Republic Of Texas Rally 2016
The 2016 Austin Republic of Texas Motorcycle Rally is over and I am looking forward to it in 2017. This year I enjoyed the opportunity to meet so many great people from a number of states and local to Austin. I appreciate the stories and getting to know some of the people at the rally. I took a number of images at the rally and it would take me too long to post all of them so I selected a large collection to include in some blogs that I wrote recently about the rally. I have also added some of the photos to 500px.com/enorte where they will be exhibited for a short time. Below are a links to the Blog Posts I wrote related to the Rally and within each are associated photos. In addition, the slide show includes additional images. I hope you enjoy the photos.
If you would like to see more, click below in the Continue Reading link to see more photos from the Rally.
You sit behind the handlebars,
while the engine plays it’s tune,
you ride by soul, more than touch,
as if guided by some acient rune.
You think, as we all have,
you look within as you ride,
without thinking about it,
without thought for pride,
for true bikers dont ride for glory,
or for the rewards of men,
but for the simple joy of riding,
That’s not a what, it’s a when.
Like the tale of man an machine,
growing together old,
Something not understood,
by those not of our fold.
Or the joy of building,
a new ride and friend,
that will be ridden,
until the end, of life or of the road,
for in this life we chose,
there is not a lot of difference,
between the two of those.
(Copied this poem from http://vtwinbiker.com/BikerPoetry/THE_REASON/the_reason.html)