Central Illinois MotoSocial

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by whalen187, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. whalen187

    whalen187 Adventurer

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    Hello to all of my fellow two wheeled adventure junkies!
    To make a very long and boring story short and to the point I am back on two wheels and have been scouring the sight for a group of like minded riders who occasionally (once a month or so) get together for coffee and a ride. Well it seems I have struck out, maybe I'm not looking in the right places and there is such a thing? I live in Farmer City which is pretty much the center of the universe lol, or just centered between Champaign, Bloomington and Decatur. So if anyone knows of a "MotoSocial" or "breakfast club" in the area let me know, but if not and there are others interested in such an event I am prepared to go way out of my comfort zone and organize something. This would be an all bikes welcome style meet, with hopefully a nice little ride down some good roads with a little scenery or the best we can do for this area. I think it would be a good excuse to put some miles on and form some new friendships. So if anyone is interested in an event like this comment bellow and I Will make it happen!!
    Nathan
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  2. dhollenberg

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    There aren't many adventure riders in my area either. I live in Quincy. I typically venture out on weekends within about 2.5 hours of home, looking for good rural riding. I'd be willing to meet half-way for some riding sometime.
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  3. whalen187

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    That would be awesome, Springfield looks to be right in the middle for us. Of course it would have to be paved roads for me since I swapped the old enduro out for a Ducati Supersport but I am good with some backroads riding.
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  4. flatlandjohnny

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    I'm in Champaign. I would be interested. Keep me posted. I don't ride "off road" but I'm not strictly pavement either.
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  5. solo650

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    Sounds like a plan coming together!!!! Hey dhollenberg, I'm in Pike co. , mostly solo ride around here, but have
    some vaca time in august, planning on a Dayride to north parts of Missouri then
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  6. solo650

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    My ride, 0823161505-00.jpg
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  7. dirtfarmerrich

    dirtfarmerrich Richard

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    I,m always ready to ride to eat and socialize .
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  8. dhollenberg

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    I ride in Pike and Calhoun counties sometimes. I try to eat at Nucci's in Pittsfield when I can. I do ride some parts of Northern Missouri, but have neglected that area some this year. What towns did are you planning on heading towards? I was in the Kirksville/Atlanta area several days ago. There are some dirt roads in that area that I would like to explore.
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  9. 29stones

    29stones n00b

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    I'm in Knox county and ride a DRZ...would like to meet up and ride some of those roads around Pike, Adams, Schuyler.
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  10. dhollenberg

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    Sounds like we need to find a central location that works for everyone, and go riding!
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  11. William42

    William42 Long timer

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  12. awarren

    awarren Been here awhile

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    :dukegirl:beer :ricky :wings
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  13. vfrpilot

    vfrpilot Stress Relief Rider

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  14. dhollenberg

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    Maybe we could do an initial meet up in Springfield? Good selection of restaurants there.
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  15. solo650

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    think,n ride 79 Louisiana,, Hannibal,, then 168w, route k, ect. to Meadville,, see covered bridge..then toMarceline..south
    various conty roads east to Union covered bridge, loop thru mark twain lake, 154 east back to Louisiana!!!!!!
    looks decent on paper ! ?
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  16. solo650

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    also planning to ride 161 south, route 19 ?? to Montgomery City on Aug 21st to watch eclipse,,,
    Willing to ride East and North as well!!!!
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  17. whalen187

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    Awesome looks like there is some interest!!! This could be a lot of fun!!
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  18. dhollenberg

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    Both Missouri rides sound good. Especially heading over to Meadville. I haven't ventured into that area. 161 to Montgomery City is a good road from Bowling Green.
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  19. dhollenberg

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    A date needs to be set for a meet up. August 6 is out for me(wife's birthday).
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  20. awarren

    awarren Been here awhile

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    I'm questioning your commitment to this new venture. :imaposer
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