July, Aug, & Sept. 2017 Newsletter

I received my newsletter today! Hurray!

My announcement is:  We are “Calendar Challenged”

The  Registration  page Year shows “2016” , sorry but it really is “2017”. All information is correct including the Oct. 12-14 date.  Just fill it out and mail it to me! (Feel free to mark out the year and write in 2017. )

The Schedule shows Oct. 19-22, 2016 for the dates. The Vendor setup and Early bird dinner will begin our meet on  OCT. 11,  2017.  NOT OCT. 19, 2016.

There is a correct schedule on the State Meet tab if you want to print a correct one. There will be a copy in your registration packet.

 

Updated Information

The newsletter is being printed at this time. The State Meet information will be the main part of the newsletter. Come to Snyder for some good Texas hospitality.

The “35th ANNUAL STATE MEET – SNYDER- OCT.12-14, 2017” tab on the main menu has the pdf file links where you can download the registration form and the schedule of state meet events.

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Another ride is being developed for Nov. 10 and 11, 2017. The location is Alpine and rides into the Big Bend area are being planned. This is Veterans Day week-end. The complete info will be on this blog and entered into the calendar events when Don Henry gets it ready.

Thanks and ride safely. Chrysti Love, TCC secretary

 

Santa Fe, July 2017

Don Henry, Dave and Melinda Davenport, and Jerry and Lou Ann Jordan provided safe rides and interesting venues. Thank you so much for the great time we had in Santa Fe. There were over 50 people from New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, and Colorado.

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Thursday’s ride was to Madrid, NM. This small mining town had so many artists and shops. The group had lunch at the Mine Shaft Tavern.

Friday was a day with no scheduled rides. So the guys made their own plans and rode to the Ski lift area and the afternoon ride was to the south of Santa Fe.

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Saturday began with the safety meeting lead by Dave and Melinda Davenport. The following pictures are people in the parking lot.

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The Saturday ride was to Las Golondrinas for the Viva Mexico! Fiesta.

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A BIG thank you to Margaret Trevino, Gene Perry, and Pete Henderson for the extra photos.

Santa Fe, NM July 2017

Santa Fe meet update:  MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW!  There are still some open rooms available at the host hotel, the Inn at Santa Fe 505-474-9500, for the reduced rate of $99 (includes full breakfast).  Of the three RV parks available, it has been determined by RV scooter people, that the most scooter friendly and safest access by scooter to the meet headquarters is Santa Fe Skies.  Santa Fe Skies is located at 14 Brown Castle Road, 877-567-0451 or 505-473-5946.  All of the RV parks are about $48/night.  Free scooter trailer parking (electronic security) right at the headquarters motel.  See you all on July 19th.

Bonus Ride Nov. 2-4, 2017

From Brent Landry:

November 2 thru 4th,   First Texas Cushman Lone Star Rally I would like to invite everyone to the 1st Texas Cushman Lone Star Rally. We will meet in Conroe, Texas at the corner of I 45 North and League Line Road on the east side in Mama Juanita’s Parking lot at noon on Thursday the 2nd. So here is the plan we will do a short ride that afternoon Thursday and then back to Mama Juanita’s for dinner.The next morning Friday we will ride about 150 miles over to Lake Livingston and back across the northern part of Lake Conroe thru Sam Houston National Forest to Carlos and lunch at Yankees friendly biker bar. Then back to Conroe for barbecue dinner at McKinsey’s. Saturday morning up early and trailer to South Houston, leaving our vehicles at a park, to ride across the Galveston Causeway Bridge to Galveston Island. The Big Bike Lone Star Bike Rally will be going on. We will ride down seawall drive then back to ride the Galveston Ferry across Galveston Bay to Chrystal Beach. Back to Galveston to ride down the Strand Blvd which is the main street in Galveston. Packed with bikers and we are always the hit of the party, so after riding thru the Strand back down Seawall Drive to have sea food at Landry’s across from the Beach and (No I don’t get a Discount). A little more riding leaving Galveston around 3 back to our cars, and trailers. About 5 of us have been doing this for the past 10 years and it is really exciting. It’s all fun and safe, so I want to share this with all of you. Now, you will need a VANGUARD to get across the causeway bridge. Questions please call me. Three hotels all with in walking distance Comfort Inn 936 890 2811, Days Inn 936 890 2600and La Quinta 936 228 0790. Please RSVP so we will know how many to plan for, and we don’t leave anyone when we leave at noon the first day. You will have a GREAT time I guarantee it. Judy and I will be looking forward to seeing all of you. Thanks,   Brent Landry, 936-718 0858

Turkey, TX May 2017

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This is the entry site of Turkey, TX.

“Ah-Haa” is a sound of pleasure that Bob Wills made popular in his music. Turkey and the area made us want to join him with a big “Ah-Haa”. The weekend went well.

Martin Stafford and Don Henry planned this weekend and rides.

 

We stayed at Hotel Turkey’s accommodations. Several had rooms in the hotel and the rest used their RV campsites.

Friday

9 scooters on the road to Clarendon through the Caprock landscape.

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Keith Floyd’s shop in Clarendon. He provided a delightful tour of the Donley County Courthouse, a lunch, and the opportunity to meet his local friends and neighbors.

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Donley County Courthouse

Back row: B.F. and Myrna Loy Smith, Joe Faltinek, Martin and Jane Stafford, Bob Owens, Don Henry, and Keith Floyd

Front row: Margaret and Armando Trevino, Chrysti Love, Gary and Betty Mathis, Raymond Love, Sharon and Pete Henderson.

Saturday, 8 Cushman scooters headed for Childress.

First stop, Flomot.

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Lunch at K-Bob’s in Childress.

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Cooling in the shade at Estelline on the way back. Notice that Ted Grisham joined the group. He drove from Midland “because Martin likes to RIDE”.

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Need a scooter unloaded? Look at all the willing men.

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Thanks, Margaret Trevino, for the pictures.

 

Parts for Sale

For Sale: Late model road King frame and fork/handlebar assembly. Very goodcondition with very little surface rust. No dents, pitted rust areas or cracked welds. Stored indoors for the past 30 years. Also included with price is a rare transmission case. Just the bare case, no internals, gears, bearings etc. Asking $200.00 or best reasonable offer. Contact Nick Gans (903) 764-1905 or email km5fl@sbcglobal.net Located near Palestine, Texas
Nicholas A. Gans
TCC member # 2089

Water Valley Ride April 2017

Water Valley park was the site for 11 campers for this year’s “Ride to Eat”.

13 Scooters were ready to be ridden on Friday morning. Weather was beautiful and breakfast was just over the Divide. At lease 22 people made the early morning run to the Another Place Cafe in Robert Lee.

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Circle of wisdom Robert Lee

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Then on Saturday the COLD front hit. 11 tough riders began the ride to Cristoval, Tx to have lunch at Cooper’s Bar-b-que. 11 scooters and we had 32 there for lunch. (You do the math to discover the ones who stayed warm!)

Cool riders Sat. morning

Note the 53 degrees temperature.

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It is never a REAL Cushman meet without ice cream. These 2 were our “Scoopermen” of the day.

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Ben Sargent and Roy Stanley

Ben Sargent then cooked breakfast for the group on Sunday morning.

It is always a joy to have the group together.

Thanks to Sharon Henderson for the pictures.