Been "H"appening 10/07/01
by Dick Scalpone, AGWA-Illinois Chapter H
Hi everyone, today was a great day for riding our
ponies. This morning on Sunday, 7 OCT 01, we hearty riders, again
left from McDonald's for the Sunday morning breakfast run. It started
out with seven of us. Al Bates left early and Larry Lucht rode with
us for awhile but had elsewhere to go. At the recommendation of Dick
Sieple, we decided to go to the VFW hall in Batavia, Ill. It was
a buffet style, and quite filling. The attending members where, Les
Chapman, Dick Sieple, Gregg French, Joel Gyurnek and yours truly.
What a great day it was, mother nature sure cooperated
with us with plenty of sunshine. However, it was just a we bit chilly.
After breakfast, Dick and Gregg had to depart for homeward bound.
I guess their wives had big plans for those two. WORK, WORK, AND
MORE WORK FOR THEM.
As you would have guessed, only the three of us continued
on. Joel, Les and I, decided to go to and antique auto show located
in Waterman, Ill. The auto show was in Lions Park on the west
end of town. It was great. Our auto guru, Lloyd Tatman could
not attend. He would have been drooling all over the place.
There were some great looking cars.
No pictures today because our photo man and story
writer, Mike Hanus, did not show up. This job was given to him by
our membership. Mike, we need pictures to view. His wife Sue,
keeps him real busy due to his recent retirement.
After about 2 1/2 hours or so, Les had to leave and
spend some quality time with his son. Shortly, thereafter Joel and
I left and did a little more riding. Our coarse took us due west
to Dixon, Ill, where we picked up Illinois route 2 and road the west bank
of the rock river. When arriving through Oregon, Ill, we had
a major delay, due to a parade and a scarecrow fest. But alas, Joe
and I finally made it through town (we show much patience). As we
continued to roll along the west bank of the rock river, naturally we had
to stop for some fuel and refreshments, in the Rockford area. Joel
and I continued homeward bound along U.S. ROUTE 20. I decided to
take some back roads, Cherry Valley road to Genoa road and into the city
of Genoa, Ill. Naturally, Joel and I had to explore some other back
roads, sometimes I think we where just going in circles. And just
think, we did not get lost once. How about that. Jimbo Garner,
would be proud of us. Having racked up about 188 very safe miles
and of course, mother nature's cooperated with us it was quite a very enjoyable
day. One that I wished would never end. All good things much
come to an end.
Until next week, be safe.
AGWA-IL Chapter H