What Does A Texan Need To Know......

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by Feo, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. Feo

    Feo Gordo no más.

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    To live in Illinois?

    Looks as if I'll be moving to the Peoria area by the end of the year, so what wisdom can y'all share?

    Are y'all gonna confiscate my guns/neuter my dogs/make me ride a Harley?

    Should I train the dogs to pull a sled through the snow?

    :lol3

    Seriously, any laws relating to motorcycles/automobiles/guns/dogs/everyday life that are unique to Illinois that I need to know about before I'm having a conversation with the local police?

    Any off-ride/dirt road riding in Central IL? I think I've found, oh, 6 or 7 curves on my trips up there so far. :D

    Anything else I need to be warned about? After all, I'm warning you that I'm coming. :lol3
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  2. William42

    William42 Long timer

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    For the gun stuff Google Illinois FOID. That will take you to the Illinois State Police site.

    For answers about laws and drivers license info Google Illinois Secretary of State.

    The above two sites will dazzle you. :evil

    There is dual sport riding in central Illinois. It is low quality but it exists. A guy on this site said that we will ride 50 miles to get to a gravel road with a puddle in it. He didn't exaggerate much.

    Good luck with the move.
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  3. Feo

    Feo Gordo no más.

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    Great, I'm a low-quality dual-sport rider.

    :lol3

    Most of my off-road riding here around Houston involves riding places I'm not supposed to be, and looking out for the police, so it can't get a lot worse.
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  4. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    No stink'n rub style BBQ allowed north of the Red River.:rofl
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  5. Feo

    Feo Gordo no más.

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    Y'all barbecue pork or beef?

    I know in the Carolinas, BBQ is pork. As you head west, somewhere around the Sabine, it turns to beef brisket.

    I've thought about trying to find the actual demarcation line, but I'm fat enough already.

    :lol3
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  6. *Gravy*

    *Gravy* Jedi Loser

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    The only thing you need to know is to call Mike and I when you head to the northern twisties in southwest WI :deal

    Oh, I hear there's a lady round those parts that throws a killer party. Haven't made it there myself yet but it's the stuff legends are made of.
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  7. FotoTEX

    FotoTEX Long timer

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    Good luck on the BBQ pursuit. I quit trying to find BBQ once I go over the Red River....You think parts of Texas are flat, you have not seen anything flat until you get in that area. At least we have Mountains, Hill Country, Oceans, lots of lakes. Hope it is a great job.... There is NO job that would make we want to leave Texas. NONE.
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  8. Feo

    Feo Gordo no más.

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    Lots of jobs in Houston, I'll sell you my hovel.

    It ain't for the job.

    :lol3


    And what do I need to know about vehicle insurance? Who's good and who rapes you around Illinois?
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  9. MikeFromMT

    MikeFromMT Past Tense

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    I don't think he's moving for a job. :nah

    Well, not that kind of a job anyway. :lol3
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  10. MikeFromMT

    MikeFromMT Past Tense

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    My ex is in Peoria, shouldn't be too hard to find her. :deal
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  11. Feo

    Feo Gordo no más.

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    Your ex sold insurance?

    Explains a couple things about you.















    :lol3
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  12. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    I think the brisket line runs north south, so you should be OK as long as you don't go as far west as WA, OR, and CA. My parents came from the midwest, and had to make the change to Tri-Tip when they got out west. You have to special order brisket in CA, and they look at you like yer orderin' ground hooves.

    I thought dual sporting in IL meant riding one of these (note mirrors):

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    Destination?

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  13. Feo

    Feo Gordo no más.

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    I don't fish now, damned if I'm gonna leave the company of a warm woman to go do that.

    :lol2

    Now, ice racing..........
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  14. FotoTEX

    FotoTEX Long timer

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    Well okay I might leave for that kind of Job....But then come back....
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  15. Pansy

    Pansy Not much of an Adventurer

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    Ya'll are making it sound like Feo's some kind of gigolo :eek1

    [​IMG]

    BTW Ice racing sounds like fun!
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  16. abqcookie

    abqcookie Serow Siren

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    :clap glad to see the move is closer by the day!
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  17. DireWolf

    DireWolf Knees in the Breeze

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    I know they wear smaller belt buckles in the midwest.

    And the snow mobile basket case market is probably untapped.
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  18. monkeyfez

    monkeyfez Enabler....

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    The FOID thing is huge here. Make sure you or Pansy have one prior to your bringing any guns up. You'll need to be a resident (or have an IL drivers lic to get one but don't forget it.) Also transporting them up here they all need to be in a locked, unreachable container. Stored separately from any ammo and all out of reach. The state laws don't allow for mistakes on that. There are mandatory minimum sentences (actual jail time) for getting caught.

    Getting the FOID is easy but takes a few weeks/months depending on the time of year. You would be legal bringing them up, as long as you had them secured per above, but the minute you take them into the house and are a resident of IL yer in trouble. The odds of getting caught then are pretty low but again they don't fuck around if you get caught.

    But at least it ain't shitcago man. Those guys have about a million extra laws.

    The form can be downloaded HERE

    For insurance PJ and I are really happy with Progressive. We saved many hundreds of dollars over State farm. But all the other farm stuff is through State Farm.

    That's all I can think of.
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  19. Uglyprimate

    Uglyprimate UglyPirate

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    Chile has beans in it, learn to love it.

    The good parts to ride are generally along the rivers.

    The area you are going to has plenty of them. Off road parks west of there somewhere, as well as those to the east in Indiana.

    Southern Illinois, like southern Indiana is a world apart.

    Take anti-depressant drugs if you ride east to Indy. That area even makes Texas appealing.

    Tires wear out on one side first due to the wind.

    Three positives. Springfield, Indy, Lima.

    Who are we kidding, it's not like you'd even leave the house for a couple months anyway.

    Winter wardrobe is a Carhart everything.
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  20. DireWolf

    DireWolf Knees in the Breeze

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    Great picture, BTW.

    :D
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