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!
What a difference a coupla weeks makes! November was very warm. We rode 162 and La Porte Rd. just two weeks ago knowing high elevation riding could end in a flash. Guess what? FLASH! We are done till spring. The heated gear was actually used this last weekend when about 10 of us danced around some nasty looking clouds on the Day After Thanksgiving Ride to the Waterloo Inn for a good lunch. Afterwards we made the obligatory stop at Lockeford Meat to purchase some world class sausage. Great ride, great route and a great day! Get your heated gear out!
Now that we are into our winter months Mother Nature will dictate when we can ride so there isn’t much on the schedule as far as the club is concerned. This weekend, December 7th we have the club meeting as usual followed by the toy run to the Children’s Receiving Home. We will meet at A&S before departing for the home. There is info on the forum as to what gifts we can bring the kids. I understand there are more teenagers this year so check it out. Saturday evening is the annual RCB Christmas Bash at A&S. Check the forum for suggested dishes to bring. Gordy has ordered the Turkey and Ham and the Club will provide beer, water and soda. Bring your preferred flavor of wine if you’d like. A special guest from the North Pole will preside over the raffle. There will be no raffle at the club meeting. Come join in on the fun!
Speaking of weather, if it permits there may be a New Years Day ride. That’s the plan at this point. It will be an interesting route through the delta, ride a ferry or two and end up in Rio Vista for lunch at Foster’s Bighorn. It’s a great way to start out the new year. Keep an eye on Rides and Destinations.
I sometimes hear folks talk about what a pain in the butt Garmin Base Camp can be and even tho I manage to stumble around on it, it is a pain. After the Feb. club meeting, those who wish, can join in on a Base Camp class hosted by Jack Klaushie’s office and instructed by our own Captain Ken. You will need a laptop and charging cord and your USB cord for your GPS to import routes into it. Great opportunity to learn Base Camp navigation. Thanks to Jack and Ken.
Remember, there is no raffle Sat. at the club meeting. Hope to see you all at the Christmas Party Sat. evening! See you all Sat.!
Nov. 4th 11:00 a.m. 70 degrees with tons o sun! It’s why we live in California. Speaking of which, what a glorious club ride we had Sat. Our ride leader Capt. Ken took us on a circuitous route to the Priest Grade Café for an excellent lunch. Great crew, great ride and gorgeous weather! We took Wards Ferry Rd. for part of our return route. Wards Ferry has really crappy asphalt, pot holes out the butt and cliffs of death everywhere. WHAT A COOL ROAD! Ask Laura and LeAnne. Safe to say they had a ball on that road. We all did! Perfect day!
Speaking of Laura, Congrats Laura on your new position on the RCB board of directors. Also to Rich Gay for taking on the position of Membership Director. Thank you Rich! And, after many recounts and investigations into Russian collusion it has been determined that there really is no change in the RCB hierarchy. The club will put up with us for another year at which time I will be hitting term limits and vacating my position as your Prez.
There will be a Day after Thanksgiving ride this year. That will be on the day after Thanksgiving. Don’t ask. We will lunch at the Waterloo Inn which is a very interesting place. Many of us will visit Lockeford Meat on the return home. Easily the best sausage place on the planet. The Dakota Smoked sausage is the bomb! Join us on the Day after Thanksgiving. Watch the forum.
Nov. 17th is our annual planning meeting for the coming year. So…..come to the Round Table at 9500 Greenback Ln. in Folsom at 6:00 and assist us in the crafting of next years club events.
Dec. 7th will be the Toy Run following the club meeting. We will cook burgers at the Children’s Receiving Home. Fred is posting all the particulars for this event. The kids love the motorcycles and are very appreciative of the lunch and gifts. The day will wrap up at A&S for our annual Christmas Party at 6:00 pm. Gordy has posted on the forum. Rumor has it that we will have a special guest from the North Pole. Cool! Come one, come all. Always a fun evening!
Never to early to start with this. RCB won most attending from a Charter Club at the Salt Lake BMWMOA international. We should do it again at Great Falls Mt. in 2020! The date is June 25th through 28th. Mark it on your calendars and come help us take the title home again. The International is a great event. Tons of vendors and seminars and just plain fun. You should go! You know you want to. Right?
Everyone needs to bust out their winter gear now! Don’t get lulled into thinking this weather will last. Nothing is worse then not having the correct gear when you need. It’s one thing when it’s warm. It’s a whole different deal when you get cold and don’t have the proper gear. Be pre-emptive and get your gear together! Now! Today! Get it?
Everyone please ride safe. We’ll see you at the Christmas soiree! Frederd might bring some caviar!
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.
Hard to believe it is September already. Seems like yesterday we were still talking about and dealing with snow. Last weekend it was hot for the Gypsy Tour. Typical Aug. temps and then there was 30 degrees at 6,000 ft. yesterday. Autumn is upon us, and soon we will be talking heated gear. Wild.
The Lady riders day at A&S on the 10th went well. RCB provided the cooks and we did our best to keep up with the throngs of hungry folk. Maggie Mini joined with High Road Adventure’s booth to spread the word on RCB membership. We shall see how that works out. Thanks Maggie! Our lady riders are the best.
Had a great time at the Sacramento Mile. Not cheap but a great time. And, there’s still about five races left at Fast Friday in the Auburn Fairgrounds. Great family atmosphere and very reasonable. They have a website so check out the schedule. Extreme sidecars later this month. Those are fun races.
The Tahoe Chill was excellent as always. The Klauschies and Harrises did a great job. The food was outstanding and Hello Bear made a guest appearance in the campsite Sat. night to try Steve’s home made salsa. He liked it and left tooth marks in the ice chest. Thankfully he wasn’t interested in our adult beverages. Friday night was very active bear wise, and that seemed to thin the campsite quite a bit as it was much quieter Sat. Seems a lot of folks don’t care for bears in their camps. Thanks again to Jack, Lynell, Jenny and Steve! Great weekend!
Eight members ventured to Lassen Nat’l Park last weekend after a scheduling snafu (don’t ask) That park is drop dead beautiful. Thanks to Just Bob Rasters for cookin up Sat’s. dinner. Thanks to Rand Olson for donating the firewood. We were nice and toasty at elevation. Bob Highfill and I did a drive by of Rand’s as he is enjoying Alaska right now. Thanks Rand. Oh, don’t cross double yellows and don’t speed in Lassen. (don’t ask) lol.
Just a few weeks before Manchester Beach and the Stofer Memorial. The club meeting is at the KOA on Sat. the 4th. So don’t be surprised if no one is at Susie's on Sat. Fred has been toiling in his laboratory for his signature Bloody Marys. Please signup NOW if you plan on dinner on Sat. The club shares in the cost along with the co-pays of the members and it is important to know who is attending. If you're newer to the club and have not attended Manchester, you must. It is easily our nicest event. IMHO. Come to Manchester and see!
Ride safe, ride far, and ride often! See Ya.
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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. 6th with 15 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.
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!
Well, well. No rain really in the forecast. Rain this year has seemed to be more the rule then the exception. Spring skiing into the summer this year. Our club ride is to One Eyed Jack’s in Clipper Mills on La Porte Rd. Having been in that neck of the woods this year I wonder if the road to Quincy is open should one want to ride on after lunch. The locals would know. That is a great ride!
Last month’s Memorial Poker Run came off without a hitch! Thanks to Capt. Ken for patiently downloading the route to quite a few gps’s and to Bob and Joanie Highfill for hosting lunch at their home. Thanks folks! Very nice afternoon. Also a thanks to A&S for supplying tables and chairs that Bob and I hauled to his house. Thanks to Rick and Rayjay for helping us load everything up after the carnage.
Was pre-registered for the 49er Rally along with a coupla other club members. We all decided to forgo the Rally because of the weather. Not sure exactly what to expect we rode a different direction. I know Rich and Brenda made it and it sounds as tho the weather wasn’t horrible but, I’m one who doesn’t care much for rain camping so there ya go!
June 7th,8th,9th is the Lewiston/Trinity Spring Classic. Very nice that 30 have signed up for the event. If you want to go please sign up now so we have a grip on Sat. night’s Chili and cobbler feed. Once again, if you have not ridden this area you must. Just riding there via 36/Wildwood rd./3/and 299 to Lewiston is a treat. Great ride and there are MANY fantastic ride possibilities in the area, so come and join in!
The MOA International is in Tennessee this year. I only know of Bob Highfill who is going to promote his Highroad rental business on THIS side of the country. If anyone does make the trek please, do a ride report. Next year will be in Great Falls, Montana. Suspect RCB will make a strong showing in Big Sky country.
Scott Moseman will be hosting the Nevada Outback Ride on June 21/22/23 out of Gerlach, Nevada. Pleases sign up if you plan to attend so Scott knows what provisions to bring.
June 27th, 28th, 29th, 30this the Chief Joseph Rally in John Day Oregon sponsored by the BMW Riders of Oregon. All the info in regard to this event is on the interweb site. Pre-registration is recommended.
It appears as tho we all might be settling in with the new website so, I wanna encourage everyone to check the events calendar and sign up for the events you would like to attend. I know it is early but, the Stofer Classic at Manchester Beach is almost always our biggest club event of the year. I have already got the KOA to commit to Sat. night’s catering of our dinner. Please sign up early so we can nail down how much grub the KOA folks will need to cook for us.
So, everyone please ride safe. Prime riding season is upon us! Make sure your ride is ready, air in the tires and fuel in the tank! See ya down the road!
Spring 2019! May 1st without a cloud in the sky! A glorious day to ride and here I am acting like I can actually type when I should be terrorizing the country side. I’ll make up for it starting tomorrow. We ride all year but, the REALLY good stuff starts now!
Last weekend was the Coastal Classic to Morro Bay. We had an excellent turnout and I believe I can speak for all who attended that it was a great weekend. Great food, fantastic roads, good friends and NO damn rain! Thanks to Terry for his job at cat herding a group ride down and providing a number of different ride options, and to Capt. Ken for posting those routes on the forum. The coastal area is absolutely stunning this time of year. If you haven’t participated in this ride, you should. It is a minimum 700 mile weekend if you just chill Sat. Check out new pics in the gallery.
April the 13th was A&S’s Spring 0pen house and it sounded as tho’ it was a success as it usually is. Thanks to all RCB chefs who prepared flawless Burgers and Frankfurters Flambe’ (sic?) to feed the the starving masses attending this event.
Sat, following the meeting is our annual Memorial Poker run for all of our beloved members who have left us. This year, as their loss has been so recent, we will ride in memory of Tom Reid, Kim Rydalch, and Mike Paetzold. RIP and Ride on wherever you may be friends! We will register at A&S and get route sheets and official Poker Run instructions. I believe the Capt. may be downloading Garmin files for us but don’t hold me to that! We end up in Lincoln where Bob and Joanie Highfill will host the post ride lunch of Tacos with the fixin’s. 50/50 raffle and bonus raffle prizes in store after lunch. Come one, come all!
Tho’ not a club event, Sat. May 18th is the Sacramento Mile Flat Track races at Cal. Expo. We try to go every year and we always have a ball there. Keep in mind, this event once through the gate is a cash only event and they are very proud of their beverages and charge accordingly. And….., if you didn’t know, there is Fast Fridays at the Auburn fairgrounds. Another cash deal but very reasonable and fun for Speedway racing.
Norcal will be hosting their 49er rally at the Mariposa Fairgrounds May 23rd to the 27th. There will be a number of us representing RCB down there. Great riding down there and a lot to do at the rally.
Trinity Classic signups are open for our Lewiston campout June 7th, 8th, 9th and we’ve got a good crew signed up already. Please signup if you haven’t so our hosts, The Kiltons will know how much grub to procure for the Sat. night Chile feed. Another knock it outta the park riding area so come and join in.
And for GS riders, sign up for Scott’s Nevada Outback ride June 21st, 22nd, 23rd . Details are on the forum so sign up early so Scott knows the amount of provisions he will need for that event.
So, there ya go! Should be a great start to a busy riding season. Do your Maintenance, check your tires, inventory your on the road repair essentials and get OUT AND RIDE!!
Here it is April 1, 2019 and this is no joke! It’s raining. Again. I know we need the rain and snow pack but dang, enough already. That being said I’m guessing we’re all ready for some nice riding weather. I’m ready to shelve my heated gear till next winter. Also, it’ll be nice riding cleaner roads. They’ve been nasty this winter with all the water and the potholes seem to be growing. Capt. Ken has posted the club ride for the month and it looks like there’s a possibility it’ll get rained out. Again! Got 4 more days so, maybe the weather folks will be wrong. Weather permitting and if we have enough riders interested we can form a relaxed riding group with Marv Lewis to lead the charge. We will form a relaxed group every month from now forward if needed. We want the club to be rider friendly to all.
April 13thA&S is hosting Their “Season Opener”. Demo rides as usual with a number of vendors to include Klim with all of the latest gear. RCB will assist with their culinary expertise providing chefs to masterfully prepare BURGERS AND DOGS!. There will be a donation jar for Camp Okizu-Kids with Cancer. I am a cancer survivor so this is important to me. I have a few chefs lined up but we could use a few more. Come on down and eat a burger, flip a BUNCH of burgers and have a good day around motorcycles! Perfect.
April 26, 27 and 28 is the Coastal Classic to Morrow Bay. Looks like a good turn out already. This year should be great as the Coastal Highway is open for the first time in a coupla years. Information on lodging is on the forum as well as GPS' files for routes. If you want to go you best secure your lodging now. There may also be camping options if rooms are booked. Should be a great ride and a great weekend.
Next up on May 4thfollowing our meeting we will have our Memorial Poker Run. Since this is a Memorial run I would like to dedicate this years run to both Kim Rydalch and Mike Paetzold who both recently passed. Both of these gentlemen contributed much to RCB through the years and they will be missed around our campfires but not forgotten. Ride on and RIP to our brother riders. All info for the run will be at the May club meeting. The run will end at Bob and Joanie Highfill's house in Lincoln where we will eat a bunch of tacos! After the feast we’ll start tossin cards around and see who wins what. Bob tells me there were 38 bikes at his house last year. I’d like to see us jam up his whole block. Let’s do it!
This meeting (Apr. 6) we will have Sonja Conklin with AirMed Services give us a presentation on their Air Evac services. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. If you ride away from home, in the mountains, to other states, this is a no brainer. You pay more for a tire then you do for this insurance, which is reasonable. Everyone in your home is covered whether they be on a bike or in a car. Doesn’t matter. I would rather pay the yearly premium then have to finance a very expensive helicopter ride. Just my 2cents.
So, here’s to a great riding season in 2019. Everyone ride safe, often and keep your eyes on the event calendar. Come ride with us, camp with us, and get to know us. I’ve had more fun and good times, and made more friends with RCB then any other organization I’ve belonged to. We are not bike snobs. We don’t care what you ride. (As long as it isn’t loud. In which case you can ride in back) Come join in!
Gonna go out on a limb and use my friend and ex-Prez Jack’s tag line on his columns,
See ya Sat.
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