Central Illinois

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by z987k, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. Critic

    Critic More or less!

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    Check on the rooms! I did one last year, but was hard to find and $$$. It is fall arts and crafts tourist season for city folk.

    Running 0 for 3 this year! LBL - 0, WFO Geneseo - 0/Geneseo reset - 0, Buffalo 500 -0
  2. vfrpilot

    vfrpilot Stress Relief Rider Supporter

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    Tuesday we went up to the Grand Canyon. Awesome!
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    Then went on to Gray Mountain to this spectacular remote campsite
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  3. vfrpilot

    vfrpilot Stress Relief Rider Supporter

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    Wednesday took us through the Navajo reservation to the East rim of the GC then on to Marble Canyon
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    Then some very fast gravel
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    And finally the goal
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  4. clawdog60

    clawdog60 Long timer

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    Not good. Very toasty here at buffalo
  5. Layton

    Layton Long timer

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    I’ll take toasty over muddy any day.
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  6. clawdog60

    clawdog60 Long timer

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    The not good was high dollar rooms near by.
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  7. bigborefan

    bigborefan Making new friends

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    72 and rain tomorrow, who wants to ride?
  8. Critic

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    Well, did you?
  9. The Tallguy

    The Tallguy Adventurer

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    I managed a short ride tonight, tar and chip backroads. It did feel more temperate than last week. would have been even better had I not ran out of gas. Guess I should fix the gauge or the dummy light and pay more attention to the trip meter.
  10. bigborefan

    bigborefan Making new friends

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    nope
  11. 1oldsickle

    1oldsickle been over there awhile

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    FYI. Newport In. Hill climb is this weekend always interesting.
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  12. flatlandjohnny

    flatlandjohnny Been here awhile Supporter

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    Has anyone explored the old munitions plant sites by Illiopolis? Can you ride back to them or is it verboten?
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  13. William42

    William42 Long timer Supporter

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    We did years ago. Some look like they are private property. The ones that didn't look like private property we did ride up to. It was an interesting ride.
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  14. bbrz

    bbrz Been here awhile Supporter

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    Got back from Newport about 6 CST. Yes, it was interesting, as always.
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  15. solo650

    solo650 '17 vstrom 650 Supporter

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    Considering a Oct 26, Fall Gravel Ride thru Pike co.,, Calhoun co.
    This one will avoid the "deep" creek crossings! Nice, gentle, ride thru
    the country. Enjoy the fall colors...
    May start at Pittsfield Lake ball field. Plenty of parking.
    THOUGHTS???
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  16. Critic

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    I am a possible. New knee 11/08, so a lot happening between then and now.
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  17. bigborefan

    bigborefan Making new friends

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    You up for a one day ride? I got a ton of vacation to burn.
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  18. The Tallguy

    The Tallguy Adventurer

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    I'm good for part of the day with an early start. I have a wedding to attend in Springfield at 4.
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  19. solo650

    solo650 '17 vstrom 650 Supporter

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    maybe 9-9:30 start? I can start earlier if it works
    for those traveling from AFAR!!
  20. The Tallguy

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    I'm good with what ever works, I can drop off when I need to in order to make to the wedding on time.