Monday, August 13, 2012

The Flying Dutchmen

The Flying Dutchmen Motorcycle Club in New Ulm, Minnesota was established in 1947.  Their headquarters is about 6 miles outside of town, about a 1/4 mile down a gravel road in the lovely farm country of southern Minnesota.

A long time member, Howie Steuber, has ridden in every Butt Lite except this one.  So, he and the members of FDMC have been kind enough to host the checkpoint of Butt Lite 6IX.

This location is the perfect place for a checkpoint.  At least the perfect place for a TeamStrange event. 

An old, converted barn with a bar downstairs and a large party area upstairs.  By 4:00am CDT this morning we have riders lining the bar but they aren't interested in drinking.  They are busy completing their paperwork. 

Others are sound asleep up in the loft of barn.  Occasionally, one or two will wander down the stairs with that dazed look of people who have ridden many miles over the last few days and aren't quite sure how they wound up in a historic barn in the middle of corn fields in rural Minnesota.

Scoring has been started.  The next few hours should be very interesting.  We'll let you know how it turns out.

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