No one ever thinks of ol’ Evel as an advocate for motorcycle safety, but he was on the day he said this. On the other hand, he is also quoted as saying “Anybody can jump a motorcycle. The trouble begins when you try to land it.”
The club voted to change the meeting place to Manuel’s Tavern beginning with the April 12, 2017 meeting. The address is 602 North Highland Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, phone (404) 525-3447, website is http://www.manuelstavern.com/.
This is deja vu all over again as Yogi Berra would say. Manuel’s was the club’s first meeting place back in the day and it has undergone a massive and long overdue renovation without losing its original charm, so it is the same as it ever was.
Hopefully, we will be able to attract some new blood into the group.
See you there in April!
Quote for the day:
“The most important thing is to have a good relationship with the bike… you have to understand what she wants. I think of a motorcycle as a woman, and I know that sounds silly, but it’s true.”
As some of you may know, this club has a history with Manuel’s. Our club’s first meeting place was Manuel’s Tavern back in 1985, when we were known as the Atlanta Chapter of TIOC/BIMA (Triumph International Owners’ Club/British International Motorcycle Association). I joined the club in 1987, and we changed the name about 1990.
Manuel’s has been completely renovated while retaining its original character. Check out their website at http://www.manuelstavern.com.
I took the liberty of contacting Margie Maloof at Manuel’s Tavern to see if they could accommodate our meeting: Margie’s response:
“I’ve got you in the book for Wednesday, April 12 from 7:30-9. It looks like the next couple of months will work out, and then I’ll have to check for July on. I’ll be happy to check when I get home. I’ve got you in the eagle’s nest for your meetings. …. Incidentally, welcome back!!!!!”
Who could as for a better welcome? As you may know, Manuel’s has ample parking, but no motorcycle specific parking area. I’m going to try to work on that.
We will be taking a vote at our March 8 meeting to determine whether we will relocate our meeting back to Manuel’s. I think its a good fit, its close to downtown, Little Five Points and Virginia Highlands. I think this is where our new blood could come from.
Please try to attend the March 8 meeting at the Crossing in Norcross.
“The chess board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us. We know that his play is always fair, just and patient. But we also know, to our cost, that he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance.”
— Thomas Huxely
At our last monthly meeting, we voted to change the meeting date from the 3rd Wednesday of the month to the 2nd Wednesday of the month. This change will allow us to avoid the conflict with Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, which are busy for us all. As many of you know, the December meeting (our Christmas party) was always held on the 2nd Wednesday of December, and was the only meeting that was not on the 3rd Wednesday.
We are also looking at a new meeting place that will have more parking and be more centrally located than Norcross. While we all like the Crossing Steakhouse, parking in Historic Downtown Norcross is a problem and will prove more inconvenient when it warms up and we all will want to ride our bikes to the meetings.
Suggestions are welcome. The basic premise is, we need to have some privacy to conduct our business, we need a location inside the loop, preferably in the Northeast quadrant, and we would like to have ample parking, preferably, reserved motorcycle parking. Email your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I inadvertently posted the meetings for October and November for 10/20 and 11/17. I have corrected the notice on the website. The Meeting for October will be on 10/19 and the November meeting will be 11/16.
Thanks to Mike Edwards for bringing this to my attention today!