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).
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.
by Gordy Olson, RCBPREZ
Fall has officially arrived, so it’s time to redirect our attention from riding (summer style) to riding (autumn style). Please note that I did not recommend riding in “fall style” as that may have been misinterpreted by some as a PREZidential directive to just “Lay ‘er down!” rather than applying the brakes with force, skill, and confidence.
PRESIDENT’S CORNER by Gordy Olson
I am happy to report that we are all back safely from Salem, Oregon after a truly fantastic BMW MOA National rally.
The River City Beemers had 68 members in attendance – more than any other chartered club! Naturally, as an outlaw club we are all about stickin’ it to The Man. So when we were advised by the authorities that we would need to complete some paperwork before receiving our certificate we responded that “We don’t need no stinkin’ certificate!” and went back to drinking beer and swapping stories. We not only had the largest turnout of any club, we also had the largest banner! Make no mistake – size matters! You could sense the feelings of inadequacy from the other clubs, but we were all mature enough not to gloat.
PRESIDENT’S CORNER by Gordy Olson
Happy Fourth of July, all you German-machine-loving American patriots!! Prime riding season is here and that means the BMW MOA National Rally is upon us, special discounts at A&S for RCB members are available (details later in this column), and we will soon be smashing pins again in Yerington!!
Apr 24, 2013 - We are now coming into the prime riding season and those of us with new bikes (and there are quite of few of us!) are even more excited than usual about testing ourselves and our mounts against the area’s twistiests! Every time we throw a leg over we have to marvel at how lucky we are to live and ride in Northern California. Whether you enter the BMW mileage contest or not, commit to riding more often, longer, smarter, and more safely this year than you did last year.
Mar 27, 2013 - As I sit down to write this month’s column I have literally just returned from A&S where I signed all the paperwork for my new R1200GSW! Luckily, the first non-demonstrator GSW that arrived at A&S was a white one (my preferred color) with all the extras. I was somewhat disappointed to learn that the new GS has self-adjusting carburetors (probably due to the water-cooled engine) so I will not be able to adjust them myself as I have done on my previous fuel-injected bikes.
Feb 6, 2013 - The ride for February took us to the Schellville Grill near the town of Sonoma.
There were about 18 of us, following a familiar path around Davis toward Lake Berryessa with cool weather for the first couple of hours. After a rest stop at Berryessa we continued on to Pope Canyon Road and Howell Mountain Road to the Silverado Trail, where the weather suddenly warmed to the mid-60s and the roads became clearer and drier.