May General Membership Meeting & Dinner Recap

Pacific Seafood Buffet, Chandler, AZ – May 30, 2019

by El Presidente

This dinner was originally scheduled to be at Airirang Korean BBQ. Rodney and I stopping in on Wednesday night to make sure they had enough staff to accommodate our group. Low and behold, the place had been sold and conditions were quite different! The next morning, the day of the dinner, we decided to move to Pacific Seafood Buffet which was in the same complex.

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May 2nd Sunday Breakfast Recap

Rock Springs Café, Rock Springs, AZ – May 12, 2019

by El Presidente

Our yearly Mother’s Day visit to the Rock Springs Café started with the best weather for a romp up Loop 303 to I-17 and up to Rock Springs. The combination of the cool temperature, overcast skies with the predawn showers made for a nice, crisp smell in the air. Motorcycles are happiest with this type of weather!

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Alien Encounters Grand Tour Recap

GO AZ Motorcycles, Peoria, AZ – May 3, 2019

by  El Presidente

Planning for the Alien Encounters tour starts about a year ago when California AZRATPacker, Darlene Fong sent me a couple of interesting links she found while looking up alien themed places to visit.  The first was Coyote’s Flying Saucer Repair in Ocotillo, CA and the second was the Integretron in Landers.  Loving the two suggestions for stopping points on a future ride, I started to formulate a route to tie the two together.  I then added a trip through Death Valley and El Chino Loco suggested the Atomic Inn in Beatty, NV as a stop for the night.  Behold, the Alien Encounters Grand Tour was born!

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AMA Get Out & Ride!

Courtesy of the American Motorcyclist Association

Whether you ride across the country, commute to work, support motorcycle charity rides or are a weekend warrior, the American Motorcyclist Association is where the motorcycling community comes together for you. We understand and share your passion for riding, and we work every day to make sure intrusive laws or unsafe fuels never get between you and your bike. Join the AMA now and help support the work we do. When you get out and ride, you can take comfort in knowing that the AMA supports you and your fellow riders.

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BMW Nav VI Not Being Recognized By Laptop

By Steve Stoops

I normally do my Basecamp plotting and mapping on my home desktop then transfer to my device. However, I was planning on going on a trip and was taking my laptop so I could update my GPS if my plans or route changes.

I performed a backup of Basecamp on my desktop and had the backup file placed on an available cloud drive. In my case that was OneDrive.  I then installed Basecamp on my laptop and performed a restore from the file on my OneDrive. Now when I make a change on my laptop or desktop, I run the backup to OneDrive and do a restore on the other. This allows me to keep my laptop and desktop in sync.

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