President's Messages

Each month the President of The Tarheel Travelers writes a column for the newsletter providing a summary of the month's general meeting and other items of interest to the membership.

 

The full text of the most recent President's Message is available in a PDF version below.

Out & About - Monthly President's Message - news & notes from the meeting; what went down and what is going on

Welcome to Tarheelbmw.org.  

We can now see light at the end of the riding tunnel.  There shouldn’t be many more days in the +90 degree temperatures.  Fall to me is the best time of year to ride with cooler temperatures, lower humidity and fall colors coming in a couple of months.  It is no secret that I hate riding in July! 

August will be our last monthly meeting at breakfast time then for September we are back to Lunch rides through the winter.  The September monthly will be one week earlier so we can have a private room for discussion at the Mason Jar Tavern.  Pay attention to the schedule of events so that you don’t end up eating alone on the wrong week.  In October we are returning to Aunt Millie’s in Milton, one of our more popular locations in the heart of great riding.  I look forward to seeing you at these meetings.

The Annual Camp-out will be September 5-8 at Woodstock, VA!  Some of you might know that this is also the date of the BMW RA Rally.  It is not much farther than Willville, VA (maybe 270 miles) and there are good roads, good food and good camping!  If you are not riding that much then sit and watch the GS Giants challenge themselves on the obstacle course that will be constructed prior to the event.

As always look out for the distracted drivers with the addition of wet leaves in the fall.  I just came back from 6 days on the BRP and it would be good to check for road construction/closures since they have had serious damage from storms this spring.  The maintenance crews are patching the road and cleaning the organic matter off the edges of the road.  It looks like accumulated rotten leaves.  There is also some gravel washed out on the roadway.  Mid-week on the BRP is great but weekends are pretty crazy with all the bicycles.

So, be careful out there!

John