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Old 12-04-2012, 11:56 AM   #3751
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Hello all,

I'd like to introduce myself to the forum with a big howdy from Urbandale, Iowa ! I am encouraged to see so many adventure riders here in Iowa like myself. I'm 51 years old and have been riding bikes since 13, everything from dirt, dualsport, to road bikes. I presently own the following toys:

(2) 2006 Honda TRX 250's
2007 Honda CRF250F
2001 Kawasaki KLX300R (licensed for dual sport)
2010 Triumph Tiger 1050

My wife wonders where we will find space for the next bike I bring back but I always reply that we could move her car out of the garage and then there would be plenty more space.

I'm also a MITRA member and have attended a few rides and meetings but was hoping to meet more riders who share an interest in either off road and or dual sport and maybe this is the forum to hook up with more riders who want to go off and find some fun and adventure !

Thanks all, now I'm done and will spend a few hours surfing the many forum topics on the site. Almost like Christmas morning for me.

Take care,

Joe
Hey Joe! I just started watching that MITRA Dual Sport ride, and thought the guy behind the helmet cam sounded familiar. Then, I noticed whose Youtube channel it was. I was wondering if you were a member here. I was going to ask you that on SW, but obviously no need!

I should have been checking this thread earlier.

I'm taking the summer off from classes. We'll have to get together for a ride. I really want to check out Bluff creek.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:47 PM   #3752
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Nearest OHV part to Marshall town? That looks familiar...

Tama Off Road Park video

I was just there a couple of weeks ago.
Cool video.

We weren't at the the Tama park, it was something Ford there in M town.

Never been to the Tama one, yet......

I am sure an inmate here know what I am talking about!
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:58 PM   #3753
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Its either nichols and ford
or nicholson ford.

rode there when I was a kid and it was illegal
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:02 PM   #3754
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Huh, never heard of it.

http://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/t.../ride_e556.htm

It seems to be open for ATV and Off road motorcycles. If it's still in the 50's this weekend, I'll have to take a drive up there. It's only about 30 miles from Newton.


Tama is alright. There is a lot of trails. But, it's pretty flat. There was alot of sand and mud - which wasn't much fun on my 80/20 street tires!

If you want to take a drive - hit the one in Waterloo. Lots of fun terrain there.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:09 PM   #3755
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Its either nichols and ford
or nicholson ford.

rode there when I was a kid and it was illegal
Winner winner!! Chicken Dinner!!
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:10 PM   #3756
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Huh, never heard of it.

http://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/t.../ride_e556.htm

It seems to be open for ATV and Off road motorcycles. If it's still in the 50's this weekend, I'll have to take a drive up there. It's only about 30 miles from Newton.


Tama is alright. There is a lot of trails. But, it's pretty flat. There was alot of sand and mud - which wasn't much fun on my 80/20 street tires!

If you want to take a drive - hit the one in Waterloo. Lots of fun terrain there.
Save your gas money! Nicholson Ford is more boring than Tama. Waterloo is good!

Bluff Creek is awesome!!!
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:07 PM   #3757
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First time I've been to Elkader, I just buzzed around the track once to check it out.
Were you able to do all the doubles?
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:25 PM   #3758
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Were you able to do all the doubles?
I did not try, I took one jump and remembered how crappy the stock forks are on my KLR. I dont know if its normal for the 2008 KLR or not but the front suspension has sucked for jumping since day one.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:02 AM   #3759
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:16 PM   #3760
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Small group of us over here.
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:50 PM   #3761
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:37 PM   #3762
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Rode today.


cool pic...that looks like a bent or mashed sumthin sumthin waiting to happen...at least if I was riding it.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:45 AM   #3763
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:34 PM   #3764
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:52 AM   #3765
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i may have to head down towards batavia one of these days for some riding.

MAY be headed to ottumwa wednesday for an old lincoln if the guy didnt sell it already...
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