Rock River Ride near Dixon Illinois

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States' started by Gerken, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. Gerken

    Gerken If you think adventures are dangerous, try routine Supporter

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    Found some more photo's in the folder for this track.

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  2. Keithert

    Keithert Long timer

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    I took my cruiser down to Dixon. I had a good ride. Next time I'll have to take the V-Sttom.
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  3. MCGMB

    MCGMB Been here awhile

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    Very nice route, thanks for putting it together and making available!! :D
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  4. Gerken

    Gerken If you think adventures are dangerous, try routine Supporter

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    Just updated this track today after riding it on an awesome day of October colors. Added the Franklin Creek State Park Grist Mill and the Bison herd at Nachusa Grasslands.

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  5. Gerken

    Gerken If you think adventures are dangerous, try routine Supporter

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    Updated track and added some pictures from today.

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  6. Gerken

    Gerken If you think adventures are dangerous, try routine Supporter

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    Fall colors are here. It would be a great time to check out this track again. The bison have been visible the last few times I have been by.
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  7. Gerken

    Gerken If you think adventures are dangerous, try routine Supporter

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    Just updated the track with some additional sporty roads. Also I updated a few of the service establishments that did not survive the economic downturn and added some new ones. Hey, Byron has a brewery now! My wife says I have a drinking problem but I seem to have no problem drinking. Nachusa Grasslands finished up the new visitor center last year and did a bang up job. Well worth the stop and now you have a much better chance of spotting that elusive bison herd. I think they are up to a little over 100 head now. The center has restrooms and cold fresh water from a hand pump. Mmmm- water that's not just good, it's well water. Here are a few snapshots;

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  8. Myll

    Myll Been here awhile

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    Nice to hear byron has a brewery. One more spot to hit up. I have to laugh everytime I see your byron nuclear power station cooling tower picture. They dont seem as big when inside them.
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  9. Pearl City Chinook

    Pearl City Chinook Adventurer

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    Thanks for the tracks! Tried this route out today and had a nice ride. Had to get home for my son’s football game so I didn’t get to spend time at all the stops.
    Looking forward to a nice fall day where there is more time to enjoy the destinations.
    Thanks again
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  10. blrfjr

    blrfjr Been here awhile

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    just found this. Looks really cool. Im from the Indianapolis area but drive a semi everyday to oregon to pick up a load of sand from the quarry on devils backbone rd. Thanks for sharing. I knew there had to be some some good riding around there.
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  11. HateRyder

    HateRyder Schtool

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    I live in Dixon and thought I have ridden damn near all of the back roads around here but I have never seen that lime kiln in Polo.
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