JJ's Diner, 216 Roachville Rd., Sussex, NB. Despite the rain, drizzle and fog, 11 members and 2 guests attended. Nine of these rode bikes. Our Guest of the Month (GOM) at the meeting was Melanie Jandreau from Maine/Florida. Mel is a Motor Maid and that's obvious by the way she enjoys pie! She and Gail are close buddies and many of us have met Mel at conventions. She was one of the organizers at the fabulous Lewiston, Maine convention in 2009. So glad you could make it, and please come back often. Thanks, Chris, for the acronym. Welcome also to Mike Shaw, whose cameo appearance is always a treat.
After the meeting, 8 members rode through a covered bridge and to yet another. We met a group of young women, international students at a local university, and took turns taking pictures of the groups. We didn't pass up the opportunity to talk motorcycles and impress upon them the joys to be had.
Six Atlantic Canada Motor Maids rode the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, NS, September 8, as part of Gord's Ride 4 the Cure. Over 800 bikers participated in the ride in support of Breast Cancer research. More than $80,000 was raised, bringing the total through the years to over $500,000.
On the trip to Cape Breton Friday, ACMM Jo picked up a nail in her back tire. Veteran participant in the ride, ACMM Ann, spoke to the organizer. Saturday morning, two RCMP motorcycles and one cruiser appeared in the parking lot in front of Jo's bike. One of the officers plugged the tire and it functioned perfectly for the remainder of the trip. Continuing luck followed Jo and she won a helmet and insurance certificate at the awards ceremony. Lady luck was not with ACMM Shan, as she lost a highway peg and pony tail on the ride :(