The Spokes-Women Reporter
April 20 , 2009

This Month's Content

Motorcycle News

AMA Conference Bike Rentals

Million Mile Man

Colors Banned

Building the Spokes-Women Chair

Unusual Motorcycles


to Charles Thomas Parry IV, Born March 9, 2009. He is Kathy Stelnick's third grandchild.

March Birthdays
Pat C., Jan M. & Laura S.


For Sale

Ride Schedule

Technical Corner

2009 Issues
February 2009

March 2009

Newsletter Archives

Riding Season Begins !

by Liz Smith

Spring always brings transitions – changes in the weather, changes in the variety of wildlife we see around us, and a major shift in our club’s focus – from our charity fundraising activities to the beginning of our riding season.

I would like to start by thanking everyone who participated in our chocolate sale. I realize that not everyone has a large “market” for our goods – some members can’t sell at work, for example – but every little bit helps. Our “Chocolate Diva”, Mickey, did a wonderful job of organizing the sales and inspiring the membership to do whatever we could to help out. Thank you, Mickey! And a big thank you to Laura S. & Stephanie who helped sell – no, make that “shamelessly hawked” – chocolate at the Polar Bear destinations. And a big thank you to our top sellers as well as everyone who participated in the organizing, manufacturing and sales of our delectable treats. As you know, all of our proceeds go to very worthy charitable causes.


Now it’s time for our focus to shift to the riding season at hand. While some of us ride all winter (with the Polar Bear Grand Tour and other events), there are many of us who hibernate over the winter and bring the bike out only in the spring when the temperatures warm up a bit. We will be scheduling rides to go on after each meeting beginning with the May meeting, so please keep in mind that the meetings need to start at 9:00 sharp, no refreshments are provided, and that we want to keep the meeting times to a minimum so we can get out and RIDE. Please remember to show up at the meeting with a full tank of gas; that saves a little time, too.


There are some wonderful destinations on tap this season. Several members are planning to travel to Keystone, CO for the AMA Women & Motorcycling Conference: . We’ll also be participating in some of the AMA District 2 rides , and we are planning some two or three day weekend type rides – perhaps both the Maryland and New Jersey Lighthouse Challenges , in September and October, respectively. Another proposed set of destinations is the State of New Jersey’s Passport to Adventure Program: The ride committee will try to keep in mind that there are fees or other costs associated with some or all of these destinations and we’ll try to make sure that there are plenty of affordable rides. The ride planning meeting has not taken place yet, but if you have any suggestions to submit, please make sure you get them to Carol P. as soon as you can so we can work them into the schedule.


I’d like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable riding season. Let’s have some fun, and I’ll see you on the road!



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