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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-19-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,855
Posted By Gerken
Proofing report

Had a chance to get away and do some track proofing over the weekend. Things are coming together nicely and it looks as if each days track will be around 175 miles each. Both have their own unique...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-10-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,855
Posted By Gerken
Unsure

I got to think there is some overlap but I can't say with any degree of certainty. Me thinks there are few though. I would not let pace be a factor so no worries about that slow race.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-07-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,855
Posted By Gerken
Updating List

<---COPY FROM HERE

Sign-up sheet

1. Copy this entire post, along with the most current list of names, and these instructions!
2. Hit "New Reply" button at the bottom of page (no, not the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-25-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 949
Views: 79,167
Posted By Gerken
Thanks to you sir

Thanks to you Mr. Shot for the relentless involvement and results you have given. Cannon brings up an excellent point about rider involvement and club awareness in a given area. We as individuals can...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-23-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,855
Posted By Gerken
Good times

Sadly Mr. Yedmod's account of our Hatfield-McCoy adventure is told with alarming accuracy. My one dispute may be that the spirit that hangs in the surrounding air would be that of my trusty 610 Husky...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-23-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,855
Posted By Gerken
Some ideas

This is an excellent question, one I should have considered due to Father's Day. Yes there are many things to see/do in the area although most will require a short drive. At Vel Terra campground...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-21-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,855
Posted By Gerken
Helping Out

Gotcha covered

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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-20-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,855
Posted By Gerken
Sign up sheet

May is on the horizon and time for me to do a little planning. It would be helpful if I had a loose figure on the number of attendee's so here is the sign up sheet. Sure I just copied it from another...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-04-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,991
Posted By Gerken
Motovation thanks

Just wanted to say thanks to all the crew and particularly Cannonshot who helped Craig and I have a grand time. We all know we should get out and ride different places but when Cannon sends out an...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-02-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,991
Posted By Gerken
Who dat handsome rider?

http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y521/tgerken/Ride%20Reports/IMG_0998_zpsqfzwqe9d.jpg

I do you believe you are correct Sir Ben about towing the big BMW. After some mild prodding on my part Ben...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-02-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,991
Posted By Gerken
Lending a hand

I like to think I'm a color blind helpful kind of guy. Ben and I assisted a 1200GS rider at the rally who unsuccessfully traversed the water crossing. Apparently membership in BMWMOA excludes you...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-02-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,855
Posted By Gerken
Waypoints

I hope to do some proofing this weekend. Looks like 86 waypoints so far so lots to see and experience.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-02-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,991
Posted By Gerken
Chilly indeed

Proof that I actually made the trip up to Whigg Meadow in the snow and ice. I am guessing on a clear day it's a great place to take in. This time it still had some charm, just a unique one.
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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-01-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,991
Posted By Gerken
Dam things learned.

I particularly enjoyed our dam visit. One of the first things we learned from the worker we spoke with was that we were not supposed to be there. Something about staying beyond the open gate we...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-01-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,991
Posted By Gerken
Mike's dog Emma

http://cannonshot.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/March-Moto-Madness-2015/i-fpHDpVm/0/X2/tel%20069-X2.jpg

Emma was a big sweetie. Part dog, part woodchuck, all energy. I miss Emma.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-01-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,991
Posted By Gerken
Dragon Newbie

http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y521/tgerken/Ride%20Reports/704377Dragon_zpsztdibez8.jpg

This was my first time on the Dragon and thanks Cannon for making it possible. I had heard stories from...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-19-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 949
Views: 79,167
Posted By Gerken
Thanks

Thanks for the heads up Sir. Just fired off a digital comment from their site. They make it rather easy so no excuses people. Having been on these roads I can honestly say you don't want to be...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6,387
Views: 861,991
Posted By Gerken
Just the ticket

I was wondering how to solve the splash problem with the Madstad so thanks HF for the fix. Just have to ask though, is that a bicycle light attached to the turn signal? Does it help?
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6,387
Views: 861,991
Posted By Gerken
Cannisterectomy and yellow light

So out of the blue last year my yellow dash light comes on. The bike seemed to show no change and my dealer said no worries, yellow means something non threatening needs attention. I finally got...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-23-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,855
Posted By Gerken
Pimp your ride

I have the local graphics guy working on a commemorative keepsake for this event. I bounced a few ideas off him and I think we can come up with an aesthetically pleasing sticker keeping within the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-28-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,855
Posted By Gerken
Cabin Fever

Really want to do some proofing on this track but the weather is not cooperating. I scanned through the pictures folder and ran across a few in the area that should be shared. Here is a shot of a top...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-20-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,855
Posted By Gerken
Camping update

Just had a conversation with Sharon at Vel Terra Ranch. She is ready to take site reservations anytime. You can e mail your request but I get the impression she prefers a phone conversation. Please...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-28-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,855
Posted By Gerken
Scouting Photo's

Had my family in town for the holidays and thought I would drag them along on a scouting mission to one of the stops on the ride. We ended up here.

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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-17-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,855
Posted By Gerken
Funk

Yes Funk Road has been a staple of many a ride in the Carroll/Jo Daviess/Stephenson County area. The township gave it a face lift about two years ago that removed some of its charm but it still never...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-16-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,855
Posted By Gerken
Hugellandschaft Adventure Ride-NW IL June 20-21, 2015

Okay, I’m going to try this once again because I am all about giving back. Years ago I organized an Adventure ride and other than a few club members one rider showed up. I like to think I’ve learned...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-14-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 949
Views: 79,167
Posted By Gerken
Wisconsin - Illinois difference

Being an Illinois resident I always try to keep tabs on what is happening with our neighbor to the north. I find it interesting that it seems in Wisconsin the end users actually get to be a part of...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-10-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 949
Views: 79,167
Posted By Gerken
Great, now everyone is going to want to be a...

Great, now everyone is going to want to be a farmer. Thanks Cannon for all your diligence.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-15-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 123,485
Posted By Gerken
Brushpoppers in Illinois 2015

Dual Sport November 1, 2015

Think untimed enduro with no rider meeting, that's us. Dorky Tim will have the website updated at some time. www.brushpoppersmc.com (http://www.brushpoppersmc.com) He's...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-21-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 624
Views: 45,552
Posted By Gerken
You have been attending way too many meetings...

You have been attending way too many meetings this year so happy to bring you a smile. Thanks to all you do and checking up on us.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-18-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 624
Views: 45,552
Posted By Gerken
More info

Just to elaborate on the Mad One's entry talk we have decided to handle the rider meeting in a different fashion to allow riders a smoother and uninhibited start. Obviously this post chatter and the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-28-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,170
Posted By Gerken
Healed and looking good

Great to see Greg's clutching arm in working order again. Are my hose clamps still holding his luggage rack together? Stellar report as usual Mr. Cannon.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-20-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 21,678
Posted By Gerken
Deja vu

I knew someone had proof that I "nailed it". Actually I believe the offending 3 inch length hardware started life as a quarter inch lag bolt but had rolled through the gravel enough to resemble a...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 08-12-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,519
Posted By Gerken
File saving tip

I run into this problem every now and then. More with Base Camp but Mapsource by itself occasionally. Here is the method I use as a work around. When you download the file and the download window...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-09-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 21,678
Posted By Gerken
Another rider

1. Copy this entire post, along with the most current list of names, and these instructions!
2. Hit "New Reply" button at the bottom of page (no, not the "QUOTE" button).
3. Paste your copy.
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Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 08-07-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,814
Posted By Gerken
Be ever diligent

Your Elizabeth story is why I always include a reminder in my posts to obey the laws. I suppose I should have warned others first as I am well aware that the Elizabeth law enforcement crew means...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 06-30-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,289
Posted By Gerken
Photograph find

Found some more photo's in the folder for this track.

http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y521/tgerken/Rock%20River%20Ride/IMG_0829_zps4f48d892.jpg
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Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 06-30-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,814
Posted By Gerken
Sagely GPS advice indeed

Thanks again Sir Charles for the assist. Lots of information right here on our own ADV forum. Charlie brings up a good point. A quality navigation unit is not a place to shave corners. It is your way...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 06-27-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,814
Posted By Gerken
Yes, what he said. Thank you very kindly Mr....

Yes, what he said. Thank you very kindly Mr. Charlie for the words of encouragement. I think this is your best option then you can manipulate the data as you wish. There are several apps for a smart...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 06-26-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,814
Posted By Gerken
Uh, Colonel Bryan to the white courtesy phone...

Uh, Colonel Bryan to the white courtesy phone please. How do I best handle this? One could conceivably download the .gpx and open it in Google Earth for a better view with road names. I'll work on...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 06-26-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,814
Posted By Gerken
North Illinois DS Track

This is a track that I created for our club's annual dual sport trek. Total mileage for the loop is 165 miles and is best ridden counter clockwise. You can start at the gas station in Mount Carroll...
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