Central Illinois MotoSocial

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

  1. bbrz

    bbrz Been here awhile

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    What ya have in mind? Need to be back by 2:00 Sat., or Sun. is open all day. I checked out Maple Corners in Covington, closed. Beef House is only a $'s lunch or dinner spot. Got to be some Mom and Pop places that have breakfast foods for riders? Right? By the way, I am a Rantoulian so a meet up is easy for Mansfield. Not OH.
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  2. clawdog60

    clawdog60 Long timer

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    I'm open for any suggestions for breakfast. I was thinking a country ride to decatur. Barb's on brush college or all american diner in Mt.Zion has good breakfast. I need to stop by WOPS on the way out of town to pick up some KTM parts anyhow. How early you want to meet up? Mahomet Mobil station?
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  3. bbrz

    bbrz Been here awhile

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    In for that. Your ride, you tell me a time to meet at Mobil (150-47)? And if you want PM me your #. Good weekend to avoid Clinton Apple & Pork Fest. traffic is a real lot of fun in that town.
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  4. bbrz

    bbrz Been here awhile

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    Shame on the others that did not make this ride today. clawdog knows the back way, and good foodie places as well. Don't miss the next chance.
    Odd thing for me was, we knew each other from back in the '80s. It was like a WTF when we met up. Till next time bbrz!
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  5. awarren

    awarren Been here awhile

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    Personally, I think it would work better if the meeting time and place were posted here rather than in a pm or text. I may have joined you if I knew when. Sometimes I don't/ can't make the decision to ride until the night before.

    Maybe next time:-)
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  6. whalen187

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    Actually the idea is to eventually setup a meet and ride event that we do a few times a year. I am working on the details...


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  7. bbrz

    bbrz Been here awhile

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    Those are both really great ideas, but I was just taking one for the team. With the crowd that hangs out here, on ADV, is someone going to guide you out into the boonies, steal your wallet, bike, clothes, and leave ya? That being said, clawdog is harmless.

    Hope you saw the humor in that.......If I were paranoid, cycles would be the LAST thing on my list.
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  8. clawdog60

    clawdog60 Long timer

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    Apologies. Will do better next time.
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  9. solo650

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    any plans for this Saturday????? :ear
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  10. clawdog60

    clawdog60 Long timer

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    This weekend is shot for me. training sat. then helping a friend with house repair.
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  11. clawdog60

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    next weekend going to barber vintage race
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  12. whalen187

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    My son has a football game at 11 then I work 4-12 so I'm out. I am game for next Saturday if anyone else is available?


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  13. bbrz

    bbrz Been here awhile

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    Keep me in mind for next Sat., but I won't know for sure until mid week. Packin' up now for the Newport Antique Auto Hillclimb in Newport IN.
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  14. fredz43

    fredz43 Been here awhile

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    Hi guys,


    For any of you that are looking for something fun to do next weekend, there will be a big open house at Niehaus Cycles on Friday and Saturday, Oct 13 and 14. The Yamaha demo truck will be there both days with many new models, including the all new Yamaha Venture touring bike. On Saturday we will also have another Adventure Demo day. Several riders attended that last year and had a good time. I will be leading 25 mile back road tours on the shops adventure style bikes made by Honda and Yamaha. There will also be a pork chop sandwich lunch. Details on the attached flyer. Hope to see you there.

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  15. bbrz

    bbrz Been here awhile

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    I have done this open house, and Fred (and the Niehaus people) do put it all out for riders, not owners. This weekend weather may not pan out, so, anyone in East Central IL interested in a ride down? Meet up with some others from the West Coast of IL?
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  16. slacker83

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    I might end up going, but will be coming from Peoria.
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  17. solo650

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    Just added to my calender,,,,,,Sounds like a good time..
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  18. clawdog60

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    I may go to this but it would be by way of lafayette,In first (Spykes). leaving very early Sat. for time difference. Will be quite the loop.
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  19. awarren

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    Looks like I might be able to make it there too.
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  20. bbrz

    bbrz Been here awhile

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    Well now it is Thursday, and the weather may be iffy, but anyone still into an open house ride? We can get a route, meeting place, and other things arranged on Fri. Fred Z also has a list of the Yamaha Truck bikes on the Central IL page thread on here. Interested?