Illinois Holiday Visit

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Tomcatfixer
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Illinois Holiday Visit

Postby Tomcatfixer » Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:29 pm

Not really an organized RIDE, so much as an invitation: I plan to trailer my cT to southern Illinois for the holidays and intend to devote a day to riding and meeting anyone in the area that would like to meet up for some three-wheeled camaraderie. I should be there for about nine days from Christmas through New Year's Day. If interested, post below or PM me for my 'phone number.
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- Chad

Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

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2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 1999 Ural Tourist "Desert DisGrace: the Iron (Oxide) Curtain", 1994 Honda VFR750F, 1986 Yamaha FZX700S Fazer

Previous rides:
2007 Honda VTR1000 FireStorm (Super Hawk in U.S.)
2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
1993 Honda CBR600F2 - -1984 Yamaha FJ1100
1986 Yamaha FZX700S (a different one than above)

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Re: Illinois Holiday Visit

Postby mattzahr » Sun Nov 06, 2016 5:17 pm

PM sent
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Re: Illinois Holiday Visit

Postby Burt1713 » Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:37 pm

PM sent.
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Re: Illinois Holiday Visit

Postby Tomcatfixer » Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:35 pm

While waiting to rendezvous with some local riders, I headed to Chester, Illinois for a few photo opportunities.
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- Chad

Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

Current rides:
2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 1999 Ural Tourist "Desert DisGrace: the Iron (Oxide) Curtain", 1994 Honda VFR750F, 1986 Yamaha FZX700S Fazer

Previous rides:
2007 Honda VTR1000 FireStorm (Super Hawk in U.S.)
2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
1993 Honda CBR600F2 - -1984 Yamaha FJ1100
1986 Yamaha FZX700S (a different one than above)

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Re: Illinois Holiday Visit

Postby Tomcatfixer » Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:16 am

Was able to meet up with Burt1713 at Moto Italia in Edwardsville, IL today.
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Had a great discussion about bikes -n- things with him and shop owner Vernon.

Lunch was at the North Main Diner. Tasty.
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We had a nice time.
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- Chad

Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

Current rides:
2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 1999 Ural Tourist "Desert DisGrace: the Iron (Oxide) Curtain", 1994 Honda VFR750F, 1986 Yamaha FZX700S Fazer

Previous rides:
2007 Honda VTR1000 FireStorm (Super Hawk in U.S.)
2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
1993 Honda CBR600F2 - -1984 Yamaha FJ1100
1986 Yamaha FZX700S (a different one than above)

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Re: Illinois Holiday Visit

Postby cheeseheadmike » Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:03 am

Looks like you had a good time.

My vacation time between the holidays was 'postponed', otherwise I'd have made an effort to be there.
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Re: Illinois Holiday Visit

Postby Tomcatfixer » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:57 am

I'm trailering the Mobile Chernobyl back to Illinois from 1 through 6 July, if anyone would like to attempt to meet.
- Chad

Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

Current rides:
2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 1999 Ural Tourist "Desert DisGrace: the Iron (Oxide) Curtain", 1994 Honda VFR750F, 1986 Yamaha FZX700S Fazer

Previous rides:
2007 Honda VTR1000 FireStorm (Super Hawk in U.S.)
2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
1993 Honda CBR600F2 - -1984 Yamaha FJ1100
1986 Yamaha FZX700S (a different one than above)

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Re: Illinois Holiday Visit

Postby brianural » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:19 am

Used to be my old stomping grounds (1991-2014). Visited Popeye's statue many times, rode past prison to follow river road along the Mississippi. Since you are heading there in warmer weather, suggest you stop by Lisa's market Grille in Prairie Du Rocher. Good food and typical biker stop. The real reason for sending you to this area is a chance to feel gods air conditioning. Heading out of Prairie Du Rocher, take Bluff road, there's a series of mine shaft openings that face the road, you'll feel them..air is 20-40 degrees cooler as you ride past
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Re: Illinois Holiday Visit

Postby mattzahr » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:53 am

Chad - will PM
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Re: Illinois Holiday Visit

Postby brianural » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:40 pm

WARNING - Bluff road mine entrances, ones an active mine, easy to figure out which one, there are a few others, one that is accessible to ride right up to (coming from Lisa's, the first mine entrance on right), but I do not recommend that for 2 reasons: 1) flat tires from glass and other junk inconsiderate idiots leave there and 2) falling rock off the bluff. We've always pulled off there, but kept bikes back 20-30 feet.
2011 HD RGU
2003 Honda VTX1800 - sold
2005 Honda VTX1300 - sold
Bunch of other metric bikes for last 45 years
"1966 titled" Dnepr MT-11 (reality is a 80-90's)
1956 IMZ M72 (bought in pieces, oh crap what have I done) Hope to have on road in 2018


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