Meeting Recap--April 27, 2019

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Seven members attended our monthly meeting for April.

After viewing a video from The Lutheran Hour we jumped into a discussion of the ride planned for May. This ride to Suches will be on May 18th, the third Saturday in May rather than our more usual second Saturday to allow us to attend the Two-Stroke and Vintage Rally at TWO. We enjoyed our ride there in 2017, and hope this spring rally will be as well attended. Here's a video clip from the 2017 event: 

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We plan to take a route as shown here https://www.plotaroute.com/route/606093  This will allow for two ways to approach Suches; one the road route via SR 60, the other a route using forest service roads (not shown on map).

A major portion of discussion at the meeting centered on the current status of electric motorcycles. While they have evolved a great deal in the past few years it was the consensus of those attending that they still lacked sufficient range for the type of riding most of us enjoy. This shortcoming led to a discussion of the use of regenerative braking on full fledged motorcycles. While available on many electric cars and some electric bicycles we were not aware of its use yet on motorcycle. BMW has it on a model of their large scooter    BMW C REVIEW

 

Our next meeting will be on May 25th (yes Memorial Day weekend but we can't meet earlier or later due to planned rides)