The Pennsylvania Chapter of the Christian Sport Bike Association has big things planned for 2012, but first, lets take a brief look back at the 2011 riding season.
For the second year in a row we were dealt with another harsh winter with record snowfall and cold. It was a relief when March rolled around and the weather improved. It was also a sign that riding season was just days from beginning. As the remaining snow melted, the sound of motorcycles began filling the air and the environment surrounding us started to come to life with color. Indeed the time was finally here and the CSBA Pennsylvania chapter held their first breakfast and ride of the 2011 season on April 2, which ironically was a cool day compared to the weeks prior. The ride was nearly cancelled, not due to the cold, but rather the threat of rain. This threat would loom over us for the rest of the season.
For the first time since we had been gathering for our monthly rides, we had to cancel or shorten several rides due to the rain. It is normal for it to happen once, maybe twice a year, but this year it happened in excess of three times. Given the planning and logistics involved in producing the rides, it was quite frustrating to be dealt these repeated disruptions. Despite that we still were able to encourage fellowship within the organization, assist folk during some of life's struggles, and follow the example of Jesus. All in all it was a great season and we met a lot of new and returning friends!