Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Downed Biker Association Poker Run

Greetings! It was a fabulous day to ride on Sunday. Dee and I did our first poker run. I was seriously nervous, but I made it. I was very happy with the group of girls we rode with. Every last one of them kept asking if I was ok and if I'd rather take the back roads. I appreciated them understanding that I was nervous. That's me on the right and Dee on the left (ON THE HIGHWAY!), courtesy of Shelly Moe taking the pic over her head (she was riding, not driving). Anyway, we left home at 9 and got home around 7:30. I was so tired and was shocked when I looked at the mileage and we had only gone about 120 miles (and about 60 of those miles were from the commute into town and back). There were 5 stops in all, and the cards I drew at each location were crap. But, I did win 50 bucks on a raffle. We also bought some patches. I bought one that says "Fear the Reaper" another one is an Army one and the last one says "These are my church clothes". Makes sense since I usually only get to ride on Sunday (and I'm PRAYING a lot while I'm riding). All in all it was a great day and they raised quite a bit for the Sherriff's Deputy that got injured while riding. Oh, and major sight-seeing. The state fair has nothing on bike runs. Trust me.


Becky said...

Sounds like you had fun. I understand your being nervous. Looks like you did good so now it will be easier the next time. What will you put the patches on?


iburyem said...

I've got a vest. The group we ride with has a patch and a Confederation of Clubs(OK)patch, but I haven't had time to get them sewn on yet. I felt good about the ride. I'll definitely do it again!

Ronman said...

Congrats on your first poker run. Sounds as if you have a great group to ride with. Taking care of each other and helping the newer riders build their skills is what it's all about. I'm looking forward to riding along with ya here on your blog. Oh I love the patches too. Guess it's from my Boy Scout days. We'd do anything for a patch.

Ride Safe