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Old 07-20-2013, 06:55 AM   #4576
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Anyone in the Iowa City/Cedar rapids area riding dual sports? I found a few good trails/B-level roads around Iowa River and Amana Colonies I want to explore more, but not by myself - I'm on a F800GS and that sucker is heavy to lift out of the sand and mud!

I'm in Amana. I've hit most of the level Bs around here on my Versys but would always be up for more.
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:41 AM   #4577
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We called it early but we did manage a decent ride today...

How many miles was this loop?
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:43 AM   #4578
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How many miles was this loop?
I want to say like 238...
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:36 AM   #4579
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I want to say like 238...
That looks familiar to my last ride. I had 266 miles. Did you get down south of Eldon?


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Old 07-20-2013, 09:42 AM   #4580
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That we did.
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:45 AM   #4581
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Ah, l was down through there on 7-7


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Old 07-20-2013, 12:29 PM   #4582
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How much of it is gravel?
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:06 PM   #4583
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How much of it is gravel?
That route, just a mile on a detour east of Albia between there and Ottumwa.
I had my wife pillion and she doesn't like the loose feeling on gravel so we avoid it when she is passenger.

But I do want to do River Rd on the south side of the DSM River heading SE out of Ottumwa. All gravel and follows the curves of the river.
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:09 PM   #4584
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That route, just a mile on a detour east of Albia between there and Ottumwa.
I had my wife pillion and she doesn't like the loose feeling on gravel so we avoid it when she is passenger.

But I do want to do River Rd on the south side of the DSM River heading SE out of Ottumwa. All gravel and follows the curves of the river.
Let me know when, l'd be game to ride it.


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Old 07-21-2013, 05:37 AM   #4585
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That route, just a mile on a detour east of Albia between there and Ottumwa.
I had my wife pillion and she doesn't like the loose feeling on gravel so we avoid it when she is passenger.

But I do want to do River Rd on the south side of the DSM River heading SE out of Ottumwa. All gravel and follows the curves of the river.
Make sure you stop at Garrison Rock and hike the .5 back to Horse Thief Cave.
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:44 AM   #4586
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I did a little work in the back yard yesterday
Made my 23 year old double safer.
That thing about killed me 6 years ago.


The original landing ramp is still to the right in this picture.

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Old 07-21-2013, 06:43 AM   #4587
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Make sure you stop at Garrison Rock and hike the .5 back to Horse Thief Cave.
eemsreno, do you have a GPS location for that? Trying to find it on a map.
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:55 AM   #4588
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The parking lot for Garrison rock and the cave is at
40 59 08.51 n 92 21 34.27 w
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:01 PM   #4589
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The parking lot for Garrison rock and the cave is at
40 59 08.51 n 92 21 34.27 w
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Dang! Went right past there one day on the way to Bonaparte. Bonaparte was a bust, so I went to visit an old friend in Fort Madison before going home. I did get past Eldon on the way home, though. You gotta go there. One day I want to dress up in overalls and my helmet and take a shot with my KTM in front of this:



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Old 07-21-2013, 08:23 PM   #4590
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