Monthly Archives: September 2015

swap meet at shop October 17th 10 to 1

MOTORCYCLE   SWAP   MEET

“MOTORCYCLE   STUFF   ONLY”

THERE IS NO CHARGE TO PARTICIPATE

 PLACE

BACK LOT OF R. FALCONE POWERSPORTS

BMW       SHOP

2416 W 16th St, INDIANAPOLIS IN 46222

 DATE

SATURDAY OCTOBER 17TH

 HOURS

10 AM TO 1

 BRING STUFF TO SELL – BUY STUFF TO REPLACE IT

WHAT EVER YOU BRING YOU MUST

SELL OR TAKE HOME

DON’T LEAVE STUFF

 

September 2015 Monthly Meeting Minutes

The BMW Motorcycle Club of Indianapolis held its Monthly Meeting at the home of Harold Patterson on September 19, 2015.

Succulent Brats, simmered in Miller’s finest, onions and peppers, then grilled to perfection were served and enjoyed along with a host of deserts, sides and Margie’s warm, hot dip.

President Ledgerwood called the meeting to order at 5:00 PM, and then made the following announcements:
• The deadline to submit Club Logo concepts is the end of the month. Details are on the club website.
• Scott and Christi Reynolds will host the next meeting of the club on October 11 at 12:30 PM. Please see the website for registration and location information.
(The secretary sends regrets due to the conflicting date for The Vintage Motorcycle Classic at Barber Motorsports Park)
• The Hoosier Beemers Club will host its rally at North Vernon on September 25-27.
• The BMW RA national Rally will be held Woodland Park, in Harrison, Arkansas on October 1-3.
• The Falling Leaf Rally will be held at Potasi, Missouri on October 9-11.

Harold was thanked and ardently applauded by the assembly.

There being no further news from those in attendance the business meeting was adjourned at 5:15 PM.

A bonfire was set ablaze and spiritually enjoyed until the late hours by most of the attendees under a clear, starry sky.

Bob Conley, Secretary

Jim Brown’s 2015 Trip





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I took delivery of my R1200GSA a few weeks before my now annual teaching Visual Storytelling at Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron, New Mexico. I had about 1,500 miles on the bike when Mike Williams wanted to trade tires. I traded so I set out for Philmont on new tires. By that time I realized I was riding the best of my bikes, including the R80RT, R1100RT, K1200LT and R1200GS. Both actual features and intangibles were superior. For those who know me well, a highly desirable feature was the 7.9-gallon gas tank.

I usually stay in Emporia, Kansas on the way. Why? It’s out of Missouri and I like the way the name rolls off the tongue.

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Beautiful Balkans MOA Tour

I feel compelled to report on my recent MOA tour of the Balkans with Adriatic Moto Tours. This was a wonderful tour by a truly professional operator. We had 5 couples and 5 solo riders and visited Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia an Montenegro. The roads were great and we visited several interesting sites, including five national parks and a few war memorials. The tour was lead by Matej Malovrh, one of the owners, and he was a fantastic guide because of his knowledge of history and geo-politics. The hotels were all really nice and the meals were superb. The pace was relaxed covering 1600 miles over two weeks with 3 rest days. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants a European adventure in a place without the traffic of Germany and Italy. Contact me if you want more information.Balkans 085

August 2015 Monthly Meeting Minutes

These minutes were produced from notes taken by Vice President Wayne Garrison who presided over the meeting. Your secretary was absent on the road in the Smokey Mountains.
Johnathon Fishburn and Angela hosted the meeting at the picnic area near the Monroe Reservoir Dam.

After thanking Johnathon and Angela, and the those in attendance Wayne made the following announcements pertaining to upcoming events:
-Harold Patterson will host the next monthly meeting on September 19. He is planning a bonfire. Please RSVP on the website if you are able to attend.
-The Beemers in the Bluegrass Rally will be held on September 11-13.
-The fall campout for the club at Paynetown will be held on September 18-20. Please sign up on website or contact Wayne Garrison.
-The Hoosier Beemers Rally at North Vernon Will be held on September 25-27.
-The BMW RA national rally will be held in Harrison, Arkansas on October 2-4 at the Boone County Fairgrounds.
-The Falling Leaf Rally in Potosi, MO will be held on October 9-11.

Galen Reinholt brought membership name tags to hand out, some were taken by Wayne and Mike Williams to distribute.

VP Garrison again thanked Johnathon and Angela for hosting and adjourned the meeting.
Robert Conley, Secretary