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CHAPTER C NEWS - JULY - 2019

Chapter Social: Social - Golden Corral
Social Location: Golden Corral 580 S Koeller St Oshkosh WI 54901
Time: Sunday, July 14, 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 JULY

Ice Cream Ride | Ice Cream Green Lake
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 6:00 PM
Kwik Trip - Fond du Lac 1123 W Johnson St Fond du Lac WI 54937

Ice Cream Ride | Gilles Frozen Custard Drive-In
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 6:30 PM
Gilles Frozen Custard Drive-In 819 S. Main St Fond Du Lac WI 54935

Social | Social - Golden Corral
Sunday, July 14, 2019 9:00 AM
Golden Corral 580 S Koeller St Oshkosh WI 54901

Ice Cream Ride | Pie/Ice Cream Friesland, WI
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 5:30 PM
BP - Fond du Lac 948 S Rolling Meadows Dr Fond du Lac WI 54937

Ice Cream Ride | Hamburger Haus Ice Cream
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 6:00 PM
Walgreens - Fond du Lac 1060 E Johnson St Fond du Lac WI 54935

Chapter C Ride | Spur of the Moment Ride
Thursday, July 25, 2019 10:00 AM
BP - Fond du Lac 948 S Rolling Meadows Dr Fond du Lac WI 54937

Chapter C Ride | Ride to Rockton for Chicken
Sunday, July 28, 2019 8:00 AM
BP - Fond du Lac 948 S Rolling Meadows Dr Fond du Lac WI 54937

Ice Cream Ride | A&W Fond du Lac Ice Cream
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 6:30 PM
A&W - Fond du Lac 269 Winnebago Dr Fond du Lac WI 54935

Chapter C Ride | Mystery Ride
Sunday, July 14, 2019 10:30 AM
Golden Corral 580 S Koeller St Oshkosh WI 54901

Social | Chapter C Picnic
Sunday, July 21, 2019 9:00 AM
BP - Fond du Lac 948 S Rolling Meadows Dr Fond du Lac WI 54937


UPCOMING EVENTS AUGUST - 2019:

Social | Social - Rolling Meadows
Saturday, August 3, 2019 9:00 AM
Rolling Meadows Restaurant 947 S Rolling Meadows Dr Fond du Lac WI 54937

Ice Cream Ride | Scoops Ice Cream
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 6:00 PM
Walgreens - Fond du Lac 1060 E Johnson St Fond du Lac WI 54935

District Event | Region E Reunion Ride
Thursday, August 8, 2019 9:00 AM
Days Inn 101 Sky Harbor Dr La Crosse WI 54603

Ice Cream Ride | Kelleys Ice Cream
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 6:30 PM
Kelley Country Creamery W5125 County B Rd Fond du Lac WI 54937

Chapter C Ride | Yellowstone Ride
Thursday, August 15, 2019 7:00 AM
Undetermined Not Set

Ice Cream Ride | Gilles Frozen Custard Drive-In
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 6:30 PM
Gilles Frozen Custard Drive-In 819 S. Main St Fond Du Lac WI 54935

Ice Cream Ride | Froggs Ice Cream Sherwood
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 6:00 PM
Walgreens - Fond du Lac 1060 E Johnson St Fond du Lac WI 54935

National | GWRRA National Wing Ding
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 7:00 AM
Gaylord Opryland 2800 Opryland Dr Nashville TN 37214

Chapter C Ride | Chapter C Ride
Saturday, August 3, 2019 10:30 AM
Rolling Meadows Restaurant 947 S Rolling Meadows Dr Fond du Lac WI 54937


From The Directors

From the Directors:

 

Finally, the weather is a bit cooperative here in Wisconsin.  Chapter C is making up for lost time.

We’ve had a busy riding schedule, mixed in with social activities.

 

Our weekly ice cream rides are going well.  This year we changed things around a bit with a couple new venues. And of course, some old standbys.  Mother nature did cause us one cancellation, safety comes first.  This week was the Friesland ride.  A bit of a downpour prior to leaving Fond du Lac, and a bit of a mist on the way home.  It does not get anymore Americana than Friesland.  A municipal band begins by playing “The Star Spangled Banner”, a taste of patriotism starts the evening off right.  Then there are all those homemade pies, tough decision, what shall I eat.  Why not try two different pies.  Add to that, some ice cream, great company, and motorcycles, the evening is complete.

 

Over the past few years Chapter C has gotten together for lunch, no exception this year.  Linda Prentice put together an 85mile ride from FDL, through the Kettle Moraine and on to Ripon.  We had lunch at Mr. and Mrs. P’s.  A little twist to their dishes, which evolved into scrumptious meals with reasonable costs.

 

I think Summer may be finally here.  Check out our website, if you are looking for something to do.  Chapter C is alive and well.

 

Enjoy the Ride!

 

Leo and Linda Prentice

Chapter C Directors


WING RIDING WISCONSIN

May 23, 2019 - 54 miles - All wearing safety gear - Submitted by Ken Hansen

We (8 bikes) left from the Johnson St. Kwik Trip.  We decided that from now on we will leave from the BP gas station by Rolling Meadows because the Kwik Trip was too crowded.  We took a scenic ride from Fond du Lac thru Brandon and then north and back East to Wendts on Lake Winnebago for lunch.

Had a nice ride and a good lunch.  Looking forward to the next one.  
Wonder where we will go
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May 25, 2019 - 185 miles - All wearing safety gear - Submitted by Lori Schneider

Lynn and Mary Randall met Todd and Lori Schneider at Kwik Trip in Oshkosh and headed up to Green Bay to take a spur of the moment ride with Chapter M.  The ride was led by Al and Barb Enderby. There were a total of 8 bikes, we rode back roads in Kewaunee and Brown Counties.  Stopped at Wagner's Country Inn for lunch in Francis Creek.  Further down the road we had to make another stop at Froggs for ice cream.  If you have never been there before, think twice before you order a medium or large ice cream cone.  Mary and Lynn, Todd and I left the group in Sherwood and took the lake road back to Oshkosh.  In total our three bikes had 185 miles.  Fun day with good friends, can't wait for the next ride.


May 28, 2019 - 54 miles - All wearing safety gear - Submitted by Leo Prentice

A short jaunt of 54 miles was made by Bruce Roehrborn, Lynn and Mary Randall, Wayne Bauman, Bob Von Rotz and Leo Prentice. The ride began at the Walgreen's on Johnson Street in Fond du Lac the destination was Scoop's Ice Cream in Chilton. Conversations included past riding adventures and future motorcycle rides. We left FdL at 6:00 p.m.  Nice weather on the way there, after some ice cream, in late May there was a chill in the air on the way back to FdL. This marked our second ice cream ride of the season, an event that occurs on a weekly basis.


June 5, 2019 - 59 miles - All wearing safety gear - Submitted by Wayne Bauman

59 miles to Gesserts Ice Cream in Elkhart Lake.  There were 5 bikes along for the ice cream night.  Wayne enjoyed the scenery on the ride.


June 8, 2019 - 205 miles - All wearing safety gear - Submitted by Lori Schneider

Todd and I joined Chapter M for a ride which started in New London with 10 bikes, stopping in Shawano to pick up another rider. We then headed to Pickerel and had an awesome lunch at Northwoods Inn (highly recommend the brisket sandwich). After lunch we headed to Weyauwega and had ice cream at Wega Drive.  There were two guests on this ride that were not GWRRA members (Russ and Marcia's daughter and a potential new member).  Russ did an awesome job on the route, beautiful back roads.  Marcia rode with Todd and got a history lesson.  If you see her, ask her how De Pere got its name....


June 8, 2019 – 1,500 miles - All wearing safety gear - Submitted by Jerry Hempe

It was a great day for a ride...

A couple of months ago, Dave Jones commented, “I want to do something big for my birthday this year".  I asked, “How can I help"?  “I want to ride to Sturgis for dinner" Dave said.  So, Dave Jones, Greg Meath, and I (Jerry Hempe) got together to celebrate his birthday and make his wish come true.

Saturday morning June 8th, the 3 of us went for a mild 1,500-mile ride to Sturgis, South Dakota and back.  The twist was it had to be done within 24 hours.


We started at 7 am; the sun was shining and 70 degrees.  The ride out there was nice, cruise control on, listening to music and having a discussion on who should get the ride points for the Wisconsin riding game.  Greg thinks that his chapter M should get it because he is the Chapter Director on the ride.  I say Chapter C should get it because we had more members involved and Dave was leading at the time, and he is a Chapter C member.  Plus, it was Dave’s birthday, so we win. (All said in fun)


Back to our ride, when we arrived at Sturgis, it had 50 degrees and misty. We had dinner, gassed up and headed home.  At 10:30 pm I developed a vibration in the handlebars. You guessed it, a flat tire. We were near an exit, so we got off and found a gas station.   This was in Mitchell SD.  We determined it was the valve stem that was leaking.  I thought what do I do now, 10:30 on a Saturday night?   Just as we found the problem, a black pickup truck pulls up and asks if we have problems.   I told him what we found and he said, "I may have one for you ".  I looked at Dave and Greg, could this guy be crazy?   He introduced himself, Brian Klock, he owns Klock Werks.  They make aftermarket windshields for motorcycles and custom work in his shop.  You may have seen his ad in Wing world.  We rode to his shop, pulled off the front tire and took the tire off the rim to get at the valve stem.  We discovered that riding on the flat ruined the inside of the tire.  Again, I thought that was it for my ride. Brian looked at all the tires in his shop, but none were the right size.  Then he went outside and came back a few minutes later with the correct tire on a different bikes rim.  The whole process took about an hour, but we got it done.  Brian explained to us he was on his way home from a wedding and can take 2 different routes home.  I am very grateful he took the correct route home, or he would have never seen us.  Brian, I thank you again for saving our trip, you are our HERO.  If anyone rides thru Mitchell SD and gets a chance to see his products, tell him Jerry sent you.

After we left Klock Werks, the ride continued thru the night.   We made it back to our starting point with 1/2 hour to spare.  The 3 of us did fulfill Dave’s birthday wish, the Butt Burner Gold and 1,500 miles in 24 hours.


Happy birthday Dave.



June 8, 2019 - 150 miles – All wearing safety gear – Submitted by Leo Prentice

Left Rolling Meadows Restaurant in Fond du Lac after our social to the Taste of the Arts Fair in Sun Prairie. Four bikes, all wearing safety gear (AGATT) Tim and Tracy Taylor, Tod and Christine Hellman, Lynn and Mary Randall, and Leo and Linda Prentice.

 

Finally, a beautiful day.  Rode primarily County Roads to Sun Prairie, it was great to be out.  We meandered the venue which consisted of: Arts and Crafts Booths, Refreshments and Food.  Spent time relaxing with conversation under the trees in the Park.  Rode together on the Super Slab back to FDL.



June 13, 2019 - 80 miles – All wearing safety gear – Submitted by Leo Prentice

Four bikes: Leo and Linda Prentice, Richard and Arlis Wood, Ken Hansen, and Wayne Bauman

Linda Prentice planned the ride. Left Fond du Lac at 10:00 AM for an 80-mile ride through the Kettle Moraine area, then south of Fond du Lac arriving at Mr. and Mrs. P's Restaurant at about noon in Ripon.  There we were surprised to see Bill and Mervi Bannasch. Bill is recovering well from his back injury. A windy ride, but the scenery and jocular attitude on the ride was great!  Highly recommend Mr. and Mrs. P's; food, atmosphere, and service was excellent. On a side note: An unknown rider (Leo Prentice) dismounted his bike while his wife was seated prior to beginning our ride.  Leo inadvertently did not put the kickstand down.  The bike and Linda went down!  No physical injuries or damage to the bike.  However, there was damage to Leo's pride, but he is recovering well (LOL)!



June 18, 2019 - 90 miles – All wearing safety gear – Submitted by Leo Prentice

Pie and Ice cream.  Fond du Lac to Friesland and home about 90 miles

Three bikes and a car.  Wayne Bauman, Lynn and Mary Randall, Leo Prentice and Bruce and Bev Roehrborn.

A good rain shower in FDL before leaving.  Light mist on the way home.  America's Dairy Month equals free Ice cream.  The Friesland Band and the homemade pies always makes this trip a winner.  In addition, Ken Hanson, Daryl and Shirley Kuenzi joined us in Friesland.  


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JULY Birthdays

Lori Schneider - 18th
James Felda - 18th
Jill Krizizke - 13th
Thomas Praxl - 3rd
Bob Von Rotz - 20th

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