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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-25-2014, 11:55 PM
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Posted By Motorcyclelad
Nice KLR, I've got a 2012 set up about the same...

Nice KLR, I've got a 2012 set up about the same as yours. You anywhere near Ouray, CO? I was out there last year, and it was amazing. I LOVE Colorado! Have fun!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-25-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,420
Posted By Motorcyclelad
Des Moines breakfast thingie..

Is this still going on? I just found this page. I'm an hour+ West, but it would be fun to come out sometime. Any updates on the June get together? Or any get together?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-25-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6,121
Views: 379,289
Posted By Motorcyclelad
Talking Dr650

Remember when the Missouri river flooded? I had to go play in it.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-15-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6,121
Views: 379,289
Posted By Motorcyclelad
Really nice 2012 KLR for sale.

https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/485221_10151653464981454_911768211_n.jpg
About 4k miles, Lots and lots of extras including:
Firstgear side bags and top bag
Taller windsheild
New...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-22-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6,121
Views: 379,289
Posted By Motorcyclelad
Anybody else see the chick dump her bike at...

Anybody else see the chick dump her bike at Baxter Cycle open house? I just feel so bad for her, it's like she's breaking into the male dominated world of motorcycling, but then she drops her harley...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-17-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6,121
Views: 379,289
Posted By Motorcyclelad
Baxter Cycle in Marne Iowa

I'll be there Sunday around 1:30pm. Should be riding a blue goldwing (it's my Dad's:) A buddy will be riding my DR650.
Hope to see ya'll there!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-23-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6,121
Views: 379,289
Posted By Motorcyclelad
[QUOTE=regg;21710399]I wasn't planning on going...

[QUOTE=regg;21710399]I wasn't planning on going out today because of the forecast, but it ended up being pretty nice this afternoon, so I got to survey some of the washed out


Hey, nice seeing...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-17-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6,121
Views: 379,289
Posted By Motorcyclelad
[QUOTE=KLR 41B;21659822]Racked 425 miles and 4...

[QUOTE=KLR 41B;21659822]Racked 425 miles and 4 states this Fathers Day with my 11 year old Son Tyler on the KLR. Our butts are sore, but we had a great time! More pics in the blog.



Way to go...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-14-2013, 09:08 PM
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Views: 379,289
Posted By Motorcyclelad
What is this "Paragraphs" of which you speak? ...

What is this "Paragraphs" of which you speak?






I was just trying to express in words the conundrum we all face as motorcycle riders: Enjoyment vs Risk.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-12-2013, 09:13 PM
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Views: 379,289
Posted By Motorcyclelad
It's hard to justify the dangers of riding...

It's hard to justify the dangers of riding sometimes, especially when you have four young children like I do. But on the other hand, people die of silly stuff all the time like choking on a low fat...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-08-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6,121
Views: 379,289
Posted By Motorcyclelad
I only got got 100 feet in because they had a...

I only got got 100 feet in because they had a metal gate on it, but it was pretty fun to look at. It's an old mine just south of Ouray, just before you hit the summit.



My Dad bought it off...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-05-2013, 08:16 PM
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Views: 379,289
Posted By Motorcyclelad
Wee Colorado Trip. Thanks for the well wishes and suggestions!

Here are just a couple before I go to bed. Had one heck of a ride. Really a ride of a lifetime. (as are most motorcycle trips:lol3)...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-30-2013, 06:11 PM
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Views: 379,289
Posted By Motorcyclelad
Colorado Trip

Hey everybody, I've got the difficult job of flying out to Montrose Colorado and picking up an older GoldWing that my Dad bought online.
I know.... it's a tough job, but somebody has to do it.
I'll...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-24-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6,121
Views: 379,289
Posted By Motorcyclelad
Thanks for posting the pictures eemsreno! Looks...

Thanks for posting the pictures eemsreno! Looks like it was a cool great ride. (sorry, I copied and pasted your screen name and this happened, I don't know how to undo it. I really stink at...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-19-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6,121
Views: 379,289
Posted By Motorcyclelad
Yep. Good times. Their fall open house is even...

Yep. Good times. Their fall open house is even better. I'm not sure why there were so few people there this year, it's normally packed to the gills.
Let me know any updates on the Dragoon Trail...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-09-2013, 08:30 PM
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Views: 379,289
Posted By Motorcyclelad
I don't get your emodicon. Are you celebrating...

I don't get your emodicon. Are you celebrating having to go to work on a Saturday? The little yellow guy looks like he's dancing and glad. (it looks like you're glad to have gotten out of having to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-09-2013, 05:35 PM
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Views: 379,289
Posted By Motorcyclelad
I'll be there! Probably 9am till noon or so. I'll...

I'll be there! Probably 9am till noon or so. I'll be riding a black on black 2012 KLR.

Bring gloves, boots and a helmet or they won't let you ride the test bikes.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-05-2013, 07:48 PM
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Views: 379,289
Posted By Motorcyclelad
What happened to all the talk of the Dragoon...

What happened to all the talk of the Dragoon Trail? Did six inches of snow squelch everyone's adventure spirit?
This was a very sad cold week. We got a nice taste of warm weather followed by almost...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-24-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6,121
Views: 379,289
Posted By Motorcyclelad
I guess this makes me a noob, but what is the...

I guess this makes me a noob, but what is the GRGR ride? I googled it and found nothing. Also, the Dragoon Trail thing sounds good.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-23-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6,121
Views: 379,289
Posted By Motorcyclelad
Side note

Hey all "Iowa Roll Call", I'm going to go from Atlantic to West Bend IA this Saturday (27th) to visit the "Grotto of the Redemption". If anyone else would like to go, I'd be glad to have company. I'm...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-23-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6,121
Views: 379,289
Posted By Motorcyclelad
I'm up for the Dragoon thing. The 18th of May is...

I'm up for the Dragoon thing. The 18th of May is the Baxter cycle open house, and I know a couple of the guys on here are going to that (myself included)
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-21-2013, 07:21 PM
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Views: 379,289
Posted By Motorcyclelad
Hey, did you get a chance to ride them both back...

Hey, did you get a chance to ride them both back to back? What do you think? I've got a 2012 KLR, so I was wondering how they compared. Look back on page 277 and you can see a trip I took with my...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-20-2013, 09:43 AM
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Views: 379,289
Posted By Motorcyclelad
A ride my brother and I took around SW Iowa. 320miles

Leaving my house last weekend. Temp was about 50 deg. Starting point North of Atlantic IA
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/32602_10151676030296454_1710121927_n.jpg
Little BBQ place in...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-07-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6,121
Views: 379,289
Posted By Motorcyclelad
Thanks. Just took her over to Logan IA today to...

Thanks. Just took her over to Logan IA today to the hill climb at the quarry there. Good times. I was surprised how well she did on the gravel. Rode about 20 miles of gravel, and found myself going...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-06-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6,121
Views: 379,289
Posted By Motorcyclelad
I just added this to my collection of...

I just added this to my collection of motorcycles! (I guess I can call it a collection now that I have two?)
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/485221_10151653464981454_911768211_n.jpg...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-06-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6,121
Views: 379,289
Posted By Motorcyclelad
Missouri river flood down by Brownsville Missouri a couple years ago

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/522676_10151609190936454_1582658421_n.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-06-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6,121
Views: 379,289
Posted By Motorcyclelad
Short ride with my little girl today

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/546127_10151653465431454_835595142_n.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-05-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6,121
Views: 379,289
Posted By Motorcyclelad
I'm so sorry to see that:flush (money down the...

I'm so sorry to see that:flush (money down the drain)
Can you give us details? i.e. how much over did he say you were going, how fast were you actually going, what speed did he write on the ticket...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-30-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6,121
Views: 379,289
Posted By Motorcyclelad
Got out yesterday. Turns out Pirelli angel ST...

Got out yesterday. Turns out Pirelli angel ST tires dont realky work in the mud.

Sent from my SCH-R530U using Tapatalk 2[/QUOTE]

Nice! I admire your spirit of adventure, despite not having the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-24-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6,121
Views: 379,289
Posted By Motorcyclelad
You're probably thinking Baxter Iowa East of DSM...

You're probably thinking Baxter Iowa East of DSM around I-80 xit 159. Baxter Cycle is in Marne Iowa. I-80 exit 51, go south a few miles. Can't miss it, just after you come in to town. (I say town...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-24-2013, 09:46 AM
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Views: 379,289
Posted By Motorcyclelad
Cool motorcycle events coming up this spring!

First of all, Nishna Valley Cycle in Atlantic Iowa is having an open house this Saturday::clap

http://nishnavalleycycle.com/dropbox/864/369-2013%20Spring%20Open%20House.jpg

Second, Baxter Cycle...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,625
Posted By Motorcyclelad
I realize I'm about 5 years late reading this,...

I realize I'm about 5 years late reading this, but never the less enjoyed it very much.
And thanks for adding something else to my already too long and unrealistic "Bucket List"

Thanks for...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-23-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6,121
Views: 379,289
Posted By Motorcyclelad
For sure. I'll ride as cold as 42 deg if it's...

For sure. I'll ride as cold as 42 deg if it's sunny, but don't have any fancy warm gear, so that's about as cold as I'll go. I'll probably try to head north the first halfway warm Saturday that comes...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-21-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6,121
Views: 379,289
Posted By Motorcyclelad
Thanks! I was just at Nishna Valley a week ago...

Thanks! I was just at Nishna Valley a week ago drooling over the white '13 Tenere with black engine guards and yamaha paniers. Love it. Would you highly recommend the Tenere?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-21-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6,121
Views: 379,289
Posted By Motorcyclelad
Just joined ADV today.

Hello fellow Iowans. Just to introduce myself, I ride an 08 DR650 and a 12 KLR650. Just sold my Yamaha Stratoliner.
I live near Atlantic IA, (halfway between Des Moines and Omaha) I've been riding...
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