Down there by Numa/Seymour area. Such towns in Southern Iowa that have old buildings and a boarded up Main St that speak to what once was. It’s fascinating to imagine what these towns were like in the former rail road days when they were bustling with business. Nice ride.
Nice plate idea probably helps to keep the soft bags firmed up. How do you like the Nelson Rigg soft bags? Are they holding up, decent to work with, and stable in the wind. I'm leaning toward those as the best inexpensive option that I've searched.
Changed spark plugs and air filter on my 2015 S Tenere with 20K mi. First time doing plugs for this novice mechanic; anxiety wore off after getting the easy plug out. (Credit Bill Pacheco YouTube vid assist) Took it for a ride and runs great.
Rode upper loop of Great River Gravel Ride on the Trans Wisconsin Adv Trail web. Sights included beautiful wooded back country with fall colors, historic old dairy farms, and log cabins. Camped beside the Kickapoo River.
Saturday I rode down and did some of the trails in a loop starting on Billy Creek at Novinger. Due to the rain/snow causing sticky wet clay/dirt, I turned around as the gravel ended on the trails, which was often. But I can see the fun when passable. Beautiful cow-calf country.
You two and your Kirksville area pics are prompting me to ADV a little further south. Last weekend I went to Des Moines River road near Douds/Keosauqua but not as cool as south of the border. Do you use a paper map source, GPS, or just ride and see where the road goes? I’m the latter but use my...