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Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by chain, Jul 30, 2004.
I think that silver is the hot Adv. color.
Very cool bike Tim.
Chain, thanks I didn't want to bug you with it right now, figured you would be otherwise engaged.
I'll PM MG and BVKamp to see if I can score the info.
check out this link should be able to find somebody with routes in the latter pages http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38348&highlight=Illinois+spring+ride
enjoy your weekend.
How are you liking the 650
I gotta get out for a ride. new tires still in the box from swm. gonna put em on and spin em off. hope to get in a good ride tomorrow.
can anybody get away for the day? wanna run real fast on twisty gravel?
I gotta go get the uglies out
I went back through the thread and it looked Pilot was the go to guy buthis info got wiped out.
I'll keep looking.
I got in some gravel today. It was first time on gravel of any length. Sure doens't ride like anything else. I hope I can keep up with you guys.
Riding skills do not live on the body the way they do in the mind. I need practice.
Sure was a damn fine day though.
Damn good day though.
I'll keep looking through some old thread for more gps info.
I threw up a half ass ride report here
Kind of like riding on marbles huh?
you just gotta get comfortable letting your bike wander abit. dont worry about keeping up. Im sure there will be a few different groups with different skill levels. Just be sure to ride at your own pace not somebody elses. PM me if you want I may be able to offer some pointer for gravel.
good to see you got out.
motojoe, elektron staples and I did about 200 Sunday afternoon.
Got a late start as I had to pirate motojoes battery, those freeman boys are the best! motojoe or should I say joebattery loaned me the klr battery so we could all ride, leaving him to push start all day.
I rode some gravel yesterday for the first time on my new (800 miles) DL650. I know what you're saying. I am new to riding gravel - the straight aways were easy enough, but it's hard to know the traction limits on the turns. Should get easier with practice. I managed to dump it over in some soft stuff and break my right turn signal stalk.
Actually, just makes it look prettier. I hope to make it down Chain's way for the fall ride, so there should be at least one dumb ass looking to keep the speed down. I am running the Chicago Marathon 2 weeks after Chain's ride, so I really need to keep the rubber side down and me on top.
I tried to send you the routes but they came back
here are some photos from Sunday,
We worked through the barriers
with power on loan from motojoe, we pressed on
some gravel, farm roads, single track and creek beds
and dont forget the nettle patch
didnt know it but motojoe has skills in snake charming as well as other things
might be some weird religion he picked up in West Virginia
Sure wish I had a battery
thanks joe your a generous man
I checked out the thread on the spring ride, man looks like a time for sure!
I like the dirt better than the gravel. I use to take my busa to a friends place up in hanover and it was gravel, mud etc for a few miles to his place. I don't like rearwheel steering a big bore bike, but the GS is kinda fun. I have to reset mentally and tell myself: it's ok, GASSIT!
(same principal, stay on the throttle)
oh and I 'm not use to putting a foot out either. been a while since I had my RM...
That guy is OK. 2nd time in less than a month that he loaned a battery out!
First class motojoe is
hes gettin pretty fast on that klr too
headlights kinda dim though
WTF kinda snake is that? :eek1
Also - what kinda tires are you runnin' these days, Chain? I remember you had a set of dual sport tires last fall that practically wore out in one day. I need a good 50/50 tire. The MT21's that came with my bike are fairly dirt-oriented.
:eek1 :eek1 :eek1 :eek1 :eek1 :eek1 :eek1 :eek1 :eek1
if there are snakes I am bringing a gun - they freak me out worse than ex wives and the IRS.
hell maybe a flamethrower
it ain't really yours until you break it
Im running Pirelli Scorpion on the rear and a Mt 21 on front works nice
Still on for Sept 25?
I'll try not to run over any of the locals dogs this time.
Although I think the bastard got the better of deal last time.