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Offline wymple

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Illinois Rally - May 20 to May 22, 2016
« on: May 08, 2016, 09:28:00 AM »
Getting close, guys, no excuses!


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Offline Chuck in Indiana

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Re: Illinois Rally
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2016, 09:49:24 AM »
I wimped out a couple of years ago when I woke up to snow. Barring that, we'll be there.. :)
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Re: Illinois Rally
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2016, 09:51:09 AM »
Hey Dusty! How about a sticky?

May 20 to May 22, 2016
31ST ANNUAL ILLINOIS MOTO GUZZI RALLY

Nine miles north of Oquawka, Illinois on the west side of the Great River Road at Big River State Forest. Rally fee: $35 before May 1st, $40 after May 1st. $5 for children 12 and under. Registration includes: rally cup, Friday night chili & brauts, Saturday night smoked pork dinner, continental breakfast for Saturday and Sunday, 24-hour coffee and cold drinks, hot showers, and two nights camping. No electrical hook-up and no pets allowed. If you bring a pet, you will be asked to leave. Also included: Wooden campsites, 50/50 drawing and door prizes. For pre-registration fees: Make check out to: Illinois Moto Guzzi Riders, Inc. and send to: E.G. Bowman, P.O. Box 231, Kirkwood, Illinois 61447. Questions: John Hart at 309-337-0190. Area Motels: Super 8, Monmouth, Illinois, 309-734-8558; Americinn, Monmouth, Illinois, 800-395-5007; Super 8, Burlington, Iowa, 319-752-9806; Biggsville Hotel, Lynn, Biggsville, Illinois, 888-264-4087.
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Re: Illinois Rally
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2016, 10:31:54 AM »
If all goes according to plan, I will be there on my LeMans III painted up in Italian colors. 
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Re: Illinois Rally
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2016, 11:11:01 AM »
 Geez Chuckie , we give you guys a calendar and you still want stickies I  :grin:

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Re: Illinois Rally
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2016, 03:08:04 PM »
Geez Chuckie , we give you guys a calendar and you still want stickies I  :grin:

 Dusty

But but.. we can't gig Bad Chad, etc on a calendar. <shrug>
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Re: Illinois Rally
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2016, 09:14:58 PM »
Babydoll and I will be through there if work doesn't interfere.  :bike-037:
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Re: Illinois Rally
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2016, 09:36:25 PM »
Babydoll and I will be through there if work doesn't interfere.  :bike-037:

 Ooooo I'm tellin   :grin:

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Re: Illinois Rally - May 20 to May 22, 2016
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2016, 10:41:51 PM »
My plans were derailed today with a carpal tunnel diagnosis.  I'll be home eating 60th birthday cake with my left hand.   
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Re: Illinois Rally - May 20 to May 22, 2016
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2016, 07:00:13 AM »
My plans were derailed today with a carpal tunnel diagnosis.  I'll be home eating 60th birthday cake with my left hand.

Suck it up, JU.. JB duct taped his broken hand to the handlebars.. :evil:  :smiley:
So you have a May birthday, too? I knew there was something superior about you.
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Re: Illinois Rally - May 20 to May 22, 2016
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2016, 08:48:09 AM »
Suck it up, JU.. JB duct taped his broken hand to the handlebars.. :evil:  :smiley:
So you have a May birthday, too? I knew there was something superior about you.

You wouldn't be the 1st guy to drive in in a cage. I've had to do it and I'm only 60 miles away! What better way to try and ignore the fact that it's really difficult to pull up your pants with one hand?
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Re: Illinois Rally - May 20 to May 22, 2016
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2016, 09:24:50 AM »
Suck it up, JU.. JB duct taped his broken hand to the handlebars.. :evil:  :smiley:

LMAO......  I was thinking about that exact thing!   :thumb:
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Re: Illinois Rally - May 20 to May 22, 2016
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2016, 11:54:47 AM »
Not going to be there this year. Someone will have to pick up the slack in the "Quiet zone ".  Right now I'm 7 time zones away.  Had a nice time in Cesky Krumlov CZ. Even found a small motorcycle museum. Will try to get some photos up on photo bucket. Start a river cruise Sunday. Only seen 1 guzzi in 7 days so far.
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Re: Illinois Rally - May 20 to May 22, 2016
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2016, 04:25:31 PM »
We'll be sure to light a candle, or something anyway, in your honor...   Have fun!
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Re: Illinois Rally - May 20 to May 22, 2016
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2016, 06:02:08 PM »
We'll be sure to light a candle, or something anyway, in your honor...   Have fun!

I don't do facebook, but Dorcia says they're having way too much fun.  :smiley: I'll bring a lighter.. :cool:
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Re: Illinois Rally - May 20 to May 22, 2016
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2016, 11:52:30 AM »
Beer consumption will be down in Illinois, but up in Germany  :boozing: :boozing: :boozing: :cool:
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Re: Illinois Rally - May 20 to May 22, 2016
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2016, 09:38:38 AM »
Wx report:
Thursday NightPartly cloudy, with a low around 51.
FridayMostly cloudy, with a high near 70.
Friday NightMostly cloudy, with a low around 54.
SaturdayMostly sunny, with a high near 73.
Saturday NightPartly cloudy, with a low around 54.
SundaySunny, with a high near 77.

Sounds perfect..
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Re: Illinois Rally - May 20 to May 22, 2016
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2016, 01:37:44 PM »
No pollen count in the forecast? I would be willing to bet that there will be plenty. How about gnats?
You know there will be good eats and cold beer.
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Re: Illinois Rally - May 20 to May 22, 2016
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2016, 04:08:06 PM »
And it's here!
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Re: Illinois Rally - May 20 to May 22, 2016
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2016, 05:00:25 PM »
Packing as we type..
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Re: Illinois Rally - May 20 to May 22, 2016
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2016, 07:33:45 PM »
Packing as we type..

 Good news Chuckie  :thumb:

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Re: Illinois Rally - May 20 to May 22, 2016
« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2016, 02:12:29 PM »
Lets hear some reports. Mary called and said weather was great, food was great, and around 200 showed. I was out of commission. Getting old sux.. :rolleyes:
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Re: Illinois Rally - May 20 to May 22, 2016
« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2016, 03:09:49 PM »
I was there Friday evening for supper. Food great as always, had a good showing. Planned on taking pics Saturday but never made it back.
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Re: Illinois Rally - May 20 to May 22, 2016
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2016, 05:09:17 PM »
The weekend was flat out super!  The rally was splendid, as usual, plenty for all to drink!  Nats where mid level bothersome, but some friends had a locally brewed nat away lotion, that smelled good, and works!
210 registered, food was very good, lots of laughs and innocent debachery, for those who like that sort of thing.

Did I mention it was a great weekend and rally?
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Re: Illinois Rally - May 20 to May 22, 2016
« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2016, 05:27:34 PM »
Crap. I *hate* it that I missed it. Thanks, Chad..  :thumb:
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Re: Illinois Rally - May 20 to May 22, 2016
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2016, 06:39:13 PM »
We missed you too Chuck.  Hope you can do something about getting old. :wink:

But we are all counting on seeing you in Iowa asap.
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Re: Illinois Rally - May 20 to May 22, 2016
« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2016, 03:44:47 AM »
Sorry I missed it.  We just couldn't seem to get our act together and make it down.  Did manage to complete a few projects around the house, though.  Good to hear about the great weather and decent turnout. 
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Re: Illinois Rally - May 20 to May 22, 2016
« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2016, 08:57:34 AM »
Post photos when you can! Thanks
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Re: Illinois Rally - May 20 to May 22, 2016
« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2016, 10:04:03 AM »
 It was a great time sorry you didn't make it Chuck the weather was great the quite corner was great thanks for a great rally:)
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Re: Illinois Rally - May 20 to May 22, 2016
« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2016, 11:07:11 AM »
It was a great time sorry you didn't make it Chuck the weather was great the quite corner was great thanks for a great rally:)

Yeah.. me, too.  :sad: :sad: We were packed and ready to go.. really looking forward to it. Woke up Friday morning, and I was dizzy and could hardly walk from my back being out. The only think I can think of is I put a new tire on the Lario a couple of days before.. it was easy as pie. Must have done something, though. Grumble grumble.
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