Off to Kanab!

May 17th, 2015 | Posted in News

Make certain that your tank is full so that you don’t have to walk to the nearest gas station.  This is going to be one  of the most fantastic tours the club has ever made.  Why?  Because how many times can you drive your LBC to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World?

Remember that I mentioned some really cool things that were going to be done?  Well, you now know that we’re going to be having a Poker Run as we drive south.  We are also going to have Official BMCU Memorial Day Tour T-Shirts!

As a Tourer, you’ll  receive your shirt.  Also, as a Tourer, you’ll have an opportunity to win the FANTASTIC prize from the Poker Run!

But wait, there’s more!!!   Next week we will be revealing at least two more things that will be happening during this Tour.  You’ll not want to miss them.  It just gets better and better.  A sweet heart of a deal!

If you are worrying about the weather, don’t.  We travel rain, snow or shine.

INVITATION:  we welcome members who are not going on the Tour, to come to the meeting location, 11010 S. Redwood Rd, at 7am, to see us off AND to come with us for as long as you’d like.  We will be making a short stop in Saratoga Springs and another stop in Nephi.  These would be great places to turn around before getting any further south.   We encourage you to join us as we head south.

REMEMBER:

When:        Next Saturday, May 23  at 7am      Wheels up at 7:30am SHARP!         
Where:       11010 S. Redwood Rd., South Jordan, UT

SEE YOU THERE!!!

Chalk Creek Valley Drive a success!

May 4th, 2015 | Posted in Event Reports

Usually, after one of the BMC’s events, there is an immediate (same day) response regarding the drive.  You may have noticed that there has been NOTHING posted regarding yesterday’s Chalk Creek Valley Drive.

Wondering if the drive really happened?  Wondering if anyone showed up for the drive?  Wonder if the drive got rained on?  Wonder if the drive was just too long?  Wondering if it was a fun drive?  Wondering why you did not participate?

The answers to these questions are: Yes, Yes, No, No, Hell Yes, and, you’ll have to answer that one yourself.

The first Chalk Creek Valley Drive was a RESOUNDING success!  Rob Foye had charted an excellent route on roads that the club, and many of the participants, had never driven.  It was a beautiful drive through gorgeous scenery.

It was great to see the members who came to see us off.  See you on the next drive.  There were 19 vehicles and 30 members that enjoyed an exhilarating tour of northeaster Utah, all topped off with a scrumptious meal at Taggart’s Grill.

I’m going to leave the rest of the write-up of the drive to Rob, but I do need to say just a couple of things.

Great Drive, Rob!

This drive had our stops much farther apart than usual.  This made for some fantastic touring and smiling faces.

I heard nothing but excited comments about where we went and the manner of the drive.

The comment by Kelly Honeyman, said it best.  “It’s going to take three weeks just to get the smile off my face!”

-Roger

Chalk Creek Valley Run, Saturday 5/2

April 28th, 2015 | Posted in News

This Saturday will be a new BMCU event, the Chalk Creek Valley Run. The weather this weekend is predicted to be perfect for LBC’s.

We have some options for getting to Coalville and the Chalk Creek Valley. This being early May, Highway 65 may still be under seasonal closure. If that’s the case we have options. We can finalize the details by Saturday morning.
Basically, the run is from the Hogle Zoo in SLC, up Emigration Canyon and on to Coalville. If Hwy 65 is open we can go over Big Mountain to East Canyon and on to Henefer and Coalville all on two lane. If 65 is closed Roger Davis will lead the group from Mt Dell where we take I-80 east to the US 40 Junction (Silver Creek.) There is a Sinclair station to re-gather people and pickup those from PC, Heber, and …

Then we head south on US 40 to the Kearns Blvd, Kamas exit, only a couple of miles. Left at the bottom of the ramp. Part way up the hill, turn left and through Brown’s Canyon. At the “T”, turn left and go past Rockport Reservoir. A very pretty drive! Go under I-80, right, past the old Spring Chicken Inn, back over I-80 and into Coalville.
In Coalville we can regroup near Main Street and 100 North (Chalk Creek Road). There’s a Chevron nearby on Main St. We will then head all the way up Chalk Creek valley on a lovely low traffic road.

Early plans had included a short strech of well maintained unpaved road from the top of Chalk Creek towards Evanston. Due to the recent rains and snow it may be best to avoid that section now. An alternative is to return down Chalk Creek and view the scenery from the other direction. Back in Coalville, we can head west, around Echo Reservoir to the original two lane (paved) Lincoln Highway and up red rock Echo Canyon along the toe of the cliffs. Echo Canyon has a lot of history including the transcontinental railroad, pony express route, the Lincoln Highway, and the unused cliff-top battlements left over from a disagreement between Utah and the US government in the form of the US army.
After that a leisurly run down I-84 to Taggert’s would be in order.

Let’s meet at Hogle Zoo around 9:30 for a 10am departure.

Karting fun at Miller!

April 19th, 2015 | Posted in Event Reports

A big thanks to Kevin, Rich, and Bill for the organizing efforts! We had a good group out for our first BMCU karting event out at the Miller Motorsports complex. Everyone seemed to have a great time, and I expect this won’t be our only trip out to the track (although we will come up with a simpler way to keep track of times!)

Karting lap times

Lunch for carting outing, April 18

April 16th, 2015 | Posted in News

Attached is the lunch/party menu, let Kevin know SATURDAY morning what you want and he will call it in before we head over for lunch. That way the food will be warm and the drinks will be cold.

Lunch April 18th


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