I waited till we did the Manchester Beach, Gary Stofer Memorial weekend before the Oct. Prez’s Corner was penned. Unfortunately, Linda Stofer could not make it this year as she is recovering from hip surgery. She assures me she will make it in ’20. We enjoyed the brownies Linda! I think I can safely say that weekend was a great time with outstanding weather. I’m not sure if an actual head count was performed but based on website sign ups there had to be 100 of us terrorizing the Manchester Beach KOA. That’s the biggest turn out I’ve seen in my 10 yrs. of being an RCB member. Not only members but many guests were present and I think we all had a great time at the Club meeting grouped around the large campfire. We had the largest raffle give away that I can remember along with a 25/25/50 raffle. The Highfills of High Road Motorcycle gave away a free one day rental that Laura Musgrave was the proud recipient of. Good idea or bad idea? If she rides the new R1250GS low model maybe she will end up with a new GS in her stable? Pre-meeting festivities started with Bartender Fred whipping up the best Bloody Mary’s on the planet! Or, at least at Manchester Beach. Thanks for all the hard work Frederd those drinks were outstanding. And, also a big thank you to Larry (Ya gotta buy Fn tickets) Campbell for bringing up not one, but two jugs of Shake N Bake. Those jugs of goodness were GONE in no time! Thanks again Larry! After the meeting and rafflefest we were treated with an outstanding dinner of Tri Tip, chicken and all the fixin’s dinner provided by the capable folks at the KOA. Great job and I believe dinner was enjoyed by all! It was so good I have already wrapped up the KOA chefs for next year. All of the work with and for our club is volunteer and the pay sucks! Thanks to all who do what they do to make this thing we call RCB work. You are all important! Here’s to next year hoping Manchester will be bigger and better than ever! There WILL be photos in the gallery. Oh, I learned a valuable lesson if you actually want to sleep at Manchester on Fri. night. DO NOT start a campfire at your campsite. If you build it they will come and, THEY WILL NOT LEAVE AND YOU WILL NOT SLEEP AND THE KOA NOISE POLICE WILL VISIT ! Lesson learned. GREAT weekend.
Speaking of volunteers, I need a few cooks to help me toss Brats for A&S and their Octoberfest going on, on the 26th of Oct. The good news is we have brand spankin’ new grills to break in for this event. I will post on the forum.
I know it is short notice but, this weekend the 12thCapt. Ken will be leading a Colors Ride. These are great rides and the weather will be perfect. Go ride with the Capt. and enjoy autumn in the Sierra! There is more info on the forum.
The riding season is winding down but weekend day rides are all year. We will be resurrecting the Day After Thanksgiving Ride this year which will take us to lunch at the Waterloo Inn. A number of us always drop by Lockeford Meat for the best sausages anywhere. So, keep this in mind and don’t EVEN ask what day the ride is. Yes, it has happened. You don’t wanna be that one. And, if the weather permits we will pull off a New Years Day ride through the Delta to Rio Vista and lunch at Foster’s Big Horn. Ridin’ the ferries is fun. That would be the first! LOL.
We will be holding an election at the Nov. club meeting as per our bylaws. Anyone who is interested in a position with the club is invited to participate. New blood is always a good thing. I will clarify how many positions will be available for director. Anyone can challenge the Prez., VP…….
Yep, sad time of the year. I’m putting all the camping gear down for a winter nap in anticipation of a new year. But, it’s not all bad. We are so blessed to live where we do. We live in an area where riding year round is the norm. Nice! Ride far, ride often, and ride safe! See ya on the road! Mike.
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