04/26/19 First ride may be wash out Mark C.

Maybe unsafe to ride but not to Party

Looks like there will be rain and possibily a few flakes of the white stuff showing up around ride time on Saturday so at this time the decision is to have a party starting at 3pm.

Come by any means you like; 4 wheels, three wheels, two wheels, one wheel or get some exercise and ski on in. All will get a ride credit - That is if you have paid your dues by the end of the day...

I would imagine Mark will be getting the tarp up as in past years if it looks like more than a on/off drizzle else I'm sure he'll have a 'full house'.

  BYOB and cold/chilly weather gear with something to keep that liquid sunshine from soaking down to your underwear.

Ya know - like all rides with bad weather on the horizon... It may look bad at the start but then it usually gets better and then before you know it the sun peeks out; it may then not be the warmest and driest but it ends up being not so bad. Lets look forward to the best of the possible conditions and hope for that outcome.

Hope to see many of you there; Don't forget your dues. Scarfy- remember the receipt book; Someone volunteer to take photo's. A couple more take on the task of dragging in some warm, sunny weather. Hey Milo - Send some up this way - Quick...


  3PM Sat 4/27, 1535 4th Street NE, Suite 1, Mpls, MN 55413

    Mark Cady

      Here's a link to get you very close to Cady's place. Can't miss it.


Update 4/27 3pm Weather persons were very wrong for twin cities. Beautiful day, sunny, 6-7 bikes and around 40 persons showed up. Lots of food; 3 large pots of very, very good chili.

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We are an all brands motorcycle touring club dedicated to the joy of riding and welcome all new riders.  
Join us for fun and riding twice a week - Wednesday at 6pm and Saturday at Noon. All you need to do is show up at Eagles #34, on your bike, ready to ride.

We are not affiliated with any other motorcycle organizations or clubs, although many of our members do belong to other groups.
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    Let the riding season begin...    

Real soon now the first club rides will be getting started from Eagles #34. Look off to the right to see the count down to the First Ride ’kick stands up’ - Maybe add an few 10’s of minutes or more...

Looking at that count down just now I think I’ve figured out why we’ve been leaving closer to 1pm. It’s possible members/RC’s looking at the count down timer during the off season (and assumed it’s correct) had not realized that for about the last 10 years or so it’s been long by an hour; counting down to 1pm instead of noon. Yup, a coding error/bug, darn CST - DST switch. Now that it’s corrected let’s see how we do... I will now return to my abnormal self.

 

This first ride will be another of Mark’s Chili Rides. I’m sure we all appreciate the efforts Mark goes through to host us. Don’t forget to thank Mark for his hospitality and generosity - especially the use of the bathroom.

I don’t know if anyone noticed but at the Road Captain / 20 Riders Meeting and also the General Membership meeting no one brought out a Ride Schedule sheet. Yup, the guy that usually pulls one of these out from somewhere screwed up and forgot all about this one thing this one time.

Instead of waiting until the first ride how about You'z guys and gals scratch your heads a bit and see if you can come up with some unique rides and get them on the sheet earlier instead of latter.

How you ask... Well; Since the Secretary position is not fully staffed and operational at this time how about you send in your ride date, RC name, destination, leave time and any notes you want added to Treasurer at westbankmc.org or you can also shoot them to the webmaster.

Wonder where previous rides have gone? Look at the top right of the web site Ride Schedule sheet and select a Year and up will pop the schedule for that year. So how about thinking of some interesting places to go and sign up as Road Captain and lead the way.

Here’s an interesting idea... Register on the WBMC Forum/Discussion Board and discuss rides, destinations and whatever... Feel free to suggest changes/additions to the forum topics.

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 04/06/19  General Membership Meeting    

This years General Membership Meeting will be on April 6th at our usual starting place, Eagles #34

So that the meeting can proceed in a orderly and timely manner let one of the officers know of any issues you want brought up so those issue/s can get on the agenda.
    Gavel down & meeting will come to order around Noon - maybe...

Issues brought up at the Road Captain / 20 Riders Meeting and new issues from this meeting will be voted on so be here to make your wishes known.

We need more members to become active and volunteer. Not sure what the jobs involve? Ask the officer and I’m sure they will be more than happy to fill you in an the duties and obligations of the position. I’m also quite sure that an offer of a helping hand would not be turned away.

You've now got about 3 weeks to get your ride ready for the first ride. Mark Cady has already offered up his place for another Chili feed.

There are also lots of empty slots on the Ride Sheet so how about thinking of some interesting places to go and sign up as Road Captain and lead the way.

Now on to the future - Scarfy has already secured the use of the Gas-Lite Bar & Grill grounds for the West Bank Motorcycle Club 50th Anniversary Party - pass the word... contact all the old timers you know... More info will be posted/distributed as we close in on the date.

I know; I need a proof reader/watchdog... or someone to gobble up those extra dots I keep dropping... look it up.

And thanks to every one that actually looks to this web page for news once in a while for not mentioning that I’ve forgotten to mention that it was the last ’First Wednesday on April 4th’.

Sorry; I’ve been really busy catching up on 20+ years of neglected spring cleaning (which actually breaks down to throwing away 20+ years of projects of the mind only). And now I’ve got the BMW to work on hoping to take it to the meeting...

~ Oh, Oh - Sat forecast: Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm... Darn...

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 03/30/19   Road Captain / 20 Riders Meeting    

The Road Captain / 20 Riders Meeting will be on March 30th at our usual starting place, Eagles #34

So that the meeting can proceed in a orderly and timely manner let one of the officers know of any issues you want brought up so those issue/s can get on the agenda.
    Gavel down & meeting will come to order around Noon - maybe...

Don't forget about the April 6th General Membership Meeting where the issues are voted on - same place, same time, many more people.

Snows almost gone and April temperatures are expected to start in the 50's then start a roller coaster climb to finally stay around 70's by May.

Time to get out to your bike to give it a once (or twice) over paying special attention to the tires, brakes, brake fluid & battery, so you know what you should deal with before you want to hop on and take off for a ride. Also touch/twist each nut & bolt to see if any are loose.

You did put your 2019 tags on your plates

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 02/06/19       February 1st Wednesday    

Now that the January deep freeze is over it's time for another get together at Eagles #34

Meet up on Feb. 6th at the normal ride leave time of 6:00 or so to share your stories of your battle with the cold snap.

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 01/02/19       Closing out 2018 - Welcome to 2019    

First thing for 2019 is the 1st Wednesdays get-together on 2 Jan. at Eagles #34

Meet up at the normal ride leave time of 6:00 or so.

For those that are not into tracking the passing of time let me inform you that this year is the 50th year of West Bank Motorcycle Club rides.

Let’s make this a banner year; one where everyone pulls together to give those that will follow something to talk about with pride.

It’s only a couple of months to the yearly meetings and then riding starts. Not too early to come up with routes and start discussions on the officers selections.

Wishing everyone a happy and safe New Year and I promise I’ll get the rest of the 2018 photo’s posted real soon now - which I finally did..

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