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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-25-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,263
Posted By Sidney
+1 on this one. Stayed there in '11 and '12. Once...

+1 on this one. Stayed there in '11 and '12. Once with bikes and once with kids and rental Jeep. Local folks that were happy to see us. Nothing fancy but clean and priced right. Easy walking distance...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-17-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By Sidney
And get the invites out early...it's a long drive...

And get the invites out early...it's a long drive from Illinois and I'll need to plan!

Congrats!

Sidney
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-15-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,080
Posted By Sidney
If you make it to Illinois...Frontier flys direct...

If you make it to Illinois...Frontier flys direct from Bloomington to Denver. Our airport is small enough you could crawl from the front door to the gate in 2 minutes and our rental cars are about 50...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-09-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,441
Posted By Sidney
http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee377/Sidneyfr...

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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-09-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,441
Posted By Sidney
http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee377/Sidneyfr...

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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-09-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,441
Posted By Sidney
http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee377/Sidneyfr...

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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-19-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 9,562
Posted By Sidney
I have a question...I don't drink whiskey or...

I have a question...I don't drink whiskey or scotch. I'm a Rum and Coke guy or Red Wine. I don't drink beer but like Mike's Hard Lemonaide. What are my options to carry on this ride? Those Margarita...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-23-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 52,403
Posted By Sidney
Mechanical, Please add me to your group...

Mechanical,

Please add me to your group also.

Thanks,

Sidney
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-15-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 52,403
Posted By Sidney
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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-14-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 52,403
Posted By Sidney
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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-24-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,028
Posted By Sidney
Sure. KLR650 with Knobby. Starting from...

Sure. KLR650 with Knobby. Starting from Bloomington. Would be interested in any backroad/gravel loop around the Mackinaw or Illinois Rivers. If somebody organized a ride from Peoria down to Alton and...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-19-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,517
Posted By Sidney
What size Dry Bag and what goes in it? Tent,...

What size Dry Bag and what goes in it? Tent, Sleeping Bag, Thermorest? Does Tent need to be kept in it? I know I need to keep my clothes dry but do you pack those w/ the Sleeping bag? I'm thinking...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-13-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4,495
Views: 233,253
Posted By Sidney
Anyone recommend a shop/mechanic in Bloomington,...

Anyone recommend a shop/mechanic in Bloomington, IL. to swap a T63 on the rear of my '09 KLR?

Thanks,

Sidney
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-03-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 52,403
Posted By Sidney
Just ordered up a Michelin T63 for the KLR and a...

Just ordered up a Michelin T63 for the KLR and a bunch of spare parts. Still working on putting together my camping gear. It's going to be a long 3 months if I don't quit rereading all the Dino...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-26-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 52,403
Posted By Sidney
If this gets moved to the weekend after Memorial...

If this gets moved to the weekend after Memorial Day...anyone from Illinois interested in trailering/traveling out together?

Sidney
KLR650
Bloomington, IL
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-05-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,131
Posted By Sidney
Haven't got that far yet. We first thought a...

Haven't got that far yet. We first thought a condo in Ouray and one in Florida would work but not sure where our boys will end up so might end up keeping the house in Illinois. Keeping the house in...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-05-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,131
Posted By Sidney
I've spent a week motorcycling out of Ouray in...

I've spent a week motorcycling out of Ouray in 2011 and a couple days with the family in a rental Jeep in 2012. Here's what the locals told us...restaurants have to make it in 90 days. If they don't...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-04-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,131
Posted By Sidney
I'm still 10 years away but...my wife and I are...

I'm still 10 years away but...my wife and I are planning on spending 3 to 4 months in the Ouray area in the summer then the rest of the time in our condo on the beach in Florida. I'm thinking a nice...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-24-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,948
Posted By Sidney
Our's was a 4 door Rubicon as I have 3 boys and...

Our's was a 4 door Rubicon as I have 3 boys and needed/wanted seat belts for everyone. The 2 door's are cheaper but the backseat is only for 2.

My agreement was to wash it also as they need to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-23-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By Sidney
Maybe... I've done the San...

Maybe...

I've done the San Juans/Ouray/Silverton area but looking for something a little closer to Illinois to play with my KLR. Is there riding/Jeep roads/Passes in the Colorado Springs area...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-23-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,948
Posted By Sidney
I've done it on an '09 KLR650 and in a rental...

I've done it on an '09 KLR650 and in a rental Jeep the next year with the family. Engineer up from Ouray was almost too much for me...a 250 would have been more fun. (I never dropped mine but my...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-17-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By Sidney
Not sure what a 13 year old girl is going to like...

Not sure what a 13 year old girl is going to like but...pretty nice GM muscle car museum in Punta Gorda on 41 just south of town. (In the old Wal-Mart.).

Jump over on 75 and just into Ft. Myers...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-31-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,168
Posted By Sidney
Just about whatever you've got. We did KLR650's...

Just about whatever you've got. We did KLR650's with very little off road and no moutain experience. With the exception of a few miles at the beginning of Engineer Pass...the rest was very doable on...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-16-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,208
Posted By Sidney
When it looks like this in the Midwest... ...

When it looks like this in the Midwest...

http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee377/Sidneyfranklin/Picture031_zpsa579f47f.jpg...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-28-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1,012
Views: 538,648
Posted By Sidney
Bloomington, IL 61704. Intersection of...

Bloomington, IL 61704. Intersection of I-55/I-74/I-39. Pretty much right in the middle of Illinois if you're passing through.

Backyard for tents.
Shower/Bathroom/Washer & Dryer/Kitchen/maybe...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-24-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 25,948
Posted By Sidney
How are the Cat's running down there? What...

How are the Cat's running down there? What engines are you using for the Power Station?

Thanks,

Sidney Franklin
Caterpillar Purchasing Leader - Motorgraders
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 162,712
Posted By Sidney
I'd stay in Ouray. More hotel/restaurant options....

I'd stay in Ouray. More hotel/restaurant options. Three of us flatlanders did a week here in 2011 on brand new KLR 650's. (We trailered from Illinois) Alpine loop one day, Ophir/Last Dollar next....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-20-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,517
Posted By Sidney
On edt: I was 47 years old and native of...

On edt: I was 47 years old and native of Illinois. Been riding bikes since I was 6 or 7. First time in the mountains on a motorcycle. Engineer Pass is not equivalent to anything in the Midwest!...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,427
Posted By Sidney
If you can detour from your original map...visit...

If you can detour from your original map...visit Mesa Verde, Canyonlands, and Archs NP's. Looks like you're going to be close enough to hit all three and not detour too much.

Sidney
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-20-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 270,986
Posted By Sidney
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Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 35,149
Posted By Sidney
Just drove last week from McAllen to Monterrey....

Just drove last week from McAllen to Monterrey. This crossing/bridge is brand new and bypasses Reynosa. The road is 4 lane toll all the way to Monterrey. It's a long way from Phoenix but a piece of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-30-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 43,471
Posted By Sidney
Rhino, Are you part of the group that...

Rhino,

Are you part of the group that rides out of Eureka once a week all on dirt/DS's? I'm from Bloomington and just bought a '09 KLR650 brand new and been getting miles before heading to...
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