Loess Hills -- Iowa group ride planning for 2019

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Orangecicle, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. s0lidstate

    s0lidstate Two Wheels = Fun

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    I'll be headed out thataway tomorrow after lunch. Looking forward to meeting everybody. You'll probably get a good chuckle seeing this dirt-riding n00b. I'll be wearing my full road riding leathers and road helmet because that's all I've got right now.
  2. Brek81

    Brek81 Been here awhile

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    If the bike takes a nap, a trophy pic is needed
  3. tex2

    tex2 Adventurer

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    Make sure you all stop at lily jack saloon. Nice place.
  4. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest" Supporter

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    Visual ride report on the way:

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  5. RoundOz

    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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    Bigly praising Orangecicle for his 3C functionality - cartography, Cordon Bleu and Cruise director.
    Annual-event-worthy!
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  6. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest" Supporter

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  7. s0lidstate

    s0lidstate Two Wheels = Fun

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    I'll second that. Three cheers for @Orangecicle! Thanks to everyone for making it a great trip.

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  8. s0lidstate

    s0lidstate Two Wheels = Fun

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    A couple shots of the never-dropped KLR. I'll get that mud all cleaned off this week and shine her up real nice like she just came off the showroom floor! Let me know if you want any advice about KLRs!!!


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  9. ts3doug

    ts3doug Long timer

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    Regret missing this, hopefully there's a repeat next year.
  10. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest" Supporter

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    What weight of blinker fluid are you running?
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  11. GlobalriderTrev

    GlobalriderTrev GlobalADVrider Supporter

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    No!!!! Cleaning a adventure bike: "A clean adv. bike is a dirty shame."
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  12. GlobalriderTrev

    GlobalriderTrev GlobalADVrider Supporter

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    Agreed! Well done!
  13. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest" Supporter

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  14. 32dgrz

    32dgrz Adventurer

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    Truly had a great time thank you for putting this together Brad. Hope to get a chance to ride with all you guys again
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  15. Brek81

    Brek81 Been here awhile

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    If you dont clean it, the camo will work better
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  16. s0lidstate

    s0lidstate Two Wheels = Fun

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    I'm glad you asked! I run the 10W40 in the summer. You can get it cheap like $4/quart at Aldi
  17. RoundOz

    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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    If only we had Aldi here. As I have previously stated, my handy backup is to draw oil from the Allis Chalmers that has stood in the field by the house for the last 17 years. I run it through Pampers to get rid of most of the water. I don’t worry about the Millers that have died a grizzly death after sneaking into the open dipstick hole - have you ever picked one of those up? Slipperier additive than Amsoil ever made!
  18. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest" Supporter

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    Anybody know what these are?

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  19. ts3doug

    ts3doug Long timer

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  20. RoundOz

    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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    Wikipedia says endangered and only found in Tennessee (?) Brad, this might make you famous!