Wow! What a great LRW lunch at HalfTime Bar & Grill in Johnsburg, IL.
The weather was absolutely perfect, the riding was great and the scenery was dazzling (I’m using poetic license here).
The weather on Wednesday for the ride to Johnsburg was great, the weather was in our favor, with cool breezes, temperatures in the low 70s with big puffy white clouds scattered across a bright blue sky. Seven bikes and seven smiling faces rolled out of the Hoffman Estates McDonalds at 9:45 AM and headed north. We were following what I refer to as my “Standard Route.” 95% of the time when I take a ride and I head north I ride this route. Now the end-point can vary depending on how I feel or what I want to accomplish, but the majority of this route remains the same.
We had a leisurely 90 minute ride to Johnsburg, and I must admit it was great to see the line of bikes behind me again as we rolled along the back roads to our destination. We arrived at HalfTime around 11:20 and finding that their patio was open we requested seating out there for 7.
As usual the 7 of us, 6-Cruisers & a visitor from behind the “Cheddar Curtain,” managed to sample a good deal of their menu, which, by the way we were only given 1 copy of because they throw them away after use. The Specials for the day were 2-dollar, 20 oz. domestic drafts and the full slab of ribs that George ordered and enjoyed immensely. I heard no complaints as everyone seemed to enjoy their meals. As is to be expected the serving of the food did nothing to stifle the conversation around the table which in my mind is the reason to lead rides like this. Exchanging ideas, or even arguing with fellow Cruisers’ make this a great way to enjoy getting together.
After lunch we lined up outside for our group photo taken by our lovely waitress, and after this everyone saddled-up and left at their own pace. I want to thank everyone Hugh, George, Bill, Cosmo, Frank and Candi for coming along to make this an enjoyable LRW lunch and ride. It was a good day with good friends.
Enjoy the photos below and if you missed this LRW, there will be a chance for a repeat LRW journey to a different location on August 19th.
Submitted by: SLP w/photos from HGB and SLP