By: Rick Nail
Well, it started like this: Last Sunday while on our regular Sunday ride/quest for food, we were at Tamarac Marina enjoying a bacon cheeseburger, grilled shrimp, and a cold beer or four and Todd Peeler pops up and says, “Y’all ever been to Cody Creek?” And we said what and where is a “Cody Creek”? After a week of calling out CBA members, friends, and family, and watching the weather forecast, a ride was scheduled for Sunday, February 19, to enjoy lunch at the Depot at Cody Creek in Dobson, NC. The majority of us met at Stars n Bars in Salisbury on Sunday morning and rolled down 601 headed to Dobson. We picked up more friends in Yadkinville. We even had a couple of friends who flew in from the Roost and met us along the way. We ended up with 18 bikes in our parade.
It was a beautiful day for a ride. Welcome to February in North Carolina - sunny and 70º! The destination was a beautiful place with GREAT food, really good service, and nice people. While we were there, other bikes came and went and a hot rod club rolled in, too. They had some beautiful cars and trucks.
After getting full as a tick, some of the group decided to ride on home but most of us decided to ride to Pilot Mountain, since we were so close. So, off we went. Well, it seems, that half of North Carolina’s population also decided to visit the mountain on Sunday.
As we approached the park entrance, both sides of the road were packed with parked cars. Then we saw the trusty Park Ranger closing the park entrance because it was too crowded. Soooooo, on the road again, we headed back to Concord. This seems to be a future destination plan for myself and my Majik Mama (Myra’s nickname back in the days of the club and the PanHead) to come back and fulfill this ride on another day when it is not too crowded, and since now we have this retirement time in our lives, we can go during the week and enjoy the roads less crowded.
Today is really what defines a good time with good friends. There were no problems, just lots of hugs and smiles and laughter. Until the next Ride, as my friend Hoppy [RIP] would say, “Life is good, and God is GREAT!”
Y’all RIDE Safe & RIDE FREE!