Meeting, March 19, 2017

RBMWR Meeting, 19 March 2017

Called to order at 0933

14 in attendance, including one new guy (Bill?) from Newport News.

Joe is on the road, so Wes is taking the minutes.

Stuart asked a question about a weird issue with his Gerbing heat-troller thingie. There were several suggestions, some of them even helpful. Long, cold grind of a ride to Jacksonville FL to attend the annual Iron Butt Ass'n "pizza party.รข


No more Sherando talk. Some people may use the one campsite we retained, but the rest of them were cancelled.

Mike Stevens has all the club weekends organized; he sent the info out in an email immediately after the meeting, as follows:

Peaks of Otter April 28 - 30 @ Peaks of Otter Lodge 866/387-9905

Morton's Spring Fling May 19 - 21 @ Natural Bridge Hotel Morton's 540/891-9844, Hotel 540/291-2121

Monterey Festival July 13 - 16 @ Highland Inn 888/466-4682 or 540/468-2143

Floyd Weekend August 10-13 @ Hotel Floyd 540/745-6080

Blowing Rock Weekend September 15 - 16 @ The Hemlock Inn 828/295-7987

MotoAmerica races at VIR mentioned as another possible weekend, dates of that are 13-14 May. Several people mentioned they are going.

Please don't BCC Stuart on emails, he's having spam problems and BCC'd messages will not get through his filters.

All BMW dealers are holding their Spring Open House next Saturday, 25 March, on dictate of BMW NA. Morton's is closest dealer to area, a number of members are planning to attend. Weather looks promising.

Aerostich is doing another pop-up event in Woodbridge, VA; according to website ( the dates are 23-26 March 2017. Address is 4069 Shoppers Best Way, Woodbridge VA 22192 (Smoketown Station Shopping Center).

Other events
8-9 April in Raleigh, NC - Eurobike Show (
13 May in Henrico, VA - VA Brit Bike Club Vintage Motorcycle Gathering (

Steve Johnson mentioned that in addition to his professional tire-changing machine, he now has the kit needed to balance wheels from BMWs with single-sided swing arms.


Reservation at Sherando cancelled. We got $270 back from the park. We have until two weeks prior to the event to cancel the remaining campsite (G4, across from where the big tent used to be put up) and get money back, but the longer we wait, the less is refunded.

Current balance is about $3,300, "we are in good condition." Discussion of "in high cotton" ensued, with Yankees achieving enlightenment as to this distinctly Southern expression.


Past president Dave Jennings says hello, reports that he is no longer riding. He is selling some gear, specifically:
Gerbings electric jacket size XL, with Heat-troller and BMW plug
Mens Protech leather jacket, size XL, with removable quilted liner
Contact Dave directly (804.334.9823) to buy or for more info.

Request made (by Richard Hinman?) to put club's important files (letter of incorporation, tax returns, etc.) on the website in a private folder. Suggestion made to use Google Drive or some other cloud service, with access restricted to club officers. Richard will track these files down.

50/50 Drawing: $15 to Steve Johnson

Next club dinner is on 28 March at Debbie's Kitchen, Staples Mill near I-295.

Meeting adjournment by motion and second at 0957.

Richmond BMW Riders Club

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