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January 2015 President's Corner

by Gordy Olson, RCBPREZ

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYBODY!!

I am genuinely excited by the prospects of new rides, new members, and new adventures in 2015.  The Club already has a full slate of rides and events planned for the upcoming year, but we are always willing to add more at any time. If you have an idea for a ride, for a camp-out, or for some other group outing, then don’t be shy!! Let a Board member know and we will see if we can jam it into the calendar. Just as you can't have too much money, you can't have too many fun events!

Last year was a pretty good ride. Sadly, we lost Terry and Stan as the year came to an end. They will not be forgotten. They were true riding buddies and will live on in our hearts and be our unseen companions on the rides to come. We also shared a great number of good times last year. Our annual trip to Yerington to make fools of ourselves in our custom bowling shirts continues to be as much fun in Year Fifteen as it was in Year One. We added a Spring Classic that is certain to become a fixture just like its traditional Fall Classic sibling. Ken continues to amaze with new roads – ever so twisty – to locations both old and new. We are lucky indeed to have him as our Ridemeister!

This year’s BMW MOA National Rally will be in Billings, Montana. I fully expect that RCB will have a truly impressive contingent up there. Ken is already planning a route including the Bear Tooth Highway, the Chief Joseph Highway, and an assortment of other equally scenic and challenging roads. It is shaping up to be a week that will not be soon forgotten (even by those of us who forget what we had for breakfast – or even if we had breakfast!). Mark your calendars now – the rally itself is July 23-26 and the Club trip will likely be from July 21-29.

It wouldn’t be New Year’s without some resolutions…….

How about these for a start?

  1. Ride more often in 2015.
  2. Take at least one training course.
  3. See what you and your bike are capable of at a track day.
  4. Win at least one big raffle prize.
  5. At least consider buying a new bike.
  6. ……..then buy it!!!!!
  7. ATGATT means just that – promise not to take half measures when it comes to safety.
  8. Have fun and appreciate all that RCB gives you in terms of friendship and riding opportunities.

I am proud to serve as your President and I hope that 2015 is the Club’s best year ever!

Cheers,

Gordy, RCBPREZ

 

 

by Gordy Olson, RCBPREZ

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYBODY!!

I am genuinely excited by the prospects of new rides, new members, and new adventures in 2015.  The Club already has a full slate of rides and events planned for the upcoming year, but we are always willing to add more at any time. If you have an idea for a ride, for a camp-out, or for some other group outing, then don’t be shy!! Let a Board member know and we will see if we can jam it into the calendar. Just as you can't have too much money, you can't have too many fun events!

Last year was a pretty good ride. Sadly, we lost Terry and Stan as the year came to an end. They will not be forgotten. They were true riding buddies and will live on in our hearts and be our unseen companions on the rides to come. We also shared a great number of good times last year. Our annual trip to Yerington to make fools of ourselves in our custom bowling shirts continues to be as much fun in Year Fifteen as it was in Year One. We added a Spring Classic that is certain to become a fixture just like its traditional Fall Classic sibling. Ken continues to amaze with new roads – ever so twisty – to locations both old and new. We are lucky indeed to have him as our Ridemeister!

This year’s BMW MOA National Rally will be in Billings, Montana. I fully expect that RCB will have a truly impressive contingent up there. Ken is already planning a route including the Bear Tooth Highway, the Chief Joseph Highway, and an assortment of other equally scenic and challenging roads. It is shaping up to be a week that will not be soon forgotten (even by those of us who forget what we had for breakfast – or even if we had breakfast!). Mark your calendars now – the rally itself is July 23-26 and the Club trip will likely be from July 21-29.

It wouldn’t be New Year’s without some resolutions…….

How about these for a start?

Ride more often in 2015.

Take at least one training course.

See what you and your bike are capable of at a track day.

Win at least one big raffle prize.

At least consider buying a new bike.

……..then buy it!!!!!

ATGATT means just that – promise not to take half measures when it comes to safety.

Have fun and appreciate all that RCB gives you in terms of friendship and riding opportunities.

I am proud to serve as your President and I hope that 2015 is the Club’s best year ever!

Cheers,

Gordy, RCBPREZ