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Old 07-20-2013, 12:13 PM   #31
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Old Shawnee Forest roads

Big Dog, you said you used to ride here on the trails long ago. Some of the roads can still be rode on legally, but they are tuff!

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Old 07-20-2013, 01:54 PM   #32
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Big Dog, you said you used to ride here on the trails long ago. Some of the roads can still be rode on legally, but they are tuff!

Dave
Yes---there is some nice stuff down there.

Our dirt bike club started an annual event in about 1972 ??????
We rode the river to river trail from the Ohio river to the Mississippi river over a 2 day ride---------everybody was on 2-strokes and we were all racers.
We did that for 27 years--then it all came to a halt.
But besides that----we were down there all the time riding. Single track back then before they invented the 3-wheeler------------then 4-wheeler.
That was really when it went all to hell.

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Old 07-29-2013, 11:07 AM   #33
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Hey folks.....I'm checkin in, I live halfway between Marion and Harrisburg 4 miles north of rt13, in the big town of Atilla.

I am up for some riding when the farming permits it. 30yr dual sport rider, I now have a Super Sherpa 250.

PM me when your having a GTG and I will sure try to make it.


Like others have said there is a lot of cool things to see in the southern tip of the state, stop at the Ranger station in Vienna and pick up a map of the Shawnee forest for 3 bucks, it has every road including gravel and dirt, for adventures it is a must, I have worn out 3 of them.
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:01 PM   #34
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Shawnee!

1stgenfarmboy,

You live in a cool area, quite scenic and very D/S friendly. I have camped at Garden of the Gods and the lookouts are fantastic. I love the Shawnee, but it's 3 hours away to that side of the forest and tough to explore much without trailering it.

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Old 07-30-2013, 07:50 PM   #35
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A few shots from my Friday Hooky ride... Cloudy and upper 70's what a great day to have been out riding...





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Old 08-01-2013, 08:32 PM   #36
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where is this at, looks like a ride I would like to do.
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Old 08-03-2013, 01:22 PM   #37
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where is this at, looks like a ride I would like to do.
The pics are from Johnson County, It is part of the loop jonny cash and I often ride that takes us through Johnson, Saline, Pope and Massac counties.
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Old 08-10-2013, 04:26 PM   #38
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Some pics from Saline & Pope Co. on today's So. IL. ride....




















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Old 03-10-2014, 05:34 AM   #39
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BigDog and I hauled our 650s to the Texas hill country a couple of weeks ago to explore Big Bend National Park, Presidio, Marfa and the Davis Mountains. We camped and visited some cool historic sites, but I brought the wrong bike, as you will see, because after the easy ranch roads of the hill country we got into some gnarly river crossings and some nasty sand/silt in Big Bend. This is the first chapter, and it will probably take two more chapters to tell the entire story. Sorry, no gnarly trails in this chapter, but stay tuned!

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Old 03-11-2014, 08:37 AM   #40
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BigDog and I hauled our 650s to the Texas hill country a couple of weeks ago to explore Big Bend National Park, Presidio, Marfa and the Davis Mountains. We camped and visited some cool historic sites, but I brought the wrong bike, as you will see, because after the easy ranch roads of the hill country we got into some gnarly river crossings and some nasty sand/silt in Big Bend. This is the first chapter, and it will probably take two more chapters to tell the entire story. Sorry, no gnarly trails in this chapter, but stay tuned!

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Old 03-21-2014, 09:27 AM   #41
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Who is riding today?

It's Friday, I'll be out riding. FS road 402 to Oak rd to Williams Hill to Rahm rd Gap lake then Ozark. Find me along the way.
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:10 AM   #42
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Sunday afternoon ride

Fresh controlled burn area. Quite a difference between the left and right side of trail.



The old Cauble School deep in the woods. One of my riding buds owns a farm near here that has been in his family for 150 years and his Mom went to school in it.

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Old 04-03-2014, 08:23 AM   #43
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Clear creek levee

Took a ride down clear creek levee road to Gale. Two trucks and one mc on the way. Lots of deer. Turtles in the water. Very quiet along the levee, nice ride.
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Old 04-03-2014, 09:11 AM   #44
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OzarkDave you were in my back yard. Give a shout if you head back over and I'll show you around my side of SI.
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Old 04-03-2014, 05:40 PM   #45
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Hey Kanur

Kanur,

Rode with you and Sieg last fall, me on my KLR. I know you like the canoeing sports so I wanted to let you know about my cousin's kid who floated the entire Illinois river last fall on a solo trip. Originally, he was going to New Orleans but started too late in the fall and the weather got bad. He pulled out at the confluence of the Miss. and Mo.

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