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Hey, Vintage Motorcycle Enthusiasts:

Please see all below:  This is our current vintage-oriented motorcycle gathering recurring events calendar.  Please note the time change for Madison Moto's monthly gathering at the Sonic.

-Every Saturday at 8 am:  NAVMC Breakfast at Blue Plate CafĂ© II on South Memorial Parkway
-Every Monday in Hartselle:  Bike Night at the Mexican restaurant that occupies the old Hartselle Dairy Queen.  All bikes welcome . 
-Every Tuesday 5 - 7 pm:  Vintage Bike Night at Straight to Ale, Huntsville
-Every Tuesday, 5 pm to Close:  Vintage Bike Night at Champy's Famous Fried Chicken, 120 2nd St, Muscle Shoals 
- Every Thursday Eve:  Vintage Bike Night at Carrigan’s Public House, 2430 Morris Ave, Birmingham, AL 35203
-First Thursday of Every Month, 5:30 pm to Close:  Vintage Bike Night at Sam's Sports Club, Decatur Beltline
- Third Saturday of Every Month, 5 pm until:  Madison Moto invites all riders to their monthly gathering at the Sonic, at 11396 County Line Road in Madison.  All bikes are welcome.
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Vintage Bikes / Vintage Rider News - Rench's Rap for May 20, 2017
« Last post by renchinrider on May 23, 2017, 10:13:22 PM »
Greetings, Everyone!

At last, I have re-emerged from a very short-notice house remodeling project.  It's great to be back to normal, with the time to publish Rench's Rap!

Word from RJ is that Barber Historics on May 19th-21st was a great experience.  Crowds were light, but all who participated had a great time.

Others of the group were at Deal's Gap for the 2-Stroke Rally.  No doubt, it was a great time, smokin' up the Smokies.

Here are our upcoming events:

May 27-28:  Perry Mountain Motorcycle Club's Annual 24-Hour Off-Road Endurance Race, Maplevale, AL  https://www.facebook.com/perrymountainmc/.  Al Goodwin and several others will be competing in this event.

May 27-28:  Ton Up British Motorcycle Rally, Nashville, TN https://www.facebook.com/events/652804724899447/.  Sean Naylor and others are planning to attend.

May 27th:  Regular breakfast for those still in town for the Memorial Day weekend...Anybody want to put out ride invitation?

June 10th:  "Meet in the Middle" Gathering in Chattanooga.  We'll ride from the Blue Plate II parking lot to Nikki's Drive-In in Chattanooga.  There, at noon, we'll link up with our Vintage Motorcycle Club colleagues from parts far and wide.   After lunch, we'll (tentatively) participate in a scenic ride, then peel off to return to Huntsville/Athens in time for the flat track racing event in Athens.  We need a ride leader to take us to Nikki's Drive-In in Chattanooga. 

June 10th:  For anyone unable to travel to Chattanooga but looking for a riding opportunity, BamaRides is hosting a Gymkhana in Falkville.  This is a low-speed motorcycle handling course in which you can hone your cornering, turning, stopping and other skills on a controlled course. http://bamarides.com/ride/index.php?topic=1771.0

June 10th:  Flat Track racing at the Sheriff's arena in Athens.  Please see the event poster that Tom Schuman posted on our Facebook page.  Currently, Tom Schuman and Frank Costeglia are planning to race.  https://www.facebook.com/TNValleyflattrackers/

Also, Sammy is tracking a motorcycle drag racing event going on over the June 10th weekend.  I found "Kings of Grudge" scheduled for June 10th at the Huntsville Dragway, along with a big, all-bikes drag racing weekend scheduled for July 28-30.  http://www.huntsvilledragway.us/2017/july28-30/  If you want more information about motorcycle drag racing on June 10th, please PM Sammy on Facebook to get the information you need.

June 17th:  We'll do our monthly Garage Crawl.  This time, we're heading out to H&L Cycle Shop in Hazel Green, where owner Henry and Lead Mechanic Toby will give us a shop tour.  They specialize in Vintage Harleys, and always have a shop full of projects.  It's a really fun place to visit, and I know this will be a blast.

June 23-4:  British in the Blue Ridge Rally in Hiawasee, GA at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds.  Frank, Sean and others are planning to attend.  http://www.gabma.us/event/2017-bibr-rally/

Hope all of you have a great week, and I'm looking forward to photos on Facebook [and BamaRides!] from all this week's ride-in gatherings!

See you on the road!
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Welcome to BamaRides.com / Re: Hello from the coast
« Last post by VWCarlos on May 23, 2017, 10:10:07 PM »
Welcome from Wetumpka
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Swap Meet - motorcycles / Re: 2005 Husqvarna TE510
« Last post by KevinB on May 23, 2017, 09:25:27 PM »
Cold start video...

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Welcome to BamaRides.com / Re: Hello from the coast
« Last post by Chuck & Susan on May 23, 2017, 08:44:23 PM »
Welcome from the Robertsdale area. Glad to see another from LA. Check up on the threads and post when you will be out riding. We are always looking for a good excuse to go ride. Like we really need one....  ;D
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Swap Meet - motorcycles / Re: 2005 Husqvarna TE510
« Last post by Slede on May 23, 2017, 08:11:20 PM »
i'm sure this will last until the day before I have the cash lol.
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Gymkhana / Re: Gymkhana 2017?
« Last post by Chuck A. on May 23, 2017, 07:54:38 PM »
This is getting closer to reality. Finally finished my major overtime job (80+ hours a week) and know I can make this. I live the closest to the lot where this is going to be held so it is easier for me to bring stuff and then go get my bike. With that said I can bring extra Items that can be handy. I have 2 cage fans, extension cords, 2 coolers, as well as a 10x10 pop-up to set up at the lot itself. Pavilion has power and a water facet. Air condition toilets. What else?

 I also have a trailer incase of bike problems.
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Ride Report / Re: Ride to the Hamptons...
« Last post by norton73 on May 23, 2017, 07:25:36 PM »
During the day while we were out riding, there was downhill races on Big Wheels. Somehow 4 of 5 survived;




When I went to bed Saturday night, it was clear. When I woke later to relieve myself, it was still clear.

I was sorta surprised to wake up Sunday morning to a heavy rain.

We went and got coffee and breakfast hoping for a let up in the rain to pack up.
it finally did, and about the time we had the sleeping bags and contents of the tent packed, it started again. We ended up packing the tent in the rain and said our good byes and hit the road home.
Because of the rain, we decided to go north on 26 to 81, 40 to Knoxville, then 75 to Chattanooga and home on 59.
It rained hard until we got just east of Knoxville. Then it got hot and humid and we stopped at the third exit on 75 for lunch and to shed our raingear.
Made good time home and arrived about 4;30 , spread wet gear all over the house, garage , attic and showers, then a pitcher of margaritas.
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Ride Report / Re: Ride to the Hamptons...
« Last post by norton73 on May 23, 2017, 07:17:27 PM »
After 19W, we rode into Erwin and picked up the road to Poplar NC, the put in for the Nolichucky River. The road is another fun one that climbs out of town and then down to the river. From there it continues back up another mountain and finally joins 197 and goes north up a valley then to 321 which we took back to Hampton and the rally site.

The before dinner activity is the den00bing.
n00bs are first timers to an Advrally and required to wear a dress and answer questions about the forum. Wrong answers get a smack on the ass and probably even correct answers get paddled anyway.









Some people took more pride in their dress than others;







after another great meal, door prizes were awarded.



Then another evening around the beer trailer and campfire

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Welcome to BamaRides.com / Re: Hello from the coast
« Last post by gulfcoaster on May 23, 2017, 06:03:05 PM »
Welcome from Daphne. Not too far from ya.

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