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Vintage Rider News - Rench's Rap for July 29, 2017
« on: July 31, 2017, 08:35:54 PM »
Hi, Everyone!

We had a great turnout Saturday--Thanks to all of you who joined the crowd for breakfast!

Here are our upcoming activities, along with our August Activities Calendar and our Recurring Events Calendar:

August 5th:  Garage Crawl to Barnett's Motorcycles and Lynchburg, TN.  We'll depart from breakfast at Blue Plate and travel to Barnett's Motorcycles in Lynchburg for a shop tour with owner Steve.  Many of you have visited this shop before, and all reports are that this is well worth the trip.  http://www.facebook.com/barnettsmotorcycles.  WE NEED A RIDE LEADER FOR THIS EVENT!

Sunday, August 13th.  Bama Rides' "Nice Goat" is hosting another of his popular "Rides for Pie".  This will be an all-street, family-friendly ride on mostly two-lane back roads --- no interstate.  Ride will start at the Waffle House on Walker Chapel Road in Fultondale at 8:30 am.  There will be opportunities to cool off in Turkey Creek and take a short hike to Welti Falls (1/2 mile, not difficult).  Feel free to wear a swimsuit under your riding gear and/or bring tennis shoes for the hike.  The ride will end up in Cullman, where we will have authentic Mexican street tacos for lunch at Las Cebollitas ("The Little Onions").  Route will look something like this:  https://goo.gl/maps/5KUXrQX124T2 In the event that the restaurant does not serve pie, it might become a "Ride for Churros/Flan/Helado/whatever."   Here's the link to the BamaRides thread:  http://bamarides.com/ride/index.php?topic=1941.msg16587;boardseen#new

NOTE:  We don't currently have a monthly theme-ride planned for August.  But I'm open to any suggestions, and look forward to your responses.  In the interim, I'll continue to relay any invitations that Gordon Byrd posts for his weekly rides.  I'm also going to work with Gordon and see if we can select a Saturday in August to originate a ride from Decatur.  Once we settle on something, I'll get notice out via Rench's Rap and our Facebook page.

As we look to September, a flurry of activities awaits!  There's something big every weekend of the month!  Here's what I'm tracking:

Two Wheels of Suches is hosting a Nostalgia Weekend September 1-4.  The event is focused on "celebrating Japanese and European 2 and 4 stroke superbikes of the 70s, 80s and 90s..."  TWoS is definitely the place to be over the Labor Day weekend!  http://twowheelsofsuches.com/event/vintage-2-stroke-bike-weekend/?instance_id=90

The weekend of September 8-10 offers a full menu of activities:

  September 8-10 is AHRMA Series (Vintage) road racing at Talladega Gran Prix Raceway in Munford, AL.  http://www.roadracingworld.com/2017calendar/.  This is all the more exciting because our own Frank Costeglia will be racing an RJ Reynolds-prepped bike in the weekend's events!

On the same dates is the Lynchburg motorcycle rally.  Pat and Spring, owners of Lynchburg Outdoors, emphasize that, along with all the usual fare, there will be Vintage Bike categories in the bike show, etc this year.  http://www.lightningcustoms.com/events/event_47737.html

Also note that, on September 9, Barber Motorsports will open its track to all motorcycles bearing Barber license plates. 

Then September 15 - 17, the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship will take place at the Barber Motorsports Park.  http://www.motoamerica.com/barber-motorsports-park

...And then on to October!

It goes without saying that all of us are blocking our calendars for this year's Barber Vintage Festival October 6 - 8!  http://www.barbermuseum.org/events/barber-vintage-festival/

Mike Long announced that the Combat Vets MC are planning a special event for veterans, (tentatively) on October 14.  They are asking us to take part, and bring out as many of our vintage bikes as possible.  As the event details firm up, I'll post more in future editions of this newsletter.  In the meanwhile, please PM Mike on Facebook for more information, or to confirm your interest in participating.

As always, please send me info on anything I've missed.  I'm out of town this weekend, but will look forward to your coverage of the Barnett's Motorcycles Garage Crawl!

LET'S RIDE!!!
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