Southern Illinois

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by eldomike, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. Themastermike

    Themastermike Think you caught me in a coma Supporter

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    Solo and no Jerkins
  2. 1stgenfarmboy

    1stgenfarmboy The Sherpa Man

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    That sucks
  3. Themastermike

    Themastermike Think you caught me in a coma Supporter

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    Thought I saw a post from @BigDogAdventures on here last night.

    What happened to that?
  4. vfrpilot

    vfrpilot Stress Relief Rider Supporter

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    I saw it too
    ?????????
    Hmmmm
  5. Themastermike

    Themastermike Think you caught me in a coma Supporter

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    Might be a good day to see if the wheels are still round on a motorcycle today.
  6. Themastermike

    Themastermike Think you caught me in a coma Supporter

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    Yup IMG_20190203_144449821.jpeg
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  7. 1stgenfarmboy

    1stgenfarmboy The Sherpa Man

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    I slung a leg over and took a short ride for the first time in over 4 weeks, my leg feels good, the 14th is my next exray I sure hope he says I'm done with crutches, I'm going nuts not being able to ride.......and my armpits are sore as can be.
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  8. Oldad

    Oldad Been here awhile

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    You were right. Great day for riding. Hit a little snag on Salt Well Road near Equality. Never dawned on me that the river was up. Waited for a while for someone with bigger tires to verify the depth, but no one came so had to turn around. Water was somewhere between 6 inches and 3 feet deep. Discretion is the better part of valor.
  9. Oldad

    Oldad Been here awhile

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    Good to see the sun for a change, this evening!
  10. milq

    milq Long timer

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    Somehow I’ve never managed to get to Burden Falls, been all around it though.
  11. 1stgenfarmboy

    1stgenfarmboy The Sherpa Man

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    We try to get over to Burden and Jackson after a big rain, they don't run big for long
  12. Suruppak

    Suruppak Been here awhile Supporter

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  13. jdubb75

    jdubb75 Vicarious Adventurer

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  14. motocrossross

    motocrossross Been here awhile Supporter

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    Did anyone here get signed up for the lbl200? They did online registration this year, the 250 rider limit was full in 2 days. A few from pinckneyville made it in.
  15. milq

    milq Long timer

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    Not me. A friend and I discussed it (he’s done it before) but it was already full by the time he tried to register us.
  16. BigDogAdventures

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    BigDogs -----Old Mans Gravel Bicycle Ride Fun Run

    There was a gravel bicycle race a couple weeks ago that started and ended in Alto Pass.
    Some serious racers rode that thing---no old men on Raleighs that's for sure.

    Anyway I'm planning on lolly gagging the shorter route of 30 miles soon---long route is 62 miles.
    I'ts a cool route-------I'm not publishing the tracklog of it on here or some idiot (none of you guys of course) would ride a motorcycle jeep or side by side on it-----------a small piece of it is not legal for motorized vehicles---then it goes right across some guys property and down his driveway to the highway---they must have gotten permission from him I suppose. It's just a couple of miles that can be easily by-passed.

    Almost none of it is on what I'd call a "highway"------as I won't ride a bicycle on a "highway".
    The rest is chip and seal and lots of gravel------stuff we've all been on.
    As an example a long portion of it goes high up into the gravel bluff road just Southeast of Grand Tower where you can go weeeeeeeeeeeee and coast down to Pine Hills Campground. You'll need that after climbing up there.
    A road bicycle with skinny tires would suck on this ride.
    But most anything with fatter tires would be good---the racers rode what looked like to me to be Tour De France race bikes with low bars but --------- fatter tires-------------not for me.

    After doing this-------I'm going to ride the 2nd portion of the race route at some other date with good weather-------it is 31 miles and that route will really challenge me-----I can see me pushing my bike a lot. I'll camp at Pine bluff Campground when I do it----the route goes Southeast from there---makes a loop.

    So when am I going to do this ???------------read Post number 2 and watch for updates------or cancellations.
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  17. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter Supporter

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    Ride On----Starting Wednesday March 13th
    If it ain't raining.


    Watch here for latest ride info--------the first 2 words tell if it's on or off.
    Start date Wednesday March 13th in AltoPass, Illinois---the first day of some good weather.
    Start time: 10AM
    Post if your going to ride with me--otherwise I may just start riding anytime of day I please.

    If the weather turns bad I won't go---and will re-schedule and post that the ride is off.
    If no one posts on here that they are coming I'm going anyway.

    If need be------I'll furnish you a map so you'll know exactly where to go----------it's not like we are fighting thru brush on single track------all public roads.
    It's a no---brainer to navigate.
    You guys that ride down here a lot could take one quick look at the map and know exactly where the route goes by memory. If you ride faster than me---------you'll definitely need it---you don't have to stick with me---------I'm slow and look at stuff------and rest a lot----going fast bores the hell out of me.
    I'll be camping the night before in my van in downtown Alto Pass------or maybe at the rest stop overlook just out of town. Hope to get some breakfast in the little store in town that morning.
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  18. 1stgenfarmboy

    1stgenfarmboy The Sherpa Man

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    Sooooooo can I be a safety guy on my V-STROM.....ya know like the Tour De France........:lol3
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  19. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter Supporter

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    That would be cool------------except I go so slow you'd probably fall over. :D
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  20. 1stgenfarmboy

    1stgenfarmboy The Sherpa Man

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    If I was an old retired geezer I would ride with you, but some of us have to work and keep paying in so someone can fiddle around riding all over the place.:wave
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