Friday, August 27, 2010

Monthly Message for August 2010

Dear Members,

The summer heat continued into August this year.  Heat indices were above 100 and often above 105.  Riding all day long was brutal and dangerous.

Even with the heat, the Gateway Ducati Owners Group continued riding and meeting activities this month.  Our monthly meeting was held on August 3, 2010 at Nick and Elena's Pizzeria.  There were 12 people in attendance.  Joining us that evening were Pete Hall and Mark Oldham from Moto Europa, the new Ducati/Triumph dealer in St. Louis.  Pete emphasized that they are hoping to open the dealership in the middle of September.  They hope to build a European Motorsporting community in St. Louis that is as robust as the US motorcycle community.  They are looking forward to working with the club and believe they can assist us in obtaining factory recognition.