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Old 05-17-2010, 07:07 AM   #1
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Calling northern IL ADV riders

My 950 is ready to go but doesn't know where to go. Can you help?

I've primarily been a touring/twisty rider, so I've not looked for DS rides in my area (Sheridan/Sandwich/Somonauk/Plano/Yorkville). Starved Rock SP is about 30 minutes away down IL-71.

I haven't ridden dirt/trails in a few years, so take it easy on me.

I work from home so I can usually get away for a ride most anytime.

I'm online most of the time working so either a post to this thread or a PM will work equally well.

Looking forward to meeting some local inmates and learning about some good rides.
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:42 AM   #2
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Start out by riding some of the tasty gravel roads around you - there's some sweet ones just West of Sheridan. I can get plenty of gravel practice within 5 miles of my home (LaSalle). There's some gravel hills along the rivers. Hunt them out!
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:52 AM   #3
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Start out by riding some of the tasty gravel roads around you - there's some sweet ones just West of Sheridan. I can get plenty of gravel practice within 5 miles of my home (LaSalle). There's some gravel hills along the rivers. Hunt them out!
about how far west of sheridan? I too ride my xr around my area and have found lot of road to explore northwest of aurora.
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:56 AM   #4
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Take N41st road west out of town, gravel starts about 3miles.
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Old 05-17-2010, 09:19 AM   #5
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My 950 is ready to go but doesn't know where to go. Can you help?

I've primarily been a touring/twisty rider, so I've not looked for DS rides in my area (Sheridan/Sandwich/Somonauk/Plano/Yorkville). Starved Rock SP is about 30 minutes away down IL-71.

I haven't ridden dirt/trails in a few years, so take it easy on me.

I work from home so I can usually get away for a ride most anytime.

I'm online most of the time working so either a post to this thread or a PM will work equally well.

Looking forward to meeting some local inmates and learning about some good rides.

Go take a ride over to SHABBONA LAKE, State park and when your leaving the park , you'll be on park road that leads to preserve rd. take that east and after a couple of miles when you come to an intersection just start heading either left or right. that's where I go exploring . hope this helps , also found some roads on gps that looked like only the farmers use once a year, there were gravel roads between corfields on my way back from starved rock. but I didn't mark them on my gps. there may an annoying dog or two chasing you. but on a bike you can tease them and outrun them
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:48 AM   #6
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Take N41st road west out of town, gravel starts about 3miles.
Yep... the best gravel lies to the west and south of there... and the whole area is gravel from Rt's 52 to 23. There is some to the north also. I grew up about 1/2 mile from where 41st dead ends. Funny part is I'm still finding stuff local....
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