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October 2013 President's Corner

by Gordy Olson, RCBPREZ

Fall has officially arrived, so it’s time to redirect our attention from riding (summer style) to riding (autumn style).  Please note that I did not recommend riding in “fall style” as that may have been misinterpreted by some as a PREZidential directive to just “Lay ‘er down!” rather than applying the brakes with force, skill, and confidence.

RCB Fall Classic 2013

Fri-Sun, Oct 4-Oct 6, 2013

Once again, the River City Beemers are taking their October club meeting, their October club ride and as many members as possible on the road. This year, we're going back to our old favorite, Manchester Beach.

August 2013 President's Corner

PRESIDENT’S CORNER by Gordy Olson

I am happy to report that we are all back safely from Salem, Oregon after a truly fantastic BMW MOA National rally.

The River City Beemers had 68 members in attendance – more than any other chartered club! Naturally, as an outlaw club we are all about stickin’ it to The Man. So when we were advised by the authorities that we would need to complete some paperwork before receiving our certificate we responded that “We don’t need no stinkin’ certificate!” and went back to drinking beer and swapping stories. We not only had the largest turnout of any club, we also had the largest banner! Make no mistake – size matters! You could sense the feelings of inadequacy from the other clubs, but we were all mature enough not to gloat.

July 2013 President's Corner

PRESIDENT’S CORNER by Gordy Olson

Happy Fourth of July, all you German-machine-loving American patriots!! Prime riding season is here and that means the BMW MOA National Rally is upon us, special discounts at A&S for RCB members are available (details later in this column), and we will soon be smashing pins again in Yerington!!

June 2013 President's Corner

President’s Corner by Gordy Olson, RCBPREZ

Where to begin???……….There is a lot going on in and around the Club, so my corner may be somewhat larger than normal, but please bear with me.

May 2013 President's Corner

Apr 24, 2013 - We are now coming into the prime riding season and those of us with new bikes (and there are quite of few of us!) are even more excited than usual about testing ourselves and our mounts against the area’s twistiests! Every time we throw a leg over we have to marvel at how lucky we are to live and ride in Northern California. Whether you enter the BMW mileage contest or not, commit to riding more often, longer, smarter, and more safely this year than you did last year.

April 2013 President's Corner

Mar 27, 2013 - As I sit down to write this month’s column I have literally just returned from A&S where I signed all the paperwork for my new R1200GSW! Luckily, the first non-demonstrator GSW that arrived at A&S was a white one (my preferred color) with all the extras. I was somewhat disappointed to learn that the new GS has self-adjusting carburetors (probably due to the water-cooled engine) so I will not be able to adjust them myself as I have done on my previous fuel-injected bikes.

February 2013 Ride Report

Feb 6, 2013 - The ride for February took us to the Schellville Grill near the town of Sonoma.

There were about 18 of us, following a familiar path around Davis toward Lake Berryessa with cool weather for the first couple of hours. After a rest stop at Berryessa we continued on to Pope Canyon Road and Howell Mountain Road to the Silverado Trail, where the weather suddenly warmed to the mid-60s and the roads became clearer and drier.

Thank you from the CRH

Dec 23, 2012 - Earlier this month a dozen hearty RCB members braved rain, sleet and snow (well, maybe just rain, but it was heavy rain) to bring a little joy to the residents of the Sacramento Children’s Receiving Home. Arriving with a hundred hot dogs and hamburgers, they provided an alternative to the regular institutional food.

Generous RCB members also donated a large number of movie and fast food gift cards, gifts ideal for the home’s residents and endorsed by the home staff.

Thanking our two favorites

Dec 1, 2012 - They're there every Saturday morning with hot coffee and a "What can I get ya?" smile. And without them our Saturday breakfasts would be noticeably different. So as a small token of our appreciation, both received Christmas tips from RCB this morning. Merry Christmas, Sonya and Miguel, and thank you!