Monday, November 10, 2014

BSR Meeting Wednesday, November 12th


We have a Big Sioux Riders meeting this Wednesday, November 12th at 6 PM.  The location is Bak BMW.  Dave will be cooking, so bring a few dollars to chip in for the food.   We will be discussing the meal at the Christmas Party December.  Jim Johnson will be bring a menu from Trattoria Fresco (Italian) so let him know what your interested in or show up at the meeting.  We will decide on the menu before the end of the meeting.

Christmas Party:

The Big Sioux Rider Christmas Party will be at the Pierce Mansion in Sioux City again this year.  It will be in the evening of Friday, December 12.  We are hoping this allows more of the out-of-towners to come.  If you haven't seen the mansion, its worth coming just to see the home and the displays.  We don't have a specific time yet, but I'll post it when we get one. Please send me an email RSVP to let me know if you are coming and if you are bringing anyone with you.  Spouses, kids, a fellow rider or just a friend are all good.  Meal is included with your membership renewal.  You can bring another person with a family membership, and there will be a nominal fee to cover our costs for any additional folks you bring along.

As in past years, bring a desert, snacky food, or beverage with you to the party.  The club will have a coffee pot and some soda.  There will also be a gift exchange following the meal which uses the same stealing and keeper rules we have used in the past.   I promise to remember and state the rules more clearly this year, I may even write them down.  Figure spending on $10 - $20 for a gift, unless you find something really cool for a lot less, hehe.

Please send you Big Johnson award nominations to Jim (  He and last year's winners (Terry Hughes, Steve Martin, and runners-up Jim Hawthorne) will form this years nomination committee.  Submissions I'm aware of so far:
  1. Jim Johnson (award namesake) for forcing all his riding buddies to listen to Helen Reddy songs at 130db at every traffic stop between I-35E and the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul.  Some believe it was some kind of ritualized punishment of his friends who had working BMWs for the past 6 weeks (vs. Jim and his shinny new 2014 R1200RT which had reverted back to garage queen status for several weeks prior to the rally).
  2. South Sioux City Sue, whom after living in Sioux City for years and years (and then even more years), had to ask for directions to Miles for Stan Stille's moving away party.  The shame of living a sheltered life she claimed.  Meanwhile, nearly every 6 year old in Sioux City (and probably South Sioux too) can tell you Miles is the place they make Charlie Boy sandwiches which is just up the street from the famous Tire Man.
  3. Brion Hase.....  hopefully no one can remember why.  I can't remember the details either, but I do remember it would have given me a strong chance to win if anyone else remembered it.  Luckily I don't remember and didn't write it down either...


We need photos for the Club Calender.  Please send any photos you want to include to Steve Martin (

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