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Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2014, 08:52 AM
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Posted By FreeHugger
agreed

:thumb
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-18-2014, 07:50 AM
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Views: 344,172
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: 371
Views: 112,501
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: 5,889
Views: 344,172
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
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Views: 344,172
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: 47,128
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: 47,128
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: 5,889
Views: 344,172
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: 1,317
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: 5,889
Views: 344,172
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: 210
Views: 31,317
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
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Views: 344,172
Posted By FreeHugger
nice

MotoProf that is a very sharp looking 800gs. Well played.
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,355
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: 47,128
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: 13
Views: 1,355
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: 13
Views: 1,355
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: 13
Views: 1,355
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: 5,889
Views: 344,172
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: 13
Views: 1,355
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: 5,889
Views: 344,172
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: 13
Views: 1,355
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: 5,889
Views: 344,172
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
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Views: 344,172
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: 13
Views: 1,355
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: 5,889
Views: 344,172
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
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Views: 344,172
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...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-28-2014, 08:25 AM
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Views: 344,172
Posted By FreeHugger
Belva-Deer and Bluff Creek OHV

Rode and camped with some friends to/at Belva-Deer Lake near Sigourney on Friday night. It was a little touch and go as the 6 of us rolled into the park to see wall to wall RV's on gravel patches,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-22-2014, 01:40 PM
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Views: 344,172
Posted By FreeHugger
Sigourney Area

Anybody have any must ride roads or must see spots in the Sigourney area? "B" roads, old bridges, water crossings, ETC?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-11-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5,889
Views: 344,172
Posted By FreeHugger
awesome stuff

Thanks very much for the tips gravityisnotmyfriend. Very helpful. Without this I'm certain I would have been looking for that paddle I so often lose on Shit Creek. Oh well :1drink

Seriously though...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-11-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5,889
Views: 344,172
Posted By FreeHugger
yes

Yes, I got one thanks Steve.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-11-2014, 07:45 AM
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Views: 344,172
Posted By FreeHugger
Thanks

I ride a 1200gs. I am basically going there because several of my friends with small CC dual sports want to check it out. I'm happy to go and take the time to bone up on my off road riding skills...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-11-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5,889
Views: 344,172
Posted By FreeHugger
Nice work Steve

Looks like a fun ride. Guessing you didnt turn around on that one bridge ;)

I am thinking to head over to the Eddyville OHV park to crash my bike for a few hours in the next few weeks. I have...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-31-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5,889
Views: 344,172
Posted By FreeHugger
so far so good

Hi Steve,

So far I really like the Heidenau. Had the Conti TKC80 put on the front. I've never run anything other the the Tourance's on my GS. These seems a little stiff compared to those but I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-31-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5,889
Views: 344,172
Posted By FreeHugger
New Shoes

Put some new shoes on the GS.
http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b551/Freehugger/shoes_zpsa765d9e7.jpg (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/Freehugger/media/shoes_zpsa765d9e7.jpg.html)
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-26-2014, 09:28 AM
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Views: 344,172
Posted By FreeHugger
nice ride eemsreno

Always enjoy your reports.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-17-2014, 07:53 AM
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Views: 344,172
Posted By FreeHugger
sping is here?

Laid down some miles with DC77 and Canaanrice (noob with a new to him 2009 Triumph Scrambler) yesterday. Nice to be out
http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b551/Freehugger/photo2_zps7f1d1b80.jpg...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-27-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5,889
Views: 344,172
Posted By FreeHugger
I did Eastern Iowa to Moab and back this summer....

I did Eastern Iowa to Moab and back this summer. Feel free to ask any questions.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-04-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5,889
Views: 344,172
Posted By FreeHugger
John Wayne

Finally took the ride to see where John Wayne was born. There are also some bridges there too :D.
http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b551/Freehugger/pic4_zps4f897f3d.jpg...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-14-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5,889
Views: 344,172
Posted By FreeHugger
Sorry to hear but sounds like you made the best...

Sorry to hear but sounds like you made the best of it.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-12-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5,889
Views: 344,172
Posted By FreeHugger
soft gravel beds?

Hi Steve,

Looks like a really fun ride. Would love to know more about it. I would imagine those creek beds would have some pretty soft/loose gravel in them. Roads look about the same. What kind of...
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