* riding since 1977 *
Flight "A" Leaders: Flight "B" Leaders:
Ed Schwartzbach Richard
908 654-9634 email@example.com
Ride Coordinator Dave Cushing
Ginny Maio firstname.lastname@example.org
Quartermaster Website Manager Newsletter Editor
Jim Walter Walt Kern Debbie Simpkins
SkiNuts2@netzero.net email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
AMA DISTRICT 2 OCTOBER, 2008
Welcome back for another riding season!
Hello, all, and welcome back to another riding season with the Polar Bear Grand Tour! We hope everyone’s summer has been good, and that you’re all raring to go for a bunch of good rides. We hope the weather is good, with no rain or snow this season (at least on Sundays!), so we can make the runs without meteorological encumbrances.
Speaking of runs, one of our most short-lived runs, Sweetwater Casino,
has burned down. What a shock! This business has been there since the 1950’s. In its place for our Dec. 21st run
is the Frog Rock Inn,
The new t-shirts and sweatshirts are in, and Jim Walter, our Quartermaster, has only ordered so many… when they’re gone, they’re gone – not going to order any more. So get them while they’re hot – or cool, however you look at it. It is, after all, a polar bear on a motorcycle. :O)
Email, Snail Mail and communicating with the bears:
Please note: If you did not receive an email or regular mail about the District 2 Rally, then Bob Hartpence, our Chairman, doesn’t have your correct email address or mailing address. Please give Bob your current email (or snail mail if you prefer) address as soon as possible.
For those of you who didn’t know, Barbara Zimmerman, who has served as
Ride Coordinator for us for over a year has moved out of
In connection with this subject, please welcome Ginny Maio as the new Ride Coordinator. Ginny is a member of the Raritan Road Runners and the AMA district 2 secretary. She’s very active in motorcycling. I’m sure she’ll do an excellent job as Ride Coordinator.
Ann Kern - Born in
Walter Meisenbacher III, - age 54, of Brick, NJ Born in Point Pleasant, he resided in Brick most of his life, where he graduated from Brick High School. He was a 25 year valued member of the Oasis Ford Family, working as a Senior Master Technician. He enjoyed instructing Karate as a 3rd degree black belt, Monday night bowling and touring with friends and family on his Harley. He is survived by his wife, Dawn, also a member. He was dearly loved and will be missed by all those fortunate to have made memories with him. He was a popular member of the Polar Bears, and will be missed by many.
Sparks - long time member of Ocean Thunder HOG and (she and her
husband, Danny were both) riders in the Polar Bear Grand Tour. Barbara was killed when she and Danny were returning
home from the Harley Davidson 105th Anniversary Celebration in
Annual South Pole Party –
11/01/08, there will be the Annual South Pole Party at the IRISH EYES PUB &
Directions: From Rte. 9, turn Left onto
A quote from Irish Eyes Pub: After 20 years in the business, Irish Eyes is guaranteed to do it right! Stop by after work for our happy hour specials. Discover a new band at our Saturday evening showcase. Bring the family in for our delicious, reasonably priced meals. Kids love our food!
Upcoming runs you don’t want to miss!
Montgomeryville Cycle Center will have lots of good food for us, and they have proven they aim to please – they’ve even gone out and gotten more food so we wouldn’t go hungry. Outstanding!
Schoch’s Harley-Davidson has also gone the extra measure to see we get great food. Rose always makes a big pot of her own split pea soup, and she won’t let anyone else cook it. She also provides other food, as well as sheet cakes. To do this, she gets up at 5 AM and starts cooking.
Please do make these runs, as both these shops put forth great effort to see the Bears get well fed. If you can’t come by bike, Bob requests you come by car, since they go to such trouble to make us feel welcome. Please also thank them for all their efforts.
The Cabin (toy run) Of course, the main reason for this run is to collect (unwrapped) toys and personal items for the Valerie Fund Children. Many of us drive in our cars for this run because it’s so special, we don’t want to miss giving our toys for the kids. And others of us have such large toys, they just won’t fit on the bike.
Life Members – give them a cheer!
Jules Tischler & William Horton have both been awarded 30 year Certificates – Life Membership – in the Polar Bear Grand Tour! Congratulations to these venerable members, and give them a cheer the next time you see them.
Ride safe and enjoy - We hope all the membership enjoys a safe, carefree riding season this year for 08-09. Please take care and ride safe, as the courtesy you show others can be a fine reflection of the Polar Bear Grand Tour… one of the best riding groups around!
And now a word from our “sponsors”…..
Do not be blinded by sun glare when riding. This simple product solves the problem effectively and inexpensively.
The sundowner is a flexible, dark green strip that adheres to the helmet shield using static electricity. It can be used over & over again on different helmets without losing its clinging ability. It can be placed on the inside or outside of the face shield.
Increase your comfort when riding early or late in the day. It also blocks 100% of the UV rays.
You will find a similar product on the web or at motorcycle dealerships, but that item costs $15+
Here is your opportunity to acquire a valuable personal safety item for the low price of only $5.
Available exclusively from David Cushing, who has used them for over 25 years.
As recommended in Motorcycle Consumer News for Motorcycle’s
CTEK Chargers can be used on your lawnmower, Jet Ski, Classic automobile, snowmobile.
Note: Our Chairman, Bob, uses this charger when he puts his bike up for the summer.
The CTEK US 800 Regularly retails for $49.95 Special at $38.00
For more information see Flight “B” leader Dave Cushing / Classic Airheads
78 County Road 519
NO WET WATERLESS
Will DETAIL 100 % of any motorcycle / vehicle without water and the messy cleanup
NO HOSES!!! NO SOAP!!! NO MESSY CLEAN UP!!! NO SCRATCHES ON FINISH!!!
ASK FOR A DEMONSTRATION AT ANY POLAR BEAR MEET.
ALSO AVAILABLE: "Swiverler" (no more twisted flags) flag staffs and flags.
KEN ANDREJEWSKI, email@example.com 732-491-3231
MLDS INC. Motorcycle Accessory Store
GERBING Electrically Heated Clothing Accessories for Goldwing –
Metric Cruiser & Harley Davidson Flag Poles and Flags
Visit our well stocked store for your Motorcycle Accessories
THEY CAN BE SEEN AT MANY OF OUR STOPS