Been "H"appening 10/25/04
by Dick Scalpone, AGWA-Illinois Chapter H
was definitely the highlight of this past week. Considering how
overcast and rainy it was throughout the week, today was
absolutely the best. As everyone knows, our days are but a
precious few for us rough riders of chapter H. The cold and that
'white stuff' are soon to be upon us--yuk!! Hence, our Sunday
riding days maybe short lived for this season. So lets
all enjoy what great days that maybe here to come.
Gentlemen, feed your ponies and lets go riding, hi ho, hi ho. And
away we go. Today is as good as it is going to get, especially at
this time of the season for us mid-westerns. So lets all get out
and enjoy what the weatherman and the good Lord gave us.
rough riders did rendezvoused at Mickey D's this fine bone chilling,
eye opener, teeth chattering morning, which was a sharpe, crisp 42
degrees outside. Alas, it will soon get into the mid 60's,
because the sun is shinning with a bright blue beautiful sky.
troops who had swagger did converge were; Fritz Goins riding ORANGE
PEEL, gentleman George Riebesehl riding SILVER STREAK, sergeant Russ
Prichard riding RED DEVIL, roven Robert Sample riding OLD TIMER, ole
country Joel Gyurnek riding PURPLE MOUNTAIN (GL1500), lucky Larry Greco
riding BLACK BEAUTY, doctor Cary Levin riding SEXY RED, Christine Irwin
riding PRINCESS SAFIRE, sir Malcolm and daughter Kirsty Irwin riding in
their four wheeler and yours truly on HUMPTY-DUMPTY.
selected place of fine dining cuisine was 'Country Junction" located
near Hampshire, ILL. I assumed the lead and ole country Joel did
his usual fine job of sweeper. The selected route was a lonely
route, very little road kill so our ponies would have good footing with
no slippies. Due to the crisp, chilly temps, our ponies would not
have to endure those nasty creepy bugs that have the tendency to put
pot marks on their fairings and shields. Hooray, yippee, one does
not have to scrape off those critters today. I insisted that the
lonely roads will do, with many twists, curves, hills and dipsy-do's to
make our ponies smile with delight as they were getting their much
needed exercise. Upon arrival, we all demounted our ponies and
inserted them in the local corral for a small rest. By now, our
tummies were growling and howling. Time's-a-waste'n, lets get
inside and order them thar vittles so the socializing can
commence. Once seated, the java was poured and the kibitzing
began. Yesiree, we rough riders can socialize with the best--and
that we did. At last, our tummies were satisfied and we were all
registering full on our tummy gauge scale. The rough riders of
chapter H were at their best behavior, as always, it was impeccable.
Lets go, our ponies want more exercise, for today is simply too
beautiful to be inside. Our ponies had a full tank with some
mighty fine octane boost. So it is off we go, hi ho, hi ho, and
away we go!! Only the "3 amigos" could join in on some fine back
road country riding. The rest of the rough riders has other
places to attend to and chores to accomplish.
lucky Larry, gentleman George and yours truly made absolutely sure that
our ponies would enjoy today.
took the lead, lucky Larry became the sweeper, and gentleman George was
the "negotiator". Our direction and route pointed us to the north
and eventually we headed in a northwesterly direction through some
mighty small towns. The roads that I selected were so seldom
used, that as we past through, around and over them, only the cob
webs were blown about to fill the skies. Eventually, we made our
way into cheese land and headed for "Genoa City" off of county road B
and H. By this time, a pit stop became absolutely necessary, us
old guys do not have the retaining power that we used to once
possess. After a little while of chit-chatting, we mounted our
ponies and headed homeward bound. Thereby, taking a southern and
eastern route. Let me tell you folks, we all had a great time,
riding our ponies, socializing, seeing the changing of the fall colors,
most of all, enjoying the great outdoors with all of the fresh
air. How sweet it is!!
in all, we 3 amigos had managed to log 135 very safe miles on our
ponies. Unfortunately, due to the cool weather, there was NO ICE
CREAM stop today.
until next week, lets all be particularly careful out there. I
insist, that everyone has an excellent week.