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Old 06-04-2013, 01:09 AM   #1
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Guzzi's in central Iowa?

I'm really just dreaming a bit, not a wtb ad here. But I'd like to check out a guzzi locally some time, mainly interested in a California of some sort(modern, late 90's up to the the cali vintage). Still be up to check out others, you just don't seem to ever see one.....

Someday I might consider buying one of these oddities, but I'm more than likely going to have to travel to even look at one so I thought what the hell....why not ask if anyone has one on here I could maybe do a sit test on? Test ride would be fantastic, but I also understand if that's something an owner wouldn't be comfortable with. I could probably come up with something to swap with if we were to explore that option though.

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Old 06-04-2013, 06:18 AM   #2
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Iowa Guzzi rally every summer in Elkader. Don't remember the dates.
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:56 AM   #3
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July 12-13 in Elkader....time for mapquest. Thanks!
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:11 AM   #4
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I'll be there with a different V-twin; a great rally, hope to see you there!
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:39 PM   #5
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This is the only Iowa thread I've seen, so I'll ask this here. We are going from WI to Rocky Mountain National Park via Iowa and NE. We are stopping in Fremont, NE on the first night. What is US 30 like between Cedar Rapids and NE? I would rather ride US 30 than I 80, but time is a consideration. Thanks!
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:40 AM   #6
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They are both boring. I'd rather go 80 and save the time for something more interesting.
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:12 AM   #7
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30 is pretty flat and boring until you get to Belle Plaine, then there's some hills until you get through Tama. then it flattens out again. most of that stretch is 2-lane 55 mph limit too. At Tama it turns into 4-lane divided until you get somewhere past Boone. You could do the old Lincoln Highway if you wanted to see some small towns along the way since it was the predecessor to the current US-30.

on topic: There really isn't much Guzzi presence in central Iowa. I always see a bunch around NE Iowa (Dubuque/Guttenburg) whenever I get out that way though. I think mostly they are from around Madison, since that's where the closest dealer is.

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Old 07-22-2013, 07:17 PM   #8
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I drove that stretch of Hwy 30 again today. Yep, still boring. And you better have a lot of time, if you want to find what's left of the Lincoln Highway. There are a few old bridges that commemorate it.
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