Robson Riders Motorcycle Club: Zoom-Zoom!

Stan Brein

When Mazda used this term in its advertising campaign, they certainly had a different end in mind. Over the last year a different Zoom has become a way of life. And the Motorcycle Club has made full use of it to keep in touch.

Sometimes it seems as if we are living in Biblical times, with all the plague-like events we have endured recently—COVID-19, Paradise Liquor closing, cold, snow, ice, water (broken pipes), and hail. We hope you and your family have gotten through all of this in good shape to this point. It is reassuring to see how Robsonites have stood up and helped their neighbors, both in the community and throughout the region.

Through this all, the club continues to thrive, gaining 10 new members. We have 41 families and 78 members. We welcome you all and look forward to adventures on the road! (Can’t wait to see that Polaris Slingshot! Can I get a ride?). There have not been any planned rides for January and February. While some members have ridden individually as the weather has allowed, the Club Board wanted to wait for more stability both in the weather and the pandemic status before planning a large-scale outing. But wow, do we have some great rides planned.

After a board planning meeting, the club had a virtual quarterly member meeting on Feb. 25. President Mike Conley again put together an entertaining and detailed PowerPoint presentation about where we are and what is coming up. The highlights are the three multi-day rides to Galveston (May, 5 days, Reggie Rother lead), Angel Fire (July, 7 days, Mike Conley lead), and Branson (September, 6 days, Steve Haugen lead). An excursion to the Granbury Opera House is also in the works for the fall. We are also eager (as are all Robson Clubs) to restart the July 4th Parade and Celebration, and Party. In addition, we are planning to re-start the lunch (second Tuesday) and dinner (fourth Thursday) rides and day rides. Club members are encouraged to design a ride to their favorite locations or restaurants, and we will help in planning the specifics. Some interesting destinations were discussed among the attendees. Scott Baker and Mike Conley are scheduling another Communications Workshop in early spring to introduce and re-familiarize members to the Sena Systems that many members use.

A great big thank you to all of our board members who keep the rides coming and the events planned. And we want to give a special shout out to Mike Conley for all he does to keep it interesting, for encouraging all members to plan and participate in our great events, and for his organizational and technological magic to keep us all informed about club activities and entertained. See you on the road!

Beware of cagers and keep the rubber side down.