Exploring the Trans - Wisconsin trail

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by rokklym, May 20, 2008.

  1. Cyclenaut

    Cyclenaut Been here awhile

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    Cool, I'll let you know if I end up back there before August....have fun on Cadvr5....fyi, I would be doing TWAT after Labor Day weekend (Labor Day is class reunion) and weekdays are good. What is your schedule the week or two after Labor Day ? I am going to do part of the TAT (Arkansas-New Mex) on my way back to AZ....Brant
  2. kleinergti1

    kleinergti1 Been here awhile

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    I am from Dubuque as well. Should be another group leaving sometime this summer too.
  3. Dangeross

    Dangeross Space cowboy!

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    This spring is shot for me to plan a ride.
    I wouldn't mind riding the trail sometime after Labor Day.
    Hopefully the temps will be better and the bugs a little more tolerable.
    I have vacation time and could plan a ride durring the week with a little advance notice.
    If anyone is interested! :ricky
  4. GSJon

    GSJon Long timer

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    I'm planning on doing it in late September or early October. No firm dates yet.
  5. HoloHolo

    HoloHolo 2 wheels !!!!

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    Sounds like a lot of interest for a sept/October ride? I could make that work.


    Oh yeah! 2 wheels!
  6. HoloHolo

    HoloHolo 2 wheels !!!!

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    I am from Dubuque as well. Should be another group leaving sometime this summer too.

    Keinertgt1

    If your from Dubuque and want to ride let me know


    Oh yeah! 2 wheels!
  7. HoloHolo

    HoloHolo 2 wheels !!!!

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    Does anyone use a hammock when running the twat, or any wisconsin travels
  8. rokklym

    rokklym one man wolfpack

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    I've seen it done, I think it would work out well, especially if you are stealth camping. It would probably work in most National Forest campsites, hard telling about more open commercial campgrounds. Get one with good bug protection!
  9. djvx

    djvx Ride Safe!

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    Haven't rode the TWAT yet.:evil Would like to soon though:viking I mean :ricky. Maybe with the recent hits on this thread we will hear of a get together soon. I'd like to give portions of it a try with my 250klx.
  10. spcavanah

    spcavanah n00b

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    Myself and two other guys rode the TWAT for the first time three weeks ago. The conditions were perfect. A couple puddles here and there, but all trails/roads were open except one road just a few miles from the finish. Signs said road closed but we went anyway and it was fine.

    If you are wondering why one of bridges is missing a little lumber, thank Chad. Some sand got his tire and the bridge got the worst of it!

    We met Dan, the owner of Clam Lake Power Sports. He was very interested in the route. He wanted everyone to know that if anyone broke down near Clam Lake, he has the equip to come get you. Nice guy. I have his contact info if anyone is interested.

    I'll post some photos when I get a sec!
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  11. bobbo

    bobbo Adventurer

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    I finally finished the trail yesterday , I did from eau claire north in the spring , I parked my truck in augusta on sunday and rode south to hatfield on the eau claire/clark co atv trails and got on there . I stayed in prairie du chien sunday night and rode the rest of the way to illinoise monday morning and took highway back to my truck from prairie du chien . The new section through Iowa was maybe my favorite part of the whole trip . I want to get down there and ride around on the B roads in that area again
  12. Cheddarhead

    Cheddarhead Been here awhile

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  13. BobB

    BobB Adventurer

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    So how soon does the season start in the springtime to ride the T.W.A.T?
    I'm from Cedar Rapids but have relatives near Potosi. I'll either be riding a 'Strom or an old honda 90:rofl depending on my sense of adventure at the time.
  14. Mr. Salty

    Mr. Salty Pretty quiet. Mostly.

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    Three of us are considering starting from the Quad City area early June (7-12maybe?), weather permitting (if it's not WAAY too wet- or still snow way up Nort, ya der hey.) We're probably not going to go too fast, so your 90 may not be out of the question. :evil
  15. blacktruck

    blacktruck Wanderer

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    And of course, post them here for the rest of us. Riding the TWAT is on my short list of places to go. Not sure it will be this year but show me what I'm missing.
    Have fun and ride safe man..
  16. HoloHolo

    HoloHolo 2 wheels !!!!

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    I got a new bike late last fall and I'm getting it ready for the TWAT 2013

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    Oh yeah! 2 wheels!
  17. Mr. Salty

    Mr. Salty Pretty quiet. Mostly.

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    Count on it- pics and helmet-cam videos (maybe- if we can edit them to be small-ish) coming.

    Hey Polson, sweet ride! be safe with all that power! :deal
  18. simmersonwheels

    simmersonwheels Asleep at Switch

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    The twat does sound great. If someone would map out Cross Utah Nature Trail I could do the set!:evil
  19. rokklym

    rokklym one man wolfpack

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    The Strom would be a good choice for most of the route, a skid plate and crash bars would be nice to have though. I took mine on about the lower 1/2 of the route.

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    I like waiting to at least late May before I do the route, its so much nicer when its really green out and everything just looks nicer.
  20. siyeh

    siyeh unproductive

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    Chad, I was able to put the TWAT in my Nuvi 550. As a route not tracks. I am going to give her a go in early June on a CRF250L Best part is, I got a buddy with a cabin near Merrilan, and another cabin near Glidden. So no tents for me.:D