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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    Sent you one back




    Also shamless plug to our little local riding group, if anyone wants to check it out - http://ridingillini.com try to organize local things and such. Not just college students either.
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  2. squallywally

    squallywally Sad Sack

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    Anyone interested in a psuedo dual sport ride, Meet at the Philo Casey's on Hwy 130, 9 am Sunday Oct 12. Dirt double track, gravel included. For those who would prefer to stick to pavement, there are alt routes at all points.

    Please Post for roll call.
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  3. klrbaer

    klrbaer Tim

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    Please keep me in the loop. Drop me a line sometime, 309-287-1425.
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  4. bigborefan

    bigborefan Making new friends

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    That cuts me deep Critic. I thought we bonded under that overpass that day....:gun2
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  5. bigborefan

    bigborefan Making new friends

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    I live in Mahomet. I have a KTM 690E. My buddy Paul is in Urbana, he has a 990ADV.

    I know another guy on here, JeepBoy, he has 950SE and lives close by as well. He did have a 950ADV-S as well, but a fire melted it not to long a go. It was a sad site to see that thing melted. It brought a tear to my eye.

    CATGS has a nice 640A and some decent BMWs. You want to sell that 640 CATGS? I need one bad. Let me borrow it for the weekend...:evil

    It looks like there are quite a few of use here.
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  6. bigborefan

    bigborefan Making new friends

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    There are exactly two....


    Drop me a line when the bike arrives. There are a few dirt roads west of Mahomet, some farmer two track as well.

    I have not ventured east of here much.
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  7. bigborefan

    bigborefan Making new friends

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    SquallyWally, lets shoot for the first weekend in Nov. You can show me your eastern routes. I am booked up every weekend between now and then.

    I am on vacation the week of Oct 20 as well if anyone is available during the week.
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  8. CATGS

    CATGS Bourbon consumer

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    Just put 800 miles on her this weekend. Rode her to the Falling Leaf Rally. Did some great gravel and creek crossings. Some technical sections, but I kept her on two wheels. We must get together for a ride.
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  9. CATGS

    CATGS Bourbon consumer

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    First of November works for me.
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  10. Critic

    Critic More or less!

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    Bigbore, the first weekend in Nov. is 1-2 thedate for Byron dual sport! I will call you tomorrow 14th. I am thinking about beautiful Loretta!:ricky
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  11. Critic

    Critic More or less!

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    Rockford "leaf river" dualsport ride November 2nd Sunday is
    almost here again !
    http://www.forestcityriders.com/Sch...e dead link, I had the clap to close to link!
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  12. picnics

    picnics Adventurer

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    Thanks for the heads up.
    Picnics
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  13. Critic

    Critic More or less!

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    Chris, hope you can make it! You, bigborefan, and I can talk 690e, which 3 different styles of riding and points of view.

    Now if we can get skinner out of the mud puddles... hmmm, skinner, 690e...
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  14. Skinner

    Skinner Mr.KTM

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    Can't ride on November 2. I'll be working a Bridal show (lots of first time home buyers there :evil ).

    And yes Mr Critic, a 690e sounds perfect for mudd puddles :lol3 . I should be back and riding more by next year, I gotta keep my nose to the old grindstone for now :puke1 .
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  15. bigborefan

    bigborefan Making new friends

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    Lets line em up and race!
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  16. William42

    William42 Long timer

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    I live in Champaign. Ride a FJR1300, DL650 and DR-Z400S one at a time.

    Holler if you want to ride.
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  17. z987k

    z987k Long timer

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    Forgot to mention, squallywally and I had a nice ride down to Walnut Point St. park on mostly gravel and some dirt.

    We should do something like that again, I know a sweet route east of here.
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  18. staples

    staples still riding

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    I'm in Urbana and had a great ride the other weekend with lots of gravel in vermillion county. Just sort of wandering around is always fun.

    I need to get out to the meetup in Savoy sometime.
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  19. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface 30-125

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    I'm very near Paris (just across the state line in Indiana), ride a KLR and am quite interested in your sweet route east of Urbana.. :ear :D

    John
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  20. z987k

    z987k Long timer

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