Iowa Roll Call

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

  1. Calkins

    Calkins On Any Sunday...

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2009
    Oddometer:
    505
    Location:
    Iowa Falls, Iowa
    Welcome to the madhouse Tim!!
  2. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Apr 24, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,456
    Location:
    West Des Moines, IA
    Yup, that's me. ADV sticker on the rusty bumper, and a KTM sticker on the driver's side rear window. :D
  3. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,135
    Location:
    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
    I have that same pannier and trunk on my Wee.
  4. ts3doug

    ts3doug Long timer

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    Mar 20, 2011
    Oddometer:
    1,155
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    i chickened out, like the little girl i am
  5. vtclark91

    vtclark91 n00b

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    Dec 12, 2011
    Oddometer:
    5
    Anyone want to get together for a ride call me at 3195517097 van
  6. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2012
    Oddometer:
    530
    Location:
    WDSM, IA
    Put the Multi in the garage last night to put my GoPro mounts on her...got lazy, watched a movie called "Tucker and Earl Vs Evil" and then went to bed.
    Ended up caging it in to work today and now am feeling sick to my stomach. I think the powers that be are trying to tell me that not riding is a sin.

    Ugh...hate work...want to ride. Bored bored bored.

    /end pointless rambling
  7. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Apr 24, 2007
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    3,456
    Location:
    West Des Moines, IA
    I know exactly how you feel. I get plum vile after not riding for a couple of days. I'm to the point that going on vacation with the family just leaves me dreaming about where I could have been riding instead of vacationing. It's a vice, but heck, everybody should have a good vice, right? :lol3
  8. lmyamen

    lmyamen Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2011
    Oddometer:
    425
    Location:
    Des Moines, IA
    We should get a ADV meet up going for this summer. Seems like we have quite a bit of people on here. Anyone go to the gathering on the grounds over the summer when they have them? Pretty much every Tuesday evening of the summer starting in April the state fair grounds is filled with bikes/cars. The first one is April 10th I believe.

    Took my R90/6 on it's first shake down ride, we were headed to Ames to get some Hickory Park and I got to about Maxwell and the clutch gave out on me. Turns out it was the throw out bearing and the pressure plate. Both have been ordered and am now awaiting their arrival.

    Better pictures of my bike, if you see me around wave me down!

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    myself on the bike before the clutch incident.
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  9. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

    Joined:
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    Oddometer:
    530
    Location:
    WDSM, IA
    Rode to work today.
    Co-worker approaches me and says, "You RODE today?? You know it is going to rain this afternoon...right?"
    I opened my backpack and showed him my awesome raingear. He still looked perplexed.

    I put in 140ish miles last night. Did a loop down through Winterset to Osceola back up through Indianola and then home with several side jaunts off on B surface roads. The Multi in enduro mode feels like a great big dirtbike.
    I ran my GoPro but discovered that an 8GB card is WAY too small for 720p @60fps.

    Meeting up with a smallish group at Struthers Saturday morning 11am to do the "Pella Loop" out of Newton.

    This is the "typical" route.
    They usually take interstate to get to Newton while I go through Altoona/Mitchellville/Colfax myself.
  10. argentcorvid

    argentcorvid Some Guy

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2010
    Oddometer:
    513
    Location:
    Marshmellow-town, Iowa
    That's a nice route, rode it last week. when turning back north after Pella, the next paved road after the one you show on the map (T-38 going in to Taintor) is nice as well.
  11. choochooman

    choochooman Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2007
    Oddometer:
    28
    Location:
    Nevada, IA
    Live in the suburbs of Ames, Nevada. Our paths ought to cross! I ride a 650 KLR on the back roads and have a bigger Honda for the hard ones...we ought to get together for a ride sometime....
  12. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Location:
    West Des Moines, IA
    Where do you ride around Nevada? Are there any good roads out that way?
  13. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Location:
    West Des Moines, IA
  14. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Location:
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    Here's some stuff I found during my trip down to Winterset and back:

    An old John Deere combine and what a friend of mine refers to as my "Allis Chalmers."

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    A windmill that has seen better days:

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    A total of about 89.5 horses:

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    Such a beautiful little colt:

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    Hogback Covered Bridge near Winterset:

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  15. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Jan 30, 2005
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    6,843
    Location:
    Dubuque, Iowa
    Wow, it was sunny over there today. Cloudy and dreary here all day. Really like the windmill photo.
  16. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

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    Nov 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,135
    Location:
    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
    Just got home from 365 mile ride today.
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  17. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2012
    Oddometer:
    530
    Location:
    WDSM, IA
    It was you I saw just before noon today wasn't it Orange?
    Was on my way to the carwash before I took this route with my wife and my buddy on my old bike...

    Was a bit warm...but a really nice day for a ride.
  18. Calkins

    Calkins On Any Sunday...

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    Mar 31, 2009
    Oddometer:
    505
    Location:
    Iowa Falls, Iowa
    Sac & Fox Overlook, just north of Steamboat Rock...

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  19. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Location:
    West Des Moines, IA
    Yep, that was me. I figured it was you. Not a lot of Multis running around WDM . . . yet. :D Look at my post above. We crossed paths on Sunday. I went to Winterset and back via gravel. It was a really nice trek. I even found a short "B" road that was fun on a 500 pound dirt bike. :lol3
  20. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

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    Oddometer:
    530
    Location:
    WDSM, IA
    I did see that. I avoided the B roads this trip because my wife was on the back and my buddy was on my old Monster. Figured it didn't want to risk having to replace the CF hugger. :evil

    Saturday's route was a bit longer. Met up with a couple of guys at the Love's in Newton by the Speedway from Chicago and Milwaukee returning from a trip to Death Valley. Couple of very road worn thumpers that had me wanting to pack up my gear on the bike and head off on an adventure. Chatted with them for a while and then split off from my small group and headed for home via the scenic route.
    Ran into a couple on Harleys at the Casey's in Polk City and they were floored that I had over 600 miles in in less than 5 days riding the new bike. They couldn't fathom riding more than a hundred miles in a weekend.

    Anyway, one of the guys I rode with on saturday has been thinking about a Saddlesore 1k or a Bun Burner Gold in the near future. Since I was already planning the same after my 600 mile break-in service (now 100 miles past due lol), I think he will tag along with mine. Not doing a straight out and back ride on the slab. My tentative route would take me down into southern Missouri/northern Arkansas in a big loop the back up to home.

    Starting to develop a strong wanderlust. Just want to get on the bike and see where I end up next. But silly me...job...wife...responsibilities. :huh