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Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by bellbear, Jul 29, 2008.
That white deer was very cool.
you got some great riding land there.
For those of you who may have known long time motorcyclist Charlie Weber, he passed last Saturday. Great Guy, true rider, talked with a close friend of Charlie's today said he and Charlie put 30k on their bikes in the last three years. Charlie was 78!
Didn't know Charlie but he sounds like a guy who will be missed.
RIP Charlie. He's just scouting out the good roads up there for the rest of us.
On a less somber note, I am surprised that Levi hasn't been all up in here muccking this thread up with pictures of his new bike...
This site is amazing! I'm so glad that I stumbled on it the other night. I'm a recently converted cruiser rider who has found his imagination in adventure riding. I've done some trolling on this thread and I'd like to know if someone could invite me to some more technical riding this spring/summer? I can do all of the reading and video watching in the world but until I get dirty and make mistakes I'll never be as good as I can be.
If anyone has any quick trips planned or advise to deliver on where to go, I would sincerely appreciate it.
What do you ride and where are you?
I'm planning on going down to Missouri in the first part of May for this if you are interested: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=858276
We should also plan another get-together sometime. The gathering we had in Ames last year was fun and gave me a chance to ride up the Des Moines River roads before the meet-up. That was fun.
West Fest 2013!!!
Tell us what you ride and your location.
There is lots of adventure riding down here between the corn rows.
.Davenport,Dah It's still early.
Does that swinging ride really have anything
challenging in it? I have looked at there pictures and never really noticed anything gnarly. I would like to go but I have been to all the swinging bridges already and dont want to go just ride dusty gravel roads.
I would like to get a group to go to the Chadwick area some time,[not necessarily in the park] looks like some good challenging roads near there. We have been on a couple of them.
Just came in from trying to ride the WR,, would not get around at all.
Come on SPRING.
eemsreno can you tell me more about this Chadwick area? I'd go there with you. When's the last time you saw a guy pick up a 1200gs?
That looks like fun. The one in Eddyville is not as big but much closer. Have you been? http://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/trails/info/iowa_08808/ride_d8df.htm
You should have bought a KTM.
I have been to Bluff lots of times but it is not open to your BMW unless you get it registered. I don't have any of my licensed bikes regestered.
I have chased my boys 690 around and it goes up stuff with a bald tire that my new WR woun't even look at. What's the deal?:eek1
The 690 is such a cool bike. I rode with a guy here in Des Moines down some trails along the river. He was on a 690 and I was on my 950. My 950 is SUCH a pig in the woods, but his 690 just zipped around like it was nothing at all.
Doug at Moto Sports bought it when the prior owner moved and has thus far refused to part with it. Up to this point my dream bike has been my 950. I doubt I'll ever sell it, but if the KTM Basel Defy 690 ever came to the states at a reasonable price, I'd definitely consider it:
Registered you say? Sounds like a lot of work Time better spent hunting for steam crossings on level B's.
I never thought to ask who's 690 that was, does Doug ever ride it? She's a beauty for sure!
I don't know how much he rides it. It's a beauty, though. The only problem with that bike is the rear really doesn't have a subframe to speak of. I think the Defy Quest 690 setup fixes that so that you can at least carry soft luggage. There's a couple from the UK riding them around the world: http://www.chasinghorizons.co.uk/