2016 Blitz to Branson: April 15-17

 

2013 Blitz to Branson

The Blitz has become a Spring tradition for many area BMW riders.

This casual “hotel rally” is organized by the Internet BMW Riders (IBMWR) and held each April in Branson , Missouri. Since this is a time of year well known for precipitation, camping out isn’t such a great idea. But rooms in Branson during the off-season are cheap  and the roads are not yet clogged with RVs.
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May 2014 Newsletter

BMW Club Newsletter

In This Issue

  • Blitz to Branson
  • Google Earth & GPS log example
  • GROUPME: texting for rides
  • Upcoming Events
  • New Members

by our roving reporter, Randall Eggert

President: Randall Eggert reggatss@gmail.com
Vice-President: John Moore john@jmooreou.com
Secretary/Treasurer: Norma Jo Quapaw myvtx1300c@gmail.com

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WHY AREN’T YOU RIDING?

Next Meeting
Again, we will be meeting at the Martin Regional Library on 2601 S Garnett in Tulsa.  This will be on Thursday, May 15th at 7 p.m.  Our normal day of the week has been pre-occupied by another group, so this change will only be for this month.

After handling necessary club business, a short story on both the Branson Blitz on those who went (there was 4 of us – 6 including those from Broken Arrow – with really Crisp COOKIES!), and the ride to the Pawnee Steam Show, then news and a short report on the club’s rally, I will be turning over the reins to Fred Storer – a retired engineer from Phillips Petroleum who has turned an analytical eye to road safety, and a subset – motorcycle safety. Continue reading May 2014 Newsletter

May 2013 Newsletter

BMW Club Newsletter

In This Issue

  • Goings On at the Meeting
  • Rex Brings the Rest Up to Date On Our Rally
  • Brief Rally Report of the Blitz to Branson
  • Classifieds
  • Upcoming

by our roving reporter, Randall Eggert

President: Dave Carter allrand4rw@sbcglobal.net
Vice President: Randall Eggert reggatss@gmail.com
Secretary/Treasurer: Norma Jo Quapaw myvtx1300c@gmail.com

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Next Meeting 5/14/2013 Legends – Owasso
Further discussion regarding the rally.  The insurance quote has come in with a price much nicer than our first quote, the club treasurer will be pleased. We’ll schedule a couple of final planning meetings and work sessions to get everything lined up and ready.

Who is going where?  The season has started.  Bikes are dusted off, oil changed, tires inflated, and maps taken out of their cases and highlighted.  Where are you going?  Can I tag along?

Last Meeting 4/9/2013 Legends – Owasso
I welcome’d the meeting to order right after 7pm, present were Norma Jo and me, Dave in absentia. Also there was Jason who I introduced last month as a new member on his F800GS.  Showing up this month are Jim and Judy, riding a R1200RT. They’ve been on a number of bikes over the years, and Judy doesn’t do the riding anymore, allowing Jim to travel on his RT. It only took me a while to comprehend Judy’s name (sorry, Judy), and which model of BMW Jim has.

A quick discussion of BMW joining the rest of the motorcycle world in encompassing the single button turn signal. Us who have been on Beemers for a while, will take a bit to get used to the ‘rest of the world.’ Oh, well, back to the meeting.

Jim has been on bikes for over 40 years on all makes of bikes, various Japanese and American. Judy has ridden on the pillion seat while their mode was a Gold Wing. I asked where and his response was all southern states. Judy still likes riding, but has gotten wary of everyone else out there and their distractions, so had decided to hang up her helmet. As I passed the big six-oh last year, that has become my biggest fear also. We welcome Jim & Judy.

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