Parking the bikes for the night back at Tony’s pad, we cleaned up and headed out to Radio Coffee & Beer in south Austin for a nightcap. Monday is bluegrass night and a gathering of local musicians was playing out back. The place was packed and the line for beverages remained a constant 10-people deep. The day’s ride had left me worn out, but after a couple shots of Radio’s espresso and listening to the fast-paced fiddle playing, guitar picking, and toe-tapping melodies, I could feel a second wind set in. I bought my bro a Pearl Snap Pilsner from Austin Beerworks and joined him for a cold one, basking in the contentment. Even though the face of Austin had changed, my friendship with Tony hadn’t skipped a beat, and riding the familiar roads outside of town together had been priceless. Can’t wait till the day rolls around when we get together again and write the next tale in the book of friendship.