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November 2014 President's Corner

by Gordy Olson, RCBPREZ

Perfect weather… marvelous food… homemade pizza… great company… plenty of twisties… cold beer… coffee and bagels every morning… that was the recipe for a great weekend up at Manchester Beach! I think it is safe to say that everyone who attended the Fall Classic got his or her $10 worth of fun, food, and frolic!

October 2014 President's Corner

by Gordy Olson, RCBPREZ

Fall is officially here and the riding just keeps getting better and better.  The first weekend of October will find nearly one hundred of us up at the Manchester Beach KOA for the annual Fall Classic. Just a few weeks after Manchester, it will be time for the Fall Colors Ride (what used to be known as the Five Passes Ride). Apparently, our esteemed RideMeister did not want to be limited to a mere five passes, so he changed the name to give himself maximum strategic flexibility. Whether the ride ends up including three passes or thirty, rest assured that the roads between the passes will not be straight!

September 2014 President's Corner

by Gordy Olson, RCBPREZ

It is hard to believe how fast 2014 is going by.  Autumn officially starts this month and the leaves are already changing.  They should be in peak form for this year’s Fall Classic and for the Fall Colors (nee “Five Passes”) Ride after that.

August 2014 President's Corner

by Gordy Olson, RCBPREZ

I am sitting down to write the “Corner” having just returned from the rider training class that Del Christiansen and his buddy “Hawk” put on for about 15 RCB’ers on Sunday (7/27) in the A&S parking lot.  The class lasted almost five hours (rather than the hour and a half that I had advertised) and was both exhausting and exhilarating!

July 2014 President's Corner

by Gordy Olson, RCBPREZ

Summer is officially here, so there is no longer any seasonally-related reason to limit your riding.  Put that heated vest away, dig out the mesh jacket you stuck in the back of the closet last September and get out there and ride.  But seriously, folks…I just wanted to rant a little, knowing perfectly well that RCB’ers do not actually need any encouragement to ride in July (or, for that matter, in January or any other month!). 

June 2014 President’s Corner

by Gordy Olson, RCBPREZ

I need to get this monthly column completed quickly so I can go out in the backyard and practice putting up the new tent that I got for our inaugural Spring Classic/Trinity Rendezvous this weekend!  With over 70 people expected to attend, the Rendezvous is already challenging the Fall Classic as the Club’s most popular event.

May 2014 President's Corner

by Gordy Olson, RCBPREZ

May is shaping up to be quite an exciting month to be an RCB’er!   The month opens with the fourth annual Lois Lewis Memorial Poker Run, giving us all a chance to honor the memory of one of our most beloved members.   Marv and Lois (and their little four-legged buddy, of course!) logged more miles in a year than an entire Harley club does in a decade.  The month ends with the inaugural Spring Classic (AKA the “Trinity Rendezvous”) with over 70 participants already registered.  It looks like June will have quite a tough act to follow.

April 2014 President's Corner

As this year’s deadline to file your taxes approaches, it is also time to think about how you are going to spend the hefty refund you are anticipating. While there are probably lots of practical (i.e., boring) uses to which you could put those funds, wouldn't it be better for your psyche to just give in to temptation and buy that new bike you have been craving? Not only would you get a brand new ride, but you would have something to talk about on Saturday mornings with your riding buddies that they would actually be interested in hearing about.

March 2014 President's Corner

Both the months and the mile markers are flying by! It is March already and we are finally getting some much needed rain. I was beginning to worry whether I would ever get to find out if pushing the “Rain Mode” button actually did anything. Now I can happily report that it deploys the cutest little BMW-logoed umbrella directly over the tachometer while simultaneously adjusting the chain tension and rejetting my carbs! Ain’t German technology grand?!?!?!

February 2014 President's Corner

by Gordy Olson, RCBPREZ
California is suffering through one of its worst droughts in history or as we like to call it an incredibly delightful and welcome stretch of great riding weather!!! But seriously, folks….hopefully Mother Nature will give Sacramento and environs a good soaking soon, just not on a day when we have a ride planned (since not everyone has a “RAIN” mode available at the touch of a button like me!).