SEAT 12 Annual Overnighter in Springerville, AZ

 June 2010 

     The weekend before the SEAT Overnighter in Springerville the weather predictors were more than right saying it would windy.  Riders on the way to the World Super Bike Races in Utah that weekend fought wind in the 60 to 70 mph range.

     Needless to say when they predicted that it would be windy the weekend of 12-13 June, the weekend of the SEAT Overnighter, it was not a good sign.  Several riders reported high winds and rain on Saturday.  Sunday dawned bright and clear with no winds predicted, excellent riding weather!  Good on everyone for getting to Reed’s Motor Lodge, SEAT HQ in Springerville, and home safely. 

     Once folks got to Reed’s they could relax in one of the oldest motels/lodges in Springerville.  The rooms were clean and good sized, and the Gift Shop and Museum in the lobby had some interesting pieces that reflected the cowboy history of the area.  The owners wanted us to enjoy our stay and want us back again. 

     The dinner Saturday night at Booga Red’s was a hoot.  Their service was right on time and the food was good.  Thanks to Iron Horse Motorcycles and Rick and Mary Lambert of ExplorerMoto some terrific door prizes were given away.  New member Kelly Spicer (he joined that night!) won the Grand Door prize, an Icon full faced helmet.  Lucky SEAT member Chris Frey and Mary Lou Dobbs, Herb Suessenbach’s guest, split the 50/50 drawing, $45 each!  A good time was had by all!

     A SEAT Happy Birthday to Tish Mealy, 39 with experience per Ed, and Joe Russo, a youngster in his early fifties.  Happy SEAT Anniversary to Mike and Dawn Garden,  29 years together; and Tish and Ed Mealy, only 31 years ago saying I do.  Here’s to many more Birthdays and Anniversaries!

     Members and Guest Present:  Steve Beatty, Ed Birch, Gary & Deborah Blomstrom, Don Cameron, Steve Cantrill & Guest Barbara, Dave Delie, Chris Frey, Mike & Dawn Garden, Dirk Keeler, Menachem Lorber, Ed & Tish Mealy, Deryle & Wanda Mehrten, Ron Miller, Joe Russo & Sherry Daniels, Alan Speert, Kelly Spicer, Herb Suessenbach and Guest Mary Lou Dobbs, John Willmann, and Kelly Doss.

     Where do you want to go next year for the SEAT Overnighter?  Check out the survey on the next page and let us know where you would like the 2011 Overnigher to be.  Email or snail mail, let us know.

     July is the BMW MOA National in Redmond, OR.  Look for more information in this issue.  Also, The Top O’ the Rockies Rally in Colorado is a popular rally with many riders stopping on their way back from the National.  Check out Bob Muller’s Rides Races and Rallies for more rallies and excuses to go for a ride.

     The SEAT Gathering in July will be a breakfast at The Vail Steakhouse Café and Diner.  Its too hot to be riding in the afternoon.  Everyone coming to the July breakfast will get a red, white and blue 4th of July reminder.  See you in Vail!



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