Here is Bud as we head East down Southwest Parkway, enroute to Tx Hwy 79. This is the first time Bud's been out since that snowstorm we had on Christmas Eve.
We get to Sutherlands & meet up with Curtis. This is Bud & Curtis. Bud is a member of the Blue Knights TX XX, Curtis is the Blue Knights TX XX Chaplain and I am currently President.
I had given Curtis my Blue Knights sticker when he gave me his application & dues and he already has it in place on his back fender.
We decided to go down TX 79 to FM 1952 and then East to FM 2606, across the dam at Lake Arrowhead and then up FM 148 and go to Four Stars from the South. As we head out South on Hwy 79, here is a pic of Curtis (blue bike) and Bud bringing up the rear.
As we head East on FM 1954, I try to keep the speed between 60-70 mph, because Bud is still getting his confidence back after totalling out his other bike on August 31,09. I watched him roll and get thrown off his bike at 70 mph in my rear view mirror. He was banged up, his bike was totalled but thank God he is still with us. Check his wreck out at the following link: http://jjskewlstuff3.blogspot.com/2009/08/pgr-mission-purcell-oklahoma-8-30-09.html
We cross the Lake Arrowhead Dam on FM 2606. The water is fairly calm today. There are many Oil Derricks in Lake Arrowhead near the dam
A view of Curtis & Bud behind me on the Dam
There are still some piles of snow here & there, from the snow storm on Christmas Eve 2009, as we make our way to Henrietta Texas
We get to Four Stars Motorcycle Ranch and this is Bud, Curtis & Sissy. As most of you regular viewers know, Sissy is a salesperson at Four Stars. For more info on Four Stars Motorcycle Ranch, click this link and then click on motorcycles. They have motorcycles there for every one's taste. Sissy's Yellow Harley is there & for sale. She now rides a 2009 Red Harley Tri-Glide http://www.fourstarsautoranch.com/
Bud, Curtis & me at Four Stars Motorcycle Ranch, Henrietta Texas
There are many used bikes for sale at Four Stars, including this yellow 05 Harley Road King of Sissy's. See this link for the info on Sissy's Harley: http://jjskewlstuff3.blogspot.com/2009/11/larry-picks-up-scooter-in-henrietta.html
Some of the other used bikes at Four Stars.
The 105th Anniversary Medallion on the front fender of an Ultra Classic for sale..
The last pic of today's post is of Curtis as we head back North on US 287 to Wichita Falls. I thoroughly enjoyed today's ride and seeing Bud, Curtis & Sissy again. I also got to meet Roy, the Pastor of the Broken Chains Freedom Church in Wichita Falls Texas. See this link with a story on the church: http://www.timesrecordnews.com/news/2009/apr/27/wheeling-and-kneeling/. The Broken Chains Freedom Church is located at 5200 Old Jacksboro Hwy Wichita Falls Texas 76308 Phone: 940-636-9615. Services are Friday Nights at 7:00 p.m Bikers are Welcome!! I hope to check it out when this foot thing allows me..
Also, it looks like my riding days are numbered for this Spring. I will more than likely be getting foot reconstruction on my right foot in February and will be off the bike for 3 1/2 months while it heals. I shall keep ya'll advised on operation.
Scroll down for more rides, events & posts and don't forget to click on the "older posts" link at the bottom of EACH page for more rides and posts. Check out North Texas Bikers (1) at http://www.jjskewlstuff.blogspot.com/ for rides, events & posts from January 08-November 08. and North Texas Bikers II at: http://www.jjskewlstuffii.blogspot.com/ for rides, events & posts from Nov. 08-July 09. Until next post, ya'll be careful out there, ride safe, keep the rubber on the road & pray for our Troops & Pattie & Manuel & Steffanie................JOHN