Monday, June 20, 2011

MSF Advanced Riders Course Experience

Dear Gateway Ducati Owners Group Members,
What follows is the promised report of my day at the MSF Advanced Rider Course held at Forest Park Community College on June 18, 2011.
The day started with tornado warnings and heavy downpours.  As advertised, we gathered at Tower D by 7:45AM, in a heavy downpour.  Once we arrived in the room, we found out that two of the 6 participants’ significant others (husband or otherwise) were going to deliver their motorcycles at the lunch break.  The remaining 4 riders rode in the rain.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Summer 2011 Calender Dates

Hi Folks,

Here are some days for our calendars:

June 20, 2011   National Ride your motorcycle to work day
July 2, 2011  GDOG monthly group ride, rain date the 9th
July 5, 2011 GDOG Bike Night at Triumph Grille- drive or ride, just be there!
August 2, 2011 GDOG Bike Night at Triumph Grille- drive or ride, just be there!
August 6, 2011GDOG monthly group ride, rain date the 13th
September 3, 2011GDOG monthly group ride, rain date the 10th
September 6, 2011 GDOG Bike Night at Triumph Grille- drive or ride, just be there!

And most importantly:

Saturday, September 17, 2011  at 3:00PM  GDOG's family barbeque at Motorrad St. Louis.  All family members are welcome.  More details to follow.

Please mark your calendars.

Gary Kwawer
Chief Contact person and President
Gateway Ducati Owners Group

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Monthly Message for June 2011

Sorry about this letter combining two months, but May was a washout for riding motorcycles in the St. Louis area.

We held our May bike night at the usual place and time, and attended to the order of business, electing Bob Oesch as our Treasurer. We discussed the upcoming rides, also the various attempts of our riders to prepare their Ducatis for the riding season.

Thunderstorms and rain delayed the official group ride until the last Saturday in May. Vito Sicola led a contingent of 6 riders on a 4-hour ride, with some riders ending the ride at the Triumph Grill. All riders returned safely.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Photos from the European Auto Show

Courtesy of Gary Kwawer:

Photos from the ride on 5-29

Courtesy of Raymond So:

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Ducati Demo Truck at Motoeuropa this Sunday 6/12

GDOG Members,

Pete Hall informed me after our meeting this evening that the Ducati Demo Truck will be at Motoeuropa this Sunday, 6/12, from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. The truck will be filled with 2011 Multistrada's and Diavel's ready for test rides. Hope to see you there; I can't wait to finally ride one of those Diavel's.

Mark Schomaker