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Old 08-26-2008, 09:05 PM   #91
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How bout some stories folks. Where did you camp or hotel. What and where did you eat? Where did you gas up?




More photos if you have them.




I started a RR here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=377944
It will be more photos then story.
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Old 08-27-2008, 06:59 PM   #92
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Brush Poppers Do The T.w.a.t.

First I will admit to being noob all the way with posting but must try to explain the fun this trail was for myself and four other brushpopper clubmembers. In two 1/2 days of smiling we manage to conquer the twat enjoying the some of what has to be some of the best trails and roads wisconsin has to offer. Riding three husky 610s, a xt600,and my ride a gs750l with dunlop 404s ,renthal bars,& a kerker header. Yes that is correct a 1980 suzuki street bike, my sanity is always in question. But with solid B enduro skills and a lot of experience with all types of bikes and terrain some have even called goat trails we set out from Milledgeville, IL on friday at 8 am. Through the early light fog our hopes of an epic ride were very high. With the first day in the south things were easy cruising blacktops and mostly maintained gravel or "b" roads making our way to Wildcat State Park to camp be for dark. Be careful of soft blacktop across from Tiny's bar though, one husky leaning on the 'ol xt after a quick one. The ratcoons were very agessive at the park befor morning,pick up trash and lost alittle food. On with day two, the horse and buggie religion is thick in this area but all waved. Just watch out for those "ROAD APPLES".A light over night sprinkle kept the dust down in the morning. But as the day wore on dust was a obstacle to deal with as was more trails with sugar sand and rocky areas. Along with our second closed road and atv riders after all it was saturday. By the end of the day I had taken terra firma samples twice with the big suzuki but still made Clam Lake campground, darn no showers. Sunday showed us a cool sunshiny day perfect for riding except the dust, but now being used to it and adapting to a wide spacing with waiting one rider at a time stopping to mark corners for the next rider in line all went smooth. we all hit our top speed of the trip on one very consistant surfaced long staight gravel road that begged you to twist it to the stops if you dare. At noon we were being splashed by waves of the big lake enjoying zone bars and trailmix. Good Fun! Our adventure continued to rustic roads down the west side of the state in to Mn. &Ia. but thats another story. My verdict FUNFUNFUN Do I recommend any one else to ride this with street tires? no the soft sand in a few areas was incredibly challenging as was the fist plus size rocks even if is only maybe 10% of the ride. Any fear of flattening down pipes or very soft sand should be used as desiding factor for any adventure like this. Well i'm late for supper,but i would like to invite all to BRUSHPOPPERS AMA NATIONAL DUAL SPORT & ADVENTURE RIDE SEPT.20&21 for details www.geocities.com/brushpoppers till next time; Mad Jack
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Old 09-29-2008, 01:02 PM   #93
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fall colors would be nice on the TWAT.
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Old 10-19-2008, 07:30 AM   #94
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1 month ago today I set out to do the TWAT. I have finally found some time to get my pics together, it's been a crazy fall but that's another story.

Just a few of my favorites follow

You can read the full ride report here: http://picasaweb.google.com/rcniss/TWATRide908#

The start

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Ernie goofing off

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The fall colors where just getting started

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A great day for a buggy ride

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A nice sandy two track

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For some reason I think I have seen this picture before

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Fall color near the tower

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My riding partner for Monday was caretaker (Paul)

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Spent Monday night in Hurbster and got some nice shots of a great sunset.

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This is such a great way to see all of what Wisconsin has to offer. From the winding hills of the south west to the big woods of the north and everything inbetween. Thanks Chad for the efforts - I had a ball!

I'm working on a return track from Corny back down to hwy 70 just east of Lorreta Drapper. I know the area well and I thought it might be cool if some ADV riders want a little more fun on there way back south. I need to ride it one more time to make sure all the bugs are out but hope to have it ready in spring.

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Old 10-19-2008, 10:33 AM   #95
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I recently moved from Wisconsin (Eau Claire) to Southern California.

I'm definitely going to check this out for one of my trips back there!
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Old 10-19-2008, 10:45 AM   #96
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That's a great photo ......I'm want to do this ride one day.....

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Old 10-20-2008, 04:16 AM   #97
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That's a great photo ......I'm want to do this ride one day.....
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Old 10-20-2008, 08:02 AM   #98
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Wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-02-2008, 06:49 AM   #99
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great!!

What a great ride! I live in Portage WI, I think that I will plan this ride for next summer!!!
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Old 11-02-2008, 02:16 PM   #100
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Spent Monday night in Hurbster and got some nice shots of a great sunset.





This is such a great way to see all of what Wisconsin has to offer. From the winding hills of the south west to the big woods of the north and everything inbetween. Thanks Chad for the efforts - I had a ball!

I'm working on a return track from Corny back down to hwy 70 just east of Lorreta Drapper. I know the area well and I thought it might be cool if some ADV riders want a little more fun on there way back south. I need to ride it one more time to make sure all the bugs are out but hope to have it ready in spring.

Cheers, Randy
That is such a great photo Randy!

I'm glad you enjoyed the route, heck, I'm glad everyone that has ridden it had enjoyed it so much.

I was lucky enough to be passing through Galena Illinois the night before Randy and Ernie were starting the TWT and I ended up camping with them.

It was great hanging out with you guys!



Randy


Ernie


Ernie had a visitor on his tent in the morning.


If anyone wants the GPS track, just go to the link on my signature and email me, I'll email it to ya.
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:22 PM   #101
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That is such a great photo Randy!
The best part is I was on my 5th or 6th beer by that point
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Old 02-22-2009, 05:07 PM   #102
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How crazy do you have to be to take an SV on T.W.A.T.?
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Old 02-22-2009, 05:27 PM   #103
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How crazy do you have to be to take an SV on T.W.A.T.?
Well, you wouldn't be the first person to ride a street bike on it! I guess it depends on weather or not you like your bike.

If your comfortable riding gravel and take your time, you should be able to do 75% of the route without too much trouble. The other 25% might leave you walking home. the SV has a pretty exposed oil filter which might be a problem.Just be willing to re-route and you should still have a good ride.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:13 PM   #104
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Excellent work!!!!!!!!

Living out the winter doldrums I've been dreaming up my summer ride.

This is now in the top three.

I'm thinking this will get ridden no matter what as I'll now have two (big) rides this summer.
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Old 03-05-2009, 03:00 PM   #105
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gps link

If anybody has a garmin gps link for this ride I would like to have it. Would be a nice weekend ride for me.
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