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In The Wind - BMWMCC.org
In The Wind
BMW Motorcycle Club of Colorado
April 2014
MOA #66
AMA #2772
RA #327
Saturday
Morning
Breakfast
Rides
Red Rocks Grill
Morrison, CO
Every Saturday at
8:00 a.m. (rain, shine,
or snow), members
meet for breakfast at
Red Rocks Grill in
Morrison. If weather
permits, we ride
afterwards.
Most rides are
spontaneous, with
destinations
determined that
morning. Come with
ride suggestions!
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Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, April 9th
Speaker: Chad Warwick, E.A.R.
Monthly meetings are held
on the second Wednesday at
Red & Jerry’s located at 1840
W Oxford Avenue, Sheridan,
CO 80110. Come join us for
dinner, socializing and to hear
our monthly speakers.
5:00 Dinner & Socializing
6:30 Meeting
7:00 Speaker
Ride Books Now
Available!!
Pick up your copy
at the April 9th
meeting.
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President’s Letter
Spring is Sprung
It’s funny, the things that pop into your head when something triggers it. This time the
trigger was a 70 degree day, signaling spring. I had a roommate back when I was single
and poor. He used to drive me nuts with his favorite saying for this time of year. “Spring
is sprung. Da grass is riz. I wonda where da flowers is?” Forty-five years later, I can’t think
of spring without that stupid rhyme popping into my head. Oh well.
There are better things to contemplate than old rhymes however. For all of us it’s that
THE RIDING SEASON IS OFFICIALLY HERE! It’s one of the best things about living in Colorado. We have a
real winter and the ice and snow of the higher altitudes forces us to limit ourselves to a few flatland rides. We get
to look at the mountains to our west, but it’s only a tease. It’s right there, but we can’t partake. We kill the time by
reading motorcycle magazines, doing maintenance that we had put off during the last riding season and riding to
an occasional Saturday morning breakfast. Still, every time we pull into the garage and see that bike sitting there,
connected to the trickle charger, our anticipation of spring is heightened.
It’s all good. Not being able to do
something you love only makes it all the
better when it finally comes around.The
seasons bring renewal. The Ride Books
will be out as you read this. Seventy degree
days will come regularly now. The sand
will begin to disappear from the mountain
roads. Riding that is the envy of the entire
country will be ours again. I wish you all a
safe and fun season of riding made all the
better since it will be shared with friends!
- Jeff -
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Monthly Speaker
Chad Warwick, E.A.R.
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April Rides & Events
April 4-5, 2014
Trinty Site Ride, New Mexico
Departure 8:00 AM Red Rocks Grill, Morrison
Carl Thomte | 303-753-6652 | [email protected]
April 4-10 2014
Death Valley
8:00 AM Ozzie’s, Morrison
Dennis O’Neil | 303-810-4910 | [email protected]
April 26, 2014
Atlas Missile Silo, Greeley
9:00 AM Red Rocks Grill, Morrison
Carl Thomte | 303-753-6652 | [email protected]
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May Rides & Events
May 3, 2014
Bull’s Eye & Beemers Ride
9:00 AM Meet - 9:30 AM Departure
Dick’s - 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City
Tom Flaherty | 303-406-1208 | [email protected]
May 10, 2014
Prairie Canyon Ranch Pot-Luck Picnic
12:00 PM Prairie Canyon Ranch, South of Franktown
Pat Bygott | 303-349-3041| [email protected]
May 17, 2014
Colorado Highway 67 Sedalia to Wetmore
9:00 AM Red Rocks Grill, Morrison
Carl Thomte | 303-753-6652 | [email protected]
May 24-26, 2014
Ojo Caliente Hot Springs, NM
Memorial Weekend
8:00 AM Red Rocks Grill, Morrison
Carl Thomte | 303-753-6652 | [email protected]
May 31, 2014
Peak to Peak Annual Ride
8:00 AM Red Rocks Grill, Morrison
Mark Zimmer | 720-389-4825
[email protected]
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April Social
Brandi Newman - [email protected]
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Avalanche Game
March Social - Avalanche Game
The first ever BMWMCC social event at a Colorado Avalanche game was a
lot of fun! 10 people attended, the seats had a great view and beer was near!
Chris Wilder discovered that with metal detectors, you can’t bring a
pocket knife in and Mr. Coker lost his wife (but that’s another story)!
It was a great game and the Avs came out on top 3-2 in OT!! Hope
to see more folks next time!
The folks in this pic John & Liz Coker
Pete & Laura Pleban
Norman Wright & Family
Chris Wilder & Brandi Newman
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Mardi Gras / Daytona
By Kerry M. Miller
Hey Gang, Hope you’re having a great spring and looking forward to the good riding in the coming year.
Let me briefly regale you with my follow up account of my Mardi Gras/Daytona Bike Week ride. A ride of a lifetime!
A trip that started the day of the 104 car pileup on I-25 (March 1st) and concluded March 10th. Ok…ok…ok, I
cheated a little and left for Raton the afternoon before upon seeing snow forecasted for Denver that night.
Remember Winter Storm Titan? Freezing cold sweeping down from the Arctic via the Midwest accompanied by rain,
snow and occasional black ice as far south as mid-Florida? It added an adventurous element and forced me to detour
into previously uncharted territory as we played tag for the first seven days. The morning half of each of the first three
days saw weather that would make all but the most intrepid riders gulp hard and think twice before launching their
iron steed onto the highways and byways; forty degrees at 80 mph with occasional rain. However, good planning, a
hearty constitution and a positive attitude teamed up to overcome all obstacles.
On the opposite end, the afternoons turned very nice as I crossed the storm front. Within a hundred yards I went
from drizzly cold to warm weather, beautiful skies, and a twenty degree temperature change. Literally, a hundred
yards! (85 MPH on I-10 near Houston and instantly my helmet fogged up on the outside from the sudden warm,
moist air, totally blinding me. It was really exciting for several seconds!
Met some great folks in San Angelo, TX; saw the USS Alabama at a military park; indulged in a little bit of Mardi
Gras. Rode on to Daytona Beach Bike Week (my Cackleberry Campground story will bring a chuckle when we talk
next), walked on the beach in St. Augustine and then Iron-Butted my way home, covering over 1600 miles the last two
days. Typical of opportunity meeting preparation I got home in nice weather on Monday, and woke up to a blizzard
on Tuesday morning! Hah!! Here are a few pics…
Also, I put together a couple of videos and posted them to YouTube and to the club web-site. The first covers leaving
through Mardi Gras and runs about 5 ½ minutes. The second covers from New Orleans through Daytona and the
sprint home with a few other goodies thrown in. It runs a bit longer at 13 minutes as it covered more time and
distance and I wanted to give a good representation of the ride.
Mardi Gras And Daytona BikeWeek March 2014 part 1 of 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwXom0ENuow
Mardi Gras And Daytona BikeWeek March 2014 part2 of 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnSFIzMAfhc
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Destination Rides
Get on your
motorcycle and ride
to some of these fun
destinations
in April...
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival, Downtown
Breckenridge
April 24 - 27, 2014
Stanley Film Festival, Stanley Hotel, The Stanley
Film Festival showcases classic and contemporary
independent horror cinema all in the setting of the
haunted and historic Stanley Hotel
April 26-27 & May 17-18, 2014
Spring Barrel Tasting, Grand Junction and Palisade,
Grand Valley Wineries
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Kites in the Park Festival, Spring Canyon
Community Park, Fort Collins. The skies of Fort
Collins will come alive with kites of all shapes, sizes,
and colors when the Seventh Annual Kites in the
Park Kite Festival gets underway!
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Motorcycle Roadracing Association
The New Rider Race School is scheduled for Friday, April 18th at 7pm in the Fay Myers Motorcycle World Clubhouse and Saturday, April
19th at High Plains Raceway.
The MRA is hosting an Intro to Road Racing Clinic at The Walnut Room on Saturday, March 29th from 11am-1pm. Guest speakers include
Danny Walker from Red Bull Roadrace Factory/American Supercamp, Oscar Solis from Sol Performance, Nate Butler from Blood Nickel
Leathers & more. They will be discussing what it takes to become a successful road racer, or proficient track day and street rider.
The Motorcycle Roadracing Association is a 501(c)(7) non-profit dedicated to promoting safe and competitive motorcycle road racing events
for enthusiasts in Colorado and the surrounding area. For more information visit http:// http://mra-racing.org/
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2 0 1 4 Officers & Board Memb e r s
Board Meeting
Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Time: 6:30 P.M.
Location: Red Rocks Grill, Morrison, CO
President: Jeff Burns - [email protected]
Vice President: Mike Szabo - [email protected]
Treasurer: Frank Ricci - [email protected]
Secretary: Jeff Kelley - [email protected]
Membership: Greg DeWit - [email protected]
Webmaster: Keren Kilgore - [email protected]
ITW Editor: Cathy Catrell - [email protected]
Ride Book Editor: Cathy Catrell - [email protected]
Club Store: Bob Wagner - [email protected]
Ride Coordinator: John Coker - [email protected]
Advertising: Karst Postma - [email protected]
TOR Rally Chair: David Adair - [email protected]
100K Foot Ride Chair: Carl Thomte - [email protected]
CO Classic 1000 Chair: Eric Levy - [email protected]
Social Director: Brandi Newman - [email protected]
Board Trustee: Siggi Pflumm
Board Trustee: Carl Thomte
Board Trustee: Michael Kilgore
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