Southern Indiana Winter Camp And Ride #11

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  1. 1TRAK

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    Time again for a Southern Indiana ride, fire and visit!
    As of now February 22-24 are the dates unless it's necessary to move towards March due to flooding/snow/freezing temps.

    This year we're staying at SPRING MILL STATE PARK east of MITCHELL INDIANA.

    This years tracks are a blend of pavement, chip seal, gravel and limestone forest roads ... big bike friendly with 80/20 or better tires and proper riding technique.

    There's two 110 mile tracks with many points of interest to see along the way with gas/food stops.

    Temps are generally 30s at nite and 40s to 50s during the day.
    A few years ago it was 60° at the Overlook Restaurant in Leavenworth.
    Southern Indiana is great!

    There's camping with pads for trailers/toyhaulers and tents ... with food, gas, restaurants etc. in Mitchell three miles west of the campground.

    Let's get together for some GOOD TIMES!

    FRIDAY 2017 RIDE
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    SEE YOU FOLKS THERE!

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  2. hvfd707

    hvfd707 n00b

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    When is this one?
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  3. zxrider11

    zxrider11 Been here awhile

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    Subscribed!!!!!!

    Here are a few pics I found from our February, 2012 Hardin Ridge "Moonshine" ride.

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  4. 1TRAK

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    As of now February 22-24 barring flooding/snow/freezing temps.
    Thanks!
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  5. 306dad

    306dad Been here awhile

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    Hmmmmm this is not far from my house! DR 650 friendly ride?
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  6. 1TRAK

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    Yes Sir, this ride is a blend of pavement, gravel, and limestone forest roads.
    The only technical spot that I've ridden on this track is riding down Swinging Bridge Rd to Guthrie Creek.
    There's an easy detour around that to the east.

    Hope you make it, we always have a great ride and GOOD TIMES.
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  7. zxrider11

    zxrider11 Been here awhile

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    Steve,

    Are you planning to take the group to the "Filter", first thing Saturday morning? Hahaha

    And, by any chance does your route include Reservoir Road & Longest Road, located near English?
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  8. 1TRAK

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    The track doesn't take us through "the filter" but if folks want to run it we can oblige with a little am cardio lol.

    The tracks don't go as far south as reservoir and longest roads but if we have time we could run them.
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    I may grow a pair and try this!
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  10. 1TRAK

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    Winter is here in Southwest Michigan ... looking forward to a February reprieve lol.
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  11. mr_10brook

    mr_10brook Been here awhile

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    I will put this on my calendar. I need to get used to the GSA and this will be a great opportunity for that
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  12. 1TRAK

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    Glad you can make it!
    This is a great area to ride the big bikes ... I always have a HOOT riding the VEE down your way.
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  13. Cav47

    Cav47 Look, Lean, and Pray!

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    I had a great time last year as this was my first DSport foray. The people and hospitality of everyone was so awesome. Really looking forward to doing this again.
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    mr_10brook Been here awhile

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    I have another inmate that is interested in my yellow VEE since GSA ($$$$) is replacing it and maybe a few others in my fleet. I hope to show up Friday noonish if the weather and my schedule allow it.
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    The people and hospitality of the folks down there is great ... that's one of the reasons I ride there so often.
    Glad you plan on it, I enjoyed riding and visiting with you last year!
    See you then.
    I still miss the WEESTROM at times, it was a great bike for my uses.
    Hope to see you Friday!

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    PlowHand Ancient, ugly and happy :-) Supporter

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    That is without doubt the best motor in a motorcycle I’ve ever owned. I wish I had never sold mine (SV650)!

    Edit: Actually I didn’t sell it, I gave it to my son and he sold it. Bummer.
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  17. Cav47

    Cav47 Look, Lean, and Pray!

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    I certainly am looking for more challenging roads/paths/trails at this time. The more I stretch my comfort zone, the better I will get. One thing I have noticed ( like others have said it would) is that my road riding skills have improved. I no longer freak out if the FJR slides around a little under me. No, we ain't talking about backing the big girl into a corner, but a I don't mind if the bike doesn't go exactly in the perfect line between pieces of gravel at an apex.
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  18. 1TRAK

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    Agree 100% on that motor ... on the WEE it would grunt around in the dirt yet rev out great when one wanted.
    Passed many Harleys and chased more than a few sumos with it over the years too.

    +1 ... most of our Michigan crew have off road backgrounds and it definitely helps running paved twisties.
    Many of us have gone from sport/sport touring riding/traveling to the ADV bikes we ride now and find it's a natural progression that combines on and off road fun/travel in one bike.
    GOOD TIMES!
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  19. PlowHand

    PlowHand Ancient, ugly and happy :-) Supporter

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    I was thinking of going back to that motor a few years ago and took a test ride on a used Wee Strom. The bike felt anemic so I didn’t make the trade. I don’t know if it was just that bike or typical of the model. My SV650 would turn a 12 second 1/4 mile but I’m sure the Wee I rode wouldn’t come close to that. Maybe it was the extra weight.

    I still think the Wee would be high on my list if I ever decide to replace the KLR. I might have to uncork the motor a little - or maybe not as I wouldn’t be using it as a track bike. There are so many good options for that genre of riding I’d definitely have a dilemma picking one out!
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  20. 1TRAK

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    The WEE motor does have milder cams, more restrictive exhaust and I believe smaller throttle bodies, lower compression and 50+ pounds more weight.
    That said mine with just intake and gearing changes worked great on the street and ran a decent pace at Grattan Raceway.

    I have ridden other stock WEEs that seemed slow, maybe they work best with a little help?
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