Central Illinois

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by z987k, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. z987k

    z987k Long timer

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    Any Adver's in Central Illinois? Always looking for a way to make the best of the cornfields! :rofl
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  2. Critic

    Critic More or less!

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    bigborefan and his friend Paul are in your area. They are not friends of mine! But with a little practice, they might be able to ride some.:D
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  3. BzzBomb

    BzzBomb n00b

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    Hey z987k

    I live in Champaign, which is pretty close to you :D
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  4. CATGS

    CATGS Bourbon consumer

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    In Monticello..
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  5. z987k

    z987k Long timer

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    sweet, well we may have to get together and plan something in this area sometime.
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  6. begeberg

    begeberg That'll leave a mark..

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    Won't have the bike here until the end of the month when our stuff gets moved. Typically putt around the country roads. Typically do day rides once a month or so.
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  7. CATGS

    CATGS Bourbon consumer

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    Let's meet up for a good ride.
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  8. z987k

    z987k Long timer

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    lets
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  9. dminded

    dminded Been here awhile

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    Guys,
    keep me in your loop. My mother-in-law lives In Monticello. I get up that way often with my klr 650. I have found some dirt and gravel up there, nothing substantial, but fun.
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  10. z987k

    z987k Long timer

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    Anyone want to meet somewhere next Sunday?
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  11. squallywally

    squallywally Sad Sack

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    Live in Tolono, I do alot of putting around country roads as well.

    I am a regular at the first tuesday of the month ride out near the savoy theater. (WHICH IS Tomorrow around 6pm) I will be there on KLR with a Trans Alp friend or two.

    If the invite is open, i would like to ride sunday. i have a fun ride that has dirt lane, gravel, "curvy" ways, hills and other interesting aspects.
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  12. CATGS

    CATGS Bourbon consumer

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    Sounds great. Only problem. This weekend is the Falling Leaf Rally in Potosi, MO. If you haven't been, it is a must. We must get together one weekend as I am curious what roads you are speaking of..
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  13. z987k

    z987k Long timer

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    Yep, I'm a regular there. We'll have to ride Sunday, invite open to anyone else as well.
    In fact everyone should come out tomorrow night. It's at 6pm down by the Savoy Theaters.

    And I would be going to the Falling Leaf, but I have to work Saturdays.
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  14. squallywally

    squallywally Sad Sack

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    I believe we have met there before. Did you just recently purchase a KLR?
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  15. z987k

    z987k Long timer

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    a few months ago yes. You must have been the guy with the 08 that finalized my decision. Thought you were from the springfieldish area though.
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  16. begeberg

    begeberg That'll leave a mark..

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    You mean there are unpaved roads left in Illinois? :clap



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  17. z987k

    z987k Long timer

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  18. squallywally

    squallywally Sad Sack

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    I moved here from Chatham. Trans alp friend is from lincoln, BMW friend is from chatham. Both ride over each month and most of the time we meet up someplace.
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  19. squallywally

    squallywally Sad Sack

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    z987k I sent you an email about a ride sunday 12th
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  20. squallywally

    squallywally Sad Sack

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    I am up for a ride on sunday. Couple here seem interested. I have an 80 mile round trip that does have a little double track, gravel, "twisty" roads as well as a little known historic site as well as a wildlife area. Would gladly share the ride with all interested.

    Post or email if you want to ride.
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