Chicago Riders

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I know I can't be the only Chicago rider round here, gotta show those GSAs what for.

Anyway, I'm in Lincoln Park, got a garage and tools and stuff if anyone needs to wrench. Haven't done dirt since my KLR days but I'm looking for some easy fire roads to start.

Also, member of the Chicagoland Dual Sport Riders meetup group, but they seem to do things on Tuesdays.

-Eric
 

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Any easy fire roads in the area that are public, or do i need to head up to cheese land?

Are we doing any tech days in the area? I can host a tech day but my garage is a single car so I only have room for like one more.
 

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Hoffman Estates here. Just bought a nicely equipped used 2014 ES last week. Still getting acclimated and geared up.
 
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Palatine here. New 2014 last year. It has been great. We should get a ride together and go to Lake Geneva or somewhere up that way.
 

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rid34fun said:
Palatine here. New 2014 last year. It has been great. We should get a ride together and go to Lake Geneva or somewhere up that way.
Sounds good, I'm traveling a bit this week but around the end of the month I got some time. I was thinking of joining the Chicago Dualsport Riders for one of their meetups but im a straight up beginner, with only mountain biking under my belt.
 
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Go west!

The other side of I39 to the river (And beyond into IA) has some nice gravel.
Check out that other site (ADV) for details.

- From the land of Cheese!
 

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Thanks for the tips.

I've been busy farkling the FJR so not too much time for dirt roads. Clearly it seems that there isn't much around Chicago, but IA/Carbondale area is a bit too far for a day trip, but WI is a a possibility
 
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Not Chicagoland, but in Southern WI (between Janesville and Madison). It would be great to get a group ride going if folks want to venture a bit north. Going west to Mineral Point and into the driftless region gets you some great back roads and small towns. I'm planning to hit the southern half of the Trans-Wisconsin Adventure Trail (TWAT) in a few weeks with my wife on our 250 dual sports. I'll scout it for consideration for the S10. Rumored to be more road oriented than the northern half of the TWAT, which I've done.

Eville Rich
'16 S10
'15 WR250R
'87 K75S
 
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