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Central Illinois MotoSocial

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by whalen187, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. bbrz

    bbrz Been here awhile Supporter

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    Is anybody home? OOOPS, forgot ya'll gettin' ready for the Swinging Bridges.
  2. solo650

    solo650 '17 vstrom 650 Supporter

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    Not packed yet! Forecast is looking good for SBR '19.
    Joining the fun BBRZ ?
  3. dhollenberg

    dhollenberg Been here awhile

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    I’ll be packing my bike too!
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  4. parkers30

    parkers30 Adventurer

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    Been traveling for work, and just got back from riding in AR for 5 days, so I'm out for SBR.
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  5. solo650

    solo650 '17 vstrom 650 Supporter

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    SO..... Who's planning the next breakfast? I'm getting hungry!
    :ear
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  6. solo650

    solo650 '17 vstrom 650 Supporter

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    NOT this weekend though, Taking my "boys" backpacking around Garden-of-the-Gods., on the
    River2River trail. :-)
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  7. fredz43

    fredz43 Long timer Supporter

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    I didn't know that was still open. We used to ride that back in the 70's. Camped at Karber's Ridge.
  8. solo650

    solo650 '17 vstrom 650 Supporter

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    Open to Foot traffic. And some sections to Horseback.
    no motobikes!

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  9. Culdesac Cowboy

    Culdesac Cowboy Adventurer

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    Use to hike sections of that when I lived in Carbondale. Beautiful area down there.
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  10. fredz43

    fredz43 Long timer Supporter

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    Ok, nevermind. We rode that on our motorbikes back then. Thanks for the update.
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  11. bbrz

    bbrz Been here awhile Supporter

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    From the way back machine. 8/13/18. Springfield.
    Charlie Parkers 700 N. ST. Taquieia Morolone 1101 S. 9th. Boones Saloon 301 W. Edwards.
    And last, but not least, Huddle House Williamsville.
    Then ride some (maybe the maps Critic put up)?
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  12. clawdog60

    clawdog60 Long timer

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    You only get in trouble if you get caught. Fire roads are legal for licensed bikes Some of those are fun.
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  13. flatlandjohnny

    flatlandjohnny Been here awhile Supporter

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    I'm ready, but not on June 1st.

    flatland5.jpg
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  14. solo650

    solo650 '17 vstrom 650 Supporter

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    Back from our "singletrack" weekend! Boys are 20 and 23, don't get many chances to
    spend with BOTH together. Happy,Happy!!
    trailbums.jpg
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  15. Critic

    Critic More or less!

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    Something looks a little fishy, maybe even in a fly fishing way ....hummm
  16. bbrz

    bbrz Been here awhile Supporter

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    Great trip with your boy's Solo. They ride?
  17. solo650

    solo650 '17 vstrom 650 Supporter

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    They puttered around on xr80's when they were younger, Not showing any interest in ADV'ing. :(
  18. bbrz

    bbrz Been here awhile Supporter

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    I saw yesterday, (Herald Whig) that 106 was closed near Florence for sandbagging efforts. In the pictures, looked as if the water was close to the bottom of the bridge near the old woodies. Hope you all are safe on the west coast of IL. Side note, the South Park karting race this weekend. Wifey has me hog tied doing her bidding over the weekend. I really miss that race. You still hungry?
  19. clawdog60

    clawdog60 Long timer

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    Always hungry for good food.
  20. clawdog60

    clawdog60 Long timer

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    Rode to alton Sunday to witness the carnage. About 3’ below historic 93 level. River road only accessible by boat.