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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    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
    2whlrcr
    That white deer was very cool.
    you got some great riding land there.
  2. WRW9751

    WRW9751 7th Day Adventurist

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    Jun 6, 2011
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    477
    Location:
    Ankeny Iowa
  3. FreeHugger

    FreeHugger Been here awhile

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    Sep 10, 2012
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    138
    Location:
    Is this Heaven? No its Iowa.
    Didn't know Charlie but he sounds like a guy who will be missed.

  4. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

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    525
    Location:
    WDSM, IA
    RIP Charlie. He's just scouting out the good roads up there for the rest of us. :freaky


    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...
  5. agorham

    agorham n00b

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    All,

    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.
  6. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Apr 24, 2007
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    3,377
    Location:
    West Des Moines, IA
    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. :freaky
  7. mxchamp

    mxchamp Registered Lurker

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    Location:
    The corn state,11 curves in 318 miles (Iafalls IA)
    West Fest 2013!!!
  8. 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.
    Welcome agorham
    Tell us what you ride and your location.
    There is lots of adventure riding down here between the corn rows.
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    .Davenport,Dah It's still early.
  9. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

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    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
    Orangecicle
    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 don’t 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.
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  10. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

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    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
    Just came in from trying to ride the WR,, would not get around at all.
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    Come on SPRING.
  11. FreeHugger

    FreeHugger Been here awhile

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    138
    Location:
    Is this Heaven? No its Iowa.
    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?
  12. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

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    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
  13. FreeHugger

    FreeHugger Been here awhile

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    Sep 10, 2012
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    138
    Location:
    Is this Heaven? No its Iowa.
  14. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Dubuque, Iowa
    You should have bought a KTM.:D
  15. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

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    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
  16. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

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    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
    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
  17. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Apr 24, 2007
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    West Des Moines, IA
    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.

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    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:
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  18. FreeHugger

    FreeHugger Been here awhile

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    Sep 10, 2012
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    138
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    Is this Heaven? No its Iowa.
    Registered you say? Sounds like a lot of work :deal Time better spent hunting for steam crossings on level B's.

  19. scooter noob

    scooter noob Been here awhile

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    Jan 21, 2011
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    DSM, IA
    I never thought to ask who's 690 that was, does Doug ever ride it? She's a beauty for sure!
  20. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    West Des Moines, IA
    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/

    http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/ktm-tech/new-ktm-690-kit-ktm-66371

    :freaky:clap:freaky:clap:freaky