Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    Senior Member Retro Grouch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    St Peters, Missouri
    My Bikes
    Rans Enduro Sport, Hase Kettweisel Tandem, Merin Bear Valley beater bike
    Posts
    23,947
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    One more work day and I'm off on vacation

    Saturday morning I'm heading up to the Wisconsin North Woods. We're riding from Merrill to Eagle River, riding around for 3 days and then riding back. Weather forcast is sunny with highs in the 70's.

    I fel like a little kid getting ready for summer camp. I've loaded my bike, tools and stuff into the car and I've already gotten most of my clothes ready. As soon as I can throw my tooth brush into my bag I'll be set to go.

  2. #2
    Banned. The Weak Link's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Post-partisan Paradise
    My Bikes
    GF Wahoo '05, Trek T1000 '04, Lemond Buenos Aires '07
    Posts
    4,936
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    May the skies be blue and the wind at your back.

  3. #3
    jwh
    jwh is offline
    Senior Member jwh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Sagamore Hills, OH
    My Bikes
    Trek Fuel EX8, Miyata 914,Trek Madone 5.2, Kona Jake The Snake
    Posts
    220
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    We're leaving on vacation Saturday too.
    Heading south to the Smokey Mts. and Nashville. I'm taking my mountain bike.
    My problem is I haven't even thought about packing yet!

  4. #4
    Violin guitar mandolin
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Friendsville, TN, USA
    My Bikes
    Wilier Thor, Fuji Professional, LeMond Wayzata
    Posts
    1,171
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Smokies are fun. But the park only allows road riding. There's still Tsali. If you can ride on roads, 129 through the mountains is fun in the mornings, before the motorcycles start up. Just 40 miles from me.

  5. #5
    Senior Member DnvrFox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    20,899
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    Saturday morning I'm heading up to the Wisconsin North Woods. We're riding from Merrill to Eagle River, riding around for 3 days and then riding back. Weather forcast is sunny with highs in the 70's.

    I fel like a little kid getting ready for summer camp. I've loaded my bike, tools and stuff into the car and I've already gotten most of my clothes ready. As soon as I can throw my tooth brush into my bag I'll be set to go.
    Please don't get "fit" in the process.

    I've been to Eagle River many, many moons ago. We rented a cabin at Sunset Lake - my son, Tim, was in heaven because he could fish all day from the dock at the cabin.

    Nice country. Have fun.

  6. #6
    Lincoln, CA Mojo Slim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Lincoln, CA
    My Bikes
    94 Giant ATX 760, 2001 Biachi Eros, 2005 Giant OCR2 Composite +
    Posts
    2,229
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm retired. I don't have "weekends".
    Truth is stranger than reality.
    '96 Giant ATX 760 MTB
    '01 Bianchi Eros
    '05 Giant OCR Llimited Carbon Fiber + upgrades

  7. #7
    His Brain is Gone! Tom Bombadil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Paoli, Wisconsin
    My Bikes
    RANS Stratus, Bridgestone CB-1, Trek 7600, Sun EZ-Rider AX, Fuji Absolute 1.0, Cayne Rambler 3
    Posts
    9,980
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've only been up there one time. Pretty area. It will be several degrees cooler there than down here in southern Wisconsin.

    Those kind of trips are a lot of fun.

    I'm thinking of heading over to Prairie Du Chien, along the Mississippi River, and across it to Lafayette, IA tomorrow. I love the bluffs along the river and there are some great effigy mounds in the area too.
    "Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour

    There are two types of road bikers: bikers who are faster than me, and me. Bruce Cameron - Denver Post

  8. #8
    His Brain is Gone! Tom Bombadil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Paoli, Wisconsin
    My Bikes
    RANS Stratus, Bridgestone CB-1, Trek 7600, Sun EZ-Rider AX, Fuji Absolute 1.0, Cayne Rambler 3
    Posts
    9,980
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Am considering heading up to Stevens Point next weekend for the big recumbent festival & meet. That's only 50 miles from Merrill.
    "Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour

    There are two types of road bikers: bikers who are faster than me, and me. Bruce Cameron - Denver Post

  9. #9
    Senior Member George's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Katy Texas
    My Bikes
    Specialized Roubaix
    Posts
    5,290
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Have a good time Retro, I hope it cools off for you.
    George

  10. #10
    His Brain is Gone! Tom Bombadil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Paoli, Wisconsin
    My Bikes
    RANS Stratus, Bridgestone CB-1, Trek 7600, Sun EZ-Rider AX, Fuji Absolute 1.0, Cayne Rambler 3
    Posts
    9,980
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Current predictions for that area are the low 80s, around 80-82 over the next few days.

    Next week it is going to be in the mid-70s up there.
    "Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour

    There are two types of road bikers: bikers who are faster than me, and me. Bruce Cameron - Denver Post

  11. #11
    Team Poseur Metric Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Beaumont, CA
    My Bikes
    2012 Motobecane Ti SRAM Red/2008 Trek Madone SRAM Force
    Posts
    1,331
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Must be that time of year. I'm heading out tomorrow for the Colorado river, 9 days. Taking the bike to get at least 20 miles a day at the crack of dawn, should be well into the 100's so I need to get out early.

    Have a good time Retro.
    The thoughts and opinions expressed by this poster are his own and should not be misconstrued as gospel. They are and were not meant to inflame, enrage or otherwise tick anyone off, usually.
    2012 Ti Motobecane with SRAM Red 2013~2008 Trek Madone with SRAM Force~2010 Specialized Hardrock 29er~2006 Trek 4300~Garmin 800 CTR
    Mark

  12. #12
    Don't mince words Red Rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Vacaville, CA
    My Bikes
    '08 Orbea Diva "The Avocado"; Specialized Dolce comp "Sweet Thang"; Co-Motion Roadster "Blue Jay", Fuji Team Pro
    Posts
    6,886
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sounds like fun -- never been there, so please post plenty of pics; we may want to make that a destination for future vacations.

    I'm impressed that you're already packed.

    Have a great time!
    When my feet hit the floor in the morning, Satan shudders and says, "Oh, *****, she's awake!"

    Visit my blog.

  13. #13
    Senior Member Retro Grouch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    St Peters, Missouri
    My Bikes
    Rans Enduro Sport, Hase Kettweisel Tandem, Merin Bear Valley beater bike
    Posts
    23,947
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    Please don't get "fit" in the process.
    No danger there:

    This is WISCONSIN that we're going to. They have ice cream with a butter fat content that justifes a real high cardialogist disapproval rateing. Historically I've gained a little weight on these bicycling trips.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •