CMC Canadian Motorcyle Cruisers

here's the story. a friend mentioned the CMC and figured that i would like to join. turns out they are a newly formed all Canadian riding group. i checked them out and low and behold, they had two groups starting up near me. both were about two hours away, but hey...i would get to ride there.

so, i joined up with the fredericton group because heck, i enjoy a ride to our province capital when the weather gets toasty. i quickly find out that i'm the only one in the group! que the founder of CMC. he calls to find out whether i live in fredericton or saint john. turns out they are looking to open a chapter in saint john. well, a couple of emails later, i find myself the 1st officer of the saint john, new brunswick chapter of CMC. it took a few minutes for that one to sink in. joey kind of looked at me funny too.

see, i know i've said this before, i'm really not a social kind of animal. i usually keep to myself. i'm the quiet guy at the party...if i go to the party at all. it's not that i'm anti-social, i'm just used to spending time by myself...being an only child and all that.

now, here i am in charge of a chapter of a motorcycle riding/social club. LOL. i guess it's a "jump in with both feet" kind of thing. i'm very curious and excited to see how all this turns out. suddenly, i have a bunch of things that i need to get done like advertising, building a website (maybe), staying up to date on the forums and chapter news (not hard as i think the computer is glued to my hip anyway), and keeping an eye on my own forum...when i get members under me...hehe.

i've already been informed that it's all voluntary and i'm not being forced into anything. to me, that's great. this is a prime opportunity for me to push myself in an area that i have never excelled at. i really think this will be a good thing for me. oh...and it'll give me an excuse to ride more. yeah, like i need more excuses to ride. ;)


Biker Betty said...

Hi Giest, congratulations. I know you will do a great job getting your chapter together. Do they already have guidelines and rules set up. That makes the process a whole lot easier.

I used to be more of a quiet, keep to myself person. But now I'm more outgoing and the motorcycle has so much to do with it. I have found stepping out of the box very good for me. Just take it slow and you will do great.

Biker Betty said...

Thanks so much for my new topper photo. I finally got it up and it looks great!!

Oh, I'm now no longer just a member of the Mountain Shadow Riders. They just voted me their secretary, as the other one needed to step down due to personal stuff. I've filled in for her a few times in the past, so they asked me if I would be interested in replacing her. So with a gulp, I accepted. I know your position is a lot more work, lol.

Giest said...

you are most welcome, betty!

looks like we both have some new responsibilities. ;)

Biker Betty said...

Yea, but I know we can do it ;) It will help pass the winter learning the new responsibilities. If your group wants to build a website the Mountain Shadow Riders have a great website for ideas, if you want to check it out. It's It's always in my sidebar.

How's your winter work going on Selena? Is the new winter space working out?

Giest said...

the space is working out great, but i haven't been down to work on her in some time. joey has been really sick as of late and has been in the hospital for about a week now. that's also why i haven't been posting or reading anyone else's blogs. hopefully she will be coming home today, but we'll see how things go. she had a procedure yesterday and seems to be doing okay for now. i'll check out the website when i get home this evening.

Biker Betty said...

Yikes!! I'm so sorry to hear Joey hasn't been feeling well. I guess she's doing better since she's soon getting out of the hospital. Whatever it is, I sure hope she's completely on the mend.

Please tell her hi, that I'm sorry to hear she's under the weather and best wishes for a speedy recovery. I'll be praying for her.

You both take care,
Betty :)