Meeting Recaps

Meeting Recap--February 29, 2020

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Seven of us met at Timothy this cold Saturday morning. Dave came on two wheels, BobS on three.The "formal" meeting kicked off around 9:15 with a bible lesson looking at 1 John and 2 John courtesy of LHM's"What They Didn't Teach You In Sunday School"

Next we settled on March 14th for the March Ride using the route that was planned for the February ride that was canceled   March 14th route 

Larry gave us a recap (photos with narration) of the highlights of his February solo motorcycle trip across Florida and down to Key West. Looks like he had a good time in spite of time pressures caused by construction on the road to Key West.

For the remainder of the meeting we viewed and discussed some short "crash" videos, trying to discern what could have been done, if anything, to avoid the crash. One longer video was especially instructive as we agreed that the rider could have taken at least three actions that could have mitigated the severity

of the accident. Also of interest is the way the rider's camera flew off his helmet, landing in a way that the after- accident scene was also clearly recorded.Here's the video VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED   

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Note! the rider lived and is again riding. The SUV's driver was found to be unlicensed and without insurance.

 

Our next meeting will be on March 28th

Meeting Recap--January 25, 2020

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Eight of us met this Saturday to kick off the start of the 11th year of TLCMC. Because of potential conflicts with family plans for Thanksgiving and Christmas the group had not met since October, except for a small group ride on December 14th, so there was a lot of catching up on happenings of the past 2 months.

The meeting itself started with a replay of "What They Didn't Teach You In Sunday School"  from January 25, 2010. From there we moved on to planning a ride for February. Saturday February 8th was selected as the ride date and the ride itself would follow a route that is about 1/2 the distance of our regular rides and stays off of higher speeds roads, both to accommodate temperatures expected in mid February. The route is shown here: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1008429?units=km 

The 12 day DAKAR rally recently finished in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. For once in a long time KTM did not finish on top, but Honda did, with a rider from the USA, a first for the DAKAR. We watched, and discussed a few videos from the rally shown here  https://www.dakar.com/en/gallery/video/best-of-2020-en

We also caught up with Itchy Boots in northern Argentina, and Pedro Mota in Bolivia, both on solo rides in South America.

After the meeting Dave, Dennis, Mel and BobS four-wheeled over to Family Traditions in Hickory Flat for lunch and great conversation.

Our next monthly meeting will be on February 29th.