Friday, June 29, 2012

Upcoming Events / Rides

  • July 13-15  Iowa Moto Guzzi Rally, Elkader, Iowa
This is a great rally, one I've been to 3 times, two of them have been National gatherings rather than just State rallies.  Held in the city park, the grounds are lovely, many trees, large grassy area with plenty of room to spread out.  The facilities are great; showers, rest rooms, city pool, pavilion, museum, etc.  The local residents welcome the riders and we're fed well, with beverages provided all weekend.  Even the local Pork Queen helps serve the Saturday evening banquet.

On the Cassville ferry....

Found some mud.....

Stopped for a World Famous Gunderburger.....

  • July 21  Lorem Ipsum, Viroqua, Wisconsin
I've not done this one before, though had planned on making it.  Friends have gone and easily convinced me that I should be there too.

  • August 17-19  Minnesota Moto Guzzi, Money Creek, MN
This one's close, happens at the same location as the MN BMW rally.  Located in SE Minnesota not far from the Root River Valley in a beautiful area for riding, this rally, the location and attendees are always a favorite of mine.

  • Labor Day Weekend, Wildcat Rally, Westby, Wisconsin
Typically my last rally of the season, though not the end of my riding season.  There's just something about this group, the area, where it's held, the turning weather.......  Most likely my favorite rally of the year.

Some rain on Saturday....

The "Smell the Roses" ride on Sunday......

A stop at Rockbridge.....

And ????

Last year I took a week off and trailered the Yamaha TW200 down to the Flint Hills in KS and then in the latter half of the week, headed east to MO and joined old friends at the Falling Leaf Rally sponsored by the St. Louis BMW Club.  I'm not sure if I'll attend this year or not; plans still being finalized for my remaining allocated vacation days.


  1. It looks like you'll be busy this summer. I'm going out to Oregon in 2 weeks to meet some fellow bloggers. I'll be home for a week, and then it's off to South Dakota for a week with maybe a ride down to Arizona/New Mexico.

  2. I'm envious of your trips AND time available.....I've got to explore this thing you call retirement.
    Have safe fun West!

    1. When I told the boss I was retiring, he old me that he worried about people retiring "too early". What a fool! If he had retired when he should have, I might still be there. So, I guess it's good for me he's still there!!!!