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April 2016 President's Corner

by Gordy Olson, RCBPREZ

I was thinking of doing a long and controversial column for this month including: (1) a criticism of BMW Motorrad for making expensive but unreliable motorcycles; (2) a complaint that I am not accorded the deference from the RCB membership that I so richly deserve; and (3) a boast that I am definitely the most exceptional president that this club has ever known.   Obviously, such an effort would have ended with a big “APRIL’S FOOL’S!” in capital/italic letters!  Then I remembered that most of you will not actually read this on April Fools’ Day so I decided to just be my normal serious, provocative, esoteric and incredibly erudite self when doing my monthly column -- so here goes.

March 2016 President's Corner

by Gordy Olson, RCBPREZ

It is hard to believe that this is already the March President’s Corner.   Time is certainly flying by.  I hope everyone is taking the time the smell the roses along the side of the road as you zoom by them.  Every so often it is a good idea to pull over, turn the bike off, take off your helmet and gloves, and actually spend some quality time enjoying all the roadside “roses” – both the literal ones and the metaphorical ones.  Motorcycling is a great way to explore, but we should try to be active explorers not just passing spectators.

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 Niño 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!”