Kavemans Backroads Dual Sport Adventure Ride 2020 June 27/28 (IL)

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  1. Kaveman

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    Kavemans Backroads Dual Sport Adventure Ride 2020 date is set. June 27/28 2020 in Oblong IL. South/Eastern IL. I moved it out one more weekend because Fathers Day is on the 21st this year.

    The 4th Kavemans Backroads Dual Sport Adventure Ride is in the planning stages.
    This will be a Dual Sport Adventure ride, RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK, whenever you want, find your own way, provide your own stuff, no costs, with absolutely no organization.

    Like the 2017, 18 and 19 ride, the beginning and end of each day will be at the Oblong City park.
    I will post more info about the ride as I get time and will have details for the GPS tracks and Knobby sections.

    Saturday will be a little longer than Sunday and both days will have lots of gravel roads with optional Knobby sections. Saturday and Sunday will be at or close to 200 miles with the furthest between gas stations at around 75 miles. All the main GPS tracks will be big bike friendly. I may also have a shorter Friday track for the folks that get there early. It will also be mostly gravel.

    There will be a GPS/GPX file posted for you to download and follow around a month or so before the ride date. If you don't have a GPS there are smart phone apps you can use like Rever or MotionX that work very well. I don't use these but I know people that do and it works. If it is dusty riding follow the leader with more than 3 or 4 people could be miserable. I would suggest getting familiar with a GPS or one of these apps to make sure your ride is the best it can be.

    For those who want to camp, there is a camp ground at the Oblong city park where the tracks will start and end with a dozen or so pull through hookup sites ( electric and water only ) and a bunch of room for tent camping. The camp ground has a shower house and bathrooms. The payment is on the honor system, $10 per night at a drop slot at the bathrooms. They do not take reservations.
    Village of Oblong Public Works 618-592-3122 upload_2019-12-4_10-34-54.png

    Here is Camping and Hotel info.
    Oblong City Park camping,
    This is where the tracks Start/End on both days. First come first serve on electric/water hookups. Open tent camping is available with plenty of room and several shaded spots.
    Cabins,
    Kibbie cabins are about 8 miles North of Oblong. They have a few very nice cabins in a very rural setting on a good ole gravel road. (618) 562-6790 upload_2019-12-4_10-34-54.png
    Hotels,
    The closest hotels are in Robinson about 8 miles East of Oblong on Rt 33.
    Country view inn and suites (618) 544-4222 upload_2019-12-4_10-34-54.png
    Best Western inn (618) 544-8448 upload_2019-12-4_10-34-54.png
    Joe Dawn Motel (618) 546-1353 upload_2019-12-4_10-34-54.png
    Arvin Motel (618) 544-2143 upload_2019-12-4_10-34-54.png

    Resturaunts. One of my favorite things to do besides ride motorcycles is eat. Here are some suggestions around Oblong etc.

    Oblong.
    Floyd’s Place/Mildreds Dining Room
    Pizza and More
    Highway Cafe

    Stoy. (between Oblong and Robinson)
    Midway Dine In

    New Hebron.
    The Hitchin Post Restaurant

    Robinson.
    Back Porch Smokehouse
    Monicals Pizza
    JB,s Steakhouse
    Joes Restaurant
    Gabriel’s Family Dining
    Tuscany Grill

    several chain restaurants also

    Here are the Tracks/Waypoints for KBR 2020

    Attached Files:

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  2. William42

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  3. Old 179

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    Sounds great K-man! Will be bringing a "john boat" also for your "water routes"!!!!!!
    Seriously, what is the odds of three straight years of floods for this event???

    Note to self: Pre ride "Kaveman 2020" tracks just in case.
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    It's on my calendar!
    Always a good time!

    I would imagine the rest of our motley crew will be there as well.
    I think Brewski has a new battery for his ship to shore rig. I hope he dont need it :D
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    And I'm off that weekend.... Penciled in!
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    Fingers crossed that I can make it this year
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    Granddaughters birthday is the week before now that the dates are changed:happay
    I’ll be there!
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  8. Kaveman

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    I got out and rode a lot of the KBR 2020 Saturday tracks today. Great day with Awesome weather.
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  9. Kaveman

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    Video from today
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    Hi Kevin,
    Nice video..............miss seeing your smiling face------------well, everybody's for that matter.

    Didn't know you were riding a 450 Honda now-------or I forgot-----------yeh-----that's what happened I forgot.:lol3
    Looks like your handling that beast just fine--------------me not so much-------it kicked my ass on a test ride.
    But I'm old.

    Do you know if the Oblong city park is open now.

    Most campgrounds closed around me.

    Thanks
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    It is a good bike for me doing this stuff I really like it.

    Hopefully it won’t be long and we will all see one another out riding.

    I sent a message to the mayor of Oblong to see if it’s open.
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    Thanks Kevin.
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    I got this years ride stickers in the mail today. D5AB5563-017A-44AC-A14D-C300663B70D7.jpeg
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  14. Kaveman

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    Per the Mayor of Oblong. Teresa K. Fielder.

    ”Hi Kevin-yes the park is open but per IDPH we had to lock the shower house & public restrooms $10 per night camping“
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    That's really cheap ---especially if your pluggin in your motorhome.
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    Looking forward to this adventure Kevin.:happay
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    With restrooms being closed at the city park, does this event become a BYOB (bring your own bucket) event?

    Also with the past couple events, will any of this riding be above the "500 year" flood plain? I may need to order a set of those new "floatation tires"
    for the XRL!

    I wish you luck with the weather and this virus crap that is going around so this event happens.

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    KBR 2020 gps tracks are finalized and I’ll post them soon. I think this will be a lot of fun with 2 full days of riding and 1 extra shorter track if anyone gets here early Friday or wants a short track for Sunday. All the tracks have lots of gravel and broken pavement with several neat things to see. Especially Sundays track. Guys that are into Abe Lincoln history will really like this one. There’s lots of creek crossings on Saturday and Sunday too.

    I probably won’t know for sure about the bathrooms/showers at the Oblong park till much closer to the ride date. I’m in contact with the Mayor and she will let me know.

    As of 5/22/2020 The bathrooms/showers are open at the park.
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    I am ready.
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