The Pack was in bed early the night before and Paco, Gordito and Slaw hit the long flat straight road for our 500 mile journey to Plano.
About 375 miles in, we picked up Marck “Bert” Albert, who was patently waiting in Tohoka. The four of us rode on, dealing with a pretty strong headwind, but otherwise a beautiful day of riding.
Another 100 miles or so later, we pulled into Graham TX, where we picked up two more riders, Mike “Lone Star” Christensen and Britt, both of who rode with us in the past.
With our Texas escort, riders pulled into Plano tired, dirty and ready for dinner.
Muratec’s Jim D’Emidio met us with Andrew Jones and a couple of Portuguese partners from a label press company.
Several times during our dinner, restaurant patrons came to our table to tell us personal stories of family and friends in the military and to thank us for riding.
One of the guys is in a band that raises money for a fund for American Sniper Chris Kyle. When Paco asked him to wear his vest for the photo, the guy teared up and could barely speak, calling us heroes.
A fantastic night for the Pack and a great dinner (and rooms!) provided by Muratec!
Hitting the road at 7:45 AM to head to Muratec for breakfast. Then, off to Datamax Arkansas to see Barry Simon’s team for a bit as we make our way to Memphis later for dinner at Scot Berry’s home (MCC Memphis).
More to come!