As you browse our pages, you will gain an understanding of who we are, what we are about, and where we are going. What you won't gain is a solid grasp of who we are as people, who we are as riders, and who we are as members of this outstanding organization, Top Cats - Illinois. Let me explain.....
Originally, Top Cats – Illinois was formed by a group of motorcycle enthusiasts who were business men and women. Their purpose was to enjoy business networking and the sport of motorcycling. Over the past decade and a half, Top Cats has evolved into a first – class group of motorcycle enthusiasts who enjoy conservative and safe riding, socializing, networking, and community involvement.
Today, any visitor to a Top Cat meeting, or a Top Cat event, will quickly realize that our group is one that easily welcomes newcomers, embraces safe riding, and provides opportunities for great riding adventures in a safe environment.
As people, our members are business owners, executives, and entrepreneurs (Top Cats) who are riders, co-riders, or non-riders. All, however, are motorcycle enthusiasts. And...they all have three important ideals in common; business networking, safe motorcycling, and community involvement.
Team Riding: Two Up!
By: Mary Walters, Road Captain
Are you getting ready for this summer’s motorcycle runs? Some of our Top Cats are already out West and the year is under way! And you know that their great memories and stories are developing every day! And for those of us still here - The excitement of spending time on the road is creeping into our thoughts. Those WARM ideas are growing as the cold snowy days are disappearing!
As the riding season begins, it would be good for us to start discussing some topics that will add to the fun and safety of the riding season. Many of us ride with a partner… and it can be a challenge when ‘Team Riding’. Sometimes the issues that creep into the trip can change the aura of those ‘special ‘ biking memories
This article will take a quick look at the ‘Team Ride’ conversation. “TEAM”, you ask? Yes… Team. Its when two people are riding together… the idea is as follows: