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EAST TX: Saturday Breakfast - SkyLine Cafe

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#1
I'm not a pilot, but I am an aircraft buff.

I keep thinking about making the weekly breakfast gathering at the Blue Hanger at the Northwest Regional Airport. But it's about a two hour ride from my place, meaning I'd have to leave around 6am to make the 8am gathering time.

Maybe something more local can be organized.

About 15 minutes west of my place is the Tyler Pounds Regional Airport. I worked there in the mid 70's as part of the grounds maintenance crew.

A few years ago the city of Tyler built a new terminal and, except for the air traffic control tower, left the old terminal vacant. The Historic Aviation Museum (www.tylerhamm.org) now occupies the terminal along with the SkyLine Cafe (http://www.skylinecafe.org/).

I'm going to start having breakfast at the SkyLine Cafe the first Saturday of the month, beginning September 4, at 8am. Anyone interested in joining is more than welcome. Look for either my blue Triumph Sprint ST or black Suzuki Bandit 1250 in the parking lot.

SkyLine Cafe location:

150 Airport Drive, Tyler 75704
Tyler Pounds Regional Airport, Old Terminal Bldg
Hwy 64 West
903-593-7455
Latitude: 32-21-14.9000N
Longitude: 095-24-08.5900W
Local Weather: http://www.weatherreports.com/<_Tyler_TX_>?units=f

MAP: http://www.mapquest.com/maps?name=S...itude=-95.399779&geocode=ADDRESS&id=266128283
 
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#2
Good idea, Mark. I'll try to join you.
However, if you want to try for the Northwest airport get-together, 6 a.m. is not too early for me to meet you in Lindale.
 
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Good idea, Mark. I'll try to join you.
However, if you want to try for the Northwest airport get-together, 6 a.m. is not too early for me to meet you in Lindale.
That's a deal, Bill. I'm just eating at SkyLine the first monthly Saturday.

Let's ride out when it's really cooled off, like in October. No more hot weather runs for me, like the one we did to Godley, I'm wussed out for the year :giveup: :lol2:
 
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#7
If I don't go dirt riding with Thomas and others Sat morning, I may see y'all there.

:flip:I might even bring the DRZ since I got it plated today.
 
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Looks like I will be there in the truck. I am going to bring my son, I think he will like looking at the planes. We may not show up till 8:30 since the museum doesn't open till 10.
 
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We were saving you a seat Bill, then Luis showed up and took it :lol2:

Man it was so cool (both temp and attitude) this morning. Felt great wearing leather instead of mesh. Also got to see Luis' new Triumph Scrambler.
 
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So, is this a weekly meeting or a monthly meeting? Is anyone meeting this morning?

-Jeff
First Saturday of each month per the O/P.... Next one should be October 2nd.
Yeah, I was too lazy to make this a weekly thing :lol2: But anyone's welcome to turn it into that.

Hope you can make it out to the upcoming one Jeff, regular cool weather might be in the forecast as we move into October. I'd look forward to you riding your Bonnie. If Luis rides out on his Scrambler, and with me on my Sprint, we'd have a mini-Triumph rally going. :rider:
 
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I'd look forward to you riding your Bonnie. If Luis rides out on his Scrambler, and me on my Sprint, we'd have a mini-Triumph rally going. :rider:
I do, too. Unfortunatly, life has gotten in the way of it's restoration and I need to finish assembling her, which is my goal by 1Q11. My girlfriend was telling me today about all the upcoming fall festivals in East Texas with car and bike shows that would be ideal vintage Triumph destinations, but I'll have to suffer with the Duc or Beemer for now.

-Jeff
 
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mrskids / Luis(?),

Is that you I see commuting south on TX-155 around 5 PM during the week? This week, I have seen what appears to be a green Triumph Scrambler heading south, while I commute north from Palestine to Tyler. If so, I look forward to meeting you in person at one of the upcoming events.

-Jeff
 
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mrskids / Luis(?),

Is that you I see commuting south on TX-155 around 5 PM during the week? This week, I have seen what appears to be a green Triumph Scrambler heading south, while I commute north from Palestine to Tyler. If so, I look forward to meeting you in person at one of the upcoming events.

-Jeff
Could be him. He usually takes 155 in but usually doesn't leave work till after 6 which would put him in Palestine around 6:45. However if your sure its a green Triumph Scrambler, there's a good chance its him. I haven't seen any others around here yet.


If you ride the BMW then we will have our usual mini BMW rally. If you feel like being different ride the Duc.
 
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Giving this a bump.

This coming Saturday is the first one for October. I'll be at breakfast at 8am, my son Cameron might be with me.

Weather looks good, morning low of 56 with a high of 78 and clear skies.

Gosh it's nice to drag the leather gear out from the back of the closet :bigokay:
 
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Thanks for the bump Bill, we'll miss seeing you there.

I'll be there, it's gonna be a busy riding day for me.

I'm headed to Texarkana after I leave the cafe. Figure the whole day will add up to about 300 miles. The weather shows a Friday night low of 38 and a Saturday high of 67 with clear skies, nice weather to ride some miles
 
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#30
Put us down as might make it , 6 AM leave time is a little cool and early for us Old Fart riders and bikes, if I wake up feeling good we'll be there..

Bonnie Girl has had Her feelings hurt lately as I have been giving the old Kaw.too much attention...I really need to take Her out more often...4K original miles and adding...:rider:

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Put us down as might make it , 6 AM leave time is a little cool and early for us Old Fart riders and bikes, if I wake up feeling good we'll be there..

Bonnie Girl has had Her feelings hurt lately as I have been giving the old Kaw.too much attention...I really need to take Her out more often...4K original miles and adding...:rider:

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Very nice, 4K original! Hope you, and Bonnie, can make it Saturday.
 
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Guy's
Weather looks COLD for Sat. AM...I think roughly 2 hours ride between 30 & 40 degrees will be a little rough on both of us so when it warms up instead of breakfast We'll take a little bimble around Lake O The Pines...Then tear down Bonnie's front end and replace tubes,seals and all other moving parts in the forks....

Mark , may see you on the road around the lake if you take Hwy 155, I live a couple of miles from Hwy 259 and 155 intersection down the lake....Or I'm roughly half way between the Tyler and Texarkana model airplane fields :sun:.....Ed
 
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My plan is to have breakfast tomorrow morning at Skyline, then make a back road ride over to Shreveport for the Red River BMW Rider's Club meeting at Shreveport Motorsports. It'll be cold riding to breakfast, but it looks like it'll warm up quickly after mid-morning. I'll have to be on the road to Shreveport around 9 AM and will be at Skyline by 8 AM.

-Jeff
 
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Will you all be riding again this weekend? Sounds like a good time and I heard their food was fantastic especially the burgers. Maybe we should do lunch?
 
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It was 37-degrees when I arrived at the airport at 7:30. Dave was already there on his Honda Africa Twin. Mark showed up on his Bandit next followed by Ron on his LT. I rode my R1100S since its heated grips, accessory outlet for the heated vest, and wind protection make it a superior cold weather bike to the Ducati.

I think this is only the second or third time I've used the heated vest in 10 years, but I was glad to have it on this ride. I catch some flak for the heated vest, but I explain it is like a coat. If you did not have a coat, you might not go outside some days. Well, I got to ride on Saturday because of the vest when I otherwise might not have.

Breakfast was decent, but I really enjoyed the conversation. I had had a back road route planned to the Red River BMW Riders meeting in Shreveport, so I had to get back on the road by 9 AM. By then it had warmed to a balmy 42-degrees.

I think I will make breakfast with the TWT guys and lunch with the Beemer club my standard first Saturday of the month.

-Jeff
 
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#37
Just a suggestion, since the weather is getting colder.....why don't we meet for lunch at Skyline Cafe. I hear their Rubens are the best around and Ive eaten the burgers and they are nice and juicy.

Let me know, I can go any day of the week
 
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#38
The forecast is looking good for the Saturday breakfast RTE:

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. South wind around 10 mph
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.

I will be there and believe my dad will join us. See y'all then.

-Jeff
 
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I really hate missing these get togethers , this month Dr. is putting in a pacemaker on Monday so with different blood thinners this weekend I'll have to pass...Ed
Just got one of those on 5 November.
Reality check....figure 5-6- weeks off the bike.
There is a jacket maker out there who will fit a pad for protection of the unit.
PM me if ya wanr more info. The jacket takes 4 weeks after the order.

You will feel much better after the surgery...........
 
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#45
I can't think of anything on the schedule that would impinge on my participation. Or maybe I'm not thinking hard enough.:ponder:

I intend to be there.
 
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#46
I hope y'all had a Merry Chrismas. Are y'all planning on getting together for breakfast New Year's Day morning, or should we reschedule the RTE for Saturday, January 8?

I will be out of town New Year's day, so if y'all decide to meet then, Happy New Year! Otherwise, I will see you on the 8th.

-Jeff
 
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I hope y'all had a Merry Chrismas. Are y'all planning on getting together for breakfast New Year's Day morning, or should we reschedule the RTE for Saturday, January 8?

I will be out of town New Year's day, so if y'all decide to meet then, Happy New Year! Otherwise, I will see you on the 8th.

-Jeff
Jeff, I appreciate you starting the thread off for Janaury.

This was brought up at this month's RTE and I agree, reschedule the breakfast for the 8th. A lot of people might be out of town for the 1st. I'd miss the 1st because I've been participating in Rapid Robert's NYD Ride for several years.
 
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