Wisconsin Dual Sport Ride - Sept '05

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by skadamo, Dec 17, 2004.

  1. skadamo

    skadamo I like riding

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    for future reference...

    When fall '05 rolls around we gotta get a group going for this...

    http://madisonmotorcycleclub.org/dualsport.htm

    September 25-26 2004: Big Woods 200
    Northwoods hospitality and great riding in the Nicolet National Forest

    Location: Wabeno, WI. Southeast of Crandon in Forest County. Abou 90 miles northwest of Green Bay.

    200 Mile -- 2 Day Dual Sport ride in the heart of the Nicolet National Forest.

    Saturday’s loop will cover about 150 miles, Sunday’s will
    be about 100. Mix of woods/ATV trails/Jeep track/USFS roads, and a few
    paved roads. Optional “Hero Sections” are single-track enduro trail loops.
    Gas is available every 60-70 miles at local gas stations. Non-riding
    family/friends can get a 4-meal ticket for $30, which includes the steak
    dinner Saturday night. Much of the trail is out in the “boonies”, so bring your
    GPS and cell phone. Don’t forget a camera, and although it seldom rains for
    more than 90 percent of the ride, bring rain gear. If you come up early, ask
    about self-guided route sheets for Friday.

    Start:
    Fairgrounds in downtown Wabeno

    Registration:
    NOTE: PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY!!! NO Day-of event signups!!!!
    Contact John Newton via email or (920)484-3097 or print a Big Woods 2003 Application page (Adobe Acrobat PDF) . See the TALK page to ask questions via our email discussion group.

    Registration fee includes: Great Scenery, Awards, Camaraderie (still a bargain!,) Door Prizes, Bonfire. Breakfast Saturday, Trail Lunch Saturday, Steak Fry Saturday Night, Breakfast Sunday, Free Camping (Thursday-Monday). Good old Midwestern hospitality. The food alone is worth it. Steak Fry = 1" ribeyes on the grill with baked potato and all the fixings, Sunday breakfast is an old-fashioned pancake breakfast at a local church.

    Pre-Registration for both days of riding: AMA members $90; non-AMA members $90!!!;

    Non-rider Meal Pass $30 (all meals)
    Free T-Shirt. (wooh! Who doesn't love free t-shirts???) Limited entry of 160 total riders!!

    Lodging:
    If you prefer not to camp contact these local motels. Call for reservations.
    Safari 715 473-3521 10-unit hotel 100 yards from the start.
    Crystal Bell Bed and Breakfast 715 473-2202.
    Indian Springs Hotel and Casino 800 777-1640
    150-unit hotel w/pool 4 miles from start. Note: food, gas, groceries and taverns within walking distance of the camping area.

    More Information or pre-registration materials:
    send SASE to Madison Motorcycle Club, PO BOX 7562, Madison, WI, 53707.

    Questions? Contact John Newton via email or (920)484-3097 or see the TALK page to ask questions via our email discussion group. Or, if you're old fashioned, send SASE to Madison Motorcycle Club, PO BOX 7562, Madison, WI, 53707.
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  2. skadamo

    skadamo I like riding

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    Note the 160 rider limit.
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  3. trailuser

    trailuser take the backroads

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    I've been to this ride, 02 & 03. This year it was the same weekend as Chains Fall get together, so I passed on Wis.

    you camp at the fairground, they open a little outdoor bar, nice chili feed on the trail Sat. and a steak fry on Sat. night. The Local Lions Club ( I think) support the event and make a few buck off it.

    It cost about 90 bucks for the entry but it is worth it IMO.

    Good trails with plenty of hero sections...
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  4. funkydrum

    funkydrum Been here awhile

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    Consider the Stoney Lonesome AMA DS event the same weekend in beautiful Southern Indiana. I had a great time this year but also considered the Madison Ride (Madison is a GREAT town !!)
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  5. skadamo

    skadamo I like riding

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    90 bucks ain't bad for the whole thing.

    funkydrum,
    got a link to the Stoney Lonesome AMA DS ride? I always tend to go north. I need to change my ways and try south more often....
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  6. trailuser

    trailuser take the backroads

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    I have a tendency to north as well even though Indiana is only 50-60 east of me. The north woods ride is actually in Wabeno, Wi which about 100 mile northwest of Green Bay.
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  7. rokklym

    rokklym one man wolfpack

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    I can't wait! Sounds like a blast. We have a small group from the LaCrosse Wisconsin area that want to come to the event. One guy I work with recently came back to work after being off for an injury, Turn out he broke his ankle at the 2004 Big Woods ride....ouch.

    I thought I heard a rumor about a spring DS ride for the Madison club..any info on that?
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  8. skadamo

    skadamo I like riding

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    I don't know much about any rides that far up. If you hear anything let me know. It seems like a lot of these ds rides are kept on the down low. Really gotta dig to find them. That reminds me, I should send baldy some $ for indirectly hooking me up with some great rides/riders. This site really seems to attract people who like to ride. Not just hop up a bike and brag about it.:thumb
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  9. funkydrum

    funkydrum Been here awhile

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    Stoney Lonesome MC

    AMA 2005 DS Schedule

    I dig Wisconsin and thought hard about going to Madison. Given that Stoney Lonesome is 1 hr from home sealed the deal. Madison has not posted their '05 date yet but I am hoping they don't end up on the same weekend (wishfull thinking ??) as going to both would rock.
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  10. funkydrum

    funkydrum Been here awhile

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    I don't want to hijack this thread but I couldn't agree more. Lots of great folks here that want to talk about ALOT about riding and a little about bikes.
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  11. skadamo

    skadamo I like riding

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    Don't worry about the hijack. I think most of us are A.D.D. and chose riding over riddlin.:lol3

    Oh, forgot, thanks for the links!
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  12. rokklym

    rokklym one man wolfpack

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    Who's all going to the Wabeno spring ride?
    I'm going to get registered here pretty soon. All the locals I ride with are busy so I'll be coming up solo.
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  13. freeflow

    freeflow get in or go in

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    here is another good one...Enduraid Rally June 17-19th...north central WI...I will be there with the Transalp, GS and KLR.....trailering....I have a wedding to go to 15 miles west......check it out...
    http://www.geocities.com/enduraidrally/


    I have spent alot of time in the Wisconsin northwoods hunting and , 4x4, snowmobiles etc....there is alot of great dual sport loggin type roads...wild or mild.....and alot of 4wheeler traile networks are coming together.....hundreds of miles of trails are getting linked up by 4wheeler clubs...just like snowmobile clubs....BUT i got scolded for KLRing with the 4wheelers.....seemed they didn;t like that I didn;t have a cooler of beer strapped to my ride.:huh ...heck Marinette county has alot of great DS roads......and this thread makes me consider to put together a small get together...

    cheers, Jeff
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  14. little john

    little john Long timer

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    hey everyone,


    Yes there is a spring ride in Wabeno and yes there will be a fall ride too. I.m one of the yahoos that lay out both rides. The spring ride will be May 14&15 and is a charity ride to help raise money and awarness for breast and colon cancers. Even though we will go through some of the same areas as the fall ride it's not the same trail/route. entry is $50. for the spring ride with an additional donation of at least 25 to the cancer fund, one of those hit up others to plegde cash to sponsor you type deals. there will be prizes to the 3 highest pledge getters, top honors is a Moose expidition riding suit donated by Advanced Land Speed in Plymouth WI. there will be lots of other door prizes too . entry fee covers 3 meals over the weekned as well as camping. our web site is just getting up and running this week @www.widualsportriders.org give me a yell if you are interested in comming up for either ride, or just want to B.S. about whats up there. later john bigwoods200@hotmail.com

    the fall ride is the last weekend if Sept.the 24/25 this year. Yes the same as Stoney Lonesome . later Little John
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  15. DruiD

    DruiD riding too fast

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    I've done mailed my registration. I've done taken two days off of work. (Fri and Mon) This ride was awesome last year! I think I'll make a weekend of it. There's a good chance my GSAdv will be seen on another 'hero' loop or two as well! Although I almost puked after the one by the gravel pit last year. With a little luck, the weather will be on par with last years event. This ride is challenging to navigate and execute. I'm F*in stoked! I'll be leaving La Crosse, Thurs, Sept 22, p.m. heading to my cabin near Black River Falls, then DSing my way to Wabeno on Friday. I'll ride the Clark County trails north to the terminus. Then a quick jaunt east to hop on the Perkinstown system in Taylor county. From there I'm undecided on the route from Ptown to Wabeno. I've got a few weeks to nail it down though. I'm open for company if my schedule works out for anyone else.:D
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  16. little john

    little john Long timer

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    DruiD,, you had the GS 1200 grey with knobbies last year, right? theres still guys talking about following you in the sand , just watching in awstruck! glad to hear you are returning. we have another creek crossing for ya this year. see you in Wabeno in a couple weeks. little john
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  17. judjonzz

    judjonzz Beastly

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    Yeah, Jay is a wild man. They still talk about him aviating the big GS at Enduraid, too. Hard landings!
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  18. DruiD

    DruiD riding too fast

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    Everyone knows you can't jump a GS. And they certainly don't go in sand! Yous guys must be seeing things!

    :rofl
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  19. little john

    little john Long timer

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    If you are still planning on comming the registration closes next Friday. new hero sections, fun , muddy buddy award, food, big drink can melting fire. see you there john
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  20. madwrench

    madwrench Engulfed

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    GET YOUR REGISTRATION IN THE MAIL!
    Deadline is TODAY, Friday Sept 9th.
    Reg forms available at www.madisonmotorcycleclub.org

    See you in two weeks!!
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