1. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    A full tank of fuel and full on throttle the TR would got you across. maybe.
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  2. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    Hey Charlie,
    Good to hear from you.
    Let's see------9.5 gallons of gas-----full throttle----------broken femur and a fire that could be seen for miles. :rofl:rofl
    They'd have to call in hazmat.
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  3. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    Haha...yeah that sounds about right.
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  4. Kaveman

    Kaveman Unga.. Bunga..... Supporter

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    You're welcome BigDog. I'm glad I can share some of my favorite roads with you guy's. Can you let me in on the location of that bridge?
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  5. Kaveman

    Kaveman Unga.. Bunga..... Supporter

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  6. Kaveman

    Kaveman Unga.. Bunga..... Supporter

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  7. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    Here you go--------it's over the Little Wabash River. Waypoint is "BR Closed 2016"
    My Roads and Rec mapsource mapping software says it's the "Tate Bridge".
    N38° 16.203'
    W88° 08.265'

    It is so worth the visit-----getting to it from the West or East if both a real hoot.
    Coming to it from the West you feel like your are trespassing and riding thru a farmers field------you are not. I've never seen it so muddy I couldn't get to it.

    Here's a map of it----you'll see another bridge Northwest of it--------I haven't been to it in a long time------I barely remember it but I think it's called the "HodgsonBridge". Just looked on google earth----it's gone and also just remembered
    the concrete foundations of it are still there. And you'll probably be trespassing to see it.
    It's here:
    N38° 18.291'
    W88° 11.453'

    From the North the road has went back to nature---but I got to it.
    From the South------I ran into a "No trespassing" sign and some guy was there .
    He never saw me and I just turned around. I got a picture somewhere.

    The waypoint "JaysCrash"-----is where a buddy of mine crashed---had to pull him out of a ditch--years ago.
    Old Bridges.JPG
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  8. Kaveman

    Kaveman Unga.. Bunga..... Supporter

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    Thanks! Yea. Im ready for it to dry up a little too.
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  9. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    Found the picture of the Hodgson Bridge.

    [​IMG]
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  10. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    Waypoint file of 475 old Illinois bridges.

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  11. Kaveman

    Kaveman Unga.. Bunga..... Supporter

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    Here's one you would like. Locals call this Rockey Ford bridge. It's on the south/west track. The waypoint might also be "old Boy Scout camp.

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  12. Kaveman

    Kaveman Unga.. Bunga..... Supporter

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    Thanks for the waypoint file. Good stuff
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  13. JonnyH913

    JonnyH913 Been here awhile

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    Can't wait to ride the routes Kevin, thank you thank you.
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  14. Kaveman

    Kaveman Unga.. Bunga..... Supporter

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    This is a track I made combining the Covered Bridges of Indiana track with the 2015 ROD track with some stuff that I added also. We started it from Clinton and went right into the sweet sand road. There were a couple of "road closed" signs that weren't there last fall but we did not detour from the track, just got creative. Basecamp says it's 194 miles all great roads. The longest distance between gas is less than 70 miles. Do yourself a favor and stop at Pattons corner and Jungle Park Speedway.

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  15. Kaveman

    Kaveman Unga.. Bunga..... Supporter

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    On this last track I've posted. If you are on a big bike and are not an experienced rider or just want to avoid sand and possibly mud I suggest not taking Sand road or Levee road if it's wet. If it's really dry the Sand road could be very loose deep sand also. There were a couple places where large piles of gravel were in the road but we made our way past them. This might not be so easy on a big bike but re routing to another road is easy enuff in both places. The rest of the track you could do on any motorcycle. Have fun.
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  16. Kaveman

    Kaveman Unga.. Bunga..... Supporter

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  17. Suruppak

    Suruppak Been here awhile

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    We need some pictures!
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  18. Grizzlee69

    Grizzlee69 Grizz

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    Great tracks. Think I will try it with the big bike, after it dries a bit. Mark?? you didn't brave the bridge?? That would make quite a video!! Although I would rather have you around.
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  19. Kaveman

    Kaveman Unga.. Bunga..... Supporter

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    I was to busy surviving this road for pictures.
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  20. Kaveman

    Kaveman Unga.. Bunga..... Supporter

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