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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-27-2015, 06:24 PM
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Views: 303,159
Posted By Critic
Sorry I never bought one, when I had the chance!

Sorry I never bought one, when I had the chance!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-27-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By Critic
Do YOU want to ride dirt in Illinois?

That meeting is today!



This can only happen, if riders support; those that are trying to make this happen! Jay Hall of HALL'S Ducati Husky in Springfield and others have been working to make...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-26-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5,669
Views: 303,159
Posted By Critic
Good rides: ...

Good rides:

https://vimeo.com/120532956?from=outro-local Be sure to watch all four videos!

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=946704
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-26-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5,669
Views: 303,159
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I don't know if you guys got this info, but just...

I don't know if you guys got this info, but just in case!!!!!!
As we have discussed several times in our membership meetings, the state of Illinois is researching the public's interest in creating...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-26-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5,669
Views: 303,159
Posted By Critic
Wow, that is cool and a cool deal! What about the...

Wow, that is cool and a cool deal! What about the Super Enduro? Out of the three Adventures I have owned (950.5, 990 2009, and the Baja), the 950 was the best. I really love the Baja, but the .5...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-26-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5,669
Views: 303,159
Posted By Critic
It is a great place to be! There is bigborefan...

It is a great place to be! There is bigborefan about 80 miles to the SE and Layton about 80 miles to the NNW. What more could you want?

Edit, I forgot; we have a HARBOR FREIGHT!
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,900
Posted By Critic
Wonderful, now I know what was/is beyond the...

Wonderful, now I know what was/is beyond the roads I traveled! :clap:clap:clap
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-15-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By Critic
I would go more south with back roads. Starting...

I would go more south with back roads. Starting with something more like 46 out of Bloomington, then below Cin-city on white roads with 3 or 4 digits.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-04-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,226
Posted By Critic
Craig, I hope to make this one! It has been...

Craig,
I hope to make this one! It has been several years, since I rode the last one. We/I did have a gravel ride last fall. It ended up being more of test event with 25-ish local riders. It was a...
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 22,494
Posted By Critic
Mexico, Canada, and U.S.A. are Americans!

Thanks for the memories past from a different view! You seemed to hit more cities, while we (0n R75/7) started at McAllen, TX zig zag-ing across Mexico on back roads to Acapulco try Tlaxiaco, then...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-10-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5,669
Views: 303,159
Posted By Critic
From were? I can work on an option route!

From were? I can work on an option route!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-08-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17,141
Views: 865,023
Posted By Critic
MAY 17th 2015 PMC Adventure Ride - "come...

MAY 17th 2015

PMC Adventure Ride - "come one, come all"

The Peoria Motorcycle Club's adventure ride is not a Dual Sport! It is more of a fun adventure with lots of curves, gravel, some dirt,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-08-2015, 01:57 PM
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Views: 303,159
Posted By Critic
PMC Adventure Ride

May 17th 2015

PMC Adventure Ride - "come one, come all"

Details to come!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-04-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5,669
Views: 303,159
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We should have a date (s) before very long, just...

We should have a date (s) before very long, just a few final details to go over for the spring ride. But, the fall ride will require more effort... I am trying to bring back, or close to, the PMC's...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-04-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5,669
Views: 303,159
Posted By Critic
It would be fab, just fun!

It would be fab, just fun!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-03-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5,669
Views: 303,159
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Sure... why not! S. Mourisse road his HD last...

Sure... why not! S. Mourisse road his HD last fall, but backed out of doing big creek crossing. I put in two by-passes for it; one was dirt road and the other pavement.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-03-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5,669
Views: 303,159
Posted By Critic
It can be either! We did a small test run last...

It can be either! We did a small test run last fall, which people really enjoyed. This is not a Dual Sport! It is more of a fun adventure that big bikes can ride with lots of curves, gravel, some...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-29-2014, 01:08 PM
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Views: 303,159
Posted By Critic
PMC Adventure fun

F.Y.I. to all: Coming this spring, the Peoria Motorcycle Club will have a Sunday Adventure ride.

The PMC is working on another Adventure Ride for September. It will consist of Friday and Saturday...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-29-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5,669
Views: 303,159
Posted By Critic
Hey BIG B, I hope she continues to improve,...

Hey BIG B, I hope she continues to improve, because she has to be tuff to put up with you on top of all her past medical issues! Take good care of her!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-25-2014, 11:42 AM
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Views: 71,646
Posted By Critic
Sorry, I am late to the game! I have not checked...

Sorry, I am late to the game! I have not checked this thread for some time now.

I talked with Jay Hall (Hall's Husky, etc. in Springfield, IL) about what is or isn't happening in IL. He is in the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-25-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 520
Views: 103,275
Posted By Critic
It makes me think; what or how all those cycle...

It makes me think; what or how all those cycle mag. guys think or would do with/on there #1 choice Adventure bike. Good Stuff. They still don't get Adventure Bike!

Ho! Ho! Ho! This made my...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 103,275
Posted By Critic
Wait, I just woke up! This happens a lot, when...

Wait, I just woke up! This happens a lot, when you get old. Actually, my Mac didn't like the new OS X, just got up and running. Ok, on with the ride!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-21-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 16,674
Posted By Critic
Hey Taki, been wondering, what's up with you! I...

Hey Taki, been wondering, what's up with you! I call Radek now and again and get some info. I ride by the farm on adventure rides or Bernadotte lunch rides, but not quite like in the past. I need to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-15-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 765
Views: 75,883
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Yep, I give him 5 stars out of 5! I say, we need...

Yep, I give him 5 stars out of 5! I say, we need at least 49 more like him.
:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 24,146
Posted By Critic
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Dx1KWx1lGaI/Uq-...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Dx1KWx1lGaI/Uq-faDVvbeI/AAAAAAAADBI/V3ib35LzgDc/s576/DSCN0072.JPG
Got to love that tire, must have great traction!
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 24,146
Posted By Critic
I think, he is on a ride this weekend. But, you...

I think, he is on a ride this weekend. But, you can look through these, cannon does a fabulist job of passing on his finds and creations:

http://advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=39
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 24,146
Posted By Critic
Another great job Bryan! It is good to see; you...

Another great job Bryan! It is good to see; you are doing as we have spoken! I think about all the times we rode past some of these sites without knowing they were there. Marquette being a good...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-18-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 17,141
Views: 865,023
Posted By Critic
This is getting to be a big problem with all the...

This is getting to be a big problem with all the guys around here. I have been working on a simple Fun Adventure ride for PMC; it is hard to get people to do a proof run, plus having GPS issues....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-18-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17,141
Views: 865,023
Posted By Critic
Nice job Moose, just think about what everyone...

Nice job Moose, just think about what everyone else missed! This is a real classic at an bottom dollar price.

2wheeler, photo's 8 and 10 has Roger DeV--- family in the fore ground. Well, think...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-13-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 327
Posted By Critic
WOW! Grand National TT races - Peoria, IL

This is the big one, a must see show!

http://www.peoriamotorcycleclub.net/?event=budweiser-ama-pro-grand-national-championship-tt
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-14-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 765
Views: 75,883
Posted By Critic
Really sorry to see that happen! But there are...

Really sorry to see that happen! But there are some good memories; think I will poor a beer over my right shoulder!

I plan on calling soon, I need to talk GPS for my Sept. ADVride.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-29-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,041
Posted By Critic
Jim is right on 18ish works best and never more...

Jim is right on 18ish works best and never more than 24; that is for 0 - 80/90ish mph! But then, I am a old man.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-28-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 765
Views: 75,883
Posted By Critic
Wow! I have been out of the loop, only to find we...

Wow! I have been out of the loop, only to find we are twins; we'll kind of. We both have a 500 KTM. I hope we will be able to do another ride this year.
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 932
Views: 197,201
Posted By Critic
Matt, Do you know what grade the bolts are?...

Matt,
Do you know what grade the bolts are? Go to your local Caterpillar parts dealer for new bolts. Make sure they have CAT Reg logo on the head. Cat uses grade 8 bolts of the highest quality.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-15-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By Critic
Andy57 is right Fulton County has some of the...

Andy57 is right Fulton County has some of the best in IL. It is all about river valleys in IL with roads following them - Mississippi, Spoon, La Moine, and Illinois. Plus roads going up and down or...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-15-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 765
Views: 75,883
Posted By Critic
So traditional, does that mean with or without...

So traditional, does that mean with or without camp gear? You know me, can't see the forest for the trees. I need everything spelled out and getting worse by the year.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-18-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 52,390
Posted By Critic
You should be able to delete them from and on the...

You should be able to delete them from and on the unit, when not connected to Mac. I always try to off load copies of routes or tracks from BaseCamp to my desk top or to folders; just in case...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-18-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 52,390
Posted By Critic
[QUOTE]Boy, could I use Basecamp lessons.[QUOTE] ...

[QUOTE]Boy, could I use Basecamp lessons.[QUOTE]

Bul206, try Garmin's videos! Watch them at least 3 times before you go to bed; you will wake with total digital know how, well, maybe. They help!
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-13-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,383
Posted By Critic
Cut a piece of 3/4 or 7/8 schedule 80 PVC to...

Cut a piece of 3/4 or 7/8 schedule 80 PVC to around 12 to 14" long, lift the bike with side stand down, try a couple locations for a stable feel. Or you can look foer a tree limb along the trail to...
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 33,911
Posted By Critic
I can see the movement has already started....

I can see the movement has already started. People need to understand that coal brought us energy, warmth, and the highways and byways to see the beauty. My job brought me to coal country often in...
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