Photos are now up from the Big Trip to Moab back in May.  I will admit I sat on those for awhile (apologies to John Geiselman).  But here’s the deal: we have almost no pictures from our trips.  I have pics from five events total… see for yourself.  And two of those are non-trips… the Banquet and Inspections.  Nothing from this summer.  I do have some additional video clips from Flat Nasty, but if we want to have a video this year to show at the banquet, we need more to work with.  Right now I have enough to fill one song.  Typically the video consists of four songs.

So I ask you this simple question: Do you have more than half a dozen photos or video clips from any MIJC trip that you do not already see uploaded to our photo pages?  If the answer to that is yes, then you need to shoot me an email (dave@wdln.tv) and we’ll figure out how to get them from you.  I will even drive to your house with a laptop if I have to.  It doesn’t matter if you have them on your phone, a camera, or a computer… just let me know IF you have them and we’ll work from there.

It’s actually a whole lot easier to NOT do a video… I don’t think anyone wants that.  But we can’t do it without your pics.

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Trip Plans

Harlan-KY-062Plans are currently being made in the forum for The Cliffs, which is coming up on September 20th, and also some long-range plans for The Big Trip 2015 to Harlan, Kentucky, which (tentatively) runs from May 16-25.  The club has been there before back in 2009.  If you’re interested in going, you need to get in on the ground floor so that lodging and food plans can be hashed out for the correct number of people.

Looking ahead, our next meeting is Saturday, October 4th at noon at Avanti’s in Pekin.  The cruise-in’s are all done for 2014 so we’re back to our usual mid-day meeting time.  If Avanti’s works out, that will become our usual winter meeting spot.

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Last Cruise-in This Saturday, September 6

Cranwill's PekinOur last cruise-in of 2014 is this Saturday, September 6th, at 6pm at Cranwill’s in Pekin.  Join us rain or shine with your ride!

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August Events

MIJC_08-18-12_Hog_Eat_Larry_Wilson_048Looking at August… The annual Hog Eat at the Stearnes residence is coming up on Saturday, August 16th at 3pm, with dinner at 4:30.  The club provides meat and soda; please bring a side dish or dessert to share.  There’s a thread on the forum going for what people are bringing so there won’t be too much dish duplication.  This is a very family-friendly event with swimming, a bags tournament, and perhaps a little bit of backyard wheeling in the ravine.

At the end of the month the club is headed to Wheelin’ World in Eureka Springs, Arkansas for Labor Day weekend.  Keep an eye on the forum for travel details if you’d like to go.

Our next regular meeting, which is our last cruise-in for 2014, is Saturday, September 6th at 6pm at Cranwill’s in Pekin.  Remember that we usually meet the first Saturday of each month unless a holiday or club trip interferes.  All our events can be found on the Schedule.

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New members

Macgyver Hoferkamp member picWelcome new members Jakob Spitzer and Macgyver Hoferkamp, and a welcome back to returning member Josh Englehaupt.  We’ll see you all at the next event!

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July – August Events

Lou's Drive InComing up for the next month or so…

This Saturday, July 12th, is our monthly meeting & cruise-in.  This month we meet up at Lou’s Drive-In in Peoria at 6pm.  July 19th is the club’s outing to The Cliffs in Marseilles, Illinois.  Skip a week (you can find something to do on your own that weekend) and we’re back on August 2nd with our next cruise-in at the Dream Hut in Bartonville at 6pm.

Looking a bit further ahead, Saturday, August 16th is the annual Hog Eat, hosted by Jill Martin & family.  Time is TBA.  If you’ve never been, it’s a potluck kind of arrangement so start thinking about what you want to bring (the club provides meat and drinks).  There’s a pool, lots of activities and a bit of wheeling might break out in the creek.  Like all MIJC events, families are welcome.  Please RSVP on the forum or to Jill directly.

It goes without saying but I’ll say it anyway: if you want to arrange a trip of your own, call an audible on the forum and see who else wants to go.

One last thing while I have the floor: I need PHOTOS!  We’ve been on a few trips lately but I’ve not gotten much photographic proof.  Please upload them to our FTP site if you know how or if not, contact me and I’ll send you directions.  It’s super easy and can be done from any computer… no computer science degree required.

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June Events

MIJC_6-09-13_Tremont_Turkey_Jill_Martin_001While a good chunk of the club is enjoying Moab, let’s figure out the rest of the month.  First up is the Tremont Turkey Festival parade, which is this Sunday (June 8th).  Watch this post in the forum for details, but it looks like we’d need to line up around 3-3:30.  This is a BIG parade with thousands of spectators so if yer gonna bring candy to throw, bring a decent amount of it!  Next up is our monthly cruise-in on Saturday, June 14th at 6pm.  This month we’ll be meeting at Sonic in East Peoria.  The weekend of June 21st is the club’s trip to Redbird State Riding Area in Dugger, Indiana.  I’ve been there and  it’s a good time with a nice clean campground nearby.

Coming up the weekend of July 4th is another club excursion down to Duke’s Off-Road Ranch.  July 4th falls on a Friday this year so you have extra time to go down to Steve’s place and break something.  If you’re staying local that weekend, take your Jeep over to the West Peoria 4th of July Parade.  The parade steps off at 10am; line up between 8:30 and 9:45.  Parade info (like our lineup position) is available near the corner of Rohmann and Swords in West Peoria.

Don’t forget you can always check the Calendar Page for all the club’s upcoming events for the year.

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