Thursday, December 30, 2010
Christmas Party Photo Album (link click-here). Send me any photos you have and want to add to this collection.
Christmas Party Youtube Video (Jo and her Flying Pig)
Christmas Party YouTube Video (Gary, Jan & Sue)
Christmas Party YouTube Video (Karen, Randy, Marc, Judy, and Brion)
Christmas Party YouTube Video (Marsha, Dale, Terry, and Kathy)
2010 Big Johnson Award Winner: Dale Nordlie for loosing the back wheel off his GS motorcycle while on the way to Baxter Cycle Open House and Campout in Marne. Thankfully no one was hurt and there was no serious damage. Dale says he has the bolts safety wired on now.
2011 Club Officers:
President: Chuck Swensen
Vice-President: Terry Hughes
Secretary: Brion Hase
Treasurer: Dave Bak
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: JEFFREY V ANDERSON
Date: Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 4:19 PM
Subject: Elmer Anderson: 2011 Corridor Muscle Walk > My Walk Hub > My Team Homepage
Dave, would you forward this to all members of the Heart of Iowa, and
Elmer has some good friends that are with the Big Sioux Riders.
Thank You! Jeff R100RS
Our Heart of Iowa BMW President, Elmer Anderson is a fighter!
Photo of Elmer packing up at the 2008 Hawes Campout:
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
This Saturday, October 23 is Baktober Fest at Bak BMW Victory KTM. Dave says they will be having great deals on bike, parts and apparel.
The Big Sioux Riders November meeting will be a Pizza Party on Tuesday, November 16th. It will be at Jim Johnson's garage at 4615 Old Lakeport Rd. Bring your own beverage and we'll pass a hat for the pizza. Brion (me), who had two flats this year, will cover how to do road side tire plugs, what to use, when to do it, when it’s not safe, and what to do after you get home. After the presentation everyone will have a chance to see if they can plug a tire on a real wheel. Materials will be provided. We have had a couple club members who have had valve failures this year. Jim and Stan, who have some real world experience with this, are going to give a demonstration on how to change a valve stem on the side of a road. As part of the meeting we are also going to be celebrating Jim's Birthday. Rumors are that Lynn may be cooking something special and that Jim might be more than 45 years old.
The Big Sioux Riders Christmas party will be Tuesday, December 14th in the basement of Sweet Fanny's on Historic Fourth Street at 6 PM. The meal will start around 6:30. Meal options will include either a salad, smothered chicken, or bourbon filled steak. As in the past, the Christmas dinner will be provided for paid members and for spouses of family memberships. Non-paid member meals are $12 and they are still very welcome to attend. The Big Sioux Riders is a chapter of the BMW MOA, but we warmly welcome members with any brand. At the party we will be collecting membership dues for 2011. Bring your odometer readings with you. After dinner, we will have annual officer elections, read the "Big Johnson" award nominations and then a vote, and follow that with the annual gift exchange. A gift costing about $15 is recommended. We will send out a proper invitation in November with more detail. Get your officer nominations into Stan Stille. Get your Johnson Award nominations into the Johnson award committee: Jim Johnson and Susie Lee (last year's proud winner of the coveted "Big Johnson"). It should be a fun evening.
The Big Sioux Riders Spring Campout at the Dam (on Mother’s Day), will be May 7-8, 2011. Camping below the dam has worked great the last couple of years so we will continue that if possible.
The BMW National Rally this year is July 21-24, 2010 in Bloomsburg, PA.
Doug, Al and Steve at Potosi (click on photo for better version)
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
|From Woodbine Applefest Ride - Sept 25, 2010|
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
August 14th and August 21st
Ride in and have a hot dog, chips and drink from 11a.m. to 2p.m.
Close out prices on new BMW’s.
Print this email and bring it in to receive 20% off any one item in stock. (Except motorcycles, Shoei and Touratech)
Valid 8/14/2010 to 8/21/2010
1- discount per person
Hope summer has been good for you.
The best riding season of the year is here.
Dates to remember August 22nd
Ride with Nate Kerns at Mid America Motorplex. Call for details.
We will be closed September 4th, Labor Day weekend
Friday, August 6, 2010
Hoot Gibson was elected State Commander for the South Dakota American Legion June 20 in Spearfish. A ceremony to honor this occasion will take place in Sioux Falls on Saturday, August 14. The ceremonies will start with a continental breakfast at the Legion (1701 W. Legion Dr.) from 9-11 and will continue at 11:00 with a "caravan" to Memorial Park where a lite lunch will be served from 12:00 - 1:00. The installation will take place from 2:00 - 4:00. Social hour, dinner and dance will take place later. Hoot has invited Autobahners to attend the events. He will be riding in a sidecar for the caravan and would especially like to have Autobahners and their BMW's ride with him. This is a very important position for Hoot and it would be nice for Autobahn to show their support.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Jim taught the rest of us a new RTE life rule: Make sure you order your pie first because they may be out of the kind you want when you are ready for it. The pies and shakes were both very good.
The next BSR RTE will be July 27th. We will be riding to Yankton. Meet at Casey's in Riverside.
|From Big Sioux Riders RTE July 6|
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
June 12,2010 is a fundraiser for my sister in Sheldon, Iowa. I would like to invite the Big Sioux Riders to the event.
The poker run starts at the J and B Bar in Sheldon registration starts at 11am. There is also a bake sale, silent auction and freewill donation supper scheduled. My sister has polycystic kidney disease, both of her kidneys were removed on May 5 of this year. She is a single mom and has been unable to work because of her condition and has no health insurance. My brother made an event page on Facebook, Becky Antrim Benefit, if you would like to check that out. If you need more info please email or give me a call (712) 449-5440.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Due to weather, this has changed from ride to a party/reception. Come down and have a piece of cake and celebrate the end of Stan's bachelorhood at Mac Behr's on Historic 4th Street in Sioux City, 6 PM, Tuesday, June 1st.
-- Original Posting --
Rather then throwing a wild bachelor party for Stan S., his friends will be taking him on his last ride as a free man on the evening of Tuesday, June 1st. Please come join us. Everyone is invited (including women riders). We will meet at Steve and Susie's home at 109 Tamarack Lane in South Sioux City. We will depart around 6 PM. We have a "special" ride which will include a stop somewhere for cake.
Please forward this on to friends of Stan's who are not in the club. If they don't own a bike and still want to meet for cake, please have them email Brion or Jim for the location and time.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Flyer (click here).
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
- Pure Stodge Touring Association's Iowa Rally (Middle Amana, IA June 10-13)
- Gina Open House (with performance from Stunt Rider Chris "Teach" McNeil - if you haven't been to a national the last couple of years you have got to see this guy) (Iowa City, IA June 11th)
- 2nd Annual BMW Bash (Marble Falls, AR July 2-5)
- Heart of Iowa "HI" BMW Ride In (Lake Ahquabi, IA July 11th)
- BMW Nate Kern Track Event and Fundraiser (Pacific Junction, IA August 22)
Jim Johnson forwarded this message on to his friend Gerry Schulte and got the following reply:
I haven’t talked to him since last summer, but they told us at Morton’s Open House that the factory gave Nate an S1000RR to ride this year. In April, he ran seven races in Savannah, and won all seven. As you heard, he loves that bike.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I also recieved a note from Terry H. saying that he had been spending a lot of time with his father lately because his mother had recently passed last week and her funeral was yesterday. Terry is hoping to make it to Stan's last ride as a free man.
One last note. Dan W. made it back to Sioux City last week and is at home now. He is still in a lot of pain but he continues to get better.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Stan Stille and Mari Mathieson invite you to join us in the joyous celebration of our marriage.
The no host reception will be held at Bev's on the River from 7:30 till 9:00 PM on June 11, 2010. We hope to be out on the Point. The couple requests no gifts just your blessing.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. I Corinthians 13: 4-7
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Here is information regarding the upcoming TRACK DAY with NATE KERN on Sunday, August 22, 2010 at:
RIGHT NOW IS THE TIME to SIGN UP for TRACK DAY - We need EVERYONE WHO IS PLANNING ON ATTENDING to SIGN UP and PAY THE $150.00. COMMITMENT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO SECURE THE TRACK FOR AUGUST 22.
Here is information regarding the upcoming TRACK DAY with NATE KERN on Sunday, August 22, 2010 at:
MID AMERICAN MOTOR PLEX
19340 JESUP AVENUE
PACIFIC JUNCTION, IA 51561
(2.5 hours north of Kansas City - 30 minutes south of Omaha on I-29)
Come join the Kansas City BMW Motorcycle Club and Engle Motors and other dealers from the central states (Omaha BMW, Gina's BMW, Grassroots BMW) on TRACK Day at the Mid America Motor Plex, in Pacific Junction, IA.
This is an opportunity to ride with Nate. Nate really knows how to make a BMW go around at speed. Come spend time with us at Mid American Motor Plex and explore what you and your machine can do within the safety of a closed course.
Everybody goes the same way.
No trees, signs, poles or dogs.
Control Riders and Instructors insure safe practices.
Strict rules tailored to your group level for your safety.
Same rules and approach that was used at last years KC BMW sport touring day and Heartland Park Topeka.
Instruction from the man. Nobody knows how to put it together on a BMW like Nate - nobody.
SUNDAY - AUGUST 22, 2010, 7AM - 5PM
Arrive/Tech: 7AM - 8:30AM
Track Time: 9AM - 5PM (seven 20 minute sessions)
BMW Novice (passing only on straights)
BMW Intermediate/Advanced (passing on the outside of corners)
The 6 foot Rule applies to all groups.
NON-REFUNDABLE FEE. On JULY 22, the FEE will INCREASE to $175.00.
TRACK: 2.23 Mile Road course with 15 turns
CAMPING: Is available for any event. Weekend Rates are $25 per campsite. We offer on-site security, clean, private shower rooms; large, modern restrooms. We currently have 16 electrical hook-ups on the road course and more to be added in the future.
LODGING: Special Rates for MAM customers are available from the following places:
15 miles to MAM
Hampton Inn at Ameristar (712) 328-2500
Ameristar Casino Hotel (877) 462-7827
Holiday Inn at Ameristar (888) 682-0900
Days Inn of Bellevue (402) 292-3800
Comfort Inn & Suites (402) 934-4900(ask for MAM/Rolling Thunder Rates)
CONTACT DEALERS for SIGN UP and TICKETS:
Engle Motors - Kansas City MO (816) 241-7554, firstname.lastname@example.org
Omaha BMW - Omaha, NE
Grass Roots BMW - Cape Girardeux, MO
Gina's BMW - Iowa City, IA
PLAN TO ARRIVE SATURDAY AFTERNOON or EARLY EVENING for a walk around the track with Nate and friends. Great opportunity to learn the basic way around and discuss the track before Sunday!
(You will be REQUIRED to sign a Waiver before entry on MAM property or Track.)
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Website (click here)
Brochure (click here)
Flyer (click here)
Friday, April 16, 2010
April 14, 2010
TO: All South Dakota motorcycle dealers, custom shops, clubs, and enthusiasts
RE: The Capitol Centennial Celebration Bike Show and Observation Run
South Dakota’s most recognized building is turning 100 and Governor Mike Rounds invites you to join in the celebration! Bring the family to the Capitol Centennial Celebration, Saturday, June 19, 2010 on the grounds of the State Capitol to enjoy a day of festivities honoring a revered South Dakota landmark.
Two special events will be held for motorcycle riders and enthusiasts during the Centennial Celebration. The first is a motorcycle show to be held in the Capitol parking lot. Motorcycle owners are invited to display their bikes at the Capitol and enter them in the “people’s choice” award show. The show will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the show winner will be announced later that afternoon at Petersen Motors.
At 2:00 p.m., an observation run is planned that gives riders a chance to visit a number of historic sites in the immediate Pierre area. The run begins at the Capitol and ends at Petersen Motors Harley-Davidson at 4:00 p.m. All correct observation run sheets will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a prize donated by Petersen Motors Harley-Davidson. The “Peoples’ Choice” bike show winner will also be announced at 4:00 p.m. Participants are also encouraged to check out the 2010 Oahe Days Festival which is taking place at Steamboat Park. The festival features a variety of booths, art, food, and live music.
You can also enjoy a variety of activities including historical tours and seminars, a re-enactment of the dedication of the Capitol, a free beef and pork picnic lunch, an antique vehicle show, a Capitol-themed art show featuring South Dakota artists, kite festival, hot air balloons, fire truck and horse-drawn carriage rides, and kids’ fishing on Capitol Lake.
More information on the Capitol Centennial Celebration event is available on-line at capitol.sd.gov. A complete list of events for Oahe Days can be found at www.oahedays.com. For bike show or observation run questions, please call 605-773-3688 or by email to email@example.com.
Governor Rounds and our committee would greatly appreciate your help to get the word out about these special events by including this letter and poster in your dealer or club newsletter. Please print out a copy of the poster to display in your store, shop or clubhouse. Thanks for your help in disseminating this information. We’ll see you June 19, 2010 in Pierre for the Capitol Centennial Celebration at the State Capitol Building and grounds!
The Capitol Centennial Celebration Committee
Thursday, April 15, 2010
They also have a cool t-shirt:
If any of you ladies are planning a ride, let me know and I'll update this post, or post a comment to this.
Friday, April 9, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010 - 1 – 4 pm
Polk City, Iowa
N41' 46.301 W93' 42.817
Join other vintage and European motorcycle enthusiasts for the 23rd annual gathering “On The Square” in picturesque Polk City, Iowa. Refreshments served. Food & drink available. No pins, no T-shirts, no charge. Just fun. Info: Don Bellew, 515/225-2058, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
A $10 fee will cover includes camping, firewood and a park vehicle permit fee. Passengers are $5. We will dine as a group at the Fort Randal Casino just east of Pickstown Saturday evening and for breakfast Sunday morning. We will provide some-mores Saturday evening and coffee both Saturday and Sunday to help keep everyone warm. Please bring your own coffee mug.
We can’t reserve camping spaces in advance, but there are very few campers (if any) in this park this time of year. If you get to the campground before us, please grab some camping spaces near the cabins and restroom/showers (sites #27E and #28E). The restrooms are modern with showers. Park rules allow us to have up to 6 campers per site. We will settle with the park ranger Saturday evening.
For those interested in riding together from Sioux City to the campout, meet at Bak BMW in Sioux City, IA 10 AM Saturday morning. Alternately meet us lunch at the Flyway Cafe at the intersection of Highways 12 and 14 in Niobrara, NE Saturday around noon.
There are four camping cabins are available at this campground for $35 per night (plus a $5 non-resident fee for non South Dakota residents). Cabins include a bunk bed (2 singles) and a double bed. You must supply your own bedding (e.g. a sleeping bag and pillow). Reserve cabins in advance at (800) 710-2267. Make sure you provide the campground location which is the “Randal Creek Recreation Area" near Pickstown, SD.
Hotels available near campgrounds:
The Fort Randall Casino - http://www.fortrandall.com/ - (800) 362-6333
The Dakota Inn, near Country Club, 320 E US Hwy 18, (605) 487-7404
Fort Randall Inn, Pickstown, (605) 487-7801
Questions: Call Frump at (712) 253-4605 or email email@example.com
Click on the link above in the first paragraph for a printable version.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Start Time: Friday, April 9, 2010 at 5:00pm
End Time: Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 12:00am
Location: Michael J. Manatt Community Center, Jackson Street, Brooklyn, IA
Elmer Anderson, a native of Brooklyn, Iowa and a 30 plus year employee of Manatts, Inc., was diagnosed last January with ALS (Lou Gehrig Disease). To help offset the cost of this incurable illness, the employees of Manatts, Inc., in conjunction with the Brooklyn Ruritans, will be hosting a benefit fundraiser in Elmer’s honor. The event will include a dinner, a live and silent auction and a dance; all to be held from 5:00 PM to Midnight on April 9th.
Tickets will go on sale for the dinner and dinner/dance combination the week of March 15th. Dinner will be served from 5:00 – 7:00 PM and consist of smoked pork loin, smothered chicken breasts, baked potato, green beans, dessert, ice tea, lemonade and coffee. Cost for the meal will be $10.00/adult, $5.00/junior high and under, and free for preschool and under. The dinner/dance combination ticket is $15.00/adult. The dance is free to children junior high and under who attend with their parents. Single dance tickets will be $5.00 per person, 15 years and up. The dance will begin at approximately 8:00 PM – midnight.
The silent auction will be ongoing from 5:00 PM and will close at 10:00 PM. A live auction will be held from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. Auction donations will be accepted through Wednesday, April 7th. Please contact Deb White, Peaches Burmahl or Diane Kilmer with your donations at 641-522-9206 or items can be dropped off at the Brooklyn office of Manatts, Inc. anytime from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
- The only good view of a thunderstorm is in your rear view mirror.
- Four wheels move the body; two wheels move the soul.
- I'd rather be riding my motorcycle and thinking about God, than sitting in church thinking about my motorcycle.
- Life may begin at 30, but it doesn't get real interesting until about 75 mph.
- Midnight bugs taste just as bad as noon time bugs.
- Sometimes it takes a whole tank full of gas before you can think straight.
- A bike on the road is worth two in the shed.
- Young riders pick a destination and go; old riders pick a direction and go.
- When you're riding lead, don't spit.
- Catching a yellow jacket in your shirt at 75 mph can double your vocabulary.
- If you can't get it going with bungee cords and duct tape, it's serious.
- Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
On Friday, February 19th this offer will be available to all BMW owners.
Last year the 200 BMW Special SBK Packages we offered were taken within three days; this year we are offering 1,000 slots in order to accommodate what is likely to be very strong demand.
World Superbike racing was on four continents and thirteen countries in 2009, and on May 29, 2010, the action starts at Miller Motorsport Park in Tooele, UT. Be a part of the live action weekend with a special BMW Motorrad ticket package that includes:
* Entry to the Salt Lake City Bike Bash on Thursday night, May 27th, featuring a performance by the incredible world-famous Streetbike Freestyle performers.
* Three days (Friday/Saturday/Sunday) access to special BMW rider seating at the Stansbury Grandstands.
* Three days of access to the Racing Paddock.
* Lunches, snacks and beverages Friday - Sunday in the BMW Hospitality Village adjacent to the Stansbury Grandstands.
* Exclusive access to the BMW hospitality area for closed-circuit race viewing.
* Preferred views of BMW Streetbike Freestyle shows on Saturday and Sunday.
* Exclusive autograph sessions with S 1000 RR racers Troy Corser and Ruben Xaus.
* BMW Motorsports gift bag
* Preferred parking
Don't miss out on your chance to be one of BMW's special guests in Utah this year. This package is normally valued at over $260 and that doesn't get you autographs from BMW WSB racers or from world famous Streetbike Freestyler champions.
Special BMW Ticket Packages are $195 each. If you order by phone there will be a fixed processing fee of $9.00/order; if via the website, processing fees are $9.00/order and $24.00/ticket package. 1,000 SBK Ticket Packages may seem like a lot, but they will go quickly - don't wait.
To order call 435-277-8602 with password "S1000RR" or email Rick Salazar at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or go to: http://tiny.cc/BMWTix
Enter password "S1000RR" to get the BMW ticket package pricing.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Friday Night will be rockin’ with The Electric Mule www.electricmule.com
Saturday Night will be groovin’ with The Dynaflows www.myspace.com/thedynaflows
Pure Stodge website for updates: http://purestodge.org/
Friday, February 12, 2010
When: Saturday February 27, 2010 6:00 P.M. til ?
What: Finger foods to share, and any videos or motorcycle related paraphernalia (we really like the wierd stuff)
Who: You and anyone you can talk into coming along.
Note: special prize for those who arrive on motorcycle
Monday, February 8, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Tom also wanted to remind everyone of the following details which I just copied from the website: Ticket sales will be limited to only 10,000 tickets to better the odds for the winners and you must request the Superstakes ticket with your membership purchase. Tickets and membership packages will be available online or by calling the BMW MOA at 636-394-7277. If you have questions, Tom said to call him at (605) 670-0614 or email him at "tbuttars att usd dott edu".
If you aren't a BMW MOA member you should consider this. The club benefits include an good monthly magazine, a great website and other things. The magazine is probably one of the best motorcycle touring magazines around, regardless of what brand of bike you may be riding.
More details here: http://www.bmwmoa.org/superstakes
(1) Grand Prize - S1000RR World Superbike Package
* 2010 S1000RR trimmed in World Superbike Graphics
* BMW Apparel Package - Jackets, Pants, Boots, Gloves
* VIP Access for 4 at World Superbike Race Miller Motorsports Park
* Trip for 4 to Miller Motorsports Park
(2) 1st Prizes - BMW MOA European Motorcycle Tour Package
* 1 trip awarded to each 1st place winner
* BMW MOA Andalucia Tour by IMTBike
* BMW MOA European Rally Tour by Edelweiss
* BMW Apparel Package - Jackets, Pants, Boots, Gloves
(2) 2nd Place Prizes - 1 day Admission to Keith Code California Superbike School using new S1000RR Motorcycle
(50) 3rd Place Prizes - $100 in Motorcycle Gear
TRUMP-OMAHA would like to invite your club and riders to our annual motorcycle rally and campout. Trump-Omaha is a non brand specific riders club out of Omaha, NE. Our riders club adopted the village of Verdigre, NE several years ago as a way to help a small town maintain their parks and playgrounds. This rally and campout is a small old school event, where the emphasis is on the ride, not on the brand. Come on out and enjoy the riding in Northeast Nebraska with us and meet some new friends along the way. Please let your riders and members know about our event, or better yet plan one of your clubs rides and attend as a group. I want to thank you in advanced for helping us make our rally and campout a success.
Voyage to Verdigre, Nebraska - 8th Annual Bohemian Alps Rally
- In Verdigre, Ne.
- Sponsored by TRUMP-OMAHA & The Verdigre Improvement Club
- Dates: June 25th - 26th & 27th 2010
- Cost: $30.00 per person includes; Supper Friday & Saturday, Rolls & donuts Saturday & Sunday morning, Coffee, Tea & Lemon-aid all weekend, all camping fees paid, Day ride Saturday, Show & Shine Saturday afternoon, Rally patch.
- Door prizes and raffle prizes.
- Showers and rest rooms right in the camping area.
- All proceeds are donated to the Verdigre Improvement Club for improvements to the parks and playgrounds.
- Free swimming Saturday afternoon.
- Come on out and enjoy some of the best roads and riding in the State of Nebraska.
- GPS coordinates 42o35’23.67”N – 98o01’42.55”W
- Come on out and visit with the nephews of BMW legend Danny Liska.
- For more info contact George at email@example.com or Pat Felderman at firstname.lastname@example.org