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August Prez Corner

Thursday, August 01, 2019 12:11 PM | Mike Robles (Administrator)

Happy August folks! So far, this summer has been very mild for the Sacto. Area. Last weekend was an exception as a group I rode with experienced temps to 106. Hottest temps we’ve seen this year but all in all it has been mild. Get to 5k ft. of elevation or higher and you’ll enjoy reasonable temps and beautiful green vistas. It’s August but still springtime in the high country!

Speaking of which, this month’s Club ride will take us on a great route where we will dine at the Coyote Bar and Grill in Graeagle. Great grub in a nice little town. Hope you join the ride. Bout 140 miles but you can turn the day into a 300 miler if you go towards Quincy and catch LaPorte Rd. Great road!

Thanks for the pics and representing RCB at Paonia this year Scott. 8 members are in the pic with the RCB banner. Maybe more in attendance? Beautiful country. Think I’ll go next year.

Next weekend (Aug. 10) is Lady rider’s weekend at A&S where RCB will flip burgers and dogs for the event. This should be a great event for the lady riders. And, we have some great lady riders in RCB. We will cook from about 11 to 1. Come on down and give us a hand!

Following this event will be the Sacramento Mile at Cal Expo. The one that got rained out in May! This is flat tracking at it’s best. Lotta fun but bring cash cause it is an all cash event. Large grandstand area so I suspect tickets are still available.

Aug. 16th is the annual Tahoe Chill hosted as usual by Jack and Lynell Klauschie with Jenny and Steve Harris. This is always fun and the food is always excellent. There are 27 registrants so far with room foe about 7 more. Maybe we’ll even see Hello Bear!

Friday Aug. 30th is the beginning of the Range of Light Gypsy Tour, which begins in Grass Valley this year. The route is not known till the mornings of Sat. and Sun. Sounds like a lotta fun. Grassy camping, showers, dinner and entertainment. This will be my first time but I hear it is a great weekend. Norcal BMW site has all the info for this event.

The Lost Creek campout in Lassen Nat’l Park is Sep. 20th with 9 signed up so far. Please sign up soon so we know how many to feed Sat. night.

The Gary Stofer Memorial Weekend at Manchester Beach sign ups are open now with 25 signed up to date. We usually have 60 to 70 in attendance so sign up early as the KOA needs numbers for the Tri tip and chicken feed Sat. night. Time has a way of slipping by quickly.

Thanks to Jack Klauschie for the fine work on the newsletter. Well done Jack! Please submit your ride reports and any articles/pics to Jack for the newsletter.

And finally, I had an experience a couple of weeks ago I would not like to relive. A very dear friend of mine who has had health issues and owns an 06 RT rode the bike down from Oregon to commute to work locally here. Bike arrives Thurs. with no problems. Friend calls Sun. with a dead battery and almost NO tools! Come to find out he keeps his bike on a tender at home. Always! The battery was probably 6 years old or better. He couldn’t remember. The tender gave him a reason to believe his battery was healthy. In reality, the tender kept the battery charged enough to run the bike before being put back on the tender. After arriving in Roseville and sitting a coupla days the battery showed its age and gave up the ghost! GONE! We bought a battery at A&S then I got a roadside lesson in disassembling the Tupperware on an 06 RT in the blazing sun and laying on the pavement. Probably 20 plus screws to remove to remove the panels then lift the fuel tank for battery access. This would have been easier in my garage. Moral to the story? Watch your battery. Do a preemptive strike and change it at home. You’ll be glad you did! See you on the road. Not with a dead battery I hope.

Mike

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