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CHAPTER C NEWS - OCTOBER - 2019

Chapter Social: Social - Rolling Meadows
Social Location: Rolling Meadows Restaurant 947 S Rolling Meadows Dr Fond du Lac WI 54937
Time: Saturday, October 5, 2019 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 OCTOBER

Social | Social - Rolling Meadows
Saturday, October 5, 2019 9:00 AM
Rolling Meadows Restaurant 947 S Rolling Meadows Dr Fond du Lac WI 54937

Chapter C Ride | Fall Color Ride - CANCELLED
Saturday, October 12, 2019 9:00 AM
Undetermined Not Set

Fortune Souls Ride | Fortunate Souls Lunch
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 12:00 PM
Pizza Ranch - Fond du Lac 1235 W JohnsonSt Fond du Lac WI 54937

Social | Fall Dinner - Sunset on the Water
Sunday, October 27, 2019 4:00 PM
Sunset on the Water N7364 Winnebago Dr Fond du Lac WI 54935

Chapter C Ride | Chapter C Ride
Saturday, October 5, 2019 10:30 AM
Rolling Meadows Restaurant 947 S Rolling Meadows Dr Fond du Lac WI 54937

Chapter C Ride | Spur of the Moment Ride
Sunday, October 20, 2019 9:30 AM
Pick N Save - Pioneer Rd 55 W Pioneer Rd Fond du Lac WI 54935


UPCOMING EVENTS NOVEMBER - 2019:

Social | Social - Golden Corral - Planning Meeting 2020
Sunday, November 10, 2019 10:00 AM
Golden Corral 580 S Koeller St Oshkosh WI 54901


From The Directors

From the Directors:

With early Fall upon us, it becomes apparent that the 2019 Riding Season is coming toward a close, but certainly not the end.  September has been a good month for Chapter C.  Besides getting in our own individual rides, planned rides included our weekly ice cream rides, a Kettle Moraine area ride, the Wildcat Mountain ride, and ended with a Spur of the Moment Ride. See the Wing Riding Wisconsin entries for those rides that made the criteria.   Many of Chapter C's members want to keep their motorcycles in pristine condition, but the real purpose is to ride, and riding this year has been great.  October plans include a chapter social and ride, a Fall dinner, and of course a Fall color ride.

Fall in Wisconsin brings in some changes; harvest time, wildlife, and changes in the foliage.  Riding requires giving extra attention to: slow moving farm implements, visually Bambi's color blends in with the Fall colors and rutting season will be in progress. Lastly watch the blind hills and corners for slick oily leaves that can be treacherous, concentrate of keeping the shiny side of the motorcycle up.

Linda and I will soon have our Survey questionnaire out to the membership.  Put on your thinking caps, please contribute, creative rides and activities continue to be the seeds of our successful chapter.  The 2019 Riding Season has been very successful, we are certain that the 2020 Season will shine.

Enjoy the Ride,

Leo and Linda

Wing Riding Wisconsin


August 27, 2019 – 60 miles – submitted by Bob & Judy Von Rotz

Ride to Frogg's N370 Military Rd. Sherwood.  6 bikes, 3 - 2 wheelers, 3 trikes,  9 people - 60 miles

Jon, Kathy, Greg, Wayne, Terry, Tracey, Joe, Judy, Bob

Fond du Lac to Ice cream

17 at Frogg's

 

Yellowstone 2019 – Group #1 - Tod Hellman

Total mileage 3,300 – 3,600 depending on home location and rides.

8/15/19 – 329 miles

5 bikes Chapter C, 1 bike Chapter M.  The group met in Fond du Lac to head off on our adventure. We joined the Interstate just outside of Camp Douglas, WI.  After a lunch stop at the Golden Harvest Restaurant in Utica, MN, we continued on to Blue Earth, MN. Where we stayed that evening.

8/16/19

372 miles 5 bikes Chapter C, 1 bike Chapter M. We departed Blue Earth and started heading west. Today we stopped at Falls Park in Souix Falls, SD. for a scenic break. Talk about a hidden gem! Lunch stop was also in Souix Falls at Camille’s Sidewalk Café. Then it was on to Murdo, SD. to spend the night. The search for dinner was a challenge – the first restaurant we went to was closed for a private party, and the second one had the open sign on (and we could see people inside eating), but the doors were locked!  Choice #3 turned out to be OK, but I wouldn’t go back there.

8/17/19 – 366 miles

5 bikes Chapter C, 1 bike from Chapter M. Saturday was a day of interstate riding. Our lunch stop today was in Sturgis (Jambonz Pub & Grill).  While we were there, a severe thunderstorm warning was issued, and it rained hard. We didn’t care, we were inside! The timing couldn’t have been better. We hung around for about 20 minutes after lunch, and we were off on dry roads again. Ended the day in Buffalo, WY.

8/18/19 – 327 miles

5 bikes Chapter C, 2 bikes Chapter M. Our original group met the second group for breakfast a half hour up the road, and we shuffled riders a little.  Then it was off to Gardiner, MT to our final destination. We rode through the mountains of Bighorn National Forest, as well as a part of Shoshone, taking the scenic route to Yellowstone.

8/19/19 – 357 miles

5 bikes Chapter C, 1 bike Chapter M. Today’s ride took us south on the west side of Yellowstone to visit the Grand Tetons. Amazing views! Our ride turned into a bit of a long day, due to construction and a car accident (we were not involved). We got back to Gardiner later than we all wanted to, but it was an awesome ride

8/20/19 - 160 miles

5 bikes Chapter C, 1 bike Chapter M. Due to our late arrival back to Gardiner last night, our group left a little later in the morning than usual. Today we rode the South Loop of Yellowstone, checking out the geothermal attractions including Old Faithful.

8/21/19 - 95 miles

4 bikes Chapter C.  Today was the shortest mileage ride, as we only did the North Loop. We started at Mammoth Hot Springs and enjoyed all the beauty of Yellowstone’s north side.

8/22/19 - 303 miles

3 bikes Chapter C, 2 bikes & 1 car Chapter M. We left Gardiner and rode Hwy 212 (the Beartooth Pass).  Elevation over 10,000 feet! We also rode back through Bighorn National Forest, ending up in Sheridan, WY. 

8/23/19 - 391 miles

4 bikes Chapter C, 1 bike Chapter M. Today was just an Interstate run, to get closer to home. We ended the day in Murdo, SD.

8/24/19 - 358 miles

6 bikes Chapter C, 4 bikes & 1 car Chapter M.  The remaining group all rode together today. Again, just an Interstate run. We made a couple of sightseeing stops on the way just to break up the day.

8/25/19 - 358+/- miles

5 bikes Chapter C, 1 car Chapter M. Today was the final ride of the great adventure. Our group left Blue Earth and split off as we all took the shortest routes to our homes.


Yellowstone 2019 – Group #2 – Jerry Hempe

Total mileage 3,300 – 3,600 depending on home location and rides. 

We had a large group go to Yellowstone this year and had to break it up into 2 different rides.  While we all saw the same things we did do it separately, so it was like two, two, two trips in one.  I hope this will encourage people to join us on future rides.  We tried to accommodate for everyone to enjoy.

8/16 529 miles 1 bike Chapter C, 4 bikes, 1 car Chapter M.  The group met in Fond du Lac for breakfast to head off on our adventure. It was an easy day, just interstate riding out to Mitchell SD.  We did arrive early enough to take in the Corn Palace.  We also met up with 2 more bikes that continued with us on our trip.

8/17 540 miles 2 bikes Chapter C, 4 bikes, 1 car, Chapter M and a guest couple from MN.  We rode interstate for part of the day, then turned off to get more scenic riding in.  We made it to Sheridan WY. Where one of the members had to get new tires for their trailer.  We also had a weather front move thru and had to stop for a wardrobe change.  It went from 75 degrees down to 55 degrees real fast.

8/19 277 miles 2 bikes Chapter C, 4 bikes, 1 car, Chapter M and a guest couple from MN. We met with group #1 and swapped a few riders.   No not a wife swap, just different bikes.  We stayed off interstate all day.  Lots of beautiful views.  Ended at Gardiner MT.

8/19 80 miles 4 bikes Chapter C, 3 bikes, 1 car Chapter M and a guest couple from MN. Yellowstone Park has 2 loops, we did the north loop today, taking in all the sights. 

8/20 148 miles 54 bikes Chapter C, 3 bikes, 1 car Chapter M and a guest couple from MN.  This day we did the south loop.  The weather was great, and the sights were awesome.

8/21 346 miles 1 bike from Chapter C, 1 bike and 1 car from Chapter M.  Some people decided to hang out in town today, so Greg and I escorted Jim (in the car) to the Tetons.  While in Jackson WY. We stopped for lunch at the Million Dollar Saloon for lunch.  One cool feature in this place is the bar stools were horse saddles.  Again the views were awesome.

8/22 303 miles 3 bikes Chapter C, 2 bikes & 1 car Chapter M. We left Gardiner and rode Hwy 212 (the Bear tooth Pass).  Elevation over 10,000 feet! We also rode back through Bighorn National Forest, ending up in Sheridan, WY. 

8/23 439 miles 5 bikes Chapter C, 3 bike Chapter M. Today we took back roads and stopped in Custer SD for lunch.  We visited the owners of the cottages that we stayed at last year.  Then we road past Mt Rushmore and winding roads.  It was a fun day.

8/24 358 miles 6 bikes Chapter C, 4 bikes & 1 car Chapter M.  The remaining group all rode together today. Again, just an Interstate run. We made a couple of sightseeing stops on the way just to break up the day.

8/25 358+/- miles 5 bikes Chapter C, 1 car Chapter M. Today was the final ride of the great adventure. Our group left Blue Earth, and split off as we all took the shortest routes to our homes.

We really saw a lot of cool scenery on this trip.  I had a great time with everyone.

Jerry Hempe  Group #2


September 8, 2019 – 115 miles – Submitted by Bruce Roehrborn

 

We left Bublitz Restaurant in Lomira with 3 bikes and one trike with 6 people. We had a nice leisurely ride to Dundee by way of 67 then south through the Kettle Moraine area back up to Kohler with a stop at Tom's for ice cream. From there we headed back to Fond du Lac by way of the Sheboygan Marsh and St Ann. Total miles 115.

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OCTOBER Birthdays

Mike Schmidt - 10th

OCTOBER Anniversaries

Jill & Robert Bradley (2nd)
Lori & Todd Schneider (16th)
Duane Crook (24th)