Yes spring is in the air and it is time to ride bikes!
If you are in New England and have wondered what the Yankee Beemers are all about this is a fantastic weekend to sample what we have to offer.
On Saturday we have our first ride of the season; the Savant's ride to Gould's. The Savant is none other than Dana Lewis, former YB VP and Damn Yankees Rally co-cheese. He is known as the Savant of the Pavement because he knows western MA like no other, yet he can not provide accurate directions, road names or even numbered routes. If you want a great ride at a relaxed pace follow Dana, if you want to be a hot shoe follow Bob "aint stoppin" Hadden.
Dana's ride directions are stuff of legend. ("We're going to go up Blueberry hill and turn left at the red barn. Go a ways down the road to the house with the golden retriever and hang a sharp right. Keep going to the old school bus and turn left.") Gould's waffles, blueberry pancakes and from the farm syrup are incredible. The sausage patties are darn good too!
On Sunday we have our monthly breakfast at the Tavern form the Square in Plainville, MA. It's good food cheap with 80 or more bikes in the lot. Plenty of time to socalize, eat and kick tires before and after a brief bit of club business (next events, rides, new members and let's give stuff away). After breakfast some folks will be heading over to Monson to check out the hill climb while others will hang out for a presentation from Peter Kates of GMD Computrack will present on proper suspension set-up. For the first time there will be a Moto Guzzi in a hill climb which should be...... interesting.
If you are in the Boston / Cambridge area our very own Mallory (I'm not a porn star) Slate aka the GraWun offers the following.
Big Johnson Tour we are going to have a great season!