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If you are "centrally" located, this is your hangout!
 

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Greetings From Illinios

:Dhello,i'm mike and live in illinios,i have a gl 1100 w/53,000 like the bike very much and have had no problems with it,but i did test ride a 1800.that was a mistake(in a good way)because now of course i want one.maybe next year:) WE'LL SEE:D
 

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Checking in from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
Originally from Chicago & NO I DON'T GET INTO FOOTBALL!
Have been a biker since I was 15 years old. I am now 55 years old.
Married 27 looooong years to a lady that has a halo around her head for putting up with me this long!
Currently driving a 1990 GL 1500 Wineberry & I do have a trailer but it is in need of a paint job again.
I am currently involved with GWRRA WI-A out of Janesville/Beloit. Fantastic Chapter Director & a really fun group of people.
Can be contacted at: dennis (at) mia (dot) net
 

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hey, Mike what part of IL. are you from ? I live in the big city of Westville which is 5 miles south of Danville on Route 1 just wondering
 

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Greetings from MidMo, near Columbia. Have been riding an '08 GW 1800 since Sept this year, like it a lot--from a former Ultra owner. Here we never really put our bikes up for the winter, we are a border state, just like in the Civil War, so we usually don't get hardcore winter weather that hangs on, allowing some short winter rides.
 

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I am in the central but waaaaay south, just 80 north of the gulf. Come on down, we ride all year.
 

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Yep, I am in central time zone. By about 1/4 mile. Exit 36 on I 70. Actually I have to live in both central and mountain zones. I grew up around here but Jeanne gets all confused. Let me know if you are headed by this way and we can meet for coffee.
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Hi,

You folks in the mid-South and South enjoy your riding and please share your trip photos/videos with us, so we can ride vicariously!

I'm a former North Carolinian and remember winter riding very well, clear down to Key West and over to New Orleans. Just don't have it anymore, but still have a good 9 months per year to ride, and winter is fix-up/improvement time (in other words: Time to spend some money and turn some wrenches!) I'm tweeking up a 1986 Goldwing Aspencade for a spring ride right now.

Y'all ride safe and happy! Hope to meet many of you on the road.

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Hi,

You folks in the mid-South and South enjoy your riding and please share your trip photos/videos with us, so we can ride vicariously!
Tatanka
Ask and ye shall receive:

Well the weather was promising so my son and I decided to go camping for a few nights. We loaded up the bikes and my trailer "Gort" and headed for Inks Lake State Park just west of Burnet, TX. Our plan was to stay 2 nights but we decided to make it 3 nights and just have fun. There were only a few people there when we arrived on Wednesday and we had our choice of spots. Cost for the camp site was $20 per night with water but no electric. Since "Gort" is solar powered, we were happy with the arrangement. Sitting up camp the wind was crisp and blowing out of the NW. Temps were in the 50's but nightfall brought a chill as the temps dropped to the lower 20's. We had brought some good food so we ate steaks and baked potatoes and grilled onions cooked over an open fire. We fished all 3 days but caught really nothing but we didn't care anyway. We just wanted to enjoy the out doors and be away from cell phones, computers and the everyday grind of life. The trailer powered us all the time we were there with both AC and DC and we encountered no problems in that area.

Nights were filled with the barks and yelps of at least 3 packs of Coyotes that were around and obviously they fed on the local critters. We were visited by squirrels, armadillos, deer and at one point Thursday night we heard what we believe to be a bob cat which was right by the bikes. We saw every type bird imaginable and I spent some time photographing them at rest and in flight. We sat around the camp fire at night and told jokes, lies and imagined all sorts of things. By the light of the camp fire we became rich, we traveled all over America, we had every thing our minds could conjure up. There were no limits to where we went and when we went and with whom we went. It was "freedom of the mind" and most enjoyable. We fished but caught nothing but we didn't care cause it just wasn't important. In fact, nothing was important except to enjoy the moment that we were in and wait for the next surprise. Isn't that what camping is all about anyway?

Isaac had his Hennesy Hammock and I had my brand new cot tent from Cabella's. (Thanks Larry for the idea) We had Peanut our loyal and vicious watch dog who aggressively defended both our lives and our honors against the marauding, villainous armadillos that kept invading our camp site. So, days in the 50's and nights in the 20's passed in the blink of an eye. We packed up and left on New Years Eve and returned to the real world. Our adventure in time and space had come to an end but we can always say that for 3 nights the better part of 4 days we escaped into a time zone that is way more exciting and memorable than the one we live in most of the time. We met some nice people and I am posting a picture of my son Isaac and a fellow who was in the camp site next to us. I am eager to see if anybody recognizes who he is. The mysterious person is the one on the left. If you can identify him, please post the name. I am especially wanting to know if any of you guys way up north can figger out who he is....Especially since you made a point some months ago about really being into this sort of thing.

So, here are some of the shots I took and since I can only post 5, I will put a few more in another post. Go camping and you'll never know who you might meet.... :)
 

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Very nice, DreamWeaver! Thanks for sharing!
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Well now. Let's say that I already posted my answer on your Mystery Man thread. So since that one was my 1st response I'll just put his initials here. T.M. Oh and his wife's initials also, although she seldoms uses both. J.K.:cool:

Cool Stuff.
 

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Well now. Let's say that I already posted my answer on your Mystery Man thread. So since that one was my 1st response I'll just put his initials here. T.M. Oh and his wife's initials also, although she seldoms uses both. J.K.:cool:

Cool Stuff.
And the winna is?????? Fossman....:)
 

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About 35 miles WEST of Chicago, hence the name: West Chicago. Always up for a ride, so if you are in IL north of I-80 (or not) riding season is almost here so let's plan a ride, preferably west of route 47. (that's gets us out into "corn country" and off busy highways.)
 

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If you are "centrally" located, this is your hangout!
"centrally located" should not be confused with balanced.
 

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About 35 miles WEST of Chicago, hence the name: West Chicago. Always up for a ride, so if you are in IL north of I-80 (or not) riding season is almost here so let's plan a ride, preferably west of route 47. (that's gets us out into "corn country" and off busy highways.)

You must be talking about me. I live within eyesight of Rt. 80, on the north side, and a mile from Rt. 47, on the west side. My days off rotate, so I have week days and weekends off. I'm always up for a ride, especially west, but I never rule out east, north, or south. My wife plays passengers sometimes, but not always. Give me a heads up when you're ready to ride.
 

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Checking in from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
Originally from Chicago & NO I DON'T GET INTO FOOTBALL!
Have been a biker since I was 15 years old. I am now 55 years old.
Married 27 looooong years to a lady that has a halo around her head for putting up with me this long!
Currently driving a 1990 GL 1500 Wineberry & I do have a trailer but it is in need of a paint job again.
I am currently involved with GWRRA WI-A out of Janesville/Beloit. Fantastic Chapter Director & a really fun group of people.
Can be contacted at: dennis (at) mia (dot) net
Hello snowhawk i am only a few miles from you wife and i are in elkhorn wis.:Wave:
 

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From Washington, IL here. Not much riding this winter, first too salty, then too wet, then the bike had a brake problem and when I got it back, it became snowy and wet again. I don't mind cold, but prefer the roads to be clear of salt and icy patches, and dry too in the cold!

Other than that I will ride anytime (except for tornados, earthquakes, high wind....) So here in IL I get about 4 days a year! :icon_eek:
 

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Joining from Algonquin, IL which is between Chicago and Rockford just north of 90. New to the Goldwing community as I just purchased but not picked up a 1987 Aspencade. It has some mileage but is in great condition and has been well taken care of.

Trying to see if I like comfort riding.....
 
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