10th anniversary Big Woods 200

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by little john, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. rcniss

    rcniss Not that way!!

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    Love the addition of the overview maps. Great idea!!

    I for one find following a GPS track way more fun than fumbling with a role chart but having both is the best way to go!

    Thanks to all who had a hand in providing us with GPS tracks and overview maps! :clap
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  2. rcniss

    rcniss Not that way!!

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  3. madwrench

    madwrench Engulfed

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    There will be an overview map for each day provided to each rider along with each day's roll chart, so if you don't want to print everything yourself you don't have to.

    One note on the roll chart vs. GPS thing. I agree - you can (and should!) use both. It doesn't take that much effort to scroll ahead on the chart and just read through the next section, even if you don't need the turn-by-turn info.

    There are often notes on the roll chart that really should be read. For example - certain places where you really need to get off the gas and be quiet to keep the club (or you!) from getting in trouble.:huh
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  4. rmax

    rmax Been here awhile

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  5. Brownsvillian

    Brownsvillian Been here awhile

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    The weather looks to be a repeat of the R4R.
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  6. madwrench

    madwrench Engulfed

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    They're calling for 1-2 inches of rain up there today.

    Once again - NO DUST!
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  7. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    If anyone has a set of rear pads that fit an 05 KTM 450 EXC, could they bring them along? Mine are almost gone and the set I had for spares were for Butterscotch:cry

    Used would be fine too.
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  8. MMMOTORCYCLE

    MMMOTORCYCLE Been here awhile

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    I don't own anything orange but I do have a TW200 with like new pads front and rear u are welcome to ride:lol3


    Just pulled up weather.com.....this doesn't look good

    Flooding Hits the Upper Midwest
    by Chris Dolce, Meteorologist
    The Weather Channel
    Major Flooding in MN & WI
    NWS: Much of Meadow Lakes Golf Course in Rochester, MN is under water. Find this on our interactive map: http://wxch.nl/c866CU #mnwx

    A strong frontal system tapping copious amounts of moisture is causing heavy rain and flash flooding in the Midwest.

    Locally over 10 inches has fallen in the southern Minnesota Wednesday into Thursday.

    Below are the rainfall estimates (click image to view latest 24-hour totals) showing the heaviest rainfall amounts running along a corridor from northwest Iowa to southern Minnesota and central Wisconsin.

    Map: See current Midwest radar
    Map: See latest flood and severe storm alerts




    24-Hour Rainfall Totals as of 11:05 am CDT Thursday
    (Click image to view most recent 24-hour totals)


    The town of Owatonna, Minn., located along I-35 south of Minneapolis, had to evacuate homes along Maple Creek.

    How much more rain will fall? Forecast rainfall next 48-hours

    Across the border in Arcadia, Wis., the mayor declared a state of emergency with roads in and out of town closed off. Mudslides were reported just to the northwest of Arcadia in Waumandee.� Up to 1500 people of the town's residents have been ordered to evacuate.

    In Truman, Minn., some basements were flooded with 4 to 5 feet of water.

    There have been numerous reports of flooded/closed roads throughout portions of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

    Click on the floating houses on the map below to view significant flood reports. The raindrop icons represent some of the heaviest rainfall totals reported.

    Next: When will the heavy rains ease up?

    Click & Interact Flood and Heavy Rain Reports


    View Flooding Upper Midwest in a larger map


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  9. madwrench

    madwrench Engulfed

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    Well, if there's no challenge, then what's the point, really?

    I talked to crew up there this morning, and they said they haven't seen anyone building an ark yet, so no problem.
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  10. stuckinarut

    stuckinarut Been here awhile

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    Thanks little john, steve, canonshot and anyone else involved in getting the gps tracks to everyone. Its appreciated!! :clap
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  11. BENRON

    BENRON Crosscut Certified

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    Ok... Where's the Pics??

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  12. ffchick

    ffchick FF = firefighter :)

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    haven't downloaded them yet but papalobster and stuckinarut are probably ok with that :rofl
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  13. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    Well, you know, if that pic somehow disappeared, I'd be ok with that.:huh

    Great riding yesterday! I was accused of riding too fast for conditions. I didn't land on my head so I figure I was going just fast enough.

    The 4fitty died at the gravel pit today. No spark. I swapped the plug out at the fairgrounds, but it still didn't fire.

    BTW, Kawboy, onelung, brownsvillian and I emptied 3 bottles of whiskey in 3 different places Sat night. I didn't make it to breakfast.
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  14. rokklym

    rokklym one man wolfpack

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  15. stuckinarut

    stuckinarut Been here awhile

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    Wow, I'm a light weight. I only emptied one bottle of whiskey, and felt it all the way home on Sunday. What picture???:freaky

    We had an awesome time and ride. The hero's were splendid and even the long, deep water sections were petty cool. Thanks to everyone who put on this event, and sorry to everyone whose toes I stepped on or bounced off of Saturday night! My face still hurts from laughing so much:rofl
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  16. little john

    little john Long timer

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    the question should be ,, where was Benron?? I thought you were signed up ???
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  17. zora

    zora the explora

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    Friday afternoon ride. A bar in WI that still allows smoking inside!


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    FFchick, Tommy, vodka and a meatbag....

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    Saturday night bowling is our new BW200 tradition and MidwestSpeedster takes it very seriously!


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  18. rmax

    rmax Been here awhile

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    Another Great BW200 weekend. The fall colors were brilliant, the sun came out for the weekend after a couple of days of rain (kept the dust down), and the food was delectable. I’m told that Saturday’s route, with hero sections, totaled around 140 miles.
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    I chose to ride with BMW GS guys on Saturday. I have a lot respect for these guys lugging 500lb. bikes through the woods. Due to wet conditions and tire selections, not all of them had knobby tires, Little John led the group with a custom route. It made for a relaxing ride. I left the group at the afternoon gas stop and spent the rest of the day looking for mud, It didn&#8217;t take long to find it.
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  19. little john

    little john Long timer

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    where the hell was that water cross? was it in the route? seriously I dont reconize the spot!
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  20. rmax

    rmax Been here awhile

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    That was on Sunday's route. I don't recall the road but it was between resets 5 and 6. There was a dip towards the the end for 20 feet in length where the water got to about 2 1/2 feet deep. The photo was taken in while I was still at the shallow end.