Iowa Roll Call

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

  1. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

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    Location:
    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
    SnoPro
    Wife and I are heading over Friday evening Camping and will be there Sat for a Moonburger. Camping at the farm and coming home Sunday. I'll keep an eye out for that blacked out Wee.
  2. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

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    Mar 13, 2012
    Oddometer:
    530
    Location:
    WDSM, IA
    Howdy all. Ryan from WDSM.
    Been riding since I traded off an RC car for a KDX80 at age 11. Now at 36, I am that 11yo all over again. Picked up my shiny new 2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200S touring yesterday from Motosports.
    My last ride, a 2000 Ducati Monster 900i.e. has moved on to my friend. I miss it horribly but the Multistrada helped me start to forget her on the ride home last night.

    Out with the old...
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    And in with the new...
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    I have had several bikes over the years. Dirtbikes, sportbikes, a couple of cruisers that lasted only long enough to wash them and sell them again...and pretty much everything in between. I currently have a DR350 that is solely for dirt use.
    After putting in 520 miles in on one August Saturday last year in SW Colorado on the Monster, my knees were screaming for relief. I decided that it was time to start shopping for a new ride. One that was going to be more distance friendly.
    After struggling all spring to track down a red MS, I finally relented and decided to put a deposit down on the white one Motosports had on the way (The wife wouldn't let me do the Pikes Peak model they had on the way citing too much more while getting "less" in her eyes).

    Anyway, I plan on riding her until the wheels fall off. Then I will just put on a new set of wheels and start the process over again.
    I have to say that first impressions on the Multi (and in no way related to me being a Ducati junkie): This Ducati pisses rainbows and shits unicorns! :clap
  3. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Apr 24, 2007
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    3,459
    Location:
    West Des Moines, IA
    The guys at Motosports really are cool, aren't they? They've helped me a lot with my 950 Adventure even though they don't service the big KTMs. Let me know if you want go exploring one weekend. I live out by the Jordan Creek Mall. If you see a big, ugly, metalic orange KTM out that way, it's probably me.
  4. mxchamp

    mxchamp Registered Lurker

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    Mar 27, 2005
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    1,774
    Location:
    The corn state,11 curves in 318 miles (Iafalls IA)
    Ron and the owner Doug are the best at Motosports!!
  5. ts3doug

    ts3doug Long timer

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    Mar 20, 2011
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    1,156
    ducatis and rainbows go hand in hand. not that there's anything wrong with that.
  6. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

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    Mar 13, 2012
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    530
    Location:
    WDSM, IA
    Small world...I live about 4 or 5 blocks west of JC myself.
  7. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

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    Nov 21, 2010
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    Location:
    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
    so what is the deal with that cemetery right in the middle of the road just west of JC ?
  8. Calkins

    Calkins On Any Sunday...

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    Mar 31, 2009
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    505
    Location:
    Iowa Falls, Iowa
    Sold my XT350 a month of so ago. Bought me another Triumph a couple of weeks ago. It's similar to the one I sold a few years ago. Got to meet a couple of inmates in CF for breakfast when I had that one. Good times! Anyone up near the Iowa Falls area, hit me up.

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  9. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

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    Mar 13, 2012
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    WDSM, IA
    Not exactly sure. I have lived in the Des Moines area most of my life and it has always been there. One of my "things" is old churches and cemeteries.
  10. WRW9751

    WRW9751 7th Day Adventurist

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    Jun 6, 2011
    Oddometer:
    487
    Location:
    Ankeny Iowa
    Went to Struthers Open house today, saw some old friends and some new motorcycles. Sure like those Triumphs! By the way that Multi-strada is Gorgeous! nice folks out to Motorsports. Congratulations!
  11. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Location:
    West Des Moines, IA
  12. scooter noob

    scooter noob Been here awhile

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    Jan 21, 2011
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    506
    Location:
    DSM, IA
    VERY COOL, I work in Urbandale as well. :D
  13. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

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    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
  14. jwalters

    jwalters Farkle Proliferator

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    Jun 26, 2005
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    2,369
    Location:
    Little Marais, MN
    Hi Guys,
    Does anyone know if Rokklym is still doing the Great River Gravel Ride? I remember going to that when I was living in Iowa City back in 2006. I'm living up in Northern MN now, but it would make a great day ride down to an event somewhere in the same area as Yellow River State Park.


    Some pictures from the past....
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    Fellow bike bums
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  15. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    West Des Moines, IA
    Or "ur-BAN-doe-leigh" as we call it. Much more swank when pronounced that way. :D
  16. craig6785

    craig6785 Been here awhile

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    Feb 19, 2005
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    583
    Location:
    Maquoketa IA
    I sent you a PM.
  17. SnoPro753

    SnoPro753 Adventurer

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    Jan 8, 2012
    Oddometer:
    76
    Location:
    Ames, IA
    Took the Vstrom out for the first gravel road ride today. This weather is ridiculous for March. Good ride.

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  18. no_rice

    no_rice Adventurer

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    Mar 22, 2012
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    92
    Location:
    flatland ames iowa
    Nevada(ames) ia here. just picked up an 08 sm610 last week. work at the Buell/Hd shop in ames.

    been doing alot of gravel jamming and off roading on my buells for years and decided it was time to add something to the fleet thats better suited for it!
  19. gazoo

    gazoo Wandering

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    Feb 19, 2006
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    Location:
    Des Moines, IA
    From a quick search:

    The cemetery is actually the Huston Family Cemetery. There used to be a sign that read:

    "First burial here in 1847, two small daughters of the Harper family, going by wagon train to California. Became private cemetery of J. B. Huston family. Stage route ran by cemetery. Mr. Huston ran station and Post Office ½ mile east. He was first Dallas County Attorney. The stage route (Iowa City, Des Moines, Council Bluffs) was abandoned 1867 when railroads came."


    Edit: crap, just saw someone else posted the link...
  20. gazoo

    gazoo Wandering

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    Feb 19, 2006
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    371
    Location:
    Des Moines, IA
    Sounds like we need a DM ADV get together :freaky

    BTW, anyone here drive a dark green Xterra w/ an ADV sticker on the back? I've seen it on 235 a couple of times during my drive in to work from WDM.