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Lake Superior circle tour!

I have a window of opportunity between projects at work and am heading out tomorrow to circle the lake clockwise!!

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post #2 of 20 Old Jul 25th, 2013, 8:47 pm
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After Oshkosh, heading that way too.
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Have a good trip Dave;bring your rain suite and some warmer gear.

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Re: Lake Superior circle tour!

Sounds like a great trip you have planned, Dave. Take some pics and post them up, would ya? "See" you when you get back! Have a safe trip.

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Re: Lake Superior circle tour!

I just got back from a bit of touring in the upper peninsula of MI and the weather was beautiful but we did have a bit of rain. I'm sure you're going to have a great time, it's beautiful up there this time of year - enjoy and ride safe.

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Re: Lake Superior circle tour!

Dude, I'm jealous! Ride safe and have a great time. Like Lee says, post pix!

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Re: Lake Superior circle tour!

I'm thankful for good gear today, had a couple hours of hard rain and temps around 55-60. rode just over 300 miles. the forecast isn't very good but I'll make due! having a pastie and cold beer right now. I'm posting from my phone

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I can't figure out how to attach pictures from my phone

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Have a safe ride Dave;keep us posted
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I can't figure out how to attach pictures from my phone
When you get back, load your pics to Photobucket or something similar, and post a link or embed them in your thread. We'll catch them then.

Hope you have a great trip. You're going to see some great roads and scenery!

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Well I did 420 miles yesterday most of it in the cold and rain, temps around 50. I rode thru the porcupine mountains, checked out the lake in the clouds. Made it up to grand portage MN.

I was glad the rain stopped but the wind really picked up, I heard the sickening sound of my bike hitting the ground about 530 this morning. She got blown over. She was leaning into the wind with the cover on resting on a small piece of 1"wood. I think the combination of the cover acting like a sail and the bike sitting a little higher helped the 20mph+ wind take her down

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Dave, sounds like you're having an excellent trip, rain and all.

I'm looking forward to riding the UP one day.


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Well I did 420 miles yesterday most of it in the cold and rain, temps around 50. I rode thru the porcupine mountains, checked out the lake in the clouds. Made it up to grand portage MN.

I was glad the rain stopped but the wind really picked up, I heard the sickening sound of my bike hitting the ground about 530 this morning. She got blown over. She was leaning into the wind with the cover on resting on a small piece of 1"wood. I think the combination of the cover acting like a sail and the bike sitting a little higher helped the 20mph+ wind take her down
Hopefully no damage report.
Similarly I tried preemptively to head of that situation one evening just north of Yellowstone. So I got out of my tent and tried to turn around the big girl. Twilight had taken over and not properly dressed(no boots . . . flat camp shoes) I was the one laying her down rather than the wind. As punishment she spent the night standing on side stand while I laid comfortably the rest of the night.
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Well I only rode about 150 miles today, it was mostly a sight seeing day. A little rain and lots of wind.

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Well Monday I made it from Nipigon to Sault Ste. Marie MI. 400 mile or so with plenty of welcomed sunshine. What a great stretch from Wawa to the Soo. Temps in the 50's but that is easily handled!!

Tuesday I spent a day in the Soo doing the tourist thing and rode the rest of the way home with sunshine and temps around 70. 1427 miles total

Pics to come soon

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Sounds like a Great trip;; I am going to go around Lake Huron August 11 to see what Canada looks in that part of the country.

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Looks like you had a nice trip and you took the time to smell the flowers.

Did you pay the $5 parking fee to take the photo at Kakabeka Falls? I thought a $1 a minute seemed excessive so I took my chances on getting a $30 parking ticket.

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Good pics, Dave. Must have been an excellent adventure. I can tell you why the big girl took the dirt nap. She was MAD at you for leaving her outside while you slept in the nice, warm tent that had a garage! You're just lucky she didn't back up a few feet before taking that dive!

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Looks like you had a nice trip and you took the time to smell the flowers.

Did you pay the $5 parking fee to take the photo at Kakabeka Falls? I thought a $1 a minute seemed excessive so I took my chances on getting a $30 parking ticket.

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Yes I did buy the ticket!! I was there for probably 10 minutes

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