Old Coots on Scoots Pay a Visit to Jemez Springs

A member of Old Coots on Scoots shows off his vest near the group’s parked bikes in Jemez Springs. Photo by Ryszard Wasilewski
 
Motorcycles parked outside Los Ojos in Jemez Springs where on a recent ride, the group stopped for lunched. Photo by Ryszard Wasilewski

By SUSAN BURRITT

About 40 members of the Old Coots on Scoots Old Tyme Bikers rode up to Jemez Springs Thursday during beautiful weather. The group had lunch at Los Ojos, which member Mack Highfill said is one of their favorite places to go.

The Albuquerque-based chapter has about 175 members, Highfill said. The Coots go to lunch every Thursday, and about 40 members ride each week, he said, adding that they come up to Jemez Springs about every other month during the winter, and much more often in the summer.

Other popular spots for their Thursday lunches are Los Lunas, Belen, Cedar Crest and Tijeras areas, Highfill said. They have been known to go much farther afield.

Old Coots on Scoots was founded in 1947, “for the sole purpose of just having fun while riding motorcycles with friends.” There are 64 active chapters worldwide.

Members of Old Coots on Scoots lunching at Los Ojos Thursday. Photo by Ryszard Wasilewski
 
The Harleys of Old Coots on Scoots. Photo by Ryszard Wasilewski
 
Old Coots on Scoots is one of the many motorcycle clubs that regularly ride in the Jemez area and stop for lunch in Jemez Sprngs. Photo by Ryszard Wasilewski

 

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