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Old 06-01-2012, 11:05 AM   #1
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Southern Wisconsin Guided Trail Rides

Had a flyer put under my windshield while at Leaf River for this. Has anyone been on it? Is it any good?
The first one is tommorow Sat. June 2nd near Hill Point.
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:37 AM   #2
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No, it's your job to go and report back to us.
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:42 PM   #3
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There was a mention of this on another thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=738095
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:23 PM   #4
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Thanks for the link Monty_Burns...
Guess I’ll have to check it out to satisfy my and 2whlrcr’s curiosity.
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:44 AM   #5
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Romatsu, were you able to attend? I went to the one near Madison last fall and thought it was a blast. There are so few opportunities for off-roading in the southern part of the state so I think this is a great chance to ride without driving hundreds of miles north. Looking forward to your report.
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:40 PM   #6
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Yep, I did make it. Had a great time.

This ride is open to all, meaning ATV (guess about 40 of them), UTV (1), and bikes (bout 20)
No tags or plates required.

This is for the Hill Point outing, don't know how the Cross Plains is.
The terrain was great. All 2-track of course.
Pleny of twistys through the woods, nothing to technical (like Leaf River or Crawford Hills) but nice stuff.
Couple of creek crossings.
Some stuff along the edges of fields. Mostly to connect to better stuff, but at times it was just a mowed path winding through a grass field.
Some asphalt connectors but very little.
All in all I thought is was quite good in that you could control the challenge to yourself by the speed you went.

The ride is "guided", meaning you go out in groups and are led. It is arrowed and flaged fairly well.
There were 5 groups broke down by how fast you wanted to go.
You can bump up or down groups depending on how you feel.

The total route was about 17 or 18 miles.
The group I was in did 1 1/2 laps, broke for a great lunch put on by the local 4-H, then did one more lap.
I think we road from about 10am to 3pm? including lunch.

It's obvious that Dan and his group put some serious work into this and for a simple Saturday ride I thought it quite good. I will be going again.
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This sounds interesting. Where exactly in WI was this held? I live in Northern IL and am interested in attending something like this but I don't want to ride more than 3 hours to get there on my bike.
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:44 PM   #8
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This sounds interesting. Where exactly in WI was this held? I live in Northern IL and am interested in attending something like this but I don't want to ride more than 3 hours to get there on my bike.
Near Hill Point, Wi
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Near Hill Point, Wi
According to the flyer, that's 50 miles northwest of Madison. There are also a couple in the fall right outside Madison.

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Old 06-06-2012, 05:44 AM   #10
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I was not able to go to the first one this year but I'm going to make a couple of them in the fall. went last year and had a ball, not the most technical rideing but it was fun and I think the more we can ride with other groups, be it ATV's or off road trucks it opens doors to new oppertunities.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:11 AM   #11
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There is another guided ride coming up right ourside Madison Saturday. I'm trying to talk my son into going with me. That's why I bought a 2nd atv sonny... so we can do stuff together.

Anyone else thinking of attending? There is a group for dirt bikes, I've only done it on my atv but it looks like it woudl be a blast on a cycle.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:16 PM   #12
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My son and I went on the Oct. 20th ride and had a great time. We did one lap before lunch (which was about 20 miles) before lunch. The lunch was put on by the local 4H club and they made everyone feel at home. Then we did another 20 mile loop at a faster pace after lunch. We will be going this weekend, maybe the last one of the year.
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:50 AM   #13
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Well, it looks like I've been peer pressured into doing this ride.
We should have a group of 5 or 6 fast guys, so it should be a good time.
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:14 PM   #14
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Quite a turnout considering there were snowflakes in the air this morning.



I met a fellow Advrider who let me use his air compressor. Sorry, I didn't get your name, and thanks for the air. DR Zed, I didn't see you or I would have said hi. I suspect there were a few other inmates there, lots of bikes.

And very interesting reading material in the restroom.
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:14 PM   #15
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Hey Dave that was me with the compressor and your welcome. Sorry I missed you at lunch but my son was in a hurry to go out and do another lap. I think I'm hooked on this Dual Sport riding too bad it's already November and like you said already snowing. I would also like to thank Dan for setting up these 4 rides every year,I can only imagine how much work goes into this and he can count us in for next year. Cheers, Terry
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