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I'm more obsessed with the idea of vacation than any one particular vacation spot. I love to explore new places and cultures. Candice Accola

The Gathering

They came from far and wide. They came on two wheels; three wheels and those with sidecars came on four. Some towed their bikes, but not many. Most had been on this ride many times before. They came from all walks of life and a variety of backgrounds. Many came to camp, either in a tent or towing their mini-homes behind them. A few chose to stay at a motel near by. This event was not about how far you came, how you got there or where you stayed once you did get there, it was about gathering together and celebrating 41 years of T.M.R.A. State Rallies.
Headed to the downtown parade


In the book “Rocky Mountain Rendezvous” by Fred R. Gowans; Jim Beckwourth describes: “Mirth, songs, dancing, shouting, trading, running, jumping, singing, racing, target shooting, yarns, frolic, with all sorts of extravagances that white men or Indians could invent, were freely indulged in.”

While the T.M.R.A. Rally in Comanche didn’t get a lot of target practice in, the participants did engage in all sort of celebration.

There was one Indian (Native American) that was sorely missed at this years rally. Damn Indian of the Armadillo Tribe was regrettably absent as he is riding his iron horse in the sky. Damn I miss that Indian.

Bike Games

With the break of day on Saturday, there is much anticipation and activities to coordinate. None are more popular than the bike games.

Jim Beckwourth went on to describe the Rendezvous: “All kinds of sports were indulged in with a heartiness that would astonish more civilized societies.”
Not everyone can ride blindfolded. It takes a exceptional rider that will ride without the advantage of sight. As you can see here, a daring feat performed, by a long time daring rider. Avanell has been riding longer that most of the riders on the road today have been alive.

Well buckaroos, another rally in the books. I had fun meeting new people and spending time with old friends. I surely hope I will see you next year. #42 yahoo!

Don't forget;
ride often, ride hard and ride safe, but mostly ...
Ride em if ya go em!

Comanche Cake
Comanche Cake
All-Star Bill
Bill Hudgins
Enjoying the ceremonies
Enjoying the ceremonies
On the way to the parade
On the way to the parade
On the way to the parade too
On the way to the parade Too
Folly Folks
Folly Folks

Thanks for stopping by