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Old 04-06-2007, 10:32 PM   #31
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K1200RS, R1150R, '07 KLX250, Flint Hills riding anytime, maybe organize a D/S Gypsum Hills ride? 1&1/2 hour SW of Wichita.

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I'm in. KC area here, but heading out there is what i want to do anyway. Will a big strom do on those roads? When and where?






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Old 04-06-2007, 11:42 PM   #32
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Old 04-06-2007, 11:58 PM   #33
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Old 04-07-2007, 10:20 AM   #34
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I've talked off and on for awhile about doing a ride down at Medicine Lodge. It's a town right on the edge of the Gypsum Hills, pop. about 2500. Usually full during the Peace Treaty Festival, in September, and real popular during deer hunting season. I'd like to do something down there in May, or early June, before it gets really really hot, anyway, because it's as you can tell, a semi-arid desert like place...those are Red cedars you see.

I'm not thinking a Rally or nothin'. Just a few riders, get down there Friday night, take a few rooms at the motel, there's 2 to choose from, ride dawn to dusk Saturday, head home Sunday after maybe a couple hour ride..think about it anyway, let's see what we can put together.
Big trailies could handle nearly everything I should think..there's some pretty dusty roads, but none of this could be considered true off road.

Sorry about the hijack, but everyone is already gathering up here..
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Old 04-07-2007, 10:41 AM   #35
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Every Saturday at the corner of Union Ave and Mulberry in the west bottoms of KC MO. Gravel Travel Motor Garage b e there! Rental Space to work on bikes and other adventure-type vehicles. Tools and expertise provided.
I braved the 25* cold this morning and rode my CB750 over to Overlander's place for that free coffee.
It seems that he is missing in action. The guys next door said he was not there and that they have not seen him in weeks so, I didnt get my free coffee.

It was a pretty nice ride into KansasCity though with lots of sunshine and not to much traffic. While trying to get around in the west bottoms I kind of felt like a mouse in a maze. Its quite a challenge to ride around down there with the maze of one way streets and road construction.

Im not going to let you off that easily though Overlander, I'll stop back by some other time.
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Old 04-07-2007, 12:02 PM   #36
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Say it ain't so! Overlander mia?


He has a lot of irons in the fire and sometimes forgets about stuff.
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Old 04-07-2007, 03:22 PM   #37
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Okay, new to site. Ride a 04 Triumph Tiger. Been on several rides to KC,MO
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Old 04-07-2007, 03:57 PM   #38
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Free Coffee I braved the 25* cold ...
I rode to Tulsa yesterday (Friday) for the Easter weekend with in-laws. Left KC and the gauge read 30 degrees and when I got there it was 41. Never ridden in that cold temperature, nor for that long - 240 miles.

25 degrees! Deadly, you are tougher than me. Ride on!
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Old 04-07-2007, 03:58 PM   #39
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Okay, new to site. Ride a 04 Triumph Tiger. Been on several rides to KC,MO
You're on the list, even though you're in Illinois. Figure "tiger" in tiger4me is a MU reference.
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Old 04-07-2007, 04:00 PM   #40
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I've talked off and on for awhile about doing a ride down at Medicine Lodge. It's a town right on the edge of the Gypsum Hills, pop. about 2500...
Sorry about the hijack, but everyone is already gathering up here..
Luv to do a ride in the Gypsum Hills. Katbeanz and I did some riding in the Alma area about a year ago, and I've done the Cassoday area. Fun stuff!

Enough of my hijaks. Back to the topic.
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Old 04-07-2007, 05:14 PM   #41
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I have family in Cameron,Mo. So, its not that far for a ride.
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Old 04-07-2007, 08:11 PM   #42
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...25 degrees! Deadly, you are tougher than me. Ride on!

I cant agree with you on that one because I cheated. I sat behind a huge windshield with heated grips and a heated vest.
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Old 04-07-2007, 09:27 PM   #43
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Say it ain't so! Overlander mia?


He has a lot of irons in the fire and sometimes forgets about stuff.

I saw him Monday night at the auction...and he drove the cage!!!
No MIA on this end. I can't account for the forgetfulness though!
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Old 04-07-2007, 09:34 PM   #44
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I cant agree with you on that one because I cheated. I sat behind a huge windshield with heated grips and a heated vest.
I've got a laminar lip for the FJR, but the directions say "apply when temperatures are 70 degrees or warmer, so the glue will set up". So, the lip is in a box, and the wind shield is 3" too low for my height.

Also, Yamaha only makes a heated grip kit for the auto shift (sucks) and not the standard.

Honestly, only the toes on my right foot and my right fingers hurt. Heat from the motor seems to come off the left side. The right hand numbness I attribute to no cruise control and having the extra bit of weight on the throttle hand. Belstaff makes some pretty nice cold weather gear, IMHO.

No heated vest, but I'm a buyer next fall when the weather turns cold again.
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Old 04-08-2007, 07:09 AM   #45
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klr 650 - 2007 Wamego Ks- 50 miles so far, all dirt. After easter weekend, should have a couple hundred more, all dirt.

Very interested in gpsum hill trip.
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