May, 14th, 2006


FOGG Rider Report

Motherís Day Run To Galveston


This yearís Motherís day motorcycle ride to Galveston was not quite up on the par with last year. But we still managed to ride amid tornado warnings, high winds and heavy rain, just to make the ride a memorable challenge. We did have to stop once for a minor repair job. Kerry's bike had a screw loose (new pipes). Angela said she could have told him that before we left. Despite the hardheads ridding with us, we made a decision to forgo the hail stones this year. So, we decided stopped at a restaurant, about 25 miles short of Galveston after it was pointed out that the "small craft warning", on the radio might include motorcycles. We were wet (soaked) and cold. But the food and fellowship were outstanding. As we ate a great meal, we watched pictures of severe weather and wind damage at Galveston on a big screen TV.


The ride home was a little cooler, but not nearly as exciting as last year. We were still fairly wet and cold when we finally made it home safely. This years Motherís day ride included the following.


Baxleyís (Kerry, Angela, Joshua & Mikalyn)

Johnsonís (David, Rhonda, Amanda & Samantha)

Willisí (John, Gladys & Nichole)

The general consensus was that next year we are planning on riding the motorcycles to Humble for Motherís day and Galveston for Fatherís day. We havenít actually rode into a hurricane yet and, well, quite frankly, the tornado riding thing on Motherís day is getting to be old hat for a few of us.


No photoís of this years Motherís day ride were taken, although God did provide plenty of flashes of lightening for the event. I guess we need to work on the small, digital, waterproof camera thing for future challenging motorcycle rides.


David Johnson