2003 Ride / Chili Cookoff
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to Terry and Mark for the digi photos!
to all of you who made the Sixth Annual Team Cramp Reunion Ride
and Chili Cook-Off a GREAT success! It would not be the fun that
it is without you! We would especially like to thank those of
you who traveled so far this year
Randy and Jan Heideman
from New York and Jack and Dee Huggins from Nebraska, as well
as Mark Watson, Buddy and Collin Byrnes, Paul and Carole Burnett,
Tom Aylett and David Lux, all from Dallas, and Shannon May from
Lufkin. Many, many thanks to all of you who helped with the set-up,
clean-up, and general operation of this event, including our
hard working Chili Judges Frank Davis, Jack Huggins, Tim Akers,
Ed Hixon, and Stephanie Cole, and the Cook-Off Committee of Mark
Watson, Ed Davis, Ginny Davis, Jan Heideman, Dee Huggins, Dru
Phelps, Gail Cain, and Shannon May. (We apologize if we have
omitted any names from the list!) Thanks to Mark Watson for handling
the Golf arrangements.
morning, the Team Cramp Golf Team hit the links, taking Second
Place in the Bedias Open Charity Golf Tournament! (Second only
because the first place team had a more creative scorekeeper!)
Jack Huggins reports that there were no outstanding incidents
that truly merited an award of the TC Hothead Award this year,
so Jack will maintain control of the award for another year.
came up on Friday night, so the ride started bright and early
Saturday morning! Gary Taylor received the First on the Track
Award this year for his record breaking 8:00 am ride!
Mother Nature for a little rain prior to the weekend and, in
keeping with the Team Cramp Motto "If it's worth doing
it's worth overdoing," Mother Nature overdid it by about
3 ½ inches. Despite the mud, there were a record number
of participants in the Second Annual Poker Run. Thanks to Randy
Porter and Texas Metalwerks, winners received some wonderful
nostalgic motocross prizes compliments of Mike Williams.
Poker Run, Trail Maintenance Chairman and Team Cramp Bar Manager,
Greg Schaefer, called for an end to the riding and opened the
Team Cramp Bar for business. Assistant Bar Manager Jill Tinkham
offered a delicious and refreshing array of "Jillo"
desserts to mud-caked riders.
17 entries in the Cook-Off this year! Kristi Akers swept the
Chili and Beans Categories, taking first in both! The team of
Roger Boisjolie and Greg Schaefer took Second in the Chili Category,
with teammates Bill Newkirk and Jill Tinkham taking Third. Ron
and Judy Kent were the second place winners in the Beans Category,
and Denise Upchurch took Third place. A new contender for 2003,
Lance Ferguson, took First in the Mystery Category, with a truly
outstanding seafood gumbo; Dru (a/k/a T.I.T.S.) Phelps took Second
with another seafood gumbo; and Ginny ("Hello Kitty")
Davis took Third with a delicious brisket. With an unbelievable
number of entries in the Best Dressed Category, Terry McNally,
the Secret Fashion Judge and sponsor of the 1st place Chili Bowl
Trophy, had an extremely difficult time in choosing this year's
winners. However, pink-tuffeted balletomane Randy Heideman pirouetted
away with the First Place Mink Coat for 2003. Big Mike ("Don
Ho Akelekeolame Ukulele") Rice took Second Place with a
stunning set of coconuts and grass skirt. Buddy and Collin Byrnes
took Third Place with an indescribable array of regalia and garb
that completely defy description of any kind.
party got off to a grand start with a Few Well Chosen Words from
Team Cramp Official Spokesperson Bill Newkirk. Kevin Powers lit
the bonfire, and Greg, Jennifer, and Jill opened the Team Cramp
Bar, for an evening of good friends, good fellowship, and great
Founding Members Ben Coffman, Jerry Dietsch, Jeff Foster, Mike
Hance, Ed Hixon, Bill Newkirk, Darren Porter, Randy Porter, Greg
Schaefer, Jim Schaefer, Brad Whitworth, and Mike Williams, together
with your hosts, Mike and Susan Hance, THANK YOU for coming out
and making the Sixth Annual Team Cramp Reunion Ride and Chili
Cook-Off, as always, a great success!