May 1, 2019
1. The President, David Guilford, opened the meeting at 7:02 PM. There were 14 members present.
2. Minutes of the previous meeting on 4/2/2019 were read and approved.
3. Treasurer's Report
The club has $160.00 cash on hand, $470.02 in PayPal and $1,131.02 in the bank, for a total of $1,761.04. Significant expenditures in the last month included renewing our AMA Charter, renewing our NV Non-Profit Business Registration and ordering club hats and stickers.
4. Membership Report
The club has 53 dues paying members, 2 who have not paid, and 9 who are in arrears.
5. Old Business
A. Swap Meet
Ideas to promote this year's swap meet were discussed. Craigslist, Facebook and a "deals on wheels" throwaway were suggested. Chris mentioned that the motorcycle swap meet in Dixon will not be held this year, which could mean more people would be interested in our event. The probable location for the swap meet will be a parking lot at Reno High School, which Aaron can arrange for us. The date of the swap meet is still TBD.
B. Memorial Day Ride and BBQ, Boca Springs, May 25-27
For our annual party at Boca Springs we will be camping at Boca Springs Campground, which we have reserved for Friday through Sunday night. We will be staging daily rides from the campground. The club will host a BBQ dinner on Sunday the 26th. Dave will shop for the BBQ supplies and James will help cook.
C. Rodger mentioned the activities of the High Sierra Motorcycle Club in Truckee. They are active in local trail building and have received grant money for a network of single track trails on Verdi Peak. They have already started clearing brush for that work. They can be found on Facebook, and Wayne and Charlie have attended some of their meetings.
6. New Business
A. Chris shared a book with us, "Adventure Motorcycling Manual" by Robert Wicks. The book sounded like something a lot of us would like to read. It was suggested that the club could organize a lending library. We'll develop this idea on our Forum.
B. Kurt told club members about the "KOZZ Biker Minute". KOZZ is a classic rock radio station (105.7 FM). The station presents a "Biker Minute" report every day. The report is read by the regular DJ in between song sets, and typically consists of a few non-profit events for people that ride cruisers, like poker runs or ordinary rides. Kurt contacted the station to inquire if the DDMC could get our copy into the Biker Minute, but is waiting for a response.
7. Upcoming Rides
A. Road Ride to the Quail Motorcycle Gathering, May 3-5
Seven riders at the club meeting are going on this ride. Mike has the route and will lead the ride there and back. The route down will follow Highway 88 to Jackson, then Highway 49 to Highway 4 to Livermore, then to the back side of the Santa Clara valley over Mount Hamilton. The route back will go north around Clear Lake and east up Highway 20. The ride will leave on Friday, May 3rd and return on Sunday, May 5th. The show is on Saturday May 4th at the Quail Lodge and Golf Club in Monterey. The rendezvous location for the ride is at Tamarack Junction on Friday at 8:30 AM, and kickstands will be up at 9:00 AM. Here is a link to an article about the show from Cycle World: Quail Run Motorcycle Gathering
B. Offroad Ride, CABDR from Bishop to Furnace Creek and back, May 11-12
This offroad ride will be canceled due to lack of interest.
C. Road Ride to the Sacramento Mile, May 18-19
This road ride will be canceled due to lack of interest.
D. Offroad Ride, Lost Coast, July 4-7
Seven riders at the club meeting are planning to go on this ride. Wayne suggested that riders bring rain gear, just in case.
8. Ride Reports
A. Andrew reported good riding on two track from Nevada City to Graniteville (he rides a KTM 1190R Adventure).
B. Dean reported on a two-day ride with Sierra Nevada Adventures from Eldorado Hills to Yosemite, over-nighting at the Buck Meadows Lodge. There were 26 riders, mostly on big BMW and KTM adventure bikes. The route was long and scenic and featured back roads, some smooth and some rough. The ride went to the valley floor in Yosemite, which was absolutely packed, probably due to it being the best time of year to see the waterfalls. Here is a link to the outfit that organized the ride: Sierra Nevada Adventures
C. Dave reported on the Middlegate Station Ride on April 27-28. Dave, Wayne, Rick and Dennis made it there. They rode up Fairview Peak and had an epic bonfire on Saturday. On Sunday Wayne made his way out to the tank training site in Dixie Valley. Several abandoned tanks are there, as well as a simulated Afghan village and a faux SCUD installation. This area will be closed off by the Navy within the next year or two with their planned base expansion.
Mike mentioned that Middlegate Station should be more of a focus for future rides. Past rides there have had turnouts of up to 35 riders. There are lots of trails to ride, although you may be buzzed by a hotshot F-15 pilot. Middlegate Station has good food and a nice bar and is only two hours from Reno.
9. The meeting adjourned at 8:00 PM.