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Spring Tune-Up Ride

You got the taxes done. Spring is in the air! Dust off those bikes. Get ready for the riding season with a nice tour through Southern Wisconsin.

We meet at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery for a hearty breakfast. Then it's off to Lake Geneva, Burlington. East Troy, Eagle, Palmyra, Whitewater, Edgerton, Brooklyn, New Glarus, Blanchardville, Yellowstone Lake, Argyle, Monroe, Brodhead, Orfordville, Beloit, Clinton, and back to Delavan. 240 mile total trip. Things to stop and see along the way. This is a nice way to start the riding season.

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  • Steve

    Rode up to Foley's for a late lunch. Lot's of bikes out and traffic wan't too bad! Plenty of LEO's around as well.:)

    April 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      LEO's ?

      April 29, 2013

  • deb

    Lauren, sorry I didn't get to post this sooner but thanks for putting together the spring tune-up ride. It was great to get to meet new riders! It was a large group which poses some challenges. Next time I'll have to take you out on some fun roads N & W of New Glarus. I'm always looking for a reason to ride... :-)

    April 28, 2013

  • Lauren

    Thanks Scott, I'll post the route this weekend. I could use suggestions on changes and meetup points.

    April 25, 2013

  • Growley

    Even if I can't make the ride, I can help with the paperwork.

    April 25, 2013

  • Lauren

    These are all great suggestions. The next ride will have route maps and meetup points. Phone numbers will be shared. But must importantly I never want to leave someone behind again. We must make sure everyone is accounted for.

    Now, are there any volunteers who wish to help?

    April 22, 2013

  • martin aka s.

    Link the route on google maps and emergency contact number. Unless you are doing the route from memory, you'll probably doing this anyway.

    April 22, 2013

  • Growley

    Suggestion: Hand out hardcopies of route with planned stops. Include phone #s for texting the leader in case you get left behind. Maybe emergency #'s for breakdowns, too.

    Don't do this all yourself. Get some volunteers and Delegate!

    April 22, 2013

  • Ben C.

    Here is a suggestion for the next time. Perhaps the route could be shared with a few others, and have more than one ride captain. With that many riders it would be beneficial to break up into smaller groups. Perhaps a faster group and a slower group so everyone could pick a group that matches their riding style. Another option may be to have a mutual destination ride, where everyone can go at their own pace and just meet at the designated stops along the way.

    1 · April 22, 2013

  • Lauren

    I am so sorry too. It is my fault. I looked to the gas station and didn't see you there . I did a count of the riders, which was incorrect, before we started. I am so sorry this happened. I need to be more careful.

    April 22, 2013

  • Lauren

    Thanks to all for braving the cold. I hope to see you all again on the next ride.

    April 21, 2013

    • Donna P.

      Hope everyone had a good ride. Very disappointed that Monique and I got left behind at the restaurant after gassing up. With no route sheet, we had no idea which way the group went. Not very nice after we rode over an hour in the cold to get to Delavan.

      April 21, 2013

  • Growley

    Wow, lots of people figured it wasn't too cold to go for a ride.

    April 21, 2013

  • Gregg A.

    Riding down with Ben

    April 20, 2013

  • Lauren

    The weather report for Sunday is partly sunny and a high of 60F. Great weather.

    April 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      True lauren but that temp will be at 2 or 3. At 8 in the am were talking 30's brrrrrr.

      April 19, 2013

  • Growley

    I can't do the whole ride, but will at least do a couple of hours

    April 19, 2013

  • Growley

    Depending on how things go with work, I may just do the first portion of this ride - Maybe peel off at Whitewater.

    April 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      If I go, I will have to cut it short as well. What direction are you going after the ride?

      April 18, 2013

    • Growley

      Heading South back to Fontana

      April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was really looking forward to meeting everyone but it looks like it's a no go for me. I'm hard core to a point :)

    April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not certain yet.

    April 19, 2013

  • Donna P.

    Weather permitting - don't swim too well, lol!

    April 18, 2013

  • Todd

    Too much for 1 day!!

    April 15, 2013

  • Gary B.

    Thought I was signed up, but don't see my name on the list. My wife will be along, unless the weather is nasty. Should be fun!

    April 14, 2013

  • Jim and Kim S.

    Well I just found out I will be in Salt Lake city Ut the 21st breathing there crappy air. We will try for the next one. I love my job! :(

    April 12, 2013

  • mike j.

    Having Rotator cuff op april 8

    March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd love to participate in this dust off ride, but can't make rides on Sunday's. I'm at church from[masked] every Sunday, when I'm not racing.

    March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have my children that weekend. Sounds like fun.

    March 6, 2013

    • Lauren

      Family First.

      March 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am sure an opportunity will pop up eventually....especially­ once the snow is gone!

      March 7, 2013

  • Gary

    I am at the Texas MotoGP race that weekend.

    March 6, 2013

  • Jim and Kim S.

    We will be there as long as my company see's fit to let me be home. :)

    January 5, 2013

  • Gary B.

    We'll be there! My bride says she wants to go!

    January 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Concours! Nice ride

      January 3, 2013

  • Steve

    I will be at THC.:)

    January 2, 2013

  • Louis M.

    I put it on my calendar.

    January 2, 2013

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