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Old 03-18-2012, 07:49 PM   #3016
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Rode to Poopies this past Wed, then around CR Thurs/Fri...Sat made a run to the Ox Yoke followed by a run up to JP... A lot of bikes out this past week, perfect weather.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:53 AM   #3017
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Have not been a member on these forums very long but just came across this thread. I am from Des Moines, I just finished rebuilding my 1976 R90/6. Should have some better pictures up soon!

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Old 03-21-2012, 09:54 AM   #3018
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Have not been a member on these forums very long but just came across this thread. I am from Des Moines, I just finished rebuilding my 1976 R90/6. Should have some better pictures up soon!

Very nice Imya...very nice.
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:17 PM   #3019
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Have not been a member on these forums very long but just came across this thread. I am from Des Moines, I just finished rebuilding my 1976 R90/6. Should have some better pictures up soon!

Shweeet! I live in WDM.
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:25 AM   #3020
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Shweeet! I live in WDM.
Awesome! I work in Urbandale!
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:13 PM   #3021
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Des Moines

Hi everybody. I live in Des Moines and ride a 08' Vstrom 650 in Flat Black. Been lurking here a long time and posting a lot on stromtrooper.com

Is anyone planning on going on the Moonshine Lunch Run coming up April 13-15 in Moonshine, IL??

Details here: http://moonshine-run.com/Moonshine/Event.asp

A buddy from DSM and I are planning on leaving Friday morning first thing and coming home on Sunday. Anyone want to join us. (Buddy is riding a Sportster.)
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:50 PM   #3022
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Wife and I are heading over Friday evening Camping and will be there Sat for a Moonburger. Camping at the farm and coming home Sunday. I'll keep an eye out for that blacked out Wee.
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:19 PM   #3023
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New guy from WDSM...

Howdy all. Ryan from WDSM.
Been riding since I traded off an RC car for a KDX80 at age 11. Now at 36, I am that 11yo all over again. Picked up my shiny new 2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200S touring yesterday from Motosports.
My last ride, a 2000 Ducati Monster 900i.e. has moved on to my friend. I miss it horribly but the Multistrada helped me start to forget her on the ride home last night.

Out with the old...


And in with the new...



I have had several bikes over the years. Dirtbikes, sportbikes, a couple of cruisers that lasted only long enough to wash them and sell them again...and pretty much everything in between. I currently have a DR350 that is solely for dirt use.
After putting in 520 miles in on one August Saturday last year in SW Colorado on the Monster, my knees were screaming for relief. I decided that it was time to start shopping for a new ride. One that was going to be more distance friendly.
After struggling all spring to track down a red MS, I finally relented and decided to put a deposit down on the white one Motosports had on the way (The wife wouldn't let me do the Pikes Peak model they had on the way citing too much more while getting "less" in her eyes).

Anyway, I plan on riding her until the wheels fall off. Then I will just put on a new set of wheels and start the process over again.
I have to say that first impressions on the Multi (and in no way related to me being a Ducati junkie): This Ducati pisses rainbows and shits unicorns!
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:35 PM   #3024
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Howdy all. Ryan from WDSM.
The guys at Motosports really are cool, aren't they? They've helped me a lot with my 950 Adventure even though they don't service the big KTMs. Let me know if you want go exploring one weekend. I live out by the Jordan Creek Mall. If you see a big, ugly, metalic orange KTM out that way, it's probably me.
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:46 PM   #3025
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The guys at Motosports really are cool, aren't they? They've helped me a lot with my 950 Adventure even though they don't service the big KTMs. Let me know if you want go exploring one weekend. I live out by the Jordan Creek Mall. If you see a big, ugly, metalic orange KTM out that way, it's probably me.
Ron and the owner Doug are the best at Motosports!!
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:40 AM   #3026
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ducatis and rainbows go hand in hand. not that there's anything wrong with that.
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:47 AM   #3027
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The guys at Motosports really are cool, aren't they? They've helped me a lot with my 950 Adventure even though they don't service the big KTMs. Let me know if you want go exploring one weekend. I live out by the Jordan Creek Mall. If you see a big, ugly, metalic orange KTM out that way, it's probably me.
Small world...I live about 4 or 5 blocks west of JC myself.
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Old 03-24-2012, 05:04 PM   #3028
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so what is the deal with that cemetery right in the middle of the road just west of JC ?
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Old 03-24-2012, 05:09 PM   #3029
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Sold my XT350 a month of so ago. Bought me another Triumph a couple of weeks ago. It's similar to the one I sold a few years ago. Got to meet a couple of inmates in CF for breakfast when I had that one. Good times! Anyone up near the Iowa Falls area, hit me up.



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Old 03-24-2012, 05:27 PM   #3030
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so what is the deal with that cemetery right in the middle of the road just west of JC ?
Not exactly sure. I have lived in the Des Moines area most of my life and it has always been there. One of my "things" is old churches and cemeteries.
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