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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!).

January 2014 President's Corner

Happy 2014 to everyone!

It is hard to believe that another riding year has begun already, but here it is. I hope that every RCB’er considers adding the following to his or her list of New Year’s Resolutions: (Note: If necessary to save space on your list you may delete any resolutions regarding losing weight, stopping smoking/drinking, exercising more, finally getting your high school diploma, etc.).

December 2013 President's Corner

by Gordy Olson, RCBPREZ

This is the last newsletter of the year and also the last of my current term as President. That said, due to the brilliance of my re-election campaign (coupled with the unwillingness of any other RCB’er to even consider serving as president!), I will be back again in 2014 to lead our merry band! Naturally, I will be assisted by the other officers and board members who were recently elected. The Club simply could not function without their tireless efforts and their combined good humor.

RCB Christmas Party 2013

The annual RCB Christmas/Holiday Party is scheduled for Saturday, December 7, beginning at 6:30pm at A&S Motorsports.  We will start setting up after 5pm when A&S closes for the day and would welcome any volunteers to help with the tables, etc.

As usual, the Club will provide turkey, ham, and a variety of beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic).

New Date for the Annual Toy Run!

Instead of trying to have our monthly meeting, the toy run and our Christmas dinner all on the same day, we have moved the toy run to Saturday, November 23. This date does not conflict with either our holiday dinner or the Thanksgiving weekend, and has been approved by the Children's Receiving Home. We will once again be cooking hamburgers and hot dogs for the kids, the staff, (and us too) as part of the toy run, so those who want to help flip burgers please look for a sign up on the forum soon.