2019 CARMINE RIDES
The weather cooperated with us, allowing both Friday’s and Saturday’s rides to proceed uninterrupted. Friday’s ride took us southeast into Washington and Austin counties, arriving at The Kenney Store for lunch as we did last yesr. We were not disappointed—the hot meals provided a welcome respite from the cold weather. The “store” has developed quite a reputation as a local meeting place for musicians to gather to pick and sing. They also host many well-known C&W bands on weekends. We then hightailed it back to Carmine as direct as possible due to the cold weather. I’m pretty sure Ben Sargent will not forget this ride back. It took the rest of the evening to thaw him out!
We had our traditional Saturday morning breakfast feast in the garage before leaving for a ride through Fayette and Washington counties along Scenic FM 390—a favorite route for motorcycle groups to practice their skills at twisty, winding roadways. We stopped in Burton for gas, and then proceeded on to Independence for another gas and rest stop at Lueckemeyer’s general store. Our destination was, of course, to eat lunch! So, we headed down to the Brenham Airport where we ate lunch at the recently re-opened Southern Flyer Diner. The food did not disappoint! The place was just like it was before closing 2 years ago, with a malt shop atmosphere, complete with waitresses in poodle skirts.
Those attending this year were:
Richard and Sue Miner
Johnny and Joyce Pearce
Johnny & Joyce Pearce
Larry and Ginger Freeze
Martin and Jane Stafford
Tommy & Debbie Goode
Ben & Gene Sargent
J J Mooney
James and Jane Press
Getting ready to ride
Same pit stop
The year to see blue bonnets!
Lunch at the Airport Cafe
Tommy and the waitress ordering cobbler.
Pat and Tommy Goode
James and Jim Press
Always time to visit and ride.
Thanks to Debi Goode, James Press, and Ginger Freeze for their pictures and report.
Richard Kesselus has decided to cancel the meet for May 9-12, 2019.
” There is ankle deep mud with more rain in the forecast. I am thinking we will have the meet in July”
Please check the calendar for updates.
Be safe until then.
Just thought you might like to see a picture.
Like new 8hr all crome black
Jerry Ray call: ph 870-321-0915 Van Buren AR
It’s being mailed! Enjoy.
This year’s first event will be held in Carmine, TX March 15-16. Plan to arrive on Thursday to be on time for the 9:30 am ride on Friday morning.
From the “Calendar of Events” tab:
March 15th & 16th, 2019 – 13th 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 14th to make the 9:30 AM start time on the 15th. The Carmine Chamber of Commerce has asked us to park our scooters in front of the Depot Museum when we get back from Friday’s ride. They want to attract visitors & townspeople to the ribbon-cutting ceremony that afternoon. 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
As a surprise, a club roster has been printed with the membership of 2018-2019.
The money was raised by the auction at the State meet. It will be mailed with the State magazine which is at the printers now.
G and C Printers of Bastrop created the list from Chrysti Love’s club membership. Richard Kesselus and Tommy Goode located this business.
IF you find an incorrect entry, let Chrysti know.
Thanks to Denise at:
Joe submitted a photo of his grandson Corbin Faltinek on Joe’s Cushman on Route 66 in Amarillo. A great way to create the next generation of scooter lovers!