Based in the Thompson / Okanagan region of beautiful British Columbia

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MOACharter CLUB #186

Club pictures
180527-01
The Valley BMW Riders annual Hedley Breakfast Ride. This will be our last visit to The Hitching Post Restaurant before the new owners take over. Brenda and Wilson have been our hosts for over 12 years. Hopefully we can retain the great relationship with the new owners.
180527-02
Gary in the process of trying to run me over. Karma will come back to haunt him.
180527-03
The usual pre-breakfast gathering around the bikes. Lots of tire kicking and tale swapping.
180527-04
With everyone inside lining up for the great buffet breakfast, I was able to get a panorama of the bikes in front. There is almost as many more across the street.
180527-05
CW - Grant, Brian, Don, Gary, Hu, Dave, Stacey, Judy and Ron.
180527-06
CW - Peter, Terry, Estelle, Patrick, Russel, Lloyd & Maureen.
180527-07
Ron making a fashion statement.
180527-08
Dave proudly showing off his new rocket-ship.
180527-09
Bob broke out the old \2 for the trip down. The old girl sounded pretty good. Rumour has it she took quite a coaxing to get out of the garage.
180527-10
More schmoozing and tire kicking after breakfast.
180527-11
Derrick from Kelowna came by to check us out and ended up riding back through Princeton Summerland Rd with me. A rest stop at the Rec Site at Osprey Lake.
180527-12
Here is where Karma bites back. Terry waiting with Gary for a tow truck on Hwy 97 south of Summerland. It turns out the problem was not serious and the old RT is back up an running already. (Thanks for the photo Estelle.)
Club breakies

Mid - week breakies in Kamloops and Kelowna.
Held on Wednesday throughout the year.

Open to spouses, significant others and possible members also.
Kamloops: at 8 am
Mt. Paul Golf Course

Kelowna:  at 9am
EK`s Grill


 

Upcoming events

May Lunch Ride - Princeton

On Sun, May 26, 2019
11:00 h - 13:00 h

Red Rock Garage / Valley Riders Summer Party

On Sun, June 2, 2019
12:00 h - 16:00 h

Merritt Camp-N-Ride

From Fri, June 21, 2019 Until Sun, June 23, 2019

Merritt Breakfast Ride / Meet

On Sun, June 23, 2019
10:00 h - 12:00 h

Kaslo Camp-N-Ride

From Thu, August 8, 2019 Until Sun, August 11, 2019
You missed .....

Deschutes Memorial Campout

On Fri, May 17, 2019

2019 VBMWR Motorcycle Tech Day

On Sat, May 4, 2019
12:00 h - 17:00 h

April Breakfast Ride - Grindrod, BC

On Sun, April 28, 2019
10:00 h - 12:00 h

Kelowna Breakfast Ride / Meet

On Sun, March 31, 2019
10:00 h - 12:00 h

Winter Break-Out / PotLuck / Annual General Meetin…

On Sat, March 9, 2019
12:00 h - 16:00 h

Mikes travel blog - Blackforest 2018

My actually 4th trip in that Region of south-west Germany.
Nice and winding roads, great food and last but not least, great people.

Read and (hopefully) enjoy…….

Mikes travel blog - Going north 2018

Here´s the "diary" about our trip to Denmark, Sweden and Norway.
"Our" means the friends Denise, Normand and me.

Read and (hopefully) enjoy……..

Touring New Zealand

 

New Zealand Exposure… 

 

Most of us have undertaken a tour of some sort on a motorbike whether it’s a couple of days with your mates somewhere for the weekend, or a couple of weeks around the country.  For motorcyclists more often than not its the journey which is more interesting than the destination. 

My first ride

Sunlight shimmered on her lithe frame, lust grew as my heartbeat pounded in my neck.  With her warm
vibrant purr humming through my fingers I gently eased her into a slow rhythmic strain as she shivered to
life.

Touring Checklist

When touring, there is always the question of what to take?

Baja trip 2009 The time of our Lives

I sometimes think that adventures are born in the minds of the foolish.  But sometimes you have to be a bit foolish to make things happen.  Maybe that's why some folks jaws would drop when we told them we left from our home in North Idaho on Feb. 18 For a 7,200 mile trip to Baja and the Southwest!