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I'm exploring my new home state of Wisconsin by riding my motorcycle down its Rustic Roads. This page tracks my progress with links to videos that my onboard cameras recorded along each road. Below you'll find that data organized both by map and by table. More information about things like equipment is farther down the page.
Click any "video available" county to see its blog post and video.
Click the headings to reorder the table.
|R68||Rock||2023-04-13||S1E21 @ 4:38|
|R84||Jefferson||2023-04-06||S1E20 @ 16:45|
|R88||Jefferson||2023-04-06||S1E20 @ 10:58|
|R20||Dane||2023-03-30||S1E19 @ 4:22|
|R96||Dane||2023-03-30||S1E19 @ 9:40|
|R48||Waushara||2023-03-09||S1E16 @ 4:50|
|R102||Waushara||2023-03-09||S1E16 @ 8:45|
|R23||Waupaca||2023-03-02||S1E15 @ 13:19|
|R24||Waupaca||2023-03-02||S1E15 @ 19:54|
|R57||Waupaca||2023-03-02||S1E15 @ 6:17|
|R17||Portage||2023-03-02||S1E15 @ 0:44|
|R40||Brown||2023-02-09||S1E12 @ 6:24|
|R46||Brown||2023-02-09||S1E12 @ 15:04|
|R113||Oconto||2023-02-02||S1E11 @ 4:35|
|R59||Oneida||2023-01-19||S1E09 @ 16:12|
|R105||Price||2023-01-12||S1E08 @ 3:43|
|R38||Door||2022-12-29||S1E05 @ 12:46|
|R39||Door||2022-12-29||S1E05 @ 18:08|
|R77||Door||2022-12-29||S1E05 @ 23:11|
|R44||Marinette||2022-12-22||S1E04 @ 64:26|
|R97||Marinette||2022-12-22||S1E04 @ 77:03|
|R118||Forest||2022-12-15||S1E03 @ 23:16|
|R26||La Crosse||coming soon|
|R31||La Crosse||coming soon|
|R64||La Crosse||coming soon|
|R3||St. Croix||coming soon|
|R4||St. Croix||coming soon|
|R13||St. Croix||coming soon|
|R103||St. Croix||coming soon|
|R116||St. Croix||coming soon|
|R82||Fond du Lac|
|45 / 61*||87 / 123||554.9 / 736.45|
* Counties without Rustic Roads excluded.
Frequently Asked Questions
What motorcycle are you riding?
I rode a 2011 Suzuki DL650A V-Strom, rolling on Metzler Tourance Next tires, throughout Season 1.
In Season 2, I rode a 2004 BMW R1150GS Adventure, on Shinko 705 tires.
Why do you ride so fast/slow?
Thanks for checking this answer instead of commenting about it. I ride a speed appropriate for the situation. It's approximately the posted speed limit, adjusted to account for hazards, road feel, etc. If it looks off to you, it may be due to the camera, which is mounted at a different height and has a different field of view than you do on any bike or in any car. Consider adusting the playback speed to find a pace you like.
What cameras are you using?
On-board video from the Suzuki was recorded on an INNOV K1 dual-camera system. On-board video from the BMW used a VSYSTO B6 camera system. Introduction videos and still photos were taken with various iPhones.
When was Season 1 recorded?
Season 1 was recorded between May and November 2022.
When was Season 2 recorded?
Season 2 was recorded between May and November 2023.
How can I find out when new videos are available?
If you would like a notification when I post the next video, here are three options:
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How can I contact you?
I read all comments made on the YouTube videos. I generally leave my social media account (linked in the previous answer) open to mentions as well. For more direct contact, email works best: email@example.com.
Where can I learn more about the Wisconsin Rustic Roads program?
More information about these Rustic Roads is available on the WisDOT website: Wisconsin Department of Transportation Rustic Roads.
The WisDOT website says there are 124 roads, not 123!
I started this project in 2022 when there were only 123 roads. A new road in Dane county was added in 2023. This would have been no trouble if I hadn't already published video of the other Rustic Roads in Dane county. I haven't yet decided how I want to represent partial county coverage in the maps and stats, so I'm keeping on with the original 123 roads defined in 2022.
You'll notice that comments don't exist on this blog. That's because none of the spam filters seem to work, and all discussion has gravitated to social networks these days.
YouTube, however, does allow comments on videos. All I can say is, please don't make me go searching for the switch to disable them. I'm not interested in your opinion of my riding speed, style, etc. Rude comments about it are likely to be removed. Harrassment, doxxing, hate speech, spam, etc. will be reported, then removed. These videos are about enjoying the exploration of a geographical area on a fun mode of transport. Keep the vibe positive, please.