The next Newsletter (June) will be produced “on the road”
We will try to keep you up to date on our travels.
Got new tires on the Sprinter Thursday, SIX of them and BIG ones, a Kzillon dollars BUT now we feel comfortable going cross country for the 34th season of RKA travels. Terminator ONE with our borrowed three rail trailer ..The start of the travels.
Kathy and I are excited this year as we are bringing along our representative, Ryan from INNOVV. He will be at all our events starting with 49er at Mariposa, then he well fly into Road America and then co-pilot the rig for the duration of the trip. Kathy will be flying in and out, then flying home after the BMW National.
It has been a challenge even with just the three of us trying to coordinate connections with the van and car rentals and airports. Then figuring out where we can lay over for a few days and or fly home.
Not an issue for ME as I am the head pilot for the big rig and will be on the road from the last week of May until returning to California around July 1st
Just think about this for a second. Driving a big Sprinter pulling a trailer ALL white, no signage through an International Airport drop off. (rig image is on the left) Does not resonate with you? Put yourself in a security persons position. It does raise a few eyebrows. I have never been questioned or stopped and Kathy always goes to the end of the terminal where the big rig fits better for pickup.
We start with the NorCal BMW clubs 49er rally at the Mariposa Fairgrounds.We will setup the full 20x40 display. (Image right)
I will do seminars on communications and video 101. There will be a Gift Certificate in your registration gift bag, the catch is you need to come to one of the RKA seminars and it will be validated for the attendees. Where is the down side to that? You get to have a learning experience AND get a GC. Plus, you get to hear me talk!
Ryan will do an installation of the INNOVV “K2 camera system” and the “HUB” system (left) on Kathy’s F800R at the booth.
We will leave Mariposa and BLAST to Elkhart Lakes Road America, for MotoAmerica Round 4.
Jumping ahead we will also be at Round 6 Laguna Seca & World SuperBike, Round 7 at our home track Sonoma Raceway, which I have done many laps on myself during my famous roadracing career on my trusty 250 Ninja …. “We were going sooooooo fast” (The fun days of roadracing right)
Now to back up a little, after Road America we will be moving on to the BMW Nationals in Lebanon,Tennessee. Two seminars there and GC in your registration bag, again validated at one of the RKA seminars.
BONUS I may be doing a “POD CAST” with BMW’s Wes Fleming. If you do not know who he is check out his “Podcast” clickable logo on the right.
We will have dinner Thursday evening in Nashville at Mike Gillespie’s Bavarian Bier Haus Restaurant. I am sure he would love you to come and join him for dinner. Click on the logo for more info.
Mike is a long time RKA customer. Here is his new tankbag and ride (bottom right)
After the BMW National Kathy and Ryan will fly home out of Nashville and I will head east on to Bristol, VA and the Motorcycle Sport Touring Association MSTA STAR Rally.
Ryan will fly back in for this one and then help pilot the RKA rig back home …..
“Get in, Set down, Shut up, and Hang on!”
After we get back home We will need to be at Laguna Seca right after we return home. On the road again.