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Anyone ride Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois

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rbig1
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Anyone ride Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois

Post by rbig1 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:16 pm

Anyone ride around or all stay close to home. I have a little over 100 miles on mine since getting it running. That's not much but will be a lot more.

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Re: Anyone ride Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois

Post by geezyrider » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:29 pm

I have never ridden around Eastern Iowa or Illinois. But I do like to ride solo many times. Just taking back roads and cruising along around 55-60 MPH. If I am unfamiliar with an area I put key words in the search bar on my PC like scenic roads in a particular area mostly Mountainous places. And make a map. If I am new in a city, I just ride around all the two lane roads out in the country getting to know the area. Take a camera with me and take scenic shots and also lots of old Barns and churches, It makes for a good ride. Then I share all my photo's and small written blurb with a large group on my E Mail list.
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Re: Anyone ride Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois

Post by ViragoJoe » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:29 am

"Just turned 88 two days ago"

Hal, my friend.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
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Re: Anyone ride Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois

Post by MAK » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:52 pm

Hello rbig1:

I haven't rode in Iowa or Illiniois but if I decide to make the Sturgis pilgrimage I will look you up.

https://sturgis.com/


I ride in Atlanta and pretty much stay in the SE. We have some sweet mountain road rides in NE Georgia and into Tennessee and the Carolinas.

I also want to plan a ride through the Rockies sometime soon. I have heard the ride through Telluride is especially beautiful.

Should you ever be in my area you got a place to stay and a riding partner. (That is when I get to changing out my engine case)


“Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.” -Roy M. Goodman
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Long time Yamaha rider with a big gap in between riding...
1st Bike - Yamaha XJ650G Maxim 1 1980
Current Bike - Yamaha XV1100 Virago 1997


“Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.” -Roy M. Goodman

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