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    Team Nun Bus rides the infamous ice roads of ...........


    Team Nun Bus rides the infamous ice roads of
    . . . Lake Winnebago.

    In Wisconsin, the winter months can drag on.

    One way to speed things up is to get a hobby
    that takes advantage of the extreme weather that our northern climate can hand out.

    A hobby that makes you look forward to the first below zero day.
    A hobby that will make you cuss at the first 50 degree day of spring.
    Of course the hobby has to involve motorsickles and your motorsickle buddies. . .

    That hobby is motorcycle Ice riding/racing.










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    .............................Riding on water



    My last photos of the year,
    ADVrider BoneBag riding on water

    The ice deteriorated very fast in the afternoon






    The Saturday after, Freeflow flew his plane over our Lake Winnebago 3.2 mile track.



    Quote Originally Posted by freeflow View Post
    Surprisingly there looks to b a lot of standing water on your course.

    There is hardly any snow left on the ice but a lot of open holes from fisherman

    I'll post up some aerial photos



    pitot tube ..hey sorry, I was banking a little bit


    all of the dark spots appeared to be shimmering like water..liquid water...






    and some pretty freaky ice to the north a bit



    a few low angle shots at ...were only temporary
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    Team Nun Bus rider "BENRON" take on "that Saturday".

    There is a reason I called Saturday Febuary 19, "that Saturday" mostly because the Lake had it's seasons first fatality. Unfortunately, the Lake takes a few each year


    Quote Originally Posted by BENRON View Post
    Went up and bombed around a little this morning. I pulled on at the BP in Fondy, started to drive towards the normal track area until there was a truck sized hole in the old path... I decided parking next to the launch was probably a good idea



    Off-loaded the bike and rode up to wendt's, Dodging spearing holes along the way. Id say at least 2/3's the holes either didn't have any marking, or the sticks had fallen over. VERY hard to spot them before you got to them. It's going to be a real minefield out there when they skin over tonight and snows on top of them.1

    The ice is uneven, But has a hard surface. The old roads that were plowed have sections of open water.

    Found a nice smooth spot and was attempting to get the handlebar to touch down... Was working fairly well until I fell off and the bike decided to chase me... Then it decided it would be fun to drive ITSELF in 20' circles while idling, Laying on its side... I managed to grab hold and it drug me along for about a lap before I managed to get to the kill button 3 All of this at about 5 mph.

    Rode back down the lake:



    Managed to tip the bike over into the trailer, Tearing the seat and busting the trailer tail light.... Lots of folks pulling the shanties off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Zed View Post
    Sounds like my laundry idea was pretty good then , seeing as how Jodi did it

    Quote Originally Posted by papalobster View Post
    5 cars sunk. One dead. Holes aplenty, big enough to sink a truck.
    Quote Originally Posted by BENRON View Post
    Rode back down the lake:
    Quote Originally Posted by WIsixfitty View Post
    (BENRON) Nice pics. Last season I had as much fun cruising the lake as I did tearing up the tracks.




    Just a little public service announcement with some local (20 yr) knowledge.

    This (the lighthouse) is one area no local will be found traveling as it's always very thin or open where the "big hole" (background) empties into the lake.

    DO NOT travel anywhere near this are. See the sign? Ben's a little lucky.

    I stay at least 1/4 mile from this area on good ice.




    The same can be said for the canal by Suples marsh. If you enter always do so from the far west right along the shore. If you come from the east make your path at least 1/2 mile off shore, go west then south to the shoreline and enter.


    The FdL waste treatment plant pumps the "treated" water right near the eastern corner of that canal so it's always open and thin.


    Winnebago is a fickle lake. It's freezes quick but also opens up quick esp if the wind helps with cracks etc.

    That is TeamNunBusLookAtMeBENRON
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    You've got some great images there Jim! Always impressed with your camera work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papalobster View Post
    Just to let everyone know, Winnebago swallowed 8 cars over the weekend.....and 2 people. The melt we had, coupled with sturgean holes brought forth a dangerous situation. When all that water drained back though any hole it could, it made the holes bigger. There are reports of 20x20 foot holes all over the lake. They skinned over, with maybe an inch of ice Friday night, and then it snowed. So there are random holes all over the lake that can swallow a truck, and you aren't going to find them until you break through. Right now it's up in the air if we'll get a track plowed out there or not.
    Quote Originally Posted by Big Augie View Post
    I guess Ben may get to say he was the last one on the lake this year,
    not worth dying out there!

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Augie View Post
    The ice at the skating rink in Elkhart Lake looks pretty nice, it's on the tennis court's in the park.
    Wonder if they would mind if we rode on it this weekend?

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    fun stuff, thanks for sharing.
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    Great stuff Jim...as usual... I just wish you would learn how to take a good picture

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    First track of the year
    Here are two riders coming into and leaving a turn



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    Talking >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Team Nun Bus

    So . . . you are wondering who or what is "Team Nun Bus".

    Team Nun Bus are the guys that I always seem to ride dirt & ice bike with. The team started about a year ago when PapaLobster bought a white vintage 90's Dodge Ram 350, 10 Passenger van complete with tinted windows. Lobster affectionately named the van "the Nun Bus".






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    Talking .........................................More Team Nun Bus

    Big Augie




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    Kurt................... Chris Baker




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    GREAT pics, Jim. Thanks for sharing.

    Looking forward to seeing you in the Bier Garten!
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