The NTNOA's February Meeting was Sunday, 22 February at 2PM at
RPM Cycle's new location.


A Triumph - Aprilia - Moto Guzzi - Dealership
www.rpmcycletx.com


Although the meeting officially started at 2PM many members and guests started arriving a little after 1PM .  However, the gates to the parking lot were locked and Boris Loera, the General Manager didn't arrive until just before 2PM.  No harm - no foul.

Photo courtesy of Paul Valentine

Their new location and building are much improved over their last.  One reason is that it was designed from the outset as a motorcycle dealership.  A lot of thought has gone into the floor plan.  The show room is finished and construction in the service area and parts department are within only days of being completed.  Boris gave us a tour of the facility.  The shop area is impressive and definitely a first class operation.

[Photos of the meeting by Paul Valentine]

Click on Photo to enlarge.  Photo taken by Chris Parry

Clay Walley called the meeting to order, thanked Boris and introduced our new members and guests.

Old Business:
Clay and Dennis Tackett reviewed the preparations completed so far for the Lake O' the Pines Rallye.  Clay received confirmation from Dave Edwards, Editor-in-Chief and VP of Cycle World, Sam Wheeler and Ed Mabry that they will be attending this years rallye.  Dave Edwards will be our Grand Marshal.  We are still waiting to hear from Denis Manning, Victor Toogood and Brian Slark.  If anyone knows how to contact Victor please let Clay know.  His email address is clay@ntnoa.org

Randy Bauer has volunteered to chair a committee to cook brats and hot dogs Saturday after the awards ceremony.  Phil Dansby agreed to handle the rallye t-shirts with the help of Bob Cox and Joe Edwards.  We should have samples before the rallye for the first time ever!

New Business:
The February-April newsletter is available online at http://ntnoa.org/secure/feb09news.pdf.  A request was made for more articles from club members.  Articles can be sent in just about any digital format, i.e., Word for windows, Adobe Acrobat (pdf) or plan text, to editor@ntnoa.org.

Dean Baker made a motion to have the club donate $100 to the Andrew Trevitt fund.  While testing tires north of Los Angeles, Sport Rider Senior Editor Andrew Trevitt was involved in an accident involving a car making a U-turn. As a result, Andrew was taken to the hospital in serious condition, with numerous major injuries. Andrew will be facing a lengthy rehabilitation.  After a short discussion of the motion it was seconded and passed.  Richard Asprey and Bonneville Randy each added an additional $20 each to the club's donation.  Anyone can make a private donation.  Details can be found at http://ntnoa.org/Andrew Trevitt.htm

Dennis Tackett mentioned that he will have the Rallye raffle bike at the upcoming Rockers vs Mods events next month selling raffle bike tickets.  Details can be found at http://www.rockersvsmods.com/.  There will be a group ride to the event on Saturday, 21 March starting at 1PM from Pappas Bar-B-Q to Lee Harvey's.

Our next meeting is Sunday, 29 March at Pappas Bar-B-Q at 2PM.  See you there.

Richard Asprey at yesterday's club meeting displaying his new toilet seat.  (Photo courtesy of Paul Valentine)


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