Northern California's largest and most active BMW motorcycle Club

February 2016 President's Corner

by Gordy Olson, RCBPREZ

Although it might diminish the riding opportunities for the faint of heart, I guess we should all be thankful that El Nino is finally bringing us some much-needed rain.  There is no good reason to stop riding even in less than ideal conditions.  As the saying goes: “There is no bad weather, only bad planning and bad equipment!” Naturally, I am writing this from the comfort of my home and my GS has never actually been rained on... only because I worry that my carburetors might get wet and rust up.

January 2016 President's Corner

by Gordy Olson, RCBPREZ

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  It is hard to believe that 2016 is already here.  Since I have been riding a much faster bike these past few years, it seems that everything (including the calendar) is also moving faster.  Maybe I should go back to the K75 to slow things down……then again, maybe not!

December 2015 President's Corner

by Gordy Olson, RCBPREZ

This is the final President's Corner of the year and also the last column I will get to write as your Club President … NO WAIT! I was re-elected yet again wasn't I, so I guess I still have a dozen more of these to do! Notice that I did not say "at least a dozen more" since 2016 will DEFINITELY be my final year as President (at least for this decade). It is time for someone else to realize his or her lifelong dream of leading our wonderful club. Everyone – please start thinking of who you would like to see succeed me and then start convincing him or her of the wisdom of your choice.

2015 Children's Receving Home Toy Run

Location: 
A&S Motorcycles
Organizer: 
Fred Jewell
Contact Number: 
916-230-0951

Our annual toy run for the Children's Receiving Home of Sacramento is going to be on Saturday, December 12, and we'll be doing our usual BBQ for the kids and staff (and us too!) for lunch. I hear that the kids really look forward to this and say it's a real treat for them.

November Newsletter Posted

Another award-winning newsletter of the River City Beemers is posted and available for download. The issue includes the regular welcome and activity update from the Prez, minutes of the last board meeting, profile of one of our members and his /2 with an R65 drive train, discounts, opportunities and much more.

To download, click on the "Newsletters" button on the left and select the issue you want, or take the short cut and just click here.

Happy reading!

November 2015 President's Corner

by Gordy Olson, RCBPREZ

This year is rapidly coming to a close. It really must be true that time flies when you are having fun! We had a number of terrific events in 2015 and on November 22 we will gather at the Round Table Pizza on Greenback Lane to outline the calendar for 2016. All members are welcome to attend the planning meeting and to present their ideas and suggestions for events and outings for next year. Particularly welcome are those members willing to be responsible for actually organizing events (rather than just suggesting them!).

October 2015 President's Corner

by Gordy Olson, RCBPREZ

It’s hard to believe, but summer is over! As I write this, I am getting ready to pack my camping gear for the annual Fall Classic at Manchester Beach. Even though our members are famously reluctant to sign up for anything in advance, we expect nearly 100 people to show up for the Stofers’ internationally renowned Continental breakfasts, the catered dinner, Fred’s Bloody Mary’s, the hot tub, the big raffle, the walks on the beach and – I almost forgot – for the great riding. I will have a full report in next month’s Corner for those not lucky enough to be able to be in Manchester in person this year.

September 2015 President's Corner

by Gordy Olson, RCBPREZ

As usual, this column is entitled the “President’s Corner”. It could, however, been just as accurately called the “BMW MOA Regional Coordinator’s Corner”, since I was just selected to represent the MOA in Northern California, Oregon, and Washington. I was somewhat reluctant to take on this added responsibility until the MOA agreed to match my RCB salary (even though the Regional Coordinator position is really just part-time!). With a deal like that, I just had to accept the organization’s generous offer. As P.T. Barnum famously noted “There is a sucker born every minute!”

August 2015 President's Corner

by Gordy Olson, RCBPREZ

WOW! That was a great rally up in Billings, Montana. Big Sky Country was every bit as beautiful as our advance scout (and lone member of RCB’s Montana Chapter) Tom Moe promised it would be. We had 45 RCB’ers at the Rally! I may even have missed one or two others who never managed to check in at the Presidential tent or the RCB banner. As far as I can tell, the Minnesota BMW Riders with 51 attendees was the only club with more members at the Rally. I am not very confident that we will win the largest club award next year in Buffalo, New York, but I have high hopes for 2017 when the Rally will be held somewhere in the Pacific Time Zone.

July 2015 President's Corner

by Gordy Olson, RCBPREZ

It is hard to believe but 2015 is already one half over!! It’s time to check your odometer to make certain that you are on pace for at least 10,000 miles this year. (Here’s a hint if you are unsure of how well you are doing: Take your mileage for the calendar year so far and multiply that number by 2 to figure out your anticipated annual mileage.) If it looks like you are not going to reach 10,000 miles at your current pace, THEN PICK UP YOUR PACE!!!!