Iowa Roll Call

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

  1. no_rice

    no_rice Adventurer

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2012
    Oddometer:
    92
    Location:
    flatland ames iowa
    found your new drink dispenser Orangecicle... lol

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  2. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Oddometer:
    4,076
    Location:
    West Des Moines, IA

    OK, I think I need that. :)
  3. KLR 41B

    KLR 41B Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2008
    Oddometer:
    285
    Location:
    Northeast Iowa
    I have a time lapse video of my KLR assembly on my YouTube channel in signature.
  4. MotoProf

    MotoProf Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2013
    Oddometer:
    44
    Location:
    Iowa
    Orangecicle,

    You using a wide-angle on those pics? Very nice!


  5. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Oddometer:
    4,076
    Location:
    West Des Moines, IA

    On the top pic, that's a 14mm lens on an APS-C camera, making it a 21mm equivalent lens. I turned the camera up on edge and shot about 5 frames. It was then pieced together in Photoshop. :). The bottom is just a straight shot through the 14mm. The camera is a Fuji X-Pro1.
  6. engineman

    engineman Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2012
    Oddometer:
    425
    Location:
    Eastern Iowa
    So- just to clarify, if I go to Lakeview or Rathbun OHV parks with a street licensed bike, do I still need the OHV sticker?

    My wife is wanting to start taking her TW200 trail riding and those are the only 2 places I know of near to us. I've never been to either of them. Are they someplace that a novice can go slow and steady without being bombed by quads and MX bikes going 50 mph?

    Thanks
  7. Hundreddollarbill

    Hundreddollarbill Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 26, 2009
    Oddometer:
    132
    Location:
    Iowa
    Thats a pretty cool video.
  8. ts3doug

    ts3doug Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Oddometer:
    1,747
    just got back from a trip to wyoming, here's a thought, don't do that in late july. holy smokes was it hot, had to fill the camelbak at every stop. yellowstone was loaded with people, i though it may be tolerable if there on a monday,.. nope. never again.

    bear tooth pass made the whole trip worth while, what a road :tb


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    a little break before the top, which was pretty interesting with rain and high winds, loved it.
  9. Mow-ree

    Mow-ree Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2011
    Oddometer:
    102
    Location:
    Dubuque, IA
    You definitely need an OHV sticker even if its licensed for the street.

    Not familiar with Rathburn, been to Solon once. When I was there no issues with anyone flying around too fast.

    If Solon isn't too far away, there is Waterloo too. Been there quite a few times. Plenty of easy trails for a beginner there, and big enough shouldn't get bothered too much.
  10. NorthernTraveler

    NorthernTraveler Long time Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2009
    Oddometer:
    552
    Location:
    The Big Mitten
    I'm coming out to Iowa early next week to work on a new dual sport route I'm building.

    Would like to trailer my bike out and leave my van and trailer someplace in SE or SC Iowa for 10 days to 2 weeks.

    I have the route across northern IA now, but at the suggestion of Ed Stoll I'm moving it to southern Iowa.

    So if anybody is willing to let me park someplace or know of someplace where I can leave my van and trailer please PM me.

    The extra 500 miles on both ends is just a little more than I feel like dealing with at the moment.....:rofl
  11. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Oddometer:
    4,076
    Location:
    West Des Moines, IA
    Happy campers:

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    Fireflies at night:

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    Some pretty interesting flowers Sunday morning:

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  12. Stormtruck2

    Stormtruck2 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2010
    Oddometer:
    20
    Location:
    Mechanicsville, Iowa
    Ride from Mechanicsville Iowa, (26 miles east of Cedar Rapids). Mainly ride Moto Guzzi but am looking for an off road capable bike. Already have a few bikes, hopefully the wife won't notice another one in the garage. :evil
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  13. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,500
    Location:
    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
    Looks like at least 9 big bikes in there. WOW.
    You need to consolidate down to one Super Tenere.:rofl
  14. Stormtruck2

    Stormtruck2 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2010
    Oddometer:
    20
    Location:
    Mechanicsville, Iowa

    Here is a view from the other side.

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  15. NorthernTraveler

    NorthernTraveler Long time Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2009
    Oddometer:
    552
    Location:
    The Big Mitten
    I've had several offers from inmates of a place to leave my van, thanks to all that have replied.

    When I get this segment of my route done, I'll post it up on here for whoever would like to ride it.

    The western end is posted on GPSxchange - 'The Northern Route - Western End'

    I'm in talks with 9 Dave to post it here, but just the western end - Anacosta Washington to Glacier Montana is almost 3mb - too big for normal posting. We're working on it.....

    It's intended to be a return route to the TransAmTrail.... similar length, scope, and difficulty.
  16. Stormtruck2

    Stormtruck2 Adventurer

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    Apr 28, 2010
    Oddometer:
    20
    Location:
    Mechanicsville, Iowa
    And the rest of the mess. (Cue Paul Harvey)
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  17. MotoProf

    MotoProf Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2013
    Oddometer:
    44
    Location:
    Iowa
    Not to steal StormTruck2's thunder (man, what a collection! I showed it to my wife, just to let her know how lucky she was) -- but I'm thinking of a trip to Loess Hills/extreme West Iowa this coming week. Riding F800GS. Any recommendations on roads, sights, cheap but bug-free motels? Prefer to ride gravel, so any off-the-beaten-path route suggestions welcomed.
  18. WRW9751

    WRW9751 7th Day Adventurist

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2011
    Oddometer:
    576
    Location:
    Ankeny Iowa
    Stormtruck2:
    Does anyone else have any motorcycles in Micky Ville?
    You are truly challenged!

    Very Cool!
  19. Stormtruck2

    Stormtruck2 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2010
    Oddometer:
    20
    Location:
    Mechanicsville, Iowa
    Challenged or demented? Lol
  20. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke █║▌│ █│║▌ ║││█║▌ │

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2008
    Oddometer:
    961
    Location:
    Johnston, Iowa
    Got some new plates courtesy of Mary Maloney. :D

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