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Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by kfsinc, Jun 23, 2004.
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Saturday at the earliest, next wednesday at the latest, depending on work. I've got a truck & trailer, so I should be okay. You riding your 950 Sunday?
So far the plan is to leave early Sunday for about six hours. six am start. Any ideas?
Thought about putting the dirt wheels on the SXC for some mud slinging fun if that sounds good otherwise same plan as before. I have another friend with a 950 in Lisle that I ride with. He might want to ride as well. He is a very experienced dirt/enduro rider who loves to get out for ride.
Can you find mud to sling and still have time to get a ride in within 6 hours of the city? not being a smartass just dont see much on the map? Princeton area then South along the bluffs of the Illinois river has some nice twisty mixed with gravel and dirt roads. Also some good roads near Marseilles pg 35, even some contour. Just under Seneca there are some nice roads that weave up and down the river bluff. i havent been up there in a few years so dont know the condition of the asphalt but if you are looking for d/s then who cares.nice thing is you can beat it home on 80 when you run short on time.
The bluff roads between hennepin South to Lacon also offer some great riding just work back and forth up the bluff, but let me warn you if you start riding these roads youre not going to wanna leave youll probably even be drawn by somme unexplainable force to Tazewell and then Mason and then Fulton County
Taki- You've gotta hook up with Chain for a ride sometime. He doesn't need a GPS because he has the Illinois Gazeteer memorized. There are some amazing roads up and down the bluffs of the river.
Even if I have the SXC, I won't have the dual sport kit on it yet. So I'll be stuck on the GS (with Tourance tires). Gravel is fine, but I won't be able to do much mud. There is some good pavement around Kendall County. PM me directions to the start (your house?).
The pavement's not bad. Its a little beat up by the explosives plant from all the trucks, but down in the river valley its ok. We passed down there a few weeks ago when we took the baby camping in Pontiac.
didnt know you had a pontiac
All right. I will get up REALLY early to get to Hennepin Sunday am. I have to check with Brad to see if he is game too. Any interest?
Well Brad??? Are you up to it, or would you prefer to stay somewhat local?
I say endure the highway ride for the good roads and d/s trails over questionable local roads.
I will await your response.
i80 w to i180s
to us 6w through princeton (gas) 6mi to
to loverslane s turns e at 2 mi t at 1995 E
s on 1995 e to t at 1250n go e
to2050E .5 mi
s on 2050E to t
go e ( no road name) towards i180 to2350E 3.5 mi
go s to t at 850 N
go e then s
cross kentville rd 700N
enter putnam county keep working s through putnam then into marshall county to 1300n
go e into henry
cross illinois rver on 18
to 26 go s 1.5 mi to 1500e?
stairstep s and e to 900n
e on 900n to 1725E
n on 1725e turns into woodview rd
woodview to old stage coach rd e to 2115E
n on 2115E stairstep n and e past 975e turns s into woodview ot sandy creek
possible creek ride area depending on water level and local traffic
w on sandy creek rd to tax school
n on tax school to 26 n
26n go 3.5 mi turn e follow to 1150E
go n on 1150 E to clear creek rd go w
back to 26n
n on 26 to 1st rt go e on 350N 10 1050E
n on 1050E to 750N
e on 750N to 1050E
n on 1050Eto 1050N (rt 71)
e on 1050N 2mi to1175E
n on 1175E 3.5 mi to t
go e at t 7mi to 251
n on 251 cross river into peru
left after crossing river go down along river front to red door inn
brunch breakfast lunch whatever good food/ atmosphere
251 n to i80 and getchyerasshome
look this over there are some pretty fun roads on this route. youre not going to find a whole lotta dualsport until you get further s other than a dry creekbed or two.
hope this helps give me a call when you guys figure out your schedule I havent been up that way for a while. may try to tag along
west side of town on rt 6 if youre hungry when you arrive. good gas there too
Thanks for the homework i hope I can make it work with the Gazeteer.
Come on! Hope you make it.
Taki says *early* start.
Do you know approximately, the mileage or time it would take to ride the loop from Lovers Lane back to Peru?
I'll leave as early as Brad lets me so we can be in Princeton bright and early...
completely a guess but i m thinking 3.5 - 4 hours depending on pace and #of getoffs. you can allways cut it short and take 26 north to shorten the trip just cut out some of the bluff ride
Im workin on it