Winny This Week end (ice ride)

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by C Squared, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. C Squared

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    The plan is to plow a nice track off Pete's on Sat.

    I can't ride Sun and others?????

    The track is not in a good spearing area so we should be fine.

    DAVE, kitchen and ???finished yet:lol3

    Ben is bringing a fire! Beer after as needed.

    Lots of snow now, so we could make a very kid friendly pile o white stuff:evil

    Remember, the bridge is out west of the landing. So, come in on K from 151 or prairie on the east side of the high school.
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  2. Brownsvillian

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    Sounds like fun, let me know if I need to bring anything.(I will try to remember plow money)
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    The plow is also lubricated with porter/stout/bock and whiskey has been known to work in a pinch:evil :lol3

    Remember, there is a mass exodus from the ice around noon when spearing is done for the day. We pretty much stop riding for about an hour (good time for lunch?) as we watch everyone try to work thier way through the snow.
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    In the same glass?! :eek1

    No wonder you plow such interesting tracks.
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    Well, we don't us the glass until AFTER riding:deal
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    May head back over Sat. morning, what time you guy's heading out?
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  7. river_rat

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    I'm thinking about heading down....I'll bring the camera
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    We aren't out at Wendt's, we'll be across the lake. I hope to start around 9. I hafta pick up the Jeep and head across the lake from it's resting spot.
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    I hope to be plowing around 9am.

    If i hafta start without Papa.....

    Track could be interesting:evil Na, I think I got it:D
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    Anyone have approx. coords?
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    cords of wood?????:D



    From Osh town....
    Get to FDL 23 east and go until 151 north (just past Festival Foods)
    Left on Co. Rd. K Follow until T and left.....
    Turn out on the lake maybe 500 feet later. (just before/at the boat dealer)

    Problem with GPS etc is that a few weeks ago two bridges were removed along the road along the lake. So, some direct routes do not work for some people.

    I think we may be able to plow a snow mountain for kids:lol3
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    How about just driving across the lake? I'd imagine I might run into some some nasty drifts and ice heaves out there....
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    There is a bridge across the crack about 1/2 mile from the wayside north of FDL. The ice is pretty stable now, there's a good base and not much temp variation to heave it up. Unfortunately, with the snow and theblowing, I wouldn't be surprised to see a 3-4 foot drift or 2, coupled with idiots cutting sturgeon holes and not marking them (your supposed to stand upright sticks in the holes to mark them if you abandon a hole) would make for a lively cross-lake drive.

    Which I plan to do Saturday AM! I will have my chains on though, not gonna try it with just rubber. I will also have my tow strap, winch, come-along and clevises too. Yeah, I've pulled LOTS of people out in the past.
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  14. freeflow

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    ok, glad I read this......I was thinking on setting the sturgeon shack for shelly and her dad off of Quinee and then taking the quad or truck and going on an excursion to come down to see you nutjobs....

    I was gonna point it to Wendt's area and try to poke my way around....

    no GPS coord?....will google "pete's" for some sort of map...:dunno

    near roosevelt park? :ear
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    It IS Roosevelt Park. Not sure what fool calls it that cept maybe government types, it's been Pete's since I was a wee lad and still is to this day.
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    Yup, that's it.
    Lake access is just a little bit west of where K intersects - next to a building. I would think that with the snow you will be able to see the ice road going out/in.
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    lake access (as said) is west of Rosevelt park right where the river dumps into the lake on that map. It's also part of Clarences Harbor/Marina business.


    This road is heavily traveled and is pretty easy to locate.

    There will be parking just as you enter the lake or park further out near the track.



    Saturday is gonna be tough for me as the bike is still getting prepped and primped. Sunday looks to be the better of the two.
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    lol uhhh....I think i'll just drive AROUND the lake then.....Thanks for the heads up:deal
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    Cobbled together a grilling rack for the fire pit this afternoon. Not my finest work, But it's all scrap that was laying around the garage, so what'd ya expect??

    If anyone has a big old stove top percolator bring it out... we'll make coffee:D
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    Do we need to bring couches? Big screen? My generator?

    Looks like the chains fit the front of my truck with minor mods...
    Can install with the tires on the ground. And, a 2.5 ton floor jack (old) will not lift the front tire off the slab with the plow mounted:huh
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