Monday, February 23, 2009

WAR XVII - Texas Independance Day

WAR XVII is upon us, as is my favorite National Holiday: Texas Independence Day.

On March 2 each year, we celebrate our state's independence; the signing of the declaration, the drawing of the line in the sand.  We remember San Jacinto. We remember the Alamo.  But most of all, we celebrate our Texas Pride.

We're the biggest state in the union.  No, Alaska doesn't count - if you melted the ice, we'd be bigger.  As Texans we're proud of everything in our state - our food, our beer, our football, our size, our flag, our music.  But, mostly we proud of our pride.  And we're proud of that pride too!

The Capitol is the only state capitol building taller than the U.S. Capitol.  We're the only state that can legally fly our flag at the same height as the US Flag.  That, my friend, is pride.

So, let's be proud, and proud of our pride and visit a few classic "Texas Bars".  What better way to start out than eating a bowl of the State Food of Texas - Chili.  We'll then make our way around the city, visiting Scholtz's Beer Garten and Donn's Depot as well as a few Texas landmarks.

Meet at TCP (Texas Chili Parlor - 14th & Lavaca) at 6:30pm, this Wednesday - 2/25 for dinner.  Ride will begin at 7:15 sharp, so be there early if you want a bowl of red.

Bring lights, lock, helmet and friends.  Drinking at least one Lone Star will be mandatory.  Oh, and Don't Mess With Texas.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

WAR XVI - You're a Dick

WAR XVI is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb 11.  On this day in 2006, our (ex) Vice President shot an 80 year old dude in the face.  With a shotgun.  In the face.

The hell of it is, that was about the kindest thing he did all year!  Mr. Cheney, you really are quite a Dick.  Now that the bastard is gone, let's salute his face-shooting with a bike ride.  I'm sure Dick would approve of us stopping for a beer or two.  He's had two DWIs.

So, since I couldn't find a bar called 'Evil's' or 'Darth Vader's Lounge', I've composed the ride around three words which adaquately describe the face-shooter.  Dirty, Nasty and Mean.

So the ride will visit Dirty Bill's, The Mean Eyed Cat and Nasty's.  If you want some food beforehand, let's meet at El Arroyo (1624 W. 5th St.) at 6pm.  We will be riding at 7pm.  Ride ends at the Mean Eyed Cat, so you can park in the general area.  The weather is supposed to clear up nicely tomorrow with temps in the 70s.  Bring a front and back light and a friend.  Just don't shoot them.

Oh, Wedneday is also Sarah Palin's birthday.  Weird, huh?