WI Rustic Road Century

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by Powershouse, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. FirstPath

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    I was afraid that climb would be in tough shape but it was fine. The last water crossing had washed out pretty large and it's been filled with large rocks. It's all passable but you'll want ground clearance



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  2. blackfriar

    blackfriar Been here awhile

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    I rode out to the Abbotsford and Medford area yesterday to ride three RRs. It looked like it would rain as I went west, but it turned out to be a beautiful day. RR 73 has a turn at Cloverdale Road that is not marked and the number is missing on the east end. There was some gravel on all three roads, but they are all in good shape. I had to ride almost 400 miles to get the three, but it was a great day on the bike.

    RR 73
    RR 73 Bridge.JPG
    RR 1
    RR 1.JPG
    RR 78
    RR 78.JPG
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  3. GSJon

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    Did you get a picture of the historical marker sign near the start of RR1?

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  4. blackfriar

    blackfriar Been here awhile

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    I didn't see the marker GS Jon. Which end it is on? I started on the west end. Nice picture.
  5. sharpiebb454

    sharpiebb454 Adventurer

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  6. CrabbyJack

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    I think that is normal for #51. That's what it looked like when I did it a couple of years ago.
  7. FirstPath

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    Got 73 Yesterday. Sign at Cloverdale and "P"
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  8. FirstPath

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    Probably washes out frequently but this was pretty substantial.
  9. FirstPath

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    Collected a few on our way out and back from Maine.
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  10. FirstPath

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    One more... [​IMG]


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  11. GSJon

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    I had to look on the map. There is a little rest area just East of the start/end of #1.
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  12. Daleah

    Daleah Been here awhile

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    We are going to check out #51 over Labor Day weekend. Any recent updates?
  13. FirstPath

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    Rode it a few weeks ago and it was closed. It was doable on a motorcycle or 4x4 and was in the process of having heavy rain washouts repaired. I would suspect it is open and back in business at this time.
  14. Daleah

    Daleah Been here awhile

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  15. Powershouse

    Powershouse Flower Sniffer

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    Gather ye rustic roads while ye may,
    Old Time is still a-flying;
    And this same road that smiles today
    Tomorrow will provide icy sliding!

    With apologies to Robert Herrick, but the window to gather rustic road pictures is closing a bit every day. Get out and ride! Plenty of stickers left.
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  16. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Farto Motografist

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    Any theories on why the signs disappear?
    My first thought is that they end up nailed to walls of garages and man-caves for decoration,
    but then I wonder if locals take them down cause they don't like monstrous-ADV bikes and ATV traffic disturbing their interpretation of solitude? :razor

    I have reported a couple of them to Jon E. at this link, but they never acknowledge even receiving a report.

    http://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/travel/road/rustic-roads/signs.aspx
  17. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    Indeed. I watch the dwindling days with a grimness, (not griminess, although that is also true), and a severe sense of dissatisfaction having not ridden so much as an inch this year. But gosh darn it all to heck, next year I am going to get out and capture the few remaining Rustic Roads that have been added in the last few years, and complete my collection again.
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  18. FirstPath

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    2 more to reach the century mark. Thinking about a big loop in the NW corner which will get me over the top. Still not all .... but over the top.
  19. Daleah

    Daleah Been here awhile

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    I picked up 3 over Labor day. brings my total to 11. I'm mad at myself because I lost the pic of #12. so i guess I need to go back...
  20. Ice Bat

    Ice Bat Been here awhile

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    Picked up 14 roads last weekend while at the Dells Rally. Beautiful riding area. Going to hit the Racine area in the. Ext few weeks and pick up that many more.


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