It also says they're gonna try to open for lunch a 'earlier than usual,' but will have coffee available for early arrivals.
Is this luncheon gathering happening on Sunday, the 29th from Montgomery; or on Monday, 30 Dec (as traditionally occurs)?
Is there a targeted time or window? Note that JAORE incorrectly references the 29th [ Not a Saturday ].
We'd like to attend, but want to plan our departure and arrival on the "Actual Day!"
Thanx in advance for clarification, HSV-Phil + HSV-Karen
Please note my comments were for LAST year, 2018, NOT for 2019. Easy mistake, as a once a year event this ride gets little note here until the ride date approaches. The Montgomery references were because that HOG Chapter had a 2018 date that differed from the usual 30th. My comments were about the conflicting information between the Face Book page and the Montgomery HOG chapter. It is NOT a Montgomery, nor a HOG event. But it certainly is a fun event.
FWIW, We met some LDR types from AL, FL, MS at the R-R-Inn in Bay Minette on Sun night, with about a dozen folks eating dinner (then breakfast) at Street's family restaurant (good, inexpensive meals w/o any alcohol). Our ride from Rocket City was certainly damp, but nothing outrageous as suggested by local weather reports. Temps were 'comfortable' around 70F, and we tried to stick to the back roads while visiting counties we've yet to transit since moving to AL.
Sunday, was sunny, dry, and cooler as the Stage Coach Cafe's parking lot filled rapidly. We spoke to a few like-minded riders, and admired the wide variety of people and iron horses... We helped two 'senior citizens' from VA to safely mount their Old 1200cc Goldwing (balance and flexibility are good things to maintain). Perhaps you know them as they've previously ridden in the IBR; he said he had just finished putting his GW back on the road... Their bodies were no longer as young as their souls (if ya get my drift).
We observed maybe 225 bikes in the cafe's lot and across the street when we chose to head north ~1200. Glad were checked out this annual Gathering of the Clans.
Ciao! HSV-Phil & HSV-Karen
Dedicated LDR Senior Citizens!
Cafe parking lot filling up; they even had about a 12 piece band ready to perform...
Here's K near the street & overflow parking taking over the gas station.
An eclectic VW-trike belonging to a 36-yr Army retiree; he was leading a ride to a funeral in the PM.
Rectangular 'brace' on the fork is a chunk from a Claymore mine, says 'Front Toward Enemy."