Tuesday was the chapters Garage Party! What is that you might ask? It is an evening at our sponsoring dealership where we learn tips on appropriate clothing for rides, bike customization options, basic maintenance checks, and even how to lift a bike if you drop it. The party is geared towards the ladies but I find it quite informative myself and have gained some good knowledge on both occasions. Margaret and I are very grateful to Fort Worth Harley to encourage our chapter to have these parties and to our chapter for setting them up.
The evening started with signing in and getting our raffle tickets. YUP! Prizes are given throughout the evening too!
There was also food. Kim called it finger food but it was more like a meal! Good stuff and considering both margaret and I had just come from work and didnt have the chance to eat dinner it came at the right time.
Christina greeted us with her good humor and smile. She is always very welcoming and genuine.
While munching and talking we had a chance to browse the bikes. They had one of the anniversery addition Fat Boy Lows and also the new Breakout.
We broke into groups that would rotate between the service area, sales, apparel, and parts. In each department someone would give us valuable tips related to the area they service. We started in the service area. The tech gave everyone pointers on clutch, oil checks, tire pressure, tire tread, tranny & primary oil, and drive belt. Basically he told us what to look for as far as wear and adjustments were concerned.
Our next stop was sales where we got some info on the different families of bikes.
We then moved on to apparel and finally parts. There was also a table with brochures on various topics including how to pack for a road trip, staying in shape on the road, weightwatchers- eating healthy on the road, and helmet hair tips.
The evening ended with a lesson on how to lift a bike when you drop it. Margaret tried it this time and was able to lift a road king. It was quite impressive considering her small size.
I need to put together slide shows for all the pictures I took. Ill work on that for the next post. But for now here are pictures of some of the people we have the privilage of knowing and spending time with.