ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-05-2013, 02:34 PM   #1
Glenngineer OP
Scooty Puff Sr.
 
Glenngineer's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: MA
Oddometer: 757
Peoria Riding?

Hey guys,

I'm moving to Peoria for work this summer, and I'm wondering what the riding is like out there. I'm probably selling my DL1K and the wifes Ninja 250 prior to the move, and trying to figure out what the next bike will be.

Compared to Boston, we're I'm from and currently living, it sure looks like a lot of flat, straight roads. Maybe the right time to get the cruiser bug out of my system? Is there any decent dual sporting close by? Twisties?

Thanks,
Glenn
Glenngineer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013, 03:54 PM   #2
QCGoose
n00b
 
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Davenport, IA
Oddometer: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Glenngineer View Post
...it sure looks like a lot of flat, straight roads.
You got it.

Real twisties aren't found until you've gone as far north as Savanna.
QCGoose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013, 04:34 PM   #3
2whlrcr
gooligan
 
Joined: Jan 2005
Location: Dubuque, Iowa
Oddometer: 5,624
If you want good riding around Peoria, you better buy a dirt bike, trials bike or TT bike.
2whlrcr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013, 05:53 PM   #4
dwthump
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: So. Illinois
Oddometer: 290
Peoria

Grew up a bit north of Peoria but I can report there are tons of great ADV roads in the area. There is also a cool ride from Peoria to Henry along the Illinois river. You can go on forever, river town after river town. Get a KLR and put some knobbies on it and you'll be fine.

Darren

*It's a KLR, I'll catch up*
dwthump is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 06:24 AM   #5
Cannonshot
Having a Nice Time
 
Cannonshot's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2005
Location: SE Wisconsin
Oddometer: 18,763
Send a PM to Critic. He is in a club there and can share a bunch of good information about riding in the area.
__________________
Cannonshot.net
Cannonshot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 01:07 PM   #6
Glenngineer OP
Scooty Puff Sr.
 
Glenngineer's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: MA
Oddometer: 757
Thanks guys - the flat and straight sounds true, but having some good dirt is really exciting. I don't have that here, and I've always wanted a legitimate dual sport....
Glenngineer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 05:32 PM   #7
Critic
More or less!
 
Critic's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Location: West of the Illinois, heart of the state!
Oddometer: 1,236
Peoria-I will try this for the second time.

I sent a pm or two or three. Sorry, satellite is not Hi-speed internet!

Back to PIA. You can start by going to www.peoriatt.net This will take you to the PMC site (Peoria Motorcycle Club).
Then you can look at:
www.brushyridgemotosports.com
Leaf River DS and Enduro
Cow Patty and Bitter End DS's
Geneseo, IL DS and Enduro

Peoria has dirt, road, cruiser, touring, racing, corn and beans. If you are an AMA member, look at the event schedule for Illinois.
__________________
It is always something! Rosann Rosanadana!
Moto's: 300xcw,500exc,990Baja
past:BigBear250,T100cs,Savage250s,TS185,DT175,GT550,TY250,XR200/350/250,R75/7,Ft500,RD350,YZ125,KDX175,SP500,K1000rs,DR250,883,S1,ST2,KLX650,KE100,GS1000,Monster,Vstr om1000&650,950adv,625sxc,250SSherpa,530exc,990adv, 690e
Critic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 05:38 PM   #8
Backwaterdogs
Adventurer
 
Backwaterdogs's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2012
Oddometer: 39
There are a 'few' decent roads around peoria, but not much.

I live in the area and have a couple DR 650s that my son and ride. We usually stay west of Peoria as there are some good paved county roads, with some hills and twists, especially over in Knox Co...just gotta find 'em.

We did take a longer trip up north...Someone mentioned savannah, which is great...just north of there is a town called Galena, some pretty good riding around there. and just north of Galena in SW Wisconsion(an easy day's ride) there are tons of fantastic roads everywhere.

As far as bikes, plenty of cruisers around the Peoria...no shortage there...but, my other bike is sport bike and my main daily commuter.

PM me ... I might can show you some roads close to peoria that are great for a dual sport or a cruiser.
Backwaterdogs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 08:09 PM   #9
Spaceman3750
Aggravating as Hell
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: Central IL
Oddometer: 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by dwthump View Post
Grew up a bit north of Peoria but I can report there are tons of great ADV roads in the area. There is also a cool ride from Peoria to Henry along the Illinois river. You can go on forever, river town after river town. Get a KLR and put some knobbies on it and you'll be fine.

Darren

*It's a KLR, I'll catch up*
I was going to recommend that road. I hit part of it last year and had fun, there were several dirt trails heading up the hills that made me wish I was on a KLR.
Spaceman3750 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 08:13 PM   #10
nickgindy
Doing it Wrong
 
nickgindy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Oddometer: 2,385
I have alot of family from Pekin area so I'm tuning in.
__________________

Each and every day is in memory of IMPD Officer Perry Renn. E.O.W July 5, 2014. "I will always get out of my car."
2003 Sv650s; 2012 BMW F650GS; 1999 Suzuki Dr 350se
http://www.youtube.com/fetuss10
nickgindy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013, 12:51 PM   #11
Critic
More or less!
 
Critic's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Location: West of the Illinois, heart of the state!
Oddometer: 1,236
Glenn, Another point about the Counties around Peoria is strip mines. Illinois is full of coal, so it has many years of strip mining in the near past. The result is a lot of lakes, mounds of earth and curving roads, which are former hall roads within the mines.
__________________
It is always something! Rosann Rosanadana!
Moto's: 300xcw,500exc,990Baja
past:BigBear250,T100cs,Savage250s,TS185,DT175,GT550,TY250,XR200/350/250,R75/7,Ft500,RD350,YZ125,KDX175,SP500,K1000rs,DR250,883,S1,ST2,KLX650,KE100,GS1000,Monster,Vstr om1000&650,950adv,625sxc,250SSherpa,530exc,990adv, 690e
Critic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013, 05:11 PM   #12
Feo y Gordo
Now What?
 
Feo y Gordo's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Pansy's Palace, Illinois
Oddometer: 4,836
I moved here (Washington) in November, so I haven't had much riding time to explore. My job takes me to some of the smaller towns from time to time, so I'm scouting that way.

My co-workers are all cruiser riders (except for the one with his own motocross course ).

I'll be putting new coils on the Capo tomorrow, then a chain and it'll be ready to find some gravel roads.

Any pointers would be appreciated.
__________________
______________________
Use tools, don't be one.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=949341
Feo y Gordo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2013, 02:50 PM   #13
Critic
More or less!
 
Critic's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Location: West of the Illinois, heart of the state!
Oddometer: 1,236
Quote:
I'll be putting new coils on the Capo tomorrow, then a chain and it'll be ready to find some gravel roads.
Start by going over to the river on 24, then up 29. There are several roads going up and down the bluffs from Spring Bay all the way to 180. The same is true on the other side of the river. You can go up one and down another with good connecting roads between them. Once spring hits, riders meet at the Shell station next to Jonah's rest. 7:30 ish (7-8). Blast off time is 8 am. Ride for 1 to 2 hours ending at a place to eat. Also, we meet up all winter long at Rendezvous rest. in Creve Coeur between 6 and 8. The food is ordered at 8, usually 6 to 8 guys.
__________________
It is always something! Rosann Rosanadana!
Moto's: 300xcw,500exc,990Baja
past:BigBear250,T100cs,Savage250s,TS185,DT175,GT550,TY250,XR200/350/250,R75/7,Ft500,RD350,YZ125,KDX175,SP500,K1000rs,DR250,883,S1,ST2,KLX650,KE100,GS1000,Monster,Vstr om1000&650,950adv,625sxc,250SSherpa,530exc,990adv, 690e
Critic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2013, 03:54 PM   #14
Feo y Gordo
Now What?
 
Feo y Gordo's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Pansy's Palace, Illinois
Oddometer: 4,836
Quote:
Originally Posted by Critic View Post
Start by going over to the river on 24, then up 29. There are several roads going up and down the bluffs from Spring Bay all the way to 180. The same is true on the other side of the river. You can go up one and down another with good connecting roads between them. Once spring hits, riders meet at the Shell station next to Jonah's rest. 7:30 ish (7-8). Blast off time is 8 am. Ride for 1 to 2 hours ending at a place to eat. Also, we meet up all winter long at Rendezvous rest. in Creve Coeur between 6 and 8. The food is ordered at 8, usually 6 to 8 guys.
Thanks.

It may be couple weeks before I have the time, but you'll see me out. Gotta shake it down before I head back to TX for a couple weeks in April.

__________________
______________________
Use tools, don't be one.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=949341
Feo y Gordo is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 02:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014