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  • Illinois-Wisconsin Ride

    Had my longest ride yet yesterday. 397 miles with my riding buddy and his wife (they're my son's in-laws).

    From near O'Hare in Illinois to my sister's place north of Madison, WI on U.S. 12 to Wisconsin 73 and County V in Dane County. Then up to the Merrimac ferry and north to Baraboo via County V and Wisconsin 113. From there on County A to Lake Delton outside Wisconsin Dells. My folks used to have a cottage on the east side of the lake. Then came back down U.S. 12 to Wisconsin 78 and 92 west of Madison. Some great twisty roads with little traffic. Took longer especially with the detour on 92 that added about 20 miles but it was worth it. Finally connected with U.S. 14 to come back home through Janesville, WI.

    The weather was great though a little on the warm side.
    Bud
    HERD Member #84

    (Guardian bell from hockeydawg12 and his wife, Jean!)

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    Hey Doorgunner, good to see you back. Sounds like a nice ride. Last year my buddy and I did the Ferry, it was a lot of fun. There are some nice roads up in that area and that's usually where we head also for some nice riding. We'll have to hook up with the other Illinois HERD members for another ride this summer.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Geespot View Post
      Hey Doorgunner, good to see you back. Sounds like a nice ride. Last year my buddy and I did the Ferry, it was a lot of fun. There are some nice roads up in that area and that's usually where we head also for some nice riding. We'll have to hook up with the other Illinois HERD members for another ride this summer.
      It was a great ride and I agree that we need to hook up for a ride this summer.
      Bud
      HERD Member #84

      (Guardian bell from hockeydawg12 and his wife, Jean!)

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      • #4
        397 miles without pictures? Anything....Toss us a bone! It sounded like a fun ride.
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        • #5
          Sounds like a great ride! But you know what they say, if there are no pics it didn't happen! lol
          Jeff
          09 FLHRCI
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          • #6
            I am only 40 miles from the Dells and haven't had the chance to ride that area yet. Sounds like a good time.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by TheBoss View Post
              397 miles without pictures? Anything....Toss us a bone! It sounded like a fun ride.
              Originally posted by jirvin View Post
              Sounds like a great ride! But you know what they say, if there are no pics it didn't happen! lol
              Then I guess it didn't happen except in my mind. Since it was a "working" ride, I never even thought to take my camera. Dumb, I know.
              Bud
              HERD Member #84

              (Guardian bell from hockeydawg12 and his wife, Jean!)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Check 6 View Post
                I am only 40 miles from the Dells and haven't had the chance to ride that area yet. Sounds like a good time.
                You should try it, I think you may like it. We took 12 down to Sauk City and immediately after crossing the river, turned right on Wisconsin 78 and traveled down to Mt. Horeb where we picked up 92. The best part was on 78 and a little way on 92 to about Belleville. It may have been more fun to take 69 south of Mt. Horeb to New Glarus or Monticello from what I remember of that area from years past.

                The pavement was a little rough textured but smooth and clear of sand and debris. Let us know if you go down that way. (And take pics, unlike me!)
                Bud
                HERD Member #84

                (Guardian bell from hockeydawg12 and his wife, Jean!)

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                • #9
                  Will do Brother. I would like to ride to New Glarus and sip on some fresh cold Spotted Cow. YUM! Does the HERD have a drink yet? Spotted Cow might be the ticket.:chugger
                  - Eric [HERD Member #123]
                  US ARMY MP 1996 - 2003
                  2011 FLHX103 Street Glide (His)
                  2008 FXDB Street Bob (Hers)

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                  • #10
                    DG, sounds like ya had a great ride!!! Thumbs up!!!!!
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