Weekly Update

Monday, August 13, 2012

No Great news this week. Still sorting out the roster and dusting it off. I want to thank all of you who have stepped up to work for the chapter. Kenvin Gonyea, our newest Road Captain, who has already lead several great rides. Frank, who is our new SO and road captain. Bob Humphrey, who has stayed on as our Tail Gunner.

I also wanted to welcome S.Beth Thompson, our newest member. S.Beth rides a Softail and can be reached at sthompson610@nc.rr.com. S.Beth and I have worked together at Minute Clinic. She is a nurse practitioner. If you see her on a ride or bike night, welcome her. I would describe her as a tall, dark haired beauty, but the last time I saw her, she was a blonde.

Bonnie and I are off to the great white north on Friday, and will return on September 5th. We are looking forward to going to Bryson City in September, as are Frank (Becky?) and Kevin and Doreen.

From National:
If you would let any member know that is planning on going to National, that pre-registration will be shutting down on Aug 17, 2012. If they would like to get the pre-registration patch and order t-shirts, they will have to do so before the 17th.

Ride safe and ride often,
Joel "Doc" Kann

This last week:

From Frank: Sunday ride recap.

At 6 AM, when I let the dog out, I was greeted with a fine mist, and a wet deck.... not a good sign for riding. A quick check of the forecast and I was assured the day would dry out.

Tony and Bonnie met me at HH, and then Terry K. joined us with his Aussie friend Richard. We headed out to Pittsboro via a 3/4 loop of Jordan Lake.

We were rewarded with a parking lot partly filled with interesting bike to gawk over, and BS with the various riders.

Being it was too nice to sit still, we aimed north to Maple View Farm. A little ice cream therapy, some covered porch rocking chair time, laughter, and we were ready to hit the road.

More back roads to get back to town.... not much of a ride... maybe 130 miles.... but great weather, food and fellowship.

I hope everyone had as good a day as we did.



From Kevin on the Meadows of Dan Ride:

So, when Dorene and I got to the BP In Creedmoor at about 8:50 am, Mike Hodges was waiting patiently. We topped off the fuel tank and pulled out at 9:00, We took back roads thru Stem, up to Berea where we picked up Rt. 158 all the way to Reidsville. We took Rt. 65 from Reidsville to Rural Hall, then up Rt. 66 to Rt. 89 on into Mt. Airy. We had a nice lunch at the Bluebird Café. After lunch we took Rt. 104 to the Virginia line where it becomes state Rt. 773 Ararat Highway, then we turned left onto Squirrel Spur Rd. This road is AWESOME, twisty, steep and a whole lotta FUN. That brought us to Rt. 58 in Meadows of Dan, a left turn and ½ mile to Willville. We pulled in at 3:00 pm, unloaded our stuff and relaxed until we were ready for supper. Had supper at a little restaurant in Meadows of Dan, a nice BS session around the campfire at the campsite. I love to listen to everyone's stories of past adventures. Today's return trip was beautiful in every way. We headed east on Rt. 58 to Stuart Va., then south on Rt. 8 to Rt. 89. To Rt. 65 east to Iron works road to Rt. 158 then a series of back roads, one of which crossed Lake Cammack, then Home. We were extremely lucky we didn’t get wet Saturday on the way out, it looked like rain almost all the way, it cleared up once we got to the campsite and we had a great time. Thanks to Mike Hodges for riding along and sharing a great weekend with us. We hope you had as much fun as we did. Cannot wait til the next trip.

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