I am 66 years old, single, and from Grand Rapids, Michigan. I was a member of the Las Vegas BMW Road Runners club, back in 1983.
I am retired almost 4 years now, from CSX Transportation, and the prior Chessie System. I was a journeyman Carman
We can retire after 30 years of service, at age 60. I had to work to 62, to get my 30 years in.
I have had various motorcycles over the years, and still have the 1980 BMW R100RT I bought new, in 1981.
I have about 250,000 miles on two wheels, and got my BMW 100,000 mile award and certificate, a few years ago.
My BMW got parked/stored back around 2002, because of some unforeseen circumstances (life tends to interfere with play time)
I have a 2001 Aprilia SR50 Ditech (50cc moped) I bought with 300 miles on it. I ride it when the temperature gets over 80F, back home,
and have about 8,000 miles on it now.
My brother, Mark Zalaoras, has been here since 1977, after he graduated with a JD, from Notre Dame Law School.
He is semi-retired, but still has a private practice.
He clerked here for Judge Legakes, and after passing the Bar, was hired by the City of Las Vegas.
He later worked for North Las Vegas, and ended up as acting city attorney, and also head of human resources (both at the same time!), for a while, when they went through staff changes. The new city attorney they hired didn't want to keep Mark, so he left, and went into private practice, until hired by Henderson.
He ended up retiring from Henderson.
While at North Las Vegas, he took Blanton v City of North Las all the way to the US Supreme Court, and won.
He knows quite a few local attorneys, so if any of you need some legal help, or someone he can recommend, just give him a call:
Mark Zalaoras phone #702-382-5050
If you use him, he MIGHT pay me a 10% bird dog fee, from his share of your $10,000,000 settlement he wins for you ;)
Just as a FYI, I know this is mostly an older group, but please, for the sake of your survivors, have a will made out!
Preferably by an Elder Law and Estate attorney (my brother is NOT one)
All of you Ducatistas will be pleased to know that Ducati has finally opened here, as of this past Wednesday. Ducati Las Vegas is just off the 215 at 6550 S. Buffalo.
A few changes have happened at Eurocycle (formerly Freedom Cycle) Triumph, Moto Guzzi, Aprillia. New management and new owners. Tiffany Bauer is still in parts, and Craig Knapp is still heading up the sales team, the rest of the crew is new. The atmosphere is a little more corporate and less of that "old school" comfort that Mark Yuill created there. Mark has gone back home to Reno and will be missed by those of us who know him.
Here's the 2017 Membership Application. There's also a link in the menu bar under Members.
Gordon Gerbing designed and manufactured the first heated jacket liners for motorcyclists, he not only founded Gerbing's Heated Clothing, he founded an entire industry. We now have a brand new company, with the people who have the most experience keeping motorcyclists warm.
Minimizing time that your wheels aren’t turning is the key to maximizing the miles you can cover each day while riding a motorcycle. Although most long distance riders don’t yet use one, a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is one of the accessories that can increase the time spent riding while simultaneously increasing rider safety. (See attached article)
Buy 3 and get the 4th free. Just present your valid BMW Owners of America or BMW Riders Association membership card when buying at least three liters and one Original BMW Oil Filter.* (The dealer will make a copy of your membership card so they can get reimbursed)
* Valid April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017. BMW Motorcycle Owners of America and BMW Riders Association members may present their valid membership card at any participating BMW Motorrad dealer and receive a liter of ADVANTEC Ultimate or Pro at no additional cost with the purchase of at least three liters and one Original BMW Oil Filter with a BMW 600 mile break-in service or scheduled maintenance in the workshop or over the parts counter. Limit one liter of ADVANTEC at no cost per individual visit and per repair order or parts invoice.