COMING IN JANUARY 2014
(January Cover Photo by Ian Schmeisser)
72 Five Days on a Motorcycle in Ireland
By Lynn Grieger and Mike Ryan
So sorry about the weather ….
78 S1000RR Riders at the Bonneville Salt Flats
By Jack Broomall
It was a salty job, but somebody had to do it, and that somebody was Jack.
84 Mouse Tales
By Paul and Jackie Mulhern
We discover that humans aren’t the only creatures interested in riding motorcycles.
88 Trip of a Lifetime #2: Newfoundland
By Don Granger
When one retires there is but one thing to do, and that is ride east and explore Newfoundland!
96 Improving My Performance
By Cristi Farrell
The BMW Performance Center in South Carolina was the key when Cristi decided to take her riding to the next level.
7 Headlight Happy New Year! By Vince Winkel
10 Rider to Rider Letters from the BMW MOA Membership
14 Picture This Wear and Tear
18 President’s Column 2014 – The Adventure begins By Chuck Manley
20 From the Board Meetings Minutes from the October Board Session
26 BMW MOW Special Event Planner
30 Keep ‘em Flying Winter Projects By Matt Parkhouse
32 High Mileage Happy New Year, All You Riders By Eric Peterson
34 Foundation News Paul B. Scholarship Puts a Member in Control By Travis Stevens
36 Chartered Clubbing Communication Leads to Community By Paul Mulhern
38 Club News The 2013 USA Miracle Journey By Richard Klain
42 MotoSafe Motorcycle Licensing – You Think It’s Tough Here? By Tom Pemberton
46 Company Profile Touratech Part 2 – Ramona Schwarz By Jonathan Beck
56 First Bike Der Hund By Greg Hohn
58 Ambassador Profile Meet Don Eilenberger By Susanna Parkhouse
62 My Turn The Difficulty By Garrick Slack
64 Rally Review A Creek Runs Through It – Bavarian Mountain Weekend By Jodi Koller-Smee
68 Rally Review ROKtoberfest – Knoxville Riders Get It Done By Bill and Nancy Van Voorhis
100 Canada Here We Come
Destination is Canada for the 2014 GS Trophy event in September.
102 New Payment Plan for MOA Life Memberships
The BMW MOA has adjusted its rate structure for memberships, and also has created a new payment plan for those wanting life memberships.
102 Final Journeys
103 BMW MOA – IMTBike Andalucia Tour for 2014
Join us March 15–23 for this exciting ride experience across southern Spain!
104 BMW MOA Weekend Getaway – North Carolina
We are glad to be returning for another Weekend Getaway this spring in the scenic mountains of western North Carolina. The event will again be held at the beautiful Fontana Village Resort located in Fontana Dam, N.C., so mark your calendars now for the weekend of April 25–27.
106 Long Beach Motorcycle Show
A large contingent of the American motorcycle press was on hand December 6 at the Long Beach IMS event for a close glimpse at BMW’s new offerings for 2014.
108 BMW MOA Country Store
50 ION Tank Bags Welcome to the world of Quick Locks
51 Motorworks UK It keeps growing and growing
52 ZTechnik New windscreen for the F700GS
53 Compass Expeditions Experience a ride across Mongolia
54 About That Cover We went to the first AIME motorcycle show in Orlando, and came back with this January issue cover shot
111 Giant Loop’s Dry Bags A pair to keep it dry By Kit J. Vercella
113 AltRider Luggage and Pillion Rack More room for your stuff By Bill Hooykaas
114 Book Review: The Good Rider, by David Hough Reviewed by Muriel Farrington
115 Rev’It! Galactic Leather Jacket Sporty and sleek By Shahram Shiva
116 Nolan N44 Trilogy Helmet The transformer By Ron Davis
118 Book review: R51/3-68 Motorcycle Restoration and Service Manual Reviewed by Craig Vechorik
2014 BMW MOA RALLY
120 The News from St. Paul, Minnesota By Karol Patzer, Rally Chair, and Deb Lower, Rally Co-Chair
122 Be a Volunteer in St. Paul By Holly Ralph
123 Roseville Hotel Listings
124 Rally Site Visit – Preview the 2014 Rally Grounds
127 St. Paul Area Hotel and Motel Listings
129 Where and When Make Your Chartered Club Rally Plans for 2013 and 2014
133 Heard on the Road More Exciting Trip and Event Options
134 The BMW MOA Flea Market
136 Tale Light Hauling Wood