Although caught in the vice grips of a particularly harsh winter, this did not freeze the ardour of our members, twenty nine of whom showed up to our February meeting. We may have to arrange for another room if our membership keeps growing as it has. Dale welcomed new members Darcy, Kelly and Rob to the meeting, all from the Amherstburg area as well as Graham who picked up an application on his way out. The round table discussion saw many members helping each other with their winter projects. Bruce gave us an informative talk on his experience cleaning carbs using Ultrasonic devices and a $40+ per gallon commercial cleaner. That being said, he’s had great success just using Pinesol as a soaking medium. He went on to discuss fuels and bike storage, preferring an empty tank for long-term storage. Dale thanked Kevin and Chris for trailering motorcycles for display to and from the annual Windsor Motorcycle Club stag dinner back in mid-January as well as to Bruce for contacting a friend from the London area who brought in six bikes. Six members from our our section also displayed their machines: the two Jims, Nic, Chris, Adrian and Kevin. Among the display was an old Rudge, a ‘29 Triumph and a brand-spanking-new red Norton Commando. A repeat ride perhaps in May to Bob Williams’s place (he of the local WMC Stag dinner and streamliner speed record fame) was discussed and endorsed.
In terms of February events, the Toronto Motorcycle Show is on at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto from the 21st to the 23rd; Michigan swap meets in Adrian and Novi on the 16th and Taylor and Flint on the 23rd; E&K section breakfasts on the Sundays of the 9th at Jerry and Jenny’s Diner Tecumseh Road East and the 23rd at the Route 42 Diner both at 8:30 in the a.m.; and, snow or temperature permitting, our weekly Wednesday retiree sessions at the Tim Horton’s at Walker and North Talbot Roads at 1 p.m. (riding voluntary).
Adrian did double duty on the 50/50, drawing his own ticket and donating his share back into the section’s coffers. Thanks Adrian! Join us March 6th at the Brews and Cues for our next meeting and social gathering.
Cheers for now, Syd