Weekly Update

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

For those of you who enjoyed "Why We Ride" or those who want to see it again, it is now available for streaming viewing on iTunes and on Amazon instant video. Also available for purchase on Amazon.com and ebay. The film has won the AMA's Hazel Kolb Brighter Image Award for 2014. There may also be several more showings in theaters in the area coming up. Stay tuned.

By now you all have seen Frank's email regarding the upcoming riding season. Frank, Bonnie, Mike H. and I discussed some of this at bike night. So far, we have scheduled a ride up to Little Switzerland for the end of May and have talked about going to the National Rally in Kentucky in September.

We need to hear from you about ride suggestions and adding rides to the schedule. It can be a short day ride, a long/full day ride, an overnight ride, or a weekend/longer ride. The group, as a group, tends to cover about 350miles/day max with stops. Let us know your ideas or, better yet, plan a ride or lead a ride. Both Frank and I will be more than happy to help you do so.

As we say over and over again, this is YOUR club. Participation by members will make it a better experience. You will get out of it what you put in to it.

Let’s hear from you.

Ride safe,
Joel "Doc" Kann

This last week

February 21, Stromboli Express. Bonnie and I joined Frank and Mike H. for an evening of bikes, politics, and laughs.

Chapter Rides

February 15, Valentine’s Day at TPS (From Frank) Bruce, and Steve joined me on a short ride. Really wasn't much... but by golly it felt great. Every once in a while I'd think to myself.. gee the roads are pretty good... then I'd remember the video last year of a guy hitting black ice on his bike.

No black ice... but speeds were kept down, and every shady corner was entered respectfully.

Lunch at Fire Pit was, as usual, GREAT.

Can't wait for longer, warmer days.

Washington's Birthday ride February 22 (from Frank) Got a note from Steve saying how he would be repairing storm damage on Saturday, and he wouldn't make the ride. I was about to head out, when I heard a bike approach... and lo and behold there was Steve. He decided the repair would be waiting for his return so why waste a beautiful day... (good point!!)

We headed out towards Winton, where we met Kevin. A short BS session, and we were off. Last time we headed up BR1 I noted Cannady Mill had suffered this winter, so I decided to ease up to old favorite of mine... Cornwall to Beech Run... Beech Run is a mini version of Redlawn... but like the old Redlawn... it's old, worn, and greasy... low speeds still seem like an adventure in handling.

Lunch at Lamplighter... then Skipworth, to Boydton, to BR1 and home.

150 miles and several hours of joy

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