Sunday, August 4, 2013

Gateway Ducati Owners Group August 2013 Message

Hi Folks,

Well, July was a quite month for us as we had no bike night and only one group ride for the month.  The administration of the club was problematic in July, and I take responsibility for that.  None the less, we still did have activity and August promises to be very busy.

Many of our riders are still participating in the 2013 Scavenger Hunt.  I spent time on my trip to Colorado finding items to photograph.  I know that Craig McElroy, Joe Heyduck, and Jason Lee were also spending time finding items to check off of their lists as well.  Please email all photos to Joe Henderson ( as the more participants, the better.  The 2013 GDOG Scavenger Hunt ends on September 30, 2013 so there is plenty of time to garner points.

The July group ride went off Sunday, July 7, 2013.  There were three riders in the group (Joe Henderson, Bob Oesch, Chad Mott) and they had a fun time on Joe's route that took them by Meramac Caverns.  The route was scenic, the ride well paced, but not fast.  A photo of the group is below.

A special treat on July 7 was Steve McCaskie riding to the start of the group ride and sharing his 1967 Ducati 250 with us.  As can be seen by the following photos, it is a beautifully restored motorcycle.

I would like to thank Steve for riding the motorcycle to the ride and also for allowing me to photograph his motorcycling pride and joy and post the pictures on the website.

Finally, we do have some remaining activities for August.  There is a return of Ducati's on Delmar for our Bike Night on Tuesday, August 6.  We will be meeting at Tavolo V on Delmar, just east of Skinker.  They have promised to showcase the Ducs, weather permitting.  If it does rain, please attend anyway as we shall be having two presentations of events that should interest us all.

Also, we are planning for a second group ride in August on Saturday the 17th, weather permitting.  Please advise if you are willing to lead a ride.

Finally, on Sunday, August 25, 2013 there will be a second Ducatis on Delmar event at Tavolo V in conjunction with the Pageant Theater's Cycle Showcase St. Louis event (  The starting time will be posted on the website shortly.  

Keep riding safe!

Gary Kwawer
Chief Contact Person and President
Gateway Ducati Owners Group

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