Happy Romney week everyone.
I'm showing 97 people have indicated they are planning to come. That's a pretty impressive number considering how many other events are happening this weekend. On Friday I was contacted by the organizer of a third event I hadn't know about. He told me they were also getting together this weekend. So there are lots of choices this weekend. I'm pleased to know so many are enjoying this event enough to select it when there are other options. Also happy to welcome those new riders who are joining us. Should be another great time of getting to know your fellow Adventure rider from around the US and Canada.
The forecast is certainly not as ideal as we had hoped, but if you are a local, you'll recognize it as our normal daily summertime forecast. Very common to see thunderstorms predicted nearly every day around here. I'd like to see things improve as the week goes on, but weather does what it wants.
A reminder about our sponsor, Romney Cycles. This is their event, they have generously put it on year after year. They do it at no charge to the riders, and hope only that you come, enjoy the experience, and come away with a positive impression of who they are and how they run their dealership. Of course they are a business, and would be very happy if your positive experience also translates into giving them an opportunity to serve your motorcycle needs. They've mentioned to me they are pleased to know there are 4 of us who have also scheduled service during the event (I'm getting a valve check). Bottom line, if you like what they are doing with this event, please don't be shy about telling them you appreciate their efforts. They put a lot into this, it's good for them to hear it's something people feel is worthwhile.
Please also remember this is an opportunity for us to do something good for people who are truly in need of some help. In addition to whatever donation item you may be bringing, we will also be selling raffle tickets for the items to be raffled off Saturday night (I think at 5pm this year). 100% of the raffle proceeds go to The Potomac Center. It is our primary way of raising money for them. Romney Cycles is not going to ask you to spend a nickle, but I will. Please consider helping us raise funds for donation to The Potomac Center. Thank you.
I know a number of you have already hit the road on the way to Romney, and all of us will be doing it at some point this week. Please ride safe and enjoy the ride as you kickoff your 2018 riding season.
I'm leaving this afternoon for a few days of riding little bikes before heading off to Romney on Thursday. I do not know what my internet situation will be so this might be my last opportunity to send a note before we all start arriving. I will have internet again by Thursday afternoon.
Have a great ride everyone. Looking forward to catching up.