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Just checking in from Omaha, NE.
Any other Huskers, Hawks, 'Clones in the group?
 

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I live in Minneapolis right now, but I grew up in Omaha. I'm usually down there a couple times a year to visit family. I'm thinking I won't bring the bike down again though until a get a Corbin. That ride through Iowa just sucked the life out of me!
 

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Can't blame you on that.
I stay out on the edges myself... esp on the bike! 8)
 

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Did a little searching for those of us in Eastern Nebraska & Western Iowa.

This track is located a few miles south of Council Bluffs, Mid America Motorplex.
They have intro to track riding days sporadically through the spring & summer.

http://www.midamericamotorplex.com/2006/rc_riders_club.asp
 

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I'm coming down to Omaha this coming weekend, and I'll be riding my bike around during the day when everyone's at work. Where are all the fun roads at? All the ones that I drove my car on in West O were destroyed and replaced by movie theaters, subdivisions, and Walmarts :'(
 

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I'm coming down to Omaha this coming weekend, and I'll be riding my bike around during the day when everyone's at work. Where are all the fun roads at? All the ones that I drove my car on in West O were destroyed and replaced by movie theaters, subdivisions, and Walmarts :'(
Hmmm... fun roads IN the city? Are you talking 3 am?

Maple street is FULL of traffic lights now. I can't think of any E-West streets that'd be fun.

N-South... 156th North of Maple is nice... get's to countryside fast.
Any of the state roads leading to/from the city seem pretty nice.

Be alert- some city streets can still have sand on the low-side corners (washed out w/ the rain), and there are some enlarged cracks & potholes out there, some w/ broken pavement.

If you're in West-O & want to cruise around a bit, give me a call (I'll PM w/ the #).
 

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Enlarged cracks and potholes? Imagine that! :D At least that means there are some roads that aren't under construction.

I think I'm just going to head west of the city towards Valley and then loop north and figure it out from there. Back in high school I used to cruise Dodge and then head over to 144th between Maple and Center. Maybe I'll check that out at night when everyone else is out.
 

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Apparently there aren't too many of us in this region... who communicate anyway. ;)
 

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I've been on 156th JUST north of dodge... there is a little bit of winding road across that bridge or whatever. That was pretty fun when there wasn't traffic. I'll have to stay on it next time and see where it takes me.

I also like Military Rd from like 108th out West... takes you out to Bennington where you can get on HWY 31 and HWY 36 which are also kind of fun. You can use HWY 36 to loop back around to 72nd, get on Sorensen Pkwy, then back East to Military for a nice short trip. I also know there are some fun roads out towards Ft. Calhoun I've been meaning to revisit since I've gotten the bike (they were fun in my car... should be even more fun on the 500).
 

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My apartments are at 168 & Dodge.
I passed another 500 late last Friday night, westbound on Dodge around 84th. You?
 

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My apartments are at 168 & Dodge.
I passed another 500 late last Friday night, westbound on Dodge around 84th. You?
Hmm... probably not me. I don't remember riding Friday night. Was it yellow? :p
 

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Hmmm, even though it was late & dark, I think the bike was a darker blue color.
It never occurred to me to see that your avatar bike was yellow. ::)
 

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Yo dudes, I just picked up a 2000 EX500 last week. I'm sure I'll be hittin up WeSt O this weekend getting a better feeel for riding. I take my MSF next weekend out in Lincoln, so I've just been riding around trying to stay upright until I get my endorsement. Let me know if any of yall wanna ride...later
 

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Hey ACogen28! Nice to see another EX-500 rider in Omaha. I should be up for riding most any time. Hit me up when you want to go.
 

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I live in Lincoln. Have any of you NE riders heard of StarCityRiders.com? Its a forum for us local riders! So far i am the only 500 and the only cruiser (that will come out and ride with the groups)
 

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Dude I go to unl, I'm down whenever. But I'm currently having some trouble getting the the bike running right. As I accelerate the engine sputters and then will just totally die. But it idle's just fine lol. But when I'm runnin, let's go!
 
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