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ANNUAL CLUB SWAP MEET OCTOBER 22

 

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.

2016 PAYNETOWN FALL CAMPOUT SEPT 16 – 17 – 18

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.

http://www.indianaoutfitters.com/Maps/state_park_maps/Lake_monroe_indiana/monroe_paynetown_nonelectric.pdf

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.

http://www.scenicviewrestaurant.com/

 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.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Trailhead-Market-Noshery/294959827236572

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.

Wayne Garrison

 

 

 

2016 BMWMOA Mileage contest Update

Well the deadline to submit your forms to the MOA or to me is rapidly approaching You may turn in your forms to Wayne, Dennis ,Dom or myself.

I would like to have most forms in by May 7th. I believe Wayne has 16 forms and I have 3. So we are way behind last year at this point.

I will personally sweeten the incentive. I will donate a glider ride ( no I won’t be doing the flying) to one lucky club member who enters and finishes the 2016 MOA Mileage contest by turning in their form at Falcone BMW at the Saturday event in October. Anyone turning in their form that day will have their name put in a hat and a lucky winner will be drawn The only requirement is that due to weight and balance of the sailplane you may not exceed 242lbs. So to be eligible you have to enter now😎 And turnin your form in October

Rick

BMWMOA 2016. Mileage contest

Good afternoon

Hopefully you read your ON Magazine and weighed your options for the 2016 Mileage contest. Indiana needs your participation to knock off a few other states!! 2015 we had 43 finishers in Indiana.

I had propsed a turning in your mileage event at the dealership. Gene is willing but we gave logistic issues. May 15th is the Paynetown camp out and May 8th is a nearby rally date

Therefore please turn in your forms to me, Dom, Dennis and Wayne prior to May 15th. Stop by the weekly breakfast at Shapiros and one us will take your completed forms. I will record everyone’s info and mail all the forms in I receive.

I am proposing to the board and Gene we have a turn in Your 2016 contest forms in October. I am proposing we have a drawing for anyone who brings in their ending form to the dealership that day. ( something nice to win!)

We always have fewer people turn in their ending forms than completing their starting form. So let’s see if this can change our numbers for 2016
Pass the word
Thanks
Rick

PAYNETOWN INFORMATION AND COST UPDATE

The dates for the spring Paynetown campout are May 13, 14, and 15

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 FROM LAST YEAR.

When you enter the park there is a $7.00 charge to get into the park. Once you are in the park, you may leave and enter using your camp site pass. (THE COST LAST YEAR WAS $5.00)

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.

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.

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.

http://www.indianaoutfitters.com/Maps/state_park_maps/Lake_monroe_indiana/monroe_paynetown_nonelectric.pdf

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.

http://www.scenicviewrestaurant.com/

 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.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Trailhead-Market-Noshery/294959827236572

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.

Wayne Garrison

 

 

 

Springfield Mile Flat Track Race

I will again be organizing a trip to the Springfield Mile on Labor Day Weekend. We generally travel to Springfield via US 36 on Saturday to attend the short track races that evening. After attending the Mile on Sunday afternoon we generally stay the evening and return home in the AM on Labor day. We stay at an old but comfortable travel lodge downtown.

If you would like to join the fun please contact me no later than July 24 so I may order tickets and make reservations. Tickets are reserved and we like to sit in a block in a great viewing location. There are no poor vistas at Springfield.

If you want to go, or have questions, contact me at rsconley@aol.com

Bob Conley

70th Anniversary of Ernie Pyle’s Death

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Here are a few pictures from my visit yesterday to the Ernie Pyle WWII Museum in Dana, Ind. I was surprised at the number of WWII vets who attended.

I met Harry Momi, a young soldier in 1945, who met Ernie Pyle on the island of Okinawa and snapped his photo of him on the evening of April 17, the night before Ernie was killed on Le Shima. Momi, of Stockton, CA, donated his original photo for display at the Ernie Pyle WWII Museum. Momi  is 90 years old.

Thomas Leech gave me one of his hand printed books of Ernie Pyle’s last column. The hand written column was found in his shirt pocket after he was killed by a machine gun bullet. There is a reproduction of the letter in a pocket inside the book. Anything written by Ernie Pyle reads like poetry. What a treasure to have this book.

In one of my motorcycle travels several years ago, I met Thomas Leech in Sante Fe. As we were talking he mentioned his potential project on Ernie Pyle. I made a video of him talking about the project and I connected him to the Friends of Ernie Pyle who operate the museum in Dana. Fifty of the books arrived this week, just printed, in time for the anniversary ceremony.

Below is the video.