Thursday, February 25, 2010

12 Things My Motorcycle Has Taught Me

I received the following email from BSR member Dale N. His father recently passed away, so this email is probably a good indication that he is keeping his spirits up.

  1. The only good view of a thunderstorm is in your rear view mirror.
  2. Four wheels move the body; two wheels move the soul.
  3. I'd rather be riding my motorcycle and thinking about God, than sitting in church thinking about my motorcycle.
  4. Life may begin at 30, but it doesn't get real interesting until about 75 mph.
  5. Midnight bugs taste just as bad as noon time bugs.
  6. Sometimes it takes a whole tank full of gas before you can think straight.
  7. A bike on the road is worth two in the shed.
  8. Young riders pick a destination and go; old riders pick a direction and go.
  9. When you're riding lead, don't spit.
  10. Catching a yellow jacket in your shirt at 75 mph can double your vocabulary.
  11. If you can't get it going with bungee cords and duct tape, it's serious.
  12. Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

BMW Motorrad USA returns to Miller to support two BMW Super Bike racing teams

BMW Motorrad USA is Offering Special Package for the World Super Bike Race in Salt Lake City, UT - May 27th - 29th, 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

Or go to:

Enter password "S1000RR" to get the BMW ticket package pricing.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Pure Stodge Touring Association's 34th Annual Iowa Rally

The Pure Stodge Touring Association has announced the 34th Iowa Rally will be June 10-13, 2010 at Middle Amana Park, Middle Amana Iowa (same location as the wonderful 2009 rally). If you are a BMW Motorcycle rider from the Midwest this is one rally which you simply should not miss. Its a great rally in a one of the best locations in Iowa (my humble opinion, with authentic German food and beverages served German style).

Friday Night will be rockin’ with The Electric Mule
Saturday Night will be groovin’ with The Dynaflows

Pure Stodge website for updates:

Friday, February 12, 2010

92nd Annual JFMRMWB

Where: el Martin' hacienda 27255 Indian Summer Drive, Hinton

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

Friday, February 5, 2010

New Breakfast Location - Starting Feb 6th

I got a call from Steve M a few minutes ago. The Saturday morning breakfast curse of the Big Sioux Riders continues... another of our great, regular Saturday morning hangouts has closed it doors forever. The group contingency plan was to meet at the Crystal Cafe in South Sioux City about 8AM until another location is selected. The Crystal Cafe has been in business for a very long time so let's see if they can survive the curse. A few of us will be up at the IMS show in the Twin Cities, so those who go please report back how it worked out.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Renew BMW MOA and win R1000SS+

I got a call Tuesday evening from Tom Butters (aka Bullet). Tom is is not only a BSR and Autobahn member, but he is also the BMW MOA national club's Treasurer. Tom was sitting on the new R1000SS down at Bak BMW when he called and he wanted to make sure I sent out a reminder to everyone. Starting February 1st (yesterday), the BMW MOA is giving away tickets for one of those monsters (a race-ready R1000SS) for new and renewing members. The deal Tom says, is he doesn't expect the 10,000 tickets to last very long and when they are gone, they are gone.

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:

(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

8th Annual Bohemian Alps Rally

Letter from George Frost of Trump-Omaha group inviting everyone to the 2010 Bohemian Alps Rally

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.

George Forst

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 or Pat Felderman at
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