Steve Culp SCULPtor

Red River BMW Riders club member Steve Culp is known for his wizardry with all things mechanical. He is an award-winning motorcycle, car and airplane builder with a number of championship trophies under his belt. Culp is still involved in his airplane and motorcycle pursuits (Two antique Beemers sit in his shop, one awaiting finishing touches, the other - a bout of inspiration.)
But recently, other creatures started moving into his workshop...strange metal beings who introduce themselves, go get a cup of coffee and take up residence. They come on strange feet that look ever so similar to things like connecting rods and ball bearings and antique motorcycle parts. Some come in flying, riding other creatures or astride a large wheel.  All have names, stories and very distinct ---and somewhat unusual---personalities.


Steve's creatures from a Mechanical Planet have spurred so much interest that Steve has been signed to show and sell them at the Gallery Fine Art, a Brunner Gallery affiliate. Steve's first art show will run from January 26 through March 30, with the reception January 26 from 5:30-8:30pm. The gallery is located at 2151 Airline Drive (next to 2Johns), Suite 200.

Dogfella will be there, as will Tallyho and Cybot, 76 Trombones, Undue Risk and all the others. There will be food, fun and lots of heavy metal (with attitude). We hope that you are able to attend as well.

Hill Country Hoe-Down

Once again this spring, the RRBMWR Club will be returning to the reallyreally big and seriously purty state of Texas for the annual Hill Country Hoe-Down. While guessing when the wildflowers will be blooming is best left to the $1.99-a-minute Psychic Friends Network, it is fair to think that there should be some color in April. (Unless the drought hangs in and the only color is still brown).

However, rampant optimism abounds within the Red River BMW Riders that spring showers will produce April flowers, so the Hill Country weekend has been set for Thursday-Sunday April 19-22 in Ingram, Texas, about 7 miles west of Kerrville. Ingram, as you likely know, is home to renowned saddlemaker Don Adkinson. For some reason, when you google Adkinson, these images come up instead of a saddle. Don must be a diverse and happening guy.

Don Adkinson Google #1

Don Adkinson Google #2

Anyhoos, git yer reservations now at the Waltonia Lodge along the Guadalupe River in beautiful Adkinsonville, er, Ingram. When you call make sure to tell the proprietor that you are with the BMW group out of Shreveport so that he can give you his "Shreveport Cousin" deal. (We don't think he really has a Shreveport cousin or if he did, that he liked him all that much.)

If you chose to go the low tech way, the phone number there is: 1-800-EAT-DUNG. Nah, we're just kidding, it's 830-367-5613. The Hill Country trip is always a LOT of fun, rain or shine. It's a great time to talk bikes, ride bikes, and just generally chill in an area that is slap full of fabulous riding, beautiful scenery and stick-to-your-ribs vittles. The new location of Ingram is closer to the fun of the Three Sisters while still within throw-a-rock distance to Kerrville and surrounding amenities. Make your reservations now and we'll see you in the Hill Country!

Waiting For Riding Weather

Dan, David and Bruce take a load off in a Kawasaki Teriyaki while waiting for better motorcycling riding weather. Note the $499 human arm option on the driver's side. SMS will throw that in free throughout the month of January if you pay with newly printed $100 bills and don't haggle about the $35,000 price.