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Jdubb 08-11-2011 12:36 PM

NE Iowa gravel Route R
 
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R was started in May, but took a couple trys to get it all. Maybe a little mud. As with the others it is rolling hills with little used country roads that have sweeping corners. There are a couple Class B Roads, but not something that is challenging, unless it is very wet. There is one Class B I have gone around (Harvester). There is a picture of a bit of mud there Doyle & I encountered. This is the longest route and should require about 8 hours to complete. It can be ridden with all sizes. Take your lunch as there are limited places to eat outside of the gas stops. If you get a chance stop in Elkader downtown across from the gas station and get a Mit Burger. They are first class. It is a little trailer downtown and only open during the summer. Also some of the areas you will ride through are Amish so watch out for their buggies. Pic's here
https://picasaweb.google.com/1184264...eat=directlink

Gham 08-28-2011 06:30 PM

Nice trail,my wife suggested Iowa to retire too (in Michigan now) so I stumbled on this and was enjoying the rural picks!:D

Rethy 08-28-2011 07:07 PM

Retire in Iowa???
 
Now thats funny. If you are a motorcyclist this is one of the worst states to live in. You can run some gravel roads and along the Missisipi for a while but they get old relatively quickly. Utah, Colorado, Nevada northern Arizona have much more to offer a motorcyclist. But if your into watching corn grow come on down. Me I can't wait to retire so I can get out of Iowa hehe.

Gham 08-30-2011 09:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Rethy (Post 16734135)
Now thats funny. If you are a motorcyclist this is one of the worst states to live in. You can run some gravel roads and along the Missisipi for a while but they get old relatively quickly. Utah, Colorado, Nevada northern Arizona have much more to offer a motorcyclist. But if your into watching corn grow come on down. Me I can't wait to retire so I can get out of Iowa hehe.

we're still in the discussion stage for the next couple years!!! Thanks for the heads up

torgo 10-10-2011 08:33 PM

Leaving to!!
 
In 5 years when the kid graduates I'm out of here. AZ or NV for me. Wife can come along or stay, no matter to me.

Riding in IA SUCKS!!!! Even South Dakota is better.

:asta

TrdLtly 10-16-2011 05:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Gham (Post 16733870)
Nice trail,my wife suggested Iowa to retire too (in Michigan now) so I stumbled on this and was enjoying the rural picks!:D

While there are better states to live in if you want to ride off road I am not sure they are worth living in. We have lived in Colorado, New Mexico, California (northern and southern), Utah, Oregon, and now we are in Iowa. Every state has it's drawbacks. The expense of living in the other states is not worth it to us. Besides taxes, the housing prices alone are reason enough not to move back. The house we bought in NE IA would cost us ~$100k more in CO, ~$30k more in NM, forget CA, ~$50k more in UT, and ~$50k more in OR. Great places to VISIT, but we won't move back.

My suggestion: Retire in NE Iowa (NE Iowa is covered in trees and hills). Buy a Travel Trailer or 5th Wheel Trailer and travel. Works great for us.

DeadEnd 06-14-2012 07:43 AM

I know that area well. OP rode by our old farm. Literally right past the lane.

Small world.


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