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Great weekend in Southern Illinois! 18 Aug 2008 17:32 #232759

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Got to ride with Madkaw1200 and Jeff (don't know if he's a KZrider member or not), Jeff's brother (on a GS1000), and another guy that I forgot his name (on one of them Kaw 650cc dual purpose bikes). Didn't get any pictures of the beautiful scenery though.
First pic is our bikes waiting to get on the Brussels ferry with Jeffs killer 900 in the foreground:
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Great weekend in Southern Illinois! 18 Aug 2008 17:37 #232761

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This is Madkaw1200's greeny meanie in the backgropund with my black stocker to the right:
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Great weekend in Southern Illinois! 18 Aug 2008 17:40 #232762

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Slow boatin across the illinois river:
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Great weekend in Southern Illinois! 18 Aug 2008 17:42 #232764

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MadKaw1200 waiting impatiently:
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Great weekend in Southern Illinois! 18 Aug 2008 17:45 #232766

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We stopped at a river side dive bar and drank some sodas.
This is Jeff tryin out Madkaw's bike:
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Great weekend in Southern Illinois! 18 Aug 2008 17:47 #232767

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Then we stopped in Kampsville and ate:

Had a great ride. Weather couldn't have been any better.
Looking forward to doing that again! Nothin like rolling through small towns and sounding like a bunch of pissed off hornets and seeing all the Harley guys checking out our bikes! When we crossed back over on the Kampsville ferry, the boat captain said on his PA system, "Finally! Some REAL bikes!"
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Great weekend in Southern Illinois! 18 Aug 2008 19:18 #232796

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That sounds like a great ride. I sure miss riding in Southern IN. Up here around Galesburg isn't as scenic.

Is the ferry a permanent thing, or did a bridge on 108 get washed out in the floods?

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Great weekend in Southern Illinois! 18 Aug 2008 22:06 #232826

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Sounds like you guys had a good time. Southern Illinois is a pretty good place to ride. I'm in Mt. Vernon. It's about 1 hour east of St. Louis.
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Great weekend in Southern Illinois! 20 Aug 2008 02:49 #233046

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Macattak, the ferries here are all permanent. They go year round, cept for floods or if the river is frozen over. And yeah, next time I'll try to get some pics of the scenery around here.
Fordtruck, you're close enough to come here for a ride with us sometime. The more KZ's the better! Come on down!

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Great weekend in Southern Illinois! 20 Aug 2008 04:06 #233047

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I live 100 miles from Marion,Il.

The weather has been nice for riding.

I live 30 minutes from Kentucky Lake. There is some nice rides in the whole quad state area.
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Great weekend in Southern Illinois! 20 Aug 2008 07:53 #233074

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I,m about 90 miles north of St. Louis on the Missouri side. Anyone ever run highway 79 between St. Louis and Hannibal Missouri? Also known as the great river road Awsome scenery, hills, some twisty roads and pulloff scenic views. Would make for some great riding
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Great weekend in Southern Illinois! 20 Aug 2008 07:59 #233076

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Thanks for sharing the photos...looks like fun!:)
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