The Red Rock Rendezvous, Panguitch, Utah 18-21 June 2009
The Beehive Beemer Club has found one nice location. The City Park and Rodeo Grounds has excellent shaded camping and the city of Panguitch has a nice selection of old and new style hotels and motels. They were appreciative of the many Beemer riders who came and offered discounts to the rally goers. Nice touch.
The riding in and around Panguitch is just awesome. Really. Highway 12 is a world class ride that will have your neck sore from trying to see it all. This was also a National Park Service free weekend. All US National Parks were open free of charge. That meant Zion, Bryce and a host of other parks were there for the riding.
Friday afternoon the Beehive Beemers prepared Brats for lunch at the Beer Garden. By my standards they were bad. Boiled in beer and onions, they were not roasted on the grill afterwards and looked like something off a cadaver. Gross. I ate one and regretted it immediately. Got to do better next year guys…
The dinner Saturday night was prepared by the local Fire Department. They cooked a chunk of beef in the ground all day Saturday. It was most excellent. The beer at the Beer Garden was OK, Utah only allows 3.2 beer. Just doesn’t have that same zing. Even so, I did enjoy several Porters and was part of the zipper orchestra later that night.
On our way home Wanda and I took advantage of the National Park Service’s free weekend. Taking Hwy 64 off of Hwy 89 at Cameron, we rode along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The views are just indescribable. If you haven’t been to the Grand Canyon, either the South or the North rim, make it one of your must do rides. You won’t be disappointed.
The Ranger at the East Entrance told us that there would be two more free weekends, one in July and one in August. He didn’t know which weekends and suggested we visit the National Park Service web site, www.nps.gov.
For more info on the Beehive Beemers visit www.beehivebeemers.org.
SEAT Members: Bud Doe, Richard & Cheryl Osburn, Bill Schink, Al Maurine, Tony Sanell, Steve Cantrill, Deryle & Wanda Mehrten.
On a sad note SEAT member Tony Sanell broke his leg on the GS Ride. Senior moment maybe. Tony had to be transported to the local hospital and had surgery that afternoon. Send Tony your best at email@example.com. Big thanks to Richard & Cheryl Osburn for taking care of Tony.