Central Illinois

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

  1. bigborefan

    bigborefan Making new friends

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    [​IMG][​IMG]I missed Beges email this morning, so I rode solo.

    I missed the rain all day as well, but not the mud. I slabbed it to Danville on 74, actually exit 4 in IN. Rode back roads all the way south to Terre Haute staying east of the Wabash River. Then I basically back tracked my route, switching it up a little. Rode a lot of dirt roads, actual dirt with turns. Got my pretty KLIM gear all dirty. 288 miles total.

    I can ride it again whenever you guys want to go.

    I got the route all laid out in my John-min GPS.

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  2. Critic

    Critic More or less!

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    Is that a Garmin model? It has that retro look! What style type is that?

    Keep those wheels turning!
  3. William42

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    Navigation aids are good. Got to sneak up on that high tech shit. :D

    This sounds like a good ride except for the slab part.
  4. bigborefan

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    I use the John-min LP 8.5/11. It comes in a nice yellow. The font is a John-min proprietary font. It's encrypted, only readable by myself and some doctors and pharmacist. It integrates with Google maps easily, software updates are free, and it is never really out of date anyway.

    I have a Garmin 60CSx, never bought a mount yet. It's still brand new in the box basically.

    As far as slab goes, sometimes you just gotta make time to get to the good stuff. It ain't like you miss much cutting across the Illini prairie.
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    Top of the line! I talked to a Garmin guy about buying the new 62. Basically, he said to keep the 60 over the 62; which has more memory, but less in areas that count. Just like everything else, you get more bling and less real performance.
  6. KWC

    KWC aka "Canadian Karl"

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    ......it doesn't matter if it is a Garmin Honeysuckle XL, Magellan Excalibur or Tom Tom SE, it will prolly stay unmounted and in the box :huh
  7. Themastermike

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    The main part of his in the brain database is filled with the locations of Waffle Houses' and Popeyes. Try and stump the man on a location of one of those!

  8. bigborefan

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    GPS, we don't need no stinkin GPS....

    You forgot CheesecakeFactory Mikey Joe. Texas Roadhouse, Crispy Creme, and Outback.

    Just did a 23 minute burn on the AirDyne, burned 300 calories. i'll be ripped by Renfro.
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    St Patrick's day 5 mile run downtown St Louis Saturday. Join me at the line.

  10. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    There's one in Bloomington, too. Benefits the Marines and our local humane society. Blasts off from the VFW noon.
  11. William42

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  12. bigborefan

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    Allerton Park?
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    Yes. I thought you would recognize some of the roads.
  14. Smudge!

    Smudge! Been here awhile

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    We still have snow pack up north here.

    Forest City Riders Dual sport has been pushed back to April 14th with a rain date of April 20th now.

    Ground is still froze and it will take some warmer weather to melt all the snow.

    We have been arrowing and have most of the trail done, just the open sections left where we need to pound stakes in.

    Good ride, but a long drive for you central guys.
  15. awarren

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    I think I saw you, were you wearing a hi-vis yellow jacket? Believe I saw you taking that picture where the road closed sign is. I was less than a mile behind you taking my dog and wife home after a walk in the park. I live in Bement and travel around Allerton and Lodge parks quite a bit.
  16. KWC

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    .... of seeing Bill's jacket from a mile back
  17. bigborefan

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    I remember a HI-Viz that was not so HI-Viz once, over by Cayuga, down by the river. Bill wallowed in a mud hole like a wild bore, even took his Vee Strom in with him. For a guy that claims mud is evil he sure likes to play in it. And another funny thing was, there was plenty of room to circumvent the mud hole from hell. Yelp, I think William really has an affinity for a good mud bath.

    I would say ask him his ditch jumps, but I stay away from that one myself...:D
  18. William42

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    Well you should have said Hello. :D
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    Wild bore? Did you mean wild boar?

    I really liked that DL650 but it sure seemed to want to wallow in the mud a lot. :cry

    As you know I don't do ditch jumps.

    I should know better than to follow you or vfrpilot. I must be a slow learner.
  20. bigborefan

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    Good catch, although I could play it off as intentional....:wink: I won't.

    I only work in education, never said I was educated myself.