Rides, Rallies and Events Recap

Sizzler 2005 Motorcycle Rally in Warsaw, Missouri

Written by  June 30, 2005

As a favor to my buddy Mike, Editor of Cycle Connections, I decided to finally write an article for the magazine. I guess what finally got me off my butt to send one in was when Mike told me he didn’t have anyone available to cover the Sizzler held down in Warsaw, Missouri this year. I just couldn’t let the readers who were unable to attend the event not hear about this rally; it’s too fine a time.

The Sizzler is held each year in June at the Never Mind Campground at the junction of Highway 65 South and 7 Highway East in Warsaw. The Freedom of Road Riders, as well as many other sponsors, always put on a great event with camping, food and fun for all.

As I and a few of my fellow Khrome Cowgirl sisters were already going to head down there to set up a booth to hand out fliers about our club of all women riders and try to get some new members, (which we did---welcome to Sandy and Cindy), we decided to do a little PR for Cycle Connections while we were at it. Anyway, I met up with Mike so he could give me a Cycle Connections cover page and some cards so we could do some advertising for the magazine to repay them for all the great press they have given to the Cowgirls through the last year and a half.

The ride down to Warsaw was a hot one but a great one. There were only three of us women riding down from Kansas City, so we were able to enjoy the ride at a leisurely pace. Upon arriving at the campground, we settled in and got ourselves set up for a weekend of some great camaraderie as well as a little PR.

There was quite an assortment of interesting folks already set up for some great shopping opportunities and some great food. With camera in hand, I decided to go on a mission to take lots of pictures and make some new friends. As I walked down the strip introducing myself to all the vendors represented, I informed them that I was taking pictures and would be writing an article for submission to Cycle Connections and that I would give them all a plug. So……as promised…….

Thanks to the following vendors for bringing their goods and braving the heat:

- Crazy Carl’s Beer and BBQ
- Cindy’s Kitchen
- Dri-Wash-N-Guard
- Jewelry and Signs
- Fun and Sun
- Nuts and Scooters
- Whittington Graphics
- Custom Leather Repair
- Camel Toes Clothing and Accessories
- L and L Sales
- Bobs Discount Service
- Crazy J’s Biker Stuff
- Scooter Blacks Ace of Spades Motorcycle Gear
- The Biking Life Magazine

As night approached, the bikers started to settle in to listen to the musical sounds of “Lucid Dreams,” an all-women band that belted out some great tunes, even with a couple band members missing in action.

Saturday morning bright and early the day kicked off with a poker run through the scenic Warsaw area. With the sun warming up, the afternoon became a scorcher, but no one seemed to mind. We were having such a great time it didn’t really matter.

The field events began and the competition was on. There was a slow ride, a board race, a blind trike race, a wet T-shirt contest and even a tapioca pudding-wrestling contest. Believe me you all; it was a great time watching these people compete.

Later in the afternoon my Khrome Cowgirl sister Rosie and I decided to enter our scoots in the bike show being held. We walked away with first- and second-place plaques. We were happy!

Around 5 p.m. Saturday afternoon, with much regret, we began packing up our gear to head home. We had to get back to Kansas City to get up early Sunday morning as we had a prior commitment to help out with the Janey’s Over The Next Hill Ride benefiting the Immaculata Manor for Down Syndrome Women. Hating to leave, we said our good-byes with a promise to return next year for the whole weekend of events.

Even though we were only able to enjoy part of the rally, we had one AWESOME time! I recommend this event highly. It’s a great BASH!! I’m sure we missed a great party Saturday night, but the time we were able to attend still impressed me. I heard that there were over 350+ bikers this year who came to camp, hand out and share our love for the biker lifestyle. This rally is one you will definitely want to attend next year. It’s laid back, well run, and one hell of a time.

Thanks to all who helped put this rally together and make it a success. It was the “BOMB.”

Ride safe everyone!

Little Toto
(aka-Debbi Allen)
Newsletter Editor/Photographer/Web Mistress
For the: Khrome Cowgirls of KC Chapter of Women In The Wind