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    When do Wisconsin Ski Resorts Open?

    September 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

    When do Wisconsin Ski Resorts Open? Wisconsin ski resorts typically open in mid-November and usually by Christmas time. Including the resorts in the southern-most counties in [...]
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    Race the Lake 2015 — By the Thirds

    August 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

    I improved on my 2013 finish time by 50 minutes! Still, that is tempered by the disappointment of not finishing with an hour improvement and I was goaling for 4 hours and not 4:45 and not 4:30. My overall speed is right there with my short rides officially, the speed was 18.5 mph and my Polar computer says 19 mph or just a smidge under. Can I really feel disappointment in that (errr, yes)? I was happy with the bike handling, satisfied with my preparedness, satisfied with my physical fitness, and disappointed in my tactics. This self-evaluation is given in a retrospective spirit, I have a long way to go in all of those areas. [...]
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    Touring Mackinac Island

    August 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

    I highly recommend touring Mackinac Island. It is a family fun trip that is not too expensive and in this review I share with you my impressions and tips when visiting [...]
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    Did you get to hear any of the Fare Thee Well tour? I did and the following kept coming to mind as I was listening to the bit I did hear live and while I was listening to the [...]
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    Kronos Quartet Concert Review

    May 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

    On the whole I enjoyed the performance very much and would not hesitate to recommend you going to see the Kronos Quartet when the opportunity presents itself and I would certainly not hesitate to see them again.Bravo Kronos Quartet! [...]

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    Ski Map Art

    December 3, 2014 // 12 Comments

    Ski Trail Maps at an Undisclosed Location Do you obtain and save your ski trail maps and use them as ski map art? Ski map art is a fairly standard business, most large [...]
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    Ski Rental Experience

    February 27, 2012 // 12 Comments

    Wow! I had to rent skis this weekend, and am glad I did! I got off of the lift on the first run, and laid into them to turn and all of a sudden SWING! Those skis turned [...]
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    Beer Après Ski

    January 24, 2014 // 9 Comments

    Some of my Favorite Winter Beers Recently, I wrote about the connection of between snowsports and booze. Some dispute the connection is strong or chases customers away but [...]
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    Windy City Ski and Snowboard

    October 21, 2014 // 9 Comments

    The Windy City Ski and Snowboard Show of 2014 is being held at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center. Believe it or not, this will be my first ski and [...]
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    Same Old Story — Paul Bunyan Ski Area

    March 2, 2010 // 8 Comments

    I was riding up this weekend and as is usual I invite others to ride along. I am more concerned about wasting an opportunity to have a good conversation or network with [...]


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    Indianhead Looking to Hit 2000 Followers!

    January 26, 2010 // 0 Comments

    Hey all Indianhead is looking to acquire 2000 Facebook Fans! Go forth and become fans of Indianhead Ski Resort! Tell them The Wisconsin Skier sent you! Update Well, I do not [...]
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    Brule River Tap – I Take Some of it Back

    November 21, 2010 // 2 Comments

    Last spring I wrote a review of the breakfast at the Brule River Tap. I have to inform all of you they no longer serve breakfast and I say boo to that, but understand the [...]
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    Happy New Year!

    January 1, 2013 // 2 Comments

    Happy New Year to you! Happy New Year — Do not Regret the Previous Year Yeah, we all know that the previous years are sometimes best left in the past, but the idea is [...]
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    Clear Oakley Canopy Goggles

    January 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

    Follow up on my previous review of the Oakley Canopy goggles. I finally wore them at night with the clear lenses. That was one of the reasons I purchased the goggles. [...]
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    Review of Energy Chews

    June 5, 2013 // 1 Comment

    Bicycling is another passion of mine. One that has gone beyond being a penance for years of overindulging in food and drink and lack of physical activity. Now I bicycle as [...]


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