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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    Me and ole' Hairlip dog have been in Wyoming and South Dakota for awhile riding those additions to the TAT----------------------be home in a week or two or so ?????
    When we ain't herdin' cattle ---------------were chasing horses.
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    Bout got arrested a time or two. Dang closed roads.
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  2. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter Supporter

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  3. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter Supporter

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    Dog On The Run
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  4. Oldad

    Oldad Been here awhile

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    Appreciate the ride reports. It's good to know at least someone gets to do what they want. Most of us can just dream.
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  5. bandres27

    bandres27 Been here awhile

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    Owen in Charleston recently picked up royal enfield
  6. Kaveman

    Kaveman Unga.. Bunga..... Supporter

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    I hauled the Beta down to rode mostly LooseNut 14 Saturday tracks yesterday. I left from the Walmart in Anna. Had a great ride. The gravel was perfect. Must’ve had a little rain the day before.
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  7. Kaveman

    Kaveman Unga.. Bunga..... Supporter

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    A few more pictures from yesterday. A great 4th of July.
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  8. Themastermike

    Themastermike Think you caught me in a coma Supporter

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    ^^^^^The Western loop, nice pictures
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  9. OzarkDave

    OzarkDave Army Veteran

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    Just to let you guys know:

    I just listed by drz400 on cycletrader. Selling it and EVERYTHING motorcycle related.

    Giving up riding, I have other hobbies! Got my knee hurt (not riding) and can not
    afford to get hurt on my bike.

    Thanks, Ozarkdave
  10. sieg

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

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  11. 1stgenfarmboy

    1stgenfarmboy The Sherpa Man

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    Dang Dave, I hate to hear that, just rode by your place Thursday and blipped the throttle thinking about stopping but I had the granddaughter riding 2 up and didn't want to get into a long visit with her along as she was ready to be home already. , the BBQ stand was packed.

    stay in touch with my boy Rob on face book, your a good old dude.

    Darwin
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  12. Themastermike

    Themastermike Think you caught me in a coma Supporter

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    Dude, hate to hear that.

    Take care man
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  13. Kaveman

    Kaveman Unga.. Bunga..... Supporter

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    Here’s a link to a couple roads I went down on July 4th. Snake road is on this one.

  14. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter Supporter

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    That was awesome Kevin---------what bike were you riding-------sounded like a big ole thumper.

    There is a single track trail that starts at the top of bald knob and it goes all the way down the mountain.
    I've hiked it down and up----actually it's a loop------sure wish you could ride a motorized vehicle on it.
    It's right behind the building up there. But then here would come all the bigger stuff and it would all go to hell very quickly.
    BD
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  15. Kaveman

    Kaveman Unga.. Bunga..... Supporter

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    Sexton Creek Road. What a blast to ride. I got the bike through that downed tree without getting out of the creek.
  16. Kaveman

    Kaveman Unga.. Bunga..... Supporter

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    Thanks BigDog. I was on my Bets 500rs. I had such an awesome time riding these tracks again.
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  17. Paul Penton

    Paul Penton Trails Are Us

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    Back in the late 70s there was a trail that went from the Trail of Tears area all the way up to the Bald Knob Cross.
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  18. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter Supporter

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    Hey Paul----------are you talking about the "Godwin Trail" ?????
    It's still there----was on our River To River ride way back when. Off limits now.
    I've mountain biked it too-----kicked my ass.
    May not be the same as you are talking about ---------a friend of mine was hiking on it just a few months ago and was camping in a tent on the trail-------found him dead in his tent.
    RIP--------Don Wall
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  19. PlowHand

    PlowHand Ancient, ugly and happy :-) Supporter

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    Great videos Kevin! Really upsets me that I couldn’t make your ride this year. At the R4S ride @Loose Nut and I were talking about what a pleasant surprise your rides are to someone not familiar with that part of the country (me) doesn’t realize what a treasure you have down there. I’m hoping to meet @Old 179 down there sometime this summer to ride your tracks.
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  20. Kaveman

    Kaveman Unga.. Bunga..... Supporter

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    I definitely missed seeing you. Bummer about your foot. I hope it is healing up good. If you guys come here on a weekend let me know.
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