St. Louis Eastside ADV Riders

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by dwthump, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Hazman27

    Hazman27 The Haz

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    Dam! Too short notice, I would have
  2. bruuuuce

    bruuuuce n00b

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    I thought I read somewhere that part of the parkway was closed???
  3. bruuuuce

    bruuuuce n00b

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  4. bruuuuce

    bruuuuce n00b

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    We rode from Cherokee to Asheville in June be sure to check out some of the side roads and catch a few of the waterfalls.

    http://maps.nps.gov/blri/road-closures/

    Here is a map showing some of the road closures.
  5. joker64

    joker64 Been here awhile

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    Yeah I know is short notice but one of my buddy's at work needed a couple of days off. So a couple of trades and a single day vacation and looking at 5 days off .
  6. joker64

    joker64 Been here awhile

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    I'll have look and see if I can find anything about part of the Parkway being closed. Thanks for the heads up bruce .
  7. 1stgenfarmboy

    1stgenfarmboy The Sherpa Man

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    I haven't heard of any of the Parkway it's self being closed, but some of the campgrounds are closed dew to the stupid sequester.
  8. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day.

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    Any good rides for Saturday?
  9. justdirtyfun

    justdirtyfun Been here awhile

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    There is a trailer out back loaded with a couple bikes and at first light wife,dog and I are aiming for Palmer lake.
    I'm wondering if riding will pull us away from the lake playing with the dog.....it better.
  10. merge_88

    merge_88 Adventurer

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    Anybody riding tomorrow? My plans just changed and may now be able to swing a ride in........
  11. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day.

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    I'm on my way home from Colorado in the morning. Otherwise I'd love to. We got in just short of 1000 miles of gravel in 6 days.:clap
  12. merge_88

    merge_88 Adventurer

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    Sounds like a blast! Did you ride Boreas Pass from Como to Breckenridge? That's the old rock railroad bed Trev and I road those old Goldwings over along with two other buddies on Shadows.




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  13. merge_88

    merge_88 Adventurer

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    Got a chance to do some riding today and try my new to me 60csx. I decided to use some of big dogs and someone else's shawnee tracks. After 400 miles, I got a lot of learning to do to use the gps to its full capabilities. It was a helluva lot of fun though following the tracks!
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  14. Themastermike

    Themastermike Hangin it out

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    Made it down the Klondike road today from the north. My first time. The DR was fine for it today but would not have wanted any more water in the ruts out for it to be any more slippery.
  15. merge_88

    merge_88 Adventurer

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    Did you have to go around the gate or was it open? Klondike was closed for awhile, good to hear it's still rideable.



  16. Cow Boy Brad

    Cow Boy Brad brad1098

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    I would guess Klondike would be as easy/dry as it could get.

    Glad to hear its open.
  17. kanur

    kanur cu new er

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    Since you told me you're always drawn to the river here's a couple pics fron Sunday. Burnham Island
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    This shot is looking south with the island on the right and IL on the left.
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    This one is looking north with the island on the left. I got to where I am at by riding across the gravel bar at the op of the water. There was another crossing to get to the island proper but I was running out of time and needed to get home.

    Google earth shows the island to be huge with trails all over it. The Gazetter shows it to be divided into a sub island (Goose Island). The Mississippi was at 10' in Cape on Sunday and is supposed to drop another foot so I am going to try to go back later in the week.
  18. Themastermike

    Themastermike Hangin it out

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    That looks like fun Kanur

    I'm headed to lbl this weekend.

    If you have ride time the following weekend maybe you could trail guide me a bit.
  19. kanur

    kanur cu new er

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    I should be able to, the wifey already has things she has to do.
  20. Themastermike

    Themastermike Hangin it out

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    you still open for a ride this weekend Kanur? I haven't ran it up the flag pole yet, see which day works best for you. Sat or Sun, AM/PM, let me know what you think.