Great River Gravel Ride 2018

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by craig6785, Mar 19, 2018.

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Date options hoping for better weather.

Poll closed May 3, 2018.
  1. June 15 to 17

    25.0%
  2. June 22 to 24

    65.0%
  3. Doesn't matter I am going whenever it is.

    10.0%
  1. super.squid

    super.squid Duke of Dooky

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    Right, I figured that, but...how...was it a specific hazard? (trying to avoid the same).
  2. DSquared

    DSquared Dilly Dilly! Supporter

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    Somewhere about the red line on Fire Tower Rd there is a 1' deep x 2' wide rut built across the road to give the water somewhere to go so it doesn't wash away the road. I HIGHLY recommend not hitting it at 45mph(speed limit is 20) while smashing the brakes.

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  3. super.squid

    super.squid Duke of Dooky

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    Thank you kind sir. Mind if I ride behind you this year?
  4. DSquared

    DSquared Dilly Dilly! Supporter

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    Certainly. The pace will be more relaxed as I would rather not destroy my brandy new S10 as I did my well setup KLR last year.
  5. super.squid

    super.squid Duke of Dooky

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    Am I going to get hustled by the Iowa DNR? I have my WI sticker and ATV safety card...nothing in IL or IA.....dot dot dot
  6. C.John

    C.John Epic Ride Report Wannabe

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    You'll be fine Super Squid, no off road stickers needed.
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  7. FrumTarn

    FrumTarn Transplanted

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    Just secured a camp spot at Scenic View CG, missed out last year due to Mother Nature.
    Two years ago I arrived fashionably late on Saturday but got some riding in. So this time with a little planning and heading up on Friday all should be good.
    Bringing the Vanper I’ve been working on all winter and the Wr this time.
    Anyone have a head count yet on the possible turnout ?
    Looking forwards to it for sure.
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  8. psycho klr

    psycho klr Same psycho, now with less klr Supporter

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    It seemed much wider and deeper than that to me, but you know it more intimately than I do.
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  9. DSquared

    DSquared Dilly Dilly! Supporter

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    I barely saw it so I'm just guessing. :p3rry
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  10. craig6785

    craig6785 Been here awhile

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    Well looks like I am a little behind been stupid busy at work. However looks like DSquared has been picking up my slack. Thanks!
  11. super.squid

    super.squid Duke of Dooky

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    I’m so excited.

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  12. DSquared

    DSquared Dilly Dilly! Supporter

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    Sounds like Dsquaredette is coming as well. I think she is going to rent a kayak Saturday to mess with as she has no desire to ride on the back whilst on unimproved surfaces(I have yet to tell her that is the only way into the campground). I know Craig's wife was there last year but if any one else was on the fence about bringing their SO, I'm letting you know they'll have company in/around camp.
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  13. vwboomer

    vwboomer Buffoon

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    Yer problem was smashing the brakes!

    :photog
    Fuck. I wouldn't wanna ride anywhere else!!


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    It seems we (bonebag northwoods..roger?) are looking to come in friday, drink too much, then head our separate ways Saturday.
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  14. craig6785

    craig6785 Been here awhile

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    The boss will be with again this year along with my oldest daughter. Prairie du chien offers several things to do also (Shopping).
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  15. super.squid

    super.squid Duke of Dooky

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    I asked if my supervisor wants to come but she wants to stay home with the pups.

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ guess I’ll have to do things on my bike she wouldn’t approve of!!!
  16. craig6785

    craig6785 Been here awhile

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    Let us all know before you get started so we can record it lol.
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  17. super.squid

    super.squid Duke of Dooky

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    Can do!
  18. super.squid

    super.squid Duke of Dooky

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    Ok, ok. One more thing. Can someone point out the mirth water crossingnon a map? I don’t want to miss it.
  19. craig6785

    craig6785 Been here awhile

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    Not sure what the mirth water crossing is but if you do some riding you can hit the following
    1. Mississippi River Fairy at Cassville WI side - N42° 42.812' W90° 59.549' / Iowa side of the river - N42° 43.056' W91° 00.627'
    2.Water Crossing 806 Sunflower Dr - N43° 23.535' W91° 27.683'
    3. Water Crossing 335th St - N42° 42.838' W91° 09.221'
    4. Good Nuf Hollow Rd has a few depending on the last rain - N42° 46.711' W91° 03.230'
    5. If your brave you could try this one also. 43°10'22.4"N91°13'16.8"W
    There is at least 1 more that I don't remember where it is off the top of my head.
  20. super.squid

    super.squid Duke of Dooky

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    The mirth water crossing actually is the NORTH water crossing.

    I cannot be bothered to proofread my drivel.

    :(
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