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« on: October 11, 2016, 05:02:11 PM »

Early Bird Ride  - Bond Falls

Wednesday 9-6-2017

Time: 9:00am Kick Stands up and rolling at 9:10am
Meet at: Krist Station just north of Pointe Resort - 208 Oneida St, Minocqua, WI 54548


Stops

--Watersmeet - Stretch/Pick Up Snack Stop before heading into the falls  Opportunity for gas

--Bond Falls - We will spend an hour here.

--Bruce Crossing for Lunch Opportunity for gas

Options for lunch here are Chars Cafe, Twilleys, Sub Shop, Family T=Resturant and Settlers Co-Op
(everything I read points to Twilleys or Chars (a lot like the little cafe we ate in Shady Valley))  No matter where you go after 70 minutes we will meet back at Chars.

--Manitowish Waters - Gas Stop (136 miles from start)



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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2016, 03:10:29 AM »

Bond falls is a beautiful place and you can walk up to the top of it get real up close to it.
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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2016, 05:11:11 PM »

You mean like this?












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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2017, 02:49:40 PM »

I have altered the ride on Wednesday a bit to include a more scenic and twisty route on way to Bond Falls.  Attached a gpx file to import into a GPS.


Right below this post you will see Bondfalls-Wednesday.gpx  click to download.

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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2017, 05:56:41 PM »

Maggie, are you sure that all the scoots can do 136 miles without stopping for gas?  All of my Maxi-Scooters have had about 4 gallon gas tanks and at 40 miles to the gallon that's 120 miles.  To make 136 miles the scooter needs to get 44 miles to the gallon and the tank needs to be completely full when it leaves the gas station.  Often times there's a little air bubble in the gas tank and you have maybe a quart less then full and don't know it.  136 miles between fill ups on a four gallon maxi-scooter is going to at least have a lot of people riding in to the gas station near the end of their reserve.

Not meaning to be a kill joy or jerk, but maybe you need to tell people to buy gas at lunch if they're worried about the 136 miles?
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2017, 06:18:33 PM »

The first stop we make before Bond Falls has gas (52 miles) , the lunch spot (20 miles from first stop) has gas.  On way home stop is planned for 69 miles from lunch if not sooner if I find a spot of interest.  After that Minocqua is 23 miles from last planned spot.

There's plenty of opportunities for gas at stops I will make.  I would never do more than miles than needed with this group without a break since we all have varying riding styles.    No one to my knowledge ever ran out of gas on one of my rally rides to date ;)


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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2017, 01:44:25 PM »

All of my Maxi-Scooters have had about 4 gallon gas tanks and at 40 miles to the gallon that's 120 miles.
I believe that's 160 miles Rich.
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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2017, 05:30:14 PM »

All of my Maxi-Scooters have had about 4 gallon gas tanks and at 40 miles to the gallon that's 120 miles.
I believe that's 160 miles Rich.

Rich is like Chuck Norris, but even more awesome. If he says it's 120, then it's 120.

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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2017, 02:29:44 PM »

All of my Maxi-Scooters have had about 4 gallon gas tanks and at 40 miles to the gallon that's 120 miles.
I believe that's 160 miles Rich.
That's an "alternative fact" for some! 
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« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2017, 12:48:56 PM »

I'll bet his math is a lot better when figuring his fees!
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« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2017, 05:03:01 PM »

Don't believe Mark, that's "Fake News".  Everyone knows that 40 x 4 is 120 and anyone who says different is Anti-American.  I think that doesn't work for me unless my name is the same as the key cards in a bridge game.  Seriously, I always think of how far I can go before the reserve light comes on and not how far can I go before empty.  Also Maggie my apology I must have read your post wrong and misunderstood.

I never know what my schedule will bring in life, so I never confirm going to a rally until near the last minute, but seeing how close this one is I'll probably show up for at least a part of it.  Then you guys can ask me in person how does a guy go to ten years of college and say 4 x 40 is 120.
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« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2017, 08:28:49 PM »

... snipped ... you guys can ask me in person how does a guy go to ten years of college and say 4 x 40 is 120.

No need to ask Rich as your statement it's pretty self-explanatory.  Looking back now, I bet you're thinking maybe skipping out on your final 2 years of college wasn't such a wise choice?



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« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2017, 10:39:04 PM »

Lawyers are terrible at math.  Don't ask me how I know ;)


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« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2017, 06:44:19 AM »

Hi Maggie....

In the gpx file you sent out for the Wednesday early-bird ride, there is what I think is an error.

The gpx file route from Presque Isle down to Manitowish Waters plots the route down what Google Maps calls "Logging Road", and streetview at the ends shows it's a dirt logging track.

To me, it looks like the route should come west from Presque Isle on "W", then just west of Presque Isle Lake turn south on "P", then west on "K" from North Lakeland Elementary School, then re-join W just above Rest Lake where we turn south to Manitowish Waters.

Can you confirm please because I was trying to load the route into my GPS before the trip.

thanks
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ps. I'd have posted a screen shot but now that we've lost Photobucket I can't host an image anywhere. But if you zoom in on Google Maps you can see what I mean.
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« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2017, 02:06:01 PM »

Will take a look, thanks. Should have been W to P to K to W.  Not sure how it changed. I even have no unpaved surfaces checked.  Will alter and resend.   Reviewing I might change that entire part to Old Crab Lake Rd to Papoose to W

I never use a GPS and this is why ;)
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« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2017, 02:41:56 PM »

Will take a look, thanks. Should have been W to P to K to W.  Not sure how it changed. I even have no unpaved surfaces checked.  Will alter and resend.   Reviewing I might change that entire part to Old Crab Lake Rd to Papoose to W

I never use a GPS and this is why ;)

Ok Maggie. I'm not trying to be critical as I know how hard it is to plan good routes. Your efforts in putting this whole shebang together is greatly appreciated!

I never have a route issue when I plan routes (in Basecamp) and load them into my own GPS. The problems always arise when others ask for a copy of the route so they can load it into theirs. I've found that unless they have the exact same parameters in their units as what I used to design the route, subtle differences can creep in.

I've had to plan and tweak 11 route files covering almost 6,000 km for this trip so I can sympathize with you. It's a bit easier for me because I have a big 30" monitor for my map program and am also using a two monitor setup.

As long as you don't lead us into the swamp I'll be a happy camper.

Steve.

ps. Leading us into temptation is another matter entirely! LOL!!! 
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« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2017, 03:28:09 PM »

No worries.  I have always been a map, pen, and paper person.  Of late people ask me for copies of my GPX.  So I figured since we own two bright and shiny $800 GPS units I should learn.... I suppose.  

We just did a 1300 mile 5 day trip to Arkansas with the GPS mounted to the bike and never turned it on :-)

See how this works, Steve.


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« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2017, 06:19:03 PM »

Yup, that's got it.  Figured that's what it should have been. Looks like nice roads to ride.

I'll differ with you in that I love my GPS and the mastery of long-distance riding it gives to me. Makes it so stress free when the navigation is all taken care of after the advance planning in front of the computer. But I still have paper backups and good old fashioned road maps from the CAA/AAA.
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