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NEW EVENT-Buffalo County Rally-Wisconsin

ZG/ZN Kim

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I just wanted to bring to your attention a new Wisconsin rally on August 27and 28 in Waumandee, Wisconsin.
I realize that it is 6 months away, and it is hard to plan anything these days. But there are a couple items that needed emphasis:

-This rally will have both tent camping, and cabins on the same site. Tent camping requires no reservations. The owner has reserved 6 cabins until 5/1 for COG, after 5/1 reservations will be based upon availability
-There will be no registration fees, but you absolutely have to register. Limited to 25 members.
-This is a members only rally. Non-members can only attend being a guest of a member.

The camping/cabin combination at this event was something that was sought after the past few years. Jeff Hoff(Hudson,WI) can be thanked for finding this venue.
Please refer to the COG event calendar for more info: https://concours.org/event-4143571
 
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tundra tom

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Hey Kim, I’m guessing the Rally starts on Friday 8/27 not the 26th.
Thank you for setting this up!
Registered.
 

Jeff

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Kim, Thanks so much for all the time and effort involved in setting this up. I can only guess that it could be a little bit of a pita. Appreciate it.
 

Cookie

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I'm in. This is the further in advance that I've planned anything for the past two years. Sounds too fun to pass up.
 

1965soda

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Thanks for getting this set up Kim! Really looking forward to it. At the moment, we've got 4 SDians coming in for the fun.
 

ZG/ZN Kim

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Glad to hear there will be representation from SD, I think it will be worth your trip. I agree with Cookies' comment,"this will be fun". Jeff and I got some work to do to make it both fun and safe.
To all:
If you do register and need to cancel later, make sure you contact Motowojo, top notch fellow who can fix anything.
 
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ZG/ZN Kim

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Just a reminder, the resort cabins are held for COG members until 5/1, after that it will be first come first served. Hard to believe but this event is only 4 months/2 weeks away.
A lot of good events coming up this year in the NC area.
 

Cookie

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Sorry guys, but I have to cancel. My high school class reunion, a major one( 50!), did not happen last year due to covidphobia. It was rescheduled for 8/28. Since I'm on the committee, I need to be there.

Have fun.
 

ZG/ZN Kim

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The NC is very busy the next 2 months. Super Bike Races in Brainerd, late July, Camping/Riding @ Back to the Shack, mid-August , The Iconic Spider Ride in September. Plus the Buffalo County Rally in late-August. All will be great events, depending on what you like to do.

Yesterday, I rode up to Buffalo County and did some reconnaissance :

-There currently are 3 of the standard cabins still available. They are not reserved and can be rented out to the general public. So if you want one, better get at it
-There is no gas station in Waumandee. Closest stations are 15 miles+/-, so I would recommend not riding in on fumes
-I will have a couple coolers with ice and water. Beer is available in Waumandee. If you are somewhat of a "beer-snob", you would be well advised to pick some up on the way there.
-Some ride sheets have been written, they are attached. You can create your own GPX file, or I have a very capable friend working on them also, the GPX files should be available in 7-10 days here. I have ridden nearly all the roads this summer, so hopefully I did not miss anything.
-There will also be a couple people familiar with the area, that are willing to lead some rides
-We will have Wisconsin Highway maps, Great River Road maps, and La Crosse Tourist info available
-We will be setting up things mid-day Thursday(8/26). We will either have a very simple supper cooked over the fire, or we will wander up to the "Waumandee House" for pizza. In any case, please feel free to make it on Thursday, and enjoy the evening campfire.
-There currently are 5 spots still available for registration. 25 people is the max we can take this year.
 

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Jeff

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There is an old school gas station about 2 miles north of Waumandee. I have filled up there a couple times with no troubles, but I am not sure how much fuel they go through. Otherwise Fountain City or Alma are your best bets.
 

MotoWojo

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-Some ride sheets have been written, they are attached. You can create your own GPX file, or I have a very capable friend working on them also, the GPX files should be available in 7-10 days here. I have ridden nearly all the roads this summer, so hopefully I did not miss anything.

Tri-State Loop | 309 mi | 6h 36m (ride time) | Download GPX File

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MotoWojo

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-Some ride sheets have been written, they are attached. You can create your own GPX file, or I have a very capable friend working on them also, the GPX files should be available in 7-10 days here. I have ridden nearly all the roads this summer, so hopefully I did not miss anything.

Wildcat Mtn Loop | 268 mi | 5h 10m (ride time) | Download GPX File

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ZG/ZN Kim

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- The menu is finalized. Better be ready for some "Carb Loading". Northern fare, Menu is attached
-The group also will have a added bonus:
Friday evening, The Vikings vs Buffalo preseason game will be on the radio
Saturday afternoon: Packers vs Chiefs preseason game. I realize most of you will be riding at this time, but I won't be

Please try to download the routes if you travel by GPS, I think you will enjoy them
 

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MotoWojo

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Here is another (shorter) loop for the Buffalo County Rally inspired by the "Favorite Ride" article in the July 2021 edition of Rider Magazine.

Black Lightning Loop | 122 mi | 2h 37m (ride time) | Download GPX File

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ZG/ZN Kim

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-Mark, thanks for posting the route. It is a nice area, and it does get some attention from the magazines.
-For the out of staters, 3 days ago the weather was predicted to be awesome, now it looks a bit unsettled. By no means a "wash-out", but there is a chance of rain Thursday-Sunday.

Everyone, ride/drive safe.
 

ZG/ZN Kim

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Look forward to seeing you and Gail. Yes Waumandee Creek is near by, and will probably rise. Just hope it does not rise too much.

I do recommend for everyone: Rain gear, dry footwear and a couple extra pair of dry socks.
 

1965soda

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Thanks for all the hard work to get this set up Kim. Thanks Mark for getting the routes built!

The 5 riders from SD will be rolling east later this afternoon. Probably laying up for the night in Austin. Then plan to make the dash into Waumandee tomorrow morning. Hope to unpack, get acclimated and then may try that Black Lightning Loop.....weather may change our plans but good to be optimistic. :)

See you all soon!
 

ZG/ZN Kim

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I want to thank every hardy soul who attended. We all know how challenging the weather was on Thursday/Friday. But we were able to get a campfire in each evening.
I also want to thank everyone who helped pack up and clean up the camping area
"If" the event is held next year, there will be changes. I am going to come up with a quick questionnaire and send to those who attended. Feedback whether negative or positive would be appreciated.
I have attached the photo, that guy with the drone took
 

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1965soda

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Thanks Kim and all those that pitched in for this event. It was an absolutely amazing time. As noted, the weather was a little damp at times but hanging out with all the great people, the amazing food, and the fun around the campfires quickly and easily overcame the sogginess. Mike took a lot of great photo's and I will do my best to load them. Couple of things to note....you will notice that in many of the group shots....Kim is a blur.....he was working like a mad-man so everyone else could enjoy the rally....again, huge thank you!

OK, here are the pictures Mike took to document this amazing trip;
 

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Set 2....
 

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Set 3;
 

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Set 5;
 

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Set 6;
 

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Set 7;
 

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Set 8;
 

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1965soda

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And the last set. Thanks again for the great pictures Mike!

Oh and I think I can speak on behalf of the SD crew.....we plan to join for the next Buffalo County Rally!
 

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