JPC Spring Camp Out, May 18th-20th, 2018

Spring Camp Out

A pay as you go event

At Crazy Horse Campground

In Brodhead, WI

May 18, 19 & 20TH was the Spring Campout in Brodhead, Wisconsin, at the Crazy Horse Campground.  Bob and Marge Wagner, George Barrington and Bob Crosson were at the campground starting on Wednesday (THE 17TH).  They enjoyed riding the roads and making a beer run to the New Glarus Brewery for Spotted Cow in George’s truck.  I understand that more than a few bottles were transported back across the border.

The weather predictions were fine for Saturday, but Sunday looked like it was going to be a wet day.  Ken and I decided just to drive up for the day to lead the ride and then come home.  The fog was thick for quite a few miles as we headed north.  It did clear up and it was nice in Brodhead. Ken led us on a myriad of alphabet soup roads and rustic roads as we rode through the countryside.  We had the roads mostly to ourselves as we wandered towards Mazomanie for lunch at Rookies.  After a delicious lunch, we wandered the countryside some more with Ken leading and then switching off with Steve Mendel to take us back to the campground.   After kicking tires for awhile, we headed for home.  It was the first 400+-mile day for me this season.

It was a great ride with great temperatures, great roads and great people!  Thanks Ken and Steve for a great day!

Photos and Story Submitted by President McCall


May 26, 2018-Flags for Vets, All Saints Cemetery

Each year the Des Plaines American Legion Post 36, the sons of the American Legion Squadron 36, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2992, JPC veterans and JPC volunteers honored our local deceased veterans by placing over 4000 flags at their headstones at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines.

Eleven members were present.  It was sunny but the ground was very hard so next year we bring battery drills, a string trimmer and leaf blower will be brought to the event.

JPC volunteers met at, and left from the Des Plaines McDonald’s at 8:45 AM for a short ride, led by George Gauss to All Saints Cemetery for the placing of the flags.


2018 Jerseypine Cruisers Annual Dues.

Fellow Cruisers:

It’s that time of year again when the Executive Board makes the decision that we have to pay our annual dues.  This year they have set the dues as follows:

Regular members ….. $20.00

Associate members … $10.00

            NOTE: if you were a “Browncard” in January 2017, per the revised constitution, you are now a Regular member.

You can pay your dues by mailing then to:

Jerserypine Cruisers

c/o G W Barrington

410 S. Michigan Ave

Villa Park, IL 60181

Or in person at a Sunday morning breakfast run or at a monthly meeting.

Please make check payable to Jerserypine Cruisers.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at.

Or call:                                      (630) 927-4810

See you on the Road

George 3

2018 Tour Directors Meeting

George Gauss, the 2018 JPC Tour Director, is inviting everyone to an informal Ride Leader meeting.
The meeting will be at the Hoffman Estates McDonald’s on Saturday April 7th, at 9:30am.
Please if you are interested in leading a breakfast run and if you have previously lead a ride or, attend even if you have never lead a run and are just interested in what George has in store for us this year. 
George Gauss
JPC 2018 Tour Director.

2018 Installation Dinner.

March 17, 2018

Rose Garden Cafe

111 E. Higgins Road

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Bob and Marge



Marge and Joe

Hermin and Shirlee


Steve and Lucy

Presentation of Plaque to Greg our outgoing President by incoming Treasurer Joe and President Sandy.

Greg and Rose.

Mr. Bill.

Bill and Jean.

Dan and Alicja.

Dennis and Linda.

Carol and Mike.

George and Bev.

Sandy and Ken.

Frank accepting the “Cruiser-of-the Year” award from Greg.

Rick and Flo.

Dave and Trish.

George received the male “Spoke-of-the-Year” award from Greg.

Steve, Hermin, Ken and Bill with their 10,000 mile patches.

Jean received the female “Spoke-of-the-Year” award from Greg.

Your 2018 Board. Joe (Treasurer), Bob (Vice-President), Candi (Secretary), Sandy (President) and Greg (Chairman).

Our DJ, “Lenny D”

Ken and Lynn.

My Hog. (Submitted by Bill Hominick)

While riding my Harley, I swerved to avoid hitting a deer, lost control and landed in a ditch, severely banging my head.

Dazed and confused I crawled out of the ditch to the edge of the road when a shiny new convertible pulled up with a very beautiful women who asked, “Are you okay?”

As I looked up, I noticed she was wearing a low cut blouse with cleavage to die for…

“I’m okay I think,” I replied as I pulled myself up to the side of the car to get a closer look. She said, “Get in and I’ll take you home so I can clean and bandage that nasty scrape on your head.”

“That’s nice of you,” I answered, “but I don’t think my wife will like me doing that!”

“Oh, come now, I’m a nurse,” she insisted. “I need to see if you have any more scrapes and then treat them properly.”

Well, she was really pretty and very persuasive. Being sort of shaken and weak, I agreed, but repeated, “I’m sure my wife won’t like this.”

We arrived at her place which was just few miles away and, after a couple of cold beers and the bandaging, I thanked her and said, “I feel a lot better, but I know my wife is going to be really upset so I’d better go now.”

“Don’t be silly!” she said with a smile, while unbuttoning her blouse exposing the most beautiful set of boobs I’ve ever seen. “Stay for a while. She won’t know anything. By the way, where is she?”

“Still in the ditch with my Harley, I guess.”

2-21-2018 LRW Muggs-N-Manor-Addison

2-21-2018 LRW , Winter Version

Five intrepid individuals braved the bitter cold, howling winds and driving rain to head to the far reaches of the Western Suburbs (Addison?) to indulge in a delicious luncheon meal at Muggs-N-Manor Bar & Grill.

Hugh Brandt, George Gauss, Bob Graeff, Bill Homick and I enjoyed a delicious banquet of broasted chicken dinners and perfectly prepared grilled, ground beast sandwiches served with various sides. These delicacies, as well as brewed concoctions hereafter referred to as ‘beer or ale’ were expertly presented to us by Jodi, a very dedicated “Serving Wench” whose enthusiastic  devotion made sure our needs for condiments did not go unfulfilled and that our goblets did not fall empty.

As always, good food, good friends and good conversation made for a “GREAT TIME.”


Article & photos by: The Editor (Steve P.)

2018 Honda Gold Wing

Saturday, February 3, 2018.
Just returned from Des Plaines Honda where I got to sit on the new Wing. As an observation seat-height feels like it is about 1″ taller than my 2013 and just by sitting on it I can’t tell if it is any lighter than mine. I opened the side cases and they are even smaller than they look from the outside. Dash layout is a lot cleaner looking than mine because there are a lot fewer buttons. GPS screen looked nice and bright and better placed than mine. Also I found the crash-bars. They are under black plastic covers and would only need replacing (the covers, not the bars) if you are rolling when you drop it and scratch them. When questioned they (DPH) told me that they laid it down and just like the previous models no plastic touches and is damaged. Got to hear one run outside and it sounds about the same as mine.

Submitted by the Editor-SLP