Monthly Club Meeting, Sunday, August 14, 2016

Author: ufor360  //  Category: General, Meetings


When: Sunday, August 14, 2016, 5:00 PM
Where: Ben Dews Clubhouse Grill, 6501 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406

The meeting this month was postponed due to another very successful T-Town Flotilla. However, we will not be resting on our laurels. Roar of 1812 is rapidly approaching, rides for September/October are available for leaders and we can start entertaining the Fireball 420 Run.. Come on down and share your stories from the TTF. As always, new potential members are always welcome. Just leave your drama at the beach… Poot Poot.

T-Town Flotilla, August 5-7, 2016

Author: ufor360  //  Category: Club Rides, Puget Sound Events and Rides

And it is on like Donkey Kong..!!

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(note: Online rally Pack Purchases are also available at this link under ‘Itinerary’)

Monthly Club Ride and BBQ, Sunday, July 17, 2016

Author: ufor360  //  Category: Club Rides


WHEN: Sunday, July 17, 2016: 10:00 AM Poot at 11:00 AM

MEET AT: Alfred’s Café 402 Puyallup Ave. T-Town 98421

This Sunday we are going to have a wee little jaunt out through the countryside, probably hit black diamond, Green Valley meats and culminate at Sara R.’s for a scrumptious BBQ at around 1:30—2:00 PM so we can revel in the balmy sunny afternoon weather… While we are riding, Sara will be conjuring the delectable goodies..! Come out and Play…

Poot Poot.!!

Monthly Meeting, Sunday, July 3, 2016

Author: ufor360  //  Category: General, Meetings


When: Sunday, July 3, 2016, 5:00 PM
Where: Ben Dews Clubhouse Grill, 6501 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406

Stuff some bottle rockets in your scooter exhaust and join us on Sunday for our final monthly club meeting before the TTF when we’ll tie up any loose ends and review logistics. Also on deck will be the July ride and volunteers for the remaining months of the year. Celebrate the 4th a day early with good friends, tasty brews and scrumptious munchies… As always, all prospective new members are welcome to attend and scrutinize the hooligans..! Just remember, leave your drama on the Grill..!

Poot Poot..!

7th Annual Franks Firkin Flaming Geyser Ride and BBQ, 6/4/2016

Author: ufor360  //  Category: Club Rides, General


When: Saturday, June 4, 2016. Meet at 10:00 poot at 11:00 AM Sharp

Where: Alfred’s Café, 402 Puyallup Ave, Tacoma, Washington 98421

Per Frankie:

“All are welcome. This ride will be 75 to 80 miles long with about 3 hours of ride time not including 4 stops and is 50 cc safe as long as you can pull a top speed of 40 to 45 MPH on the flats.
We will be starting at Alfred’s Cafe
Meet up at 10:00 AM for those who would like some Breakfast, Bloody Marys and or Coffee before we head out.
We will be departing Alfred’s at 11:00 AM.
1st STOP: Starbucks, 1420 Harvey Rd. Auburn, WA 98002 (On the corner of 15th & Auburn Way)
This will be a short stop to get some Coffee take a break use the rest room etc. If any of our Scooter friends from the North would like to meet us here we should be pulling in around 12:00 noon.

We will be taking the Auburn Black Diamond road up to SE Green Valley Rd and that will lead us to our 2nd stop.
2nd STOP: Flaming Geyser State Park. By chance Sat June 4th happens to be free entry in to the park day ;o)
We will stop and take in the Park for a while, take some pictures and stretch our legs before we turn around and head back. On our way back we will make our 3rd stop.
3rd STOP: Green Valley Meats & Mini Market. 12637 SE Green Valley Rd. Auburn, WA 98092.
We will stop for pepperoni, Jerky & Sausages. I can’t ride past without stopping.
4th STOP: The Royal Bear Pub & Eatery, 35371 W Valley Hwy S, Algona, WA 98001

Monthly Club Ride, Sunday, May 15, 2016

Author: ufor360  //  Category: Club Rides, General


What: May Monthly Club Ride

When: Sunday, May 15, 2016, 10:00 AM meetup, 11:00 AM poot.

Where: Steilacoom Pub and Grill, 1202 Rainier St. Steilacoom, WA 98388

This Month our very own Ross C. will be leading the Monthly Ride. Meetup at the Steilacoom Pub and Grill at 10:00 AM for breakfast, pooting sharply at 11:00 AM. Ross will be leading us to the JBLM base and will be escorting us behind the curtain. We will be visiting such treasures as:

  • The Museum
  • Vehicle Motor Pool
  • Possibly some live simulation immersion
  • Pubs!!

As we will be entering official government property the following will be required to grant you passage:

  • *** Very Important *** Passport (does not have to be US issued) or enhanced drivers license.
  • Registration in your name for your scooter
  • Valid Insurance
  • Suitable Riding gear (no, flip flops and tank tops are not DOT approved…)

This ride is open to all scooterists and could be high end 50 cc friendly. Look forward to seeing you all..!! Oh, and there will be loosely packed parachutes….and zip ties to ensure you keep a hold of your scooter when the parachute deploys…

Fireball 420 Run, Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Author: ufor360  //  Category: Club Rides, Puget Sound Events and Rides

When: Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Breakfast at 9:00 AM, Poot Sharp at 10:15 AM

Meet at: Ben Dews Clubhouse and Grill, 6501 6th Ave, Tacoma, Washington 98406


This is probably the only ride in the PAC Northwest that is held on a Weekday which this year is Wednesday, April 20th (duh!) We have been informed that the theme will be ‘Sex, Drugs and Rock n’ Roll’ and once again will be sponsored solely by FIREBALL… As always, the details are shrouded in enigma that not even other Firkins have been privileged too. However, the organizers have assured us that it will be riddled with competition, riding and challenges. Breakfast will commence at 9:00 AM at Ben Dews Club House and Grill at which time the teams will be picked and the details divulged before being ejected out onto the streets at 10:15 AM Sharp so be prepared and ready to ride; Lethargy may reflect badly on your team. Make sure your belly is full as the break for lunch isn’t until 2:00 PM.

After lunch, frivolity will continue for the remainder of the afternoon and we do expect to be greeted by the Fireball Angels at an undisclosed location at the end of the day.

This is a public event open to all Scooterists….Don’t by shy, invite yer friends..


Monthly Club Ride: Skystone, 3/13/2016…

Author: ufor360  //  Category: Club Rides


WHEN: Sunday, March 13, 2016: 10:00 AM Poot at 11:00 AM

MEET AT: Alfred’s Café 402 Puyallup Ave. T-Town 98421

Bring your druids, warlocks and time travelers… The March ride might be quite enlightening… Per Jeff M.

“After breakfast, on to fife for a short gas stop at the ethanol free gas pumps. (This station has two active ethanol free pumps, coffee and a Sana-can). Then up across Edgewood, and down into summer, where we will skirt the north side of down town to meet up with Sumner Tapps Hwy E, then connecting with Riverside Dr E which turns into McCutcheon Rd E then up the hill at Rhodes Lake Rd E to the Sky Stone destination in Bonney Lake. (No formal services at this location) After a visit with the Stone, it’s on to the Irish pub downtown Puyallup.

Next Phase “Wilds of Puyallup” is a short blast around the city of Puyallup, with a stop at Wild Wood Park. Ride concluding at our house, patio and garage for more refreshments and food – BBQ Ribs and some sides. Note: Somewhere in there, to mix in Firkin Lambretta riding antics.

Ride time from 11:00 – 2:30, Roughly 45 total Miles, actual ride time of 1:50.”

Monthly Club Ride, Sunday, February 21, 2016

Author: ufor360  //  Category: Club Rides, General


WHEN: Sunday, February, 21, 2016: 10:00 AM Poot at 11:00 AM

MEET AT: Alfred’s Café 402 Puyallup Ave. T-Town 98421

As it’s February and looks like it’s going to be a little moist, this ride will be short and sweet. In honor of the recent Asian New Year, we will be visiting a few of the temples and shrines in the area and of course ending at a local watering hole so you can whet your whistle. You should be able to go your separate ways midafternoon…

Poot Poot…

Annual Firkin Christmas Party, Saturday, December 19, 2015

Author: ufor360  //  Category: General, Meetings


What a fantastic Year 2015 has been. Once again, the annual Firkin Christmas Party is upon us and will be held on Saturday, December 19th from 4:00 PM — ??? Nibbles (meatballs??) will be provided by Firkin members. If you so wish, bring a bottle of your favorite Christmas Cheer. And of course, if you want to participate in the gift exchange, please bring a wrapped present no more than $25.00.

This event is open to all our close friends in the Scooter community. If you are not familiar with the location of the Firkin grotto, please contact one of the Festive Firkin Elves for the details…

Note: Proof of insurance must be provided before participating in Kitchen back flips..!
Ho, Ho, Ho…!!