The ol' Ascot (TranZalp) with Lake Pepin, the wide spot in the Mississippi River.
I met Dave down in LaCrescent, MN and we stayed on the west side of the river, taking a break just north of Marquette, IA.
Pretty sure Louie is wondering why anyone in their right mind would ride that thing to a Moto Guzzi Rally.
Half of the attendees in this photo are from Nebraska, one real member of the Wisconsin MG club and one from MO?
John once again trailer-less.....
Thankfully, we're all quite neighborly.....
I got a short ride in Dave's CSM sidecar....
The private Lake Joy......
Registration for new arrivals....
A panorama view of the main 'upper area' grounds; the 24/7 beer trailer featured at the beginning.
We three rode up to Highland, WI for breakfast at Grandma's Kitchen. I'd have taken a photo but my lens wasn't wide enough to cover the plate.
Besides Dave's sidecar rig, Rick was there with his 750 Breva, an actual Guzzi at the rally.
Both on the way to and then again from breakfast, we found lots of up/down, narrow lefts and rights blacktop. Here we stopped at The Big M.
After lunch with some friends in Mineral Point, the 3 of us headed out for another loop, this time down to the river at Potosi Point, a man-made narrow peninsula stretching for what seems like half way across the wide river. Once used as a way to access deeper water for loading the area's mined lead into boats, now it serves as a convenient boat launch and fishing spot.
Some Guzzi's and an Italian infiltrator.
A new, modern Adventure bike (non-Guzzi) in the background with a machine (Guzzi) that normally would have seen more than its share of Adventure in its day.
The Traditional decorated and well-lit Golf Cart Parade on Saturday night, put on by the campground's seasonal campers. I heard someone counting but lost track, though I believe there were 20 or so carts.
The parade was led by this Lead Dog cart, complete with air horn (loud) and flames shooting out the two exhaust stacks (bright).
A really fun rally, 624 miles on the Honda, fine rides down and home again. Though friend Gene didn't attend the entire rally, he stopped by on Saturday afternoon to share lunch with us and it was very much appreciated. This Madison group of Guzzi Rider's work tirelessly to make sure that we attendees never get hungry or dry during our stay; they truly put on an incredible gathering for just over 200 people.