Central Illinois MotoSocial

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

  1. fredz43

    fredz43 Long timer Supporter

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    Watching it on my Samsung 65 inch smart tv. Excellent coverage. Not a very big crowd due to the earlier weather. Impressive video of the Caterpillar folks doing their amazing work to get the track in shape.
  2. William42

    William42 Long timer Supporter

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    It seems to me that Gary knows every road around here that is infested with loose gravel and mud. So far it hasn't kept me from following him. :D
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  3. Critic

    Critic More or less!

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    Well, from what I hear, William 42 loves mud! So. he would have been right at home with you guys.

    PMC race attendance drops every year. It is a hard go for them, plus all the demands from AFT.

    I had a really great time with a great group of guys!

    Cheers, my friends; til next time!

    Bill, also NBC sports has a re- broadcast (on Directv maybe 220) usually a week later. I record them and watch when I can.
  4. fredz43

    fredz43 Long timer Supporter

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    Especially when it rains hard on race day.
  5. vfrpilot

    vfrpilot Stress Relief Rider Supporter

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    I just want to say that this was a great outing! Riding in the rain wasn’t bad at all, breakfast with pie for desert was a real treat. Got a good ride in between breakfast & the race with Critic showing the way around(and I do mean around) Peoria. The race was another real treat! First time for me at PMC, and I enjoyed the heck out of it. The ride home with awarren was uneventful, but any ride is a good ride!
    Left home at 7:00 AM and pulled back in the garage at 8:30 PM. Long day with good friends ..... good times!
    :super
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  6. solo650

    solo650 '17 vstrom 650 Supporter

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    posted on the CI thread... Got some interest!! probly' lunch at Kampsville...The Pavilion..
  7. bbrz

    bbrz Been here awhile Supporter

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    FLJ, if the weather (and life) works out, how about a Great River Road ride and meet up at Kampsville for lunch with the others? Anyone else can join up with us as well for a paved ride. What say you? We will take the Ferry across the Illinois River.
  8. flatlandjohnny

    flatlandjohnny Been here awhile Supporter

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    Sure, that sounds great . Are we going to be able to work out the timing with solo650?

    Anyone else?
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  9. solo650

    solo650 '17 vstrom 650 Supporter

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    Ill try to get an ET on our "backroad" route.. Kampsville meet, then I'd like to
    lead a "paved" loop ride around Calhoun,, back to Kampsville!!
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  10. Suruppak

    Suruppak Been here awhile

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    I'm possibly in, I haven't crossed at Kampsville yet this year, always enjoy a ferry ride; just have to see how it works with the schedule as my sister is supposed to visit in the next few weeks but hasn't figured out which weekend yet.
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  11. solo650

    solo650 '17 vstrom 650 Supporter

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    Saturday is still on :clap
  12. flatlandjohnny

    flatlandjohnny Been here awhile Supporter

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    Sounds good.

    Bbrz - are you leading the way? Let me know where to meet you,
  13. 1oldsickle

    1oldsickle been over there awhile

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    Mind if I tag along. Or meet you guys along the way ?
  14. solo650

    solo650 '17 vstrom 650 Supporter

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    Mapped the routes...
    70+ miles mixed backroads, gravel, in the a.m.
    70+ mile loop of Calhoun.. mix of chipseal.. and paved..after lunch.
    I don't THINK any gravel in Calhoun.. If we do..I'll slow down!!
  15. flatlandjohnny

    flatlandjohnny Been here awhile Supporter

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    Watching the weather...
  16. bbrz

    bbrz Been here awhile Supporter

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    Forecast not looking good to me for a 400+ mile ride with temps ranging from the high 30's to the mid 50's and a 50/50 chance of rain.
    Disappointed to miss out, but my little Italian missuz promised to keep me warm. If the afternoon is semi clear, I may be up to a local 100 mi. loop. Have fun and stay dry, everyone.
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  17. awarren

    awarren Been here awhile Supporter

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    Damn rain. Was looking forward to riding over there. Think I’m going to wimp out, not a fan of cold AND rain. Thanks for posting the tracks, think I’ll put some new tires on the DRZ tomorrow and possibly ride your tracks on Sunday.
  18. The Tallguy

    The Tallguy Adventurer

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    I’m in
    Rain or Shine
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  19. solo650

    solo650 '17 vstrom 650 Supporter

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    Don't want to slam the door on anybody... I'm in for tomorrow.
    BUT, If you'll rather reschedule for Sunday, I can make that happen????????
    TallGuy, if you cant reschedule, we could still ride till 12:00.
    Everyone speak UP!!
  20. flatlandjohnny

    flatlandjohnny Been here awhile Supporter

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    I'll be surprised if it isn't pissing down rain tomorrow. I vote to change the day.
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