Southern Illinois

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

  1. RDoellman

    RDoellman n00b

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    I’m guessing it’s the same thing but I just have the pdf versions of the map.
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  2. RDoellman

    RDoellman n00b

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    Pretty much would just ride and take random roads. Then after finding the forest service maps silica hill rd was pretty cool I ended up having to turn around since I was by myself though. The big muddy levee was fun to ride also and pine hills area.
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  3. RDoellman

    RDoellman n00b

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    Yesterday just picked a direction and started riding. Next thing I knew it was like 6 hours later. Ended up talking to a guy from Indianapolis on a gs while waiting for the ferry.

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  4. Scribethedirt

    Scribethedirt Adventurer

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    Rode to coulterville, il (coyote trails) 20200714_103820.jpg the other day and did a few laps on one of the trails and bmx course. Trail is heavily rutted but I had a good time.
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  5. Themastermike

    Themastermike Think you caught me in a coma Supporter

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    12 miles from home and somewhere my 1190 will only drive past
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  6. Scribethedirt

    Scribethedirt Adventurer

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    I can understand why. I doubt I will go back. I wanted to see how it was. There are plenty of other places for me to check out. Has anyone ever rode the trails at heartland lodge or little Egypt? I was thinking about checking them out next.
  7. Themastermike

    Themastermike Think you caught me in a coma Supporter

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    On my dirt bike yes

    Adv bike no interest
  8. Grafspee

    Grafspee one bike is never enough

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    I grew up in Coulterville back in the 70's and used to camp out and ride in those woods before it was an off road park - the owner of the ground had 3 of the prettiest daughters in the area!
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  9. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter Supporter

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    Got out for about 6 hrs. today-----pretty pleasant as long as you kept moving.

    Grafspeed will know where this is----------East side of our favorite old bridge on the Little Wabash.
    Very near where I got a call from Grafspee-----------"rider down----rider down".
    Yep he was down alright------bike parts everywhere.

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  10. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter Supporter

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    Found a mudhole or three.
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    I missed seeing this tip-over by no more than 30 seconds.
    Tried to dump his load and it wasn't level---------man was he pissed at himself.
    Said he'd call a backhoe------Hell a backhoe ain't gonna do any good--------gonna take a winch truck to get it upright.
    Everything was bent-------hydraulic tube broke in half.
    He had a cellphone and was in no mood to talk to me--------so --------off I go--tried to pull a wheelie------------but I have forgot how:imaposer:imaposer
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  11. Themastermike

    Themastermike Think you caught me in a coma Supporter

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    Left side exhaust husky.....^^^^?


    You could have at least got the farmers name on the side of his door in focus.
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  12. Grafspee

    Grafspee one bike is never enough

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    I remember that!

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    Been a couple of years ago or 16 years ago! Good times!!
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  13. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter Supporter

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    It was a hell of a wreck.
    And there's my ole' KLR--------man I miss that thing.
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  14. Critic

    Critic More or less!

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    Looks like we still think a like;
    IMG_2364.jpeg when it comes to Moto's!
  15. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter Supporter

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    Awesome Mark--------there is a build page on my website if you want to see what I've done with mine--almost done.
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    BD
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    Nice! I would like a damper, but not in current budget. I had Hall's internally lower mine 2.5" My 29" stumps added 74 years makes mounting a stock 701 a bit iffy. SAS removal with full Leo Vince exhaust system and Rottweiler intake system; which then required a Power Commander. My one maybe not so smart addition was Recluse clutch. It seems, I did not read that it is a quick shifter. I was thinking it was just a slipper clutch. They kind fight over who is in control. But was able to adjust it pretty well.
  17. milq

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    Rode down to meet my buddy at E-town for a late lunch yesterday, figuring we’d be the only ones there at 1:30. Place was packed but we stayed and finally got some food around 2:30.

    Then we rode back over to his place at Rosiclare and jumped in his RZR, went on a little tour of Hick’s Dome area. Ran into some dude building himself a one room cabin along the way, he was running a chainsaw in flip flops and athletic shorts.

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  18. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter Supporter

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    Me and the wife have been camped at Kaskaskia State park campground for a few days.
    Doing a lot of riding---both bicycle and motorcyles----2 friends came down and joined me for a day.
    We crossed into Missouri to find an old bridge that I wasn't sure was still there.
    We realized we had all 3 of Honda's Adventure bikes in our group.
    CB500X, 250 Rally and a Africa Twin. Perfect weather for summer.

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    I never hear of anybody going to this place. It's called the "Ball Mill Resurgence" or something like that.
    During a heavy rain water flows down into many sinkholes nearby and comes rushing up thru these rocks in the hole you see. It comes up with such force the rocks get tumbled around and all that turbulence kind of polishes the rocks---makes them smooth anyway. It is said the noise the rocks makes can be heard quite far away.
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  19. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter Supporter

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    Just 3 miles from the rock hole is Lithium spring in the town of Lithium.
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  20. Themastermike

    Themastermike Think you caught me in a coma Supporter

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    Cool place. I'll have to put on the list