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Old 03-26-2012, 06:47 PM   #3046
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Cedar rapids ride

Anyone want to get together for a ride call me at 3195517097 van
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:42 AM   #3047
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Put the Multi in the garage last night to put my GoPro mounts on her...got lazy, watched a movie called "Tucker and Earl Vs Evil" and then went to bed.
Ended up caging it in to work today and now am feeling sick to my stomach. I think the powers that be are trying to tell me that not riding is a sin.

Ugh...hate work...want to ride. Bored bored bored.

/end pointless rambling
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:11 PM   #3048
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Put the Multi in the garage last night to put my GoPro mounts on her...got lazy, watched a movie called "Tucker and Earl Vs Evil" and then went to bed.
Ended up caging it in to work today and now am feeling sick to my stomach. I think the powers that be are trying to tell me that not riding is a sin.

Ugh...hate work...want to ride. Bored bored bored.

/end pointless rambling
I know exactly how you feel. I get plum vile after not riding for a couple of days. I'm to the point that going on vacation with the family just leaves me dreaming about where I could have been riding instead of vacationing. It's a vice, but heck, everybody should have a good vice, right?
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:08 AM   #3049
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We should get a ADV meet up going for this summer. Seems like we have quite a bit of people on here. Anyone go to the gathering on the grounds over the summer when they have them? Pretty much every Tuesday evening of the summer starting in April the state fair grounds is filled with bikes/cars. The first one is April 10th I believe.

Took my R90/6 on it's first shake down ride, we were headed to Ames to get some Hickory Park and I got to about Maxwell and the clutch gave out on me. Turns out it was the throw out bearing and the pressure plate. Both have been ordered and am now awaiting their arrival.

Better pictures of my bike, if you see me around wave me down!





myself on the bike before the clutch incident.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:55 AM   #3050
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Rode to work today.
Co-worker approaches me and says, "You RODE today?? You know it is going to rain this afternoon...right?"
I opened my backpack and showed him my awesome raingear. He still looked perplexed.

I put in 140ish miles last night. Did a loop down through Winterset to Osceola back up through Indianola and then home with several side jaunts off on B surface roads. The Multi in enduro mode feels like a great big dirtbike.
I ran my GoPro but discovered that an 8GB card is WAY too small for 720p @60fps.

Meeting up with a smallish group at Struthers Saturday morning 11am to do the "Pella Loop" out of Newton.

This is the "typical" route.
They usually take interstate to get to Newton while I go through Altoona/Mitchellville/Colfax myself.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:50 AM   #3051
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Meeting up with a smallish group at Struthers Saturday morning 11am to do the "Pella Loop" out of Newton.

This is the "typical" route.
They usually take interstate to get to Newton while I go through Altoona/Mitchellville/Colfax myself.
That's a nice route, rode it last week. when turning back north after Pella, the next paved road after the one you show on the map (T-38 going in to Taintor) is nice as well.
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:34 PM   #3052
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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!
Live in the suburbs of Ames, Nevada. Our paths ought to cross! I ride a 650 KLR on the back roads and have a bigger Honda for the hard ones...we ought to get together for a ride sometime....
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:02 AM   #3053
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Live in the suburbs of Ames, Nevada. Our paths ought to cross! I ride a 650 KLR on the back roads and have a bigger Honda for the hard ones...we ought to get together for a ride sometime....
Where do you ride around Nevada? Are there any good roads out that way?
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:58 AM   #3054
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Day off

I laid tile all day yesterday, so I'm thinking about taking the day off and doing this today:

http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=we...ra=ls&t=m&z=11
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Old 04-01-2012, 02:04 PM   #3055
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West Des Moines to Winterset - a little day trip

Here's some stuff I found during my trip down to Winterset and back:

An old John Deere combine and what a friend of mine refers to as my "Allis Chalmers."



A windmill that has seen better days:



A total of about 89.5 horses:



Such a beautiful little colt:



Hogback Covered Bridge near Winterset:


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Old 04-01-2012, 02:07 PM   #3056
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Wow, it was sunny over there today. Cloudy and dreary here all day. Really like the windmill photo.
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:41 PM   #3057
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Just got home from 365 mile ride today.

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Old 04-01-2012, 09:08 PM   #3058
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It was you I saw just before noon today wasn't it Orange?
Was on my way to the carwash before I took this route with my wife and my buddy on my old bike...

Was a bit warm...but a really nice day for a ride.

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Old 04-01-2012, 09:14 PM   #3059
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Sac & Fox Overlook, just north of Steamboat Rock...

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Old 04-02-2012, 07:54 AM   #3060
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It was you I saw just before noon today wasn't it Orange?
Was on my way to the carwash before I took this route with my wife and my buddy on my old bike...

Was a bit warm...but a really nice day for a ride.
Yep, that was me. I figured it was you. Not a lot of Multis running around WDM . . . yet. Look at my post above. We crossed paths on Sunday. I went to Winterset and back via gravel. It was a really nice trek. I even found a short "B" road that was fun on a 500 pound dirt bike.
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