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Old 04-23-2011, 07:08 AM   #1
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Trans Iowa Trail TIT

I have laid down tracks through Iowa and three of us will head out on dual sport bikes at the end of may to confirm the route and check it for fun factor. If all goes well at the end of May we might have a new dual sport route. This route has ALLOT of gravel since Iowa has allot of gravel roads. It has minimum maintenance roads (dirt) scatter through out the route. It will take in the gothic house (from the painting American Gothic), the bridges of Madison county, Knoxville raceway, Pella, Amana Colonies, camping on rivers, lakes, some bridges from the registry, a park with a bunch of caves, and hopefully some pretty cool back road riding. The ride will start at and end at Sabula Iowa and will be a loop through the southern part of Iowa and loop through the middle of Iowa. Might include a short excursion into Northern Missouri. Time to get Iowa on the map!
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:50 AM   #2
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Time to get Iowa on the map!
Good luck with that ..just sayin Just kidding too.

We lived there for about 7 years near Jefferson, IA. If you know where to look there are some very scenic gravel roads and hidden geological gems everywhere. I'd love to see the track when you are done.
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:12 PM   #3
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Charlie, After it is ridden and verified I will post it for anyone interested.
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:00 PM   #4
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I was hoping someone would make this!

I have tracks from the Maquoketa area north, so in theory a person could do the TIT, then the TWAT, then swing over and finish on the TMAT at the Canadian border!
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:19 PM   #5
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Yes I believe you could do that. This will get you right in that area.
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:29 AM   #6
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Charlie, After it is ridden and verified I will post it for anyone interested.
I'd love to take a look at this route. I really like the back roads of Iowa.
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:03 PM   #7
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Here is a screen shot of the overall route.
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:17 PM   #8
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Ok you can email me at kharden@tempographics.com and I can send the routes needed.
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Old 04-29-2011, 04:52 AM   #9
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I see you are going through Eldon,Ia. here is a ride I did in that area.
http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=860.0
Here is anouther ride you might like
http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=791.0
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Old 04-29-2011, 05:47 AM   #10
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I'm very interested! How soon do you think you'll have it completed and posted?
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Old 05-01-2011, 08:36 PM   #11
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I'm very interested! How soon do you think you'll have it completed and posted?
We Leave May 21st from Illinois to ride the route. I have a little over a week set aside for confirming. We do plan to explore a little along the way and a lay over around Lake Rathbun for a day or so. I will try and have it posted by June 1 at the latest.
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Old 05-01-2011, 08:40 PM   #12
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Old 05-01-2011, 08:45 PM   #13
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I see you are going through Eldon,Ia. here is a ride I did in that area.
http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=860.0
Here is anouther ride you might like
http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=791.0
Yes that looks like a good ride. I will have to mark that one in my trips to make book. I spend a lot of time around the Lake Rathbun area. Love the other one! Makes me want to go mine exploring! Epic!
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Old 05-20-2011, 07:48 PM   #14
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Tomorrow morning we begin, and of course it appears there will be rain for a few days. Oh well let the chips fall where they may at least it won't be dusty!
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:24 PM   #15
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Good luck with this project! Im looking forward to the ride report, and of corse the tracks!

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