January 11, 2018 at 4:06 pm #59728
I received my Sep/Oct 2017 issue 3 months ago and was wondering when the Nov/Dec 2017 issue will be ready?January 11, 2018 at 4:06 pm #64578
Any day now. We received our backup supply at Black Eagle this week so as they say, it’s in the mail.January 11, 2018 at 4:06 pm #64579
I got mine. Looks greatJanuary 11, 2018 at 4:06 pm #64581
Received yesterday.January 11, 2018 at 4:06 pm #64582
Mine came yesterday as well so it’s en route…
JerryJanuary 11, 2018 at 4:06 pm #64585
Is it not odd to get the November/December issue of a magazine in the middle of January? It is also unfair to people who put in lots of work planning, organizing, and holding events than seeing it advertised in the magazine after the event is over!January 11, 2018 at 4:06 pm #64586
David: Thank you for post. On behalf of the On The Level team, we appreciate your understanding and patience. We had some production issues that were out of our hands which delayed its publication. These issues have been corrected.
Ethan Powsner, Assistant Editor, On The Level MagazineJanuary 11, 2018 at 4:06 pm #64598
I received my March/April last week and while reading it came to the OTL Mail section started reading the letters on the first one that seems familiar got to the signature line and holy cap batsman I wrote that .
well important things first I just completed my membership renewal so set for another year of the club!
Running the OTL magazine you have my sympathies , publishing a written magazine when most young people don’t read is tough reading tweets, Facebook posts , the first paragraph or headline on an online post does not count in my opinion. It is however a way to get a prodigious amount of ads in front of a lot of people as a result people try to block the ads consider them the worlds greatest annoyance but they must work because we keep seeing them. Print ads to me more of a service or reference that I can use when I need some product example my Airhead speedometer craps out oh yeah I saw a ad for Palo Alto Speedometer Repair in the March OTL this could be days, months, years later.
Finally trying to recruit, retain,and encourage more female members seems like a very good idea I think for years female riders have been a forgotten resource, we must remember it is the mother that usually says no when the young one wants to get the first motorcycle.January 11, 2018 at 4:06 pm #64606
Those pesky mothers. You are correct David. My wife said absolutely NOT when I suggested our 4 y/o son could handle a Suzuki RM 50. The way around for me was to have Santa bring the bike. By the end of Christmas day, he was wheeling up the road and riding across the creek. He is still going. He had very good instruction from his baby sitter, Pat Jacques. Her Dad owned the Suzuki dealership. She raced motocross and turned pro at 14. She now runs a motorcycle training facility in CO for women.January 11, 2018 at 4:06 pm #64609
Considering the small size of our club, we carry more clout than one would expect. The magazine is the perfect example. It is unbelieveable that we are only on our 3rd (or mayne 4th) Editor in the history of the club. We are seeing a large number of articles about women riders by women writers, (right now) but that’s OK. Our new Editor is a women and all new Editors tend to write about what they know and where their passions lie – be that road racing or off road rides. As time goes by, people will step forward to offer input on different topics (already happening). Ms. Schluter is doing a fine job as she sorts her way thru to find her nitch and put her stamp on OLT.
I particularly enjoyed the “RA History” look back at Robert Hellman in the latest issue. Hard to beleive he has been gone 10 years. An unbelievable gift to the BMW RA. His lasting imprint on the club should be to remember to not take ourselves too seriously as we go thru life and remember to enjoy the ride.
Everyone just needs to keep in mind that this is a volunteer club as is the position of Editor and not be too quick to complain about a late issue.
Sam Creasman, AKA SammyJoe, member # 21199
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