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Greetings from the Chapter officers.

Weather Balloon Launch and Dinner

Unfortunately, our October hayrack ride and bonfire had to be cancelled for various reasons.  But, the good news is that the weather balloon launch has been rescheduled in its place.  Join the Chapter for a tour of the National Weather Service in Valley, Nebraska and watch as a weather balloon is launched.  (Probably not shaped like a bike, but you never know!)

We’ll meet at Defiance Harley Davidson at 4:00 pm on Saturday, October 19th and then ride to the NWS office.  The tour will be at 5:00 pm, and the balloon will be launched at 6:00 pm.  After the launch we plan to have dinner at Buck’s in Venice, Nebraska.  (Note that we may need to select another restaurant depending on whether a large crowd is expected on that evening)

Sign up for the event, and keep an eye on the calendar for the latest updates.  

Help Wanted: Chapter Photographer

In case you haven’t heard Corrina, our current (former?) Chapter Photographer has moved out of town.  Thus, we are looking for a member to take over her role as the Chapter Photographer.  Do you have a camera or a smart phone?  Then you have all that it takes to be our next photographer!  

The Chapter Photographer has two basic roles:

  1. He or she take pictures from the various Chapter events that they participate in so that they may be included in the Chapter photo pages.   You won’t need to participate in every Chapter event.  Just ask others who are participating to forward any photos they take so they can be consolidated into our photo pages.  
  2. They will decide on the annual photo challenge.

Computer skills are not necessary.  You will simply need to upload photos from your camera/phone/laptop.  Please contact any of the Chapter officers if you would like to help support our Chapter.  

The Riding Season Isn’t Over Yet

Check the Chapter calendar and join us for a ride whenever you can.  We’ve still got a number of of short and long rides planned, and are always interested in your suggestions.  Also, as of September 24th we’ve logged a total of 61,590 miles as a Chapter.  Make certain that you’ve logged your latest odometer readings!  We’re getting short on time to reach our 2019 goal of 100,000 miles for the Chapter, so we need everyone out there riding and logging your miles.  Contact any officer if you need help with accessing the mileage challenge.  

If you’re not a current member of the Chapter you may join the Chapter (or renew your membership) by visiting the Join the Chapter page.  Or, better yet, come to our next Chapter meeting and sign up in person.  Meetings are generally held on the second Saturday of the month at 10:00 am at the Defiance Harley Davidson dealership.    

How is Your Motorcycle Safety Knowledge?

Once again it’s time to remind members of the colder weather that is imminent, and how to safely ride as the temperatures drop.  Forbes magazine published a good article on how to safely ride as the temperatures drop.   Take a minute to read the article linked on the Safety Information page and be prepared to offer your own suggestions at our next Chapter gathering.