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CHAPTER C NEWS - OCTOBER - 2020

Chapter Social: Social - Faros Family Restaurant
Social Location: Faro's Family Restaurant 131 N Pioneer Road Fond du Lac WI 54935
Time: Saturday, October 10, 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 OCTOBER

Social | Social - Faros Family Restaurant
Saturday, October 10, 2020 9:00 AM
Faro's Family Restaurant 131 N Pioneer Road Fond du Lac WI 54935

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

Fortunate Souls | Fortunate Souls Lunch
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:00 PM
Backyard Grill 838 E Johnson St Fond du Lac WI 54935

Chapter C Ride | Color Ride
Friday, October 2, 2020 10:00 AM
Team Motorsports 1890 Mid Valley Dr De Pere WI 54115


UPCOMING EVENTS NOVEMBER - 2020:

Dinner Social | Fall Dinner
Sunday, November 1, 2020 6:00 PM
Sunset on the Water N7364 Winnebago Dr Fond du Lac WI 54935

Social | Social & Planning Meeting
Sunday, November 8, 2020 9:00 AM
Primo 2605 Jackson St Oshkosh WI 54901


From The Directors

                                                From the Directors

 

The days are shorter, the weather is cooling down, and the foliage is changing.  This is Wisconsin in the Fall. In motorcycle terms, this means comfortable conditions for riding (although you may need to layer up or turn on those heated accessories in the early morning).  We are blessed with such a wide variety of beautiful scenery here in Wisconsin: lakes, rivers, wooded areas and of course fun roads.  So more than ever it is time to get out and ride because soon you will be suffering from PMS (Parked Motorcycle Syndrome).  At this time of the year riding conditions are changing.  Harvest is in progress, watch carefully coming over hills or around curves for large agricultural equipment. Use wisely your riding skills in sharing the road with our farmers.  Speaking of sharing the road, Bambi is in rut, and he or she does not have her mind on the road, and extra care on your part is necessary.  The oil from wet leaves presents another issue:  two wheeled vehicles do not fare well if they are sliding down the road.  There are risks/benefits to every activity in life, paying close attention, remembering and using the skills you learned, results in an enjoyment that many parts of our country do not have, “Fall color riding”.

 

Chapter C is out there “riding Wisconsin” and this year is no exception. Members have led some wonderful rides, both long overnight rides and shorter day rides.  Chapter C has an overnight Fall color ride planned for early October, and it would not surprise me to see a day color ride pop up at the spur of the moment.  Our Fall calendar is also full of social get togethers for the Fall.

 

Why is Chapter C so successful? it is because of the commitment of the members to contribute to the “Fun Factor”.  With that in mind, our planning meeting for next year’s activities is in November, so now is the time to begin thinking about what you want to do as a member and make it happen.  It is amazing with the “New Reality” of the coronavirus and the adaptations that we have had to make this year, and yet all the fun that occurred.

 

Enjoy the ride,

 

Leo and Linda

Wings RidingWisconsin

August 22 – 29, 2020 – 1,286 miles – All wearing safety gear – Submitted by Jerry Hempe

With 2020 being such a crazy year, and a lot of vacations were cancelled, I felt needed something to take our minds from reality.  I decided a weeklong trip.  Let’s go to South and North Dakotas.  They do not have a lot of Covid cases, so I thought it would be safer there.

We had 5 bikes and 1 car head out on Saturday.  We took 2 days to get to Custer SD, approximately 420 miles per day.  We stayed at “The Roost Resort” just outside of Custer.   Tom and Shelah are the owners and our hosts.  They also ride a bright yellow Goldwing.  They took some time and lead us on a ride thru the area, and showed us some spots to stop and really enjoy the views. (It also gave us bonus points for having a nonmember ride with us).

The Roost is a great place to stay.  It is centrally located for many attractions like Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse and needles Hwy., and a lot of curvy roads.  The place has different sized cabins, from a one bed to a 2 bedroom.  Almost all of them have kitchenettes to help save on the cost of eating out all the time.  Each cabin has its own theme and is decorated nicely.  Tom and Shelah made sure we had whatever we needed; they even came to visit us in the evening after a great day of riding.

If anyone or any chapters want to ride the Black Hills, this is a great place to stay.  Look up The Roost Resort for a fun stay.  Tell them Jerry Hempe sent you, maybe not, he may charge more.  Ha-ha.  You won’t be disappointed.

Thursday, we said goodbye to one of the bikes, as they had to head home.  The rest of us headed to North Dakota to ride thru Roosevelt National Park.  There is a North unit and a South Unit.  On the way to the Park, we rode up a road they call the Enchanted Hwy.  There were giant metal sculptures along this road.  It was great to stop at each one and take a look.  The detour to take this road was more fun than just seeing corn fields.

On Saturday evening we finished our ride.  1286 smiles later we were home, telling our families about another great ride.  I hope you plan to join me on the next ride.

Thanks

Jerry Hempe 

August 25, 2020 – 51 miles – All wearing safety gear – Submitted by Bruce Roehrborn

Last Tuesday, August 25th, we started in Fond du lac; 5 members with 2 bikes and 1 trike rode to Scoops in Chilton. there we met three more of our members, 1 bike and a Truck after having a nice time chatting and eating ice cream, the 5 of us rode back to Fond du lac; total mileage was 51 all five of us had on full safety gear. 

August 27, 2020 – 200 miles – All wearing safety gear – Submitted by Leo Prentice

A beautiful motorcycle ride for those retired and wished they were retired took place on Thursday Aug. 27, 2020..  All were rearing safety gear.  We had 5 bikes and two trikes.  Seven members from Chapter C and two members from Chapter E.  We began our journey from Fond du Lac, passed through Green Lake, Belin, Poy Sippi, New London, Shiocton, and finally ended at our lunch destination in Bonduel at Doc's Harley Davidson.  Gorgeous riding particular route 187 and County K, smooth pavement and lots of sweepers. Mother Nature was kind with good cloud cover and comfortable riding weather.  Doc's is a potpourri of a Harley dealership, all kinds of critters, unusual and entertaining buildings, museums,  and of course excellent food.  The ride there was about 120 miles to our destination.  Going home, we split basically into two groups as our home destinations varied, making this about a 200 mile ride.  

August 29, 2020 – 128 miles – All wearing safety gear – Submitted by Lori Schneider

Todd (Gold Wing) and I (V-Star) met Barb and Al Enderby (Chapter C) at Team in De Pere.  Al lead a ride to Iron Buffalo on some really nice back roads.  Before our lunch stop, we went to the Curran Spirituality Center.  Al often stops there while working, to eat his lunch in the parking lot but never has checked out.  It was a very calming area with a lot of memorials to ones that have passed.  We then continued on to Iron Buffalo. After we parked our bikes and got ready to go in and have a pizza, we got to the doors which had a sign “No Pizzas – Sorry No Food” So back to get suited back up again and head on down the road came across another place down the road which Al had suggest we stop at.  It was so busy with baseball games going on we passed and continued up.  We then headed to Loops on the Loop and had a great lunch.  We then headed to Frogg’s for ice cream and then decided it was time for us to head home. The weather was perfect riding today, felt like an early Fall day ??, my favorite time to ride!

September 1, 2020 – 153 miles – Submitted by Ken & Leanne Hansen

2 bikes, 2 trikes, and 3 Spyders, 10 people, some non GWRRA people.  Started out in Wautoma, meandered to Amherst for a break then meandered to Weyauwega for lunch then home.

September 5, 2020 -82 miles – All wearing safety gear – Submitted by Lori Schneider

Tod Hellman, Christine Hellman and Lynn and Mary Randall met in Fond du Lac and headed south to meet Todd Schneider and Lori Schneider.  From there, Lori lead a ride on back roads to Team Motors in De Pere where we met another group for a ride to Little Fat Gretchen’s (see below for details on that ride).  It was a perfect day for riding!  Hope we have many more of these coming in the months ahead…Ok I may be wishful thinking LOL

September 5, 2020 – 187 miles – All wearing safety gear – Submitted by Al Enderby

 

We left Team Motorsports with 10 motorcycles (8 from Chapter C and 2 from Chapter M). Our destination was Little Fat Gretchen’s.  A quick road from Team took us to a nice road along the Fox River heading south as we admired the high-priced homes and great views of the river. Through the countryside we passed many cornfields, with some already harvested and some about to be. Hwy 187 going north from Siocton took us through some nice winding country roads. Passing through Clintonville, we finally hit some backroads again!  This lead us to our destination, where our bellies were calling out-feed me! Little Fat Gretchen’s did not disappoint! We even met up with Jerry and Marge Hempe and Marge’s cousin, who was nice enough to hold our tables! Then homeward bound we were. After getting through New London, three bikes went north and the reminder led by Tod Helman went south. At the split we had put on 187 miles and a whole lotta FUN!


September 13, 2020 – 70 miles – All wearing safety gear – submitted by Leo Prentice

All motorcycle riders and co-riders were wearing safety gear. We had 4 motorcycles with 5 members of Chapter C and in addition were led by Chapter C members Leo and Linda Prentice in a car.  It was a beautiful early Fall day and we left Fond du Lac on Sunday morning following our Chapter Social. We headed out to the northern Kettle Moraine area on beautiful twisty roads to Chilton, WI. for a fuel stop and rest. From Chilton we headed north and west to the 1000 Island Environmental Center in Kaukauna, Wi., a beautiful natural area along the Fox River.  We spent some time along the wooden pathways admiring the local environment and wildlife. Following our visit. we stopped at Dick's Drive-in in Kaukauna for burgers and ice cream. The ride was about 70 miles. Following socializing and consuming our treats we all headed home.

September 15, 2020 – 177 miles – Submitted by Ken and Leanne Hansen

2 bikes, 1 trike, and one Spyder, 5 people, 177 miles

Started out in Wautoma meandered to Adams Friendship for a break then to Mauston for lunch at Culvers then home. 


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OCTOBER Birthdays

Mike Schmidt - 7th

OCTOBER Anniversaries

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