May 14th – 16th, 2009
I have to first start off by saying that the men and women from the Lone Star Pony Express, and the Harris County Sheriff’s department really put together a great event sponsoring the Autistic Treatment Center of Texas. All proceeds from this event will be donated to provide 24/7 care for children from Texas, which include life skills required for everyday living.
The 2nd Annual Space City Police Motorcycle Challenge venue this year was the San Jacinto Harley Davidson in Pasadena, Tx. What a great site, they had nine different challenges spread out over an entire acre of parking lot. Registration and practice started on Thursday, and Friday, which was followed up by the ever challenging competition Saturday morning at 9:00 am sharp. With departments coming in from the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex (Burleson PD, Coppell PD) we all knew the competition was going to be stiff. During the practice rounds, each department kept a watchful eye of who was running fast. This brought out the competitive spirit in each of them, even though they were hot and tired. It would always get them motivated enough to straddle that Harley for one more go at the impressive obstacle. When I thought I had seen it all, I notice everyone watching the course. Low and behold I see Ofc. Kevin Cordell (Burleson PD) actually maneuvering through the course SIDE SADDLE (see image below), very impressive. This will be something I can take with me to many other events I will be attending throughout the year. Well the practice rounds slowly came to an end and the dust settled, I could see the makings of a fantastic rodeo.
We will provide full results once published as well as adding great pictures to www.setcomcorp.com/training.html. Once again, I would like to thank the Lone Star Pony Express, and the Harris County Sheriff’s department, especially Deputy Dennis Bedingfield for taking time away from his busy schedule to organize and help such a great cause.