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Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-12-2013, 09:47 AM
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Views: 48,894
Posted By histguy
I have started to experience something similar on...

I have started to experience something similar on my last ADVride. I noticed however that it maintained power when the bike was upright but would loose power in the curves. I have yet to diagnose...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,259
Posted By histguy
Kedgi- great to follow your trip around the lake....

Kedgi- great to follow your trip around the lake. We too really liked Ontanagon and the burgers at Roxey's! We sat at the table that right underneath that picture of the old car wash!
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,537
Posted By histguy
Great to hear you had a great ride! I was...

Great to hear you had a great ride! I was thinking about the ride this week, being thankful we went when we did. It has been in the 50s here in SW Ontario, so surely it would have been colder along...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,537
Posted By histguy
They should tell you to bring an extra bag of...

They should tell you to bring an extra bag of blood with you when you do Superior, those bugs were intense!

Thanks again!
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,537
Posted By histguy
Our Final Route

Here is our final route. All 3,323KM (2,065 miles) of it!

http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y457/histguy/Around%20Lake%20Superior%202013/Day%207/finalroute_zps40b67fa8.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,537
Posted By histguy
Day 7- The finale- July 10

We spent the night at the Bristol Motel in Wawa to keep out of the thunderstorms that were passing through. We expected the storm to continue into the morning hours but were pleased to see that it...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,537
Posted By histguy
Thanks Jim!

Thanks Jim!
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,537
Posted By histguy
Day 6- July 9

We awoke this morning in the Wolf River Campground. Tom and I both woke about the same time, 6am. Got out of the tent for the obligatory morning trip to the bathroom and then immediatly climbed...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,537
Posted By histguy
Day 5- July 8

We spent the night at the Aspen Inn, Grand Marais MN. Rooms were a bit pricey ($109 per night) but included a pool, wifi, free laundry, a continental breakfast, and covered parking for the bikes. ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,537
Posted By histguy
Day 4- Porcupine Mountains to Grand Marais, MN

We went to bed early last night because the rain has arrived. By 1:30am the thunderstorms started. Gail force winds and some very serious rain. The lightning and thunder was quite the show as...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,537
Posted By histguy
Day 3, Grand Marais to the Porcupine Mountains

Is Day 3 started out in Grand Marias to ride the newly paved H58 road through the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore to Munising. We were told by many ADVrider’s that we had to do this road. Well,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,537
Posted By histguy
Thanks Oldone for the encouragement. I am...

Thanks Oldone for the encouragement.

I am finding it fun to record the trip but more difficult to get the report loaded than I would have thought.
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,537
Posted By histguy
We awoke this morning, perfect weather about 60...

We awoke this morning, perfect weather about 60 degrees and sunny. Breakfast turned into a comparison of everyones camp stoves. Tom’s won. I do like my little coleman though because it runs off of...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,537
Posted By histguy
In Interlochen, Michigan

First, let me apologize for the slow first post. We had difficulty finding internet on our first night.

Finally the day has come! I awoke early this morning, anxious to get on the road. We...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,537
Posted By histguy
Sorry to everyone, that the reports are slow...

Sorry to everyone, that the reports are slow coming. We had early computer trouble (that is now corrected) but now are dealing with very slow internet speeds. Here is a quick pic of us at the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,537
Posted By histguy
About to leave!

Getting anxious to get on the road, we leave in less than 24 hours! I thought it would be a good time to put a big thank you out to everyone who has helped us with the preparation along the way...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,537
Posted By histguy
Tavex, great to have you on board. Shoot me a...

Tavex, great to have you on board. Shoot me a message when you start your Great Lakes circuit, I would like to follow along. We are thinking of doing Lake Michigan or a figure 8 of Erie and Ontario...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,537
Posted By histguy
Excellent! No apologies needed. We are just so...

Excellent! No apologies needed. We are just so thankful to have the local help! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,537
Posted By histguy
Thanks Vitalidle for this, it is very helpful!. ...

Thanks Vitalidle for this, it is very helpful!. Can I confirm with you that I have this route correct? The only paved road I see from Grand Marais to Munising is hwy 58 that then turns into the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,537
Posted By histguy
Thanks Dracomm- we were not aware of this place! ...

Thanks Dracomm- we were not aware of this place! On the list for sure.
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,537
Posted By histguy
We are looking to spend a night at Hattie's Cove...

We are looking to spend a night at Hattie's Cove Campground in Pukaskwa. I have a colleague who works at the Pic River First Nation, so we may stop by for a coffee or beer. Thanks for following our...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,537
Posted By histguy
Nice to see that you found us Cannonshot. We...

Nice to see that you found us Cannonshot. We looked through your ride report very carefully pulling out many places to see along the way. We are strongly considering making the run up the Gunflint...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,537
Posted By histguy
Jim you are the 3rd person now to tell us to do...

Jim you are the 3rd person now to tell us to do the Keewenaw! This is why I love this site. So much to see and even with a week it is just not enough time! Hopefully we can get up there to the Gay...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,537
Posted By histguy
Thanks LittleMac. We have heard alot about the...

Thanks LittleMac. We have heard alot about the Adams Trail Rd between Munising and Grand Marais. We may have to make it fit the schedule. We had found out about the KK Road, 33 Rd and National...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,537
Posted By histguy
Thanks Oldone, I really enjoyed reading your...

Thanks Oldone, I really enjoyed reading your report from 2011. We added a few places to our must see list!
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,537
Posted By histguy
Sorry to hear you had to turn back, I hope the...

Sorry to hear you had to turn back, I hope the damage from the hurricane was minimal. Give me a shout when you plan to circle Huron again, I am not far from Highway 21, the road you would take on...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,537
Posted By histguy
Test Ride- June 30, 2013

Now with all the gear packed up on the bike it was time to take it out for a short ride to see how the load feels and to decide if I wanted to adjust my rear shock again before the ride around the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,537
Posted By histguy
Around Lake Superior 2013

This is my first ride report, but second in our series of circumnavigating a Great Lake. Last year Tom and I rode around Lake Huron (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=821282), this...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-14-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 48,894
Posted By histguy
Cjhfield, I have tried this and instead of...

Cjhfield,

I have tried this and instead of the IGO Primo routing the way I laid out in the KML it routes the fastest/shortest/etc whatever the setting is in the software. Does yours do this also?...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-18-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 48,894
Posted By histguy
I too am in North America and all maps fit (with...

I too am in North America and all maps fit (with 224 MB to spare) on the resident flash. This is using the maps provided in your link. Odd that it would be different. My Peaklife came with 2GB of...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-17-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 48,894
Posted By histguy
Further instructions for installing maps in Peaklife GPS

Outsidein,

Thank you very much for posting this. It could not have come at a better time. My Peaklife arrived just 3 days ago.

Here are a couple comments and helpful tips for others who are...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-29-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 48,894
Posted By histguy
Thanks for the good news on the bluetooth...

Thanks for the good news on the bluetooth functionality. In researching further I found this helpful post here about the Peaklife's bluetooth capability. Note the potential issue of using this GPS...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-26-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 48,894
Posted By histguy
Has anyone gotten this unit to sync up with a...

Has anyone gotten this unit to sync up with a Sena SMH10 via bluetooth? If so, they just sold another one!

Thanks.
Forum: Vendors 12-23-2012, 10:26 PM
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Views: 252,046
Posted By histguy
PM sent your way Adam.

PM sent your way Adam.
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,747
Posted By histguy
Don here

Don here.

Tom- thanks for the great ride report on our trip. It was my first multi-day ride and I enjoyed it thoroughly! Can't wait to do Lake Superior next summer!

Steve- we were told about...
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