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Bubba's Oct. 18th Shut-Ins ride

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Ride Stats:

  • Distance: 325 miles / 523.0 km
  • Ride Time: 1 day
  • Approximate Fuel Costs: $24.70
  • States Visited: Illinois, Missouri
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What changes happened as a result of the inland tsunami? Asuitable goal!To avoid backtracking, I crossed the bridge into Missouri at Chester, Il. and returned by ferry at Ste. Genevieve, Mo. Total miles = 342


This is a motorcycle ride in the states Illinois, Missouri. This motorcycle route has 5 scenery characteristics and other road conditions to help you plan your road trip. This motorcycle map was created by mtnair03 in October. Click here to see other Motorcycle Roads by mtnair03

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  • Motorcycle Ride Picture 4 for Bubba's Oct. 18th Shut-Ins ride
  • Motorcycle Ride Picture 5 for Bubba's Oct. 18th Shut-Ins ride

Ride Scenery:

ParksFall ColorsForestRuralRiver

Best Time to Go

Spring, Summer, Fall

Road Characteristics:

Sweeping Curves RoadRolling HillsLight TrafficAverageAdequate Gas StationsRare

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