Friends & Snow
It is comforting to think that the Magic City Drift busters Club has been around since, I think, before I was born. One reason being that fact makes me still feel young, but also because it proves the club’s ability to hang tight during the dry years.
Last weekend several club members took a road trip to snowmobile for the day at Lake Metigoshe. A few went Saturday, with another group on Sunday. The scenery and trail system are very nice, and can even make you feel a little like a dare devil as you cruise across many bodies of (hopefully) frozen water. Most years our club plans a day trip, or two, up to the lake to ride, but this year it was something more. This year it was an opportunity to just get out and ride.
The group trips to the black hills this year also had that same under lying drive behind them as well. It was not only about getting to ride someplace different, it was the opportunity to ride at all.
So even though the amount of times we have been able to get out and ride this year has been limited, hopefully they have been enjoyable and memorable for all. I know for myself, I will not soon forget the black hills stories of those who may have fallen off their sleds; we, I mean they, don’t need to be mentioned here. But, I would like to mention one of our senior members, who still made it out on the trail with us to ride. It is our club president, Jerry Lawson, who rode both days last weekend. He also made the first trip to South Dakota as well.
As I listen to the wind whip around outside tonight, I speculate if late February and March will bring that fluffy white stuff our way. Hopefully this winter will go the way I overheard an elderly gentleman explain it to a new arrival. Well first we have a January thaw, and then in February up until May we can get snow. I sure hope he is mostly right, until early April anyway.