|Place:||River Trail Station, 140 Riverfront Dr, NLR|
|Date:||Friday, Dec 13th, 2013|
|Info:||The annual ABC Christmas Party, for ABC members & their guest, will again be held at River Trail Station. It is planned for Friday December 13th, from 6:30 to midnight. Bring a dish to share. Club will provide beer & wine. Not sure if you're a member in good standing? You can check by clicking on Member Log-In (menu at right) takes you to BikeReg, click on Who's Registered. If you aren't listed, you can pay your dues right on the BikeReg site.|
Jenny reported that a car side-swiped Belva on the Main St. Bridge on their return. She spent the night at the hosp. and is still there to have the brain doctor look at her but apparently she is OK but her helmet was badly broken.
don't have any more info as to what hospital etc.
Dog Alert - Random occurrences.
Location: Ferndale Cut-off about 1/2 mile from the mt bike mailbox nearest Hwy 10 in the blind corner. Two Mixed grey dogs pursue aggressively.
Visitors were welcomed, Andy, Rob, and Teressa before the announcements by Jim, as follows:
ABC received a thank you note from McGehee Boys and Girls Club for our donation to them and the Tour de Hoot.
We, ABC and BACA, are asked to staff the phones at AETN for the next pledge drive, Saturday. Dec. 14, 5:30 to 9:30 pm with dinner. Contact Jim if you wish to volunteer.
Spa Run Ride is Nov. 22-24. Most riders are staying both nights. A few will be returning after 1 night. We will have a sag vehicle for taking our gear to the Arlington Hotel. Confirmed drivers are still needed.
The Jan. 7, 2014 BACA meeting will feature information on the proposed Southwest Trail from LR to Hot Springs. More info. on the location later.
A ride using the outer part of the Arky 100 course was discussed and planned for Saturday, Dec. 7 from Lono to Carthage and Leola with a shorter option. It will be posted on the Ride Schedule.
The Christmas party was set for Friday, Dec. 13 with more information later.
Club officer (President) election will be done by the board at the beginning of the January meeting. A call for nominations will be sent out in December.
Our program was a report by Ken Gould and Judy Lansky on their self-supported tandem tour of Vietnam and Cambodia a few years ago. They showed scenic and interesting pictures and they offered a nice report and discussion.
Submitted by Jim Britt
We discussed the Komen Run on Oct. 18 and may do a ride down to it since many will be in the run. The Arky has 140 preregistered for this Sunday. Rest stop #1 and 5 have been moved slightly. Another helper for #1 would be good. The Lake DeGray Ride is Oct. 25 - 27, pending the end of the federal shutdown. Nov. 2 is a trail ride on packed dirt in Hot Springs Village and is on the Ride Schedule. The registration info is posted in the Forum for the Spa Run Nov. 23. We will ride over on Nov. 22 and return Nov. 24 and stay at a hotel.
Our program was Coreen showing slides of her experiences at the RAGBRAI this year. Ken Gould will speak on their SE Asia tour at the Nov. meeting.
The memorial service for Chris Kupper is Saturday, Oct. 12, 5:00 pm at UU Church on Reservoir Road, LR.
Arky packets (bib number, waiver, and shirt and pins) are now available for pickup at Wild Birds Unlimited, N. Taylor at Cantrell Road, LR near Kroger, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. (phone 501-666-4210). They will NOT be available on Saturday except maybe the first hour since we have to get them to the Arky. Pickup and same day registration will begin Sunday at 7:00 am. If you pre-register after Sunday, the store will have to assemble a packet for you. Please sign the registration form with the packet (waiver) and leave it with the store. You do not have to fill in everything, just your name and signature if you registered on line.
Register here: https://www.bikereg.com/Net/18955
We had about 25 in attendance at the monthly meeting at Boudreaux's. We elected Betty Danielson and Judy McDowall to Board of Director positions for the class of 2016. Jim gave a brief report on the Mena Ride and the Arky and Arky shirts were given to those registered and volunteers. Ernie from Chainwheel gave an interesting talk of the judging for the different jerseys for the Tour de France.
I found a set of keys on the right side of the westbound lane on Roland Cutoff Road Thursday morning, Sep 26. I did not see them on my earlier run at 8 AM and I would have noticed them if they were there at that time; I would have run right over them. After running past the spot where I later found the keys, two bikers came by me westbound; I was eastbound. Thus, the keys may belong to one of those riders. I saw the keys on my bike ride later in the morning and, of course, picked them up. One of the bikers may have had a CARVE shirt on. Perhaps an email would be in order to your respective memberships or simply forward my message to your lists. If you get a "hit" the owner can call me at 868-1072.
Capitol Hotel is hosting a street party after the ride and a ride to Scott for lunch on the Sunday. Get more information and buy tickets here: http://www.capitalhotel.com/site/
Some of us will be at the BACA booth from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the family affair at Clinton Library. There will be a lot of things going on. We have some helmets to give out to kids. Plan to ride over and spend some time with us. Jim
Vicious black male pit bull that "lives" around 20636 Ferndale Congo and Serenity Drive, in Saline County, out around the Arkansas 4-H. The Saline County Sheriff's Office has been made aware of this animal 3 times this month. I personally filed an incident report this morning with Deputy Eric who said he would do nothing unless the dog attacked him, if it didn't attack him it was a misdemeanor.
Reminder: any dog who bites someone must undergo a home or kennel quarantine. Sometimes the local jurisdictions must be reminded of this. I can get the Health Department to remind them if needed. Jim
Pre-register to get your long sleeve Joe Weber tech. shirt. We'll have packet pickup later in Sept. Register at bikereg.com (search for Arky). You can print out the details and a form here: https://www.filesanywhere.com/fs/v.aspx?v=8b6a6a8e5a6770ac73a3