And so the annual installation rites began as the Lodge's delegation trooped to Talavera Lodge No. 273 to witness the ascension of Bro. Michael Beley to the Oriental Chair. Congratulations to our Mother Lodge and thank you for the beer!
The next day, two of the 373 Bikers and a guest rider sparred with their own in a friendly non-competitive bike ride across the famed Villa Isla Trails. But really, the ride was more for burning last night's beer and roasted meat at Talavera Lodge No. 273's post-installation fellowship.
But one ride is not enough to burn the calories consumed so the next day, the Immediate Past Master (who was celebrating is birthday) and Bro. Darwin Pastor went back to the rugged challenge of the Villa Isla Trails with more of the 373 Bikers in tow. It was their first downhill, as in down a rough single track, experience.