Sunday, May 10, 2009

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

First thing first, "Happy Mother's Day" I can't believe it is the 10th of May already and a busy month it is.

I wrote in my last post of the swap meet at Premier Motogear, it was a small event threatened by rain showers and I was able to catch up with other riders yesterday who attended and heard of their finds and buys. It was a great event and bargains were found.

Wednesday evening was Bike Night. We have been getting a greater turnout every month and seeing some new faces too. We are averaging about 12 riders or more every month and not always the same people, if everyone we met at bike night showed up at once we'd fill the house.

The 2009 Mid-Valley Newbie Ride was coming up Saturday and I hadn't had a chance to ride the route prior so Friday evening three of us went out to scout for hazards, gravel and so I could familiarize myself before leading the group the next day. Saturday was a huge success, we had close to 18 bikes for the ride and split up into two groups. I lead the first group and Stacy was our sweep, while Cullen from RidewithGPS lead the second group.

Here is our morning briefing:

Our first group at the lunch stop:

The second group of bikes:

The customary food pic:

Stacy, trying Elton's DRZ400 on for size, while Brandon and Elton stood by for 'support':

and everyone together at the destination "Premier Motogear"

It seems we always get caught by one 'elderly person' and today was Doug's turn, I don't think he saw him coming:

And finally Kyle and Jessica posed so Doug could could show his wife two up is possible on an R1:

It was a great day, a great event and thanks to everyone for helping me and Stacy pull this off. It was so successsful we are talking about putting another one together soon. In the meantime stay tuned for the following May events I plan to attend:

Oregon Vintage Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet

OSU Motorcycle Visibility Day

Oregon Garden Motocycle Show and Shine EDIT: This date has change 3 times from the 30th to the 23rd and now the 16th which makes it difficult to follow, promote and conflicts with the Oregon Vintage Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet and Florence Rhody Days.
Psst, Oregon Garden, nothing is happening in June, you dummies.


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