Steve Fife TCC #3066 has passed

Steve Fife

Steven Wayne Fife
The family of Steven Wayne Fife will celebrate his life of 73 years at 11:00 AM Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at Highland Baptist Church. A time of fellowship and remembrance will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday, May 3, 2021, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. He passed peacefully at home on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.
On July 2, 1947, Steve was born to James and Dorothy Elizabeth (Rainey) Fife in Lubbock, TX. Steve spent his early years growing up in the Arnett Benson neighborhood and was an active member in the Boys Club, gaining many childhood friends that he held throughout his entire life. After graduating from Lubbock High under the care and encouragement from Jimmy and Phyllis Fife, he met and married Jerita Freeman Fife, who preceded him in death in 2014. During the early stages of their engagement and marriage, Steve volunteered to serve in the US Army. He served two tours in Vietnam, earning him multiple accolades to include the Bronze Star. Shortly after returning to Lubbock to raise their family, Steve started his lifelong trade as a pipefitter. He was an active member of the Local Union 669 throughout his career and even through retirement. Upon retiring, and the passing of his first wife, he married and loved and cared for Kathy Riley-Fife and her family. Steve was an active member at First Church of the Nazarene before transitioning as an active member at Highland Baptist Church. He was an active member of various officiating organizations. His passion and pursuit of excellence were greatly displayed through various baseball officiating organizations through multiple years. Steve also greatly enjoyed riding his classic Cushman Scooters and playing golf with his friends and sons. Steve was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and best friend to many. He never met a stranger.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy Riley; children, Tamara Fife, Tonya Fife, Theadore (Kristen) Fife, and Michael (Chasidy) Riley; grandchildren, Kourtney (Sixto) Paiz, Tonya, Jake, Ryan, Teddy, Dottie, Grace, Tyler, Nathan, Jack, Duck, Charley, Sam, Kayedon, Karson, and Addison; great-grandchildren, Beaux and Lilli; and a brother, Jimmy (Phyllis) Fife and multiple nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Jerita Fife; a daughter, Phyllis Fife, and two sisters, Diana (Charles) Jennings and Carolyn Reeve.
The family of Steve Fife has designated the Boys & Girls Club of Lubbock at lubbockbgc.org for memorial contributions donated in his memory.

My name is TH Fife and I am the son of Steve Fife of Lubbock, Texas. My father was an active member of the Cushman Club of Texas and man did he love his Cushman’s. My dad did join in multiple rallies and participated in some of your events I believe. Unfortunately my father passed peacefully on April 28th of this year.

Our condolences to the Fife family.

2021 Central Texas Ride May 6, 7 and 8, 2021

Debi Goode has provided this write up and most of the photos. Richard Kesselus and Don Henry also sent photos. Thanks so much for the report. Please enjoy!

THURSDAY May 6, 2021

We had 19 participants for the Early-Bird Dinner at Cedars

Mediterranean Grill in Bastrop. A good time was had by all!

FRIDAY May 7, 2021

The day started with coffee and donuts at 8:00 AM at Richard Kesselus’s home.  A pre-ride safety meeting for all 14 riders was held by Richard. Richard led the group through the local area back roads to reach the community of Paige, Tx (named after Don Paige of Abilene of course). After a gas stop, we proceeded South to the State Park in Smithville and we drove through the park, entered the Bastrop State Park, and continued back to the Kesselus home. The ride was 60 miles round trip shortened to allow preparation time for the famous FISH FRY DINNER.  Everyone enjoyed the fellowship and riding again. Chase was provided by Tommy and Debi Goode.

FRIDAY MAY 7, 2021 FISH FRY DINNER

Richard and Betty Kesselus graciously hosted the FISH FRY DINNER Friday evening. JJ Mooney fried up his delicious onion rings and everyone brought a side dish or dessert to complement the meal.

THE CHEFS
Just a little “off kilter” but we like to see more faces per photo.

SATURDAY May 8, 2021

After our customary donuts, coffee and safety meeting, Tommy Goode led the group of 13 riders through the back roads of Bastrop County to the community of Rockne (named after Knute Rockne, for real). We proceeded to Rosanky where we ate lunch at El Borrego de Oro.  After lunch we rode to Smithville for our last gas stop. After Tommy got lost twice in the tiny town of Smithville, he finally led us through the town of Upton and back to Bastrop! The ride was 70 miles round trip.  Chase was provided by Jerry Krenek and Diana Hybner.

Participants in all or some of the activities included:

John & Barbara Allbright

David & Sharon Auvenshire

Forrest Blaylock

Zoe & Twig Branch

Jeff Conner

Larry Freeze

Tommy & Debi Goode

Ted Grisham

Don & Judy Henry

Richard & Betty Kesselus

Jerry Krenek & Diana Hybner

Paul & Mary Kruska

Barbara McKenzie

Jack Miller

JJ Mooney

Don Paige

Johnny & Joyce Pearce

Gene Perry

James & Jane Press

Don & Ann Reed

Ronnie White & grandson Ethan Alexander

Twisted Sisters Ride Sept 23-26, 2021

Twisted Sister Ride

Leakey Texas

Arrive 9-23 depart 9-26

Rides will be on Friday. Saturday, and Sunday morning.

CAMPERS

The campground is available for anyone wanting to arrive as early as September 19th. You must call if you want to arrive before September 23. Call Julie at 830-433-1424 for questions or concerns. She is very helpful. Besides showing up, the only thing you need to do is LET ME KNOW if you are coming so we can make sure there is availability for camping. I will keep a list of the first 10 that respond. I don’t think we will have more than 10, but if we do, hopefully we can find you a camping spot somewhere.

She has 5 50 amp for $45 night and 5 30 amp for $35 night. First arrivals get first choice. There are no sewer hookups, but grey water can be released on the grass.

The campground is located on 336 about a mile north of the 336/83 intersection in Leakey. They will have a large portable sign showing you where to enter.

On your trip down, I would advise you not to drive on 337 from Vanderpool to Leakey in a RV. Your brakes won’t be very happy-dangerious curves and up and downs. Great for scooter riding!

Motel/Cabins

The Historic Leakey Inn

527 S Hwy 83

Leakey Texas, 78873

We have 10 rooms reserved. Google https://leakeyinn.com, then property search, and 3 pages of their rooms/ cabins will appear. Decide which one you would like to reserve and call 830-486-6007 to make reservation. You will probably go to voicemail. Leave a message including that you are part of the Texas Cushman Club group arriving on Sept 23 and departing Sept 26. Dallas, the owner, will call you back a little later. Sometimes it takes her awhile, but she will call back. Please don’t use the online reservation tool. While you are on the website, click on policies at the top of the page and read cancellation policy. This area is so busy that everyone has strict cancellation policies. I made my reservations today. I recommend you do the same. 98% of the rental properties in this area are on the Frio river. Nightly rates can get to $200 very quickly.

We need to have one pot luck dinner. I need volunteers to donate a few dollars to buy BBQ, leaving the veggies, etc., for everyone else to bring. We did this in WV and it worked really well.

There is not much shopping in this area. Lots of people come to play in the clean, clear, cool Frio river. We might join them one afternoon.

Gene Perry

972-768-1081

Central Texas May 2021

Richard Kesselus has planned another great time for all who can attend this year. The weather looks promising. Go have a great time with all the best friends you can ask for!

From Richard’s FaceBook post:

CENTRAL TEXAS MEET
May 6 thru 9
Thursday arrive after 12 noon
meet greet eat together dutch treat 6:30
Friday 7am coffee donuts ride 9 am
fish fry 6 pm
Saturday 7am coffee donuts ride 9am
social snacks drinks after ride
Sunday 8am breakfast short ride 10am
12 noon meet ends
Location 113 My Road Bastrop
Richard Kesselus 512 431 2940,
Tommy Goode 512 549 3062

Richard Kesselus

(Private note: Raymond and I won’t be able to attend. My mother passed away on April 27 and we are attending to the details. Ethel Sanders was 100 years plus 2 months when she died. Active until a stroke disabled her and she died a week later. We considered ourselves very blessed. Chrysti Love)

If someone will share pictures or comments, I’ll do a post after the fun is done!

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