Indiana Ride Thread

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by tpar1220, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. TripleDaddy

    TripleDaddy Hoping my skills exceed my horsepower

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    Hi Indiana folks,
    Does anybody have any XXS full face helmets that they're trying to get rid of? My oldest boy (4 years old, 52 cm head) is getting interested in riding in the sidecar around the block, and I need a collection of small helmets to get started. Please PM me if you have gently used helmets you are getting rid of.
    Thanks,
    Chuck
  2. PlowHand

    PlowHand Ancient, ugly and happy :-) Supporter

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    Sure, Indy doesn’t have the character of Barber, Road America, Laguna or even Mid Ohio (all fun camp experiences as well!) but for me it was really awesome to be standing 4 feet away from supermen on motorcycles doing 200+ mph on the start-finish straightaway. I even got to ride the track prior to the surface upgrade and I thought the difference in texture added to the “character” but I wasn’t doing it to pay the bills so I can understand their viewpoint - somewhat.
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  3. mbabc

    mbabc Curmudgeon trainee

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    Latest issue of "rider" magazine came in the mail today.

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    Nice roads I suppose but I think anybody here could find much better roads than these. Nice to see Indiana get some love anyway.

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  4. trap

    trap Adventurer

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    Hello everyone just wanted to introduce myself again. I ride 20190430_201321.jpg 20190914_105717.jpg 20190430_201321.jpg 09 Kawasaki versys 650. Based out of Seymour anybody know a good bike mechanic just dont have the time to turn wrenches
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  5. 1TRAK

    1TRAK EXPLORER Supporter

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    Does anyone have a street titled WR450F and looking to trade for a nice DRZ400S?
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  6. motorrad junkie

    motorrad junkie gettin' dirty & lovin' it hard

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    motivating my arm up here in franklin tonite
    to get this thing to moving on some mending
    to be getting back on those bikes
    to get to hitting it hard

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  7. clawdog60

    clawdog60 Long timer

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    Yes I liked it is close to home.
  8. clawdog60

    clawdog60 Long timer

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    Many side paved roads are even better.
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  9. clawdog60

    clawdog60 Long timer

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    Might as well start in Owensboro at Nicky's memorial to be righteous.
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  10. clawdog60

    clawdog60 Long timer

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    Man that dudes running to get his ticket.
  11. Davidc83

    Davidc83 Been here awhile

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    Yep, I could have gotten him from Madison to Corydon and only have to cross the hiways and still stay on asphalt...heck, hwy 356 from Hanover to Lexington is a great little 2 lane highway...from there cut cross country to Hwy 160 to Salem. Beck's Mill road over to hwy 150, then Fredericks road down to IN64 over to Marengo, then IN66 to Evansville (scenic view of the Ohio River once you get past Leavenworth-and a great look of the river from the Overlook) (and all the county roads in the area).
  12. racer

    racer Long timer

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    Just a note. Most of the nice asphalt country back roads in Spencer County have been freshly chip sealed. Not fun to ride anymore. The sad part, most of them did not need any work. Racer
  13. clawdog60

    clawdog60 Long timer

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    Well that sucks. Had to spend money they didn't need to? I thought that was an Illinois agenda. Sounds like some kick backs.
  14. Davidc83

    Davidc83 Been here awhile

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    Dang...they need at least chip seal the roads in Lawrence County....was riding those asphalt county roads south/southwest of Bloomington last weekend and thought I was going to lose fillings and thought I was riding off-road they are in such bad shape...
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  15. racer

    racer Long timer

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    Zackly!
  16. jtclark13

    jtclark13 Long timer Supporter

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  17. Shep

    Shep Vagabond

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    I understand the reasoning and the pain. I’m in a similar situation. I have 3 bikes I really enjoy but over the past 2 years I have not had the opportunity to ride them enough to justify the cost. I keep debating selling one or two and getting down to one bike...only I don’t think I own what I’d want to be my “one.” Good Luck.
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  18. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface Faking it/Making it

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    That's kind of what I've done. R1200GS is gone, RM125 is gone, V-Strom is gone and now I have a 2019 WR250R and I don't think I'll regret it. If we can sell the wife's DR350 we'll probably pick up a second WR.

    John
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  19. jtclark13

    jtclark13 Long timer Supporter

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    I don't know that I'm keeping "the one" at this point, if anything I think the Multi is probably "the one" in the long term. But with my Intech trailer and new 690R, I just want to travel to fun offroad destinations for weekend trips as opposed to riding a 4-5 day loop on the perfect bike. I'm not lying in that I will own a Multi again, it's pure bliss, but I really enjoy being reckless on dirt and gravel roads right now :rofl In the short term sliding a 75hp 300lbs bike around is too much fun to pass up!
  20. k12lts

    k12lts Been here awhile

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