Three weeks, that’s how long we were off the road! Scott covers all the details over on Rumbling Rider so I’ll just give you the recap: On his way home from work three weeks ago his speedometer stopped working, we took it in and after extensive diagnosing the dealership found some wire had stopped conducting current. Fast forward three weeks and we are back on the road!
During that time I kept thinking of things to write about on here but was I pretty bummed not to be on the road and didn’t really even want to think about riding related stuff since I couldn’t be on mine. I was surprised to see how much I missed riding! During this time I had to admit to Scott that he was right, riding definitely becomes a part of you quickly. It made me wonder what we did pre-motorcycle days.
Fast forward to Labor Day. Be both have our bikes and an extra day off! We got up early and headed out in hopes of beating the heat just a bit. Of course during the summer in Texas that is hard to do! We started off with breakfast at The Porch. This spot has quickly became our go-to place for a breakfast ride. Then onward toward Jacksboro.
On our way we came across a biker event in Granbury. The Biker Bash Texas is put on by Full Armor Biker Church, and is a Christian bike ministry event. We decided to park and check it out. We walked around, took video, snapped some pictures and talked to vendors and other bikers. One of the things Scott and I always enjoy is the unexpected things you find when out for a ride. Before leaving we cooled down with several glasses of iced tea at the Fillin Station.
Rested and cooled down it was onwards to Jacksboro to eat the Green Frog, or so we thought. Once we arrived we found that they were closed. We aren’t sure why because their website said they would be open. I wasn’t sure what we were going to do and I was getting hungry! I looked at Scott who of course already had a back up plan. He smiled and said “Trust me, I know a place that will be open”.
Onwards yet again! I had no idea where we were going other than it was in Springtown but the hope of food kept me going! I was excited when we pulled up to Howell’s Cafe. Unlike me, Scott grew up around motorcycles. Howell’s Cafe is where he and his dad would ride to with friends when he was younger. It was nice to get to share that part of his childhood with him. My favorite part was the atmosphere. Conversations were going on amongst the tables between the customers and staff. We took our time eating and talking and by the time we left we both felt better. The heat really can sneak up on you. I wish i had gotten some pictures of Howell’s but I had food on my mind and didn’t even grab my camera when we went in.
It certainly was nice to be back on the road.