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Saturday, February 04, 2012

February and SNOW SNOW SNOW

Not to complain, especially with the unusually and unseasonably warm weather we've been having.  So the blizzard of '12 happened.

Not really, but it was enough that my kiddo had a snow day yesterday. Lucky him.

The Mountain Shadow Riders did have their first chapter meeting of '12 in their "new"home--in the meeting area of Pike's Peak Harley Davidson.  It was nice to see everyone and it was great to not have to worry about the riff-raff of finding a new place to meet. The folks at the dealership were very generous in offering their space and I know that the chapter is grateful.

After the Perkins restaurant closed last year, it's been a challenge to meet.  It was fine when the membership was small, but since the chapter has grown, it's getting difficult to find seating for upwards to 100 people. We thought that we found the ideal place--the iHop restaurant on Powers and Stetson Hills, and we were able to meet for a few months.  However, the regional manager felt that our group meeting on a Saturday was not as profitable as it could be, so they quit reserving the space.  One one hand, I understand, but on the other hand I really don't.

What I do know is that I won't be taking my business to iHop any longer.  It's my choice.

We looked at other places, but it just wasn't working, so when the folks at the dealership extended the offer...hooray!!!  My thanks to the dealership and the wonderful folks of the HOG chapter that allows us to use their space.

Which made the January meeting a success.

Lots of new stuff going on.  Planning on the 2012 BCA run is already in place.  The chapter was gifted a motorcycle and I am currently working on the title paperwork.  Evidently, a participant and breast cancer survivor had a motorcycle that they found in the trash.  Can you imagine?  Someone putting motorcycle in the trash??

So they pulled it out and rode it as a neighborhood bike for a number of years.  After attending the ride, they decided that they would donate the bike to the chapter and perhaps we could fix it up and auction it off for the 2012 run??

Sounds good to me!!

So the story will be told of the little 250 Rebel.  I think it will be fun!