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Vintage Rider News - Rench's Rap for May 27, 2017
« on: May 30, 2017, 09:08:25 PM »
Hi, Everyone!

Hope all of you enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend.  It's been some crazy weather, and one never knows whether rain gear will be essential or not!  Nonetheless, I was able to put a few miles on the 'King over the weekend, and I hope all of you were able to do the same.

We have two big events upcoming this month.  Because there are other events as well, I've added bold print to our two events:

June 3rd:  Mike Long posted the flyer for the Indoor Japanese Bike Show on our Facebook page.  It's in Kennesaw, GA at 3102 Cobb Parkway NW.  For more info, click on mmskennesaw.net, or PM Mike Long.

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 joining the event 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'll rally up in Scottsboro, and Mike Robinson will lead us from there to Nikki's Drive-In in Chattanooga.  I'll get the exact location and time for the rally point, and either post it in next week's newsletter, or I'll send it out as a special bulletin.

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 20-24:  Christian Motorcyclists Association's Eastern National Rally in Lewisburg, WV.  See the Forgiven Riders Chapter's Events page for more information.

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/

July 17-21:  International Norton Owners' Rally in Buena Vista, VA.  RJ and Garry Johnson are going.  Make reservations early if you wish to take part!

Hope all of you have a great week...See you Saturday!

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