My first long trip on a bike started with the West Texas Pie Run, but it goes on for miles and miles after that. Mods, although this first installment may look like it belongs in the Pie Run thread, it will go well beyond that, so please don't merge. Thanks!
Seven of us on seven different brands of motorcycles set out from the Koffee Kup in Hico, headed for Fort Davis.
The Pie Man II capturing one of his court house shots:
I did not take a ton of shots on the long, hot trip west. Saw 106 temps for a couple of hours with spikes to 108. Like riding in a blast furnace.
Saturday Morning dawned with a promise of a great day:
The riding that morning was laid back, and relaxing, except when the critters played chicken with the bikes. I would swear I saw a rabbit run between Scott's front and rear tires.
The now infamous cow flipping incident happened late in the ride
I have the impact site marked as a waypoint in case we want to go back and look at that cow. Following second in line I had the front row seat as the cow knocked off both mirrors, rolled up the fairing and off the left side upside down. The critter landed on its back and rolled on impact. I got stopped short of the cow and it hopped up and ran off. Mama cow was by the side of the road and was not a happy animal.
The Pie gathering itself is well covered so I will skip ahead to the after pie ride.
We all went different ways after lunch,
I had to stop at this pullout and shoot the bike between the rocks
Went to the top of the scenic drive inside the park
I am not sure if this is part of the old fort lookout, or a new structure placed where the lookout used to be.
Spectacular view from the shade it gives.
This made me want to try the old road, but it is not a public thoroughfare anymore. It is on the grounds of the fort itself.
That is pretty much all I have for the Friday/Saturday start of the trip, will get to sorting the Sunday stuff as I headed into New Mexico.