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Lets Sharpen our skills for the new riding season, and maybe lower our insurance rates, by attending the Harley Davidson skilled riders course. You bring your own bike for this course. There are 10 more spots open, Harley charges $100 for the day. Sign up here : https://riders.harley-davidson.com/s/?crsLvl=SRC and make sure to pick April 12 at Harley Davidson of Frederick! You will need- DOT approved Helmet Eye protection Full fingered gloves Long sleeve shirt, Sturdy jeans or riding pants Sturdy over the ankle footwear The course is rain or shine so be ready for the weather as you would for any day long ride, pack your rain gear. Also plan for shifts in temperature, dressing in layers will accommodate the cold in the early morning. Peeling off some layers in the afternoon will relive you from that hot sun. Also, pack some snacks. Be prepared to keep yourself mentally and physically in the game with a snack bar, fruit or whatever keeps you focused. Most programs provide bottled water and time for a lunch break, ask ahead to be sure.
As it is getting colder, I continue to long for a change in the weather to get a bit of riding in, otherwise known as two wheel therapy. That there is no pending event listing to look forward to adds to my blues. While the occasional warm day might offer itself that might generate an event, I thought I'd list something that spans the long winter months so there would always be something to look forward to. So, I thought I'd list this since I have already made plans to attend with a couple of buddies outside of the Central Maryland Meetup. There does seem to be a fair amount of BMW riders in this group, plus I doubt that it's a totally exclusive thing (although I don't really know), so I thought there might be some interest. And since I figure it to be a five day outing, the more lead time to work it into your calendar the better. The ride down on 6/12&13 and the return on 6/16 promises to be as fun (or more fun) than the rally itself. I'm planning to take two days down avoiding interstates lodging in Tazewell, VA. Each leg is approximately 350 miles and eight hours of saddle time. The return trip on the 16th will be via interstate for about 650 miles and ten hours. The rally dates are Thursday through Saturday, 13-15 June 2019 and will be held in Lebanon, Tennessee, at the James E. Ward Agricultural and Community Center/Wilson County Exposition Center. I already have reservations for three nights at the local Ramada (704 South Cumberland Street, Lebanon TN) with my buddies. You can choose to camp or get a motel. More information is available if you click on the "Rally" tab at www.bmwmoa.org. UPDATE: Registration has begun is discounted in a 2 for 1 deal for MOA members for a limited time only.