475+ old bridges in Illinois

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States' started by rhino_adv, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    At my next bridge find my KLR just quit.

    I prepared for the end of the world----as I knew when my KLR quit---the end had
    to be near.


    BigDog
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  2. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    Where was I ??????????????

    Oh yeh-----my KLR quit----and the end of the world was coming.


    It was right here at "brushy creek C-PT"
    that my KLR quit me.
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    I had dropped down a dead end dirt road to this bridge when the KLR just died and wouldn't re-start ?????

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    This is the road on the West side of the bridge----If would have to dry up a bunch to get to it from that way.

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    It was here that I got quite poetic----after all it was the end of the world.

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    So to close this day---the KLR was dead----I'd always thought when my KLR quit running, the earth would quit turning---the son
    would go dark---earthquakes would open up the land---floods would encompass the lands and that would be that.
    The end would be near----so I sat down and made up a few poems as the sun went down for the last time and waited for it to come !!!!!
    I was OK with that.



    Well---to make a long story short----a piece of silicone plugged up my pilot jet in the old Keihen carburetor.
    It was my own stupidity causing this---as I had put a little to much silicone on the float bowl
    long ago--and it finally worked it's way into my pilot jet. After pulling it out--it ran like a top again and I guess me and the old
    KLR would see another day after all.

    And while I was there the guy who lived in the last house before the dirt road came down to the old bridge came down for a visit---
    wondering what I was doing down there---and was a little pissy. Thought he owned the road and bridge now.
    I was about to tell him to piss off and he could use my cellphone to call the law if he wanted when he backed off and left me alone.
    I argued it was a county road---and it was.

    BigDog
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  3. rhino_adv

    rhino_adv Gnarly Adventurer

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    AWESOME Mark,:clap....You are just having way too much fun this winter!


    Brad
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  4. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    Hey Brad,
    I'm hoping we can ride together soon---to bad you live so far from me or we could get together often.
    Well---the ole' KLR is fixed and ready to go again---so I guess it's not the end of the world :D:D:D:D

    Do you still have that XT Brad ???? That looks like a neat bike. You just don't see them around much.

    Mark
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  5. rhino_adv

    rhino_adv Gnarly Adventurer

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    Mark, I will see you in Mississippi in mid May, and possibly catch up with you down in the Shawnee Forest this spring.

    I just sold the XT600 2 weeks ago to make room for a new KLR650. I hated to see it go, but just did not have room for another bike with out moving one out. The 1990-1994 XT600E was technicially ahead of the competition at the time. I dont understand why Yamaha stopped importing the bike in 1994. At 24000 miles mine would still run circles around my late model DR650 with 5000 miles. The XT600 is the only bike I have owned that I enjoyed more than my OSSA Pioneer.

    ride safe, Brad
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  6. Imjonnymac

    Imjonnymac Skinner back

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    bridge over willow creek N 200 East RD just north east of Cerro Gordo.
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  7. blacktruck

    blacktruck Been here awhile

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    Never knew we had all of those lurking in our state. I'm a life long resident except when on a mission somewhere. I think this is pretty neat stuff you are doing here. I would love to ride out and see some one of these days. Might be something to look at on my next R&R. I'm in for this thread.
    Thanks for sharing the stuff you know here.
    Stay safe man....
    Ken
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  8. rhino_adv

    rhino_adv Gnarly Adventurer

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    Ken.
    PM me when you get back and I would be happy to give you a guided tour.

    Brad
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