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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-12-2004, 11:35 AM
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I am sure that at least some of you are aware that there used to be a restaurant down in Illinois (Highland Park) on RT 41 called Highland House that was a VERY popular place for bikers on sunday mornings. I am curious if anyone has been making any other plans for Sundays? I hear that a place called Joe's in chicago has been making a bid for the business as well as a place that is a little closer called Fatman's. It is on Rt 41 and Rt 21 in Gurnee. It is about an hour and 15 minute ride from my place on the north side of Milwaukee. I would love to know of a place that gets as busy as HH used to. You always knew you could find a group to ride with there if you were looking for a Sunday ride.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-12-2004, 11:55 AM
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Glenn would know

I think Glenn W at hoppe would know Highlands replacement (or attempt)

Never heard of Joe's.

Been to Fatman's- not sure if it's a hangout on sundays, but it's a cool place.

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I think Glenn W at hoppe would know Highlands replacement (or attempt)

Never heard of Joe's.

Been to Fatman's- not sure if it's a hangout on sundays, but it's a cool place.

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I went by Fatman's a few weeks ago and there were only a handful of bikes gathered there. It was a cool morning but I was out. I was at Joe's for their first Biker Brunch and there were probably about 75 bikes there, not bad for their first shot at it. I think alot of the riders that did goto the Highland House were pretty much fair weather riders. We'll see how things change in the coming weeks as the weather (hopefully) gets batter. There is also the Broken Oar in Cary that is a very popular breakfast joint. In the summer, the boaters (and their scantily clad boat candy) are there in force along with a few hundred bikes.

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Yep

Been to broken Oar too- another nice place-

Nope skinny- that pic was from last summer- Not even close yet:

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Other than that, I"M READY!

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Been to broken Oar too- another nice place-

Nope skinny- that pic was from last summer- Not even close yet:

Tank off- bare metal
F Fender Off- bare metal
Rear Fender Off- bare metal
Tailight disassembled
Forwards 75% complete, but need powdercoating
Fairing Off- needs paint and final rewiring to bike harness
Front wheel off- needs tire
Intake off- waiting on Barons BAK, will do the de-smog in the process, while the tank is still off.

Other than that, I"M READY!
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Where exactly is the Broken Oar?

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Went one weekend last year and there were a lot of bikes, including a few VTX's

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in an earlier episode bluto was heard to say... "There is also the Broken Oar in Cary that is a very popular breakfast joint. In the summer, the boaters (and their scantily clad boat candy) are there in force along with a few hundred bikes".
Anything on or near water (ahhh boat candy ) in the summer sounds like a good ride to me. Does Blarney's Island still exist and do boat races on Thursdays and can you still get there without a boat?
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Anything on or near water (ahhh boat candy ) in the summer sounds like a good ride to me. Does Blarney's Island still exist and do boat races on Thursdays and can you still get there without a boat?
Blarney's still exists and yes, you can get there without a boat, you jus have to pay the ferry man! LOL! As far as I know, there is still boat racing going on every thursday. Some real eye candy there!

Another fun "candy store" is the Sundance Saloon in Mundeleine on friday nights. They have their own version of Mardis Gras (complete with beads and ....well...you know what goes along with beads ). The only problem with the place is that they play both kinds of music, country and western, just not my style. But, I will put up with it for an evening every now and then given the "sites" that one sees! LOL!

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