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    Kettlepalooza - Greenbush Renaissance

    Over the last two years the trails at the Greenbush cluster have been completely revamped. The original color coded loops were xc ski trails that were used for MTB off-season. The locals up there have been busy building MTB specific singletrack nestled among the original xc ski loops. The trails are almost all done, but the last loop still needs to be completed. If I remember correctly, 7 of the 9 miles are complete. My idea for a gathering called Kettlepaloosa, is to go up there and do a trail day with a bunch of us from around the state. They have a nice group campground that is right on the trails that we could camp at and after the workday on a Saturday morning, we could do a big group ride and then Bubba-Q like the Romans used ta do. More riding on Sunday too. I'm talk'n with a couple of the trail crew bosses to set a date that works with their schedules.

    Does this sound interesting to any of you?

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    sweet...

    Hell yes this sounds good.

    I'll drum up some support from the Madison area.

    Bear

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    I'd be down if it was on a week day, I work weekends

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    Yep. Count me interested.

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    Sounds interesting!! Depending on the weekend I may be game.

    And, I am a dirty boss!

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    Map?

    Can you give us an idea where this is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt Dizzy
    Can you give us an idea where this is?

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    Roughly 20 miles west of Sheboygan.

    Link to a pdf map of the Kettle Morraine State Forest - Northern Unit

    Greenbush is at the top of the map.

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    Thanks

    It's on the way to my mother-in-law's place. Cool!

    Walt

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    i'm down! i am so built for manual labor. name the dayand time and i will work like an indentured servant.
    good idea dude.
    hey! it's like 30 and it's only 7am. we'll be riding soon.
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    Greenbush Trails

    Hey Everyone,

    I've been leading the volunteer efforts up here in the Northern Kettle Moraine. The new trails are coming along nicely and an event like this may be what's needed to put them over the top. Great riding, good friends, and a BBQ to boot. We're working on securing a date so stay tuned! The new trails are numbered 1-4. Trails 1-3 are complete and Gomez is correct we have about 2-3 miles left to complete. If someone could help me out I could post an aerial photo of the new trail layout.

    Randy

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    Sweet!....email me the photo and I can get it posted up here.

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    KMNU Greenbush New MTB Trails

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    GOTT ROCKS ??????????????

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    how long are the individual loops now?
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    Loops 1, 2, and 3 combined are just over 7 miles. When loop 4 is complete their should be about 10 miles total with all 4 loops combined. It's not super technical but it's a roller coaster that's physically demanding. No Rest! The new trails also have really good flow.

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    i've ridden there many times. not lately tho. wasnt sure if the loops were any longer. it's a fave place.
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    Sweet Pink Is Still there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Normbilt
    Sweet Pink Is Still there!
    Not for long. Once trails 1,2,3, & 4 are complete the colored two track trails will be closed to bikes.

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    pink isn't 2 track is it? it was uber short, rocky and reminded me of a bmx track. i'm old tho. maybe my memory is fading...
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    Your memory is correct. Pink is not really two track. It's wide with a single ribbon of dirt. Anyway anything that is a ski trail in the winter will be closed to biking in the summer. You can probably figure out who is to blame for this ban. On the upside instead of us bikers being displaced we get a whole new trail system. Although many families and recreational bikers will be dissapointed that they can no longer ride the ski trails. The singletrack will be too much for many of these types of riders to handle.

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    We've got two group camp-sites reserved for the weekend of October 2-4, 2009, so mark your calendars!

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    The pink is my favorite too. Used to ride that one right at the lunatic fringe of coming unglued. I'll miss it.
    Ride a decent line, won't ya!

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    October?

    Why is the trail day at the end of the season? Or is there still going to be an earlier Kettlepalooza?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjohnson
    Why is the trail day at the end of the season? Or is there still going to be an earlier Kettlepalooza?
    Scheduling is always a complicated process. Initially we planned for June, but were unable to secure campsites. We also want to invite trail crews from other regions across MN/WI and found that most crews are quite busy early in the season. This October date will also allow ample time for planning and soliciting sponsors.

    There's nothing stopping us from posting a group ride up there earlier in the season. I know I'll be up there in June for a weekend of riding....post something up!

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