Iowa Roll Call

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

  1. motometal

    motometal i like motorcycles

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    Location:
    Baja, Motorcycle Heaven
    How much of it is gravel?
  2. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

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    530
    Location:
    WDSM, IA
    That route, just a mile on a detour east of Albia between there and Ottumwa.
    I had my wife pillion and she doesn't like the loose feeling on gravel so we avoid it when she is passenger.

    But I do want to do River Rd on the south side of the DSM River heading SE out of Ottumwa. All gravel and follows the curves of the river.
  3. scooter noob

    scooter noob Been here awhile

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    Jan 21, 2011
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    506
    Location:
    DSM, IA
    Let me know when, l'd be game to ride it.


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  4. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

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    Location:
    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
    Make sure you stop at Garrison Rock and hike the .5 back to Horse Thief Cave.
  5. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

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    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
    I did a little work in the back yard yesterday
    Made my 23 year old double safer.
    That thing about killed me 6 years ago.
    [​IMG]

    The original landing ramp is still to the right in this picture.
  6. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Apr 24, 2007
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    3,463
    Location:
    West Des Moines, IA
    eemsreno, do you have a GPS location for that? Trying to find it on a map.
  7. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

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    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
    The parking lot for Garrison rock and the cave is at
    40 59 08.51 n 92 21 34.27 w
    on Google Earth
  8. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    West Des Moines, IA
    Dang! Went right past there one day on the way to Bonaparte. Bonaparte was a bust, so I went to visit an old friend in Fort Madison before going home. I did get past Eldon on the way home, though. You gotta go there. One day I want to dress up in overalls and my helmet and take a shot with my KTM in front of this:

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  9. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

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    530
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    WDSM, IA
    I call this: Italian Gothic in Abstract

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  10. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

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    WDSM, IA
    ZOMG!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO LEVI!!!! :freaky
  11. lmyamen

    lmyamen Been here awhile

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    Location:
    Des Moines, IA
    haha thanks Ryan! :rofl

    I got the airhead out this morning and got it all cleaned up. Rode her to work today!

    [​IMG]
  12. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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    Location:
    Mineral Point, WI
    Just finished a 2100-mile Lake Superior tour. Looks like the weeds here had fun while I was gone. :rofl

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  13. lmyamen

    lmyamen Been here awhile

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    Des Moines, IA

    Awesome!! I leave September 6th to do the same trip!
  14. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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    It was pretty chilly on the north shore...mornings in the 40s and afternoons in the 60s. I can't imagine doing it in September.
  15. lmyamen

    lmyamen Been here awhile

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    Des Moines, IA
    The dates we are going are toward the beginning of Sep, last years weather over the dates we are going in September seemed to average around 70° for the high. Hopefully it will be the same this year!
  16. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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    I hope the weather cooperates with you. It's an awesome trip. I will do it again...but counter-clockwise next time.
  17. lmyamen

    lmyamen Been here awhile

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    Des Moines, IA

    If the weather does not hold out for it we will pick another location to go to!
  18. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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    Iowa? :rofl
  19. argentcorvid

    argentcorvid Some Guy

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    Marshmellow-town, Iowa
    That's the way we went a few years ago. I after we were done, I figured it was the best way, since you hit the UP first, and most of the roads there are farther back from the lake.

    Are you saying you didn't like clockwise or that you need to do both?
  20. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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    I'm saying to do both. I chose clockwise for my first time as it fit my schedule, and I didn't to much east of Munising in the U.P. as I'm there quite a bit. Plus, I figured I could just pull off and see what I wanted without turning across traffic. However, the truck traffic wasn't near as bad as I was led to believe in Ontario.