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Title: Final!! IL Rally, coming up fast!
Post by: bad Chad on May 03, 2022, 05:23:35 PM
- tried to kill this long running mid America rally, but failed.  It starts May 20th, located on the banks of one of the worlds great rivers!  A better time is hard to find.
Title: Re: IL Rally coming up fast!
Post by: dguzzi on May 03, 2022, 05:57:02 PM
Maybe more details?
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Post by: Ratso88 on May 03, 2022, 07:06:01 PM
Except in case of catastrophe I should be there  :thumb:

I suppose I should preregister, huh?
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Post by: kballowe on May 03, 2022, 08:15:29 PM
    36th ILLINOIS BIG RIVER STATE FORREST MOTO GUZZI RALLY

Nine miles North of Oquawka Illinois on the west side of the "Great River Road" at "Big River State Forest." Accordance to the campground no generators after 10 P.M. and before 7 A.M. PRICE: $35 before May 1st. $40 after May 1st. $5 for children 12 and under. Friday and Saturday supper, cold beverages, Saturday and Sunday continental breakfast. For pre-signup contact: John Hart, P.O. Box 422 Kirkwood, Illinois 61447 - Or Ron Tinkham, 1465 20th Street, Kirkwood, Illinois 61447. Phone: 309-768-2489 for more Information. Absolutely no pets allowed, anyone who brings a pet will be asked to leave. Registration includes: Friday night chili and brats, Saturday night smoked pork dinner, Continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday and rally cup. 24-hour coffee and cold drinks, hot showers, two nights camping, no electrical hook-ups. ALSO INCLUDED: wooded campsites, 50/50 drawing and door prizes. T-shirts will be for sale. LOCATION Pre-registration and info: make checks payable to Illinois Moto Guzzi riders, Inc.
Title: Re: IL Rally coming up fast!
Post by: guzzisteve on May 03, 2022, 09:35:04 PM
Chad,  Lil birdie told me Sergio will be there. Wish I could go.
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Post by: Joliet Jim on May 04, 2022, 08:44:35 AM
Chad,  Lil birdie told me Sergio will be there. Wish I could go.

Damn if I didn't already have plans with the grandkids. It would be good to see him again.
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Post by: AJ Huff on May 04, 2022, 09:08:27 AM
Would like to but that's my daughter's birthday weekend.

-AJ
Title: Re: IL Rally coming up fast!
Post by: bad Chad on May 04, 2022, 10:45:39 AM
Cool beans Steve, thanks for the heads up!
Title: Re: Final IL Rally, coming up fast!
Post by: bad Chad on May 06, 2022, 10:00:38 PM
It's been announced that this is it for the Rally, at least as presented by the original crew.   End of an era is at hand, best get your lazy asses to the rally!
Title: Re: Final IL Rally, coming up fast!
Post by: bad Chad on May 09, 2022, 01:09:27 PM
bump
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Post by: wymple on May 09, 2022, 01:20:09 PM
Would like to but that's my daughter's birthday weekend.

-AJ

Bring her !
Title: Re: Final!! IL Rally, coming up fast!
Post by: Texas Turnip on May 09, 2022, 03:09:33 PM
I said it 30 years ago and I'll say it again that the rally is worth twice what you charge. Watch ut for the racoons as they dug into my tank bag for two apples.

Tex
Title: Re: Final!! IL Rally, coming up fast!
Post by: wymple on May 10, 2022, 07:47:08 PM
I think it's a bit odd that we go to rallies to bike trip, but the best of all is 60 miles from my home. Illinois.
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Post by: Chuck in Indiana on May 11, 2022, 12:47:02 PM
Bring bug spray..  :smiley:  :boozing:
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Post by: bad Chad on May 11, 2022, 12:57:00 PM
Chucks right.  Mosquitoís are easy to manage with standard deet products, but the little (non biting) mats can be super annoying.   Get some nat juice , canít remember what itís called, but it works pretty well and last much longer than vanilla.
Title: Re: Final!! IL Rally, coming up fast!
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on May 11, 2022, 07:35:22 PM
I may have to *cough cough* drive. I know.. TMI, but I was installing a new argon bottle on my TIG welder, leaned over, and.. uh.. my.. uh nether regions didn't care for it. After a (pretty nice) ultrasound  :azn: :evil: experience, Dave the Doc says to not do that and take it easy for a while. A 350 mile ride on the AeroLario may not be in the cards, but I'd hate to miss this one.
Title: Re: Final!! IL Rally, coming up fast!
Post by: bad Chad on May 12, 2022, 10:41:15 PM
Fly in if you have to,  just be there!
Title: Re: Final!! IL Rally, coming up fast!
Post by: wymple on May 13, 2022, 02:36:51 PM
https://bugsoother.com/collections/best-sellers-products/products/bug-soother-the-all-natural-bug-repellent

This is the local hotshot, & the best I've ever found. Most Hy-Vee stores & Casey's carry it. Stops those nasty little gnats.
Title: Re: Final!! IL Rally, coming up fast!
Post by: bad Chad on May 14, 2022, 09:58:57 PM
Thatís the stuff!
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Post by: Chuck in Indiana on May 15, 2022, 05:17:21 PM
Thatís the stuff!
Would you help a brother out and share, Chad?  :cool: :boozing:
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Post by: Tkelly on May 16, 2022, 12:36:46 PM
4 cheeseheads coming from driftless area.
Title: Re: Final!! IL Rally, coming up fast!
Post by: bad Chad on May 16, 2022, 05:12:40 PM
Would you help a brother out and share, Chad?  :cool: :boozing:

Whatís mine, is yours, my brother from another mother!
Title: Re: Final!! IL Rally, coming up fast!
Post by: G5 on May 18, 2022, 07:57:32 PM
Chad, PM sent
Title: Re: Final!! IL Rally, coming up fast!
Post by: Ratso88 on May 19, 2022, 07:00:17 AM
Bags are packed and the GRiSO loaded.

Heading out in a little   :bike-037:
Title: Re: Final!! IL Rally, coming up fast!
Post by: Tkelly on May 19, 2022, 07:11:57 AM
Planning a lunch ride to Warsaw oldest town in ILLINOIS.Any road closures down that way?Most scenic ride in the area and there is a really old brewery overlooking the river.
Title: Re: Final!! IL Rally, coming up fast!
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on May 19, 2022, 12:46:29 PM
Planning a lunch ride to Warsaw oldest town in ILLINOIS.Any road closures down that way?Most scenic ride in the area and there is a really old brewery overlooking the river.
Have a good ride, Tom.. :thumb: Is that Potosi or is it another brewery I don't know of?
Title: Re: Final!! IL Rally, coming up fast!
Post by: wymple on May 20, 2022, 01:08:34 PM
I'm sure he means this place.

https://www.facebook.com/warsawbreweryllc/photos/

Park your bikes looking right at the river. Nice place
Title: Re: Final!! IL Rally, coming up fast!
Post by: guzzisteve on May 20, 2022, 01:13:52 PM
Bad storms over there this AM on it's way east across IL.
Title: Re: Final!! IL Rally, coming up fast!
Post by: wymple on May 22, 2022, 04:19:44 PM
It was a great rally.
Title: Re: Final!! IL Rally, coming up fast!
Post by: wil b. on May 22, 2022, 08:27:31 PM
As usual the Illinois Rally was fun with EXCELLENT  chow.
The rain was gone by early afternoon, so it's  all good.
This was the last Illinois put on by this crew. After 35? years they deserve a rest!
Job well done & many thanks!
Title: Re: Final!! IL Rally, coming up fast!
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on May 23, 2022, 04:47:55 PM
Yeah, well done by all. Where has the time gone?? At any rate it was great to sts with the denizens that don't normally go east of the Wabash. Sergio drove up from Florida, and Karl Werth was on 3 wheels, but still in the air.
Good times.. :thumb:
Title: Re: Final!! IL Rally, coming up fast!
Post by: Tkelly on May 23, 2022, 08:10:45 PM
Many thanks for the great hospitality and excellent camaraderie over all these years.This rally was one of the best I have attended,I hope our rally in Wisconsin canlive up to this one.