Saturday, July 18, 2015

Lorem Ipsum - 2015

A few years ago I almost didn't make the event due to my Slip'N'Slide.  Last year I missed it completely, or rather Lauren and I did because the Helix decided to leave us stranded due to a bad bearing.  This year we made it, the "we" being J.P. and myself.

I arrived at the arranged meeting spot a bit early....


J.P. was right on time though so we took off down the Wisconsin side of the river, stopping at a busy Pier 4 in Alma for breakfast.  In no hurry, we finished our chow, taking some back roads south when it made sense.  Buffalo City, Trempealeau, New Amsterdam, Holmen, West Salem, Barre Mills, Westby and finally Viroqua.

Chad was there, freshly back in Wisconsin after his awesome Alaska trip.


Older....




 Newer.....


The Nimbus was back....


Ludwig and John came up from the BBC rally........


The old Tobacco Warehouse looks about the same, I didn't go inside for any book shopping this time, avoiding that temptation.



There were stickers.....



Fortunately for us, there was some shade.....


though this KLR apparently has seen mostly very direct sunlight.....


The ol' Flathead was there...




Glen was there with his 225, busy up here working on his Wisconsin property rather than on his other home piece in Texas.  Not sure who the early model Concours belonged to.


The two of us left, made a few stops and some Long Way Around Loops, working our way mostly towards home.  A gas stop, something to drink twice, a late lunch and home.  J.P. had another hour plus to get back to St. Paul.  We agreed that it was a good ride for a warm July day.