Sunday, February 24, 2008

A Day at the Races.

We were all under the impression that the weather was going to be awesome (70+) so we thought that a day at the races would be a great way to spend a warm sunny day.

The Central Motorcycle Racing Association was having their first race of the season here in North Texas at the Oak Hill Track in Henderson. We had never been out there so we were all looking forward to it.

Jamie and I met Rob and Herman at the Racetrac by the house at 8AM. We then slabbed it over to Terrell to meet up with Jackie, Vern, Old Paul, Paul and Peggy. Let me tell you this. It was COLD! The weather was overcast and it was flat out chilly. Jamie made full use of the heated vest. It looked overcast and was getting colder by the mile. We knew it had to break as the weather forecast is never wrong!. hehehe. Remember to click on the pictures to see the full size version. See all of the pictures here: CMRA gallery

We all got together and headed over to Tyler where we took a much needed get warm break. I have to say that I have not been this cold on a ride in a long long time. Maybe since this ride last year. I had to actually put on my brothers rain suit pants just to try and get warmer.

We got to the races around 11:00am. The parking was fine and the races were already well underway. There is nothing better than hearing the scream of bikes hauling ass around a track. Jamie had never been to a races so she was excited as well. We hung out, had lunch and watched 2-3 races. The sun FINALLY came out while we watched, so it warmed up which was a very nice change for the day. We walked around the paddock and checked out all the camps / bike area. It was awesome. See all of Rob's Pictures here.

The day was a great one. It started out cold but got better and better as the day went on. I want to Thank Paul for setting it up. I say it all of the time, but the people that we ride with are wonderful. They are not just riding buddies but they are friends. Thanks again Paul for the idea of attending the races. The picture below from L-R is Paul, Herman and then my wonderful wife Jamie.

We got back to the house around 6PM. We logged 316 miles and had a great day. I do have to say that if my only option for riding is the superslab I would pass. The interstate sucks.. But the day was a good one. Can't wait until March and the races in Cressen.

Here are some video taken from the day. This was shot on my hand held digital camera so quality is what it is.. Sorry.







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