Diamond Chapter of the
MAY 2010 NEWSLETTER
Here are at the beginning of riding Season and we already have several events coming up!
The first event is at Mt. Ida for Good Ol Days and this is a town festival complete with a good car and bike show.
Our club will show on Saturday so bring an old bike and help set up around nine o’clock on the corner on the town square. Plan to come early and stay late. If you have a spare tent everyone will appreciate the shade and the same go’s for extra folding chairs The date for this event is Saturday, May The 29th This will be our regularly scheduled Club Meeting as well.
CLUB DUES Club dues are due in June and are $15.00 for the local. Please pay ASAP.
Our last Club meeting was at Mike’s home and we had 26 members present 3 new members and 2 guests……..We had hot dogs and potluck. Everyone had a good time. Good meeting!
Mike is working with John Hollansworth to visit his shop and see the 1914 Indian he is riding in the upcoming Cannonball Run. All those interested in going please let Mike know.
The Club has a new logo and Club Member Greg Dingler will show us the finished product at Mt. Ida’s Club Meeting. The embroiderer is also set up for a run of shirts and T shirts for us.
Project Bike Mike has ordered some more parts for the Project Bike and he will soon call a work party.
BIRTHDAYS Larry French Deb Wade
Dennis Ghegan Gordon Smith Happy Birthday to all of You!
More Cannonball News Course Master John Classen, Steve Arrison and John Hollansworth will meet Here in Hot Springs for one last time before the event. There will be an official Rest Area at South Fouche and our Club has been asked to man it on Saturday the 18th of September. More to follow on this. The Forrest Service has replaced almost all of the worn out, paint peeling signs on highway 7 North. They look great! We are talking to the State of Arkansas about mowing Highway 7 to the tree line on both sides before the event. Should look great if they will do it! Mike has talked to the person who is responsible for the rest stop at South Fouche and they will have the entire rest stop cleaned the day before and the day of the event.
Arlington Lawn Event Susie Parkers daughter, Trisha, has taken photos of some of Mikes old bikes and will be working on the new Poster for the event. September the 11th will be here before you know it so start getting ready ASAP Be sure and bring your American Flag. Mike has found a deal on the little flags for each bike.
RIDE TO SMACKOVER Sam Gregory is organizing a ride to Smackover on Sunday the 30th Of May Check with Mike about it at the Club Meeting in Mt. Ida. Plans are to meet at the McDonalds at 8AM at Caddo Valley and I 30 7 South
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
MAY 29 MT IDA GOOD OL DAYS
MAY 2830 BACKWOODS BOOGIE ABATE-MALVERN
MAY 30 RIDE TO SMACKOVER
JUNE 5 FALLEN FIRE FIGHTERS POKER RUN 501-676-6693
JUNE 5TH CRUSIN THE OUCHITAS MENA CAR AND BIKE SHOW
JUNE 14 FLAG DAY SHOW YOUR FLAG
JUNE 21RIDE YOUR BIKE TO WORK DAY
JULY 17 BIKE SHOW AND SWAP MEET TERRY MARTINS- 7 SO.
Mike and Ed took a trip to North Arkansas recently and rode from Hot Springs on 7 North to Bull Shoals where we found a 1930’s motel that has been completely restored and gave it a try. Pictured here is Mike on the front porch Doing Club Business. The name of the Little Jewel is the Pine Lodge. It is about a quarter mile from the Dam.
Another look at Pine Lodge. It was absolutely Spotless and charged $45.00 for two beds.
Right around the corner from the Lodge Is the Dam that holds back Bull Shoals Lake
We rode across the Dam and went to have Breakfast at World Famous Gaston’s Resort on the White River.
The Visitors Center at Bull Shoals - Big! They were not open at the time we got there as it was too early. Mikes Bike puts the size of the Lodge in perspective!
Mike inside Gaston’s Notice the River behind him. Check out the Bikes and Scooters as well as outboard engines hanging from the ceiling! This lodge is world famous for the Trout Fishing here.
We took Highway 14 North between Lead Hill and Omaha to see the beginning of a mid evil fortress that will take 20 years to complete. All the tools are replicas of the tools used in the 12th century. Pictured here is one of 5 towers that will be 65 feet high when completed. The walls are 5 ft thick. Below is another tower. This represents about one years work. They have pottery making, rope making weaving and a huge stone quarry as well They also have just finished a catapult. The cost is $10.00 a person and for an additional dollar you get a guided tour. In about a year or so this should be spectacular!