Iowa Roll Call

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

  1. Motorcyclelad

    Motorcyclelad Adventurer

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2013
    Oddometer:
    35
    Location:
    Atlantic, Iowa

    For sure. I'll ride as cold as 42 deg if it's sunny, but don't have any fancy warm gear, so that's about as cold as I'll go. I'll probably try to head north the first halfway warm Saturday that comes along. I'll let you know.
  2. 4STAR

    4STAR Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Oddometer:
    34
    Location:
    Northwest Iowa
    sounds good to me. I ride a 2003 DL1000. That tem. and sun work for me
  3. Motorcyclelad

    Motorcyclelad Adventurer

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2013
    Oddometer:
    35
    Location:
    Atlantic, Iowa
    First of all, Nishna Valley Cycle in Atlantic Iowa is having an open house this Saturday::clap

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    Second, Baxter Cycle in Marne Iowa is May 18th 9-5::clap

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    I've been to both, and they are both great, but there's just something so cool about Baxter Cycle's open house. It's this tiny place in the middle of nowhere, a town of maybe 120 people that just gets packed with every kind of motorcycle you can imagine, and every type of rider. Last year there was a guy towing a kayak behind a Triumph Scrambler all the way to 1930's and 40's vintage.
    The free food is nice also!

    Know any great events coming up? Let us all know! Also, let everybody know if you're coming, it would be cool to meet people on here.

    (I hope this all posts, this is my first time posting pics)

    Motorcyclelad
  4. scooter noob

    scooter noob Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011
    Oddometer:
    486
    Location:
    DSM, IA
    I won't be able to make the Marne one, but l shouldn't have any problem making the Baxter Cycle Open House.
  5. Iowegian

    Iowegian n00b

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2012
    Oddometer:
    9
    Location:
    Central Iowa
    I'm in the Roland-Story area. Got a new Orange 2012 Wee-Strom in Feb, thinking this march would be great weather like last March. No such luck! Hoping April will be better.
  6. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2005
    Oddometer:
    6,740
    Location:
    Dubuque, Iowa
    Baxter is in Marne?
  7. Motorcyclelad

    Motorcyclelad Adventurer

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2013
    Oddometer:
    35
    Location:
    Atlantic, Iowa

    You're probably thinking Baxter Iowa East of DSM around I-80 xit 159. Baxter Cycle is in Marne Iowa. I-80 exit 51, go south a few miles. Can't miss it, just after you come in to town. (I say town loosely, it's more of a village, or a berg)
  8. scooter noob

    scooter noob Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011
    Oddometer:
    486
    Location:
    DSM, IA
    LOL!!!!! I should have read farther down on the ad. I will be able to make the May Baxter Cycle Open House in May.
  9. FreeHugger

    FreeHugger Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2012
    Oddometer:
    138
    Location:
    Is this Heaven? No its Iowa.
    Got out for a little ride this Saturday before the weather took a turn for the worst.
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    Cedar Creek looks perfect for a canoe trip but was a little too high to hit the water crossings just yet.
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    Really pleased to have the bike out the first weekend of Spring, even if it was short lived.
  10. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,050
    Location:
    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
    Your going to need real tires on that beast to go to Moab next month.
  11. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,362
    Location:
    West Des Moines, IA
    Jenga!

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    :lol3
  12. gravityisnotmyfriend

    gravityisnotmyfriend Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2012
    Oddometer:
    1,707
    Location:
    ((kg*m)/s^2), IA, USA
    The back end of your bike fell off again! What happened? Is it protesting from being started in the bitter cold?
  13. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,362
    Location:
    West Des Moines, IA
    I really have to stop dropping the clutch. :evil
  14. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2012
    Oddometer:
    522
    Location:
    WDSM, IA
    He was all like... "BRAAAPPPPP"
    But then was all like... "D'OH!"

    :lol3
  15. FreeHugger

    FreeHugger Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2012
    Oddometer:
    138
    Location:
    Is this Heaven? No its Iowa.
    New tires are on the list probably Heidinau's but maybe TKC 80's. Crash bars are going on before tires though :D

  16. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,362
    Location:
    West Des Moines, IA
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  17. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,050
    Location:
    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
    Got out today for some good exploring.
    Lots of mud out there.
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    Found this old cemetery in the woods.
    I didn't ride in the cemetery, just pushed my bike up near for perspective .
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    Some ATV trails
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    I can't tell you yet where this water crossing is untill I Tenere it when it drys up some mud.
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    This is going to be fun!!!
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    It still looks like this.
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    I'm ready for more.:evil
    Steve
  18. FreeHugger

    FreeHugger Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2012
    Oddometer:
    138
    Location:
    Is this Heaven? No its Iowa.
  19. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2012
    Oddometer:
    522
    Location:
    WDSM, IA
    Didn't go play in the mud but did a few gravel roads for my birthday yesterday. Stopped by Maffitt Reservoir and snapped a few pics...[​IMG]
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  20. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,362
    Location:
    West Des Moines, IA
    Happy Birthday! Hopefully I'll finally get mine back together this weekend and be ready to hit the road again. 60 degree weather and no motorcycle is killing me.