Hot as H-E-double hockey sticks!

I’m back from vacation. I camped at Wright Patman, just a few miles from Texarkana. The original plan was to go to the Magna Owners Of Texas rally known as MOOT Mag, at Koyote Ranch in Bandera Texas. That’s about 488 miles from Texarkana. At the last minute, things came up and I couldn’t get out of town. So another MOOTster, who also couldn’t get to Bandera, and I had our own little ralley at Wright Patman.
We took a 160 mile ride with some of our BikeNight friends Saturday down through Vivian Louisiana, then over to Jefferson Texas. It was HOT! We hit Vivian at 11:00 am. At one point we stopped to ask directions to a store we were looking for. We were close to a car wash and one of our group dropped in some quarters and used the spray wand, set on rinse, as a mister.

While one of our group was seeking enlightenment, another was seeking relief from the heat. When it's right at 100˚ a car wash wand set on rinse makes a pretty fair mister.

While one of our group was seeking enlightenment, another was seeking relief from the heat. When it's right at 100˚ a car wash wand set on rinse makes a pretty fair mister.

Hallelujah! Praise the Lord and pass more quarters! Truley a revival from the heat.

Hallelujah! Praise the Lord and pass more quarters! Truley a revival from the heat.

We’ve just about decided to make that our Standard Operating Procedure on these hot summer rides. Go 60 miles and find a car wash. Soak down, head out and go another 60 miles and find another car wash. We’ll have to appoint someone to be sure we have quarters.

— Guy Wheatley

More photos of the ride can be seen on my personal Website:
Wheatley Photo gallery

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