2015 Rockers vs. Mods Austin
Feb. 27th - Mar. 1st
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Well the weather wasn't the best for
the Rockers vs Mods in Austin. Plain and simple it just sucked. Robb Green, Paul Fielder-White and I left Dallas around 9:00 AM Friday just as the snow was coming down, in the truck naturally. It was a little
slick on some of the bridges but not too bad on the way down. All the wrecks were on the other side.
We got to the Austin Hotel before check in and unloaded the bikes and went for a walk down South Congress Ave. to find a cocktail. We saw Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar and decided we walked far enough. Paul
still full from lunch had to have some oysters because he" loves them", he told us. What kind she asks. Paul, with a puzzled look didn't have a clue. So she said “I will make you an assortment". Time for me
to go check in so I left for the hotel. Got the room opened up and here they come. Paul asks me if I knew how much the bill was, not a clue. Three drinks and a dozen oysters with tip, almost a hundred
dollars. Every time we passed by the restaurant Robb and I tried to get Paul to go in, it began a big joke the hole time.
Friday meet and greet and check in was at Jo's across the street. DeLacey Melehes and Stephanie Gage passed out the goodie bags. Richard we need them at LOP; they do a great job, easy on the eyes, and a lot
of fun to be with. Of course you got to thank Jeremiah Martin for drafting them.
Friday night was at the South Austin Brewery. Great micro brewed beer. Good band and nice scenery. Sorry about the pictures. Pulling out and putting the camera in my pocket it changed the settings.
Saturday morning we walked to breakfast. Passed Perla's Seafood again (Ha Ha) on the way to the Magnolia on S. Congress Ave. Great place for all three meals. We left out the back door and down the street on
the west side of Congress. Check out the cool houses.
Saturday we got to ride to Lone Star Cycle in the misty wetness. Most of the streets were dry. My Speed Triple's battery went dead. Paul went the auto parts store and got a 8mm wrench to get the seat off, but
no luck on jumping it off. Paul went to Lone Star and got a battery, but it needed to be charged. Mat behind the counter took a smaller battery, and he and Paul went to rescue me in his car. Mat installed the
battery and we went to the dealer ship. After the battery charged Mat installed it. No charge for labor or service charge. Mat and Lone star are the best. There were few people for the raffle so we all got at
least one gift.
Saturday night was at Revival Cycles. What a fantastic place. Check out the bikes, you might recognize some of them. Dave Edinger had a few there. Out of all the people that I would not expect to see there
was Steve Klein from the Cherokee Chapter.
Sunday was a little meet out by Lake Travis. We said our good byes and thanked Jeremiah, Stephanie, and DeLacey and headed home.
Your VP Randy
March Meeting Recap
The 2015 March Club meeting was held at Big D Cycle on Sunday, March 22nd.
The meeting was started at 1400 by president Richard Asprey with over 50 people in attendance. Thanks to Keith and staff for opening up Big D Cycle and thanks to Bobby Vaughn for
preparing his world famous gumbo for all to enjoy.
Spring Hill Country Ride, centered in and around Leakey, TX, - Apr. 23rd to 26th.
Pate Swap Meet, at the Texas Motor Speedway - Apr. 30th to May 3rd. Shelby Withrow from the Antique Motorcycle Club of America discussed at length how it will work.
British Invasion of the Ozarks, in and around Arkansas - Sep. 11th to 18th. Dennis Tackett talked up the September Arkansas ride.
Richard Asprey bought a tricked out Honda Grom with a big bore kit and Ӧhlins suspension.
Jerrett Martin showed off his new Triumph race bike. A hat was passed to raise money for tires for his upcoming race at the Big Easy.
Richard said a special thank you to Mike Mediterraneo for all his hard work in organizing everything.
Richard Asprey won the 50/50 and handed the money over to Jerrett.