Been "H"appening 07/06/03
by Dick Scalpone, AGWA-Illinois Chapter H
sure a great day. The weather was a little iffy, but nonetheless
quite doable for some good vittles and a great motorcycle run.
riders of chapter H, rendezvoused at Mickey D's for some fine chit
chatting and much needed socializing, as we slurped our coffee. A
great numbered attended for our weekly chow run. For our fine
dining cuisine, the restaurant of "R-Place" was chosen which is located
in Morris, ILL.
Our hail and
hardy group of; assistant rep Ken Archibald, gentleman George
Riebesehl, jumpin Joe Hughes, captain Kirk Hout, lucky Larry Greco,
fast Eddie Bowser, Kurt Bonus, mighty John & Kathy Pak, Dave &
Sue Glasgow, sir Malcolm & Christine Irwin with their daughter
Kirsty, trusty Bruce Hirsch and yours truly.
I took the
lead and lucky Larry did a fine job at the sweep. Our direction
took us way south and in a westerly direction. But of course,
only the seldom used roads would do. We zigged and zagged in
every which direction that the fine Illinois roads would take us.
Just a few rain drops trickled down as we did promenade through the
back roads of three counties. But alas, our arrival was soon
imminent. So be it, our tummies were growling from much hunger,
but not withstanding, our ponies were in motorcycle heaven, for much
promptly seated and then the real shenanigans did commence.
Someone--please pour the coffee!! It is time for some good
vittles, and much needed socializing. The camaraderie amongst
this chapter is absolutely the finest in the world.
all good things must come to an end. There was way too much
shucken'n jiven and huppen 'n hollarin done. These ponies needed
to be fed some oats and 93 octane proof chaser. Time's-a-waste'n,
tally-ho, and away we must go! Ahoy matey, lets ride, these
ponies are kicking up their hoofs, just itching for more exercise, and
so we did.
Most of our
crew had to depart for other commitments and other household chores,
but a few choose to ride. Only fast Eddie, Dave & Sue and
yours truly continued on for a nice ride. I took the helm and off
we went. Due to the nasty skies appearing southwest, our
direction took us north and west through the small towns of Sheridan,
Sandwich, Sugar Grove, Hinckley as we continued on the lonely roads
heading in a north westerly direction. I managed to get lost only two
times, no GPS to help us our, just a small compass and usage of the
position of the sun and time of the day, did I finally figure out what
direction we were heading. This day was not one of the times that
we stopped for some ICE CREAM. We finally connected with ILL
route 47 and our direction was straight north, homeward bound we
headed. It just does not get any better than this. We were
able to avoid the rain, but not the heavy winds. How sweet it is!!
feisty travelers were thrilled to say the least. Remember
folks, nothing rides like a wing, a Goldwing, the real
motorcycle. So until next time, lets be especially careful out
there. I certainly wish that each and every one of you has a
I can only
estimate our mileage that we traveled, because my speedo cable broke
and I could tell how far we went nor how fast that I was traveling,
however, 140 miles is a safe estimate that we traveled.