We enjoyed riding two of the Three Sisters; TX 336 and 337. We did not ride the third Sister, TX 335 because the low cloud and misty rain turned the road wet making the twisties a bit more treacherous.
The Three Sisters are probably the best roads in Texas for motorcycle riding.
It was an enjoyable weekend of riding and being with a few close friends.
I have enjoyed organizing and riding in the WinterSTOC event in 2019 and in 2018.
This weekend, Kathy and I returned to the Lower Pecos Region of Texas to visit Seminole Canyon State Park to see more pre-Indian shelter settlements and pictographs in Presa Canyon.
We had a great day with our great guides, Lance and Susan. All of the other nine people who had booked cancelled, so we had the tour to ourselves. It was a full day of hiking, bouldering and bushwacking down Seminole Canyon, and then up Presa Canyon to the pre-Indian Rock Art sites. It started off cool and foggy but the sun burned through and we had a beautiful clear day.
The Rock Art was stunning, mystical but so full of meaning. Very well preserved in great detail in Black Cave, but more indistinct and blurred in some of the other sites more prone to erosion and spawling of the limestone.
Today, Kathy and I enjoyed another ride to eat (RTE) at Murphy’s Steakhouse in Winchester, Texas. This was the first RTE for the year and for the new decade!
It was great that Bobbie could join us for the ride. It started out cold as it was only 42 degF as I rolled down the driveway. Heated grips and seat for me. Kathy was wearing my Warm n’ Safe heated jacket so she managed the cold very well. Beautifully clear and sunny as we rode west on the backroads following the MS-150 bike ride route through Bellville, Industry and Fayetteville. By the time we arrived in Winchester it was in the low 50’s
At 10:30 there were only a half dozen motorcycles in the parking lot. By the time Murphy’s opened at 11:00am there were over 50! I had posted the RTE on three online motorcycle forums, so the word had definitely got out about the event!
It was great to see some old friends again after so long.
The steaks at Murphy’s did not disappoint!
On the way home we stopped off at the Rohan Meadery north of La Grange.
It was a great day of riding and sharing with friends.
My Resolution for the New Year, and new Decade is that I am opting out of FaceBook. I deleted the apps from my mobile devices and will no longer post. Initially I shall not delete my account, primarily because it is very hard to do that.
I am increasingly annoyed with FB’s lack of recognition and understanding how social media has divided societies and impacted politics around the world.
I cut all adds on Facebook, but they are becoming ever more intrusive in attempting to monitor my privacy
Social media and mobile devices have had an awful impact on the younger generation.
My original use for FB was to keep in touch with my extended, internationally based, family Most of the younger generation had the sense to leave FB some time, ago. I am belatedly following their lead.
The upcoming 2020 elections in the USA is going to be very partisan. Although I don’t get any “news” on FB now, I don’t want to endure seeing anymore “share” notifications! I am VERY worried about the direction our country is going, whether lead by Right or Left.
I’ll maintain my Instagram account (yelromatx) for sharing the occasional pictures, but the majority of our pictures will continue to be posted on our website: www.texasmorleys.com
For references to why I came to the decision to opt out of social media on FaceBook: