Italian Peasant, Tubac, AZ

 May 2011

     SEATís May lunch gathering always coincides with Motherís Day.  And what a nice day it was, too.  This year SEAT gave Rose Petal Bath Soap boxes to all the ladies at the lunch and to some of the guys to take home to their ladies.  For those who forgot, it was a good reminder to pick up something up for their mom on the way home!

     The winds this year have been a bit bothersome, but the clear skies and mild temperatures have been really great.  Riding over to Tubac can be as quick as a freeway can make it, or as round about as you want it.  The round about route coming down Hwy 83 to Sonoita is one of the best motorcycle friendly roads around and is always a good ride.

     Coming into Patagonia you can see the toll this yearís dry weather has taken on Southeastern Arizona.  Fires have broken out near Portal and Parker Lake that have blackened thousands of acres of Arizona back country.  Please folks take care when out and about in the dry areas.

     The Discover Arizona in 2011 Rides continue with Prescott set up for the 16th of July.  The August ride to Winslow has taken shape as well.  Both will take you through some of the best riding Arizona has to offer, and to a couple of the nicest hotels and restaurants as well.  Check out all the details in on page 6. 

     A SEAT Happy Birthday goes out to SEAT member Hitch Paprocki, a young man in his 50s, still living in his 20s.  Happy Birthday Hitch!

     As you can see from the cover picture, John Cartwright of Iron Horse Motorcycles rode the new BMW K1600GTL to the lunch.  Its quite an impressive machine.  Take a test ride and decide yourself.

     Next Month is the SEAT Overnighter in Alpine, AZ.  There are still rooms and/or cabins available in Alpine.  Dinner is at the Alpine Grill at 5 pm on Saturday the 11th of June.  Donít miss it!

     Members present:  Ed Birch, Deb & Gary Blomstrom, Nick Clement and Daughter Blythe, Richard Pettigrew, Sam Dietzman, Mike & Dawn Garden, Paul & Melanie Godwin, Tony & Tami Ivy, Al Maurine, Deryle & Wanda Mehrten, Dan Neal, Phillip Orth, Hitch Paprocki, Roger Salzgeber, Tony Sanell, Bill Schink, Alan & Marilyn Speert, Barry West.  Guests:  John & Jennifer Cartwright and their children - Laine, Ella, Jack, Mac McMath.

     As always, itís the members who make SEAT the best BMW Motorcycle Club around!

         Ride safe...


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