2015 February Club Meeting

Our February club meeting was at
Moto Liberty on Sunday, 22 Feb.

Meeting Recap

Surprisingly there was a good turnout in spite of the cold and rainy weather. Not surprising was that nobody rode to the meeting.  Audrey and her employees fixed a large spread of British cuisine including crumpets for all to enjoy. In addition, many members delivered coolers of cold liquid refreshment.

It was good to see that most members have learned to arrive early to socialize and in this case to look over the vast assortment of motorcycle gear available at Moto Liberty.

NTNOA president, Richard Asprey kicked off the official portion of the meeting at 2pm. First order of business was to thank Audrey for hosting our meeting and for all the refreshments she provided.  Audrey's gracious hospitality is one of the reasons our meetings at Moto Liberty are so well attended.

After the introduction of new members and guests the next order of business was a rundown of the upcoming events.

Next weekend is the Rockers vs. Mods Austin. Wendy Griffiths is trailering our raffle bike down to the event and selling raffle bike tickets. Richard and our VP, Randy Bauer along with a few other club members will also be going down to the rallye. Randy has attended every Rockers vs. Mods Austin since their beginning in 2012.

The Rockers vs. Mods Dallas is Friday, March 17th to the 29th. Click here for more information.

Our next club meeting is at Big D Cycle on March 22nd. There will be hot-dogs and cold beverages available.

Our annual Spring Hill Country ride is Thursday, April 23rd to the 26th. Once again it will be centered in Leakey, TX. Mike Mediterraneo will be sending out an email to all who attended last year to reserve their rooms for this year.  It will include directions on how to pay half or all of your room fee in advance via PayPal.   If you didn't attend last year and would like to attend this year send an email to Mike@ntnoa.org.

Immediately following the Hill Country Ride is the Pate Swap Meet at the Texas Motor Speedway from Thursday, April 30th to Sunday, May 3rd. Shelby Withrow, Event Coordinator for the Cherokee Chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America is working with Pate personnel.  Shelby briefed us on the event and has secured a large block of spaces to be used for their Spring Chapter meeting, antique motorcycle display and for vendors and RV parking. The NTNOA has committed to 20 of their spaces which will be free of charge to our members to display their bikes and / or sell parts. There are limitations as to when bikes are allowed in and out of the swap meet area. Vendors will be admitted from 8:00am to 10:00pm on Wednesday. Hours of admittance Thursday, Friday and Saturday are 7:00am to 10am. To make the event safer, all unnecessary vehicle traffic on Thursday, Friday and Saturday between the hours of 10am and 5pm is prohibited.

The last day of the Pate Swap Meeting is May 3rd.  It is also the All British & European Car Day at White Rock Lake. The club plans on having our Raffle Bike at both venues.

Dennis Tackett is heading up the British Invasion of the Ozarks, a ride in and around Arkansas. It is open to any British motorcycle 30 years or older (exceptions will be made on a case by case basis). Itís scheduled for September 11th to the 18th. Contact Dennis for more information at dennis@ntnoa.org.

The club's first "My First Bike" contest ended February 20th and after careful consideration Wendy Griffiths was chosen as the winner. She received free registration for herself and David, her husband to the 2015 Lake O' the Pines rallye along with five raffle bike tickets.

The contest was such a hit the club decided to run it again. The winner will be announced at our April club meeting at RPM Cycle on Sunday, April 19th. Once again, the winner will receive free registration for the Lake O' the Pines rallye along with five raffle bike tickets. Send your First Bike Story to firstbike@ntnoa.org. All entries will be published on the NTNOA homepage.

Appropriately Audrey won the 50/50 drawing.

The meeting was adjourned but the socializing continued.

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