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Old 12-06-2019, 07:57 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks Cheif! we normally ride all over vilas and east portion of iron then the up. Have been riding out of presque isle for years. looking to base further west and ditch the crowded areas. Except we have No interest in hurley really. North end of the flowage there seemed like a good spot to base out of?
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I have thirty+ years of experience on the Flowage take my advice when out there keep your eyes moving from left to right side to side stay aware. I was there a few years ago when a gal got killed she got tunnel vision and ran an intersection on the Flowage.


If you must race, check the lake first run it down making sure all obstructions are clear then race back. When the race is done stay in your lane and come to a stop with your breaks flashing and hand in the air do not turn left or right till the other racers catch up and are beside you an at a complete stop next to you.

31 years ago we lost a boy from town on the flowage he thought the race was over and turned into his oncoming friends and got T-boned.


The T flowage is one of the most beautiful spots in Wisconsin IMO take time to enjoy the scenery.
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I have thirty+ years of experience on the Flowage take my advice when out there keep your eyes moving from left to right side to side stay aware. I was there a few years ago when a gal got killed she got tunnel vision and ran an intersection on the Flowage.


If you must race, check the lake first run it down making sure all obstructions are clear then race back. When the race is done stay in your lane and come to a stop with your breaks flashing and hand in the air do not turn left or right till the other racers catch up and are beside you an at a complete stop next to you.

31 years ago we lost a boy from town on the flowage he thought the race was over and turned into his oncoming friends and got T-boned.


The T flowage is one of the most beautiful spots in Wisconsin IMO take time to enjoy the scenery.
Those big lakes like the flowage or Lake Gogebic usually claim one or two every year from something crazy.Later in the winter when they drop the water is when it gets real interesting out there.When the heaves are 10 ft high you don't know if somebody is coming straight at you the other way!
I don't know who has breakfast on the flowage but you can always run to Joaneys or over to Skyview that Im sure you are familiar with.
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Burnt out on skyview, i have spent waaaay too much time there lol. We usually stay at a home off trail 6 between manitowish waters and pi. I love the trails in the pi area but just getting burnt on having to go towards boulder to get anywhere east on 6. Being a main east to west trail it gets beat to crap quick. The trail to the north to get to the up is always torn up. We always liked when we rode west to mercer. So figured we would base out of there and can ride to pi area etc still. I have never rode toward the gile flowage or south to springstead. On the flowage we would normally ride down to donners bay. That is the only place i have been on the flowage. Definitely very cautious on the big lakes Badger. Our group is very disciplined and we follow what you stated to a t. I truly worry more about other idiots hitting us. So how is a saxon harbor run? Is going south worth it? I've heard good things about price county as a hidden gem? We like to ride to heavy pine area trails.

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Those big lakes like the flowage or Lake Gogebic usually claim one or two every year from something crazy.Later in the winter when they drop the water is when it gets real interesting out there.When the heaves are 10 ft high you don't know if somebody is coming straight at you the other way!
I don't know who has breakfast on the flowage but you can always run to Joaneys or over to Skyview that Im sure you are familiar with.
Dead Horse did last I heard, or get you arss out of bed Great Nother has a great one at the bar on the weekends.

But OMG the days of the Hiawatha Inn on the Flowage when Ma would get up at 89-91 years old making Coffee I would go out and start her sled and she would take off to go see all her friends all day. Bobby and his Brother would be cooking breakfast for everyone. Donners Bay has not changed a bit from the 80's same nice joint. Dead Horse looked totally different to me, I think the bar was better when you could look out on the lake. There are a few joints I can't remember their names anymore and they are long gone now.
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Looking at riding to Mercer from Lost Land lake. I hate riding through park falls as there is a lot of concrete. One option see is FR 164 East from Moose to the intersection of 9/25 , but then there is a stretch called bear lake road. Is that rideable to Butternut? Or are there any other Eat/west fire roads? Otherwise I will have to head North and hit 8
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Looking at riding to Mercer from Lost Land lake. I hate riding through park falls as there is a lot of concrete. One option see is FR 164 East from Moose to the intersection of 9/25 , but then there is a stretch called bear lake road. Is that rideable to Butternut? Or are there any other Eat/west fire roads? Otherwise I will have to head North and hit 8
I'd never go through Park Falls unless there were no other options. Last time I was over to Mercer, I headed north off the Tuscobia just west of Park Falls (forget the trail number), up to Butternut and then to the flowage.
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Isn’t there a bypass around Park falls coming in on Trail 10 from the East so you don’t have to go through town?
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Burnt out on skyview, i have spent waaaay too much time there lol. We usually stay at a home off trail 6 between manitowish waters and pi. I love the trails in the pi area but just getting burnt on having to go towards boulder to get anywhere east on 6. Being a main east to west trail it gets beat to crap quick. The trail to the north to get to the up is always torn up. We always liked when we rode west to mercer. So figured we would base out of there and can ride to pi area etc still. I have never rode toward the gile flowage or south to springstead. On the flowage we would normally ride down to donners bay. That is the only place i have been on the flowage. Definitely very cautious on the big lakes Badger. Our group is very disciplined and we follow what you stated to a t. I truly worry more about other idiots hitting us. So how is a saxon harbor run? Is going south worth it? I've heard good things about price county as a hidden gem? We like to ride to heavy pine area trails.

Thanks for all of the great info!

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If conditions are good, definitely head west and north from the Flowage. I have had some good rides around Burrernut, Glidden, Cayuga, you could even go a bit farther and hit Clam Lake area. Sometimes the FR are a good ride in the forest and you can cut some time off getting to or from the Clam Lake area.
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