As 1000 hrs approaches, a large number of bikers are gathered.
This is Big Mike & Railroad (from the local Chapter of Boozefighters M/C). There were representatives from the H.O.G. Chapter, Boozefighters, B.A.C.A., C.M.A., Blue Knights Texas XX, and bikers that ride solo. A good turn out assembled for our fallen brother..
This is Rodney on his Harley..
The line up of motorcycles continue in the parking lot..
The long line of bikes & bikers await the fire the bikes up signal from Russ
Some of the riders see the folks approaching the lead cars. The line up was: funeral personnel car, vehicle with the pallbearers, all the bikes, Hearse, family cars & then all the people that attended the funeral that were to ride in the procession.
This is another view of the escort. We were going slow & taking the pictures weren't as easy as they usually are at faster speeds, because we were fairly close to the lead cars & I had to be extremely careful..
We turned Eastbound on Southwest Parkway and split the right & center lanes as seen here in the view to the rear..
When we got to the cemetery, Russ blocked the Northbound traffic on Tx Hwy 79 so all the procession could enter the cemetery safely. Sissy then pulled up & took Russ's slot as we went into the cemetery. Above is a picture of the parked bikes as we walked to the grave site.
Another view of the bikes from near the grave site, just prior to the final services for Chris.
Following the burial, some of us went to the Pioneer Restaurant on Maplewood for lunch. I was hot, as it was over 100 degrees out, and I ordered a pitcher of tea and a straw. They actually gave it to me & I drank every drop
This will conclude this post. Again, our sympathy's go out to the family & friends of Chris.
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Until next ride/post, PLEASE be careful out there, PLEASE ride safe & PLEASE keep the rubber on the road............JOHN aka "Snapshot"