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    Good job! Milwaukee / Wisconsin Rides

    Anyone who is interested in full season rides year round in Wisconsin, around the Milwaukee area, should email me @ [email protected] for ride scheduling.
    I ride 4-5 days / week year round and in any temps above 30 (some times lower if the CALL is strong) and have no preference to the degree of challenge; it's all good to me.

    No cry babies or slackers and no flakes-

    Ride far and drop high-

    "Some go just where they want ... and some never Go!"

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    What kind of trails you ride?

    Greetings fellow Brewcity rider. What all do you ride around here? Road? Oak Leaf? I've been living around the metro area for a few years now, and unfortunately their aren't a whole lot of choices in SE WI. Petrified Springs down by Kenosha is a mess, never hit the Bong - read it's not that great (Bong Rec Area I'm talking BTW), south Kettles is OK - gets a bit repeatative though, north Kettles - ditto, Blue Mound (Madison) - good although not a lot of miles for a whole lot of driving, Quarry Park (Sheboygan) - OK, Bonzai in downtown/east side - is that really mountainbiking? Riding along the lake is OK in the summer.

    I generally ride south kettles, sheboygan, Baird's Creek in Green Bay, or points north. Last year was my best biking year thus far because I hit many new trails. Nine Mile, Razorback Ridges, Levis Mound, state trails around Minoqua, and CAMBA @ Cable/Hayward.

    I may be down for a ride once the trails dry up. I'm not much of a mudder anymore. It's not good for trails, and well to be honest I hate cleaning my bike!

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    Good job! Wassup TrackRider ...

    Quote Originally Posted by wi1trackrider
    Greetings fellow Brewcity rider. What all do you ride around here? Road? Oak Leaf? I've been living around the metro area for a few years now, and unfortunately their aren't a whole lot of choices in SE WI. Petrified Springs down by Kenosha is a mess, never hit the Bong - read it's not that great (Bong Rec Area I'm talking BTW), south Kettles is OK - gets a bit repeatative though, north Kettles - ditto, Blue Mound (Madison) - good although not a lot of miles for a whole lot of driving, Quarry Park (Sheboygan) - OK, Bonzai in downtown/east side - is that really mountainbiking? Riding along the lake is OK in the summer.

    I generally ride south kettles, sheboygan, Baird's Creek in Green Bay, or points north. Last year was my best biking year thus far because I hit many new trails. Nine Mile, Razorback Ridges, Levis Mound, state trails around Minoqua, and CAMBA @ Cable/Hayward.

    I may be down for a ride once the trails dry up. I'm not much of a mudder anymore. It's not good for trails, and well to be honest I hate cleaning my bike!
    I don't do mud either; it sucks and wears the equipment too fast ... ignorant.
    Bong sucks ... it's a marsh and flat and simple; waste of time.
    I hit Merrimack for altitudes and single tracks and speed and some nice air and drops; about 30 feet is the best drop in I have found there.
    Have to let it dry up though or it's one big slick slide all the way down and that sucks.
    Raced WORS DH/DS there last year, after it poured for two days straight ... sick.
    Had mud behind my glasses it was so terrible and had to wash down the bike after every run ... sick.
    Devil's Head resort or the near by state forest grounds 10 miles away from Devil's Head.

    I usually ride all the concrete I can find and then climb St. Mary's hill several times to bump up the HR to 170-180 and then settle in for some distance at 150-160 bpms till I hit the river trail (Bonsai) and race the trail from North Ave to Hampton and then race the other back south to North again
    You can make the technical aspects worth while if you fall into Trials mode and take in the close work that's there, if you want it.
    I usually have no trouble with either side at speed because I ride it so much, although I never remember any of it with much detail until I am on it and have to manage what's before me.
    I am able to keep the HR high though, and sustained, and this is good base work; 170-190 bpms.
    15 miles round trip and plenty of yee-ha's along the way.

    I mix everything in so I can stay sharp on everything because I am an Extreme Rider and I know how much strength and stamina comes in to play on the Real Terrains I usually gravitate to, Tucson, Moab, BC ect,.
    Headed for BC here shortly for good; Pemberton BC, between three provincal mnt parks and 30 mins outside of Whistler and 10 mins from Golder ... Nirvana.

    Opening a professional training center for athletes who are truely serious of thier endeavor in cycling.
    All disciplines especially dirt.

    I am up for any rides that are taxing and difficult to manage technically; the "harder" the better.
    I enjoy great rides and good company so we all have a great ride and time out there with our sevles and each other and I love to laugh ... at everything!

    I hunt terrain more than anything else when putting the ride together; it's the ride that counts ... the terrain experience.
    I have six mountain bikes that cover all the disciplines from XC/XC-R to DH/E-FR and I keep them ride ready all the time ... they have their own room (sick eh?).

    I ride two days on, one off year round so I never fall below base 5 in CVP values; been riding a two wheeler since I was five; no BS ... just a natural attraction for me and it has never ended ... I am 49 now (chronologically) and 25-27 biologically (DHEA Sulphate test).
    I really love breathing deep and riding far and living well; this time around, anyway.

    Stay in touch and we can hook up for big sweat, if you are game!

    Life is beautiful ... surfing the geological waves!!!

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    What about urban?

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    Hills in Milwaukee area???

    I've been working on getting in shape for the coming riding season. What I need to improve the most is my climbing skills/endurance. Where can I find some big hills to work on in the Milwaukee area? Ideas??

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    Fun trails in Wisconsin

    You guys need to get over here on the western edge of Wisconsin and sample some of the sweet singletrack at the Human Powered trails in LaCrosse and Holtzinger lodge ( Which is actually in Minnesota, but you can see it from Wisconsin ). Levis Mound is great too but they could use a little TLC...Still an amazing trail system though. I haven't gotten to ride Kettle, Nine Mile or Camba yet but I will this year for sure. If anyone wants to ride, holler at me!

    Human Powered trails in LaCrosse! The best in WI?
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    [QUOTE=rokklym]You guys need to get over here on the western edge of Wisconsin and sample some of the sweet singletrack at the Human Powered trails in LaCrosse and Holtzinger lodge ( Which is actually in Minnesota, but you can see it from Wisconsin ). Levis Mound is great too but they could use a little TLC...Still an amazing trail system though. I haven't gotten to ride Kettle, Nine Mile or Camba yet but I will this year for sure. If anyone wants to ride, holler at me!

    Human Powered trails in LaCrosse! The best in WI?


    Agreed. Those are definitely the best trails I've rode in WI, IMO, compared to southern or nothern kettle moraine. I wish I either: lived in LaCrosse, would be able to drive w/out prents (should happen April 22) and to drive out to the area (parents don't like the idea so it won't happen)


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    my prayers might just be answered

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodVibrations
    Anyone who is interested in full season rides year round in Wisconsin, around the Milwaukee area, should email me @ [email protected] for ride scheduling.
    I ride 4-5 days / week year round and in any temps above 30 (some times lower if the CALL is strong) and have no preference to the degree of challenge; it's all good to me.

    No cry babies or slackers and no flakes-

    Ride far and drop high-

    "Some go just where they want ... and some never Go!"
    Of course I'm interested. I know they're not the best trails in the area, but the ones at crystal ridge ski hill suit the purpose for me. I don't know if you've rode them before or not. This happens to be where I get most of my dirt riding time, due to the fact I live literallly down the street from the trails, and that I don't have my driver's lisence (sp?), YET.

    I've been thinking, I ride nearly everyday that I can, even if on the road, which is most of the time, I want to ride dirt more but havent found anyone that is willing or would ride near daily on dirt. I really wnat to find a riding parter to train with because I want to do the 12hr metro race solo, which would require a lot of training for. My dad thinks I'm nuts for this, and he wants a team of me, him and possibly one other person.

    Andrew

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    Need 411 on Human Powered Trails/TNT

    rokklym - how many miles in the whole Human Powered Trails/TNT area? I checked out the website, I gather about 6+1 = 7? Also, do they close the trails down at all in the summer after rain? I'm thinking of hitting this area this summer, and would like to know some specifics cause I'd be driving a bit to get there. Do they have a trails condition hotline, or post conditions on the website? Any info. is appreciated.

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    Human powered trails

    Hey,
    The Human powered trails in LaCrosse are growing at a pretty good pace. The LaCrosse Velo club is awesome and they build trails every Thursday in Summer, so basicly everytime I went up there last year ( which was 1 or 2 times a week ) there was new trail to ride. I'd say if you hit all the loops and TNT you have 15+ miles on. That includes about 2 miles on road to get to the TNT and back. If you like technical singletrack with a good amount of logs and switchbacks, you'll like the HPT. It takes alot of practice to ride these trails without dabbing.
    The trails don't get closed after rain but most riders from LaCrosse are good about not riding if the trails are really wet. The good news is that it takes a pretty heavy rain to get the trails muddy. If you look at the IMBA trail building guide, the HPT trails are straight out of that book, really well designed!
    If you seriosly need trail info you can email me and I'll let ya know.
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    the HPP is great. I grew up in Lacrosse, and I just loved to see those blosom. Its too bad I couldnt stick around longer. But, in LAX there are plenty of trials if you know how to find them.

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    HPP trails

    I've been lucky enough to ride the HPP trails twice so far this year. The trails are in great shape and only soft in a few spots. The only thing that dissapointed me was that there were a few tech spots that people were starting to ride around and making a side trail. I'm sure these are newbies doing this but we all have to inform people that this kinda thing isn't acceptable. There is no shame in getting off and walking a section thats too tough for you. Come back and ride it when your skills are up to the task, don't bring a trail down to your level. I'm going to go try to ride the trails soon on my new 6" travel bike, could be quite an adventure!
    So, how are the trails in the rest of the state? abnyone have any info?

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    Yea, some of the trails at HPP are kinda rough for the newbies. I remember when they first started making them most of the shop guys were just going for what they wanted to see, this happened and some of the people that were new to riding brought up that issue. Last time I checked they were rtying to make trials at all leavels.
    People going around, does present a problem.

    As for other WI trails, I would recomend learning the CAMBA system.

    I used to go up there a few weeks a year just to ride, great trails. One ST loop called Rock Lake, maybe my favorite trail EVER. But rumor has it that they relocated the trail, what a shame.

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    Rock Lake

    Yeah. I heard they did some relocation work on that trail, but I thought I heard that it was supposed to be really good still. Hopefully I'll have a chance to find out this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YonderUnit
    Of course I'm interested. I know they're not the best trails in the area, but the ones at crystal ridge ski hill suit the purpose for me. I don't know if you've rode them before or not. This happens to be where I get most of my dirt riding time, due to the fact I live literallly down the street from the trails, and that I don't have my driver's lisence (sp?), YET.

    I've been thinking, I ride nearly everyday that I can, even if on the road, which is most of the time, I want to ride dirt more but havent found anyone that is willing or would ride near daily on dirt. I really wnat to find a riding parter to train with because I want to do the 12hr metro race solo, which would require a lot of training for. My dad thinks I'm nuts for this, and he wants a team of me, him and possibly one other person.

    Andrew
    Andrew and group,
    Does anyone know if/when the metro mountainbikers are gonna start weekly racing at crystal ridge? I used to ride up there a few years ago and want to get back into it.
    I also raced in the 12hr metro a few years back, damn near killed me at the time. But I'm out of shape.

    Jonny Z

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoodVibrations
    I don't do mud either; it sucks and wears the equipment too fast ... ignorant.
    Bong sucks ... it's a marsh and flat and simple; waste of time.
    I hit Merrimack for altitudes and single tracks and speed and some nice air and drops; about 30 feet is the best drop in I have found there.
    Have to let it dry up though or it's one big slick slide all the way down and that sucks.
    Raced WORS DH/DS there last year, after it poured for two days straight ... sick.
    Had mud behind my glasses it was so terrible and had to wash down the bike after every run ... sick.
    Devil's Head resort or the near by state forest grounds 10 miles away from Devil's Head.

    I usually ride all the concrete I can find and then climb St. Mary's hill several times to bump up the HR to 170-180 and then settle in for some distance at 150-160 bpms till I hit the river trail (Bonsai) and race the trail from North Ave to Hampton and then race the other back south to North again
    You can make the technical aspects worth while if you fall into Trials mode and take in the close work that's there, if you want it.
    I usually have no trouble with either side at speed because I ride it so much, although I never remember any of it with much detail until I am on it and have to manage what's before me.
    I am able to keep the HR high though, and sustained, and this is good base work; 170-190 bpms.
    15 miles round trip and plenty of yee-ha's along the way.

    I mix everything in so I can stay sharp on everything because I am an Extreme Rider and I know how much strength and stamina comes in to play on the Real Terrains I usually gravitate to, Tucson, Moab, BC ect,.
    Headed for BC here shortly for good; Pemberton BC, between three provincal mnt parks and 30 mins outside of Whistler and 10 mins from Golder ... Nirvana.

    Opening a professional training center for athletes who are truely serious of thier endeavor in cycling.
    All disciplines especially dirt.

    I am up for any rides that are taxing and difficult to manage technically; the "harder" the better.
    I enjoy great rides and good company so we all have a great ride and time out there with our sevles and each other and I love to laugh ... at everything!

    I hunt terrain more than anything else when putting the ride together; it's the ride that counts ... the terrain experience.
    I have six mountain bikes that cover all the disciplines from XC/XC-R to DH/E-FR and I keep them ride ready all the time ... they have their own room (sick eh?).

    I ride two days on, one off year round so I never fall below base 5 in CVP values; been riding a two wheeler since I was five; no BS ... just a natural attraction for me and it has never ended ... I am 49 now (chronologically) and 25-27 biologically (DHEA Sulphate test).
    I really love breathing deep and riding far and living well; this time around, anyway.

    Stay in touch and we can hook up for big sweat, if you are game!

    Life is beautiful ... surfing the geological waves!!!
    Dude, you sound like a maniac. Ride on!

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