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Early Bird Ride

Weather permitting, the first group ride of 2014. Leisurely breakfast at Henry's dinner followed by a ride of the North Loup of the Loess Hills.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a good ride and great weather good people had a blast

    April 13, 2014

  • Mark K.

    Other than a cold start, it was a nice ride.

    April 13, 2014

  • Charles J C.

    The ride was great, but the temperature could have been about 15 degrees or so warmer. Great getting together with everyone again and meeting some new folks! Can't wait for the next ride! 4 stars for the cooler temps. :-)

    March 31, 2014

  • neal S.

    ride was good , also very cold at start.
    Mike, I have that pattern for the lower shields.
    what is the best way to get this to you?

    March 30, 2014

  • mjbahr007

    Great turnout, we had 14 members show up at breakfast, 2 more that join us for the ride and 12 bikes that participated in the ride. Temp was about 28 degrees for those starting out at 7am and rose to about 39 degrees for the start of the ride which kicked off at 10:45am. I want to give a big thanks to Charles Coumbe who quickly stepped in to take over the ride from me when I was injured earlier in the week. Thank you Charles!

    March 29, 2014

    • Charles J C.

      It was a pleasure and a lot of fun! The ride would have been better only if the temperature was a bit warmer. Thanks for organizing the ride, Mike.

      1 · March 29, 2014

  • Gary J.

    Really cold but a great time!

    March 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nikki and I had a lot of fun riding and meeting everyone!

    March 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I apologize for rsvping but then being a no show. Something came up last minute and I wasn't able to attend.

    March 29, 2014

    • mjbahr007

      No problem I know things have a way of changing at the last minute. We are looking forward to seeing you on future rides!

      March 29, 2014

  • mjbahr007

    Many of the no shows had let me know before hand so thank you. Also in attendance were Shelly Benscoter, N Parriott, and Evan Uber. If I missed your name or did not give you credit for attending note it in the comments and I'll make the necessary adjustments.

    1 · March 29, 2014

  • mjbahr007

    Very cold but sunny. about 39 degrees at the start.

    March 29, 2014

  • mjbahr007

    Hi Folks i will be leaving in route to Henry's Dinner in 5 min. I am looking forward to seeing you all!

    1 · March 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will not be at Henry's for breakfast. I still plan on being at Casey's in time for the ride.

    March 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Guys, just checked the weather for next 18 hours. I am going to have to pass. 30-34 degrees at 8-9 a.m. it a little to cold for my old bones. Have a good ride!

    March 28, 2014

  • mjbahr007

    I was hoping someone could pick up the slack and still guide the Loess Hill North Loup ride for the group. If someone is willing to help guide the ride could you post it for the group. All you really need is someone that knows the route and is willing to go slow enough for the whole group to hang together. I anticipate my back will feel better in a week or so if I give it some rest now.

    I’m looking forward to seeing you all Saturday morning!

    Mike Bahr

    March 27, 2014

    • mjbahr007

      North Loup Loess Hills
      March 29, 2014
      1. Start: Crescent, IA Kwik shop 0.0 Miles
      2. North to Badger Ave. 0.2
      3. Right 205th Street 3.9
      4. Left Juniper Road 4.1
      5. Left RD L34 5.7
      6. Guide to Left York Road 17.7
      7. North Overton Ave. 18.1
      8. BeeBeetown, IA 19.0
      9. North Hwy 30 to Logan, IA 28.6
      10. Left to North 2nd Ave/Hwy[masked]
      11. Northeast L23 Magnolia, IA 35.7
      12. Left Easton Trail to Pisgah, IA 42.2
      13. Left 1st Street/South Hwy 183 in Pisgah,IA 47.5
      14. Left to East Hwy[masked]
      15. Left Loess Hills Trail 58.2
      16. Missouri Valley, IA 1st st/Hwy[masked]
      17. South 6th street/Loess Hills Trail 69.3
      18. Old Lincoln Hwy 72.9
      19. End: Crescent, IA Kwik Shop 84.4

      March 28, 2014

    • Charles J C.

      Got it, Mike! I'll be sure to print off 20 copies when I get home tonight. I've already added the map to my Google Maps locations, so (hopefully!) it'll still be there when I get home. :-) See ya in the morning!

      March 28, 2014

  • Charles J C.

    If any of you have previously RSVP'd that you are going, but are no longer able to do so, please update your RSVP to the negative so we can make sure to get a proper head count in the morning. We don't want to leave anyone behind, nor do we want to wait around for someone who isn't coming. Thanks everyone!!

    March 28, 2014

  • Jim W.

    I will not be going on the ride in the morning, will catch the next one for sure, be safe guys. Hope you are feeling better Mike.

    March 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be going to World of Wheels at the CenturyLink Center tomorrow, I will try to make if for breakfast at Henery's Diner and then head back.

    March 28, 2014

  • mjbahr007

    I have adjusted our projected numbers at Henry's Dinner to 16 people. If more show we can easily throw a couple more tables together!

    March 28, 2014

  • mjbahr007

    Folks, just a reminder, even if you cannot ride for any reason you can still join us for breakfast at Henry's Dinner. It will give everyone a chance to meet and discuss future ride plans. See you all there!

    March 28, 2014

  • Ray

    Mike, hope you feel better soon.
    I won't be able to make it Saturday.

    March 28, 2014

  • Ray t.

    Take care of yourself! Feel better soon!

    March 27, 2014

  • mjbahr007

    Also, and this is very important, if for some reason you cannot make the breakfast at Henry's Diner Saturday, because of a last minute conflict, let me know by Friday before noon so I can give them an adjusted total. I told them to hold a table for 24 but that can be adjusted if I let them know soon enough.

    March 27, 2014

  • mjbahr007

    Hi Folks,

    I need some assistance. Today, while at work a car hit me in the crosswalk. Fortunately I was walking and not riding on my bike. I did not break anything but it kind of knocked my old man spine out alignment. I plan on seeing a doctor Friday. I plan on attending our breakfast Saturday morning at Henry’s Dinner but I will be driving my car, not riding my motorcycle. I will not be able to lead the scheduled ride afterwards. After we eat I will see you all off from Casey’s Gas station after taking a group photo. Then I’ll go home and get back in bed.

    March 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Too cold for me to ride from Lincoln. Forecast here is below freezing at 8am.

    March 27, 2014

  • Ray t.

    Ray and I are sad we can't make it after all! We are buying a house and it closes in less than two weeks so we have last minute details we need to tend to. Hope to see you all next ride!

    March 26, 2014

  • mjbahr007

    I just made a table reservation for 24 at 9am at Henry's Dinner in Crescent, IA for Saturday. We can throw in a few extra chairs if needed. I'll most likely get there by 8:45 am so I have a good place to park my Bike....hehe

    1 · March 25, 2014

  • Jim W.

    Breakfast at Henry's sounds good.

    March 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Breakfast at Henry's for me too, thanks.

    March 22, 2014

  • Gary J.

    I plan on having breakfast at Henry's diner.

    March 21, 2014

  • mjbahr007

    The 10-day weather outlook for Saturday, March 29, 2014 is a high of 65 and a low of 43 with sunny skies and no precipitation. It looks like we will have a great day for the ride. We just have to be prepared for adverse road conditions like potholes, mud and silt left over from the winter as well as motorists not used to seeing motorcycles out on the road yet!

    March 21, 2014

    • Charles J C.

      I was just on the Loess road yesterday between Glenwood and Missouri Valley. The road is great except for two 10-foot stretches of gravel on either end of a bridge half-way between Council Bluffs and Twisted Tail. Of course, that's south of our starting point, but I thought out was worth mentioning for any other rides in the near future.

      1 · March 21, 2014

    • Charles J C.

      Make that one 10-foot stretch of gravel on each end of the bridge. That makes more sense. Nothing serious in any case. And there are signs giving drivers earning anyway, so it's no surprise when they get there.

      March 21, 2014

  • neal S.

    I plan on breakfast at Henry's

    March 21, 2014

  • mjbahr007

    I will contact Henry's dinner to give them a count for our group. Comment here if you will be eating breakfast at Henry's Dinner so I will be able to give them good numbers. If you chose to eat elsewhere that is fine we are planning on kick stands up from the Caseys gas station at 10:30am. We will stop at The Twisted Tail in BeeBeeTown, IA for a bathroom break and then roll on when folks are ready.

    March 21, 2014

    • Ray t.

      Ray and I will b eatin at Henry's . Sounds like a fantastic day!

      March 21, 2014

    • Roz

      1 for me for breakfast

      March 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Me and the wife will be there

    March 21, 2014

  • Mark K.

    I plan on eating at Henry's.

    March 21, 2014

  • Milt H.

    Sorry I won't be able to make it...unfortunately I work most Saturdays. I'm in the auto service business and manage one Saturday a month off. Can occasionally swap Saturdays. Maybe someone will plan some rides on Sundays.

    March 13, 2014

    • mjbahr007

      We will have some Sunday rides, just a matter of someone coming up with a ride suggestion and planning it.

      March 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking like I'm going to be working also.

    March 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to better weather and a fun ride.

    1 · February 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it.

    January 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just joined and hoping the weather is good and I am able to ride with you.

    January 29, 2014

  • Charles J C.

    Can't wait for the weather to get its act together so we can get back on two wheels again! Looking forward to the first (of many) group rides this year.

    January 10, 2014

  • mjbahr007

    Yes Charles is right. Since March is at the tail end of winter we will give it a chance to warm up a bit before we ride so I'm thinking 9 am breakfast for those that want to and kickstands up at around 10:30 from Casey's gas Station. This will be one morning we don't care if they are a little slow!

    1 · January 8, 2014

  • Mark K.

    Is 9 AM the time the ride starts, or the time we meet for breakfast?

    January 8, 2014

    • Charles J C.

      I'm thinking that 9 AM is the time to meet for breakfast. I'm sure if anyone wants to just participate in the ride without meeting for breakfast (or just coffee), we can announce a time for 'kickstands up' from Casey's (the usual starting point from Crescent) - probably around 10:30 AM since Mike mentioned a 'leisurely breakfast'. That's what we did that last couple times when we left out of Crescent for the folks who ate elsewhere.

      January 8, 2014

  • Ray t.

    Can't wait !

    January 6, 2014

  • Ray

    I hope to be able to make it, schedule allowing.

    January 6, 2014

  • Charles J C.

    Can't wait for the weather to get its act together so we can get back on two wheels again! Looking forward to the first (of many) group rides this year.

    January 6, 2014

  • mjbahr007

    I'm figuring hard winter leads to an early spring! Got to think positive. Worst case scenario we can still meet at Henry’s dinner for a nice breakfast and chat, maybe do some planning for the rest of the riding season.

    January 6, 2014

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