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Thought I would bump this back up to the top. Its getting closer to winter so a little discussion wouldn't hurt. The ride will pretty much be based on snow fall and where the snow is at. Still what would a general area be that would possibly work for everyone.

I'm located in Appleton for school, but my sled is at home in Northern WI. I also don't have a truck in the winter or a trailer. I would be able to ride in the Lakewood/townsend area, Pembine/Niagara area Laona/Wabeno area and maybe a few more. Unless someone has room on a trailer as they go North and would like to ride farther north as in Eagle River Iron River etc or Michigan.
 

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I live right in crivitz and the trail that you ride is probally the one I ride. I would love to do that. Im Probally to young though. Otherwise I would.
 

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Figured I would change the topic a bit. If its alright with erick maybe he will stick it with the NY and MN group ride topics. Hopefully we can start to get some comments and ideas going and work with everyone.
 

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I live in the Escanaba area of Upper Michigan and the border to wisconsin is just over an hour. I would try my best to go on a ride with the members of SF.
 

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Lets get some feedback from everyone that is interested and attempt to get organized a bit here. Everyone list some possible riding area's that they thing would be best. Also some dates that would work etc. The farther North we go the better chance of snow etc.

I would say Eagle River area is a big area for people who like to see more of a town atmoshere etc. If alot of riders are interested in nothing but woods and lots of trails. With very small towns in between that only have a few places to eat and get gas, I know a great place to ride. Not many people his this area because its basically just trails a nothing else. Forest county/Florence county have a great trail system from the 100 Miler, lumberjack, LMT etc on to the blue oxe trail system. This area usually always has snow to ride. However most of the riders here have cabins as the hotel situation is minimum and I mean it. The towns are almost like ghost towns. Also this area is right by the Ironmountain/Kingsford border, so we could also border hop and hit the Michigan trail system. If the doesn't work you can also ride up to the 3 lakes, white lake, elcho area trail system. Or travel on down to the lakewood townsend area. The area Iam suggesting is pretty much in the middle of a lot of good riding area's.

Lets here the suggestions!
 

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I'm up for anything. I've never ridden in Wisconsin before, wouldn't trying it. Hopefully I'll have time off to go. Once a destination is figured out, the next best bit information would have to be how many days the trip would be, 1 or 2.
 

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It sounds like my boss (one of them) who is in charge of scheduling is going to work WITH me for getting weekends off in Jan and Feb. but he wants some solid dates.
What weekend are we thinking of?
Some dates I'm already making plans for are Superbowl Weekend, Daytona 500 Weekend, and our club ride which I think is the 27th of January.
Anything before Christmas would be like pulling teeth, because I'm in retail.
 

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I would prob. join in if my schedule allows, as long as it's some good riding. I'm coming from South of Milwaukee. I don't really care where we stay, I guess we want someplace (bar/restaurant) where we can all hang out and eat and get to know each other and stuff, before and after riding. A big lodge type of place would be cool. Main thing is a good riding area, and good SNOW of course.
 

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My schedule is pretty much open except for Superbowl weekend. Lakewood Townsend area is nice.
Too many people ride in Eagle river/Minocqua area. Trails get beat up fast. Been there done that.

There is a lodge by the casino in Wabeno. Looks like $75/night Fri and Sat. If we got enough people maybe we could get a group rate. I know they used to have all-you-can eat buffets on Fridays and Saturdays for a real reasonable price(under $10) that was 2 years ago. I am not interested in the casino part at all though. Here is a link.

http://www.theindianspringslodge.com/

As far as a room I don't care where I would stay as long as it had a bed. I'm not fussy that way and usually stay at the cheapest place. I know there are cheaper ones in Lakewood/Townsend, around $50/night.
 

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Originally posted by erick
[br]As per a quote in a Polaris ad a few years back... "Superbowl Sunday? Great, let me know who wins." [:)]
Its not the Superbowl thats the stopper, a couple of friends and I usually ride that weekend and if we don't, the local snowmobile drags and circle track races are that Sunday.
 

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For me, Superbowl Sunday is a designated snowmobile riding day. We'll watch most of the game, but the ten hour pre-game show is left behind in the snow dust.
Normally we'll get some eats and watch the first half, and ride to a bar during the halftime show. We usually miss the 2nd half kick-off. Depending how the game is going, we'll sometimes leave toward the end of the 3rd quarter and ride to somewhere else. I'm not one of those guys who has to see every play of the game and analize it.

Daytona 500 is another mandatory snowmobile riding day. Ride, watch part of the race, ride to somewhere else, watch the rest of the race, ride.
 

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Any day with good snow on the trails is a designated riding day. LOL

That's a good idea ACE, let's find out about group rates. A big place would be good so we have a central hub.
 

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Carter Wi sounds like a great place. The casino lodge is a great place to stay. I believe they still have the buffet. Its a good central area too, as you can move out towards townsend/lakewood, or wabeno and all the other towns that suround it. The trails also dont get hit as hard as the bigger area's. The area also has alot of good riding with the National Forest surounding pretty much all of it. Also Laona has a hotel at the Cheney's supper club that should be reasonble price wise.
 

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I was just wondering when you had in mind to do this? I would be willing to travel if I dont have to work ,and what are the snow coditions like in that area cause I live in the U.P.??
 

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I am interested... But I was also wondering when is this going to happen???
 

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We need to set a date as a group. This is the place to start planning things etc. How many are actually interested and how many want to do something like this.
 
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