Valley Forge Ln ends here where no rider has gone before. If the washed-out surface doesn’t throw you the Brangus bones will. Summer growth makes this road unnavigable on a Harley-Davidson but the dead of Winter presents a fighting chance. Valley Forge is a sparse community populated by the descendents of slaves. It lies on Clay Creek Road just off FM 390 in Washington County near Independence—birthplace of The Republic Of Texas. People and places in these parts have names from early America. Families are named Smith and roads, Ben Franklin. With its haunted relics from a forgotten past Valley Forge Lane is the most aptly named of all.
Remains In The Hay
Right before planting Winter Rye, you’ll find remains in the hay. The summer pasture has finally been chewed-down revealing the inescapable truth about the laws of nature. The fortunate left standing await eagerly the sweet rich flavors of winter—the molasses wheel and rye grass. This little drama is playing out now in Washington County at Valley Forge and surrounding pastures of Clay Creek Road. A peaceable Kingdom if there ever was one. And a wonderful environment for motorcycling.