Who's up for some Gravel scouting Sunday am

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by Taki, Aug 25, 2004.

  1. Taki

    Taki Waiting for Godot

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    I am thinking about heading up to the northwest corner of Illinois this Sunday (as early as I can stand). Pages 15 and 16 in the Gazeteer have been recommended too many times to ignore. I am leaving from Downers Grove really early Sunday and hope to be back by 12-1 pm but if you are having a good time keep on riding, I dont mind bombing home by myself and I wouldnt want to end your day prematurely.
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  2. McD

    McD Nothing

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    Possibly in, early is good, I was going to head back up to do the whole cheese trail with another KLR rider. Gravel is good though.
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  3. MarathonMan

    MarathonMan Been here awhile

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    Taki -

    I am up for a ride Sunday AM. I know that area a little bit - a friend owns a farm near Scales Mound. Lots of twisty, hilly tarmac with little traffic - don't know about gravel. Home to the tallest peak :rofl in Illinois, Charles Mound elevation 1,235 feet. http://americasroof.com/il.html

    I live in Arlington Heights - we could probably meet somehere near Woodfield Mall. Early departure and home by early afternoon works good for me. I will PM you my personal info. :thumb

    marathonman
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  4. bvkamp

    bvkamp agent provocateur

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    I can probably go. Taki, I assume you're riding your 950? Just wondering if anyone is taking a thumper (I sold the GS). Are you riding your KLR, McD? I did get the 18 liter tank for my SXC, so fuel range shouldn't be a problem. The MT-21's probably aren't the best for highway cruising but I might give it a shot. :evil
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  5. dragoon

    dragoon I'm the REAL Dingo Joe

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    Crap! :bluduh I saw "Central", gravel hunting. I'm doing the same thing in SE OH on Sunday. Care to join me? :lol3
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  6. McD

    McD Nothing

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    I'll be on the KLR and one more KLR rider may be able to go. He may have to work.
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  7. Taki

    Taki Waiting for Godot

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    I'd take the 625 for sport, but who knows what the range is??? anyone have an 18 liter tank for sale and a comfort seat?
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  8. SCHMIDTY

    SCHMIDTY n00b

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    I am in for the ride. The roads sound great and I am definitely a rise and shine guy.:rofl The warden has given me a weekend leave the only question is where do we meet? I'll be on the DR650 thumper.
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  9. katoom525

    katoom525 Been here awhile

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    I'm in. But won't be around to check in till late. I'm north east, I know some of you are south of me. Why not meet in Rockford.

    South boy's and or girls can shoot up 90 or whatever.

    There is a Dennys at 251/11th exit off rt.20 in rockford. You can't miss it. That would meet us all up in a northern position.

    Let me know where and when, I'll be there.
    Posting is fine or my cell is 224-627-7581, in case something happens in the morn.

    I'll check this tonight- I'm off to the cheese trail w/ Mrs.Kat
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  10. Taki

    Taki Waiting for Godot

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    We are meeting at Woodfield Mall off of Woodfield road west of 53/355 in front of Sears at 5:15-30 am. Gravel scouting mission in Jo Davies County returning around noon.

    Come one come all :freaky
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  11. katoom525

    katoom525 Been here awhile

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    What roads are you going to go north on? I don't want to go south to go back north.When and where can I intersept?
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  12. Taki

    Taki Waiting for Godot

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    We are heading west on 90 towards Rockford and out the west side on 20. Should I call you in the am?
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  13. McD

    McD Nothing

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    I'm not gonna make this one, gotta run into work for a couple of hours tomorrow morning.
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  14. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    werk shmerk
    you need counseling

    Ill make you an appointment with Dr. Pilot :deal

    sounds like a good ride take plenty of pics

    Those mt 21's will be fine bv the gravel is what destroys mine

    cheers
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  15. McD

    McD Nothing

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    I know, it sucks but a lot of strange things have been happening off hours. It won't take long to check things out, just enough to keep me from an early start.
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  16. Taki

    Taki Waiting for Godot

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    A sample of a pristine gravel road in northern Illinois

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  17. Taki

    Taki Waiting for Godot

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    Sometimes we fall riding pristine gravel roads... :lol3

    Marathon mans new ride held together with duct tape. The cows were mooing at him as he made the repair.

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  18. Taki

    Taki Waiting for Godot

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    Some trails at a farm we stopped at

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  19. Taki

    Taki Waiting for Godot

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    Schmitty negotiating the trails :nod

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  20. staples

    staples Been here awhile

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    how much gravel did you find out there? Is it anywhere near the amount that chain's area has?
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