Twin Cities Chapter
December 2017

November 12, 2017 at 7:00PM
Location:
The Grueschow’s
15950 Harmony Way Ct
Apple Valley, MN

We ride every other Tuesday during the riding season
(mid-April through the first week in September – see Ride Schedule)
Meet us at 7:00 pm at the SW corner of Hwy 13 and Nicollet Ave in Burnsville.
(Across the highway from the Holiday station)
Contact Glen Solander for information. 952-240-9512

Club News
13 attended the November meeting. 
Our safety officer, Scott, had these storage suggestions: wash, and clean your motorcycle up, get a good cover for it, put battery on a charger, add fuel stabilizer, make sure air pressure in the tires is correct. Joe asked if is better to change the oil in the fall or in the spring. Bob says it’s recommended to change oil before winter rather than in the spring.  Watch out for leaves and there is already salt on the road.

Scott also had some motorcycle accident statistics: There were 50 crashes in 2017 (so far)

  • 52 riders killed, 12 wearing a helmet, 34 not wearing a helmet, 6 unknown. 
  • 22 crashes involved only the bike (operator error), 28 crashes involved a motorcycle and another vehicle.
  • 4 involved a deer. 
  • 4 passengers were killed, 7 riders had no valid license. 

The highest age group with accidents was 50s. (Uh oh)

Scott & Lori, Bruce, Sandy and the dogs attended the Swan Run. There was a smaller than usual turn out due to the cold weather and threat of rain.

Upcoming Events
No Ride Mondays –  November 20 – Roasted Pear - Burnsville
December 4 – Chik-fil-A – Burnsville
December 18 – Old World Pizza – Inver Grove Heights
December 8, 9, & 10 - International Motorcycle Show. We gotta see the new Goldwing!
December 10 – Toys for Teens hosted by Bob & Barb. Arrive at 3:00 with a dish to share and an unwrapped gift for a teenager.
January 20 – SAVE THE DATE – Christmas party / shrimp boil hosted by Jeff & Kathy Holter. Details to follow but you can start looking for a really good white elephant now.
February 24 & 25 – Winter Mixer.  I forwarded the information and registration. Please let me know if you need a paper copy.

NEXT MEETING
Sunday
December 10, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. At Bob & Barb Grueschow’s house – 15950 Harmony Way Ct, Apple Valley. Bring a dish to share and an unwrapped gift for a teenager.

 

 Twin Cities Chapter Ride Schedule

President: Joe Iffert  612-724-9116  --  Ride Coordinator: Mark Mikolich  763-544-6897
Vice President: Ann O’Neill  651-344-8833  --  Safety Officer: Scott Gragowski  612-226-0444
Secretary: Cathy Iffert  612-724-9116  --  Webmaster: Wayne Lunde  wdlunde@hotmail.com
Treasurer: Kathy Holter 612-227-4828 --  Chapter Editor: Cathy Iffert  ciff215@gmail.com

 
 
Chapter President | Joe Iffert
Chapter Vice President | Ann O’Neill
Chapter Secretary | Cathy Iffert
Chapter Treasurer | Kathy Holter

Chapter Contact Information

If you would like more information on our chapter, please use the form below to email, or contact: 

Glen Solander
952-233-2095

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