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    Exclamation Mindoro Cut

    A couple of months ago, I wrote an article for the BMW Owners News about the Mindoro Cut. Although this is about 150 miles from the rally site, I wanted all of the folks riding in from the west to have a little fun on these great roads.

    Unfortunately, I really blew it on the directions.

    This route is NOT off I-94, but is really off Interstate I-90, just east of LaCrosse Wisconsin.

    ARGH!

    It's definitely a fun diversion, but now I wonder how many people will actually find it.

    sigh. Sorry everyone. I am blaming my proofreader, Brian. Yeah, that's the ticket........ it's Brian's fault.
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    Not everything can be blamed on Brian!

    Just the stuff that happened after he was born.
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    It's still there! I went thru it a week and a half back. Along with Wildcat and various other tasty roads. It was my first 500 mile plus day on the GSA
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    Last Summer

    This was taken on my way to the Great River Road rally last spring
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    And another one. What these pictures do not show are the twisties that lead up to and away from the cut.
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    I live in Wisconsin and I would like to say I have done the Mindoro, but I never made the cut.
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    Good stuff to know!

    I'll be rid'in the KLT, towing my custom trailer behind, with wife aboard, too and we'll check it out. Central Ca.here near Yosemite NP.. Wisconsin must have some stuff I've not seen and this sounds really neat, so we're in the "Cut" along the way to the rally. My last time in Wisconsin was coming home from Escanaba Beemer Rally, quite a while back. Looking forward to revisiting Wisconsin. See ya, Happy Trails, Randy13233"Polarbear"

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    Talking

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    Was there on SAT

    After reading the ON went and found it over the weekend. What a blast!!! Thanks for letting us know about it. What an awsome road.Photo_050507_001.jpg

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    No prob'. it was easy to find on the map. I often get 90 and 94 confused as they converge here in chgo. so I thought it was my error. It's enough to make me want to attend tha madison rallye instead of going south over the next couple of weeks. to what's likely a warmer location. I guess I'll just have to sleep in my long-johns.
    thanx for the heads-up, Sue.
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    I am *REALLY* looking forward to riding this road!
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    The Cut

    I plan on riding that stretch in the next month as I have clients out in that direction.

    If I am not mistaken, I think that road is one of the staples of the WI Sportbiker Association.

    Any squids out there who could verify this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Veg View Post
    I am *REALLY* looking forward to riding this road!
    Wi. Highway 33 is another good one. Although I really like all the coulee roads and alphabets. A rider can really get twisted around and feel like he's in the twighlight zone at times. I hit Bangor Wi. 3 times via 3 different routes before I gave up and bought a map...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanders View Post
    Wi. Highway 33 is another good one. Although I really like all the coulee roads and alphabets. A rider can really get twisted around and feel like he's in the twighlight zone at times. I hit Bangor Wi. 3 times via 3 different routes before I gave up and bought a map...

    Sanders
    He speaks the truth. Coulee country is awesome riding. The roads have names with coulee or hollow in them. Be careful, some are not paved, or switch suddenly to unpaved.
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    it says that it is the second largest hand hewn cut in the nation.

    that begs the question, whats the first?

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