Central Illinois

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

  1. William42

    William42 Long timer Supporter

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    Got out for a ride yesterday to the Mason City area.
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    Interesting building.
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    I have seen some of these buildings in small towns. Independent Order of Oddfellows. Most I have seen are abandoned.
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    Easton, IL
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    Was able to ride some two track but most of the day was spent on highways and tar and chip roads.
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    Priorities
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    The first on I have spotted in the wild.
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  2. Critic

    Critic More or less!

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    What are you thinking? I did a 100 mile R circle around Springfield (again); which seems to be a somewhat central location for those I know.
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  3. Themastermike

    Themastermike Think you caught me in a coma Supporter

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    How many sets of tires you been thru this year buddy?
  4. bbrz

    bbrz Long timer

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    FredZ bought a tire changer early this year in the flea market. Suppose William has it on retainer.
  5. solo650

    solo650 '17 vstrom 650 Supporter

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    ill be out of town this weekend camping,hunting with my youngest.
    NEXT week ill look into picking a resturant!! Bar/Grill for a get together!
    Maybe towards Carlinville :hmmmmm to attract a few southerners!!
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  6. William42

    William42 Long timer Supporter

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    Two rears, fronts are almost ready to change.
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  7. Critic

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    For me: I will be riding Lord's Farm Classic 10/02, then on to Layton's MO-Adv 10/3-7; but pretty much open 10/11 to 11/5.
  8. Critic

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    What tires are you using? Same each time? Same on all Moto's? The 501 came with TKC80's, which I was very impressed with. I also learned a lesson on how not to depend on them; which was totally failure on my part not the tires. I replaced them last week at half life (2000 ish) with Michelin 5 Star soft knobby. I have used Kenda DOT knobbies in the past; which worked well for dual sports and enduros. But never in really bad conditions like mud and raining.
  9. William42

    William42 Long timer Supporter

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    On the Versys Continental TKC80s. Have had them on several bikes and like everything about them but they wear fast.

    On the Honda Metzler Karoo 3s. vfrpilot recommended them and he was right.

    On both brands I have can run two rear tires before I have to replace the front.
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  10. dhollenberg

    dhollenberg Been here awhile

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    My Triumph has been collecting the wrong type of dust lately. I’m planning on riding tomorrow if anyone cares to meet up. I’m a little burned out on riding my home territory, so I’d prefer to get a couple counties away.
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  11. dhollenberg

    dhollenberg Been here awhile

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    This road in Missouri reminds me of certain parts of the COBDR.
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  12. William42

    William42 Long timer Supporter

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    Yesterday it was time to ride over south of Paris, so I did.

    Brockton, IL
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    Looks a little dry.
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  13. Critic

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    William, what mileage do you usually ride on your day trips? I rode today with a group of guys. They like to leave at 10 and ride a couple hours to a lunch location, then, after lunch, ride a different rt back home. This is usually around 120 - 150 miles total. I leave earlier riding by myself looking for and on dirt, gravel, under or un-used roads and some closed or seasonal roads with lunch in a small town.

    What kind of day ride and milage do ALL you guys like to ride?
  14. bbrz

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    I posted this up, maybe a couple of years ago. The Newport Indiana Antique Auto Hill Climb is coming up Oct. 1-3. This weekend. A really good time, for the end of summer. Automobiles, bikes, a giant flea market, and great food. I was told that this is the second largest motor sports event in Indiana. We have gone for years and it is a great car show, old bikes, historic farm belt driven engines ( in the bank park), and great food. The history of the automobile in your face. Not on dirt, but up the paved hill ,starting line is on the town square. Bring a chair, and enjoy. $10.00 per carload to park, and no admission to enter. The proceeds are given to the local Lions Club to help out the area.
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  15. OU812

    OU812 Legend in my own Mind! Supporter

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    Plated the thumb yesterday.
    Now Norco itchy and no sleep for 40 hour's.
    WTF
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  16. flatlandjohnny

    flatlandjohnny Been here awhile Supporter

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    I haven’t been there for a couple of years but motorcycles used to park free and very close to the square.
  17. vfrpilot

    vfrpilot Stress Relief Rider Supporter

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    been there, done that ........ I feel your pain .... glad its you and not me.:nod
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  18. Old 179

    Old 179 Been here awhile

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    Wishy you a speedy recovery! :thumbup
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  19. Critic

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    Ah, you deserve it; heel fast my friend!
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  20. William42

    William42 Long timer Supporter

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    Most of my rides are alone and run from 100 to 200 miles. When I leave depends on when I can get my fat ass up. Lunch is usually a power bar and what ever I buy at Casey's to drink. I look for the same roads you do.
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