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.