The October Big Sioux Riders meeting was great. We made plans for a good November meeting and President Stan and Jim got our Christmas party organized.
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)