I got a call from Dennis today, while he was on a day ride, that hwy 45 between Beanblossom and Bloomington was closed. Just in case anyone was going to ride that way to get to Paynetown this week end.
from Greg Sickmeier:
Tonight and running for 3 nights on the Discover Chanel (120 on u-verse) is a story about the birth of the Harley Davidson.
The annual club swap meet will be held on the back lot of Falcone Powersports Saturday October 22.
The hours are 10 am to around 1 pm; everybody seems to be gone by then anyway.
Bring stuff you want to get rid of, and take home stuff you don’t need.
Everything must be taken home.
Questions contact Wayne Garrison.
If you plan to camp with us at the 2016 fall campout, and you HAVE NOT gone to the web site and registered, please do so. It allows me the needed lead time to make sure we can get the sites we usually use.
if you are planning to go to the Paynetown campout, Please log into the web site, go the calendar, and register.
No scheduled 3rd Saturday of the month ride tomorrow due to no leader. If you up for a ride tomorrow check with others at breakfast.
Looking for a volunteer to lead this weeks 3rd Saturday of the Month Ride. I’m not available, Barb and I have other plans. Trying to get/keep the 3rd Saturday of the Month Ride going. Hopefully a club member has a favorite lunch spot they would casually lead the group, using back roads. If needed I can assist in planning a 3 to 5 hour ride, typical with a lunch stop. Please let me know if your willing to lead.
My 2009 K1200LT with just under 30000 miles has developed a center stand failure( EHCS unit). BMW Does not support the EHCS, but rather only supports replacing it. That is a very $$$$ proposition.
I am looking to see if any our club members has any experience or expertise in rebuilding or repairing the EHCS unit for the 2005 – 2009 K1200LT
Rick Ping me at email@example.com or 701.799.8182
The August Meeting of the BMW Motorcycle Club of Indianapolis was held at the Historic Propylaeum on N. Delaware Street.
A good turnout of over forty members attended the meeting.
After lunch Pulled Pork and sides, the meeting was called to order by President Margie Ledgerwood at 1:35 PM. Margie thanked the hosts Diane Tolliver and Bob Conley. She noted that no monthly meeting has been scheduled and that their were many conflicting activities including Labor Day weekend, (Springfield Mile); Beemers in the Bluegrass Rally, Sept 9-11; and theThe Paynetown Fall Campout, Sept 16-18. Members were encouraged to register early for the Paynetown event on the website.
Margie briefed the attendees on member Steve Martin’s condition following an accident this past Monday morning. Get well cards were signed by the attendees. Keep Steve in your prayers during his recovery; he was hit by another left turn in front of motorcyclist by a cager.
Any Clark commented on the success of the PhotoTag game this year. He held an award drawing for participants. Dennis Shelly and Galen Reinholt won the June and July drawing.
Vice President Wayne Garrison thanked those who attended the recent National MOA rally in New York. He cited Joe and Kelly Hochderffer for working on the First Aid committee. The next National will be held at Salt Lake City.
Margie again thanked Bob and Diane and adjourned the meeting at 1:50. Members lingered and enjoyed the house and conversation.
Bob Conley, Secretary
The 2016 fall Paynetown campout is just around the corner. Sept 16 – 17 – 18
If you want to register for the campout go to the web site log in, go to the calendar find 2016 fall Paynetown campout. Fill in the fields as to how many tent and how many people. If you are coming in a camper please also email me and let me know so I can get a site better fitted for a camper.
For those who have not attended a Paynetown campout I thought I would give you a little information as to what to expect.
The campground in located in the Paynetown state recreation area located on Lake Monroe.
It is 6.5 miles south of Bloomington In. on highway 446.
You can arrive as early as noon on Friday.
One reason we like using Paynetown is that it is close enough to allow family’s to attend. It also allows people to come down in cars to bring more creature comfort items. Kids are more than welcome to come; others will be bringing kids. There is also a pizza, sub, salad place that will deliver to the campground.
CHANGES MADE BEGINNING 2016.
When you enter the park there is a $7.00 charge to get into the park (THE COST LAST YEAR WAS $5.00). Once you are in the park, you may leave and enter using your camp site pass.
The $7.00 should cover 2 bikes.
You do not have to go to the campground office to pick up a site tag, if you have reserved a site with me.
I will have the site tags to hand out.
Each site tag will cover 2 motorcycles when leaving and entering the park. The gate people usually just wave you on through.
Each site can occupy 2 tents, and up to 6 people. Showers and restrooms are located within 20 yards of the camp site.
I always try to reserve the campsites so we will be able to camp as a group.
The cost of each site has gone up and there is a $5.00 processing fee for each reservation.
Once you tell me you are coming I will reserve a site for you, at that point you will owe me the cost of the site. ($22.83)
The main reason I try to reserve sites is to allow for sharing of camp cost, one camper on the site pays for the first night the second camper on the same site pays for the second night.
You basically get 2 nights camping for the cost of one.
If you aren’t sure whether you will be coming, you can come down and pay at the park. This won’t guarantee a spot with the group.
The cost to camp is $22.83; (LAST YEAR IT WAS $20.00) if you don’t coordinate camping with someone to split the cost with it would cost you $22.83 for each of the two nights. If you are “ify” and think you only want to come down for one night you can do that without reserving the site with me. Cost is still $22.83, for that night
Again, The main reason I try to reserve sites is to allow for sharing of camp cost, one camper on the site pays for the first night the second camper on the site pays for the second night
See map below.
We are not really required to camp on the exact numbered site.
You may camp anywhere you wish with in the reserved sites.
We usually move picnic tables together for a group fire ring.
Ice, firewood, drinks, and food type stuffs are available at the camp store. The store opens at 7 or 8 in the morning and has coffee.
One or two miles north of the entrance on hwy 446 are 2 restaurants.
The closes one is the scenic view, lots of good food, and they do have carry out food.
They also have a great selection of beer on tap.
The second one is the Log Cabin restaurant and lounge, THIS ONE SELLS BEER, but may be limited on selection.
The Trailhead-Market and Noshery (yes I had to look it up too) 812-837-9101
This place will deliver pizza, subs, and salads.
No food or drinks are included in the camping cost.
When you arrive you may want to check to see if fire wood or ice may be needed for the group.
As wood and ice is a group cost type of thing.
On Saturday there may be group rides, but at this point I personally don’t have any rides planned.
There is always an option to do some zip line runs at Explore Brown County, just south of Gnaw Bone, IN. They are located on Mt Liberty road 2 miles south of Gnaw Bone.
If you have questions please feel free to call me 317-201-4952.
See the calendar entry for more details