05/16/2018 LRW Thirsty Horse Bar & Grill, Bristol, WI

LRW Riders:             The lunch details for this Wednesday

Lunch Host:             Hugh Brandt

Lunch Date:             Wednesday, May 16,

Restaurant:             Thirsty Horse Pub & Grill

                                 12711 Bristol Road (Rt. 45)

                                 Bristol, WI

Phone:                262-891-3080        

Meet Time:             10:00am

 Located in Bristol, WI, The Thirsty Horse is a comfortable, north woods type of tavern with Spotted Cow on tap. That alone should make this a must do ride. Good Friends, Good Food, Good Service and Cold Beer. What more could we ask for.

The ride details:

  • Ride Lead:  HGB

  • Departure Date:  Wednesday, May 16th

  • Departure time:  10:00 am

  • Meeting place: McDonald’s, Hoffman Estates

  • Miles to Destination: +/- 50 miles

  • Arrival Time: Approximately 11:30 pm

  • Return Time: Your option.

  • Weather Outlook: Great, Not even a hint of rain in the forecast.

RSVP’s will be appreciated.

Ride it if you got it,



5/02/2018 LRW Brandt’s of Palatine.

Lunch Host:       HGB

Lunch Date:       Wednesday, May 2nd ‘18


Brandt’s of Palatine

807 W. Northwest Hwy. (Rt. 14)




Meet time:          11:30am

Brandt’s of Palatine is an old, friendly neighbor tavern, not unlike Cheers.  They are well known for their half-pound burger from the Chicago Stockyards.  Not in a mood for a burger?  They have a full menu to choose from.  If the weather cooperates, they have a great outdoors covered deck for alfresco dinning.

RSVP’s will be appreciated.

Wednesday, Brandt’s by Brandt.  Se ya there.



Hugh and Bob

Steve, Don and George.

Bob, Steve, Ken, Lynn and Bill.

As you can see we had a great turn-out.

Actual motorcycles at a LRW event.

Discussion that was too deep to settle at the lunch table.

This weeks LRW mug shot.

Official “milling-around” time.

More motorcycles. (in case you forgot what they look like)

04/04/2018 LRW Penny Road Pub – Barrington.

LRW Riders:             The lunch details for Wednesday.

Lunch Host:              Ken McCall

Lunch Date:             Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Restaurant:             Penny Road Pub                                   

                                 545 Penny Road                                   

                                 Barrington , IL 60010                                  

Phone:                     847-428-0562                                   


Meet Time:              11:30am

 Located in Barrington, Illinois, the Penny Road Pub is best described as a Casual Pub & Grill (and has hosted thousands of bands). They have been here since 1853.The building was remodeled and a large addition was built in 1994. They have a large menu, and claim to have the best Hand Tossed Pizzas around.

Parking Lot view of building.

View from the Penny Road side.

Now this is “eatin’ right in the neighborhood.”

Some of the lunch crowd. Ken M., Don K., & Bob G.

Bob G., Don K., & Ken M. (I must be getting old as I’m beginning to repeat things!)

Ken M., George B. & Bob W.

Steve P.

Joni B. & Joe H.

Marge W. & Ken V.

Twp Happy-Guys.

Ken & Steve with our new recruit Angela.


There was something for all of us at this place. Good Friends, Great Food, Good Service and Cold Beer.

by: SLP, Editor.

3/21/2018 LRW Broken Oar-Port Barrington.

LRW Riders:              The lunch details for this Wednesday

Lunch Host:                Bob “TT” Wagner

Lunch Date:                Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Restaurant:                 Broken Oar Bar & Grill                                

                                    614 Rawson Bridge Road                                   

                                    Port Barrington             

Phone:                         817-639-9468

Meal Time:                  11:30am

The Broken Oar is best described as a casual riverfront tavern.  (Which is true.)  It’s sits on the banks of the Fox River and is definitely casual and our kind of place.  As Bob is hosting, of course there are TATTER TOTS on the menu.

Me? I’m confused!!!!!

How do you spell relief? P…B…R…

You can see by the smile on Joni’s face how much fun she is having…………(Ken obviously keeping her in stitches)………….

Enjoying out “guilty-pleasure’s”.

Enjoying another “round” of BS…………………

Bob meditating(?) before lunch was served………………

03-07-2018 LRW Meier’s-Glenview (Parts 1 & 2)

03-07-2018, Part 1, LRW Meier’s Tavern-Glenview

Took a step back in time today——

60’s–50’s–40’s–??? nope–30’s to

Meier’s Tavern –Glenview –

known for–


A family owned tavern Established in 1933

The place is a throw-back to the old days,

familiar, and comfortable with good food

and friendly service, provided by our

server Marge!

Burgers and tots, salads, and corned beef

were enjoyed by all.

The liquid of choice by most was DAB — a German Ale.

There was lively conversation and lots of

laughter, provided by good friends,

making for a great time!!!!!

Thanks to Bob G. – Hugh B. -Bill H. – Ken V. – Steve P. -GWB 3 – Joe H. – Cosmo F. – Bob W. – and Greg B. –

Thanks for joining me, George!


LRW 3-07-2018, Part 2-The Ghosts of Glenview

I always enjoyed a good ghost hunt.  But little did I realize that Glenview was a hotspot.

A recent visit to an old-time tavern in Glenview gave me the first hint of possible paranormal activity, upon entering Meier’s Tavern.  Visitors enter through a portal which immediately arouses one’s senses and gives the first clue to a most unusual tavern.   An old battered door, flower boxes featuring dead flowers, dead pine branches hanging over the eves and a horse’s head beckon the brave of heart traveler.  Passing through the portal was like entering another dimension 100 plus years past.  Dark, moody, eyes watching from the shadows as you find a table and the spooky sound of silence.

Needing a beer, I don’t find a waitress but I do see a bartender hunched over and busy behind the bar.   The bar is dark and gloomy so I’m looking at all the old memorabilia from over 85 years of operation; Quite fascinating actually.  Upon arriving at the bartender’s station I look up and find myself facing a stunning young woman, not the “Hunchback of Meier’s”. She was wearing a very low cut blouse showing lots of gorgeous cleavage (alas, missing a well placed tat) and asked if she could help me.  She also asked if I was Bill and something about a motorcycle in a ditch and an angry wife.  I ordered a Dortmunder Dab and resumed observing the bar’s features.  When my beer was ready, definitely needed by this time, I turned back to the bar only to find the hunchbacked bartender smiling at me.  Now I know I’m in another dimension.

Not having my divining rods with me to check for energy plumes I took out my camera, which has a special setting for photographing paranormal activities.  At which time the owner of Meier’s comes over, sits down and says “you look like you’ve seen a ghost”. And I replied, ”Yes Sir, I believe I did and please tell me more”.

Well, the story goes that in the late 1800’s a young woman was being stalked by a grizzly old guy and sought refuge in this bar now known as Meier’s. The young woman, a Ms. Helenor Highwater, was eventually killed by the stalker who was never found.  The owner said that the sightings became so frequent that they started calling the old guy the “Glenview Stalker” but now we just call him George, and he’s harmless.  The legend was born.

While the story telling was going on, I was snapping pictures hoping to capture an active spirit and, to my surprise, I believe I caught the “Glenview Stalker” trying to scare me off. 

I finished my beer, headed for the door and got the heck out of there.

Submitted by HGB

Your Humble Correspondent