Views Through The Windshield - A word from your Director

Hello Everyone! 

So, I’m sitting on the couch tonight, trying to figure out what I forgot to do after I added yet more chrome to our bikes. Then it dawned on me, THE NEWSLETTER!!!  

I know most of you are probably getting tired of the same old format of this newsletter, so I’m very proud to announce this will be the last one like this. It won’t be any limited edition, leather bound novel, it’s just…  well, this is it!  Starting in May, our newsletter will be taking on a fresh new look. Dave Doble has agreed to spearhead the new format, and I can tell you all, it looks fantastic! It’ll have a much shorter column from me, along with columns from other officers, road captains and members of Rose City HOG. We will have a member profile each month, maybe some tech tips, a safety corner, dealer events and chapter events. Lastly, we will have classified advertising in the back for anyone wanting to sell parts, accessories, clothing, gear and even motorcycles! (just in case anyone wants to sell their 2013 Peace Officer Edition Heritage Softail!) This is going to be successful with your help. If you would like to submit an article about a recent ride you really love, or a tech tip, or maybe even photographs.  We’d love to have you share your adventures.  There would be a deadline for submissions to the newsletter, and each month will be limited as to how many submissions we can include. To submit for inclusion in upcoming issues of “Crossroads” (pretty cool, isn’t it?)  please send what you have to Dave Doble at [email protected]  

I really want to thank Dave for taking on the position of editor for “Crossroads’, I think this will really shine to our current members as well as potential new members that come through the doors at Volcano Harley Davidson.  

Unfortunately, the 1st Saturday ride (Stand Around Saturday) for April was washed out. Thanks, Mother Nature! However, this coming Saturday, the 8th, we will have breakfast at Bob’s Red Mill just off Milwaukie Expressway at 8:30, followed by a ride leaving the dealership with kickstands up at 10:00am. Just an added FYI, very few restaurants take any Saturday morning reservations anymore, so, it’ll be an experiment to see how this will go. Remember, your HOG team is doing its best to make sure we keep this tradition alive for the chapter, no new venture goes forward without a few hiccups or growing pains.  

We also have the Wednesday Lunch Rides lead by Mitch and his team every Wednesday, with a kickstands up at 10:30.  Our 4th Sunday ride for April will be on the 23rd, with kickstands up at 9:30am. Chad Hamel will be leading us to Spirit Mountain. Again, kickstands up at 9:30. 

Our chapter business meeting will be at 7:00 pm on April 18th, at Volcano Harley-Davidson in the lounge area. I do have some things to give away to you, and I’m looking forward to seeing you. I’m tentatively planning a presentation for the meeting. I’ll keep you posted. 

If you are in the market for tires, time is running out for additional rebates from Dunlop Tires if purchased between March 1st and April 30th. Get up to a $60 rebate if you purchase 2 tires plus installation. See the Dunlop website for details. 

That’s about all I have for the April newsletter, the next newsletter will be amazing!   

Please make sure to submit any content for “Crossroads” to Dave Doble at [email protected] 

Let’s get this rolling with a fantastic start, and be sure to thank our new editor for his time and efforts! 

See you on the highways and backroads!

Jim Beine

Director: Rose City H.O.G. #5229