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    Thanks for the intro to Chicago Region BMWOA

    Thanks for the note Mark (@bicyclenut). Now I know my dinner plans for next Monday, besides the fact that SuperDawgs is only about 7 miles away. Moto Works Track day is also penciled in, especially once I read I could have access to free leathers. Lots of personal retraining and reconditioning involved, but all good.
    Maybe see you next Monday, John

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    The Lake to Geneva to Lake Geneva to Lake to Lake DGR

    Quote Originally Posted by llewellync View Post
    Welcome, John. Sorry for your loss. I grew up in Chicago, Skokie mainly before I got a job transfer to South Texas. I started riding again after 30 years. The kids are all grown up and finished college. I remember riding up to Wisconsin around Lake Geneva and the Alpine Valley area. Always stopped at the Brat Stop on the way home. I rode Japanese bikes when I started, couldn't afford Airheads yet. Today, I have a couple of classics. I think I'm the only one riding 40-year-old airheads in this part of South Texas.
    Hey MissionTexas, I was just flipping through this old post and saw your mention of Lake Geneva. A few weeks after the post, I decided to do the Distinguished Gentlemanís Ride. Not sure if your comment was the inspiration for the route, but it worked out just fine.
    https://gfolk.me/JohnStanhaus412811

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    Lake Geneva DGR

    Quote Originally Posted by JDStheHat View Post
    Hey MissionTexas, I was just flipping through this old post and saw your mention of Lake Geneva. A few weeks after the post, I decided to do the Distinguished Gentlemanís Ride. Not sure if your comment was the inspiration for the route, but it worked out just fine.
    https://gfolk.me/JohnStanhaus412811
    John,

    I would've loved to join that DGR or any DGR for that matter. The closest one to my location is 3 1/2 hours away in San Antonio. Business priorities do not allow me to participate in those activities, yet. Hopefully, one of these days.

    That was great you were able to go. I loved riding in Wisconsin around this time of the year. I love the weather, changing of the colors and, of course, have bratwurst on the way back home. I always have friendly conversations with the "Cheeseheads". I remember them calling us "FIBS", (Friendly Illinois Brothers), even though, I know it stands for something else.

    Wayne

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    Looked Up FIBS

    Quote Originally Posted by llewellync View Post
    John,

    I would've loved to join that DGR or any DGR for that matter. The closest one to my location is 3 1/2 hours away in San Antonio. Business priorities do not allow me to participate in those activities, yet. Hopefully, one of these days.

    That was great you were able to go. I loved riding in Wisconsin around this time of the year. I love the weather, changing of the colors and, of course, have bratwurst on the way back home. I always have friendly conversations with the "Cheeseheads". I remember them calling us "FIBS", (Friendly Illinois Brothers), even though, I know it stands for something else.

    Wayne
    Hey Wayne,
    Just going back over this post, and saw your post about traveling in Wisconsin, but realized I never responded. I actually just got back from a 4 day trip into Wisconsin, although on the other side of the state from Door County. People were very nice, but I did spend four years of high school there. Besides, there were not a lot of bikers driving around, it was either too cold, or they were prepping their snow mobiles. That being said, the few I saw were in their colors and were going so fast when they passed me . . .
    Take care, John

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