Carolyn Turner, Armando Trevino, and Roy Stanley
Chrysti Love getting glasses filled with ice.
This was good weather and pleasant company.

Thanks to everyone for coming and taking part.

Thanks to:

Gary Mathis and Chrysti Love for the pictures.

Tyler Johnson and James Press for leading the rides.

Ben Sargent and Raymond Love for driving chase vehicles.

Ben and Gene Sargent for sharing their patio for the meals.

Tyler and Jennifer Johnson for breakfast on Sunday morning.

It was GREAT!

Sharing the Carmine Event! March 2021

Leaving Carmine Saturday, March 13, 2021 morning.

Tyler Johnson, Jane Press, JJ Mooney, John Allbright, Tommy Goode, Richard Kesselus, and James Press

CARMINE RIDE March 13, 2021 by Debi Goode

James and Jane Press started off the 2021 Central Texas Cushman season by hosting a breakfast feast that included egg and chili pepper casseroles, banana bread, fruit trays and muffins, accompanied by orange juice and coffee. Individually wrapped snickerdoodle cookies were also provided. The ride left Carmine around 9:30 AM and took scenic backroads over to LaGrange where we visited the Kreische Brewery and Monument Hill State Historic Sites. “The Kreische Brewery Overlook contains ruins of one of the earliest and largest breweries in Texas which produced German-style beers circa 1870-1884. Also on the grounds is the Burial site of Republic of Texas soldiers killed during the Dawson and Mier Expeditions.” (Information taken from the brochure provided by the Texas Historical Commission.)

After enjoying the relaxing atmosphere at the Historic Site, we rode to Reba’ Deli in LaGrange for a wonderful lunch. After lunch we took back roads to Round Top for an ice cream break, then home to Carmine. Thanks to Jim Press for providing the chase vehicle…thankfully his services were not needed to pick up any scooters! Participants included the following: James and Jane Press, Jim Press, John and Barbara Allbright, Larry and Ginger Freeze, JJ Mooney, Richard Kesselus, Ben and Gene Sargent, Tyler and Jennifer Johnson with Wyatt and Adelaide, and Tommy and Debi Goode. Information and photos provided by Debi Goode.

JJ Mooney and Tommy Goode
Lunch at Reba’s James and Jane Press,Richard Kesselus, Tommy Goode
Ginger Freeze, Jennifer Johnson, Ben Sargent, Tyler and Wyatt Johnson, Larry Freeze at lunch

JJ Mooney, Jim Press, and James Press
Tommy and Debi Goode. Thanks to Debi for sharing her photos.

A full write up will be in the July newsletter.

First Event of the Season

March 12-13, 2021–15th Annual Carmine Ride–Carmine TX. Come join us in Carmine, Texas (about 20 miles west of Brenham on US 290) this spring! Here’s what we have planned. The rides start at 9:30 from the Pecan Grove Inn parking lot on both Friday and Saturday mornings, so those coming from a distance need to arrive on the 11th to make the 9:30 AM start time on the 12th. The meet will be at the Pecan Grove Inn B & B, 233 Augsburg Street in Carmine, http://www.pecangroveinn.com. We (yes, that’s my wife and I) have six rooms. Call James or Jane Press at (281) 433-8845 to book or for further information

Jane and James Press

Raymond and I will be absent. Please take pictures and text them to Chrysti. Or call and report ALL the news. We’ll be missing you!

Let’s have FUN in 2021!

For Sale by Raymond Love TCC #839

For Sale: 1965 Silver Eagle

21 horse Vanguard w/cam change and other motor work done by Doug Moore, has Silver Eagle transmission. Runs stronger than a stock  23 horse.

Hydraulic  front fork. Front disc brakes and rear disc brakes with billet hub.

Oversized Harley seat with ostrich cover.

Asking $7,995. Selling due to health reasons. Still keeping one scooter, just in case.

Raymond Love TCC# 839. (806) 759-8870. 8220raymond@gmail.com

Big Country Swap Meet March 26-27, 2021

This is not a Cushman event but swapping parts are in your genes!

randy young <BigCountrySwapMeet@outlook.com>7 January 2021 at 15:22Swap Meet Folks,

Wow what a year it has been! 2021 should begin to get us back to the normal things like SWAP MEETS! Last year we postponed our 6th annual Big Country Swap Meet until July, but it was a great meet and went off without a hitch! We will be back on our regular “Starts the last Friday in March” schedule in 2021 for the 7th annual meet, barring any unforeseen regulations. We are expecting an extraordinary meet this year starting March 26-27. 

Be sure to mark March 26-27 on your calendar. Vendors only can get in to set up after lunch on Thursday the 25th to avoid the rush on Friday morning.  

Remember that we will again have the popular “Car Club Package” available- 10 spaces together for only $200! This lets you get together with your club (or even just a group of friends) to swap and sell, letting some of your group sell all your stuff while others get to shop for deals. If you have not already contacted us to renew or grab a new set of spaces, do so quickly to get the best selection of locations. 

Regular spaces can be registered for and paid with Paypal directly from the webpage, www.bigcountryswapmeet.com 

I have included copies of our 2021 flier if you would like to print a couple for your area. I also included a registration form. These and all of the other forms are available on our website at www.bigcountryswapmeet.com . We also offer updates and news on our Facebook page, Big Country Swapmeet .  you must go to FB and “like” the page to receive the updates. 

Again, we are working hard to make this a great swapmeet, and your attendance and help in getting the word out is invaluable! See you at the Big Country Swap Meet on March 26-27, 2021!

SOLD ——For Sale: 1958 Cushman Eagle – Mike Kennemer

1958 Cushman Eagle in good condition with recent overhaul by Jimmy Hubbard. Restored by and bought from Stanley Cope in 2004. Runs good, 8 hp motor with Mikuni carburetor. Never ridden often and looks very good. Asking $3900, it has Texas Title and current registration. Call Mike at 817-896-5941. TCC #1591. Email for more information and pictures, mkenn98@hotmail.com