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Off to Kanab!

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

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 Run, Saturday 5/2

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

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.

Lunch for carting outing, April 18

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

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

Around the Lake tour, April 11

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

I plan to follow last years plan for the Around the Lake tour on April 11th. with perhaps starting a bit later than last year due to the good progress we made. So let’s start at 9:00 as it took less time than anticipated. All thoughts are welcome. I imagine weather to be fine at this point but will run the route a day or two prior and check with Weber Co. but this winter snow was not an issue so the Divide should be clear and warm up top. I take this drive often just for grins as I live in Ogden and if you are joining us for the first time you’ll see why. The plan for this year’s drive:

  • Start (leave) at Mojo Drive Thru Coffee, just south of 4th. S & 4th. W. in SLC at 9:00 am,
  • A-Fresh Market, 2nd. N & Main in Kaysville at 10:00 am,
  • Rainbow Gardens, mouth of Ogden Canyon at 11:00 am,
  • Down from the North Ogden Divide we’ll join Harrison Blvd once more and progress South to 42nd St. and EFS Corporate building and out back.

Lunch is new this year as Steiny’s now has a second location and a bit upscale near the McKay Dee Medical Center at the EFS and Flying J corporate building at 42nd and Harrison with ample parking off street at the main entrance. Over the creek and through the lobby, quite nice and you’ll agree I’m sure. I’ll see if John may have something in mind for us and I’ll keep you posted.

If you have been on prior OATLs you know this is not a race with the two little kinks along the way, Bountiful and Farmington but a gentle tour. Should someone wish to stop on top of the Divide there is parking there at the trail heads, just alert me early and I’ll pull in. Your choice. I have radios if someone but Drew and I would use them, I shall have them along as usual, walk- ie talkies and CB ch. TBD.

Cheeri-O Paul Jaroch

Eureka this Saturday (3/28)

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

OK, it’s time to get your LBC out of it’s Winter mothballs.  This Saturday, March 28, we are having our first driving event of the season.  We are taking a short cruise up to the small mining town of Eureka, UT.  The town sits at approximately 6200+/-  feet in altitude, so even though it may be warm in the valley, you may want a jacket when we stop for lunch.

Speaking of lunch, we have arranged for food to be ready for us, if you want, when we stop at the Filler-R-Up gas station and small convenience store in Eureka.  It is also the ONLYplace to get food, in town.  If you want to pack your own lunch, by all means do so.  The parking lot is paved and gas is available.

If you would like to have something from the store, here are your options:

Hogies:  Turkey or Ham.  They have lettuce, meat and cheese on them.  They are $3.00/each.

They also have a BBQ/smoker trailer with the following choices:

  • Cheeseburger – $5.00
  • Double cheeseburger – $7.00
  • Pulled pork – $6.00
  • Large order of fries – $5.00

There is a choice for a combo meal that will include: Cheeseburger, fries and a drink, but they didn’t have that price for us Monday.  It will, of course, be more than just the cost of the sandwich.

Check with us before we leave and we’ll call ahead so that they will have enough food ready for us.  They told us that the  BBQ trailer will have plenty of food ready when we arrive.  Count on a short wait for final prep.

There is one (1) small picnic table, so this will be BMCU tailgating at its finest.  A blanket might be a good thing to have in the boot.

DETAILS:

Meeting at 11010 S. Redwood Rd. at 10:00am to head south on Redwood Rd. between 10:15 -10:30am.  We will head south on Redwood to the Chevron store on the NW corner in Saratoga Springs for a short “drain & gain”.  We will be joined there by those from northern Utah County.  (we should arrive there around 11am)

We will continue south on Redwood Rd, along the west side of Utah Lake.  One of the most scenic, relatively flat, drives in the State.  At the intersection of Redwood Rd and U S Hwy 6 in Elberta, we will be joined by members from southern Utah County and then turn to the west for the short climb up to Eureka.  I’m not certain if the neat museum will be open, but if it is, it’s a great compilation of the early history and mining activity in and around Eureka.

After lunch, you will have a choice of either continuing on west to just outside of town and then head north on highway 36 to Tooele and back to SLC.  Or, you can retrace the route back along Utah Lake.

We’ll see you Saturday for our Spring Fling to Eureka!


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