What's Been "H"appening 10/14/00
by Mike and Sue Hanus, AGWA-Illinois Chapter H

On Saturday, Oct. 14th, the 2nd Annual AGWA IL Chapter H Chili Cook
Off was held at Johnson Mound forest preserve in Elburn, IL.  The
event was attended by approximately 50 Illinois AGWA members and friends
of AGWA.

The event was once again organized by Ken & Analea Archibald, who
did their usual great job (we are really spoiled - THANK YOU KEN &

The weather was absolutely picture perfect - almost too perfect, because
it fostered a large number of uninvited guests - Lady Bugs!  They
were everywhere & thankfully seemed to prefer biting motorcyclists,
rather than dive bombing the chili!  What ever happened to good old
fashioned ants at a picnic???

Once again, a competition was held for the following chili categories:

1. Spiciest

2. Most Unique

3. Best Overall

It was tough deciding, but the winners were:

1. Spiciest: "Robin" (April's significant other)

2. Most Unique: Sue Hanus for her "Tequila Sunrise" concoction

3. Best Overall: Wanda Densmore

In addition to eating, we actually tried some "healthy" activities -
baseball & horseshoes.  Cary's son Matt quickly wore us out playing
baseball, so we switched to horseshoes.  Les Chapman's team was undefeated
until the dynamic duo of Jim Garner and Dick Scalpone upset the Chapman
juggernaut.  The Garner/Scalpone team went on to NARROWLY (21-20)
defeat a team comprised of Pat Ciston and Dawn Garner (by the way, Les
is protesting the victory - he said you have to win by "two".  Poor
guy is taking hard).

One AGWA member - Steve Bergman, rode over 300 miles from the Quincy,
IL area just for the chili!  To top it off., after dessert, he rode
back!!  Now there's someone who loves to ride and eat chili!

Thank you to all who attended and we look forward to hosting this event
again next year!

Ride Safe!

Mike & Sue Hanus
AGWA-IL Chapter H