What's Been "H"appening 02/11/01
by Mike and Sue Hanus, AGWA-Illinois Chapter H

On Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, an untold number of AGWA-IL  members
(estimated in the thousands) awoke from their deep freeze long
enough to get together, eat breakfast and attempt a takeover of the 2001
Bike Show held at the Donald E. Stevens convention center in Rosemont,

For many AGWA members, Sunday was their second or third day at the show,
as many had volunteered to staff the Ride For Kids booth to help "spread
the word", as well as help sell raffle tickets for a restored 1975
Norton that Cycle World has kindly donated to help raise funds for the

The highlight of the show for most was the Honda display featuring the
2001 GL1800 and the 2002 VTX 1800 twin.  That VTX has an exhaust pipe so
large that it looks like it came off the main gun turret of a
battleship!  Also on display was a fully decked out GL1800 that had a
price tag of $27,000!  The only option missing on the Wing was a liquid
cooled credit card cooler!

The show was a great tonic for the winter doldrums & most everyone left
believing that someday, the snow will melt and we will be riding once

Ride Safe!

Mike & Sue Hanus
AGWA-IL Chapter H