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Offline renchinrider

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Vintage Rider News - Rench's Rap for September 2, 2017
« on: September 03, 2017, 10:00:40 PM »
Hi, Everyone!  I'm returning once again, following a work-week I never saw coming!

We had a great turnout for breakfast again this Saturday, and a big thanks to all who joined in the camaraderie and breakfast binging!  Activities this month abound!  Here are our upcoming activities:

Ongoing, through Sep 4:  Nostalgia Weekend at Two Wheels of Suches.  The event is focused on "celebrating Japanese and European 2 and 4 stroke superbikes of the 70s, 80s and 90s..."  Frank Tarpley is there, and is posting great photos on our Facebook page.  Thanks for taking us along through your posts, Frank!  http://twowheelsofsuches.com/event/vintage-2-stroke-bike-weekend/?instance_id=90

Sep 8 - 10:  AHRMA Series Vintage Road Racing at Talladega Gran Prix Raceway ("Little Talladega") in Munford, AL.  RJ reports that he and Frank are buttoning up their Norton racer this week, and will have it ready to race next weekend!  NOTE THAT RJ RECOMMENDS SATURDAY AS THE OPTIMAL DAY TO TRAVEL TO LITTLE TALLADEGA TO WATCH FRANK COMPETE!  http://www.roadracingworld.com/2017calendar/

Sammy Stetler suggested making this event an after-breakfast road trip.  If you're interested in riding down, please PM either Sammy or me so we can start building the plan for all who wish to ride down and watch Frank smoke the competition on the track!

The Lynchburg Motorcycle Rally occurs the same weekend as well.  Pat and Spring, owners of Lynchburg Outdoors, have emphasized that this year's rally will contain multiple events featuring vintage motorcycles, including this year's bike show.  http://www.lightningcustoms.com/events/event_47737.html

On Sep 9, Barber Motorsports Park is hosting "Tag Day" for all motorcycles bearing Barber license plates.

Sep 15 - 17:  Barber Motorsports Park is hosting the Moto America AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship.  http://www.motoamerica.com/barber-motorsports-park

Sep 16:  Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride.  Please refer to the following link for detailed information.  The ride will depart from Redstone Harley Davidson on I-565 vic Mooresville Rd at 12 noon.  http://www.al-tn-trailoftears.net/rideschedule.php  Please also note that there will be support activities for Trail of Tears participants at the adjacent Polaris/Indian dealership at the same time.

Sep 16-17:  Guntersville Air Show.  For those not participating in the Trail of Tears, this is another After-Breakfast riding opportunity.  Or, we can make it a Sunday special event, with details to follow.  We'll just need a ride leader, in either case.  The Guntersville Air Show is a great opportunity to watch pilots perform aerobatics in vintage planes, and proceeds go to Wounded Warriors organizations.  http://www.wsfa.com/story/35882664/guntersvilles-wings-over-the-valley-air-festival-seeks-volunteers

Sep 24:  This year's Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, with our own Charles Quillen heading up local event coordination, and numerous NAVMC members participating. I'm re-posting important information that Charles shared for those interested in participating:

1. Potential riders can view the style guide https://www.gentlemansride.com/about/style-guide and register at gentlemansride.com

2.  There is also an event page for the Huntsville Ride https://www.facebook.com/events/763304603877833/?ti=icl.

Charles has also posted the information necessary to sponsor the rider(s) of your choice as well.


And now, on to October's activities!

Oct 6 - 8:  Barber Vintage Festival.  I'll be doing a couple of special editions of Rench's Rap to address our activities at this year's Vintage Festival.  For now, please note that Friday night (Oct 6) is a calendar pinnacle for our year, featuring our evening BBQ Binge, and the kind of camaraderie that makes the NAVMC the great association that it is!  So, make plans at least to be at Barber the evening of October 6.  http://www.barbermuseum.org/events/barber-vintage-festival/

Oct 27-29:  35th annual True Grits 50cc Fun Run at Two Wheels of Suches.  The main event is on Oct 28, and is a 63-mile timed ride through the North Georgia mountains.  Additionally, TWoS has added a "Gromish" class of motorcycles, which will include Honda Grom 125s, Kawasaki Z125s and similar bikes!  http://champsclock.com/50cc.htm

Next, November:

Nov 11:  We have a placeholder on our activities calendar to travel from breakfast to the Tut Fann Veterans Home (corner of Meridian St and Mastin Lake in Huntsville) to spend some time with the 250 residents there, and, if schedules permit, help serve the residents' noon meal.  Several NAVMC members have expressed interest in this event.  Unless anyone indicates otherwise, I'll continue to coordinate our participation in Veterans Day activities at Tut Fann.

And finally, December:

If you haven't already, please mark your calendars for December 9th at 11:30 am, when we'll have our annual Christmas Feast at Blue Plate II.

I'm also polling for others interested in riding down to the Stagecoach Cafe in Stockton, AL for the Last Ride of the Year on December 30th.  Please let me know if you're interested in bundling up and riding down for lunch.  Here's a web entry from last year's RTE:  http://www.st-owners.com/forums/showthread.php?155591-2016-12-30-AL-Stockton-Stagecoach-The-Annual-Last-Ride-of-the-Year-XX

As always, please send me info on anything I've missed.

IT'S LABOR DAY WEEKEND...LET'S RIDE!!!
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Offline dredman

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Re: Vintage Rider News - Rench's Rap for September 2, 2017
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2017, 08:45:49 AM »
Very detailed newsletter - I dig it!!

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Re: Vintage Rider News - Rench's Rap for September 2, 2017
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2017, 07:23:01 PM »
Gymkhana Sat Sept 23rd.  Vintage bikes are invited too!

http://bamarides.com/ride/index.php?topic=2149.msg18014#msg18014

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Re: Vintage Rider News - Rench's Rap for September 2, 2017
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2017, 08:27:11 AM »
Hi, Klaviator!  Thanks for including this activity note.

What's the location of this one...Is it the one in Leeds?

Look forward to seeing you(all) again, maybe on the 23rd! ::)
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Re: Vintage Rider News - Rench's Rap for September 2, 2017
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2017, 08:50:45 AM »
Hi, Klaviator!  Thanks for including this activity note.

What's the location of this one...Is it the one in Leeds?

Look forward to seeing you(all) again, maybe on the 23rd! ::)

The Address is in the link.  Maybe we can set up a ride from the Sat morning breakfast to there.

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Re: Vintage Rider News - Rench's Rap for September 2, 2017
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2017, 09:32:37 PM »
Gotcha, Win!  I'll add your suggestion to next week's Rench's Rap, and put up a post on our Facebook page!  Loved your Ride Report from last weekend--awesome pics of some super-cool vintage bikes!
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