Brownsvillian Memorial Wisconsin Ice Riding Thread (WI)

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by scarysharkface, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. freeflow

    freeflow get in or go in

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    nice day to fly. I'll check the ice for ya :augie
  2. Doctor Zed

    Doctor Zed Resident

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    So what the heck am I supposed to do today, laundry or some such nonsense.
    Great
  3. WIsixfitty

    WIsixfitty ceiling unlimited

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    work.

    that's what I do every weekend.
  4. freeflow

    freeflow get in or go in

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    Surprisingly there looks to b a lot of standing water on your course. I'll post up some aerial photos soon. There is hardly any snow left on the ice but a lot of open holes from fisherman

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    pitot tube :lol3..hey sorry, I was banking a little bit :lol3
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    all of the dark spots appeared to be shimmering like water..liquid water...:lol3
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    and some pretty freaky ice to the north a bit

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    a few low angle shots at ...were only temporary :lol3
  5. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    Wow, that looks like it's in really good shape yet. I drove out to take a peek a bit ago and the surface looks really nice (told ya so) but with the snow tomorrow, we're gonna get a lot of water on top again:cry
  6. zora

    zora the explora

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  7. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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    Vno?

    Vne?
  8. BENRON

    BENRON Crosscut Certified

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    Went up and bombed around a little this morning. I pulled on at the BP in Fondy, started to drive towards the normal track area until there was a truck sized hole in the old path... I decided parking parking next to the launch was probably a good idea:deal

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    Off-loaded the bike and rode up to wendt's, Dodging spearing holes along the way. Id say at least 2/3's the holes either didn't have any marking, or the sticks had fallen over. VERY hard to spot them before you got to them. It's going to be a real minefield out there when they skin over tonight and snows on top of them.:eek1

    The ice is uneven, But has a hard surface. The old roads that were plowed have sections of open water.

    Found a nice smooth spot and was attempting to get the handlebar to touch down... Was working fairly well until I fell off and the bike decided to chase me... Then it decided it would be fun to drive ITSELF in 20' circles while idling, Laying on its side... I managed to grab hold and it drug me along for about a lap before I managed to get to the kill button :lol3 All of this at about 5 mph.

    Rode back down the lake:
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    Up the other side to check out FdL Fest-
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    Managed to tip the bike over into the trailer, Tearing the seat and busting the trailer tail light.... Lots of folks pulling the shanties off.
  9. Doctor Zed

    Doctor Zed Resident

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    Sounds like my laundry idea was pretty good then , seeing as how Jodi did it:lol3
  10. freeflow

    freeflow get in or go in

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    GPS in ground effect was probably lying. yup. :nod. Vne =175 btw...knots ! :lol3
  11. vwboomer

    vwboomer Buffoon

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    soooo riding sunday?
  12. BENRON

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    After seeing the ice today, I wouldn't try it.

    I don't think you'd be able to talk anyone into plowing a track anyways.:deal
  13. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    5 cars sunk. One dead. Holes aplenty, big enough to sink a truck.
  14. Brownsvillian

    Brownsvillian Been here awhile

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    So just how much insurance is on the jeep again?:ear

    I mean is that a no or what?
  15. lxmary

    lxmary Dirty Girl

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    Really sorry to hear that. :waysad
  16. Doctor Zed

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    Sounds like a no to me. Too bad I can't get my black Subaru up there:evil
    We need to find a frozen swamp to ride on, less likley to die when riding.
  17. vwboomer

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    I'm pretty sure insurance is a moot point when driving on frozen water - I don't think they cover anything that happens. That means the damage, and the recovery costs ($$$$) are up to the sinkee :evil

    Looks like a good day to stay inside.
  18. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    Jesse, look at the radar.:deal

    Jeep has the lowest needed. The thing stays parked 98% of the year.
  19. kckeeny

    kckeeny Poor Bastard

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    Thats too bad. That Jeep is retro cool. I'd drive it year round. I have some new parts for it (I think they will fit) from my 88 Grand Waggy. (RIP)
  20. Brownsvillian

    Brownsvillian Been here awhile

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    For the record I was kidding.

    Got the ice fender brackets welded up just in time for summer.