The Republic of Texas ROT Rally is one of the largest motorcycle rally’s in the United States and we were lucky that it was right here in Austin Texas! We went out to the Travis County Expo Center for a couple days of debauchery while the kids were with Grandma. This was definitely not a kid’s type of event. We had a blast, nevertheless and we got to go on a long biker parade through Austin.
We’ve lived in Austin for a number of years and I’ve always wanted to go. It was perfect timing and I waxed up the Harley for the weekend. We drove out on Friday and were part of the parade, which ended on Congress St., downtown. It was really cool to drive with 40k other motorcycles on a route through the city. People were out in full-force and it was a fun event. Sadly, Aubrey lost her helmet on the ride when she was trying to get the prefect shot from behind me. Oh well.
We went back on Saturday to check out the festivities. I know my wife loves me because she handled the whole thing in stride. We walked around to check out all of the exhibits and passed too many fat naked chicks walking around to count. Police directed traffic inside the Expo bounds but there was a strange absence of law enforcement inside. The smell of weed was ripe and there were all sorts of interesting people to look at. She was looking at a redneck duck, chained to a pool when a guy approached and asked if she wanted some beads? She had the foresight to ask what she had to do for the beads, thank goodness. He replied simply, “show me your boobs.” I guess that is what people do at biker rallies, but not my wife.
We drive through the RV village that was filled with probably 20k people. We saw blow up hot tubs with luke-warm water filled with disorderly plump females. The upscale RV area had a hot tub pulled by a trailer, which seemed to be a popular place to hang out. It was nice to only be driving by, let me tell you.
The weekend finished up with Lynyrd Skynyrd in concert on the grass. The opening act was better than the main but it was all still worth seeing. My hat’s off to Aubrey in overcoming her fear of riding on a bike and putting in a few hundred miles of road time.
Despite all of the interesting people, everybody was nice and it was a fun Austin thing to do. If we were staying here we would definitely go back.
Aubrey was in hog heaven taking pictures and video. CLICK ON the large picture below to see a full spread.
Check out our hilarious film of our 2 day ROT Rally adventure, so many boobs and blow-up sex toys. It was definitely a “keep Austin weird” event.