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Old 02-27-2013, 10:11 PM   #3886
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This site is amazing! I'm so glad that I stumbled on it the other night. I'm a recently converted cruiser rider who has found his imagination in adventure riding. I've done some trolling on this thread and I'd like to know if someone could invite me to some more technical riding this spring/summer? I can do all of the reading and video watching in the world but until I get dirty and make mistakes I'll never be as good as I can be.

If anyone has any quick trips planned or advise to deliver on where to go, I would sincerely appreciate it.
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:25 AM   #3887
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All,

This site is amazing! I'm so glad that I stumbled on it the other night. I'm a recently converted cruiser rider who has found his imagination in adventure riding. I've done some trolling on this thread and I'd like to know if someone could invite me to some more technical riding this spring/summer? I can do all of the reading and video watching in the world but until I get dirty and make mistakes I'll never be as good as I can be.

If anyone has any quick trips planned or advise to deliver on where to go, I would sincerely appreciate it.
What do you ride and where are you?

I'm planning on going down to Missouri in the first part of May for this if you are interested: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=858276

We should also plan another get-together sometime. The gathering we had in Ames last year was fun and gave me a chance to ride up the Des Moines River roads before the meet-up. That was fun.
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:44 AM   #3888
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All,

This site is amazing! I'm so glad that I stumbled on it the other night. I'm a recently converted cruiser rider who has found his imagination in adventure riding. I've done some trolling on this thread and I'd like to know if someone could invite me to some more technical riding this spring/summer? I can do all of the reading and video watching in the world but until I get dirty and make mistakes I'll never be as good as I can be.

If anyone has any quick trips planned or advise to deliver on where to go, I would sincerely appreciate it.
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:04 AM   #3889
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Welcome agorham
Tell us what you ride and your location.
There is lots of adventure riding down here between the corn rows.
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:26 AM   #3890
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Does that swinging ride really have anything
challenging in it? I have looked at there pictures and never really noticed anything gnarly. I would like to go but I have been to all the swinging bridges already and don’t want to go just ride dusty gravel roads.
I would like to get a group to go to the Chadwick area some time,[not necessarily in the park] looks like some good challenging roads near there. We have been on a couple of them.

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Old 02-28-2013, 07:10 AM   #3891
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Just came in from trying to ride the WR,, would not get around at all.

Come on SPRING.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:58 AM   #3892
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Chadwick?

eemsreno can you tell me more about this Chadwick area? I'd go there with you. When's the last time you saw a guy pick up a 1200gs?
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:44 AM   #3893
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eemsreno can you tell me more about this Chadwick area? I'd go there with you. When's the last time you saw a guy pick up a 1200gs?
Link- http://www.chadwickridingarea.org/
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:33 AM   #3894
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Awesome

That looks like fun. The one in Eddyville is not as big but much closer. Have you been? http://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/t.../ride_d8df.htm



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Old 02-28-2013, 10:15 AM   #3895
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Just came in from trying to ride the WR,, would not get around at all.

Come on SPRING.
You should have bought a KTM.
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:06 AM   #3896
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That looks like fun. The one in Eddyville is not as big but much closer. Have you been? http://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/t.../ride_d8df.htm
I have been to Bluff lots of times but it is not open to your BMW unless you get it registered. I don't have any of my licensed bikes regestered.
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:09 AM   #3897
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You should have bought a KTM.
I have chased my boys 690 around and it goes up stuff with a bald tire that my new WR woun't even look at. What's the deal?
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:34 AM   #3898
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I have chased my boys 690 around and it goes up stuff with a bald tire that my new WR woun't even look at. What's the deal?
The 690 is such a cool bike. I rode with a guy here in Des Moines down some trails along the river. He was on a 690 and I was on my 950. My 950 is SUCH a pig in the woods, but his 690 just zipped around like it was nothing at all.


Doug at Moto Sports bought it when the prior owner moved and has thus far refused to part with it. Up to this point my dream bike has been my 950. I doubt I'll ever sell it, but if the KTM Basel Defy 690 ever came to the states at a reasonable price, I'd definitely consider it:
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:47 AM   #3899
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Registered you say? Sounds like a lot of work Time better spent hunting for steam crossings on level B's.

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Old 02-28-2013, 11:49 AM   #3900
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The 690 is such a cool bike. I rode with a guy here in Des Moines down some trails along the river. He was on a 690 and I was on my 950. My 950 is SUCH a pig in the woods, but his 690 just zipped around like it was nothing at all.


Doug at Moto Sports bought it when the prior owner moved and has thus far refused to part with it. Up to this point my dream bike has been my 950. I doubt I'll ever sell it, but if the KTM Basel Defy 690 ever came to the states at a reasonable price, I'd definitely consider it:
I never thought to ask who's 690 that was, does Doug ever ride it? She's a beauty for sure!
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