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Monday, January 4, 2015

Friday 01/01 Mike Hodges, Larry Nunnery, and new member Randy Mellott joined me at Handi-Hugo for the 16th annual SCRC New Year's Day Lunch ride. We no sooner parked at the Wilsonville station, when Five Points arrived. Together we took the simple route along US-64 to Asheboro

Chapters from across the eastern half of NC, as well as Roanoke VA made the trek. State Officer Marilyn "Cricket" Whipple, gave a brief statement on the status of the club, and announced the date/place of the annual "frostbite ride" (1/23/15 details below).

After the meet, we rode back towards Raleigh, and did the usual fuel stop at Lofton Pond Road. Bikes fuel up, and bladders empty we headed north to OLR. As always OLR was a fun way to ring in the new year. Another pit stop in Liberty, to say our good byes before we made the final run for home, devolved (as stops tend to do) into an in-depth conversation of motorcycle electrical gremlins we've loved, and loved to hate. Finally a NON-rain day to ride... a bit cooler than we were used to, but a DRY day, and a good day to meet with folks from many of the surrounding chapters.

Ride safe... Ride often

Join the discussion at either the Yahoo group groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/greater_RALEIGH_area/info

or, the Delphi forum forums.delphiforums.com/RaleigSCRC

Anyone interested in taking on a chapter "leadership role" (ie: Road Captain, Tail Gunner, Ride Leader, Safety Officer, Second Officer, or even First Officer)

If you want to step up go to www.southerncruisers.net/constitution.htm and read what SCRC national expects from officers (and members).

Then read the ride guidelines... www.southerncruisers.net/newriding.htm. They aren't "rules" but guides, but it does explain the role of ride leader better.

Finally, there is the "code of conduct": www.southerncruisers.net/coc.htm

"Road Captain/ride leader" is a good place to start... but you don't have to be a "Road Captain" to lead a ride. Just be willing to step up... You WILL miss a turn... and do a U-turn... everyone does... it's part of the "fun" and who knows... it could lead to a funny "road name".

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