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Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,333
Posted By FreeHugger
Iowa

Do you know why Iowa is so windy?
Because Nebraska blows and Illinois sucks.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-05-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 429,693
Posted By FreeHugger
Wv

[QUOTE=eemsreno;26719762]Just got back from Romney WV. rally.
Great off road riding with some great riders.

Looks like a great trail. How long was the Rally track/trail?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3,376
Views: 1,146,963
Posted By FreeHugger
Field Burn

From two weeks ago. Field burns are common here in Iowa this time of year, but I've never seen one this large and this is also the first time I rode though/in the smoke. Fifteen feet of visibility...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-17-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 429,693
Posted By FreeHugger
two weeks ago

Little slow getting this one posted, but this was taken two weeks ago. I was on my way home from Iowa City and ran into this large field burn. It was a very windy day and I rode in the smoke for...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-02-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 429,693
Posted By FreeHugger
its all you.

I think you are going to have to pioneer this for everybody. It's a noble task and maybe people from the other 3 corners could take it on as well. The guys in the NE probably already have it done....
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,552
Posted By FreeHugger
Looks like a great group. Always pleased to see...

Looks like a great group. Always pleased to see other big bike riders riding from the Midwest to the western hot spots. I am headed to the Northern Rockies this year but hope to get back to the SW...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,552
Posted By FreeHugger
fun

Yes, It really is a great trail to hit if you are travelling from CO to Moab. Lots of different scenery an elevation changes.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-05-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 429,693
Posted By FreeHugger
damn right

:pynd
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-30-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 429,693
Posted By FreeHugger
I blew it

I thought it was tomorrow! Maybe next year or late at night :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3,376
Views: 1,146,963
Posted By FreeHugger
My old favorite and my new favorite

Trans Wisconsin Adventure Trail August 5th 2014
http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b551/Freehugger/transbike_zps1185e7e2.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,354
Posted By FreeHugger
Thanks Everyone

Thanks for the input everyone. Reviews seem to be mixed but everybody probably has different expectations going in.

I will start with the cheapest correction and see if I am satisfied. :beer
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-14-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,176
Posted By FreeHugger
another thread

You can always have him join this thread http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=367543&page=395
and just read back for good riding suggestions or keep up with upcoming planned events or group...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,354
Posted By FreeHugger
rejuvenating the black

Has anyone ever use a product like Wipe New ( http://www.wipenew.com/ ) or something similar to liven up the black plastic side panels on the r1200gs?

I have a 2005 and the plastic is showing...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-13-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 429,693
Posted By FreeHugger
Saturday fun

That looks like a great ride JDubb. Happy to hear more of those passe weren't snowed in.

I took a nice day trip on Saturday down to Keo and followed the gravel (River RD) over to Ottumwa and then...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 106,807
Posted By FreeHugger
agreed

:thumb
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-18-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 429,693
Posted By FreeHugger
alaska

Always love your trip tales and see the pics Steve. Would love to hear more about it.
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 123,127
Posted By FreeHugger
just got back

A group of 5 guys and I rode the Trans Wisconsin Trail last week. Very impressed with the state, the route, the food, and the people of Wisconsin. Would recommend this ride to anybody.

I took my...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-11-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 429,693
Posted By FreeHugger
Twat

A group of 5 guys and I rode the Trans Wisconsin Trail last week. Very impressed with the state, the route, the food, and the people of Wisconsin. Would recommend this ride to anybody.

I took my...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-29-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 429,693
Posted By FreeHugger
my friend says that about his wife :) ...

my friend says that about his wife :)



[QUOTE=no_rice;24273288] it really doesnt look as bad in person as in the pic. just at the perfect angle in the pic.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-29-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 55,650
Posted By FreeHugger
You make an excellent point. It probably wont...

You make an excellent point. It probably wont rain. I was merely trying to figure out what happens if it does.

I live in SE Iowa and yesterday weather.com said it was clear all weekend here, but...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-29-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 55,650
Posted By FreeHugger
weather question

So this will be my first GRGR and after checking the weather today and seeing that it might rain for the next three days, I was curious how this effects the ride.

Questions bouncing around my...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-28-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 429,693
Posted By FreeHugger
WRT again

After talking with several people about riding the WRT, it seems most people have a very different experience regarding how tough the terrain was.

Steve, since you have ridden it more than once,...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,649
Posted By FreeHugger
I don't think you'll be able to sell that without...

I don't think you'll be able to sell that without a price. :D

*Thank you to the previous posters for not being smart asses and helping this guy out.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-20-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 429,693
Posted By FreeHugger
Have a great time Chris. Its beautiful there this...

Have a great time Chris. Its beautiful there this time of year. If you're lucky there will still be waterfalls in the Ozarks. I will be out exploring but nothing planned. Great River Gravel Ride is...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-13-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 48,254
Posted By FreeHugger
tenkara rod

I have heard some of you mentioning tenkara Rods here before. In addition to doing remote dual sport rides I also backback a lot. I am interested in these rods for that reason.

In doing my...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-08-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 429,693
Posted By FreeHugger
nice

MotoProf that is a very sharp looking 800gs. Well played.
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,552
Posted By FreeHugger
Light Pollution Map

I love this handy little reference whne looking for star gazing opportunities. Like I was referencing before there is hardly any light pollution around Canyonlands and The WRT Campgrounds.
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-02-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 55,650
Posted By FreeHugger
In

Please add me to the "In" list. I know I am a day late for tshirts but that's OK. Can I still get a sticker :D ?
Do I need to do anything else?
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,552
Posted By FreeHugger
the finger

I don't make the news, I just report it.
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,552
Posted By FreeHugger
Boulder Field Coordinates

So I am not sure if this will help but here at the coordinates of that boulder field. 38.431097, -109.274081

We camped in the Le Sal National Forest at the Buckeye Campground right next to the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,552
Posted By FreeHugger
I have asked my friend to post some info about...

I have asked my friend to post some info about this trail from the La Sal Campground down into Moab. I could probably find it on google maps but I think he might have a much better idea.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-30-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 429,693
Posted By FreeHugger
Yes this is very true. It can be done rather...

Yes this is very true. It can be done rather quickly. We took a lot of pictures, parked and walked to cliffs to take in the views, lost a guy, or so we thought, for about 20 minutes. We certainly...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,552
Posted By FreeHugger
Camping on the White Rim was one of my favorite...

Camping on the White Rim was one of my favorite parts of the trip. A unique experience and star gazing. When you are out that far there really isn't any light pollution. Not that we have a lot here...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-30-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 429,693
Posted By FreeHugger
White Rim Speed Limit

The speed limit on the trail is 15 mph. The Rangers give hefty tickets. You could do it much faster but it might be expensive. :D
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,552
Posted By FreeHugger
Our group had my 1200gs, an 1150gs, and a 650...

Our group had my 1200gs, an 1150gs, and a 650 KLR. All loaded for a week of camping. It was a bear.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-30-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 429,693
Posted By FreeHugger
Our total time on the trail was about 8.5 hours....

Our total time on the trail was about 8.5 hours. So you could do it in one day. It was recommended to me that if possible you camp on the trail because its such a unique opportunity to be that...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-30-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 429,693
Posted By FreeHugger
White Rim

Gravityisnotmyfriend I have been meaning to do it for a year, so thanks for the inspiration. I wrote a ride report on my ride to the White Rim.
Here is the link...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,552
Posted By FreeHugger
Iowa to White Rim June 2013

I rode the White Rim on my 1200gs in June of 2013 and im just getting around to talking about it. :) Small disclaimer here - What follows is child's play compared to what Steve (eemsreno) does in a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-29-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 429,693
Posted By FreeHugger
sounds good

Yes please let us know. Several of the guys from Fairfield I ride with have also been talking about joining the Great River Gravel Ride. Not sure if that will work out yet, but it looks like a fun...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-28-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 429,693
Posted By FreeHugger
I didn't go down it :eek1. It looked like it...

I didn't go down it :eek1. It looked like it could end badly. I went to the other side and went down into the pit, where it isn't as steep or long, then rode out up the big hill. I find downhills to...
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