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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    Hey, are you trailering or riding down? Whats you plan once there? I am trying to verify with the employer that I can get those days off. I feel optimistic!
  2. rustynut2

    rustynut2 Been here awhile

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    As long as the weather is good we will be riding. Last year 3 of us rode down and met a 4th there that trailered. You don't need to worry about plans or food, just bring a tent and bag to sleep in. Did the klr last year, might take the tiger this year. If you have a small bike take the trailer, its a long ride down. There are mutiple guided routes depending on what type of ride you want. Sorry we missed you at fast eddies, plenty of time to meet up.
  3. Hazman27

    Hazman27 The Haz

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    I'd be riding down the xr650l, just didn't know about how much gear to pack, I've seen "Bigdogs" video on what he packs for different rides. I want to pack light, but I don't want to give Wal-Mart anymore Benjamins.
  4. rustynut2

    rustynut2 Been here awhile

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    You can ride down with Dave G and his KLR, slow and steady. :rofl
    Great bike to have once you get there. But that seat, oh my....
  5. sieg

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

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    Riding Wednesday,:ricky anybody want to tag along?:hmmmmm<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
  6. rustynut2

    rustynut2 Been here awhile

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    Went to Pocahontas Mo for some grub Saturday. Nice ride there, pretty girls at the Bayou and a long wet ride home. Never trust the weather man.
  7. dwthump

    dwthump Been here awhile

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    With a cast on my left arm it is a bit difficult to ride a bike, but not hard to take a road trip to Pere Marquette with Dave G. to find some eagles on Friday. We started out seeing a few at the dam/tourist area in W. Alton on the Mo. side. We then went up to the top of Pere Marquette and there were eagles everywhere riding the thermals. At one time we had 5 circling us and they were quite chatty, very cool.

    Darren

    *It's a KLR, I'll catch up*
  8. toondebt11

    toondebt11 ADVRIDERKEVIN

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  9. joker64

    joker64 Been here awhile

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    Hello everone I just found your thread . Nice to see some locals ADVers . I'm a little new to the dualsport riding . i'm hoping to do some trips this summer maybe the dragons tail ( maybe with out getting ticketed this time ! :huh sorry officer was I relly doing 55 ? :mulie ) . my wife , grandson and I are thinking about going to teluride co. I'll do some of the passes with my GS . I'm on long weekend starting FEB 1st and thinking of doing some riding down around pine hills . IF any of you guys have a rides planed and don't mind a tag along I'm open . I didn't think we had a lot of spots to ride around here put after reading this thread I see we have more then i know about . Well hope to meet up with some of you and get some off roadIing in . :p3rry
  10. toondebt11

    toondebt11 ADVRIDERKEVIN

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  11. joker64

    joker64 Been here awhile

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    I have ben looking at the swinging brigde and slap ride . I don't camp much any more and never off a bike . I'm hoping to do a Alaska trip in the next year or two . so I'll need to get some gear together and find out what I'll need and what I don't . I'm hoping to meet more ADVers and find out how thay do it . The hardest part will the sleeping . A fat man with a bad back sleeping on the ground = a long night . But I have to start somewhere I can't fix the back I can work on the fat man part . It'll make the 650gs happy too .:evil
  12. Wibbs

    Wibbs TopNotchTurdHerder

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    Hey joker64 I live real close to you in Holiday Shores, I'll send you a email!
  13. dwthump

    dwthump Been here awhile

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    Wibbs,

    I lived out at the shores in the late 70's when I was in high school. The fishing was great, most of the lakefront property owners hardly fish. A canoe was perfect, even gave you a bit of exercise. I had a Honda CL200 twin and knew every road within 20 miles.

    Darren

    *It's a KLR, I'll catch up*
  14. Wibbs

    Wibbs TopNotchTurdHerder

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    I had a 1980 honda twinstar that I just sold last year, that I rode around holiday shores! I really enjoyed that little bike!
  15. joker64

    joker64 Been here awhile

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    • I was riding around holiday shores the other day . I was taking the long way home from worlk .
  16. dwthump

    dwthump Been here awhile

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    I rode over last summer to the Shores where I hadn't been for 30 years, my the trees have grown. Our house was on a cove off of the dam, (Woodland Dr.?), second tier, not lakefront. When we used to have actual winters, I can remember the road to Edwardsville actually drifting shut. The Shores was it's own world, quite cool if you had a boat and lakefront property and actually lived on the lake. I actually remember seeing ice skaters on the main lake on many occasions.

    Darren
  17. justdirtyfun

    justdirtyfun Been here awhile

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    Here's another HS story. As a kid I went out to my grandpa's lake lot near the gas dock/convenience store every summer. Great fishing and I loved the July fourth events(ski show,fireworks). Around 2000 I had a Yamaha Radian and went for a lookaround ride. The clubhouse had Burned Down. And they were in the process of rebuilding. I took some pictures and if anyone is interested can try to post them.
    That development adds new addresses as homes are built or so they say. Any truth to that?Would be very confusing for pizza guy.
  18. Slvrtundevl

    Slvrtundevl Been here awhile

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    Anyone doing the swinging bridges ride?
  19. toondebt11

    toondebt11 ADVRIDERKEVIN

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    I will be attending again! I wouldn't miss it.
  20. ban

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    My DR650 needs a set of rings. Does anyone have a shop they would recommend for honing a thumper cylinder?