Calling northern IL ADV riders

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by DirtNap, May 17, 2010.

  1. DirtNap

    DirtNap Been here awhile

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    My 950 is ready to go but doesn't know where to go. Can you help?

    I've primarily been a touring/twisty rider, so I've not looked for DS rides in my area (Sheridan/Sandwich/Somonauk/Plano/Yorkville). Starved Rock SP is about 30 minutes away down IL-71.

    I haven't ridden dirt/trails in a few years, so take it easy on me.

    I work from home so I can usually get away for a ride most anytime.

    I'm online most of the time working so either a post to this thread or a PM will work equally well.

    Looking forward to meeting some local inmates and learning about some good rides.
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  2. cbxtc6

    cbxtc6 On my Way...

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    Start out by riding some of the tasty gravel roads around you - there's some sweet ones just West of Sheridan. I can get plenty of gravel practice within 5 miles of my home (LaSalle). There's some gravel hills along the rivers. Hunt them out!
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  3. MRFRITZ

    MRFRITZ advwannabe

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    about how far west of sheridan? I too ride my xr around my area and have found lot of road to explore northwest of aurora.
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  4. cbxtc6

    cbxtc6 On my Way...

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    Take N41st road west out of town, gravel starts about 3miles.
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  5. MRFRITZ

    MRFRITZ advwannabe

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    Go take a ride over to SHABBONA LAKE, State park and when your leaving the park , you'll be on park road that leads to preserve rd. take that east and after a couple of miles when you come to an intersection just start heading either left or right. that's where I go exploring . hope this helps , also found some roads on gps that looked like only the farmers use once a year, there were gravel roads between corfields on my way back from starved rock. but I didn't mark them on my gps.:(: there may an annoying dog or two chasing you. but on a bike you can tease them and outrun them:lol3
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  6. gettr

    gettr Professional Loser

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    Yep... the best gravel lies to the west and south of there... and the whole area is gravel from Rt's 52 to 23. There is some to the north also. I grew up about 1/2 mile from where 41st dead ends. Funny part is I'm still finding stuff local....
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