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Old 07-10-2013, 01:50 AM   #2416
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Love me some giant city lodge, that was my pre/post hike meal when I did 50-some miles on the river to river trail last October. Pretty great beer selection if I remember correctly, too.

We have the maps for the River to River Trail. Never got around to hiking it.
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:03 AM   #2417
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Ferry?

The last I'd heard was that the Modoc/Ste Gen ferry wasn't running since the owner retired or some such thing. Is it running again? It's a favorite run for many, especially the run to Crown Valley microbrewery outside Ste Gen.

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Old 07-10-2013, 02:02 PM   #2418
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Last year when it was down because of low water the pilot retired and the deck hand got a different job. But after a long search they have found new workers that will work 361 days a year 12 hours a day and it's running again.
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:05 PM   #2419
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We have the maps for the River to River Trail. Never got around to hiking it.

I recommend it. Just bring plenty of water to guard against the water sources on the trail being dry or you'll be filtering scummy pond water with a deer skeleton in it because the closest water was 7 miles away... Not that I know anything about that.
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:09 PM   #2420
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In preparation for the Fox Valley Offroad Overnighter this weekend, I decided I needed better storage on the bike.


Behold, my abomination:






These things are huge, came off an early 80's honda cruiser that a friend bought. He didn't want them, so for the low, low price of free these got slapped on my bike. Only needed to bend the mounts to clear the oil tank and exhaust and add some spacers. Gotta add some quick disconnects for the turn signals (had to extend the wiring) so that I can just pop the whole thing off (4 bolts) when I hit the trail.

It ain't pretty but dogonnit it's functional hah.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:48 PM   #2421
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Xt600

Gamequeazy,

I like your XT600, Yamaha got it right back then. I would like to see the 650 Tenere in the states eventually. I did notice from your picture the deadly kick starter. Hopefully it has electric start. My XT500 blasted my calf, "kicking back", many times even using the decompression lever. It was worse in hot weather...

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Old 07-10-2013, 07:54 PM   #2422
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Rode the modoc ferry the past weekend. Lot of dried mud on roads leading to and from.
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:57 PM   #2423
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Gamequeazy,

I like your XT600, Yamaha got it right back then. I would like to see the 650 Tenere in the states eventually. I did notice from your picture the deadly kick starter. Hopefully it has electric start. My XT500 blasted my calf, "kicking back", many times even using the decompression lever. It was worse in hot weather...

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The tenere's sure are neat. I like the look of the 80s 600 teneres a lot, even have one as my desktop wallpaper hah.

This old girl is kickstart only. I do wish for an e-start after dumping and flooding it, but otherwise it has yet to do any serious harm kicking back. 1st or 2nd kick, every time!
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:48 PM   #2424
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Unfortunately, my job situation has caused me to temporarily relocate to Peoria Heights, IL from the So Cal coast...

Anyway, I'm here now for the time being and am always looking for rides to go on. Are there any central Illinois weekend rides, meet-ups, coffee/tea rides, lunch rides, rides for the ride of it... whatever! I currently have a 650 dual sport, an 1100 street bike, and a 1200 dual sport. I have most rides covered, provided it is not gnarly off-road stuff. I'm more of a fire road / groomed jeep trail rider when it comes to off-road.

Hope to see you adv'rs out there riding...
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:58 PM   #2425
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Question Vaguely familiar....

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Just curious, where was this taken? Seems I recall seeing someplace like that but drawing a blank as to where it was. Looked like a good ride.
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:11 PM   #2426
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Just curious, where was this taken? Seems I recall seeing someplace like that but drawing a blank as to where it was. Looked like a good ride.
Stay safe man....
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That's Hanover, IL. But that's really far north for Bill. I've you've ever skied Chustnut, you've probably driven that corner. On IL-84.
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:24 AM   #2427
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Unfortunately, my job situation has caused me to temporarily relocate to Peoria Heights, IL from the So Cal coast...
Hey, stop by to meet the group. Every Thursday morning, we meet for breakfast at the SILVER DOLLAR BAR in Peoria Heights. Next Thursday may be a little light, guys going to vintage days. But there should be a few of us. 7ish on and done by 9ish Just ask Carla for Dale and the moto guys
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Old 07-14-2013, 12:19 PM   #2428
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That's Hanover, IL. But that's really far north for Bill. I've you've ever skied Chustnut, you've probably driven that corner. On IL-84.
I graduated from this town. Will be passing thru it in two weeks with BBF on the way home from spring creek national.
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:02 PM   #2429
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I graduated from this town. Will be passing thru it in two weeks with BBF on the way home from spring creek national.
Did someone mention Big Bore?

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Old 07-14-2013, 06:10 PM   #2430
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Hey, stop by to meet the group. Every Thursday morning, we meet for breakfast at the SILVER DOLLAR BAR in Peoria Heights. Next Thursday may be a little light, guys going to vintage days. But there should be a few of us. 7ish on and done by 9ish Just ask Carla for Dale and the moto guys

I used to live a few blocks from the Silver Dollar. I'd stop by but #1 , I work nights and don't get up that early and #2 I think I am still banned for life for throwing a friend of the owners thru the front door ( The door was closed at the time but He had it coming)
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