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    Hey! All you AlaBeemers & Biker-buds,

    Please mark your calendars for the first Northern Alabama 2nd Saturday Ride-2-Eat on 13 March @11:15. We've selected the previously approved, Bama-Bucks Restaurant & Wild Game Park, 292 Bryant Road, SE of downtown Boaz.
    Garmin says: ( N34° 09.999' W86° 07.061' )

    Let's hope that the weather will be cooperative, and that some of you discomfited Beemer jockeys, tired of sheltering in-place, will fire up your deluxe machines and head out for a stupendous luncheon with your mates! Weather in 2 weeks is expected to be "pretty typical" for AL, partly cloudy with temps in the 50s & 60s by mid-day (33% chance of rain - Not Bad!). I enquired with Jennifer; she encourages that a "Large Group" would more easily be seated Earlier rather that Later when they tend to get very busy on Saturdays!

    I'm suggesting the Huntsville group collect at the new Circle K gas stop at 11040 S Memorial Parkway @0930 to fill up and 'Become Organized!' We'll head southwards NLT 0945 - meandering toward Bama Bucks along the southern shore of Lake Guntersville-- or U may simply ride yourself to the restaurant if you prefer a miniature gaggle!

    Please email me with an RSVP so we can maybe get a head-count!

    Be safe, be seen, and be upstanding!
    Supreme Group Leader, Phil
    Secretary of State, Karen

  • #2
    Check the post from the first Bama Bucks ride on 4/13/19 for pictures. The food is great and the atmosphere is also. Hope there is a good turnout and good weather. I will be there and look forward to seeing everyone.
    Jim Dubick
    2010 R1200RT


    • #3
      Phil, Paul I plan to be there. Thanks...Gail & Paul Thorne
      Gail & Paul
      F700GS/ KLR650 / R1200R
      IBA #23343 & 23344
      "Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason." Jerry Seinfield


      • #4
        I'll be using Martin Benson's 6 Gap RTE route from BHM. See you there
        Geoff Bull
        '94 R1100RS
        '13 F800GT


        • #5
          So the first AlaBeemer Ride-2-Eat of 2021 was concluded successfully (not without certain navigational challenges). Phil led a group 11 other bikes X-country to Bama-Bucks Restaurant in Sardis City on a cloudy but comfortable March morning from Huntsville {while countermanding his GPS’s navigational instructions}. A Trouble-Ticket will be dispatched to Olathe, KS describing the difference between paved and unpaved roads… We recruited a variety of riders through our affiliation with the North Alabama Vintage Motorcycle Club ( NAVMC including Alan, Bob, Doug, Frank, John, Mike + Linda, and Phil + Karen).

          Additionally, two younger Madison transplants from Holland, MI, Derek & Catherine rode their GS’s, and Russ, from Florence, reappeared on his 1200RT. Mike Marshall and Pam & Tom Werstler, actual AlaBeemer members, also accompanied us from the Circle K. Additional club members attending from other directions included: Tim Flynn, Geoff Bull, Jim+Suzi Dubick, and Paul & Gail Thorne. We even attracted two wandering (but not lost) Iron Butt BMW riders from northern MS who read my invitation on the BMWMOA website and enjoyed a slow but delicious meal at Bama-Bucks. Twenty-three total attendees enjoyed a long-delayed group luncheon all because of the persistent pandemic.

          HSV riders gather at the Circle K on Memorial Parkway

          Paul & Gail were already there to greet the HSV wanderers!

          Many Bikers were anticipating a fine lunch on March 13, 2021.

          Attendees at The Only Large Table set-up...

          Two separate tables of four:

          HSV Riders Prepare for Launch {Paul+Gail were already on their 3 hr ride home...}

          Phil intends to better research & coordinate another Ride-2-eat for April’s Second Saturday lunch at Chef Troy’s on 10 April. Be there or be left out! 🤜 🤛

          Addr: 4815 County Road 63, Houston, AL (205) 489-1700. Good words have been spoken concerning the Chef’s establishment in the Bankhead National Forest… [ N34° 08.485' W87° 15.484' ]

          Stay Tuned!
          Have a Happy St Paddy's Day all y'all
          Sláinte! Phil & Karen


          • #6
            Awesome! It’s always good to see the club out and about riding and breaking bread together. Great job Phil in organizing this lovely ride. Weather was great yesterday down here in the Deep South. Did the 100 miles to the Pensacola dealership in the fog... perfect. Had the “wunder wheel” replaced on my RT, while there I signed up 3 new MOA members, two from Enterprise, AL, one from Gulf Breeze, FL.

            Hope to see some of y’all this year if my day job let’s me out of my cage more often.
            Reece Mullins
            334-470-7770 (cell)
            BMW 2016 R1200RT EBONY (Gretchen)


            • #7
              Mark & Karen (Hernando, MS) enjoyed the RTE! Thanks for hosting it!


              • #8
                Thanx for y'all's involvement, Mark. We're several thousands of miles away right now, but keep an eye on this "Planned Rides" thread for future 2nd Saturday opportunities... We joined the club cause we liked the Camaraderie, but we also like to get our share of saddle-time and seeing the country! SO, Happy Fourth of July to U & Karen from the 49th state!
                They invited us to their shindig down the road later today...


                • #9
                  Wow! That looks like a lot of fun!

                  Meanwhile, in the lower 48:

                  Thanks for the message! We'll keep an eye on this thread!