On Friday, September 9, 2011 the High Desert Brothers of the Third Wheel (BTW) held their annual picnic at Silverwood Lake, California. I got my tent trailer all wired up for lights, hooked it up and headed out to join them. I had not met any of them before so when I got there I introduced myself and immediately I was treated like family. Two of them came right up and helped me set up my tent and introduced me to the rest of the group. Because I had to work late on my trike getting everything ready and was waiting for Robert, our director, to get his trike fixed I didn’t get up to the lake until 7:00 p.m. Robert never did get to go so I was the only one from our chapter. That evening I met each member and really enjoyed sharing riding experiences and other stories with them.
The next morning Rusty, the camp cook, rustled us up some good grub. He is a great cook. We then went on a long trike trip with eight trikes and 13 members. We went up to Big Bear Lake. There, we found a good restaurant called "The Cowboy Express" and had lunch and then headed back. It was a very nice run. That night Russ BBQed a bunch of meat. We ate like kings and queens. We had great music, conversations and dancing. The best dancer was their 11 year old mascot named Taylor Oatman. She sure can dance and is one of the smartest 11 year olds I’ve ever known. What a cutie. She even helped me by pumping up my air bed with the foot pump all by herself. She thought it was fun. Silly girl.
Here are some of the pictures of that weekend.
This is a picture of Taylor next to her grandma's trike that they rode up on.
This is my trike and tent trailer all set up.
Below are pictures of some of the trikes that were with me on the run
The following pictures are from a ride going around the lake area
Then all too soon the long ride home. I hated to leave
It’s great to have another group of people I can now call my family. I really felt welcome by the High Desert Trikers. Thanks guys. Above is my trike and tent trailer all ready to head back home.