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Old 03-24-2012, 06:32 PM   #3031
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Went to Struthers Open house today, saw some old friends and some new motorcycles. Sure like those Triumphs! By the way that Multi-strada is Gorgeous! nice folks out to Motorsports. Congratulations!
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:27 PM   #3032
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so what is the deal with that cemetery right in the middle of the road just west of JC ?
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/17888.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:04 PM   #3033
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Awesome! I work in Urbandale!
VERY COOL, I work in Urbandale as well.
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:45 AM   #3034
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Thanks for that info.
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:47 AM   #3035
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Hi Guys,
Does anyone know if Rokklym is still doing the Great River Gravel Ride? I remember going to that when I was living in Iowa City back in 2006. I'm living up in Northern MN now, but it would make a great day ride down to an event somewhere in the same area as Yellow River State Park.


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YRSP is such a good venue for the rally...







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Old 03-25-2012, 04:30 PM   #3036
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VERY COOL, I work in Urbandale as well.
Or "ur-BAN-doe-leigh" as we call it. Much more swank when pronounced that way.
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:00 PM   #3037
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Hi Guys,
Does anyone know if Rokklym is still doing the Great River Gravel Ride? I remember going to that when I was living in Iowa City back in 2006. I'm living up in Northern MN now, but it would make a great day ride down to an event somewhere in the same area as Yellow River State Park.
I sent you a PM.
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:36 PM   #3038
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Took the Vstrom out for the first gravel road ride today. This weather is ridiculous for March. Good ride.





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Old 03-26-2012, 12:44 PM   #3039
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Nevada(ames) ia here. just picked up an 08 sm610 last week. work at the Buell/Hd shop in ames.

been doing alot of gravel jamming and off roading on my buells for years and decided it was time to add something to the fleet thats better suited for it!
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:42 PM   #3040
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so what is the deal with that cemetery right in the middle of the road just west of JC ?
From a quick search:

The cemetery is actually the Huston Family Cemetery. There used to be a sign that read:

"First burial here in 1847, two small daughters of the Harper family, going by wagon train to California. Became private cemetery of J. B. Huston family. Stage route ran by cemetery. Mr. Huston ran station and Post Office ½ mile east. He was first Dallas County Attorney. The stage route (Iowa City, Des Moines, Council Bluffs) was abandoned 1867 when railroads came."


Edit: crap, just saw someone else posted the link...
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:44 PM   #3041
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Sounds like we need a DM ADV get together

BTW, anyone here drive a dark green Xterra w/ an ADV sticker on the back? I've seen it on 235 a couple of times during my drive in to work from WDM.
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:15 PM   #3042
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Nevada(ames) ia here. just picked up an 08 sm610 last week. work at the Buell/Hd shop in ames.

been doing alot of gravel jamming and off roading on my buells for years and decided it was time to add something to the fleet thats better suited for it!
Welcome to the madhouse Tim!!
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Old 03-26-2012, 04:03 PM   #3043
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Sounds like we need a DM ADV get together

BTW, anyone here drive a dark green Xterra w/ an ADV sticker on the back? I've seen it on 235 a couple of times during my drive in to work from WDM.
Yup, that's me. ADV sticker on the rusty bumper, and a KTM sticker on the driver's side rear window.
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:55 PM   #3044
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Took the Vstrom out for the first gravel road ride today. This weather is ridiculous for March. Good ride.


I have that same pannier and trunk on my Wee.
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:36 PM   #3045
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i chickened out, like the little girl i am
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