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Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by bellbear, Jul 29, 2008.
Yeah I didn't want to go anyway...thanks for the invite.
Just got back from Wyoming ghost town trip.
Went to Miners Delight Wyoming.
Camp near Miners Delight
In the morning
Copied from the MITRA email:
Dual Sport and Adventure Ride
Saturday, October 14, 9:00 a.m. Bluff Creek OHV Park
Join the Mid Iowa Trail Riders on a hundred - mile gravel road excursion through the beautiful countryside of southern Iowa. We have charted a course that runs from Bluff Creek to Rathbun OHV parks and back. Off - road at your leisure at both of the parks, and while you’re in the Rathbun area join us for lunch at one of the local restaurants. The route includes gas stops and ends right back at Bluff Creek.
This is for street - legal dual sport and adventure bikes. The route is mostly gravel, only a little pavement, and dirt roads are optional. You must have your bikes registered if you want to ride in the parks.
Signup is from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the Bluff Creek parking lot. Look for the MITRA banner. If you want to ride with the club we’ll take off at 10:00. There is no charge for the ride. Offerings are accepted to offset expenses.
What amazing weather we had on Sunday and Monday!!! I had to take Monday off of work to take advantage of the great weather on both the bikes!!!
The MITRA dual sport and adventure ride is called off for tomorrow due to certain rain. Even if the riding is tolerable, we would expect low attendance, and slim to no chance of riding any dirt roads or OHV parks.
We are looking at October 28 or 29 as rain dates, but will wait for a closer weather forecast to announce it.
Please pass this message along.
. . . I was bored.
That's pretty awesome...
In other news, I'm heading back from Kansas City to the Marshalltown area this Saturday with an empty trailer. I wouldn't mind making a few extra bucks if someone needs something brought back.
MITRA is going ahead with our dual sport and adventure ride tomorrow (Sunday, Oct 29). We will arrive about 9:00 and ride out at 10:00 a.m. at Bluff Creek OHV park. The temperature starts out in the 30's and tops out at about 53 so plan accordingly. Lunch stop planned at the Red Barn Saloon and Grill.
Bluff Creek is open, but Rathbun is closed according to the DNR website.
Looking forward to a fun day of riding.
Well, I'm not getting any riding in because emergencies at work. BUT, I can at least program while on conference calls.
Went riding trails yesterday with some very talented riders, My boy Eric, Alex, Adam, and Colton.
I was a little out of my class.
I tried getting a crazy picture of Colton when the camera battery died.
Chasing these guys it's just not possible to get out the camera in the tough stuff.
Here from Des Moines/Marshalltown. XR400 (Plated) XR650L and F800GS ADV.
I posted some Adv or Street riding gear up in the flea market...
Did a gravel ride over to the Honda shop in Ames to get some oil changing goodies for the Twin. The signs were gone and the place was all but cleared out. Out of business?
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They moved to a new location on Lincoln Way.
Aww RATTS, I did not realize when I picked new post it kicked me out of the Iowa Roll Call... So I took this little cream puff home today to compliment my S10 in the garage. S10 is now happy to have a stablemate...
I'm looking for a few good beta testers. You'll need an iPhone of some variety, and you'll have to download the app "TestFlight" to pull over the beta app. Just PM me your email address, first name & last name, and I'll add you to the beta tester list.
The idea behind this app is that it can be used as a stand-alone GPS speedometer, compass direction tool, or it can be used as a compliment to another GPS navigation app or tool. The concept of the interface is that you can do everything you need to do on the app with one finger, and there are no menus or buttons to press -- hard things to do while riding. In addition, the only supported orientation is landscape with home button on the left nearest your "clutch" hand, which is the one you're most likely to use while riding -- not that I'm recommending that . . . but it happens, and when it happens it should be done as safely as is possible, right? So, the home button is closest to the hand you're likely to use while riding. Setting the phone with one set orientation like this prevents the screen from flipping upside down when the going gets rough (and my experience is that this is a problem).
The "gestures" recognized by the interface are as follows:
-- Swipe left on the screen switches between day and night mode.
-- Swiping right will change background colors.
-- Swiping up or down changes the screen brightness.
-- Pressing and holding anywhere on the screen switches between US & metric readouts.
The app disables the screen idle timeout while the program is the active program on the iPhone so that the screen does not go dark while the app is running, and the iPhone is prevented from going to sleep. This setting is disabled when you kill the app or send the app into the background. Also, the original user's screen brightness is restored when the user sends the app to the background or kills the app.