Saturday, November 5, 2011
Please answer the following simple survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Q2RGBTZ
We are planning on a gift exchange. I'll send out details later but basically you will need a $10 to $15 gift if you want to be in the exchange. The party is free for paid club members. Non-paid members will be welcome, but there will be a modest fee to cover their meal expenses. All brands and new and returning members and riders are welcome to celebrate with us.
We need nominations for the Annual Big Johnson Award in honor of its first goofy winner – “Big” Jim Johnson. The award is voted on and given at the Annual Christmas Party to the funniest silliest faux pas or mistake during the year. Nominations should be related to motorcycles or camping and hopefully no one was seriously injured. In 2008 the club decided that people should be eligible to win this award more than once - so everyone is eligible again!! You don’t have to at the party to win, heck you don’t even have to be nominated to win. Good luck and remember, the more people you can nominate, the better your chances of not winning this award. Everyone is eligible to win!! You can send your nominations to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org or enter them in on the above survey.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Friday, September 30, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
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Tuesday, June 7, 2011
From: Mark Jamroz, BMW North America
Date: Jun 7, 2011 2:20 PM
Subject: BMW RA Rally 4th of July Weekend
Hello Dealers -
The RA Rally is taking place in Wisconsin this year over 4th of July Weekend.
BMW Motorrad is sponsoring a BMW Dealer Stamp Quest - where riders are invited to visit BMW Dealers along the way and get their form stamped for chances to win prizes. If they make a purchase at the dealer they get an additional chance to win.
Lawrence put this together and Aftersales and Marketing are putting up the funds for the prizes.
Please let your customers know.
Riders can start collecting stamps beginning June 15 thru July 2nd.
It will be on the RA website. We will get it up on our website too.
BMW Motorrad USA
Area and Community Manager
BMW of North America, LLC
2011 BMWRA Dealer Quest Stamp Form
Monday, June 6, 2011
From Dave Bak: Can you spread this around.---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Jim @ RawHyde Adventures"
Date: Jun 6, 2011 10:51 AM
Subject: [advocates] A free motorcycle to a lucky soldier, airman, sailor or marine in appreciation of their service.
Hello everyone -
I'd like to make you aware of something cool being done by the "Adventure Riding Community" for a couple of lucky members of our armed services (past or present) My father was a World War 2 veteran, and a U.S. Marine. The war had a profound effect on my dad, and I grew up in a home that was very supportive our military forces.
So we are pleased to join with Happy Trails Products, Western Powersports and Klim USA to "give away" a complete "Adventure Rider dream package" which includes a Kawasaki KLR 650 which is outfitted with all sorts of accessories, a new riding suit and more.
We (RawHyde) are adding to the package by providing a free training course (any level of training) and trip to Base Camp Alpha. http://www.rawhyde-offroad.
So... If you are active duty or have ever been in the servce, please enter the drawing... you never know - it could be your lucky day. You'll find out on Veterans Day this year when the drawing takes place.
Click here to enter - http://www.happy-trail.com/
Regardless of whether you win or not ... please know that we (RawHyde & Happy Trails etc.) are grateful for what you have done for our country - so in our own small way we'd like to give something back.
My thanks to each of you who are or have been a member of our armed services !
Best Regards, Jim Hyde
Friday, May 20, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
If you missed Gina and Omaha's open houses last weekend, never fear. Bak BMW has a K1600GTL demo bike in. Dave is encouraging riders to come in and take it for a test ride.
Monday, May 9, 2011
If anyone would like to add some photos to the collection below or add comments please send them too me. The photos help document the trip and will help me remember the details in the future.
Each year I'm pretty excited about this event when it finally rolls around. It punctuates the end of winter and the beginning of the spring and summer riding and rally season. Thank you everyone who helped out and/or participated!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Gina's BMW Motorcycles, in Iowa City, will have her Big Birthday Bash on May 14th. The event will feature 8 K1600GT and 8 K1600GLT demos, Chris "Teach" McNeil's stunt show, free Iowa roasted pork sandwiches, and John Laconte doing a race day seminar with his track prepped S1000RR.
More details here: http://www.ginasbmwmotorcycles.com/
Monday, April 4, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
The 8th Annual Big Sioux Riders Spring (Mother's Day Dam) Campout will be Saturday and Sunday, May 7th and 8th (Mother’s Day weekend). This is an informal campout. Even though we can’t guarantee it won’t snow, friends and fellow riders are invited to join us at Randal Creek Recreation Area near the Fort Randall Dam, Pickstown, South Dakota.
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 Dock" which is just north of the Chief Standing Bear Bridge near Niobrara (The Dock is formally in the town of Running Water, SD). Our regular stop, the Flyway Cafe in Niobrara is closed for remodeling.
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.
Friday, March 18, 2011
This year the speakers are:
Imre Szauter, AMA Goverment Affairs
David Hough*, Older Rider/Returning Rider.
Larry Dietzler, Motorcycle Justice
Slider Gilmore, Blue Haired Ole Ladies, Road Alligators, Tar Snakes and Golden Hour
* Many of us know David Hough as the author of Proficent Motorcycling and More Proficient Motorcycling, among other books.
There is also a trade show.You can register by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 515-294-6222
Monday, February 14, 2011
The Martin's Jonesin Party last Saturday was the official monthly February meeting and it was a great party. There were 23 riders present. The food was great including the Jo Boy's, Ryan Stillie did a great show of motorcycle photos, I showed photos from Leta and my summer vacation, and then Jeff Sar did a great presentation of his Alaska trip. Jo and Steve really out did themselves this year, thanks!!
Dale Nordlie forwarded me the following regarding the pricing on the new BMW K1600GT and K1600GTL. Its a lot lower then most folks were guessing. Call Dave Bak for official pricing as he has it now.
It's time to port & polish your checkbooks, as BMW has just released prices on its new 6-cylinder model motorcycles. Here's the press release:
BMW Motorrad USA has announced pricing for the highly anticipated 2012 model year K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL tourers. The K 1600 GT will have a base Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $20,900; while the K 1600 GTL will have a base MSRP of $23,200. (Additional destination charge of $495 is not included in MSRP). Both new models will be available for purchase through authorized BMW Motorrad USA dealers this Spring.
I spoke to a BMW Motorrad/NA guy I know at the NY Moto Show and he said they are presold out to Oct build and are quite happy with their pre-sell results.
Glenmoore, PA USA---
Dale also sent me an email to this new concept boxer called a lo-rider. Its a pretty neat looking bike which kind of looks like a Confederate Hellcat. Article says BMW is trying to gauge interest before going to production with it:
Finally, Jim Johnson sent me this photo:
This has got to be easier to stay upright since there is no rear tire to kick out with too much throttle.
Shannon Lesko sent me a note couple weeks ago that his mother, Donna, is now out of rehab and back at home and doing well.
Send me photos or anything else you want including in these group emails!!
Monday, January 24, 2011
Well it is almost that time of year again, for the . . .