Iowa Roll Call

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by bellbear, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. argentcorvid

    argentcorvid Some Guy

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2010
    Oddometer:
    511
    Location:
    Marshmellow-town, Iowa
    Tempting, but i'm traveling out of state for work next week, and need to make sure everything is prepared for that :cry.
  2. scooter noob

    scooter noob Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011
    Oddometer:
    487
    Location:
    DSM, IA
    Temptimg as it is, I'm to far southwest for you to waste time waiting on me. Have fun tho. :D
  3. rj95lss

    rj95lss still searching...

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2009
    Oddometer:
    206
    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    Anyone have any interest in my '93 XR600R? It's platted in Johnson, Co. I have a clean/clear title and 2012 OHV stickers for it.

    There are no turn signals/mirrors/horn but it has a functional headlight/tail light and brake light. FYI - the tires are not DOT legal either.

    PM me if interested and I can give you the run down.

    THANKS-
  4. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,050
    Location:
    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
  5. aaronrkelly

    aaronrkelly Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Oddometer:
    530
    Location:
    southern Iowa

    I was at that ride as well. I work in Albia, live in Moravia and looks like I ride quite a few of the same places you do.

    I did the same as you, re-rode that route (using the roll chart paper) last week before it started raining.

    I went the route you did on the ride.....when I cam back I went up the hill instead.

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    Then rode around some of the wider trails - looks like they were cleared with a bulldozer - went to a few farm fields close by.....

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    The B level roads in southern Iowa....some decent riding if you look.

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    Even some fair single track in Stephens State forest.....lots of logging roads and paths

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    I have as much fun as I can.....for a fat guy on a KLR.

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  6. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,050
    Location:
    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
    Aaron
    We need to go riding with you some time. Eric remembers you from that dual sport ride,. I did get to ride some of that Stevens Forest and that was really good.
    Steve
  7. aaronrkelly

    aaronrkelly Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Oddometer:
    530
    Location:
    southern Iowa

    Lol....maybe he remembers me sliding my ass down the gravel after I over cooked the 4th corner, a whole 3 mins out of the start. :huh

    I was kinda out of place on my KLR.....wearing my jeans and leather jacket......but I had lots of fun and will definitely do it again. Perfect conditions really....those roads when its really wet are pretty miserable. With the B levels dry......and the gravel thin and fast......I dont think we ever ran under 60 mph for any length of time.

    Ive also got a BMW G650GS that my girlfriend rides most of the time.....still has the Tourances on it so I opted to leave it home.....which is a good thing cause it doesnt bounce of the gravel roads as well :D

    Im sure you could show me all kinds of places Im missing out on - Ive only been gravel traveln' for 6 months.
  8. fudgypup

    fudgypup Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Oddometer:
    2,199
    His name is Tex_Downey

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    We de-n00b'd him here out west in California. He's coming back to IA shortly. Treat him well.
  9. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,050
    Location:
    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.

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  10. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,050
    Location:
    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
    More Iowa riding today

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  11. aaronrkelly

    aaronrkelly Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Oddometer:
    530
    Location:
    southern Iowa
    Is that over by Chariton/Lucas?
  12. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,050
    Location:
    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
    I think we were across the southern boarder in
    Madagascar
  13. tex_downey

    tex_downey Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2008
    Oddometer:
    468
    Location:
    LA for now.
    Thanks Eric. :evil

    Two weeks and im on my way home to this cold state. 2200 miles on the 650. should be fun.


    Never Thought I would miss Iowa the the fall riding looks fun, fun till you hit wet leaves.

    Im sure ill post again later, the ADV crew out in CA is real tight, made life great. Im sure its the same back home (keeping fingures crossed)
  14. KTM265

    KTM265 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2005
    Oddometer:
    937
    Location:
    Iowa
    Looks like the weather is finally going to get messy on us...
  15. aaronrkelly

    aaronrkelly Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Oddometer:
    530
    Location:
    southern Iowa
    Looks like a blip in the radar here in southern Iowa....a few drizzles then sunny and 42 on wed......high 30s thru sat with no rain or snow in sight. Far from messy......I havent even bothered putting the snow blade on my ATV yet. :1drink
  16. Calkins

    Calkins On Any Sunday...

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2009
    Oddometer:
    505
    Location:
    Iowa Falls, Iowa
    Nothing set in stone, but there are a few here and there. A club out of the Tama OHV park had one in late spring.
  17. KTM265

    KTM265 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2005
    Oddometer:
    937
    Location:
    Iowa

    Got mine on but it wouldn't break my heart to take it off and take it up to WI pretty soon for some winter trail riding.
  18. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,050
    Location:
    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
    We made it out to some good riding today.

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  19. UnderPowered

    UnderPowered Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2007
    Oddometer:
    138
    Location:
    CRish, IA
    Me too :) ... sorry no pics though. After the last three winters we deserved a day like today for Christmas!
  20. mxchamp

    mxchamp Registered Lurker

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2005
    Oddometer:
    1,730
    Location:
    The corn state,11 curves in 318 miles (Iafalls IA)
    Yep. Took the 640 out for some fun today.

    We have just a touch more snow than you guys.

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    I think the geese are confused.


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