fall at the farm

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by chain, Jul 30, 2004.

  1. azabeemerboy

    azabeemerboy Long timer

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    I think that silver is the hot Adv. color. :thumb :nod
    Nice!!
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  2. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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    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.
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  3. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    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

    cheers
    chain
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  4. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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    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

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=849530#post849530

    Attached Files:

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  5. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    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.
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  6. MarathonMan

    MarathonMan Been here awhile

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    Mutineer -

    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.:cry

    Actually, just makes it look prettier. :thumb 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. :D

    marathonman
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  7. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    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
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  8. chain

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    some gravel, farm roads, single track and creek beds

    and dont forget the nettle patch
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  9. chain

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    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 :evil
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  10. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    Sure wish I had a battery :rofl


    thanks joe your a generous man
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  11. TIM I.

    TIM I. and some dry white toast

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    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...
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  12. trailuser

    trailuser take the backroads

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    That guy is OK. 2nd time in less than a month that he loaned a battery out!
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  13. chain

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    First class motojoe is :thumb
    hes gettin pretty fast on that klr too
    headlights kinda dim though :D
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  14. bvkamp

    bvkamp agent provocateur

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    WTF kinda snake is that? :eek1
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  15. bvkamp

    bvkamp agent provocateur

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    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.
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  16. mutineer

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    :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
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  17. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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    it ain't really yours until you break it :D
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    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    BFS
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    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    Im running Pirelli Scorpion on the rear and a Mt 21 on front works nice :nod
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  20. MrMoJoRisin

    MrMoJoRisin n00b

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    Chain,

    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.