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Monday, January 06, 2020 1:19 PM | Anonymous member

Happy 2020 to all! Here’s to a happy and more importantly, a healthy New Year to all. Especially healthy! Healthy is important to us as motorcyclists, especially if we are eating the miles on our adventures. Big miles and long days require good health. May we all enjoy good health this year and put on big miles!

After our December club meeting a group of us ventured to the Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento on our annual Toy Run and Burger/dog cooking fest for the kids. It’s nice to provide these children a BBQ lunch this time of year. They all are appreciative of the effort and make it known with their “Thank You’s !” Later in the day we  all gathered at A&S for our annual Christmas Bash. A fine time was had by all. The food was excellent as always and no one went home hungry. Gordy the Elf made a special appearance from the North Pole and assisted in the Xmas raffle. A very enjoyable evening.

Capt. Ken lead a group of 8 riders on a New Year day ride through the delta country for lunch at Foster’s Big Horn in Rio Vista. This is a fun ride I normally attend but figured I’d give my new hip another week of recovery before I get too stupid. What a great way to start out a new year of riding!

We are working on a class next month some time to help us all with Garmin BaseCamp and our GPS’s . BaseCamp, if you don’t use it regularly, can be a challenge and a bit of an adventure to download routes if your not in the know. Capt. Ken will be there to help us reduce the mystery that can be Garmin BaseCamp. You will need your laptop, charging cord, Garmin USB to computer cord, and of course your GPS. Stay tuned for more info.

Based on our quick unofficial poll at the meeting, there is quite a bit of interest in rotating the annual Coastal Classic from Morro Bay to the Northern redwoods and coast. I think that is a great idea! Morro Bay one year, North coast the next. Keeps it interesting I think and who doesn’t love the redwoods and the north coast! More info as this develops.

I will be working with Randy Felice and A&S to organize a first aid class. I need to go through one again and am sure it would benefit all us as we ride far and wide. Once again, stay tuned!.

Mark it on your calendars, kids! June 25th thru the 28th is the BMWMOA International in Great Falls, Montana. This should be a good one and, I’d love to see RCB get the most attending from a charter club award as we did in Salt Lake. I will continue to bug you and encourage all to make this run!

With the new year upon us we need to make sure our medical medivac chopper service insurance is up to date and valid. Easy to let these things get by us and are not important until they are! Just sayin'.

I know it’s a pain in the butt, but, get your butt down on the ground and check your tire inflation. With all we have to deal with as motorcyclists in the winter time, traction is a huge deal. Wet roads, mud, tree branches, wet paint and all the other garbage we contend with on the road during the winter months your tire inflation doesn’t need to be and shouldn’t be part of the equation. Check your tires and their pressures often. Not a huge deal in a car but, we only have two wheels and two small contact patches to keep us upright so this is kinda of a big deal! Check ‘em folks.

Once again, Happy New Year to all and I look forward to seeing you all on the road. Be safe my friends!


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