THE EVENT PAGE
DRINK IN THE VIEW...
This is what Lynn Crouse, FSSNOC #5063 - KANSAS, was doing in person when he snapped this photo (above). Lynn, riding with Ron Caffrey, FSSNOC #4643, was doing his first ever tour of Alaska. This is Lake Louise, some 3500+ miles from Kansas. Their trip went more than 11,000 miles to and fro ... Lynn, electing to undersell the shot, said, "I thought this one was good..."
If you ever needed a reason to leave the house on your motorcycle, want no more, here it is! Around every curve, over every hill, through the woods, and down the road ... it's out there. So what is "it" ... "it" is different things for different people, but trust me, you will know it when you see it! - #000
HEADED FOR ALABAMA...
That's the plan! This is Jack, FSSNOC #000 ... your humble Director and otherwise, general purveyor of all things "Thumper"!
So what is in Alabama? Huh? Just our 49th ThumperCafe, that's all ... plus an opportunity to tour the Barber Motorsports Park and Museum before or after our event 'cause you'll already be within 60 short miles of it when you attend our event at the Cheaha State Park.
Even if you "don't get much of a kick" out of looking at old antique bikes ... this is your destination! George Barber did it different! His collection is different! And his presentation is absolutely unique in ALL the known world! I can tell you, I can plead with you, I can twist your arm ... and you'd thank me for it later. This is my third visit, or maybe my fourth ... and I can hardly wait! I plan to be standing at their front door at 10AM on Tuesday, August 20th.
Obviously, FSSNOC club members may visit the museum at any time and any day that they might wish, however, that being said, should anyone care to be there at 10AM on August 20 as well, that'd be great! Do wear something FSSNOC so we can recognize each other, okay?
Wednesday morning, August 21st, is the golden day, our 49th ThumperCafe event. Somewhere around 9:45AM, I hope to be at the General Store located just outside the Cheaha State Park enjoying a morning coffee and talking to you... look for our WELCOME THUMPERS banner to confirm our area.
Having never been there, this is all new to me, however we have excellent sources (FSSNOC members know ALL the good spots!!) throughout the USA and beyond, no fooling! We've never had a "bad" event in our 33 years of traveling about the USA so rest assured, this is going to be special!
The original idea to gather at this site was the brainchild of FSSNOC #262, Gene Burgess - GEORGIA. The Cliff Side Restaurant located within the State Park is ready to serve us as we dine as a group at 1:05PM.
"Something Special" ... going on at this event will be the random procurement of a number of photos to be featured in our 2020 FSSNOC THUMPER CALENDAR ... so comb your teeth and brush your hair, wipe down that Four-Stroke Single, 'cause unknown parties will be circulating amongst our numbers taking stealth shots ... so if you are wanted in four states and two counties, better wear your disguise! A rumor circulating about is that each Thumper photographed will have to be sporting a FSSNOC decal, surely that can't be true ... or is it ... so why take a chance, make sure your ride has our club's decal!
And lastly, THUMPER NEWS #136 is at the printer, to be mailed near the end of the month or the first of September to a mailbox near YOU ... this one is gorgeous! Wait until you see it...
Now what can YOU do for our club? Spread the word about us weekly. Wear the club gear to motorcycle-friendly functions weekly. Apply our awesome red and black decal to your ride. Visit our website weekly. Tell others about our website weekly. Invite a Thumper rider or motorcycle enthusiast to join, give him or her a club card, encourage them to complete it, sign, and with a check or money order for one years dues ($40) or two years dues ($75), mail it to:
FOUR-STROKE SINGLES NATIONAL OWNERS CLUB
P.O. BOX 1809, HUTCHINSON, KANSAS 67504-1809
Do all these things ... and I'll be forever grapefruit!
See YOU on the road! - Jack, FSSNOC #000
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(Last week's Event Page Photo) ... here is my long suffering Suzuki Savage with its new clothes. Not quite done as it needs the side covers done properly, which will give me a winter project. Ninja 250 wheels and brakes, 535 Continental GT tank and seat, Buell Blast fairing, relocated speedo, and 70 pounds lighter than stock. Gearing is now 16/42 and it pulls it with ease. It’s really fun on our winding and hilly secondary roads.
Hope Carrie healed up ok.
Ben # 4784
Hi Ya, Ben ... Fun to hear from you again, it's been way too long! Can I just say that you are amazing? I had to look twice to figure out what I was looking at here, very cool, indeed! What a "one"derful combobilation of components, you are a Master, Dude... #000
Information on the remaining 2019 FSSNOC THUMPERCAFE:
It's coming up fast! August 21, 2019
(Wednesday - Thump Day) ... We eat as a group at 1:05PM at the Cliff-Side Restaurant located at the oldest State Park in Alabama, the Cheaha State Park. There is a modest and variable State Park entry fee, as little as $2.00, we are told ... and should you arrive at the Park early, look for our WELCOME THUMPERS banner, we'll be gathering under a shade tree or wherever, maybe as early as 9:45AM. If you find us, stop by and say "Howdy" and sign-in early, too.
These events are fun(d)raisers for our club as well as a social get-together, so be generous and donate whatever amount you choose ... and Thank You in advance!
Visit the highest point in the state ... and be aware that we are dining only about 60 miles or so east of the famous Barber Motorcycle Museum, just in case you like historic motorcycles.
ThumperCafe attendees are invited to read the "ThumperCafe Events" information contained below... "thump-thump" - #000
About now I begin to get excited to be back on the road, excited to see old friends and meet new ones, excited to be part of the "Thumper Show" that makes up the event parking area, and excited to perhaps have the opportunity to meet and share a meal with YOU!
The bike in the photo is my ride for this journey, a 2012 Honda CBR250R. In this photo, it's fresh from a trip out West to the FSSNOC Montana ThumperCafe in July. We had a really fun time there and I look for more of the same in Alabama. We had 41 attendees in Montana, what about it, can the Eastern event beat the Western event? Time will tell...
If you are coming to the ThumperCafe and you'd enjoy a commemorative event decal, and you want it for FREE ... if you'll text me in the next few days at 620-663-1869 and reserve one, based on availability, I plan to bring a supply to the event. The names on the list get preferential treatment due to advising me of their plans to attend the event, otherwise, it is first come, first served.
You likely noted above that our rally site is only about 60 miles from the Barber Motorcycle Museum ... I'm planning to be at the Museum on Tuesday, perhaps prior to noon. If anyone out there in Thumper Land cares to do likewise, be sure to wear your Thumper club tee-shirt and/or cap so we can find one another, eh?
Travel safely and smart! See you in Alabama! - Jack, #000
THUMPERCAFE EVENTS ... are for FSSNOC members. If you aren't currently a member, we invite you to join our group. Membership applications are available at the FSSNOC sign-in areas at each ThumperCafe event. Also, in the interest of safety, we ask that everyone abstain from alcoholic beverages before and during our events.
...........................WHAT DO WE DO AT A THUMPERCAFE?............................
Each year since 1986, FSSNOC members have been invited to gather at more than 150 ThumperCafe sites in the USA to spend time with old and new friends alike. We share our love for Four-Stroke Single cylinder motorcycles, enjoy an often unique lunch, and have a short light-hearted "business" meeting after our meal. You'll meet genuine people with great motorcycling stories and big smiles on mileage-worn faces. What a wonderful way to spend part of a perfect day!
Each of our ThumperCafes is considered a single event. You may attend as many available ThumperCafes as is your pleasure. These events are what we call "Dutch Treat", in other words, we do separate checks at lunch so bring adequate funds to purchase your own meal and to attend to your own needs. Also, these events are fun(d)raisers for our club so we invite members to donate financially to the club as they are able and motivated...
Attendees are responsible for their own travel, lodging, personal needs, and general welfare. Participants at a ThumperCafe may wish to arrive a bit early to have an opportunity to get acquainted with other FSSNOC members before our group lunch. Upon arrival, please sign-in with FSSNOC staff.
ThumperCafes are static events ... we don't do group excursions or rides. We discovered years ago that spending quality time with other members makes the most out of the limited time available at an event.
Please note that you may arrive by whatever source of transport that you like. In the interest of safety, attendees are asked to abstain from the use of alcohol before and during our event.
Should you have questions, please contact us as above. And, it is a good idea to stay current with this website as, and if, changes or additional information surfaces, we will be advising you of that here... Jack, #000
IF YOU ARE NOT A CURRENT MEMBER OF OUR CLUB, WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN. Click on "Membership Application" found under the "More" tab on this website masthead...
( We do have club membership applications at our events should someone wish to join onsite at an event...)
More information or questions? Call our club phone at 620-663-1869 or drop us a note at: FSSNOC P.O. Box 1809, Hutchinson, Ks. 67504-1809 or E-mail us at: FSSNOCTHUMPERS@yahoo.com
"Come Thump with Us!".
Thank You, FSSNOC #000, Jack Robinson - FSSNOC Director
FSSNOC - THUMPIN' WITH YOU SINCE 1986!
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