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    Mid-South ride, eat, and meet

    If your in the Midsouth area looking for a ride and eat this weekend Saturday Feb 19., this is it. Memphis, Tn. is the center of the midsouth. The BMW RAMS are having a get to gather just north of Memphis in Kerrville. Their meeting at Pig-N-Whistle Restaurant. 6084 Kerr-Rosemark Rd. This is on the north side of Millington on the west side of Hwy 51. About 2 miles, off 51 down to the restaurant. Their tel.# 901 8722455. Be there for lunch at 12:00. The Rams will have their Feb. meeting at 1:30 Time to get your bike out and ride and eat. Temps Saturday are to be in the mid 60's and no rain, sleet or snow in the forecast. This place known for good BBQ. Rams will be out in force showing off their cool scoots.

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    I'm off to to chow down on some BBQ and see some bikes. Tell ya bout it later. The ride is on.

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    Just got back. It was just what I needed. Nice easy going ride over. Felt good to be back in the saddle. Road my '94 R1100RS and it purred like a kitten. I think it needed out for spin to stretch it's legs as much as I did. Lots of bikes out every where. Everyone had the same idea, get out and ride. Bikers waving back and forth, it was a never ending meet and greet going down the road. Got to the chow house first, got off and stretched my legs. Then the others started showing up. It was your basic family BMW club monthly reunion. Think we had about 30 in attendence. Got a rib plate, and filled up. Hit the spot. Got thru the meeting, mostly stuff about the RAMS directory and Return to Shiloh Rally. Back outside, every one was taking off in all directions. Got to talking with Paul Witworth, our club sec/trea., he said he was up for a little Ride. Rode over to see the Shake Rag. Recently burned down. It's been the Memphis go to weekend biker hangout for 30 years. Sad to see it like that. We took off for Mayor's Cove about 5 minutes away. Got there and they had a good crowd, due to no Shake Rag. Mayor's Cove has the look of, if you don't have a gun or knife, they issue you one at the door. Had a couple of cold ones, then headed back toward Memphis on the back roads. Took Paul by the Charles Limbergh monument, and had our history moment. After we split up, had a nice put back to the house. Just what I needed,a nice ride. Forgot to mention, at the meeting, I won one of the prize drawings The Ride is On, BMW dvd. Think I'll watch it now.

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    I noticed that on my ride over to and back from the meeting that my riding skills had diminished somewhat from a 2 month lay off from riding. Hopefully with the coming of some decent weather and some saddle time, I'll get back up to speed, and my riding skills will return to their normal razorsharp ability.

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    Anyone in the Midsouth or more specifically east Arkansas looking for a place to ride this weekend, this is it. The BMW RAMS and the DooDah Sidecar Riders are having their annual April meeting and get togather at Village Creek State Park this weekend. Apr. 15,16,17. Just outside Wynne, Ar. . Casual ride in and meeting. Camping available. Check the BMW RAMS web site for more details. Lots of comraderie with the focus on BMW's and sidecars. Barry

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    Just got back from the Rams meeting. Good ride over. Had to stop and put on another layer for warmth. Good to see everyone. Had probably 6 members of the Naturally Beemers show up and camp out. They had a pretty bunch, 25, for the campout and meeting. They survived a pretty tough storm front that came thru Thursday nite. Stopped outside the park and went to an almost unknown Civil War War Site. Wittsburg. The place were about 5000 Ark. Confederate soldiers surrendered at the end of the war. Good easy day of riding.

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    Cross Country Ride

    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
    If your in the Midsouth area looking for a ride and eat this weekend Saturday Feb 19., this is it. Memphis, Tn. is the center of the midsouth. The BMW RAMS are having a get to gather just north of Memphis in Kerrville. Their meeting at Pig-N-Whistle Restaurant. 6084 Kerr-Rosemark Rd. This is on the north side of Millington on the west side of Hwy 51. About 2 miles, off 51 down to the restaurant. Their tel.# 901 8722455. Be there for lunch at 12:00. The Rams will have their Feb. meeting at 1:30 Time to get your bike out and ride and eat. Temps Saturday are to be in the mid 60's and no rain, sleet or snow in the forecast. This place known for good BBQ. Rams will be out in force showing off their cool scoots.
    Going to be riding through TN the end of April. Leaving from Mesa AZ heading toward Boston. Is their anything happening at that time of the month? Pete

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    Peterbeatrice, The Naturally Beemers have their rally in Morrilton, Ar. The Natural State Rally, May 16-18 more info in the Owners's News. The BMWRAMS have 2 monthly meetings/campouts in Ar. April12-14 Wynne,Ar. and May10-12 in Marble Falls, Ar. at the Hubb. The BMWRAMS have their own website with more info. You would be welcome at any of these events. Let me know if you need more info. I also know some excellent riding roads that cross the state of Ar. from west to east if your interested. Most of the roads in east Ar. are flat farmland. West Tn. has some nice pastoral type of roads, but nothing really outstanding.

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    Was over at Barnes@Noble the other day. Lookin thru the motorcycle mags and came across Rider with an article entitled Riding Around WindblownAmy, Artist, rider, survivor. Nice article on Amy. 20 years ago she was a member of the Naturally Beemers and a past president of the club. Last I heard she had move back home to Ohio. Glad to she was still alive and riding. This article had her up in Alaska still riding a BMW sidecar hack. Has a picture of her with her MOA 200,000mile placque/award. Good for her. I see she's still the artist. Back in the day, I bought a stack of her greeting cards with BMW motorcycles drawn on them. I meant to mail them out to friends, but I liked them so much I couldn't part with them. 20 years ago I was headed west to the Indian Nations Rally in Oklahoma on I-40 and came up behind her on her side car 'Rigadoon'. She exited off and came to a stop. I pulled up behind her to find out what was going on. shesaid her bike wasn't running properly. I think I adjusted her valves and points and got her going. We rode on to the rally. Glad to see she's still alive and kickin and riden.

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    Forgot to mention that the Rider magazine is April 2014.

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