(Indiana) DIRT Spring ADV ride April 21 -22nd 2012

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by alpiv, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. alpiv

    alpiv Sr. nOOb

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    DIRT Spring ADV ride April 21 -22nd 2012

    As promised we are posting here on Advrider.com as a place to organize starting points.
    We thank Advrider.com for their board and to all members who participate in our event.

    Please chime in ...
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  2. aceflyer32

    aceflyer32 Snoopy

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    Looks like my kind of ride Al! Areyou going to make it to the Swinging Bridges Ride this year?
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  3. alpiv

    alpiv Sr. nOOb

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    If life allows.....
    Going through a tough time....
    Yet, it is on my calendar....
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  4. pbennett

    pbennett Adventurer

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    On my calendar! It looks like a heck of a ride and would be the longest ride I've gone on so far. *gulp* Gotta start sometime!
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  5. alpiv

    alpiv Sr. nOOb

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    The route is ready...
    Read more here
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  6. TanKPiloT

    TanKPiloT Cautious Adventurer

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    I Would love to commit to the entire ride but sat. work schedule is not gonna let that happen. I live in Terre Haute So I think will be headed south along the Wabash river Sunday. I do not have a GPS so i will be putting my Ear the the ground between Graysville and the mighty Wabash Sun afternoon. If anyone on here has downloaded the file and could shoot me a time frame when the ride may be near this point. That would be super awsome.
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  7. TheRobG

    TheRobG Been here awhile

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    Going to try to make it for this one. Do you recommend getting a room squared away in advance? Looking forward to a brisk weekend!
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  8. Indiana Bones

    Indiana Bones Ride Against the Grain

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    Preparedness is always a good idea...at the very least I would call the motel and see if rooms are available if not going ahead and reserving one. :deal
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  9. alpiv

    alpiv Sr. nOOb

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    Believe me I for one am looking forward to this ride...
    I've been locked up all winter and all spring... I'm itchin to ride!
    See who ever shows at the start and hope to see even more along the route...

    Regardless if you can make this ride, I hope everyone enjoys the route.
    It took quite some time to layout.

    The SouthEast side of the state is surprising how many good roads there are.
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  10. TheRobG

    TheRobG Been here awhile

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    My schedule solidified and it looks like I will make it so I just went ahead and reserved the room anyway. Will be there at the start.
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  11. opjocephus

    opjocephus Dick Tree

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    Has the route changed any since you first posted a year or so ago?
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  12. Indiana Bones

    Indiana Bones Ride Against the Grain

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    Would anyone be willing to PM a cell number to try and coordinate a meet up Sunday on the South/West leg of the ride?:ear
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  13. alpiv

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    I've not ever published this route to my knowledge...


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  14. opjocephus

    opjocephus Dick Tree

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    This route is not the Southern half of Tour de Corn? Regardless, hope you all have a good time this weekend!
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  15. drfreema

    drfreema Adventurer

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    The ride was a lot of fun. Saturday was cold, though. We did 270+ miles after we left Greenfield. We then stayed all night in Corydon. Sunday we changed the agenda a little. Al and Roy left for a board meeting first thing in the morning and the rest of us rode the second half of the HNF ride instead of doing the western half of the state. I split off in Oolitic and rode home.

    The ride was fun. Thanks go to Al for putting it together. I highly suggest we do it again next year.
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  16. TheRobG

    TheRobG Been here awhile

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    I am so bummed I didn't make it to the start. Fuel pump went out 20 miles from greenfield (guess better there than in the HNF). Maybe next time! Glad to hear it was a success.
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