February 25th, 2014
When the newest addition to Bob’s team, Mark Singer was asked “How many motorcycles do you have?” He responded, “Thirty One.”
To which he received a reply of, “Thirty One?!” And he confirmed, “Yes thirty one.”
Mark came on board as the new Finance and Insurance Manager back in December and smoothly transitioned into the Bob’s family. With 31 bikes, you can imagine all of the interesting stories he has to share with co-workers and customers!
Many of the bikes in his collection he has just stumbled upon; your definition barn find. To be told, “If you can get it out of here today, you can have it,” is music to any do-it-yourselfer’s ears!
In his collection are Hondas, Yamahas, Kawasakis, Suzukis, Harley Davidsons, a Jawa, and a Velorex Sidecar but no BMW!
Mark explained, “I simply have never come across a BMW. By no means am I not interested. I would love to get my hands on a late 70’s, early 80’s airhead. Perhaps a R100RS.” He adds, “If anyone would like to donate a BMW to my collection, I would gladly take it, love it, and care for it forever and ever (LOL)!”
At which point I laughed and said, “Im not sure how many are going to bite on donating a bike to you but I do know there is a 1979 gold metallic R100RS listed in Bob’s project bike inventory. ” Ten minutes later he was emailing Bob for more information!
With 31 motorcycles (and possibly 32 on the way), one might wonder how he chooses which to ride one day to the next? Mark said, “The simple answer is whichever is closest to the garage door! (LOL) But in all seriousness I keep them all in rotation to be sure no season goes by that I don’t enjoy each and everyone.”
He is currently turning wrenches on a 1982 Honda CBX, a 1974 Velorex sidecar, and a 1953 Harley Davidson Head Bobber. Next time you stop by the shop, be sure to say hello and see how his project bikes are coming along!
Welcome to the team Mark. It’s great to have you here!
January 22nd, 2014
After 30 plus years of participating as a vendor at the MOA International Rally,Bob’s BMW knows it is necessary to annually change up your display to keep it new and fresh so the rally continues to be fun and exciting for all those attending! So for Bob’s 2014 MOA rally display we’ve decided we want to include as many of our customers and their bikes as we can! If you are planning to attend this year’s rally July 24-27, “Rolling By The River” in St. Paul, Minnesota, and your bike was modified, customized, refurbished, or restored (partly or completely) at Bob’s or it was ‘thanks’ to Bob’s great inventory of parts and accessories that your bike is what it is today please contact us as soon as possible to join in on the fun we are planning.
The plan is to rotate the display of bikes at Bob’s booth multiple times each day so that we are not holding any one bike hostage too long—we want you to enjoy the rally to its fullest and we know that includes having your bike available to go out and enjoy some great riding! If you would like to feel like a celebrity at the rally, simply provide firstname.lastname@example.org with 2 good pictures of your bike (right and left), details of the work Bob’s has helped you with, your contact information including full name, phone number, email, and address, along with a short blurb on why your bike should be showcased in our display at this year’s MOA rally!
January 21st, 2014
It’s not too late to join the FUN!
Round 1 of Bob’s High Mileage Polar Bear Challenge is complete are the results are in! The winner for highest miles among female riders (and among male riders!) is our good friend, long time customer, and Bob’s ambassador Lisa Hecker, riding a 2008 R1200GS, and clocking in with a whopping 2,776 miles! The male winner is our new friend and customer riding all the way down from Brooklyn, New York to join the challenge, Neftali Colon! Neftali clocked in with 1,665 miles, riding a 2007 Yamaha!
Round 1 winners received brand new winter riding gear donated by our gracious sponsors, Rev’it and Gerbing heated gear. Lisa is deciding between either the Rev’it Kelvin or Element glove and Neftali is deciding between either the Gerbing T5 or G3 heated gloves.
Round 2 is now open for registration and we encourage you to join in the fun, you too could be a winner! To date we have 24 riders on all brands—Harley’s Suzuki, Honda, Yamaha, and Kawasaki—not just BMW’s signed up! So please, help us spread the word that you do not have to ride a BMW to participate! Not to mention folks are traveling from surrounding states–New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Virginia–to register in the challenge!
Each month, now through March the two riders (1 male, 1 female) with the highest miles will WIN winter riding gear provided by Rev’it USA and Gerbing Heated Gear. In addition to monthly winners, two riders will be grand prize winners for riding the most cumulative miles (December through March).
There are still monthly prizes to be won and all it takes is one good month of riding to get yourself into the running for the cumulative mile grand prize! For more information on how to register and a full list of registration and check-in dates, read more…
Note to those of your currently registered, Round 2 check in is coming up January 31-February 1. I know it’s cold out there (really cold!) but you’ve got to ride to win!
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