Question for you Ohio and West Virginia natives

Dave Daniels dwaynedaniels at
Tue May 26 13:42:23 PDT 2009

Mt. Vernon area is where my parents grew up. I grew up in Northern Ill. in Joliet. Motorcycle riding is even less impressive up there. Just ask Mr. Beard. It can get somewhat hilly in the northwestern area of the state though. But I will say that there can be an impressive amount of game for hunting in S. Ill.

--- On Tue, 5/26/09, The Masons <masonjs at> wrote:

From: The Masons <masonjs at>
Subject: Re: Question for you Ohio and West Virginia natives
To: "Dave Daniels" <dwaynedaniels at>, "schnowz" <schnowz at>
Cc: gpzlist at
Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 2:37 PM

But, I'm not. I'm from Illinois

I bin there --twice.  Should have stuck with once--came in from KY over the Ohio River down by Cairo over the Mississippi into MO.  I don't think I shifted gears in Illinois just seemed to be a place to buy cigarettes, booze and fireworks. Total duration maybe 5 minutes.
The 2nd venture was 5 days later when I left Hot Springs Arkansas with the Frenchman navgating.  We were a stones throw from the Texas border when we reversed course.
Came into Il on I-57 got fuel and dropped off the Frenchman at Mount Vernon and left via I-70.  It was unimpressive as motorcycle country (like southwestern Ontario), but it did have a lot of excellent farm land , dead deer and cops.  I do remember the Frenchman letting me slide into the lead (radar blocker) as we entered the state.
Shoulda rode Hwy 64 through TN with Earl.


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