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Sand Skills in Illinois

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by chain, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    Ive seen several post about sand riding skills and lack of.
    Is anyone interested in devoting a whole day specifically to riding/ working on sand skills? It will not be easy with all the great DS roads around but would be valuable to all. I'm no Jimmy Lewis but I also have no problem navigating through the sand, with a little technique it's actually enjoyable.

    whos in
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  2. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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  3. McD

    McD Nothing

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    Count me in, anything to lower the major pucker factor I felt when we hit some of that sand last month. I've got a new set of tires that I'd like to try out, and my nerf bars are in and mounted.

    Mike
    (off today)
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  4. The Fist

    The Fist Knulp

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    Im totally up for it ... so long as I can get my ass out of the god-forsaken suburbs !!
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  5. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    its all about choices willy :nod
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  6. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    its all about choices willy :nod
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  7. motojoe

    motojoe Arrest Cheney and Bush

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    i give it a whirl. Elektron may as well.
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  8. McD

    McD Nothing

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    Chain, you have any dates in mind?
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  9. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    Nothing in stone. we can meet at my place. you guys are welcom to camp here. sand is only a mile away. We dont have to spend all day in it. maybe a couple hours and then some touring would be good. maybe it will rain :evil
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  10. motojoe

    motojoe Arrest Cheney and Bush

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    chain(or other chaingolian riders),

    any plans for this weekend?
    might be riding that neck of the woods.

    joe
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  11. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    Let me know i can ride Sat or Sun. Found some great new roads down near Beardstown Tuesday night. If I look out and see a bivy in the yard Ill know who it is :nod
    give me a ring

    todd
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  12. motojoe

    motojoe Arrest Cheney and Bush

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    well If I am off saturday (should be) I will be heading down with or with out siblings. I will let you know asap.

    joe
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  13. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    joe,
    rode with drymike on Thur afternoon. we did 200 miles of Fulton, Schuyler, Mason and Cass counties. A most excellent ride if I do say so myself. Alittle dusty a times so it seemed looking in my rearview :evil. Perfect weather even got a spot of rain. Did some bushwackin at the farm, The creek was calling for you. Ill be workin at the house most of the day Sat. so come on by whenever you get down this way. havent cleared it with the Queen yet but I'm preety sure Sunday is open. Looks like drymike will be riding Sun as well. Beer drinking on the porch Friday night if you make it down that soon.

    safe travels
    todd
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  14. McD

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    I haven't cleared it with McDwife yet... but if you guys are riding Sunday maybe I can shoot down at some ungodly early time in the am and join you.
    gotta change that back tire tomorrow though, new one has been sitting in the shed for a few weeks.


    (killing a vacation day working around the house)
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  15. trailuser

    trailuser take the backroads

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    Hey Chain,

    I was down you way today. Went to Metamora this morning and ran a race. Such a nice day I decided to ride over your way. Went by the road near your farm, didn't see anyone around. Had a delicious burger at that little cafe down the road a few miles.

    Ended up doing a 350 miles on the Strom today...

    Joe in Marseilles
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  16. McD

    McD Nothing

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    Not gonna make it this time.
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  17. motojoe

    motojoe Arrest Cheney and Bush

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    if only the sand pit and creek we rode this weekend were not seperated by all those windy, hilly, traffic free, cop free gravel roads and quiet little towns full of polite people..... What we really need is a walmart on an interstate with a caseys gas station and jesse white leading the pack to get where we are headed, and maybe some chrome straight pipes on a chopper.
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  18. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    :rofl
    add some toll rodes you got paradise
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  19. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    hmm.
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  20. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    pfd?
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