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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    Nov 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,050
    Location:
    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
    I took my wife over around Rathbun area, very damp and foggy. My bike is a mess so I'll just ride it to work today insted of the WEE.
  2. no_rice

    no_rice Adventurer

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2012
    Oddometer:
    92
    Location:
    flatland ames iowa
    why should fog stop any riding, it just makes it more fun!

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  3. KLR 41B

    KLR 41B Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2008
    Oddometer:
    262
    Location:
    Northeast Iowa
  4. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,677
    Location:
    Mineral Point, WI
    Is that the track just outside Elkader on 13?
  5. KLR 41B

    KLR 41B Been here awhile

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    262
    Location:
    Northeast Iowa
    Yep
  6. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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    Feb 11, 2007
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    2,677
    Location:
    Mineral Point, WI
    I go by there every week. I've never seen anyone on it.
  7. KLR 41B

    KLR 41B Been here awhile

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    Mar 23, 2008
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    262
    Location:
    Northeast Iowa
    First time I've been to Elkader, I just buzzed around the track once to check it out.
  8. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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    Feb 11, 2007
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    2,677
    Location:
    Mineral Point, WI
    :norton
    I ride by there every once in a while and I've threatened to do that.
  9. gravityisnotmyfriend

    gravityisnotmyfriend Long timer

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    1,708
    Location:
    ((kg*m)/s^2), IA, USA
    Nearest OHV part to Marshall town? That looks familiar...

    Tama Off Road Park video

    I was just there a couple of weeks ago.
  10. gravityisnotmyfriend

    gravityisnotmyfriend Long timer

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    ((kg*m)/s^2), IA, USA
    Hey Joe! I just started watching that MITRA Dual Sport ride, and thought the guy behind the helmet cam sounded familiar. Then, I noticed whose Youtube channel it was. I was wondering if you were a member here. I was going to ask you that on SW, but obviously no need!

    I should have been checking this thread earlier.

    I'm taking the summer off from classes. We'll have to get together for a ride. I really want to check out Bluff creek.
  11. mxchamp

    mxchamp Registered Lurker

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    Mar 27, 2005
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    1,732
    Location:
    The corn state,11 curves in 318 miles (Iafalls IA)
    Cool video.

    We weren't at the the Tama park, it was something Ford there in M town.

    Never been to the Tama one, yet......

    I am sure an inmate here know what I am talking about!
  12. Hundreddollarbill

    Hundreddollarbill Been here awhile

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    May 26, 2009
    Oddometer:
    130
    Location:
    Iowa
    Its either nichols and ford
    or nicholson ford.

    rode there when I was a kid and it was illegal :lol3
  13. gravityisnotmyfriend

    gravityisnotmyfriend Long timer

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    Huh, never heard of it.

    http://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/trails/info/iowa_14467/ride_e556.htm

    It seems to be open for ATV and Off road motorcycles. If it's still in the 50's this weekend, I'll have to take a drive up there. It's only about 30 miles from Newton.


    Tama is alright. There is a lot of trails. But, it's pretty flat. There was alot of sand and mud - which wasn't much fun on my 80/20 street tires!

    If you want to take a drive - hit the one in Waterloo. Lots of fun terrain there.
  14. mxchamp

    mxchamp Registered Lurker

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    Winner winner!! Chicken Dinner!!
  15. mxchamp

    mxchamp Registered Lurker

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    The corn state,11 curves in 318 miles (Iafalls IA)
    Save your gas money! Nicholson Ford is more boring than Tama. Waterloo is good!

    Bluff Creek is awesome!!!
  16. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Jan 30, 2005
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    6,740
    Location:
    Dubuque, Iowa
    Were you able to do all the doubles?
  17. KLR 41B

    KLR 41B Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2008
    Oddometer:
    262
    Location:
    Northeast Iowa
    I did not try, I took one jump and remembered how crappy the stock forks are on my KLR. I dont know if its normal for the 2008 KLR or not but the front suspension has sucked for jumping since day one.
  18. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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    Feb 11, 2007
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    2,677
    Location:
    Mineral Point, WI
    :rofl
  19. Bluegrass

    Bluegrass n00b

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2012
    Oddometer:
    7
    Location:
    Chattanooga TN
    Small group of us over here.
  20. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,050
    Location:
    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
    Rode up to Gina's yesterday
    Little dirt
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