So much so, that he was asked to ride in with Governor Rick Perry. And as Larry’s lowly biking buddy, I got to tag along. They transported us all to a staging point where we formed up into a cavalcade. We’re talking black limos, movie cameras, press crew – the whole political parade scene. Then with flags flying and motorcycle cops in attendance, we pedaled the last few miles into Austin. The crowds went wild, of course!
I don’t think there is any way that I can ever top that experience. I am therefore declaring the 2005 MS 150 my last-ever. I am not hanging up my wheels, by any means. I definitely intend to keep riding the less-crowded training routes that precede the big race. But next year, I think I will let another rider take my slot!