Sun Sep 18, 2022 10:09 am

Ossessionato
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 2713
Location: Minneapolis USA
 
Ossessionato
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 2713
Location: Minneapolis USA
Sun Sep 18, 2022 10:09 am linkquote
https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjA7u6z

Dave Langholff organized and led another great four day
extended group ride in SW Wisconsin. We anchored in
Westby WI (50 miles East of La Crosse) at the Norkski Inn
and loop road out each day.

Dave found every back road hill and valley scenic vista in
the area. You can click on the photos above and go to slide
show by clicking on the first photo. Double click to enlarge.

Thanks for all your hard work Dave.

Bob Copeland


Dave our fearless leader. You can not miss him at 6'7" tall.


The crew ready to ride out.


Beautiful hills and valleys in the Driftless Region of SW Wisconsin


Brand new Retro Royal Enfield 350cc ridden by Russ from Iowa


Mike on his latest addition Burgman 400

Sun Sep 18, 2022 6:27 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 10805
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 10805
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Sun Sep 18, 2022 6:27 pm linkquote
lThanks, Bob. I'll get around adding a few more photos tomorrow!
Mon Sep 19, 2022 10:49 am

Member
2021 Vespa GTS 300 Super
Joined: 25 Apr 2022
Posts: 19
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
 
Member
2021 Vespa GTS 300 Super
Joined: 25 Apr 2022
Posts: 19
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Mon Sep 19, 2022 10:49 am linkquote
Looks like a fun time was had by all! Beautiful scenery and bikes to look at. I'll have to see what I can do to make it in 2023
Mon Sep 19, 2022 11:43 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 10805
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 10805
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Mon Sep 19, 2022 11:43 am linkquote
RadioDreaming wrote:
Looks like a fun time was had by all! Beautiful scenery and bikes to look at. I'll have to see what I can do to make it in 2023
Yes...try harder!
Wed Sep 21, 2022 7:42 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 10805
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 10805
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Wed Sep 21, 2022 7:42 pm linkquote
FWIW, The ride has grown to two full days of riding, Friday was split up morning and afternoon loops with a return to town for lunch, around 140 miles per day, which seemed a sweet spot for the terrain of small, curvy roads, and some gravel (I would have sworn that there was none, but hey, gotta keep your reputation intact. ).

After leading this ride for 6 years now, it's getting easier in some ways, but it always seems there's a new twist. I guess it doesn't get old that way. The one consistent factor is that it seems when I take more than a 20 second break from my rearview mirror, everyone disappears on me, lol. The big event this year was one of our guys getting into some gravel on the outer foot of the asphalt and instead of trying to correct on the curve, rode into a shallow ditch. Someone else (names omitted to protect the dignity of MVers) had some target fixation practice and rode into the ditch after him. Fortunately minimal damage and we could continue on. Definitely some lessons learned.

Russ Bees rode his Royal Enfield several hours from Iowa, no small accomplishment at 87. He's still got what it takes!

The area is round barn and Amish country, so besides the hills and valleys (coulees), there was some unique scenery. Amazing how many Amish sawmills were in the area, evidenced by some huge sawdust piles.


Stop along the way to the event


Nice old gas station in town along the Mississippi


Scenic overlook on Mississippi


Mindoro Gap, cut by hand...second largest cut east of Mississippi. Cubsking for scale.


Mindoro


Folk art....amazing what you can do with broken glass and cement!


Got to visit FAST Corp's fiberglass molding graveyard. A unique must-see. Yup...Big Boy was there!


JKJ partaking of some ice cream in front of the cheese store


Accident reconstruction at the crash site. Not all that complicated...


The final catastrophe was on the way back....we'd stopped at an orchard and my friend Mike bought a bottle of maple syrup. On the way home, he opened the topcase to find an open bottle and his duffle swimming in syrup. Sigh.

Fri Sep 23, 2022 7:19 am

Hooked
GTS 250...Like 150i
Joined: 05 Mar 2010
Posts: 333
Location: Kenosha, WI
 
Hooked
GTS 250...Like 150i
Joined: 05 Mar 2010
Posts: 333
Location: Kenosha, WI
Fri Sep 23, 2022 7:19 am linkquote
Thanks for sharing the pics Bob, and Dave. It was a good time and the effort to organize is appreciated.
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