Meeting Recaps

Meeting Recap--September 29, 2018

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Nine riders met Saturday for the monthly meeting at Timothy.

The meeting opened with a video from LHM's series called "What They Didn't Teach You In Sunday School" that gave the rest of the story about Paul's appearance before Felix and Festus.

From there the meeting moved on to discussion about the upcoming ride to Maggie Valley scheduled for October 19-20. Six riders are signed up but there is room for more. Larry will lead the ride. He will e-mail more details as the 19th approaches.The ride will start Friday afternoon from Ball Ground and work its way up to Morganton for an overnight stop at Dan's "cabin". Saturday morning they will ride to Maggie Valley and a visit to Wheels Through Time, a one-of-a-kind motorcycle "museum". For a look at what the museum is all about see this short video from a prior trip.

An MC Garage video about the history and make up of ABS on motorcycles led to a discussion on the advantages of ABS on pavement, and its potential shortcomings off-road.

The group viewed a few videos featuring new motorcycle models. A few were in or destined for production while others probably will never be seen on the road.

Next came a number of short clips, some motorcycle oriented others just for laughs.

The next meeting will be on October 27th, same time, same place.



Meeting Recap--August 25, 2018

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Seven members met this delightfully cool morning for our monthly meeting.

We got a late start due to some difficulty getting a good WiFi connection, but Dan eventually bailed us out and we were on our way to learn "the rest of the story" about Gideon, courtesy of Lutheran Hour Ministries.

We then took a few minutes to  see a "home movie" on Bob's family's construction of a bridge in Bob's backyard.

Then we were both amused and appalled to see a collection of video clips, from around the world, showing numbskulls handling firearms in a way that endangered themselves and those around them.

Talk then turned to possible rides for September. The group settled on a 1 1/2 day ride, with the first leg a Friday afternoon jaunt up to Dan's cabin in Morganton, followed the next day with a ride to Maggie Valley and a visit to Wheels Through Time. Larry will be contacting members not at today's meeting, and if there is sufficient interest publish details of how, when and where.

Dan took us through the features of this new website (magnificent job) and gathered input on some additions he plans to make. Dan plans to hold a workshop sometime in October for those of us who would like to know more about the site and how best to input videos, photos and articles along with techniques for getting the most out of all the features available.

The meeting ran a little long but most everyone was on the road by Noon


Meeting Recap--April 28, 2018

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Five of us got together on Saturday to discus plans for future rides and discussion of some new techniques for familiar maintenance and riding situations.

The meeting kicked-off with a selection from LHM Men's Network, that depicted some of the ways the gospel spread in the early church, even to the Samaritans, a then despised people that accepted the Pentateuch but held alien beliefs as well.

On moving to a discussion of possible routes for a May 12th ride it soon became apparent that most of those present felt there would be very few riders interested in riding on Mother's Day weekend. However, since there may be riders not at the meeting that would see the 12th okay, a ride was scheduled (called the Short Loop) that includes stops at VanZandts and TWO (aka TWoS). Addition details will be posted as the ride date nears.

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Meeting Recap--March 31, 2018

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The meeting opened by viewing a five minute lesson from "What They Didn't Teach You In Sunday School" that gave us interesting background knowledge about Pentecost. We'll be tapping this resource more often at future meetings.

The first order of business was setting a plan for a ride on April 14th. A possible  route to The Pocket was discussed and we settled on a route that includes a ride over the mountain on Lake Marvin Road

After The Pocket the route heads south then east to Adairsville where we'll have lunch at the Adairsville Inn. After lunch we'll continue east picking up some favorite backroads back to the starting point in Ball Ground (around 150 miles r/t)

The remainder of the meeting included discussion about riding in rain, and a look at a videoed accident that resulted from the rider being distracted.

After the meeting five of us rode up to Jasper following a round-about scenic route, for lunch at 61 Main.