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New Year's Ride at Red Hills

We got together for a bracing ride on New Year's Day at Red Hills, near Chinese Camp, in Tuolumne County. Rudy Dezzani deep-fried a turkey.
All photos courtesy of Kathy Zumbrunn and Michael King.
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Bob Magee, Chuck Mount and Jerrie Thomas

Bob Magee, Chuck Mount and Jerrie Thomas


Elton Fanter, Daniel Lake, Steven Fanter, Bob Thomas, Bob Magee, 
             Chuck Mount, Jerrie Thomas

Elton Fanter, Daniel Lake, Steven Fanter, Bob Thomas, Bob Magee, Chuck Mount, Jerrie Thomas


Headin' out.

Headin' out.


Jean Tucker and Doug Decker

Jean Tucker and Doug Decker


Michael King and Bob Thomas

Michael King and Bob Thomas


Sandy Kirchner and Margie Pereira

Sandy Kirchner and Margie Pereira (Kathy Z's mom). All bundled up and keeping warm!


Donna Peterson

Donna Peterson


Jean Tucker

Jean Tucker


Rudy Dezzani with new turkey fryer.

Rudy Dezzani with new turkey fryer.


Chuck Mount and Sandy Kirchner digging in!

Chuck Mount and Sandy Kirchner digging in!


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New Year's Ride at Red Hills

by Kathy Zumbrunn

All I can say is, if the rest of the 2010 Mid Valley events have as a great turnout as the New Years Day ride, then we are in for a fantastic year! The day at Red Hills started off with some high clouds, no fog, about 53 degrees and only about two minutes of sprinkles. Very late in the day the sun even peeked out for a bit.

Our chef of the day and ride organizer, Rudy Dezzani, was on site early and hosted hot coffee, donuts and hot chocolate for all who came in. After warming up their insides and getting some sweets, those who wished to ride saddled up and headed out for a nice morning ride. People filtered in and took off in different groups and in different directions. Those of us who don't ride simply enjoyed each other's company around the warm campfire.

All told, we had 40 members and 8 guests attending.

Rudy wanted to do something special to start off our new year and decided to cook up a turkey in one of those huge turkey fryers. Since he is new at deep fried turkey cooking, and also had a brand new fryer, it took a little while to get everything working properly. This included Michael King driving to Jamestown to pick up some AA batteries for the electronic igniter. Who knew it took batteries? You would have thought they would be included!

After about an hour of cooking, the turkey was ready for serving. And was it wonderful! That 20-pound turkey disappeared, and I mean disappeared, in record time! The only thing left was a pile of bones and the gobble. I think Rudy is on to something here. The rest of the potluck dishes included chili beans, cornbread, stuffing, rolls, homemade tamales, rum cake, cookies, Dutch oven steak, spiral ham and a taco salad. All the food was scrumptious and was gobbled up (sorry!) in no time at all! After stuffing (sorry again!) ourselves, and a little more visiting, it was time to call it a day and head on home.

Thank you, Rudy, for all of your effort and planning toward making this a very successful ride and potluck. And thanks to everyone who came to participate and make this a very fun and enthusiastic gathering.

Watch your newsletter calendars as the 2010 Rides Committee sets up a schedule for 2010. We hope that more members come and join in these enjoyable events. You will not want to miss out!

See you next time! Happy trails and Happy New Year to everyone!

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