Monday, March 30, 2009
Bikes and BBQ
It rained all week. When I say that, I am not exaggerating. It rained Tues, Wed, Thur, Fri, and Sat. So, when I got a note that some of the guys (and gals) from Adventure Rider - Ride the World! were getting together Sunday night for some BBQ at One Star Ranch in Alpharetta, I was itching to get out and ride without rain! And who is going to turn down Texas style BBQ? Not I!
So, we assembled at the predetermined time and the aforementioned location, my Harley and 5 BMWs. We don't discriminate. If you're on two wheels and enjoy riding, we figure we can tolerate you long enough to eat a meal.
An order of wings and onion rings and the tales began. Then it was BBQ Pork sandwiches and ribs. One of my buddies in the group recently returned from a motorcycle ride to Alaska and back, hard core! My other buddy came in his mini-pickup because his BMW needs a transmission, bummer!
Before long a couple guitar pickers set up and began to entertain. One of our crew yelled out "Freebird!" and without missing a beat, the pickers broke into a well performed rendition of the overplayed Lynyrd Skynyrd tune. I then yelled out "Robert Earl Keen" (this is a TEXAS BBQ joint after all). But, the pickers didn't know any REK. I imagine they're youtubing and googling REK this week.
All too soon we were riding off in our separate directions in the 45F windy night, but truly a good time was had by all.