“We need to be able to strike a balance between everybody’s right to the road,” he said. “We used to encounter ranchers, who would just wave, but the face of the driving population’s changed.
“My guess is that at some point during this ride, motorists will be inconvenienced, and the risks involved can be dangerous.
“Ask [your readers] if it’s worth it to have the Parker County fire guys get money out of the deal,” he said.
One of the fire departments was able to buy a brush truck with the Ride’s proceeds, Watson said, then had a chance to use it almost immediately.
“I’m guessing the person who benefited from that is going to say, ‘Just let them have the day,’” he said.
For more information, go to www.rideforheroes.org.