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Galena Friday

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by McD, Nov 2, 2004.

  1. McD

    McD Nothing

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    Anyone up for an all day ride to Galena on Friday? The weather looks good, and those gravel roads looked great on Chain and DryMike's ride last week. At least two KLR's will be avalible as tow vehicles. :D
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  2. Skinner

    Skinner Mr.KTM

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    Ouch someone just threw some salt into my wounds.:dizave
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  3. McD

    McD Nothing

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    after I found this for you...
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    I was mostly talking about Chain's tow last week, I'd probably throw a sprocket trying to tow that big ninefity. :rofl

    I'm sure I'll need you to pick up my bike a dozen or so times on the winter ride. :D
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  4. Shadow

    Shadow Adventurer

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    I’m interested . PM me with more details if you still going.
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  5. Skinner

    Skinner Mr.KTM

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    fuck the PM. I wanna know too. If the 950 makes it out I might make it.
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  6. McD

    McD Nothing

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    The current plan is to leave at 7am. That should get us to Rte.59 & I88 by about 7:45. We can meet up there if anyone is interested. This timetable should put us at the dekalb oasis at about 8:30, if that turns out to be a better spot to meet up we can stop there. We'll take I88 to the Rock Falls exit Rte. 30 (exit 44). 30W to 78N up to 52 and west into Savanna and then just wander from there looking for gravel. Mario or Skinner, if you want to meet up somewhere along the route you can call
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  7. Panic

    Panic Anxiety's little friend

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    I might be able to slink out as well. :evil What time you leaving and from where?
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  8. Skinner

    Skinner Mr.KTM

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    I forgot, I have an appointment tommorrow. Now don't laugh at me- I have to take the cats in to get some shots.
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  9. skeeter

    skeeter Captain Safety

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    Bring the cats along and we can take turns shooting at them....Oh wait, Thats not what you meant is it?:evil
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  10. skeeter

    skeeter Captain Safety

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    We will be leaving around 7:00 from romeoville/lockport area.
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  11. Panic

    Panic Anxiety's little friend

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    Looks like I am in. McD.......sent you a PM. If Shadow goes we'll prolly ride out together and meet you enroute somewhere. I'll call you later today and make arrangements for the ron-day-vu. :nod
    Panic
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  12. Panic

    Panic Anxiety's little friend

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    Shadow................sent you a PM
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  13. McD

    McD Nothing

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    :thumb
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  14. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    Ill shoot the cats. :shoot you go ride :evil
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  15. McD

    McD Nothing

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    So, we've got Panic, Shadow, Skeeter, and myself as positively in. Excellent. Anyone else who wants to jump in and meet us later near the Galena area is welcome. Cell#s were posted previously, Maps are loaded, work can wait until monday...Pictures to follow.


    McD
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  16. trailuser

    trailuser take the backroads

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    Wish I could go....but have a doc. appt tomorrow PM...

    I have a new red KLR that needs a few miles---put on..
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  17. McD

    McD Nothing

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    You could drop it off at motojoe's :D
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  18. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    have a nice ride, looks like an awesome day.
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  19. McD

    McD Nothing

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    Heres a few pictures from todays ride
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    Almost didn't get this one
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    Tried to take this over my shoulder
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    Miles and miles of twisty roads and all my pictures show are the straight ones.... It's tough to get the camera deployed in the curves. This was a lot of fun, I hope to make it back up there soon.

    McD
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  20. Panic

    Panic Anxiety's little friend

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    Thanks for the ride boyz, Shadow and Myself got home with about an hour of urban weezle riding through the city :evil . Capped off a nice day. :thumb
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