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  1. Thanks for the info everyone. This gives me some...

    Thanks for the info everyone.
    This gives me some routes and areas to start planning on riding through.
  2. Route to St. Paul MOA rally along Mississippi river area from ILL.

    What would be a scenic route from Savanna IL to St Paul this summer?
    The east side of river looks like it follows closer to the river. Are there other routes that would be better?
    Is there some...
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    43543 The license plate on by car.

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    The license plate on by car.
  4. Thread: Winter

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    Beemerdons: Have mercy. Someone has to stay...

    Beemerdons:

    Have mercy. Someone has to stay back here in the midwest and do whatever we do.

    The wind chill has been below zero several days here in Illinois.
    I have forgotten what a...
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    Well said. Thank you.

    Well said.

    Thank you.
  6. Thread: Winter

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    After seeing the posts of our comrades from AZ,...

    After seeing the posts of our comrades from AZ, TX and other places warm, we will have to urge our moderators to keep them from teasing us midwesterners.

    New rule------One must have their bike in...
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    Loved his music. It meant a lot to me after...

    Loved his music. It meant a lot to me after returning home from Vietnam.
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    He will be missed. His work in "Capote",...

    He will be missed. His work in "Capote", "Savages", "The Quartet" and many more was some of the best acting there is IMHO.
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    Poll: Happy Holidays fellow vets

    Lovely firebase Rakkasan in the Ashau valley of Viet Nam December 1969. On a clear day you could see Hamburger Hill.
    I was in the 101st Army Div. 2/319th artillery.
    We spent Christmas Day filling...
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    We had 7 inches of snow last week which gave us...

    We had 7 inches of snow last week which gave us some of the best cross-country skiing and snow shoeing we have had for several years.
    It was great to get out and enjoy it.
    Hated to see it melt...
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    If there is a nice restored motel on the route,...

    If there is a nice restored motel on the route, It can be fun to stay there.
    The EZ guide book will give you a good idea as to the condition of the place.

    At one motel I met two groups on Harleys...
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    [QUOTE=patiodadio;908876]Are there any GPS tracks...

    [QUOTE=patiodadio;908876]Are there any GPS tracks for old 66 ?

    I think there is one out there, but I gave up on it because I only have a Zumo 220 and it was not "worthy".
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    After buying several guide books, I found the...

    After buying several guide books, I found the best one to be EZ66 Guide. It has easy to follow maps and places of interest.
    It even includes some places to eat and stay.

    ...
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    Poll: Honoring veterans in Bloomington IL ceremony. No...

    Honoring veterans in Bloomington IL ceremony. No one loves peace more than us veterans.
    I was with the 101 st artillery in Viet Nam in 1969 and 1970.
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    Riding route 66 in Missouri is even more fun that...

    Riding route 66 in Missouri is even more fun that IL. MO has hills and trees and lots of old route 66 motels restaurants and places to buy moccasins.
    I stayed in two great of old restored motels...
  16. Thread: Falling Leaf

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    Several of us from Bloomington, IL will be there....

    Several of us from Bloomington, IL will be there. I am headed that way today to explore areas of Mo. especially the old route 66. There are old mom and pop motels, restaurants and great roads along...
  17. 41659 Rotting boats north of Peoria, I'll.

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    Rotting boats north of Peoria, I'll.
  18. Old river boat at Bath, I'll. 41658

    Old river boat at Bath, I'll.
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    oops== I mean the SOUTH side of the museum.

    oops== I mean the SOUTH side of the museum.
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    There is a great photo op at the Route 66 museum...

    There is a great photo op at the Route 66 museum in Pontiac.
    This is in the parking lot at the north side of the museum.
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    Yes--you can arrive Friday and set up camp. We...

    Yes--you can arrive Friday and set up camp.
    We will have firewood available in case you need it.
    There is a good Mexican restaurant about a 1/2 mile from the park and in Downtown Pontiac there is...
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    Route 66 riding

    Living on route 66 in Bloomigton, IL. you have lots of chances to follow the old route and see some of the old remnants of the road and buildings. (I rode the entire old route from St. Louis to...
  23. For us flatlanders from ILL it is a treat to ride...

    For us flatlanders from ILL it is a treat to ride in SW Wisc. I could not get enough of the scenery and the fun roads.

    On the way up from Bloomington, the Mississippi river provides some fun...
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    Poll: Got a '57 in 1962. It's quality was great...

    Got a '57 in 1962. It's quality was great compared to Detroit. It was fun to drive and got great mileage.
    Too bad it lost compression on one cylinder and I could not afford to fix it.
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    Here is Pontiac's visitor website. ...

    Here is Pontiac's visitor website.

    http://www.pontiac.org/index.aspx?NID=9

    The route 66 museum is a great place to take a picture of your bike under the big route 66 sign.
    Their courthouse is...
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