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Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Yesterday, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By 4-s-hsky
Funk

Yes Funk Road has been a staple of many a ride in the Carroll/Jo Daviess/Stephenson County area. The township gave it a face lift about two years ago that removed some of its charm but it still never...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-16-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By 4-s-hsky
Hugellandschaft Adventure Ride-NW IL June 20-21, 2015

Okay, I’m going to try this once again because I am all about giving back. Years ago I organized an Adventure ride and other than a few club members one rider showed up. I like to think I’ve learned...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-14-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 64,275
Posted By 4-s-hsky
Wisconsin - Illinois difference

Being an Illinois resident I always try to keep tabs on what is happening with our neighbor to the north. I find it interesting that it seems in Wisconsin the end users actually get to be a part of...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-10-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 64,275
Posted By 4-s-hsky
Great, now everyone is going to want to be a...

Great, now everyone is going to want to be a farmer. Thanks Cannon for all your diligence.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-15-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 979
Views: 111,064
Posted By 4-s-hsky
Brushpoppers in Illinois 2015

Dual Sport November 1, 2015

Think untimed enduro with no rider meeting, that's us. Dorky Tim will have the website updated at some time. www.brushpoppersmc.com (http://www.brushpoppersmc.com) He's...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-21-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 624
Views: 42,565
Posted By 4-s-hsky
You have been attending way too many meetings...

You have been attending way too many meetings this year so happy to bring you a smile. Thanks to all you do and checking up on us.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-18-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 624
Views: 42,565
Posted By 4-s-hsky
More info

Just to elaborate on the Mad One's entry talk we have decided to handle the rider meeting in a different fashion to allow riders a smoother and uninhibited start. Obviously this post chatter and the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-28-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,906
Posted By 4-s-hsky
Healed and looking good

Great to see Greg's clutching arm in working order again. Are my hose clamps still holding his luggage rack together? Stellar report as usual Mr. Cannon.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-20-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 18,566
Posted By 4-s-hsky
Deja vu

I knew someone had proof that I "nailed it". Actually I believe the offending 3 inch length hardware started life as a quarter inch lag bolt but had rolled through the gravel enough to resemble a...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 08-12-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,842
Posted By 4-s-hsky
File saving tip

I run into this problem every now and then. More with Base Camp but Mapsource by itself occasionally. Here is the method I use as a work around. When you download the file and the download window...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-09-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 18,566
Posted By 4-s-hsky
Another rider

1. Copy this entire post, along with the most current list of names, and these instructions!
2. Hit "New Reply" button at the bottom of page (no, not the "QUOTE" button).
3. Paste your copy.
4....
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 08-07-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,733
Posted By 4-s-hsky
Be ever diligent

Your Elizabeth story is why I always include a reminder in my posts to obey the laws. I suppose I should have warned others first as I am well aware that the Elizabeth law enforcement crew means...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 06-30-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,663
Posted By 4-s-hsky
Photograph find

Found some more photo's in the folder for this track.

http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y521/tgerken/Rock%20River%20Ride/IMG_0829_zps4f48d892.jpg
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Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 06-30-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,733
Posted By 4-s-hsky
Sagely GPS advice indeed

Thanks again Sir Charles for the assist. Lots of information right here on our own ADV forum. Charlie brings up a good point. A quality navigation unit is not a place to shave corners. It is your way...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 06-27-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,733
Posted By 4-s-hsky
Yes, what he said. Thank you very kindly Mr....

Yes, what he said. Thank you very kindly Mr. Charlie for the words of encouragement. I think this is your best option then you can manipulate the data as you wish. There are several apps for a smart...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 06-26-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,733
Posted By 4-s-hsky
Uh, Colonel Bryan to the white courtesy phone...

Uh, Colonel Bryan to the white courtesy phone please. How do I best handle this? One could conceivably download the .gpx and open it in Google Earth for a better view with road names. I'll work on...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 06-26-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,733
Posted By 4-s-hsky
North Illinois DS Track

This is a track that I created for our club's annual dual sport trek. Total mileage for the loop is 165 miles and is best ridden counter clockwise. You can start at the gas station in Mount Carroll...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 06-24-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,663
Posted By 4-s-hsky
Park Visits

As much fun as the Pine Creek fords in White Pines Park are other parks are worth a visit if you have time. The Indian statue in Lowden Park right now is surrounded by safety fence as damage over the...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 05-13-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,663
Posted By 4-s-hsky
Thank you very kindly sir. Glad to hear people...

Thank you very kindly sir. Glad to hear people are still enjoying this track. Yes I updated the track to Version 2 to include the closure of said cattle infused dirt road. Seems the township gave up...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-01-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By 4-s-hsky
Canal Riding

Yes sorry to say both the Hennepin Canal tow path and feeder canal tow path from Rock Falls is closed to all motorized traffic other than snowmobiles. There are several back roads that cross the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5,571
Views: 690,222
Posted By 4-s-hsky
About all I have to offer is an old 610 silencer...

About all I have to offer is an old 610 silencer that I remember a trick we used to perform on them in the dual exhaust days. It involves a cut, gut and new rivets and would definitely breathe but...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5,571
Views: 690,222
Posted By 4-s-hsky
Single exhaust impression

High Five wrote;

Gave my Terra a good shake down ride today, covering over 200 miles much of which was freeway speeds & 75+ mph. Bike ran good. Nice to be back in the saddle again after a long...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-26-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,726
Posted By 4-s-hsky
You are going right by

Dude, Springfield is on the way ya know. Jay might have a new TC85 by then. The oldest boy NEEDS a new Husky. My limited sponsorship offer still stands. There are conditions of course. :deal
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-01-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 42,565
Posted By 4-s-hsky
Start location

18138 Covell Road in Morrison Il. Is the start address
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 10-15-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,343
Posted By 4-s-hsky
Winston Tunnel Waypoint addition

Checked out this abandoned rail tunnel a few weeks ago and decided to add it as a waypoint on the Northwest Illinois Big Bike track. http://bridgehunter.com/il/jo-daviess/winston-tunnel/ Pretty cool...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 110,467
Posted By 4-s-hsky
Another Epic Job

Another fantastic report Mr. Cannonshot. This is why I rarely do a ride report on my endeavors. How do you top the detail, insight and photo quality of this man? Thanks for all you do, not just on...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 110,467
Posted By 4-s-hsky
Tire choice

Oh I suppose if I was buying new tires for the this trip specifically I would have chosen a more aggressive pattern but I had these new Michelin Anakee 2's in the barn for about 2 years so it was an...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 110,467
Posted By 4-s-hsky
Teachable moment

This slick spot caught Terry. Big bike + snot slippery mud = bikes goes where it wants to.

No damage.
http://cannonshot.smugmug.com/photos/i-rk8ZSgt/0/L/CTCO%20285-L.jpg
Innocent looking mud...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 110,467
Posted By 4-s-hsky
Survive I did

Not to worry Mad One I did arrive home safely under my own power. The wheat harvest and nursing an aging irrigation system have consumed me upon my return. Thanks to Cannon and the crew for a great...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5,571
Views: 690,222
Posted By 4-s-hsky
The Seat Concepts people requested pictures from...

The Seat Concepts people requested pictures from me which I sent. It might not hurt to ask if a no step foam is available if you wish to order a Seat Concepts kit. My guess is a no step foam would be...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5,571
Views: 690,222
Posted By 4-s-hsky
It is a handlerbar mount screen that I have had...

It is a handlerbar mount screen that I have had for years. It has spent time on many a bike over the years and murdered countless insects. I can't recall where I sourced it but the sticker on the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5,571
Views: 690,222
Posted By 4-s-hsky
Sorry for the confusion. We removed the stock...

Sorry for the confusion. We removed the stock foam from the seat pan and installed the seat foam that Seat Concepts sells. As far as I can tell they only sell one shape of foam for the Terra. The...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5,571
Views: 690,222
Posted By 4-s-hsky
Seat Modification

It's been a while since I contributed thanks to psycho girlfriend winter (it just won't go away) but my Seat Concepts foam and cover arrived. I am a tall guy and like to move back now and then so the...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 02-23-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 654
Posted By 4-s-hsky
Thomson Illinois Track

Here is a track derived from my “NorthwestILBigBike” track that has been earlier posted. This is a shorter version utilizing some of the same roads but with different routes added as well as some...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5,571
Views: 690,222
Posted By 4-s-hsky
Acid Test

I have not contributed for a while but it's time for me to be useful. Well, as useful as I am capable of anyway. Just returned from a successful trip to the Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 01-18-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,663
Posted By 4-s-hsky
You are most welcome sir and thank you very...

You are most welcome sir and thank you very kindly for checking up on me. I have to think there are others like me who ride some of their favorite nearby places in no particular order and at the end...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 01-15-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,071
Posted By 4-s-hsky
Sabula Iowa track

Iowa. Turns out it’s not just all silo’s and cornfields. Here is a track derived from a few of my favorite back roads utilized by Chad’s TWAT and Great River Gravel Ride routes as well as some of...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 01-09-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,663
Posted By 4-s-hsky
[QUOTE=Geoff;20436911]Nice pics. Did you see the...

[QUOTE=Geoff;20436911]Nice pics. Did you see the Ronald Reagan's boyhood home?[/QUOTE

Dixon and the other towns along the way have numerous attractions to offer as well as many services. The...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 01-09-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,663
Posted By 4-s-hsky
Rock River Ride near Dixon Illinois

Here is a track that starts and ends at the Veterans Memorial Park in Dixon Illinois that takes in many of the State parks and regional treasures that follow the Rock and Leaf Rivers. This route is...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5,571
Views: 690,222
Posted By 4-s-hsky
Although I cannot condone the procurement or use...

Although I cannot condone the procurement or use of rural road signs for structural additions you are on the right track as I have discovered that Stupid places are primo hunting grounds for...
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