April 2021 Newsletter

GWRRA WI- Chapter H              Email: wichapterh@gmail.com
Chapter Website: www.gwrra-wih.org
Facebook page: GWRRA WI Chapter “H” and friends (Madison)

Directors: Bruce & Tina Gebhard  Home phone: 608-635-3809 (evenings) Tina Cell: 608–5164320                                       Bruce cell: 608-516-5520  Assistant Directors: John & Denise Scott              608-243-9332                   

Social Location/Date: Sunday April 11th   10:00 AM Monona Gardens Family Restaurant, 6501 Bridge Rd Monona, WI

ACTIVITES FOR THIS MONTH:Friday lunch bunch – 11:00. Watch your email, check the website, or chapter H facebook page for the location.   NO FRIDAY LUNCHES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Happy Easter!     The 2021 riding season “Tour Sheets” are available on the district website at; https://www.gwrra-wi.org/tour-sheet.html  Get as many signatures as you can and turn it in at the end of the year for a chance to win $100. It’s also a great way to get out and meet some new folks or visit friends that you haven’t seen in a while!

April 3rd is the WI District Spring OPS zoom meeting at 10:00 am. Watch your email a few days before that for the invitation link. Everyone is welcome to participate in this meeting.

Sunday April 11th is the Chapter Social and Chapter Challenge mini golf at Vitense golf land. This will be immediately following our social. Cost is $8.00. They have indoor and outdoor courses. We will decide that morning if we are inside or outside based on the weather.

     May 14th & 15th is Dust Off in West Bend , WI at Lazy Days campground. Contact Joe Heindereich @ muskieman1965@sbcglobal.net for questions or more information.

    June 18th & 19th is the Wisconsin “Wild West Wings” rally in Wisconsin Rapids. The district team has a lot of fun rides, games and activities planned. It’s shaping up to be a real boot stompin good time! The rally is FREE this year! Flyers are available at: https://www.gwrra-wi.org/wi-district-rally-2021.html

    Wing Ding 42 is happening this year in Springfield MO. It runs from Tuesday June 29th thru Saturday July 3rd. We really hope you can join us for a great time there! We would also really appreciate your support on Tuesday afternoon during the International Couple of the Year presentations as Tina and I get to go onstage as the 2020-2021 Northwest ICOY.

From the Assistant Directors: Denise and I were out for a drive today (Sunday March 21st.)  While not having the trike and switching to a convertible is a bit of a change we absolutely loved driving with the top down and driving some nice twisty roads between Lone Rock and Spring Green.  We justified this as essential research for rides when the weather warms up.  Now that my time has freed up with retirement we plan on devoting more time to this ride destination research.

While driving through Madison on the way back we saw a motorcycle that was in need of a new tire.  This served as a reminder to all to thoroughly check out your ride before going out for the first time. 

This quick checklist should help (from: http://www.motoreagles.com/blog/get-motorcycle-ready-spring/ ):

  • Check the air pressure and carefully inspect both tires for signs of wear, including bulges, flat spots, or cracks in the sidewalls. 
  • If you rode your bike hard and put it away wet, you’re probably going to need to drain the fuel and clean up any brown gunk or other residue that remains. As for engine oil, if you changed the oil and filter last fall, you’re probably good to go.
  • Those of you who used a battery tender or trickle charger during the polar vortex should be fine, but you should still check for any corrosion and make sure all connections are secure.

Happy April Birthday’s: 17th     Wayne Baetsen 17th     Bob Martin 18th    Bruce Gebhard

April Anniversaries: None that we are aware of

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