January 2016 Newsletter

BMW Club Newsletter

In This Issue

  • Future of the club
  • Dinner; still & National memberships

by our roving reporter, Randall Eggert

President: Randall Eggert
Vice-President: Rex Brown
Secretary/Treasurer: Norma Jo Quapaw

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Next Meeting

Saturday, January 30, 2016 at  2 p.m. at Martin Regional, 2601 S Garnett.

Last Meeting
Getting into the seasonal holidays, the December meeting was scrubbed.

Upcoming Events
The lists have been compiled, the R.S.V.P.s are being setup in MailChimp for a count to our hosts on those attending our dinner on an upcoming February Saturday evening, not to conflict with big sports events.  Look for an invite to show up in your email box.  Current and long term and year past members will be invited.

New Stuff

Take a look at BMW Motorrad; they have displayed two innovations at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in UntitledLas Vegas on 6-9 January 2016. Laser light for motorcycles and a helmet with a head-up display will be presented, setting new standards of motorcycle safety, along with a technical outlook of how they may be employed in series models of the future. More.

I’m waiting for the phaser kit for the car pulling out in front of me.

Another manufacturer already out with a heads-up rear view camera is Skully.  Their grand and a half helmet on their web site shows a display with speed, view out the back, and GPS instructions incorporated within the helmet’s electronics.  Check out their video of a rider on a MotoGuzzi. Might be beneficial to purchase extended warranties on these bad boys.

Where to go – Club wise

Continue reading January 2016 Newsletter

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December 2015 Newsletter

BMW Club Newsletter

In This Issue

  • No meeting – Eat in January
  • Fiddling around with my bike and other dangerous stuff

by our roving reporter, Randall Eggert

President: Randall Eggert reggatss@gmail.com
Vice-President: Rex Brown j.rex.brown@gmail.com
Secretary/Treasurer: Norma Jo Quapaw myvtx1300c@gmail.com

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Next Meeting
I’m going to be out of town, last minute notice, so I haven’t scheduled a meeting.  The reservation at the Library on Garnett was canceled.  Read further for more details.

Last Meeting
I think about 9 of us showed up at 11th & Yale, Tally’s Cafe.  We had a room for about 30, so we took up about 1 long table and part of another.  They treated us very well, and if they’ll have us back, seems like a good place to meet.  Paula and I went to Ike’s on 11th on a different night across from Hillcrest and found the Corvette club meets there in a room off the normal dining area.  When a parking lot fills with Chevys.   I like Ike’s, and maybe once a month would fill my craving.  That other club, hits restaurants over in Arkansas and Missouri and south Tulsa during their rides.  Dave wishes to invite airhead experts to come over and identify all of his 8 bikes. Continue reading December 2015 Newsletter

November 2015 Newsletter

fBMW Club Newsletter

In This Issue

  • New Location for November Meeting – Yes, again
  • Winter Club Dinner
  • Next year’s officers

by our roving reporter, Randall Eggert

President: Randall Eggert reggatss@gmail.com
Vice-President: Rex Brown j.rex.brown@gmail.com
Secretary/Treasurer: Norma Jo Quapaw myvtx1300c@gmail.com

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Next Meeting
Burger King last month in October was a bit stark.  Wasn’t in the mood for a hamburger of the fast food type, so I contacted Tally’s Good Food Cafe at 11th and S. Yale (1102 S Yale) for something a bit more varied and nicer, and we’ll see how that works for us. Management also expressed the desire that all the attendees would be hungry and order dessert with their dinner and drink.  Plenty of parking on the west side of the restaurant.  We’ll be in the back.  I’ll try to remember our BMW sign.

Tally’s
11th and Yale
November 10 @ 7:00 PM
meeting starts at 7, come earlier for dinner 

Our treasurer says we have money, so, we need to spend some.  The club used to do a Christmas dinner, but back then, it was pot luck and hosted at a member’s home.  Reserving a location in a restaurant can get tricky the closer to the holidays, plus everyone usually have other engagements to attend, so I would suggest ASAP.  We can discuss. You’ve gotta arrive to discuss. Continue reading November 2015 Newsletter

October 2015 Newsletter

BMW Club Newsletter

In This Issue

  • New Location for October Meeting
  • Fall Picnic: Yes? No?

by our roving reporter, Randall Eggert

President: Randall Eggert reggatss@gmail.com
Vice-President: Rex Brown j.rex.brown@gmail.com
Secretary/Treasurer: Norma Jo Quapaw myvtx1300c@gmail.com

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Next Meeting
For something a little different, I’ve scheduled a fast food joint for our October meeting.   Burger King at the corner of 21st & S. Sheridan on the NW corner.  Seven pm on Tuesday, October the 13th, 2030 S. Sheridan.  They have a glassed in meeting room with booths and tables  for about 20. We should feel like a fishbowl.

Hope MOA members have gotten their annual mileage closing certificate signed on Sunday the 11th since that is/was the official ending date.  Bring your forms with the distance on your bikes’ ODOs and we’ll have a sign-a-thon. Continue reading October 2015 Newsletter

September 2015 Newsletter

BMW Club Newsletter

In This Issue

  • Breakfast and tour
  • Salina Picnic?

by our roving reporter, Randall Eggert

President: Randall Eggert reggatss@gmail.com
Vice-President: Rex Brown j.rex.brown@gmail.com
Secretary/Treasurer: Norma Jo Quapaw myvtx1300c@gmail.com

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Next Meeting
Same o, same o, Tuesday, September 8 at 7 pm, Martin Regional, 2601 S Garnett.  They have bike locks for your convenience.  Anyone for Mexican prior at 6?  They really fill a plate full at Casa San Marcos just up the street at 2170 Garnett next to the car wash.  That would be the west side.

I’ve thrown out an email to officers regarding the long awaited picnic, and was pondering October 17th or 24th, both Saturdays.  Before is Falling Leaf, afterward is Halloween.  Myron and Norma Jo did a bang up job a couple of years ago at Spavinaw and the club should have contributed more toward their efforts.  I’ll push a more group effort. Continue reading September 2015 Newsletter

August 2015 Newsletter

BMW Club Newsletter

In This Issue

  • Recess is over
  • Get those miles in

by our roving reporter, Randall Eggert

President: Randall Eggert reggatss@gmail.com
Vice-President: Rex Brown rex.j.brown@gmail.com
Secretary/Treasurer: Norma Jo Quapaw myvtx1300c@gmail.com

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Next Meeting

Martin Regional Library – 2601 S Garnett, 7:00 pm on Tuesday, 10th August

Been riding any?

BMW of Tulsa has a Scavenger Hunt where a number of locations in Oklahoma? are plotted.  This has been out since the beginning of July so I guess you have to hurry to finish.  I’m thinking it is a summer only event.  Someone check it out and let me know.

How are those doing with the K&N Discover Oklahoma?  Kendall and Bob got those in the panhandle upon returning from their ’round the country return from Billings.  I got J.F.K. memorial yesterday. (I had to test the work on my RT that was done that morning).IMG_1648

I’ve retained the shelter at Bernice state park in case we still wish to do a picnic a bit later.  We can discuss.  I’m sure the waters of Grand will be down by then, but the shelter is high and dry.

We’ve still several rallies to attend that is usually popular with the club.  The RA event at Harrison.

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Rally Report

Tom and I rode up part time with Harold and Dave, also coming were Kendall, Bob and Mike Vaughn.  Driving up are Norma Jo and Myron.  Although I didn’t see everyone, got back reports of all the above (except Mike) made it.  Veteran riders the Dauers, Walter and Nathalie made it in also. Continue reading August 2015 Newsletter

July 2015 Newsletter

BMW Club Newsletter

In This Issue

  • Alas, no rally!
  • No July Meeting – I’m out riding

President: Randall Eggert reggatss@gmail.com
Vice-President: Rex Brown j.rex.brown@gmail.com
Secretary/Treasurer: Norma Jo Quapaw myvtx1300c@gmail.com

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Next Meeting
In August – A newsletter will be generated in July, but there will not be a meeting.  See you in Montana, Colorado, Nebraska.

Last Meeting
We had an intimate number of attendees at dinner up the street, and a different group attend later at the library.

First on the agenda, we’re getting closer and closer to our intended date of rallydom, and we’ve yet to pick a spot.  Since there are timing issues regarding a rally; announcing it via both BMW magazines, contacting vendors, contacting caterers, contacting attendees, contacting volunteers, the attendees present decided to shut it down for this year, and maybe attempt to plan for the following year.  The drive to do what our Vice President did two years ago, is just not present.  Therefor discussion opened up to table an Indian Nations Rally for a year.  Instead, we may do picnics, overnighters, cookouts and rides.

Rally Report(s):

MotoMO at Crane

The predicted weekend of rain rain rain was iffy.  Three, no, four of us from eastern Oklahoma decided to chance the weather and go anyway.  The first to show was Steve McClung.  I guess he’d been there several hours before the next.  Also Bob Gillespie.  There goes my memory.  Was he before or after me?  He had previously called and claimed his outdoor air unit was smoking, and I think it was too young to smoke, so he wasn’t sure if he was going to make it or not.  The other members of his household were taking off to Texas and he didn’t want the entire using burning out other than the fan.

I took a really round the way route and added a number of miles before getting to Crane.  Not enough to qualify for longest distance, however.   I went via Coweta, Wagoner, Okay, Fort Gibson, Braggs, Notchietown, Blackgum, Cookson, Stillwell, Dutch Mills, Lincoln, Prairie Grove, Farmington, Bentonville, and over to Crane via secondary roads.  Rain?  No, it got WARM.   Showed up a little before 5 after leaving the house at 11.  Dave Carter took a more direct route and beat me by 15 minutes.

After everything was put up and not stapled down, we visited the traveling food truck from Springfield and consumed their vittles.  The Springfield group has eliminated meals from their rally fee, thus maintaining one of the lowest cost rallies with great grounds, by inviting others to come in and sell their wares – er, food.  Thus you can eat on the grounds, walk to a local joint, or jump on the bike to go to Aurora, Monett, or all the way to Springfield for whatever suits your fancy. Continue reading July 2015 Newsletter