Iowa Roll Call

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

  1. HoloHolo

    HoloHolo 2 wheels !!!!

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2009
    Oddometer:
    270
    Location:
    dubuque, iowa
    I thought you had a Triumph tiger?

  2. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Oddometer:
    4,069
    Location:
    West Des Moines, IA
    Working on a gravel/B-road route across Iowa with Scooter Noob (a/k/a Jaime) and ZLTFUL (a/k/a Ryan). Looks like a fun route so far. Any thoughts?

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  3. gravityisnotmyfriend

    gravityisnotmyfriend Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2012
    Oddometer:
    2,380
    Location:
    ((kg*m)/s^2), IA, USA
    Thoughts?
    I think you'd better let me know when you're going to run it! Looks like nice route. My inlaws live right on the other side of the Mississippi. I could drop the wife and kids off with the grand parents and run the route - especially if you don't run it until next summer.

    Are continuing the loop after you hit Minnesota? Or doubling back?
  4. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,948
    Location:
    Mineral Point, WI
    Awesome! :clap
  5. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2005
    Oddometer:
    8,299
    Location:
    Dubuque, Iowa
    Yea, awesome bicycle ride too.
  6. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2012
    Oddometer:
    562
    Location:
    WDSM, IA
    The tentative plan would be to run it from Minnesota, south to Missouri and then along the southern tier of the state (with a couple of jaunts north of 80) to the Missouri River...

    I have been scouring Google Earth for points of interest and so far, the water crossings, the antique tractor graveyard, several nice river overlooks are the highlights...and that's just the eastern 1/6th of the state. Hehe.
  7. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,500
    Location:
    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
    maybe anyone along the route could send in interesting things from their area to help plan the route

    I just found this this morning.
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    Just north of Cantril over the Fox river
  8. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Oddometer:
    4,069
    Location:
    West Des Moines, IA
    Awesome idea. We've roughed out at least one way to get to around Dubuque. From there, we need to find a way to Keokuk, and then find the interesting things that are "must see" things over to the Missouri. South of Dubuque looks . . . uh . . . like there's not that much there. Riverside -- future birth place of Captain Kirk.

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    Snake Alley in Burlington: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/11322

    The Grotto in West Bend: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2083

    World's largest strawberry: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/30593

    Ax Murder House: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/12163

    American Gothic house: http://www.americangothichouse.net

    What else?
  9. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,948
    Location:
    Mineral Point, WI
    South of Dubuque...Jackson County is full of great roads.
  10. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2012
    Oddometer:
    562
    Location:
    WDSM, IA
    Yup...got bunches there...
  11. kleinergti1

    kleinergti1 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2008
    Oddometer:
    109
    Location:
    dubuque,iowa
    Yes I have a tiger as well but purchased a wrecked Klr as well to take to Colorado. I am thinking wr450 next
  12. backroadrider74

    backroadrider74 Wanderer

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2011
    Oddometer:
    149
    Location:
    iowa
    This is a pic from a pass just out of ouray colorado
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  13. engineman

    engineman Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2012
    Oddometer:
    425
    Location:
    Eastern Iowa
    There's some decent stuff along the Iowa river around the Amanas. Now that I finally have a GPS I can record some tracks. Give me an excuse to go ride them again. There's 3-4 water crossings and some nice scenic B roads.
  14. reedski

    reedski Adventurer

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Oddometer:
    52
    Location:
    East Coast of Iowa
    That's my stompin' grounds...... I'm just south of Bellevue. Anyone heading this way, let me know. Got some nice woods and pastures to ride, and nice back roads.
  15. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2012
    Oddometer:
    562
    Location:
    WDSM, IA
  16. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,948
    Location:
    Mineral Point, WI
    Damn. :huh
  17. scooter noob

    scooter noob Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011
    Oddometer:
    535
    Location:
    DSM, IA
    Damn Indeed!


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  18. ChuckHazzard

    ChuckHazzard Registered Lurker

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2005
    Oddometer:
    1,841
    Location:
    The corn state,11 curves in 318 miles (Iafalls IA)
    Met ya at Doug's on my 640 Adventure awhile back.

    You had your bike in there for problems back then too.

    After seeing your issues with your MTS I think I will pass on that red one and keep my 12 year old reliable 640.

    Yes a KTM and reliable in the same sentence!?!?! It sometimes happens! :)
  19. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2012
    Oddometer:
    562
    Location:
    WDSM, IA
    Yeah...I am definitely having a bit of buyer's remorse. My 900 Monster was rock solid reliable even when seriously neglecting maintenance and flogging the everliving snot out of it. This thing, I have been religious on maintaining and not a bit abusive to it and...well...

    I am not ready to throw in the towel and buy an R1200GS just yet...but if I buy an extended warranty on the Multi and have to start actually using it...well...
  20. DernHumpus

    DernHumpus Adventurer

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2013
    Oddometer:
    15
    Location:
    Iowa
    Noob here. Diagonal.

    04 CRF450R
    06 KTM450EXC