and is on reserve for the 27th annual Red Wing Ironworks Motorbike Club's Octoberfest/Big Burn, set for Oct. 11. As an FYI, I will pick up the keg around 1 p.m. on the 11th, which coincidentally is the day of the brewery's monthly tour and beer tasting. Imagine that.
DMG finally gives up it's ruinous reign of sanctioning motorcycling road racing in the United States. Will someone turn the lights back on? Will we see a return to racing prominence stateside? Will we see talent being developed? Will we see Superbike racing being relevant again? Bet yer ass, because Wayne Rainey is involved in the new sanctioning body taking over. For details, go here:
The October 2014 issues of Cycle World features an article (page 18) on the new Indian Roadmaster motorcycle. Big deal, you say; we're sport touring types around here. Scoff all ye want, but the article makes mention of riding the bike through Red Wing and includes a picture of the bike in front of our historic clubhouse (ark ark ark ark...), the Ironworks building along the water front. Look closely and you'll see Red Wing's famous flower baskets and the St. James in the background. There is also a nice picture of the bike at one of the rest stop/overlooks down river. Though the author of the story, Mark Hoyer (also Editor In Chief of the magazine), contacted none of us for insight to local roads and scenic routes, good beer and or coffee, we'll catch him next time around.
Join us for the 35th annual OctoberFest/Big Burn at the Pond's. We will have a keg of Rush River Unforgiven on hand otherwise bring what you will, Willis. Come celebrate fall, another motorcycle riding season or whatever floats yer boat.
7 PM on October 11. There will be fire. And everyone is required to dress like this: