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  1. The riding around Madison is mostly back roads, gravel, shallow water crossings, stuff like that. The photos on the ADVrider thread give a pretty good indication of the local terrain, and there are a number of other threads about rides there. You can do a search for Madison, but a lot of the hits will be for Madison, Wisconsin, which is also listed in the "Central" forum. I've encountered all levels of riders up there and rides will sometimes drift into groups acording to skill level and choice of bike. Sounds like we'll have the bases well-covered on both accounts, so I'm sure everyone will fit in somewhere. Bike choices are currently ranging from an XT250 through a 950SE, that I've heard of.
  2. Saturday, March 17, 2012, conditions permitting. Around here, the middle of March can produce anything from snow to thunderstorms, 70+/sunny to tornadoes. Let's not forget flooding. I guess most of us are beginning to feel the effects of cabin fever. In the interest of preserving my sanity and yours, I thought it would be fun to pick a somewhat arbitrary date far a day trip in the Madison area and see if anyone's interested. There's a thread started over on ADVrider that has a poll and pics and video and stuff, but I'm unsure if linking to other forums is allowed here. If you'd like to see it, the thread title is the same over there and it's listed in the Regional Forums > Central. I'm planning to be on the DR-Z400, but have ridden this area on a 950A and got along just fine. Initially, let's plan on the usual meeting at WalMart and heading out around 10:00am, finishing the afternoon eating wherever gets the most recommendations. In searching back through all the NOAA and NWS records I could locate, there seems to be a significant warming trend that peaks statistically around the 15th of March. Nothing balmy, but usually quite a bit above freezing. By then, I suspect we'll be ready for a ride regardless of the temps! At any rate, I'm sure the slab bridges iced-over would be not one whit slicker than when covered with that snot-slick moss in mid-summer. Who's interested?
  3. Just across the Ohio River, northeast of Louisville. Saturday, March 17, 2012, conditions permitting. Around here, the middle of March can produce anything from snow to thunderstorms, 70+/sunny to tornadoes. Let's not forget flooding. I guess most of us are beginning to feel the effects of cabin fever. In the interest of preserving my sanity and yours, I thought it would be fun to pick a somewhat arbitrary date far a day trip in the Madison area and see if anyone's interested. There's a thread started over on ADVrider that has a poll and pics and video and stuff, but I'm unsure if linking to other forums is allowed here. If you'd like to see it, the thread title is the same over there and it's listed in the Regional Forums > Central. I'm planning to be on the DR-Z400, but have ridden this area on a 950A and got along just fine. Initially, let's plan on the usual meeting at WalMart and heading out around 10:00am, finishing the afternoon eating wherever gets the most recommendations. In searching back through all the NOAA and NWS records I could locate, there seems to be a significant warming trend that peaks statistically around the 15th of March. Nothing balmy, but usually quite a bit above freezing. By then, I suspect we'll be ready for a ride regardless of the temps! At any rate, I'm sure the slab bridges iced-over would be not one whit slicker than when covered with that snot-slick moss in mid-summer. Who's interested?
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