Wisconsin Death Trip 2006

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by rokklym, Jul 30, 2006.

  1. rokklym

    rokklym one man wolfpack

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    Conclusion

    I think this was a great event! Everything went smooth and we really had no problems. This was a pretty tough ride and everyone was dirty and tired when we got back, I think everyone will agree they got a good days worth of riding in.

    Thanks Jay for everything, this wouldn't have been much without your help and Thanks to Shawn for coming up with this great idea!!

    I got to see alot of people I've met at past rides and a few new ones too. Everyone was great and I can't wait to ride with all of you guys again.

    Now the rest of you guys gotta get some pics up!!!!
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  2. Hipster

    Hipster Long timer

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    As usual, great pictures Chad!

    Tomc
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  3. Askel

    Askel Perma-n00b

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    The UP has a pretty good local music scene. That's by Sycamore Smith, formerly part of The Muldoons.

    I think you can download the songs by right clicking on them, or holding shift and clicking on them or something.
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  4. dirtplayer

    dirtplayer Adventurer

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    Thanks to all who made this great ride possible! Yes Shawn 'ole buddy ....I got the sand out ...finally. don't worry there will be other opportunities yet this year ...:puke1 we do make pretty good brooms! (the weather is hot over here in MN btw) Again thanks to all (great pics Chad)- always fun meeting old friends and making new ones. Ride Safe! greg
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  5. Critic

    Critic More or less!

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    Great ride! This was a class event, Thanks to Jay and Chad. It shows what extra effort can do. You have to give credit to the other Adventure riders for their generosity, honesty and friendliness. Gee, this sounds like Adventure Rider Scouts! But actually, there is a lot of trust going with this group. How many other types would invite a motorcycle riders to share in there home, food, friendship, while others cook for you, Michelle & Greg, and Troy !!! Thanks to all of you
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  6. Hipster

    Hipster Long timer

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    The only one disappointed all weekend long was titty bar stripper! Sixteen bikers show up and no one went inside. We're gearing up to take off and the stripper comes out in her lingerie and says where the F*** are you going! Needless to say, we runied her day.
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  7. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Sounds like it was a great time, Now where are the pics?:D Hope everyone had safe trip home in the heat. I got back to late to head over Sat night, so I just rode around my parents area and did some exploring, maybe next year.:freaky
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  8. flyingbeard

    flyingbeard Long timer

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    This is Great! I hope we can have this much fun on the Gravel Ride. :lol3
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  9. dirty dave

    dirty dave Banned

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    im a huge muldoons fan. i see him everytime they come through.
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  10. FDKLR

    FDKLR Been here awhile

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    I just wanted to thank everyone for such a great ride. With this being my first event everyone made it an awesome ride. The Green KLR made it even though I thought I was going get sucked in by the tree magnets several times. I think that the sand is my friend. I can't wait until the next ride. I have several images I will try and upload soon.
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  11. Governor

    Governor Wide Open

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    I had a fantastic time with great people, the kind of people
    who ride dual sports are the best where else can someone
    lay there bike down in the sand and pick it up with a big grin
    on there face becouse there having such a great time with people
    they barely know.:super

    BIG thanks to Jay and Shawn for putting this ride together
    I think I speak for everybody when I say it was great ride
    and we appeciate ALL of the work on your part!!!!

    The only regret I have is not spending the whole weekend up at
    the cabin to get to know everyone better and enjoy the kick ass woods
    loop on Jays land.

    I can't wait for the next dual sport get together.:thumb

    Jack if you like single track I am always game to hit some knobby ridge or crawford hills let know if you want to get together.
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  12. wshoc840

    wshoc840 Been here awhile

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    Wow, I just want to say thanks for the great weekend guys :clap. I had a Fabulous time eating, riding, drinking a few beers (greg thanks for the taste of Belgium..:freaky I need to find me some of that) and picking my bike up out of the sand I think 5 times. Ah hell it was worth it, you need to crash a few times to become a better rider. I bitched a bit about the sand, but I think my riding improved immensly because of it. and lastly I want to give a big shout out to Jay for letting all of us hang out at his place. Keep me posted for the next gathering.
    Here's a few pics I got along the way:

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    Getting ready to roll

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    Following an interceptor

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    On the Road:

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    Repairing Brian's Flat tire

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    Greg on the LC4

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    I love sand...I guess not as much as my R80 G/S. How they won Paris to Dakar on these is beyond me.

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    Jay using that KTM for what its made for

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    The long road home

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    Shawn in the rear view

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    is it bigfoot in the Jackson County Woods.....Oh no its a Patrick and his Interceptor

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    Lets do it again!!!!

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  13. Critic

    Critic More or less!

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    Talking about doing it again! They are already at it!
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  14. RLK

    RLK KLR VFR

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    :ear
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  15. Gasdoctor

    Gasdoctor .......

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    I didn't take any pics on Saturday but, I shot a few on sunday while Jay, Critic, Troy and I we out scouting.



    Welcome to the jungle :D


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    Druid and Critic walking through the swamp

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    Here is a shot of the creek we need to cross


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    We turned around at the creek. Being slightly hungover I didn't protest.:rofl
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  16. DruiD

    DruiD riding too fast

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    The broken teeth on the flywheel was an accident. This ain't my first rodeo. I filled the engine with water. (That's OK BMW's are made for that.) We pulled the bike out of the deeps and got it up on the service stand. I pulled a spark plug from each cylinder and pumped the engine dry. (Behind the scenes, the air filter was still holding back an undetermined amount of uncompressible fluid.) When it quit shooting water out ten feet on each side, I called it good an dreplaced the plugs. (Behind the scenes, the air filter was letting that water through to fill my intake plenums.)
    I turned the key and hit the starter button and rerererererchatkkkkkkkkkk. Shit.

    With alot of effort you can grind the broken teeth off, weld on new ones and grind them to shape. But it won't work, for long anyhow. My repair lasted about twenty starts. Now the teeth are gone again. (Ya don't know untill you try.)

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  17. DruiD

    DruiD riding too fast

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    Here are some of the shots I took.

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    Loaded and ready to roll.


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    Jack and Brian.



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    Nate.


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    rokklym. Our official photographer.




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    Tom C. after a dirt and sunscreen sandwich.

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    This is Nate. No matter how fast I rode that KTM 300 (THANKS SHAWN!!!) Every time I turned around Nate was behind me. He rides like mad!




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    That's just me.



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    These two riders (Bill and Patrick) get Kudos for sticking with us for the entire ride!!


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    What? Two red KLR's?? Nate and Dave.



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    WTF??? There's a car on the f-ing trail!?!?



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    Our Sunday soiree....



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    Troy thinks the Elsinore is pretty fast!





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    Everyone's gone home.... Till next time.
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  18. Skinner

    Skinner Mr.KTM

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    BMWGSBILL, Druid, and Critic trying to fix Bills Beemer
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    I see Critic is making sure do it right! He has been short on words.

    Hi Mr Critic
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  19. Askel

    Askel Perma-n00b

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    I still want to change all the "YAMAHA" logos on my bikes to read "HAHAHA". And somehow "THIS MACHINE KILLS ITSELF" in upside down stick on letters seems appropriate as well.

    OK, sorry for the continued Sycamore Smith hijack. Great pics guys.

    :thumb
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  20. Jack_

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    Sounds like a plan! I'm anxious to see how the 400 is at Knobby Ridge.

    We're trying to plan a week vacation as early as next week, camping up north. So I'm not sure when I can go next. If you have something planned, PM me and I'll see if I can make it! I'm about 200 miles south of Knobby Ridge.
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