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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-07-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5,180
Views: 274,406
Posted By Squishymonster
Checking in

Sup folks. It's been a while so I thought I'd check in. Unfortunately this summer has been taken up with an extended moving process so I haven't been on the KLR for about two+ months of this prime...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-04-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5,180
Views: 274,406
Posted By Squishymonster
Super bummed that I missed Swinging Bridges....

Super bummed that I missed Swinging Bridges. Still climbing out from a pile of work. But, Friday Im heading up to Madison and I've routed what should be a scenic off-interstate route.

I gave...
Forum: Regional forums 04-22-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,050
Posted By Squishymonster
Success! Well partially. I suppose it's not...

Success! Well partially. I suppose it's not official until I mail the map, and since I'm cheap, someone else could beat me to it. But whatevs.

I took a spin over lunch hour, from downtown...
Forum: Regional forums 04-22-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,050
Posted By Squishymonster
I rode my bike to work today and I'm going to...

I rode my bike to work today and I'm going to attempt Illinois over lunch. No idea if the rest stop I have in mind has the maps or not. Stay tuned :P
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,827
Posted By Squishymonster
I ~highly~ recommend Rokform mounts. They made...

I ~highly~ recommend Rokform mounts. They made them specifically for iPhone and Galaxy, but they also have a stick-on adapter for most other phones. I've used the iPhone and the stick-on for my Nexus...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-21-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5,180
Views: 274,406
Posted By Squishymonster
My girlfriend used to ride a cbr600. She sold it...

My girlfriend used to ride a cbr600. She sold it a few years ago and has been content riding 2-up on mine.

While walking the dogs tonight we had a short conversation:

me: So Im thinking about...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-21-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5,180
Views: 274,406
Posted By Squishymonster
I need to figure out the same thing. $100? That...

I need to figure out the same thing. $100? That sucks.

In other news... I want this ~detroit~ area DR350 but it looks too clean to be true. What do you all think?...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-20-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By Squishymonster
Good call. Im in central Illinois. The closer the...

Good call. Im in central Illinois. The closer the better, but I will consider anything with a starting point within a days drive - 6 or 7 hours. So mid ohio, mid michigan, wisconsin, Missouri, etc.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-20-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By Squishymonster
group rides for may 17, 18?

I might have a good excuse to escape the SO on a maybe extended weekend of May 17,and 18. Looking for adv bike specific group rides around that weekend. Are there any that I missed?

Otherwise I'm...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-20-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5,180
Views: 274,406
Posted By Squishymonster
Okay, so that's kind of true for Champaign and...

Okay, so that's kind of true for Champaign and surrounding area. There isnt much to see and that is probably why there is more bantering back and forth and few ride reports.

But the rest of the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-19-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5,180
Views: 274,406
Posted By Squishymonster
BTW GQ, you should check out the doubletake...

BTW GQ, you should check out the doubletake mirrors for your Husky. One side will be about $45, but you can fold them down at the trails.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-19-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5,180
Views: 274,406
Posted By Squishymonster
Oops, fixed. Thanks :D

Oops, fixed. Thanks :D
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-19-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5,180
Views: 274,406
Posted By Squishymonster
I spent the morning bolting and strapping a bunch...

I spent the morning bolting and strapping a bunch of extra crap to the KLR. Of note: the Dirtbagz Rangers. I saw GQ's Scouts last Sunday and really liked the setup. GQ / BigDog should get a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-18-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5,180
Views: 274,406
Posted By Squishymonster
Scratch that. Unfortunately I'm going to have to...

Scratch that. Unfortunately I'm going to have to work over the weekend, and possibly next. But I'll ping you guys when things settle down.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-16-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5,180
Views: 274,406
Posted By Squishymonster
I got a set of bark-busters today. Assuming I...

I got a set of bark-busters today. Assuming I ordered the correct mounting hardware I might be up for some slow and pathetic off road practice over at Tilton on Saturday or Sunday.

GQ was telling...
Forum: Regional forums 04-15-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,050
Posted By Squishymonster
Hey, thats a great idea. I just got my first tank...

Hey, thats a great idea. I just got my first tank bag and I need a map to stick in it ; ) I'll challenge myself to take back roads to the nearest onramp / rest stop. I'll grab two while Im at it.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-15-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By Squishymonster
Maybe at the time I didnt realize how lucky I was...

Maybe at the time I didnt realize how lucky I was to learn on a smaller bike. When I traded my 350cc dualsport for a 600cc sportbike I knew how to ride, but that bike also educated me a bit in how...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-14-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By Squishymonster
Okay so much for the scavenger hunt. Let's switch...

Okay so much for the scavenger hunt. Let's switch this over to classic tag rules to see if we can get things moving.

For anyone who was curious: The object in my tag is a historical marker. It is...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-13-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 5,180
Views: 274,406
Posted By Squishymonster
The pristine KLR saw many firsts on Sunday: First...

The pristine KLR saw many firsts on Sunday: First contact between tank and dirt, first RIVER CROSSING! - it was at LEAST 3 inches deep (give or take) and more than one foot wide, first mud crossing -...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-12-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5,180
Views: 274,406
Posted By Squishymonster
So... this is probably the "old CSX rail...

So... this is probably the "old CSX rail corridor".

I just came across information stating that Champaign and Vermillion counties acquired ~25 miles of this ex-railway and are preparing to convert...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-10-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By Squishymonster
I could call it something other than "tag". Or...

I could call it something other than "tag". Or depending on how things go someone might just turn it in to standard tag rules. We'll see how it evolves :D
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-09-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5,180
Views: 274,406
Posted By Squishymonster
Today's Ride

I ~had~ to get out on the KLR today and try out my new riding gear. I thought I'd try to track down an object that I "discovered" a few years back while geo-caching. I didn't think I would, but to my...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-09-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By Squishymonster
Central Illinois Photo Tag

Here's a photo tag series for Central Illinois area. I'd like to break it in to two parts. The first part might not be that hard, and the second part will only require a little adventurous spirit.
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-07-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5,180
Views: 274,406
Posted By Squishymonster
Riding Gear!

So... Olympia MotoQuest set arrived today from Revzilla and fits nicely. It was pretty painful on the pocket book but I think it'll be worth it in the long run. Now I'm ~pretty~ tempted to see how it...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-07-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5,180
Views: 274,406
Posted By Squishymonster
Illinois Bridges

I was online last night trying to figure out which bridge I had been standing on parallel to Hwy 150 by Oakwood / Muncie (see previous photo). I came across this Illinois bridges GPX from...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-06-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5,180
Views: 274,406
Posted By Squishymonster
Probably any kind of easy to moderate road...

Probably any kind of easy to moderate road surface, interstate to fire roads. Anything shy of water / mud crossing for now. The KLR is big for me and I'm still getting use to the way it feels on the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-06-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5,180
Views: 274,406
Posted By Squishymonster
Bigbore, I agree about the weather, it's just...

Bigbore, I agree about the weather, it's just that I lost a lot of weight recently so at the end of last season I gave away my jackets. New one is coming on Monday. Today I layered up and threw on a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-06-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5,180
Views: 274,406
Posted By Squishymonster
Kickapoo area today

I'll be out on my (black/grey) KLR around the Kickapoo area and surrounding forest/parks today starting probably around 1:30 central. I might eventually make my way south of Danville.

If anyone's...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-05-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5,180
Views: 274,406
Posted By Squishymonster
Yup. That's definitely Champaign/surrounding area...

Yup. That's definitely Champaign/surrounding area :D

The best thing is if you can find a long line of trees on either side of a river, then find a road that runs for miles alongside it - you can...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-04-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5,180
Views: 274,406
Posted By Squishymonster
I see one of your bikes is a DR350. I had one...

I see one of your bikes is a DR350. I had one back in WI for a few years. I wish I still had it.

I started laying down tracks on my parent's land and about three hours in to it I popped the front...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-04-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5,180
Views: 274,406
Posted By Squishymonster
Thanks for the tip, I'll make it a point to stop...

Thanks for the tip, I'll make it a point to stop by one, or both :P

I saw from one of your photos you have a garage. I'm jealous... living in a condo building at the moment and trying to find a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-03-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5,180
Views: 274,406
Posted By Squishymonster
Central / Eastern IL Scouting

Over the next two to three weeks I think I'm going to start some random route scouting starting from Champaign.

Most likely on Saturdays but possibly Sundays as well.

If anyone is interested in...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-09-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 535
Views: 38,687
Posted By Squishymonster
I installed a Sena SMH10 Bluetooth communicator...

I installed a Sena SMH10 Bluetooth communicator into my helmet. But it only allows 4-way intercom. Wondering if people use these, and also if people use two-way radio setups. If so I might pick up a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-06-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 535
Views: 38,687
Posted By Squishymonster
Do people generally wear heated jacket and gloves...

Do people generally wear heated jacket and gloves for this ride? I've been thinking of getting a 3 season jacket, but after the chilly air today I'm leaning toward something with a winter bias.
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 28,602
Views: 3,507,122
Posted By Squishymonster
That's awesome to hear. What part of MI? I am...

That's awesome to hear. What part of MI? I am from Cheboygan up near Mackinaw. Best trails in the world up there... at least as far as I know :)

The funny thing about my DR350 was that I can't...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 28,602
Views: 3,507,122
Posted By Squishymonster
I miss my DR350

While I couldn't be happier with my KLR650, poking around on these forums has brought back memories of my '97 DR350 SE w/ purple trim that I use to have up in central WI.

I've been keeping an eye...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-01-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5,180
Views: 274,406
Posted By Squishymonster
Shangri La Rd South of Danville

Hey William42, when I first hopped on this thread it was your photos that caught my eye. I thought "that landscape looks familiar, must be close". Though I can't place it. Champaign is generally way...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-30-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 535
Views: 38,687
Posted By Squishymonster
I'm in

I think I'll be putting this on the calender and joining you guys with the KLR. Looking forward to meeting everyone.

Now... to find a bunch of protective metal tubes to bolt around my baby...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-29-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5,180
Views: 274,406
Posted By Squishymonster
Hola from Champaign, IL

Hey folks. I'm a new-ish KLR rider in Champaign, IL. I saw that there are at least a couple of other people on here from nearby so I got registered to say hi.

I'd be really interested in a weekend...
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