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Old 09-28-2012, 01:43 PM   #3601
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usnen, you're more than welcome to tag along with me sometime. i ride a speed triple, so i spend most of my time on pavement, but i'm not opposed to other surfaces.
Sounds good. I actually traded in a Sprint ST when I got the versys. Great bike but it made me do bad things. Either a deer or the state patrol was really going to wreck my day sooner or later.
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:17 PM   #3602
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Is amana's oktoberfest this weekend or next?

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Old 09-28-2012, 04:37 PM   #3603
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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 moved to DSM recently and would enjoy hooking up with some new motobuddies. I ride everything from trials bikes' sport bikes, dirt bikes and adventure bikes. Been riding for ever. I'm 47
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:44 PM   #3604
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I was thinking about riding to Lake red Rock tomorrow, simply because I've never been there

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Old 09-28-2012, 05:27 PM   #3605
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Is amana's oktoberfest this weekend or next?

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This weekend.
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:40 AM   #3606
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I have put my 2008 KTM 450 EXC street legal bike up for sale.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...3#post19671773

My GG 300 dirt bike and 1974 Husky are up for sale too.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=830185

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=830183
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:56 PM   #3607
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Went to red rock, yawn. At least Pella was loaded with bologna and old people. They both smelled the same.

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Old 09-29-2012, 05:30 PM   #3608
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So Gooligan - are you finally getting out of dirtbikes?
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:34 PM   #3609
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So Gooligan - are you finally getting out of dirtbikes?
no

how come you guys didn't come up and ride today? Too nice?
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:10 PM   #3610
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Jake,

Some of us are getting together and riding Bluff creek in Bussy tomorrow at 11 a.m. Look for my Gold KIA van, an overhead sun canopy and a bunch of guys cooking on a charcoal grill...that will be us.

Shoot me over your cell phone if you want to ride or just talk at bikrpitts@mchsi.com. I'm 51 !

Hope to see you at Bussy.
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:11 AM   #3611
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how come you guys didn't come up and ride today? Too nice?
I didn't hear from anyone so I worked on the house. I took a break for a gravel ride east of CR. I still have the same tire from the Wyoming ride in June. Pretty easy to hang it out in the corners. But mostly it felt like I had a flat the way the rear end was drifting around. There was someone following me on a DR400. I pulled over, he waved but didn't stop. Probably tired of being in my dust.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:35 AM   #3612
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Get off the computer and answer your phone.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:24 AM   #3613
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Went out for an all pavement loop up to Iowa falls yesterday and got a hole in my rear tire for my trouble. This is the third one in two years of this particular model (continental 'motion'). I kept trying this one because I wanted to see how long the tread lasted, but never got close.
I think I'll be trying out some scorpion trails next.

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Old 09-30-2012, 08:56 AM   #3614
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Went to red rock, yawn. At least Pella was loaded with bologna and old people. They both smelled the same.

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Next time go thru during the tulip festival and the old folks won't smell as bad...or it will smell like flowery processed meat.
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:05 PM   #3615
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Next time go thru during the tulip festival and the old folks won't smell as bad...or it will smell like flowery processed meat.
Or go through on a Sunday and you wont find old people or bologna. Actually, you wont find much of anything at all because everyone is at church.

Anybody know of any good places to ride around here? I live out west of Pella, right near red rock, and am looking at getting either a CRF250L or WR250R over the next 3 or 4 months whenever I can find a good deal.

Can we ride in the DNR atv parks around here with a road plated bike?

Failing that, I'm starting to think all these dried up riverbeds around here might have a good use...
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