1. GSFletch

    GSFletch Adventurer

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    So my thought is to start a thread that comes up quickly for us new riders. With gas where it is I'm guessing that there will be a few of us.
    -plan area rides and all of that other good stuff.
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  2. ghostrider.y2k

    ghostrider.y2k ride enything but HD

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    :thumb
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  3. Merle O'Broham

    Merle O'Broham too beaucoup

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    Not too many of us Chicago adventure riders!!!
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  4. Merle O'Broham

    Merle O'Broham too beaucoup

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    So, as a get-away, I decided to sign up for the Experienced Riders Course free of charge (well, ok, 20 bucks) through ISU this weekend. Really on a whim. It's now turning into a family trip where the wife and kids'll stay at the Super 8 or whatever to swim/have fun and Sat after the class we'll stop at the local children's museum. Just havin' fun.
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  5. evilmedic13

    evilmedic13 Sarcastic & Fantastic

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    Would FJR's be welcome?:augie (New d/s comes next year, when I can afford it)
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  6. djmase

    djmase something catchy.

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    Ok fletch...what do you have in mind?
    djmase
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  7. TRECKER57

    TRECKER57 biken for 40 years

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    KLR in Schaumberg moved here from Michigan in march. Can I come too?
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  8. LilDirtRat

    LilDirtRat Been here awhile

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    i'm in for something.. is there a plan formulating here?

    who wants to get the hell out of town over the long weekend?
    :wave :wave :wave :wave :wave
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  9. ghostrider.y2k

    ghostrider.y2k ride enything but HD

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    I'm planing to hit rally in Alabama on long weekend. .....y2k
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  10. GSFletch

    GSFletch Adventurer

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    Off Mon-wed only. Anyone else up for a ride?
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  11. ghostrider.y2k

    ghostrider.y2k ride enything but HD

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  12. GSFletch

    GSFletch Adventurer

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    -so did anyone go?
    -I wanted to but a nap seemed to take over my will power.


    I learned "kinda" how to do a wheelie on my bike last night. The biggest thing was that i could not hold it for very long. .... i know its stupid , but c'mon its my first bike. Any thoughts
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  13. ghostrider.y2k

    ghostrider.y2k ride enything but HD

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    change of plans>>>>saturday morning going to deals gap for few days.
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  14. GSFletch

    GSFletch Adventurer

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    its not that far of a ride .. day there day back?... have fun. Take some picks and let us know how went.
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  15. ghostrider.y2k

    ghostrider.y2k ride enything but HD

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    it's not the destination,it's the ride
    ............y2k:pynd
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  16. GSFletch

    GSFletch Adventurer

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    Any one done the Around Lake MI ride?
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  17. Merle O'Broham

    Merle O'Broham too beaucoup

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    Did it last year by myself. 3 days. Not too much sightseeing. The thread's in here somewhere. Other fellas have done it and posted lots of pics- Cannonshot? I'll be up for another one in a month or so.
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  18. GSFletch

    GSFletch Adventurer

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    Cannons has done it all.... 3 days not really long enough?
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  19. Merle O'Broham

    Merle O'Broham too beaucoup

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    Well, when I did it, it was more of a get-away. I wasn't really into the tourist thing- just wanted to ride. I'd say that 5 days would be good. A full day in the UP making a nice loop to the top, some touristy shopping by the bridge, a day exploring some seasonal road loops in central lower MI. No rush. I guess it depends what you're looking to do. I like the idea of pulling into an Econolodge before sundown, shower, then hit a local pub type of thing. Good nights sleep, then up with the crack of Dawn. :evil That's just me.
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  20. GSFletch

    GSFletch Adventurer

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    any must...see/do?
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