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CHAPTER C NEWS - AUGUST - 2020

Chapter Social: Social - Faros Family Restaurant
Social Location: Faro's Family Restaurant 131 N Pioneer Road Fond du Lac WI 54935
Time: Saturday, August 1, 2020 9:00 AM

Contact: Leo & Linda Prentice - 630-745-8861
wingfree48@gmail.com, lindaprentice7@aol.com

Chapter Website: http://www.gwrra-wi-c.com/


ACTIVITIES FOR AUGUST

Social | Social - Faros Family Restaurant
Saturday, August 1, 2020 9:00 AM
Faro's Family Restaurant 131 N Pioneer Road Fond du Lac WI 54935

Chapter C Ride | Chapter C Ride
Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:30 AM
Faro's Family Restaurant 131 N Pioneer Road Fond du Lac WI 54935

Ice Cream Social | Ardy and Ed's Drive In
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 6:30 PM
Ardy & Ed's Drive In 2413 S Main St Oshkosh WI 54902

Ice Cream Social | Kelleys Ice Cream
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 6:30 PM
Kelley Country Creamery W5125 County B Rd Fond du Lac WI 54937

Ice Cream Social | Gilles Frozen Custard Drive-In
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 6:30 PM
Gilles Frozen Custard Drive-In 819 S. Main St Fond Du Lac WI 54935

Ice Cream Social | Scoops Ice Cream
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 6:30 PM
Scoops Ice Cream 131 E Chestnut St Chilton WI 53014

Fortunate Souls Ride | Spur of the Moment Ride
Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:00 AM
BP - Fond du Lac 948 S Rolling Meadows Dr Fond du Lac WI 54937

Chapter C Ride | South Dakota Trip
Saturday, August 22, 2020 8:00 AM
BP - Fond du Lac 948 S Rolling Meadows Dr Fond du Lac WI 54937

Chapter C Ride | Ride to District Picnic
Saturday, August 22, 2020 9:30 AM
BP - Fond du Lac 948 S Rolling Meadows Dr Fond du Lac WI 54937


UPCOMING EVENTS SEPTEMBER - 2020:

Ice Cream Social | Kelleys Ice Cream
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 6:30 PM
Kelley Country Creamery W5125 County B Rd Fond du Lac WI 54937

Ice Cream Social | A&W Fond du Lac Ice Cream
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 6:30 PM
A&W - Fond du Lac 269 Winnebago Dr Fond du Lac WI 54935

Social | Social - Sunset on the Water
Sunday, September 13, 2020 9:00 AM
Sunset on the Water N7364 Winnebago Dr Fond du Lac WI 54935

Chapter C Ride | Chapter C Ride
Sunday, September 13, 2020 10:30 AM
Sunset on the Water N7364 Winnebago Dr Fond du Lac WI 54935

Fortunate Souls | Fortunate Souls Lunch
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:00 PM
Undetermined Not Set


From The Directors

From the Directors:

This year is like trying to swim upstream, when it comes to group motorcycling.  Everyone has their comfort level and personal responsibilities relative to the Coronavirus.  With some alterations in our Social Activities, Chapter C has had some success in our group riding.


We have had several ice cream rides even though mother nature has not been fully agreeable.  Following our Social on Sunday July 12, Todd and Lori Schneider lets us on to the backroads from Oshkosh to Baraboo and home again.  We stopped at the Baraboo Zoo (free admission).  It is a very nice little zoo with a variety of critters including monkeys, birds and a turtle whose only objective seemed to be finding a way out of captivity.  On the way home, we stopped in Portage for Ice Cream.  Great little ice cream shop, very reasonable prices, and other goodies like Carmel corn. That same weekend Chapter M ran an overnight trip to Galena and several Chapter C members joined in the festivities.  Facebook has pictures from both of these rides. 


The planning for Chapter C’s annual picnic is underway and attendance looks to be outstanding.  Linda and I will be hosting the event.  Brats, burgers, salads and desserts, nobody should go hungry.  If weather is agreeable, our new pontoon boat will be offering neighborhood scenic rides for a lakeview of some of the local homes. 


Beginning January 1, 2021 Chapter C will have a new leadership team, headed by our new co-directors Tod and Christine Hellman.  We still need to fill the treasurer and membership enhancement positions.  If you have not been in a leadership position with Chapter C, here is an opportunity to get your feet wet and give some time back to a great chapter. 


The riding season is half over, get out and ride!


Enjoy the ride… 


Leo and Linda



WING RIDING WISCONSIN - See our website for pictures of each event (www.gwrra-wi-c.com)


June 19 - 21, 2020 Iron Butt Ride – 1,850 miles – All wearing safety gear – Submitted by Jerry Hempe  


Ahh…. The Summer Solstice.  The time of year when the grass is green, flowers are blooming, and the Sun is shining the longest.  The official beginning of summer.  The day we have 12:16 minutes of daylight.  What better way to use the daylight than a ride on the bike.  So that is what we did. 


Dave Jones wanted to do something special for his birthday, and decided he wanted to do the Yooper land SS1K.  That the Summer Solstice 1000 in Upper Michigan, an Iron Butt Run.  Dave got his wish.  He invited Greg Meath and me along for the ride.  Of course we didn’t want him to do this alone, so we rode along for support. J.  We rode to Sault St. Marie on Friday to prepare for the ride.  We had dinner with others that were doing the ride also.  After we received all our instructions and the route, we headed off to bed for a good night sleep.


Saturday morning was off to a great start, the sun was breaking the horizon as we were loading the bikes, and we were off.  Our official start time was 6:10am.  For those of you that do not know what an Iron Butt Run is; you plan a 1000 mile ride, you have to get receipts along the way that have the time and date on them.  You write down your mileage so when you turn everything in the Association can verify your route and the time it took to do the run.  You would then submit your paperwork to the Iron Butt Association, and along with a fee, you will receive a patch and a member number.  There are many different runs to make, and this is one of them.


Along with receipts, this run required some pictures also.  Because we were in this area riding a week ago, I knew where these places were.  Brockway Mountain, the Jam Pot and the Gay Bar.  Yes we had to take a picture of us in front of the Gay Bar.  We had about an hour of rain while heading west, and hit the same rain when we were almost done.  We made it back at 1:00 am, a nineteen hour ride and we were through.  There were 28 people that attempted this run, and unfortunately 4 people were half hour too late.  I believe they tried to wait for the rain to stop.


After the ride, we found a hotel, took a nap then headed home.  It was a long but fun weekend.  What better way to start the summer than 3 friends riding 1850 miles (for the weekend) and enjoying Dave’s birthday wish.


June 28, 2020 – 120 miles – All wearing safety gear – Submitted by Tod Hellman


On Sunday 6/28, Chapter C's newest rider joined a small group ride. Christine Hellman was on her own bike, joined by Tod Hellman and Lynn & Mary Randall.  We put on 120 miles together riding country backroads so Christine could get some practice (as she hasn't ridden her own in 25 years!) 



June 30, 2020 Ice Cream Ride – 52 miles – All wearing safety gear – Submitted by Bev & Bruce Roehrborn


Last night Tuesday the 30th we had an ice cream ride from Fond du Lac to Gesserts in Elkhart Lake weather was perfect we took a more scenic route by way of county T and around Crystal Lake then back to Fond du Lac there were 4 bikes 6 people we met up with Leo and Linda at Gesserts who came by car total mileage 52 

 


July 12, 2020 Baraboo Zoo – 176 miles – All wearing safety gear – Submitted by Todd Schneider


After our Social at Primo’s we head to Baraboo to go to the zoo.  After a nice leisurely walk through we headed back home going on the river road and then to Portage for ice cream at Craig’s Popcorn Corner (if you haven’t been here you should check it out).  Then we headed back to Oshkosh.  There were 5 bikes, 4 from Chapter C (Lynn & Mary Randall, Leo Prentice, Todd Schneider and Lori Schneider) and 1 from Chapter M. (Al & Barb Enderby) 

 


July 14, 2020 Ice Cream Ride – 51 miles – All wearing safety gear – Submitted by Bev & Bruce Roehrborn


On Tuesday July 14th we departed from Fond du lac with 3 bikes Lynn and Mary led us on a nice ride on the back roads to Omro. In Omro we met up with 4 other bikes  and a car from our chapter. From Omro our 3 bikes went onto Oshkosh where Jack left us to stop at some Kwik trips at which time we had on 51 miles; from there we continued on to Fond du lac. All riders had on riding gear.



July 14, 2020 – 143 miles – All wearing safety gear – Submitted by Leanne Hansen


3 bikes and 4 trikes


We met in Wautoma at 9:30, visited for a half hour and then took off on the bikes.  Meandered thru the countryside to Westfield. Stopped for a half hour break and then headed thru the Amish countryside to Fox Lake. 


Saw lots of Amish buggies on the road and had to dodge horse hockeypucks!  Ate lunch outside on picnic tables at Mullens Drive Inn, then everyone headed for home.  Put on 143 total miles for the ride.

 


July 19, 2020 – 59 miles – All wearing safety gear – Submitted by Lori Schneider


Received a text from Tod Hellman asking if we wanted to do a short ride this afternoon. We met Tod and Christine at Ardy & Ed’s (National Ice Cream Day).  After our bellies were full, Todd

Schneider lead us on a trip around Lake Winnebago.  It was a beautiful day with lower humidity and there were a lot of bikes out today. We even saw some of the other bikes twice going around the lake.  After getting home we found out it was some of our friends from Chapter M out of Green Bay.  


Tod and Christine headed home out of Fond du Lac and Todd and I headed home competing the full trip around the lake.


We had 4 bikes…2 guys and 2 gals!!

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AUGUST Birthdays

Mervi Bannasch - 4th
Jill Bradley - 14th

AUGUST Anniversaries

Jon & Kathy Urban (9th)
David & Nancy Stormer (15th)
David & Jill Krizizke (16th)
Leo & Linda Prentice (17th)
Mary & Lynn Randall (25th)
Judy & Bob Von Rotz (31st)