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Title: DeKalb, IL Breakfast? Yeah, December!
Post by: ratguzzi on December 04, 2014, 10:04:38 PM
Hey, actually home this weekend! Looking forward to a below freezing ride to DeKalb!
Make sure your uh.... car is winterized!
See you there!
JB
Title: Re: DeKalb, IL Breakfast? Yeah, December!
Post by: bad Chad on December 05, 2014, 05:53:11 PM
I'm on the edge of being a man or a pussy. 
Title: Re: DeKalb, IL Breakfast? Yeah, December!
Post by: segesta on December 05, 2014, 06:20:33 PM
If the roads are dry, I shall be a Man. Well, a bundled-up Man feeling like an idiot the whole way there, asking myself why the hell I'm riding when it's this cold.
If the roads are wet, I shall be Less Than A Man. But I'll be warm.
Title: Re: DeKalb, IL Breakfast? Yeah, December!
Post by: ratguzzi on December 05, 2014, 09:54:23 PM
got snow tires on the bike so I am hoping for the worst!
JB
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Post by: Semper-guzzi on December 05, 2014, 11:56:10 PM
I was just thinking about you guys today. Went to a Christmas parade here in socal. It's like 60 degrees and people are bundled up like it's Chicago. I even see propane space heaters in front of people. SPACE HEATERS! My wife and I giggled.
Title: Re: DeKalb, IL Breakfast? Yeah, December!
Post by: Sasquatch Jim on December 06, 2014, 02:09:21 AM
  I remember those winter ride to the Chicago golf park breakfast and the Dekalb breakfast.
  I would stop on the shoulder of the road sometimes and squat with my hands in the exhaust flow
  to be sure the fingers would work if I needed them.
  The Chicago ride was 100 miles each way, the Dekalb was a bit further.
  In Washington state the Krain breakfast was 117 miles each way but it wasn't as cold in winter,
  But ooh the black ice and fog made it interesting.
  All just for a damn omlette and coffee.  And a chance to see other people as crazy as me.
Title: Re: DeKalb, IL Breakfast? Yeah, December!
Post by: bad Chad on December 06, 2014, 03:45:36 PM
Omg!   I got the Flu last night, came on like a freight train.   On way back from doc now. Was looking forward to seeing some of you wack jobs too.  Hopefully see everyone at the junction next year.
Title: Re: Re: Re: DeKalb, IL Breakfast? Yeah, December!
Post by: Semper-guzzi on December 06, 2014, 06:35:13 PM
Omg!   I got the Flu last night, came on like a freight train.   On way back from doc now. Was looking forward to seeing some of you wack jobs too.  Hopefully see everyone at the junction next year.
Ha ha. I bet you'll feel fine tomorrow huh.
Title: Re: DeKalb, IL Breakfast? Yeah, December!
Post by: ratguzzi on December 06, 2014, 07:18:38 PM
Omg!   I got the Flu last night, came on like a freight train.   On way back from doc now. Was looking forward to seeing some of you wack jobs too.  Hopefully see everyone at the junction next year.

Well, we missed ya! ...........sort of! kidding!
JB
Title: Re: DeKalb, IL Breakfast? Yeah, December!
Post by: Joliet Jim on December 06, 2014, 08:11:21 PM
Sorry watching the grandson won out over a cold ride to the junction. have a good holiday everybody.
Title: Re: DeKalb, IL Breakfast? Yeah, December!
Post by: guzzisteve on January 02, 2015, 06:57:01 PM
BUMP, BUMP TOMORROW,  Breakfast w/Bob




no, I'm not in town.
Title: Re: DeKalb, IL Breakfast? Yeah, December!
Post by: ratguzzi on January 02, 2015, 08:46:24 PM
and now January!
JB
Title: Re: DeKalb, IL Breakfast? Yeah, December!
Post by: bad Chad on January 02, 2015, 09:03:02 PM
No Flu this year, I'll be there.
Title: Re: DeKalb, IL Breakfast? Yeah, December!
Post by: segesta on January 02, 2015, 11:51:30 PM
Buzzkill Alert:

Issued by The National Weather Service
Chicago, IL
Fri, Jan 2, 9:13 pm CST
... WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST SATURDAY...
* TIMING... LIGHT SNOW AND SLEET WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA AFTER MIDNIGHT THEN TRANSITION TO FREEZING RAIN OR DRIZZLE DURING THE MORNING. PRECIPITATION WILL THEN TRANSITION TO RAIN AND DRIZZLE BY AROUND MIDDAY.
* MAIN IMPACT... A LIGHT GLAZE OF ICE ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE FROM AROUND DAYBREAK THROUGH LATE MORNING.
* OTHER IMPACTS... SLIPPERY ROADS MAY MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW... SLEET... OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES... AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.
Title: Re: DeKalb, IL Breakfast? Yeah, December!
Post by: bad Chad on January 03, 2015, 08:00:46 AM
Roads look clean here in Oswego, maybe a 3/16 of an inch of slush in the few places it hasn't melted, no problem.
Title: Re: DeKalb, IL Breakfast? Yeah, December!
Post by: guzzisteve on January 03, 2015, 08:16:13 AM
Ride the Mazda
Title: Re: DeKalb, IL Breakfast? Yeah, December!
Post by: ratguzzi on January 03, 2015, 01:41:40 PM
It wasn't so bad. Rain, snow, sleet. Around 100 miles round trip. Waterproof gear in the dryer, waterproof boots on the stove ........
JB
Title: Re: DeKalb, IL Breakfast? Yeah, December!
Post by: segesta on January 03, 2015, 04:04:08 PM
It wasn't so bad. Rain, snow, sleet. Around 100 miles round trip. Waterproof gear in the dryer, waterproof boots on the stove ........
JB

 :bow
Title: Re: DeKalb, IL Breakfast? Yeah, December!
Post by: bad Chad on January 03, 2015, 05:21:18 PM
It was not what the sound of mind would call proper riding weather, but then again, what have the sound of mind ever got us?

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You could, though I wouldn't recomend it, call this guy a few things, but a pussy is not one of them!
Title: Re: DeKalb, IL Breakfast? Yeah, December!
Post by: JoeW on January 03, 2015, 07:54:05 PM
BUMP, BUMP TOMORROW,  Breakfast w/Bob




no, I'm not in town.
It's always good to spend time with Bob. Went to his house, he had the wood burner cranked up in the shop. New whistles and railroad lights to show off. Plus, I found a few treasures. I even brought my buddy Neal, he's a Guzzi newbie, first time at Bob's. He's jumping in with both feet. He bought that 7200 mile Sport last summer and I'm finishing a ground up restoration on a 73 Eldorado for him.