Illinois Roll Call

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by RSVMillenian, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. mikechill

    mikechill Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 4, 2006
    Oddometer:
    551
    Location:
    N.W. Indiana
    I'm a half mile over the boarder in Dyer In. Mike C.
    #41
  2. RedFlash

    RedFlash Go Cubs!

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2005
    Oddometer:
    2,440
    Location:
    Home of the Chicago Cubs!
    Could be worse...

    :razor Linky
    #42
  3. danmack

    danmack Tall Tree

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2006
    Oddometer:
    239
    Location:
    West Central Illinois
    I have been wearing two different contacts lately. It is called monocular correction. I have a nearsighted one and a farsighted one and it didn't take too long to get used to it. Your brain uses the best information from either eye and you get the full range. If your brain can adjust. The warning I got was against trying it at night for a while until I got used to it. :huh It works for me!
    #43
  4. DAW

    DAW Adv Desk Jockey

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2004
    Oddometer:
    23
    Location:
    Chicago
    Hey Mike, I ride the gravel roads S/SW of you on both sides of the border, plus some sand/dirt roads in Kankakee and Iriquois counties (IL). I end up near Morrocco or Kentland (?) and then take R41 north back home (Chicago).

    Know of any good places to ride thereabouts on your side of the border?

    For that matter, how about one decent place for breakfast out in the sticks? (Slim pickins down there on either side!)

    Dana
    #44
  5. VTXmotoman

    VTXmotoman Adventure Dad

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2006
    Oddometer:
    27
    Location:
    Nicholasville, KY
    VTXMotoman
    Grayslake 60030
    #45
  6. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface Broke it/Bought it

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2005
    Oddometer:
    14,609
    Location:
    Indiana
    Seeing as how the precedent has been set, I live two or three miles East of the border, near New Goshen, Indiana. Parents live in Dennison and the in-laws live in Paris. I'm about 10 miles ESE of Paris..

    John
    #46
  7. Panic

    Panic Anxiety's little friend

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2004
    Oddometer:
    1,309
    Location:
    Metro Chaingolia
    Panic
    Wrigglyville
    60613
    [​IMG]
    #47
  8. rlucas

    rlucas n00b by post count only..

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2006
    Oddometer:
    253
    Location:
    Tiskilwa, IL
    Rock Lucas

    Joliet, IL 60435
    #48
  9. RedFlash

    RedFlash Go Cubs!

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2005
    Oddometer:
    2,440
    Location:
    Home of the Chicago Cubs!
    They're compulsory in Wrigleyville :deal ...


    How's the wee one Scott?
    #49
  10. giddyupgirl

    giddyupgirl Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2005
    Oddometer:
    226
    Location:
    Not IL
    giddyupgirl

    Sharon

    Utica
    #50
  11. mark2wheeler

    mark2wheeler Adventurer

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2006
    Oddometer:
    81
    Location:
    Chicago Suburbia USA
    I'm pretty much a lurker so far here.
    #51
  12. rlucas

    rlucas n00b by post count only..

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2006
    Oddometer:
    253
    Location:
    Tiskilwa, IL
    Late notice, I know...

    A small group of us (me, my girlfriend, and one other rider thus far) will be heading for Starved Rock via "MadDad's Route" this Sunday, 08/09/07.

    Departure: 10 AM from the Dominick's parking lot at the corner of Essington and Caton Farm Road in Joliet.

    Easy, relatively slow ride (girlfriend's a beginner...) on entertaining back roads to Ottawa, where we'll be forced to take the long way 'round to the Park entrance, unless they've re=opened the road. After that, anything goes.

    I'll be the tall, skinny guy with the blue WeeStrom. All are welcome.

    Rossi
    #52
  13. AlexYZF

    AlexYZF Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2006
    Oddometer:
    191
    Location:
    Highland Park, IL
    Alex
    Wheeling
    60090
    #53
  14. Bronco638

    Bronco638 Nobody Home

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2004
    Oddometer:
    5,734
    Location:
    Elk Grove Village, IL
    Dana,
    I've been kicking around the idea of riding in Iroquois County as a pre-run for my Trans Am Trail ride next summer. Care to share some of your routes?
    Thanks, Dave.
    #54
  15. barzini

    barzini n00b

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1
    Rick 03 Capo
    #55
  16. Critic

    Critic More or less!

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2005
    Oddometer:
    2,194
    Location:
    West of the Illinois, heart of the state!
    Oh the domestic life of a city boy! Hmmm, wonder how good it is at dodging deer?

    How about a photo of the little panic?
    #56
  17. RSVMillenian

    RSVMillenian Adventurer

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2007
    Oddometer:
    50
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    43 people on the list so far keep them coming!
    #57
  18. RSVMillenian

    RSVMillenian Adventurer

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2007
    Oddometer:
    50
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    44
    #58
  19. DAW

    DAW Adv Desk Jockey

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2004
    Oddometer:
    23
    Location:
    Chicago
    Dave, send me a PM with your e-mail addy and I'll send you some Garmin maps/tracks/routes that I've been compiling. I need to spend some time editing and combining them, but they will give you the general area. There are many more roads and areas to explore down there. We could also meet thereabouts and ride and explore some more. You're doing the Trans American? Good for you!

    Dana
    #59
  20. 65bmwr50

    65bmwr50 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2006
    Oddometer:
    554
    Location:
    Winchester, VA
    65bmwr50

    AKA Ian

    Buffalo 62515
    #60