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June Social Meeting

Posted by DrifterDon on June 17, 2019 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (0)

June Social Meeting

 

Once again the predicted riding weather sucks so the June meeting will be a Social Meeting. That's this Thursday, June 20. We will gather at https://www.yelp.ca/biz/mug-shotz-sports-bar-and-grill-calgary" target="_blank">Mug Shotz (best wings in town, 2808 Ogden Rd SE, Calgary,) after 6:30 pm.

 

We picked up several new members as a result of Two Wheel Sunday and other activities we've been involved in, so this will be their chance to meet existing members and maybe change their minds about joining.

 

We can discuss upcoming events like Victory Voodoo in the Hoodoos and the Northwest Regional Rally.

 

Bring a friend, bring your parole officer; everyone welcome.

April 2019 Meeting Minutes.

Posted by DrifterDon on April 30, 2019 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Victory Riders Calgary

Meeting Minutes

April 25, 2019

Prez Kelly in the Chair, Treasurer James and VP DrifterDon as acting secretary.

Kelly called the meeting to order at 7:01 pm., right on time despite the fact Secretary Karen wasn’t at the meeting.

Introductions were made around the table. Twenty-one members and guests present.

Spring Tune Up

Prez Kelly reported that the Spring Tune Up is signing people up. There were 24 confirmed participants. He encouraged members to promote the event to their riding buddies to fill up the 51 available slots before the May 11 and 12 dates. Kelly pointed out that the women-only session was garnering interest. Woodie said he would take it to the Calgary Motorcycle Club meeting next week.

Guests

Kelly introduced Cycle Works Calgary Service Manager Brandon and Parts Manager Allison. They were there to talk about Polaris’ commitment to supplying parts for Victory for 10 years (after the January 2017 massacre.) Brandon has been with Cycle Works for 11 years and talked about the quality of the mechanics at CWC and that he personally test rides each bike repaired at CWC. He said CWC is exploring other options including custom bikes. Asked about the availability of Victory oil in the future, Brandon said Indian oil is the same. He added that all recalls will be honoured with the possible exception of the backrest one because of the unavailability of accessories which Allison expanded on.

Talking about regular maintenance Brandon said the most important thing was oil and oil filters which CWC will continue to stock. Beyond that he stressed the importance of lubricating cables and pivot pins, particularly in the cable clutches and throttle. He said silicon lubricant was best. He said he wouldn’t worry about belts unless they were squeaking.

Allison who works in parts at CWC has been there for 13 years said Polaris was appearing to honour the 10-year commitment to parts; but that did not apply to accessories. She said that Polaris would probably stop making all Victory parts at the 10-year point (January 2027) but said she has had some luck sourcing aftermarket parts. We can order parts from companies like WitchDoctors through her. She encouraged club members to give her the names of aftermarket manufacturers that they have had success with. She said she can order from them for club members. She said we wouldn’t pay any more and would probably save on shipping and customs, and returns to her would be far less hassle than returning to the source company.

She warned against stockpiling rubber parts such as fork seals or belts because they have a shelf life and can deteriorate with age. She also said she can give advice on aftermarket parts as some are not as good quality as others.

Voodoo in the Hoodoos

Woodie introduced the ride/camp event he has planned for July 6 and 7 in Drumheller. Voodoo in the Hoodoos is open to Victory riders everywhere. He has reserved 10 camping and 10 RV sites at the Hoodoo RV Resort south of Drum for that night.

Plan is to have the riders meet at HoodooVoodoo motorcycle shop in downtown Drumheller at noon on the 6th. Three rides are planned around the Drumheller valley taking in the Tyrrell Museum, the Last Chance Saloon in Wayne and other sights. Riders would then rendezvous at the RV resort for recreation, a barbecue and socializing. There will be a small charge to cover food for the barbecue. The club endorsed the event.

See the website and Facebook page for details.

Two Wheel Sunday

James introduced Paul Calgary Indian Riders group (IMRG 1908). IMRG is partnering with VRC to ruin the Show & Shine at Two Wheel Sunday on June 2. James circulated the voting sheets from last year and asked the club to think about the bike categories. The Scooter and Sport Bike categories have been under represented in the past and suggested we should consider dropping them. They could be replaced by a People’s Choice or Home Built category.

He also encouraged members to put their own bikes in the show – Promote Victory! James talked about the new layout with traffic arriving from the north end. The Show & Shine will be moving to the middle of the block and sharing the space with the Garage Sale area with lots of opportunity for c ross promotion and attracting customers.

James circulated a letter that members can take their local bike shop or other favourite asking for prizes for the S&S winners. The prizes don’t have to be directly bike related, he said. They could be restaurant gift certificates or gift cards for other services. If the members can get the merchants to commit, James can come by and pick up the prizes.

James said Cycle Works Calgary would be having their Indian demo days that weekend, but at the CWC location near Two Wheel Sunday.

Challenge Coins

DrifterDon circulated a design for the club challenge coin and some samples while Woodie and PastPrez Ronnie explained their various meaning and uses. Drifter said he can get the coins produced for $15 per coin if enough members were interested. The money would have to be paid in advance. Fifteens coins were purchased in advance at the meeting. Drifter will be collecting money at the May meetings

May in the Mountains

Paul from IMRG invited the Victory Riders to join the Indian Riders on their annual May in the Mountains, a four-day round trip through the Kootenays on the May long weekend. He will send the club more information on the ride and costs.

Next meeting

Next Meeting is the first breakfast meeting of the riding season, May 5. Breakfast is at Denny’s at the Flying J on 114th Ave. SE in Calgary. Ride to follow.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 pm precisely.

 

 

February Meeting Minutes

Posted by DrifterDon on February 23, 2019 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Victory Riders Calgary

Meeting Minutes

February 21, 2019

Prez Kelly in the Chair, Treasurer James and Secretary Karen

Kelly called the meeting to order at 7:02 pm.

Introductions were made around the table starting with a new member, Guy, who rides an Arlen Ness Jackpot. Also in attendance were Ron D., Wes V., Tony L., Woodie L., John B., Larry A. and Randy H. Total of twelve members once DrifterDon arrived later during the meeting.

Financials

James reported on our current bank balance to be $1268

Two Wheel Sunday

James gave some background information on 2 Wheel Sunday, which was started 5 years ago and is held the first Sunday in June. It’s a great get together for all motorbike folks. He reported that Victory Riders Calgary will be doing the Show & Shine at Two Wheel Sunday on June 2. This year we will be sharing the duties with the Calgary Indian Riders group (IMRG 1908). He handed out a letter to all of the members in attendance and encouraged everyone to pursue getting donations. Last year there were 25 bikes in the Show & Shine. This year we are aiming for at least 40 bikes. The club members need to spread the word and get the bikes to participate. Bikes need to be on display from 10 am until 3 pm. Volunteers are also needed – if we get enough people to help, the shifts will be shorter. Members can put their own bikes in the show – Promote Victory! Larry also talked about the new layout with traffic arriving from the north end and that there will be a live band “Older Than Dirt”. Kelly will be providing a sound system. There will also be a garage sale area where tables can be purchased for $15/table.

Spring Tune Up

The Club is still looking for a suitable location for the Spring Tune Up event. The Club works with a certified instructor who puts members and guests through a series of usually low-speed manoeuvres designed to knock some of the winter rust off the rider and give him or her more confidence leading into the riding season. A barrier-free paved area of at least an acre is ideal for the event. The club arranges the insurance and participants pay a small fee that covers the instructor and insurance. Any profit goes to general revenue.

The club is looking at May 11-12 as potential dates.

Several members had researched potential locations but were all told NO. James is going to check with MRU to see if their area is available and how much it would cost. If we can’t find a free location, we may have to pay for the spot and look for a sponsor. In the past, participants paid $20 for the course. It was suggested that pre-registered be $20 and day-of should be charged $25.

Rides and Events

Ride Captains Tony and Woodie put forth some dates and suggestions for rides from May to September. A list of the rides will be on the Rides & Events Calendar on the Club website shortly – www.VictoryRidersCalgary.com. Members are invited to add events that the Club might be interested in.

For the breakfast meetings, meet up locations suggested were: South - the Denny’s at the truckstop near the Deerfoot Inn & Casino; North – Perkins near Barlow and 32nd; West – Denny’s near COP; East – Langdon, Chestermere or Strathmore.

Next meeting

Next Meeting is March 21, watch the website or the Facebook page for details.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:08 pm

 

January Meeting Minutes

Posted by DrifterDon on January 20, 2019 at 2:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Victory Riders Calgary

Meeting Minutes

January 17, 2019

Prez Kelly in the Chair, VP DrifterDon by his side. Treasurer James nearby

Thirteen members in attendance, including some new faces.

Financials

James reported on our current bank balance and also offered club patches for sale. Three members

bought the large/small combo for $50 a set. DrifterDon reporter he is getting quotes for a VRC challenge

coin. The money that the Club makes on items like the patches and events like the Spring Tune Up go

into Club general revenue and replace the members having to pay dues.

Two Wheel Sunday

DrifterDon reported that Victory Riders Calgary will again be doing the Show & Shine at Two Wheel

Sunday on June 2. This year we will be sharing the duties with the Calgary Indian Riders group (IMRG

1908). He and James will be meeting with IMRG to work out duties and responsibilities.

Spring Tune Up

The Club is still looking for a suitable location for the Spring Tune Up event. The Club works with a

certified instructor who puts members and guests through a series of usually low-speed manoeuvres

designed to knock some of the winter rust off the rider and give him or her more confidence leading into

the riding season. A barrier-free paved area of at least an acre is ideal for the event. The club arranges

the insurance and participants pay a small fee that covers the instructor and insurance. Any profit goes

to general revenue. The club is looking at mid-June as a potential date. We can use out presence at Two

Wheel Sunday to recruit riders. Several members said they knew of potential locations and would look

into availability. The Club needs a free location to make any money on the event.

Meeting Change

Prez Kelly put forward a motion that the Club change its meeting schedule for the riding season. Instead

of Thursday evening meetings, the club would meet on a weekend morning for breakfast and then ride

afterward. The 10 a.m. breakfast meetings would be short and informal with rotating locations. The club

would still have four evening business meetings per year at the call of the chair. The motion made by Ed

and seconded by James passed unanimously. The first breakfast meeting may be the April meeting,

weather permitting.

New Executive Positions

 

Because the Club would benefit from an expanded executive, three new people were added to the

executive. Karen will take over as Recording Secretary and Tony and Woodie will become Road Captains.

The motion made by DrifterDon and seconded by Woodie was passed with one no vote.

Rides and Events

Veep DDon circulated a list of rides and events for the 2019 riding season. The events are also on the

Rides & Events Calendar on the Club website – www.VictoryRidersCalgary.com. Members are invited to

add events that the Club might be interested in.

Victory Ride In

Woodie told the group he was organizing a one-day Victory ride-in event for some time in the summer

at Drumheller. This would be for all Alberta Victory riders and their friends. Options include a barbecue

at Woodie’s RV site just south of Drumheller or piggybacking on Drumheller’s or Wayne’s bike events or

those at Top Rocker in Rosedale. Woodie and DrifterDon will continue developing the idea and choosing

a date. Jeremy at Hoodoo Voodoo bike shop in Drum is supporting the event.

Next meeting

Next Meeting is February 21, watch the website or the Facebook page for details.

October Meeting

Posted by DrifterDon on October 13, 2018 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)


Victory Riders Calgary

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Cycle Works Calgary

7 pm sharp.


Bring your summer riding stories and ideas for next year's rides and events.


Following the meeting, we can adjourn to Mug Shotz for bike talk.

June Meeting

Posted by DrifterDon on June 19, 2018 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (0)

June Meeting

June 21 is the first day of Summer, so we're planning a riding meeting.

Meet at Cycle Works Calgary at 6:30 pm for a short business meeting, then kickstands up at 7 for a ride.

Patches will be available at the meeting. $12 each or two for $20.



Club Patches

Posted by DrifterDon on June 14, 2018 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

You asked and we have delivered. Victory Riders Calgary club patches are now available. The 4" version in black and white are available now; $12 each or two for $20. If there is enough interest we will have 10" back patches made with the Victory V in Vic red.

Prez Kelly will have the patches at the club start for the Ride for Dad on Saturday morning at 8:30 am at Cycle Works Calgary, and they will be at the club meeting at Cycle Works June 21 at 6:30 pm in the Cycle Works Calgary parking lot. This is a riding meeting, but there will be a short business meeting (and time to buy patches) before we head out.

If you miss both of those events, contact any member of the executive and we'll make it happen.



Minutes - April 19, 2018, Meeting

Posted by DrifterDon on May 17, 2018 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Victory Riders Calgary

Minutes

April 19, 2018, Meeting

President Kelly in the chair.

20 members and guests present.

Because most of the meeting time was set aside for the First Aid Information Session, President Kelly ran through an abbreviated agenda.

Tune Up Ride

The Spring Tune Up Ride (parking lot, slow manoeuvring around cones) is set for for Mother’s Day (May 13.) Jim Perry, the instructor is back from vacation and anxious to do the session. VP Drifter will get the word out on the event as soon as the site and insurance are confirmed.

Two Wheel Sunday

James said extra help would be needed to put on the club-sponsored Show & Shine at Two Wheel Sunday (June 3) this year. Volunteers are needed to work with James to collect prizes, locate the trophies, organize bikes on site, hand out ballots and collect and count ballots. He and Drifter did a site walk through on March 24 and a great site for the Show & Shine has been chosen.

Volunteers are needed for all aspects of the club’s participation in Two Wheel Sunday. The Show & Shine committee will organize a sign up sheet for members.

Drifter was asked to do posters to promote the Show & Shine.

Next Meeting

Next meeting is May 17 at Cycle Works Calgary. The meeting will be at 7 pm sharp.

 

Member Profiles

Posted by DrifterDon on May 10, 2018 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (0)

I encourage all members to update their profiles and post photos.

If you have been having trouble setting up or updating your member profile, you need to have Flash enabled in your internet browser to do so.

If you have Google Chrome, I can walk you through this. Other browsers you're better off with someone who actually knows what they're doing.

Drifter Don

www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-adobe-flash-player 


Spring Tune Up Attendees

Posted by DrifterDon on May 7, 2018 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

1. Jo Bird

2. John Kastelik

3. Doug Singerman

4. Karen Legault (both sessions)

5. Tony Legault (both sessions)

6. Terry McConaghy

7. Pat Collins

8. Shayne Legault (both sessions)

9. Dennis Nemes (both sessions)

10. Rick Paolini

11.Dennis McGrath

12. Jason Guilbault

13.Steve Worthington

14. Liza Worthington

15. Del Banack

16. Bruce Toner

17. Ken Walls

18.Adrian Jemmet

19.Roman Auriti

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