Occasionally, but not quite, WEEKLY UPDATE

Wednesday, August 9, 2015

Great week....

This Week's events

Friday Bike night, Joel, Tony, Bonnie S, Rick, Kevin Mike H, and I had a great meal, and a lot of wonderful talk. Rick entertained us with his stories of Horizons Unlimited classes, and lectures. Which lead to a group discussion of great books about rides. Of course "Jupiter's Tales" was gone over... as was One Man Caravan and then some online books Across America by Motor-Cycle by C.K.Shepherd and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

Sunday lunch ride to Clarksville: the "mostly LEFT turn" route... with enough mods to keeps folks interested. Kevin, Mike Hodges,Tony & Bonnie, Steve, and myself. Great weather... sunny, but comfortable. After crossing the Kerr Dam, Steve radioed regarding "Lucky's" Ice Cream stand would be a good place to take a break, so take a break we did... with a long discussion of the merits of CB's Bluetooth, and other comm equipment.

Chapter Events

August 23 Chapter ride to Asheboro for lunch. Likely take Old Liberty Road to Asheboro, and lunch will be determined between now, and then.

September 4 (Friday) Bike Night at Village Deli South Main Street Wake Forest

North Carolina Events

Fall Gathering at Two Rivers Lodge in Bryson City NC. Joel in leaving on Thursday 9/10/15 in order to enjoy the Great Smokey Mountain Train Ride. There will be ample time to cruise the dragon, cherahola etc on Saturday.

Other Events

There are several events coming up in other state, including the National SCRC Rally... information can be gotten at the national forum on Delphi.

Ray-Fest downtown Raleigh... usually folks just go about their own way going and coming, but if there is interest we can arrange something.

Wilson NC has replaced the traditional "Tobacco Fest" with a Whirly-gigg fest... celebrating the works of local artist Vollis Simpson. I will likely lead a ride there.

Yoders Dutch Pantry in Vanceboro is closed on Sunday... so we will swap out a Sunday, for a Saturday. It is a 2 plus hour ride east, I'd like to hold off for cooler weather, which would make the ride more enjoyable.

There are plenty of time slots open if you would like to step up and suggest an even/ride... or better yet lead one.

Communications: Emails WILL continue on a weekly basis... but what about the Chapter website? the chapter Delphi forum? the chapter Yahoo forum? do you read any of them? How often? Are you on Face book? should we re-visit having a Greater Raleigh FB page?

Ride safe... Ride often

SCRC-NC Events

Fall gathering in Bryson City NC held at Two Rivers Lodge http://www.tworiverslodgenc.com/ Great hosts and smack dab in the middle of America's best roads for a motorcycle. Joel & Bonnie and others are rolling out on Thursday 9/10/15, and spending Friday riding the rails with the "Great Smokey Mountain Railway" Saturday there will be rides heading out, or you could cruise along by yourself, or in small groups.

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