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Anyone looking to get a small group ride going this winter. I was thinking about heading out of Forest County over to Vilas or even up into Michigan from Forest. What are your opinions/feedback.

Woodeye, 92Jag, Indy400 etc????
 

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Yea, lets get something going. I'm sure Dave will want to come too. He says he wants to ride more this year. (bought a new sled this year!!! 07 dragon!!!!) When do you think is a good time to plan for? Weekend or weekday? Maybe we'll see if we can stay a couple of days?
 

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Will be all for it if you guys head over toward vilas cty...
 

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Hey Guys, I'm new to this forum. I live in Appleton..I'm pretty interested in this ride if you guys are looking for more people to join up with..I have some buddies that would come too..
 

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im interested in a ride this year in wisconsin. me an a couple of my frinds will also be interested, so i will be checking back often.
 

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Weekdays are basically out, I have class/work mon-fri and I cant miss more then 7 days or im out. Im already on my 4th day!

I can leave appleton and be up North by around 3 on a Friday, so its possible to get some night riding in. Also all ride all saturday and even sunday if needed tell around 7 before heading back. however for some odd reason if WI has snow by x-mas I will be out of school for winter break so I weekday ride is possible.

Woodeye are you up for a ride over to Vilas? Ive actually never ventured that way before. From my findings it seems like the trails towards Vilas dont get hit as hard, but thats because its all woods and hardly any gas stations.


Everyone start shootin some ideas out!
 

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Saturday ride is cool. Just have to keep the mileage around 175 if were just coming for the day. Don't want to nap on the way home!!! Lets hear from others who want to ride!!! 440racer did a great job last year showing us around and I'm looking forward to riding with him again.
 

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i'm from la crosse, wi ... i have a couple buddies that wanted to go on a ride with some new people if u guys are lookin for anyone to come!
 

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How about mid feb.
 

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Jan or Feb sounds like a good time frame to start looking into. The snow should be good by Jan and into Feb.
 

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Id be interested in going, but id perfer to keep it on this side of the boarder unless we do a trip from forest deep into the UP for like a 3 dayer. I dont exactly want to pay any of the michagainians for a registration and than have to leave right away.
 

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I border Forest county to the east (Marinette county) and have a cabin @ 35 miles ENE from Townsend. Working weekends (F,S,S) I get a good dose of that area. Over the years I've come to notice that even in low snow conditions they have a knack for maintaining their trails- maybe from all the trees- but they could mark them a little better. GPS would be handy. Heading north from Townsend along 32 will keep you civilized- there is a hotel & casino in Carter and Wabeno is a awesome Pitstop for gas and food. Anywhere to the west it is just beautiful. Few gas stations though. Once north of hwy 8 don't pass on the chance for gas if your heading north to Florence county or the U.P. Some long stretches in there. I've seen a pack of wolves on the Safari trail as I was heading towards Armstrong Creek so don't let the Beef Jerky hang out either.
 

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I was born and raised in Forest County(Laona/Armstrong area). Woodeye Indy400 and their friends along with mine met up last yr in Wabeno for a ride. We hit Forest, Florence, and Marinette County. I kinna showed these guys that this area is a great place to ride even when the snow conditions are low.

I was thinking something heading out of this area or somewhat close and up into Vilas county. Maybe even up into Michigan if possible. Seems the brule trails have lots of woods to keep them looking nice. I have personally never been up that way so it would be and experience for all of us.

Does anyone else have any riding areas, suggestions etc??
 

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I was looking at the state map, and putting some of my knowledge to use. I thought about what areas tend to have better snow conditions during the year with smaller amounts of traffic.

To keep things close for Woodeye,Indy400, 92Jag,myself, and anyone coming from the Greenbay Appleton Oshkosh area, I have come up with this.

Anything in Northern WI from Eagle river over towards Marinette and down to lakewood townsend tends to have the better conditions.

I was thinking of a ride from Townsend up into Threelakes. I have never personally been to threelakes on a sled. From what I know its basically all woods and lots of it. There is one or two stops on the way if that. So it would be a nice long woods ride!

Also if we take this ride a good speed it will make for a good day ride etc. I know last year I road pretty fast, I think we pushed 200+ miles in a short time. It would be nice to ride a bit slower and enjoy some of this landscape.

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Sounds good to me. Where would we meet? What time to meet for the ride? How about a head count on how many coming? I'll check my saturdays off for the end of january and febuary and post them so you know what dates are open for me.
 

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Should we do this as a weekend ride. I know I can make it up Friday by around 3 so we could all do a short nite ride.. Ride all day saturday and either pack up sunday or do a short ride sunday..

Or would everyone want to just meet up Saturday and do a big saturday ride.

Pretty much any weekends work for me! So its all up to everyone else who has to work on a weekend or has other plans.

Lookin forward to riding with you again woodeye.
 

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Same here 440racer. I'll check with Dave and see if he wants to go for the weekend. Maybe we will do a friday and saturday night. I know Dave wants to ride more this year. We haven't heard from Indy400 88 yet? Is Mike going to be coming again?
 

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I dont think he will come, he moved up past cable and doesn't really come around anymore. All try giving him a call or sending another email. I have another friend who would like to venture out into the Northwoods for his 1st time. I asked Jim if he would like to make it out once for a group ride. Jim runs the 100miler snow site, a great guy to ride with.
 
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