[WetLeather]
1999 Calendar of Events

Last updated Mon Nov 8 20:55:06 1999
Send updates and/or corrections to:
marcl@micapeak.com
1998 — 1999 — 2000


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January 1-3
Annual International Motorcycle Show at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle.


February 6
An Aloha party for Terry Powell at the Kelley's. WetLeather pays personal tribute to the two-time gather BOSS and all around great guy before he heads off to the dreaded isles. Beer, munchies and limited crash space provided. Feel free to bring your favorite intoxicant.

February 27
Housewarming/Garage Signing Party (no work involved) at Rachel Herold's -- 14909 123rd Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034 (425) 402-1019. Dogs are welcome but there is no enclosed yard. Children are welcome but the house is not childproof - so watch them : ) Lots of garage space for parking and off street parking when that fills up. Plenty of crash space on the floor (I have no real furniture yet). Beer and sodas provided, haven't decided what to make in the way of food yet, so if you want something particular, bring it.

February 27
Shakin' the Winter Blues Party, Sky Valley Chapter, ABATE of WA. Dinner 5 - 10pm, Music 8:30 - 12:30. Join us at the Monroe Eagles to shake off those winter blues and get ready for Swap Meet. Contact Cowhide & Chrome for more info. 360-794-6088. http://www.premier1.net/~beno3/pinkgirl/99wntrblu.htm

February 28
9am to 4pm. Spring Swap Meet and Bike Show, ABATE of WA. Evergreen Fairgrounds, Monroe. Annual Spring Swap Meet in the Arena. People's choice bike show w/ trophies. For vendor info, call 360-568-2868 or email buxhog@premier1.net. **web flyer under construction**


March 6-7
The reprise of Havoc's Motorcycle Video Marathon, Feed and Soak for Satyrday March 6th, with overflow to Sunday March 7th, Daytona 200 weekend! RSVP requested so I can calculate the beer requirements! Crash space available, reserve early! Bring: Food to share - (BBQ will be available), Beverage of choice, Moto or otherwise videos, and a towel for hot tubbing! Party starts when the first person arrives, ends when the last leaves! Email havoc23 for directions!

March 28
FIM World Superbike Series Round 1, Kyalami, South Africa

March 28-29
World Championship Trials Series, Silleda, Spain, Rounds 1,2


April 3
Easter Bunny BBQ, Saturday April 3rd. Potluck BBQ at the corner of Thompson and Neal Cr off Hwy 35 just south of Hood River, OR. Contact Vernon Wade for more info.

April 3-4
WMRRA Season opener, Seattle Int'l Raceway - see www.wmrra.com for details! YSR racing at lunchtime on Sunday, come out and cheer/help out! See www.ironhorse.com/~cac/ysr.html for more info. Posted by h23 .

April 18-19
World Championship Trials Series, Hawkstone Park, England, Rounds 3,4

April 18
FIM World Championship Road Racing Series, Round 1, Sepang, Malaysia

April 18
FIM World Superbike Series Round 2, Phillip Island, Australia

April 24
The seventh annual Louisiana FoodFest and Fish Fry. Fried fish and hushpuppies, mudbugs, great grilled Gulf oysters. RSVPs required only for sleepovers, the futons sell out fast. Contact Fryar Martin for more information.

April 25
FIM World Championship Road Racing Series, Round 2, Motegi, Japan

April 25
Classic and Vintage Motorcycle swap meet, show and shine (14th Annual) Sunday, April 25th 1999, Tsawwassen BC., Canada more info: Todd Copan 604 299 0020 or Al Maas, British Isles Motorcycles, Duncan, BC britmc@seaside.net

April 25-26
World Championship Trials Series, San Marino, San Marino, Rounds 5,6


May 2
FIM World Superbike Series Round 3, Donington, England

May 9
FIM World Championship Road Racing Series, Round 3, Jerez, Spain

May 14-15
Doe Bay Mini-Gather. Held at the former hippie communie, Doe Bay Village Resort, on Orcas Island. A short ferry ride out of Anachortes, a nice ride around Orcas, through East Sound, the town of Olga, to the end of the road, and Doe Bay. Hot tubs, sauna, kayaking, camping, Yurts (wotsa yurt?), the treehouse, and the beach. There are differing types of accomidations. The cafe should be open, though the kitchen is always open. Call soon for accomidations as they go fast. For more information, check out the web site: http://www.orcasisle.com/doebay/ or contact Jim Horton or Jenner.

May 16
3rd Annual Old Snohomish Antique & Classic Motorcycle Show, presented by Sky Valley Chapter, ABATE of WA. 9am - 4pm. On First Street in downtown Snohomish. People's choice bike show, trophies, vendors, etc. For more info, 360-568-2868 or check the website: http://www.premier1.net/~beno3/pinkgirl/99snobike.htm

May 16
FIM World Superbike Series Round 4, Albacete, Spain

May 23
FIM World Championship Road Racing Series, Round 4, Paul Ricard, France

May 23-24
World Championship Trials Series, Nepomuk, Czech Republic, Rounds 7,8

May 26
Sport Bike Nite: Bellevue Suzuki/Ducati event at the 8th St. Bar and Grill, NE 8th and 108th in Bellevue, WA. For info, call Howard or Mark at (425) 747-7360

May 29
Chez Havoc Open House - If you're not doing anything amazing Memorial Day weekend, come down to lovely Tacoma this Satyrday and hoist a brew, BBQ some hapless animal and soak in the hot tub...all the usual applies, bring food to share and beverage of choice, or just show up bringing nothing but good will! No dogs, (sorry), children ok if they are trained to be off the leash. (Special consideration given to Pokemon trainers...) Directions by request - carcosa@eskimo.com - Party starts when someone shows up, ends when the last leaves. Crash space plentiful, bring a bedroll if staying overnite.

May 30
FIM World Superbike Series Round 5, Monza, Italy

May 30-31
World Championship Trials Series, Kiefersfelden, Germany, Rounds 9,10


June 5
Chase The Snake (aka "CTS") — Ride the backroads of the Palouse and check out the crossings of the Lower Snake River. If you choose to ride over each bridge and dam between Clarkston the Tri-Cities it's a 400+ mile day. -or- you can just ride the in the Idaho Panhandle. BBQ Saturday Evening at a location to be determined at 6PM. Co-Hosts: Randall (Blackbear) Mietzner & John Thompson. See the Web page at: http://www.micapeak.com/WetLeather/pages/events/cts.html

June 6
FIM World Championship Road Racing Series, Round 5, Mugello, Italy

June 13
FIM World Superbike Series Round 6, Nurburgring, Germany

June 19
The Sixth Annual Summer Sacrifice and Goat Roast. Be there, or be in Seattle racing (sorry. There are NO good weekends.)

June 19-21
AMA Superbike races at Louden, New Hampshire

June 20
FIM World Championship Road Racing Series, Round 6, Catalunya, Spain

June 20-21
World Championship Trials Series, Chaumont, Belgium, Rounds 11,12

June 26
FIM World Championship Road Racing Series, Round 7, Assen, Holland

June 27
The Reno 200. The planned route is about 400 miles total. Day 1 will be a trip around Lake Tahoe on logging roads. Day 2 a romp on dirt roads through the Nevada desert. Some of these roads and trails may be closed in the near future if the Environmentalists get their way, so this may be your last chance. See http://www.RL.Lemke.com/ for details.

June 27
FIM World Superbike Series Round 7, San Marino

June 27-28
World Championship Trials Series, Virieu-le-Grand, France, Rounds 13,14

June 30
John Jenning's WetLeather Track Day at S.I.R. Details forthcoming...

June 30
Sport Bike Nite: Bellevue Suzuki/Ducati event at the 8th St. Bar and Grill, NE 8th and 108th in Bellevue, WA. For info, call Howard or Mark at (425) 747-7360


July 4
FIM World Championship Road Racing Series, Round 8, Donington, England

July 4-5
World Championship Trials Series, Sant Julia, Andorra, Rounds 15,16

July 11
FIM World Superbike Series Round 8, Monterey, California, USA

July 13-16
27th BMW MOA International Rally, Rhinebeck, NY, USA. Dutchess County Fairgrounds. Information.

July 18
FIM World Championship Road Racing Series, Round 9, Sachsenning, Germany

July 28
Sport Bike Nite: Bellevue Suzuki/Ducati event at the 8th St. Bar and Grill, NE 8th and 108th in Bellevue, WA. For info, call Howard or Mark at (425) 747-7360


August 1
FIM World Superbike Series Round 9, Brands Hatch, England

August 6-8
The '99 Great Pacific Northwest Dryside Gather at Trinity Lake, CA. This is the major campout where WetLeather folk get together and party every Summer. See the GPNDG page here at MicaPeak for details.


TBA
FIM World Championship Road Racing Series, Round 10, TBA


August 8-9
World Championship Trials Series, Helsinki, Finland, Rounds 17,18

August 15-16
World Championship Trials Series, Hvervenbukta-Oslo, Norway, Rounds 19,20

August 18
John Jenning's WetLeather Track Day at S.I.R. Details forthcoming...

August 20-21
South Hants Triumph Owners Motorcycle Club Grand Anniversary Rally. Live bands, runs out, silly games etc. At Marwell Activity Centre near Winchester, Hants, England. This is the branch's 21st anniversary year & the club's 50th so come along & help us celibrate.

August 21
Burning Corn Late Summer BBQ at Rob 'UnixGuy' Scott's woodsy home near Langley on Whidbey Island. Details forthcoming. Somebody want to organize a ride to precede this?

August 22
FIM World Championship Road Racing Series, Round 11, Brno, Czech Republic

August 22
the 3rd Annual Blackberry Festival Motorcycle Show. Classes for all motorcycles. Please visit our web page at http://members.rosenet.net/blackberry/ Or call [541]459 2189 goldstar@rosenet.net Thanks, Bob Bickers, event chairman.

August 25
Sport Bike Nite: Bellevue Suzuki/Ducati event at the 8th St. Bar and Grill, NE 8th and 108th in Bellevue, WA. For info, call Howard or Mark at (425) 747-7360

August 29
FIM World Superbike Series Round 10, A-1 Ring, Austria


September 2,3
C.L.A.S.S. at Seattle International Raceway, Kent, WA. See their Web page for more information.

September 3-6
ABATE of Minnesota, Inc. State Rally: Labor day weekend, Regal, MN. Open to the public, All motorcyclists welcome, Three nights of live music, Games, Vendors, Bike Runs, Bike Show, Tattoo Contest, Camping, and Motorcycle Raffle. . Bands: FridayŚ

September 5
FIM World Superbike Series Round 11, Assen, Holland

September 6
C.L.A.S.S. at Portland International Raceway, Portland, OR. See their Web page for more information.

September 9
FIM World Championship Road Racing Series, Round 12, San Marino

September 10-12
ACE DAY 1999 - Continental Run - Ace Cafe Reunion Camping Weekend - Cafe Racers, Streetfighters, Custom bikes - All Riders Welcome! Starting with the Continental Run from Cafe Hubraum, Solingen, Germany, to Shoreham Airfield and Madeira Drive in Brighton, UK. Live music (Meteors, The Damned, and more great bands), special attractions and guests, RAF Flypast, big camping site with toilets and showers. Complete info available at: http://www.ace-cafe-london.com

September 19
FIM World Championship Road Racing Series, Round 13, Valencia, Spain

September 26
FIM World Superbike Series Round 12, TBA

September 26
Oyster Run. This annual event will start from Marysville, Washington at 11:00 and progress north to Clear Lake. From there the party goes west to Anacortes for an afternoon of cycle influenced fun. Events in Anacortes include: all of downtown blocked off for motorcycle only access, cycle drill teams, food booths and merchandise booths. 1997 attendance was 5,000-7,000 cycles. This is mainly a Harley event, but all makes/models are welcome.

September 29
Sport Bike Nite: Bellevue Suzuki/Ducati event at the 8th St. Bar and Grill, NE 8th and 108th in Bellevue, WA. For info, call Howard or Mark at (425) 747-7360


October 2
The 2nd non-annual Swill Party at SunFire, SSMark's and Ln's San Diego home. Email ecarrico@home.com for more info.

October 3
FIM World Championship Road Racing Series, Round 14, Phillip Island, Australia

October 10
FIM World Championship Road Racing Series, Round 15, Welkom, South Africa

October 10
FIM World Superbike Series Round 13, Sugo, Japan

October 23
Wetleather's Seventh Annual cookoff. This year's categories are seafood, anchovies, and Scandinavian, plus Real Food, desserts with and desserts without chocolate, and Best Costume. De Judge's decisions are final and absolute, and remember that bribery is an obligation, not a privilege.

October 24
FIM World Championship Road Racing Series, Round 16, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

October 31
FIM World Championship Road Racing Series, Round 17, Buenos Aires, Argentina


November 13-14
Moto-Video Marathon Feed and Soak at Chez Havoc! Bring moto or otherwise videos, especially this year's Speedvision GP and World Superbike events as we are very deficient in this dept! Also, bring potluck food to share, beverage of choice, and a towel for the hot tub! Pokemon trainers bring your GB and we will battle! As ever, party starts whenever the first shows up, ends when the last leaves. Hardy souls that stay over get treated to Havoc's Sunday Brunch! Plentiful crash space. Sorry, no dogs or children, exceptions on individual basis, mail me. (carcosa@eskimo.com) Also, no indoor tobacco smoking, don't let the cats go outside, and don't feed the dog! (Beau has a "special talent" and will turn all non-dogfood food immediatly to industrial-strength methane, ugh)

Directions:
I-5 to Rt.16West (Tacoma)
Center St./Fircrest Exit
R on Center St (at the Texaco)
L on Orchard St.
R on Emerson St.
2nd L onto Shoshone St.
---> #4030 Shoshone: 5th on R, covered Greyhound bus in driveway

Call (253) 566-0468 for info. RSVP's welcome so I can calculate beer requirements


December 3-5
Annual International Motorcycle (aka Cycle World) Show at the new stadium (near the old Kingdome) which was partially paid for by the tax dollars of Washingtonians from the Dry Side who don't even get to use the damn thing and no we aren't bitter why do you ask?

December 4
Pasta Veloce, a WetLeather dinner at the Jenning's, following the Cycle World show. Fine Dining begins at 6:00 PM. The **only** way to get a reservation is to send the following items to Your Finance Minister.
  1. A note stating the names of the parties who will be attending the dinner.
  2. A check made out to Shannon Kelley, for $12 for each adult whose name appears in that note.
If one wishes to include any minors on the note (see item #1), please contact Ln by email at
meercad@home.com to ascertain the fee. And where would one send this payment, one asks? Why to:

      Your Finance Minister
      Shannon Kelley
      20000 NE Jaquith Road
      Newberg, OR 97132-6694 USA

You will receive in return a confirmation email that will serve as your reservation for the Pasta Veloce Event. ** RESERVATIONS CLOSE ** NOVEMBER 22, 1999 ** The Finance Minister MUST receive your check by this date. TLotE is *certain* that no one known to herself or to HerDate would be churlish enough to crash this event due to being too indolent to send off the proper items to the FM. Driving directions will be included in your reservation packet

December 11
Jack and KayDee's Winter Solstice party. Details available from Jack, via tavares@aa.net.


Abbreviations:
AMA = American Motorcyclist Association
GWRRA = Goldwing Road Riders Association
GWTA = Grossly Wide w/Trailers Attached (it's a joke, okay?)
MSF = Motorcycle Safety Foundation
OMRRA = Oregon Motorcycle Road Racing Association
P.I.R. = Portland International Raceway
S.I.R. = Seattle International Raceway
S.R.P. = Spokane Raceway Park
WMRRA = Washington Motorcycle Road Racing Association
WMSP = Washington State Motorcycle Safety Program

Updates/corrections to H. Marc Lewis:
marcl@micapeak.com