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    Quote Originally Posted by uncutshirt View Post
    Hey all,

    I've been trading emails and we have a time and date to meet and plan out a trip or two.

    Who can make a meeting on 1/09 (wed) in Lake Bluff? Beemer01 suggested we meet at 6pm at:

    Mccormick's Restaurant & Lounge
    5 N Skokie Hwy, Lake Bluff, IL 60044-1764, United States

    I know its a bit far north for some but we can trade off on locations over time.

    Happy Holidays

    ~ curt
    At the risk of frightening people away I think I may drop in on the Wednesday meeting. See ya all there.

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    Wow, this is shaping up nicely. Does McCormicks know we are descending upon them? I'm trying to visualize the area around Knauz and not many places pop into my head and those that do are none too large.
    Anyroad, doesn't matter. Still the 9th at 6 p.m., yes?


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    Yep.

    McCormicks it is. The regulars don't mind the additional company - though I can't wait to see how they are handling the new Illinois smoking ban imposed my our 'way too involved' State government.

    See you there!


    And while I'm on this topic - isn't there a official Chicago Chapter of the BMW MOA? Before this renegade group gets too organized, it might make sense to consider joining an existing organization too?

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    I have never been a part of a "club" that started from day one. Let us make this our own.

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    Existing Group

    Quote Originally Posted by Beemer01 View Post
    And while I'm on this topic - isn't there a official Chicago Chapter of the BMW MOA? Before this renegade group gets too organized, it might make sense to consider joining an existing organization too?
    Actually, I found the group, Northern Illinois BMW, back in Nov and got myself invited to their next meeting on the the 8th. There are listed as a yahoo group but membership is not automatic. They actually denied my yahoo request to join the group but the president of the group went out of his way to invite me to the group's xmas and new year's get-togethers. They want new members but they want to meet first and see if all get along.

    http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/NIBMWR/

    They seem like good folk. I was planning on checking them out first and letting others know what its all about. My impression so far is that they do not ride as much socialize. All things being equal, I like the group that we put togther so far - like OU182 said - lets make it our own.

    ~ curt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beemer01 View Post
    McCormicks it is. The regulars don't mind the additional company - though I can't wait to see how they are handling the new Illinois smoking ban imposed my our 'way too involved' State government.

    See you there!


    And while I'm on this topic - isn't there a official Chicago Chapter of the BMW MOA? Before this renegade group gets too organized, it might make sense to consider joining an existing organization too?

    As a precaution, is there a place to crash nearby in case I have too much fun?

    Hotel or motel nearby?

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    site

    btw - I have a web site that we can use to post stuff -- directions, pics, etc...
    I built a shell of site - If we use it then great

    www.uncutmotorrad.com

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    Chicago Region BMW

    As a member of Chicago Region BMW Group, I've enjoyed some nice trips. Met lots of good people. Jerry, who's the president of the group manages to get better rates for the members for hotel accommodations at the National Rallies. I've so far liked being part of this group. It's a fair size group, as a matter of fact, CRBMW got the award at the West Bend for the most attending members.

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    Uncut -

    Couple of motels around the corner(s) if it gets too late.

    Funny how much sooners late comes the older I get

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostridery2k View Post
    are you asking if my cage is silver??
    here it is
    Is there any other color?

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    I did already. From my buddy's heated garage across the street, into mine.
    BIG RIDE!

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    Food for thought

    Here are couple of ideas for riding north and south. We can discuss and gather opinions on possible scenarios.

    Michigan U.P.
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    Food for thought

    Going South perhaps - Shawnee Hills (National Forest)
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