by Gordy Olson
Spring has sprung and the roads are clear of snow in just about every direction! Dr. Fauci has proclaimed that the “pandemic phase ” of COVID-19 is over and that’s good enough for me. We have seen increased numbers of members at our monthly meetings and on our rides. Hopefully those trends will continue and maybe even accelerate.
On May 7 we will be resurrecting the annual poker ride and the sign up sheet is already on the website. Signing up in advance helps with meal planning and lets our host, Mike Ledbetter, know just how many towels he will need to have ready for all the rope swingers. This year’s event is free of charge with everyone getting a poker hand (assuming you complete the ride and correctly answer the questions) and lunch. A $100 A&S gift certificate will be awarded for the high and low hands. Runners up in each division will also get a prize (of significantly lesser value!). There will also be a 50/50 drawing where you can spend as much of your own money as you want to sweeten the pot. We will have our regular meeting and raffle over at Susie’s that morning before going over to A&S to start the poker run. Ken and I have ridden the route and it is a beauty!!
A number of our riding buddies are down in Morro Bay this weekend – more evidence that the club is definitely in the post-COVID afterglow! Other events that are making their triumphant return this year include June’s Trinity campout and July’s Ride ‘n’ Bowl at the newly renovated Pioneer Crossing bowling alley in Yerington. Details on those to follow on the website forum.
This Memorial Day I am hoping that a lot of RCB’ers will be joining our NorCal brothers and sisters at the 49’er Rally up in Quincy. RCB is handling the two poker runs that weekend and I would much prefer to give the prize money to one of our own, so sign up for the event itself and for the rides.
Remember to ride your own ride, wear All The Gear All The Time, and spread the good word that COVID is (sorta) GONE and RCB is (completely) BACK!!!
Cheers, Gordy (Your Once and Future President)
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