North Illinois DS Track

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States' started by Gerken, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. Gerken

    Gerken Training to be Crosscut Certified

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    ..just wanted to chime in to thank @Gerken and keep this thread as well as these tracks alive! A friend and I rode the route this past weekend and it was absolutely incredible. We rode out from St. Charles Illinois on rt64 for 95miles before hooking up with the tracks in Mt. Carroll. We rode a DR650 and a KLX250. Headed out on a Saturday morning, camped in Galena, then continued the route home on Sunday. Ok, enough about us, here's some pics: thanks again!

    Glad to hear you had a good time. You two picked an ideal weather weekend, those have been few thus far in 2017. Nice to see people still using this track.
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  2. Silver dude

    Silver dude Adventurer

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    Rode this route again today with my dad. Really one of the better rides I went on this year. The bridge at S apple river rd is blown out due to the recent flooding there was like a 20ft drop to the river no chance of passage. I went to the bridge east of there and discovered a beautiful Iron Pratt thru truss bridge with the original wood planks to ride over. What a blast thanks for the track.
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  3. Gerken

    Gerken Training to be Crosscut Certified

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    Glad you had fun and spent quality family time enjoying this area. I always knew that bridge was a target, sad to see it down. Difficult to say what the future holds for repair/replacement considering all the funds used for road repairs the last two years in that area. Be safe and explore.
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