July 1, 2019 and summer is finally upon us like it or not. Time to bust out the cooling vests and scarves and go do the warm weather thing. I would say winter is ancient history but it is still hanging around. The Kiltons encountered it the 23rd of June on Mormon Emigrant. 3 miles from 88 and it was downed trees and covered with snow! That was a bit surprising. I know from experience (yesterday) that Wentworth Springs, Mosquito Ridge, and Eleven Pines Rd, are all open and still a great ride! Wentworth Springs Rd. is smooth with great paving but I wouldn’t recommend the other two roads for riders that are reasonably new to our sport. Eleven Pines is pot hole city but fun none the less.
The Lewiston Spring Classic was excellent..again, thanks to Rick and Cindy Kilton. The chili was great as well as the Campfire Cobbler. There wasn’t much of anything left. There were somewhere around 30 members in attendance. Couldn’t get them to sit long enough to get a good count. With all the great riding in that country, some folks took their rides and others went to The Somoan Cook House for lunch in Arcata followed by a romp across 36 back to Lewiston. Great ride! One good bit of news is there will be REAL cell service in Lewiston next year as they are building a cell tower right now! Nice to have with riders scattered around the countryside. Oh, and for those of you in the know, I just received my membership card for the Lewiston Moose Lodge. Now I am really old!
Kudos to Lynn, Laura and Brian for staying with Leanne after she kicked up something in the road and sprung an oil leak that ended her weekend. The bike was transported to Ozzie’s on a hook. Haven’t heard what the damage was but we’ll find out at the meeting. I hope. Thanks to Lynn for calling me with the fyi. Well done guys. The way it should be done. A number of our riders thought all was well when there was a problem. We will discuss how we will deal with a mechanical situation in the future.
Upcoming events Club, or otherwise.
BMW Club of Colorado. Top of the Rockies event in Paonia, Co. July 18th through the 20th.Believe I heard of some members planning to attend. Watch the forum.
The Tahoe Chill is August 16th 17th 18th. Time to go visit Hello Bear. Attendence is limited due to the number of campsites we have. 36 is about the max that can attend. 21 are signed up now so I wouldn’t wait too long to pull the trigger. Always a great time!
Range of Light Gypsy Tour. NorCal BMW club. August 30th 31st and 1st.I haven’t attended this one yet but I am this year. Have always heard great things about this event. Starts in Grass Valley this year and goes to…………you have to go to know. Plenty of info on their website.
Lost Creek Weekender at Lassen Nat’l Park 20th 21st and 22nd of Sept. A weekend of somewhat primitive camping. IE: vaulted toilets. Not my wife! We will be feeding the group Sat. night thanks to Just Bob! Beautiful Volcanic Park too experience or take a ride outside the gates.
This month’s club ride will take us to Truckee where we will dine at Jax on the Trax. Capt. Ken has a nice scenic route planned, so join us. Jax was on Diners, Dives, and Drive-Inns. Yum!
As always, ride safe, ride often and maintain your ride! Most of all, HAVE FUN!
See ya on the road!
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