Happy December Everyone and we hope your Holidays are filled with the best that life has to offer (maybe a new bike or accessory as well).
No meeting this month, but the 2 gatherings will still be held First Saturday and Third Sunday. Come on out Snow or Shine and socialize a little.
We are also looking forward to a nice evening at the Black Forest Restaurant on 12/17.
It has been a great 2013 for our Motorcycle Club and hopefully for you too. With just one month left this year we are setting our sights on 2014 and a great riding season ahead with each other.
Our club works on the fact that members help to make this club happen. This is done by many devoted hours from the volunteers within our club. The more we attend and participate the quicker we get to know each other. Please join in as much as you can.
We are going into 2014 at 182 members strong and the turnout at the November meeting was great.
We have some surveys coming out soon so Please take the time to respond. Your answers help guide us.
New Deadline is Tuesday December 3rd at 5 PM. Please don't wait any longer and sign up if you would like to attend. There about only 20 seats remaining.
RSVP Deadline is Tuesday November 26th at 5 PM!Limited to the ﬁrst 75 attendees including family and friends. Sign up and pre-pay early to assure a seat! Cost per person will be a nominal $38 for everyone. (Same price for Adults, Children and Seniors).
NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER AND MEETING PREVIEW!
Join us on Tuesday, November 19th at 7:00pm for our monthly membership meeting. Held again at Eurosport Asheville, we’ll have a short meeting followed by a member-panel presentation on Emergency Tire Repair. This will be a hands-on demonstration of techniques for ﬁxing ﬂats. It will cover both tube-type and tubeless repairs, pulling wheels from bikes, airing procedures, and more. Since the subject is “Repair”, we’ll also get into repair tools in general. You’ll get a chance to see and hear what other riders carry with them in their tire and bike repair kits (and why). Eurosport will be helping us out with donor tires and tubes to play with. John Koenig will be the facilitator for the team of ABMWR demonstrators. If you’d like to be a part of this tire busting and wrench turning team, contact
If you’d rather just be entertained and enlightened, just show up that evening.
Join Us on Tuesday evening, October 15th 7:00PM at Eurosport Asheville, as we host Iron Butt Rider Kent Skoug for our presentation. Kent's deﬁnitely not new to the concept of laying down the miles on pavement, and he'll surely have some tips useful for even the most experienced of riders. Kent says, "I will discuss how I got into it, what is long distance riding, basics of setting up a bike, setting up yourself, and get into a little bit of the IBA (Iron Butt Association). I will also try to ﬁeld questions. I will not get into packing for long distance riding because that is a totally different topic which we can discuss another time." We're looking forward to an interested evening. Be there.
IF YOU HAVEN'T RENEWED YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR THE 2013/2014 YEAR, WE URGE YOU TO DO THAT NOW! Membership for the 2012/2013 year expired on September 30th. We hate to lose any of you after such a great growth spurt in our first two years. Please keep our club alive by filling out the renewal application on page 14 of the October newsletter, or renew using the PayPal feature on this website under the "Documents" section at the top of the page, and then click on "Membership Application and Renewal".
Note: If you are a new member that joined after June 1st, 2013, you are current for the 2013/2014 year and you do not need to renew.
I know many of you are out and about traveling the country, gettting those last trips in before the cold season is upon us with that soft white stuff. (Maybe we will see some this year??) We hope that you can make it back in time for the September meeting.
Please Join Us on Tuesday, September 17th for an evening program wrapped around motorcycle detailing and paintwork. The event will be held in conjunction with our monthly membership meeting, starting at 7pm at Eurosport Asheville. Club Member Steve Horlick has organized the evening’s agenda, and will give a presentation on detailing, how to get a scratch out, wet sanding, etc. He’ll also be adding a short piece on SEM products, plastic repair, and tab repair. In addition, Steve will bring in Danny Richardson, who will speak about BASF/Glasurit paints and David King from Motor Parts of Asheville (who carries the products) who will also be on hand. Sounds like it should be a very informative session that I know won't be missing and I hope you don't either!
ABMWR member Steve Horlick
Can you believe the weather we have been having lately in Western North Carolina?!? Quite the turn around from the summer. We are approaching the most beautiful time of year to ride, fall! If it's the fall colors or the cooler temps that you enjoy be sure to get out and enjoy it! We'll see you on the road!
We hope everyone is having a chance to get out and ride. Whether it's just around the area or on a cross country trip! I don't want to jinx it, but it seems the massive amounts of rain that we have been getting has seemed to subside for the moment.
Please plan on attending the August meeting on the 20th at Eurosport at 7 P.M. for our club's 2nd anniversary party. As the ABMWR turns two, look for a fun Pizza party at Eurosport Asheville. Bring your bikes. Perry is planning another photo op in the parking lot. Line them up at 7:00 sharp for a 7:10pm photo... then enjoy the food and friendships. COME RAIN OR SHINE.