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 June 3rd Meeting

We had perfect weather and some 20+ members and several spouses showed at Brews & Cues to catch up on the latest. Dale opened the gathering with the Round Table discussion. Gerry M. was pleased to announce that his 450 Honda Automatic is now in running condition. Kevin had problems with the clutch cable on his Norton for which he found a temporary fix. Chris C. has his 1975 Ducati 860 back on the road and Renee J. reported on his ’67 Norton Atlas. Some time ago Rob N. had reported about a stolen 2005 Triumph; it is now back in the owner’s hands but some parts are missing. According to Dale, there has been a rash of bike thefts lately so it may be worth your while to make sure your bikes are stored securely. George J. made a very successful trip on his recently acquired BMW to Algonquin Park and Ottawa. Mike Sh. is selling his 1976 BMW R 90S. It has 41000 original miles on it; it sports dual plugs and a stock stainless steel exhaust but it does need new tires. Ron B. is rebuilding his 900 Honda and Charles F. spoke about the “Spark plug doctor” and his remedy for stripped threats. It’s called Timesert. Dale has discovered that Murphy’s Oil Soap does a great job cleaning jackets. Carl K. was away at Plunkett’s Cruize-in preparing the set-up for the classic car and bike show that was being held in Komoka. Those who attended stated that Carl was to be commended for having done an outstanding job.

New Business: Dale turned to Kevin R. and asked how the Ride Committee was faring. Kevin stated that the intent is to leave from Mosport after the Vintage Racing Festival and make their way to Sharbot Lake Provincial Park and use it as a base for exploring the area. The dates are 14-17 August and they will leave the park and be on their way August 18. At this moment the following persons have signed up: Kevin R., Robert R., Rob D., Dale P., and George J. Please note that Kevin is looking for more participants. Our treasurer Jan P. reported that we have $917 in the bank!! Rob D. won the 50/50 draw and graciously returned the winnings of $21 to the group’s coffers. Jan P. also auctioned off quite a few Paris posters and several members went home with a smile on their face. Many of us will be attending the Paris National Rally from 17-19 June and that includes yours truly. Dale also indicated that this coming Saturday, June 11, RM Cars and Bikes are organizing a coffee and donuts event. I will certainly attempt to be there; if not for the donuts then for the fabulous collection of cars and bikes that are on show there. Since Dale has already listed all our future event on our website, I recommend that you consult it and in the meantime I shall sign off.

Your intrepid scribe,

Adrian van den Hoven




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