The day started out nice, if a little bit humid because of all of the tropical moisture that the remnants of Erin brought up this way.
We headed down to the starting point without anything eventful happening, got some breakfast, met up with the rest of the group, and hit the road 9 bikes strong.
The ride down to Hico was fun, no major issues, other than the bike eating pot hold just before we turned on to US-67. The roads were good, with a few sweepers to liven things up.
We arrived at the Koffee Kup at around 11:30 or so, got a couple tables for the group which had now grown by a few more thanks to some of the Austin netscum who rode up to meet us. Food, and more importantly pie, was had by all.
Afterwards the group split into two smaller groups with me leading the one over to Dublin for some real Dr. Pepper. The other group decided to go find some twisties to play with. A fateful decision as we’d find out later…
Old Doc’s was pretty interesting and the Dr. Pepper was delicious. In case you didn’t know, Dublin, TX is the only Dr. Pepper bottling company that still uses the original recipe, including the cane sugar instead of corn syrup.
After we finished up there we headed up US-377 for home. When all was said and done it was around 230 miles round trip and quite an enjoyable ride both due to the company and the roads.
The only bad part was that one of our riders went down. Details are sketchy right now, but it looks like he’s going to be OK. Some lacerations and bruises, maybe a concussion, and the bike’s a bit messed up. He’s OK, which is the important part. We’ll worry about his bike later.