Southern Illinois

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

  1. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter Supporter

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    All my life I've always went into lockdown and social distancing on Memorial Day and Labor day weekends.
    Keeping away from the popular places and crowds.
    Never riding my motorcycle anywhere until it's over.
    This year it's kinda different. I'm confused :scratch
    BD
  2. Oldad

    Oldad Been here awhile

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    Bay Creek Lake No. 5, also known as Millstone Lake, near Glendale, IL, today.
  3. Themastermike

    Themastermike Think you caught me in a coma Supporter

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    Listening to the waves in SoIll today.

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  4. BigDogAdventures

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    Tunnel Hill bicycle trail today


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  5. BigDogAdventures

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    I see you !!!!
    Besides being closed anyway----------was devils backbone under water ????

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  6. Themastermike

    Themastermike Think you caught me in a coma Supporter

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    We just grabbed a sandwich at the gas station and ate it by what is supposed to be the boat ramp. (Some local thought it world be a great place to also burn an old couch, imagine that).

    Never circled over to the park, headed down to Union refuge before heading home. Guessing it's partially flooded based on the ramp.
  7. 1stgenfarmboy

    1stgenfarmboy The Sherpa Man

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    My son rode down to Burden falls today on his CB500X, he said there must have been 100 people there.
  8. Themastermike

    Themastermike Think you caught me in a coma Supporter

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    Any body in South East Illinoiz riding Tuesday?
  9. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day. Supporter

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    Maybe. With the SD policies we've moved out Tuesday old motorcyclist lunch from Bandanas to a different Stare Park each week for a picnic.
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  10. Themastermike

    Themastermike Think you caught me in a coma Supporter

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    Few parks over there I believe
  11. 1stgenfarmboy

    1stgenfarmboy The Sherpa Man

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    If you are riding today .............you somewhat suck as I sit here at work.

    A great day for a ride.
  12. Themastermike

    Themastermike Think you caught me in a coma Supporter

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    You'll be sleeping next weekend when I'm working. Trade offs.

    220 miles of '14 loose nut Sunday tracks. It was a great ride, like rain by Golconda but I'll take it.
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  13. BigDogAdventures

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    Well-----------yeh, I did. Bet Mike did too !!!!

    Left the house in Mt. Vernon and headed for the Skillet Fork Grill in Orchardville---population about 80 ???
    Named after the Skillet Fork Creek nearby.
    The Grill is an awesome place to eat-----I got some carry-out breakfast------rode across the street to the Civic center and helped myself to the nice pavilion with Peek-a-neek tables.
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    You can see the Skillet Fork Grill across the street.
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    Headed Northeast-------kind of in the general direction of Francisville---quite aways away trying to go where I've never been.
    Right off found a nice dirt road thru some low lying land and figured I'd get me and the Himalayan stuck and would have to get "Itchy Boots" to get me out. Yeh----that would be nice---but she's a busy girl.
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  14. BigDogAdventures

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    It gets muddier.
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    And then a creek ford------one of those things I've sworn off after all the misfortunes I've had. The pavement is broken up and I worried what lurked beneath.
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    Called the wife to touch base------told her what was going on and I'd turn around.
    But didn't.
    I walked the right side and my right leg went in a foot deep hole----------I'd a went over the bars if I went that way--------the water was muddy and you couldn't see the bottom.
    Walked the left side which was a good 16" deep and fast flowing ------but it wasn't slick and I found a 3' wide good spot------or so I thought. Piece of Cake---and marked the ford for future exploits.
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  15. BigDogAdventures

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    Road on to Fransisville where I wanted to see if the campground was under water----it was.
    This is where the Wabash Cannonball bridge is. Not exactly here---up river a bit.
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    Made my way after that to Beal Woods state park--------I'd forgotten how beautiful a place it was. Open except for camping----------camping free for old people like me. The hiking and forest is spectacular.
    Made it home with just a tiny sprinkle--------probably 230 miles ???????
    An honest 70 mpg.
  16. BigDogAdventures

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  17. 1stgenfarmboy

    1stgenfarmboy The Sherpa Man

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    My wife and I have hiked some in Beal Woods, it is pretty cool, if it's the wrong time of year you better have your bug head net.
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  18. Old 179

    Old 179 Been here awhile

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    A "Hoosier" needing local information:

    About a third way south of New Haven towards Old Shawneetown on Old Barn Road there is a low area @ Yellowback Slough and Intermittet Stream. Apparently the road floods over long before Golconda river gauge shows the 36 ft action/40 ft flood mark. This I found out by being stop a month ago. Would anyone know what the highest river gauge height could be and still travel that road on down to Old Shawneetown? Needing to run tight along the river on both sides down to Cave in Rock to establish a track.

    Thanks!
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  19. sieg

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    Don't know.
    But you could take an altitude reading at the road and one at the river water level and do the math. That would get you close. And because of flow rate of the river and the flow rate of the water on the road, the water will not always be level. So the level could vary anyway and not always be consistent from river level in relation to the water on the road level.
  20. 1stgenfarmboy

    1stgenfarmboy The Sherpa Man

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    This sounds like some kind of black magic.........even voodoo...
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