Iowa Roll Call

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

  1. vwdrvr66

    vwdrvr66 Been here awhile

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    Well everyone is backing out, but I may still come....I might bring Kevin's KTM for fun. Will there be a sound check? it idles at 110 dbs, I think it is all stock.


  2. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Dubuque, Iowa
    No official sound check, but an overly obnoxious bike will not be allowed to run. It can't idle at 110db. That is in the obnoxious territory at full throttle. If it has the stock KTM silencer, it will be fine.

    I'll throw this out at you. Right now I plan on riding my mountain bike on the DS run. So if you'd rather pedal, you can ride with me, if you don't mind waiting for me.
  3. vwdrvr66

    vwdrvr66 Been here awhile

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    Let me throw this back at you....Dual Sport does not mean part mountain bike/motorbike....If I go there will be a motor under me...lol:D thanks for the offer, however you would be waiting for me.


  4. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    If Dalton gets his KTM in time, he will be riding that.
  5. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

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    Location:
    WDSM, IA
    Hey Central IA folks...looking at possibly doing a group ride up to NE IA/SW WI, etc sometime before the snow flies. Either camp or hotel is fine with me but I haven't been up that way since my honeymoon weekend in February and I am missing it.
    Hey...we're big adventure people me and my wife! :rofl

    Anyway, looking at mostly pavement with some exploring of the dirt/gravel as we find it.

    No date set in stone yet but I will be going to Omaha the weekend of Oct 6-7th so either before or after that.

    Let me know if anyone is interested in tagging along.
  6. lmyamen

    lmyamen Been here awhile

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    Nov 29, 2011
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    411
    Location:
    Des Moines, IA
    Went out to Estes Park Colorado this weekend. Did not get to ride but it was a good weekend.

    Saw a Moto Guzzi Griso at the top of the Rocky Mountain National Park (one of my favorite bikes)

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    The views were incredible.

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  7. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

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    Nov 21, 2010
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    1,050
    Location:
    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
    Countdown to Moab and the White Rim Trail ride. Two of us on Super Tenere’s are heading out to Moab soon. Can’t wait.
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  8. mxchamp

    mxchamp Registered Lurker

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    The corn state,11 curves in 318 miles (Iafalls IA)
    Been there, done that!

    Also poison spider, steel bender, chicken corners and arches NP. They wouldn't let me in to do hells revenge. :(

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    Enjoy the trip! Perfect time of year!!


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  9. Fallacy

    Fallacy Been here awhile

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    Did it 2 years ago, I am planning on doing it again next year.
    That trip is #2 on my list, bested by Alaska.
    Add in Porcupine rim and Metal Masher....great stuff.
    Why no Hells Revenge?
  10. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I rode my bicycle on the White Rim loop one year. I should take a motorcycle out there sometime.
  11. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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    Hahahaha, you said bicycle.
  12. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Isn't this the AdvBicycle site?
  13. mxchamp

    mxchamp Registered Lurker

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    The corn state,11 curves in 318 miles (Iafalls IA)
    The rangers stopped me at the gate. It was around 5 or 6pm and they didn't think I could do the loop. Also I was solo and they felt I should be with somebody!

    I didn't want to argue so I turned around and went to steel bender.

    The photo of the bike on her side. She was tired.


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  14. Fallacy

    Fallacy Been here awhile

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    That is too bad, although I am not sure I would want to do much riding out there solo.
    It must be my over active survival instinct. That and my inability to heal overnight..
  15. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Well you IA guys missed another good organized DS ride.
  16. IAKLX300Rider

    IAKLX300Rider Adventurer

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    Hello all,

    I'd like to introduce myself to the forum with a big howdy from Urbandale, Iowa ! I am encouraged to see so many adventure riders here in Iowa like myself. I'm 51 years old and have been riding bikes since 13, everything from dirt, dualsport, to road bikes. I presently own the following toys:

    (2) 2006 Honda TRX 250's
    2007 Honda CRF250F
    2001 Kawasaki KLX300R (licensed for dual sport)
    2010 Triumph Tiger 1050

    My wife wonders where we will find space for the next bike I bring back but I always reply that we could move her car out of the garage and then there would be plenty more space.

    I'm also a MITRA member and have attended a few rides and meetings but was hoping to meet more riders who share an interest in either off road and or dual sport and maybe this is the forum to hook up with more riders who want to go off and find some fun and adventure !

    Thanks all, now I'm done and will spend a few hours surfing the many forum topics on the site. Almost like Christmas morning for me.

    Take care,

    Joe
  17. DVDub

    DVDub Adventurer

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    Location:
    Eastern Iowa
    Hey - not all of us. It was a great ride (for a motorcycle-I can't imagine doing it on a mountain bike). Lots of single track and woods. Plus you got a decent lunch with your entry fee.
    Tell the club we appreciated the effort they put into setting it up. Hope they keep doing it.
  18. river-rider

    river-rider Adventurer

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    Nov 24, 2009
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    59
    Location:
    Davenport, Iowa
    Lots of great riding advice here. Welcome to the site!
  19. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Dubuque, Iowa
  20. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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    Mineral Point, WI
    Why? Who will doolsport with me when I move to WI?