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Old 07-02-2009, 07:35 AM   #1
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Me and Her lap lake superior

Just returned from 6 days riding around lake Superior. My 5 foot 2" girlfriend Isabel rode along on her first long ride and did amazing on a loaded down klr 650.
It was probalby the longest time we had away from our kids together, ages 9 and 3 and although the weather didn't always cooperate it was an excellent trip.
I'm back at work now . So will fill in more info and lots of pics and some video as I can.

the bikes


the route
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:58 AM   #2
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I'm curious to read your report. This is a trip I've wanted to take for over a year now.
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:51 AM   #3
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I was just going to say . . . my brother has been bugging me to do this trip with him for a while now . . . and there he is

Hi Kraby

btw - I was talking to Larry W. yesterday and mentioned running around Superior. He's game to go with us next summer if we can make it work out.
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:16 AM   #4
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One of my favourite rides....
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:01 AM   #5
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I did the trip back in 2000 with my son after he graduated high school.

It was very nice except the black flies and mosquitos that come out at dusk in Canada.
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:24 AM   #6
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lived in minnesota for a long time, did boundrywaters trips every year. now living in ny. there is a group of us that are looking to do this trip. would like to get the route you took. we all ride bmw, gs's, and xr650r's. witch bike would be more fun?
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:38 AM   #7
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I was just going to say . . . my brother has been bugging me to do this trip with him for a while now . . . and there he is

Hi Kraby

btw - I was talking to Larry W. yesterday and mentioned running around Superior. He's game to go with us next summer if we can make it work out.
Well hey there yourself. I'm in as long as I can get it past you know who...
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:14 PM   #8
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I did that ride on my bicycle 13 years ago. Fun and super scenic.
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:17 PM   #9
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Nice BC Twin fairing on the KLR!
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:35 PM   #10
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Let's go dood...... WE NEED DETAILS!!!!!!!
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Old 07-02-2009, 02:00 PM   #11
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ok ok lol DAY 1 WAWA TO BRIMLEY MI.



So the I"ve lowered the klr a few inches and also cut a few inches of foam out of the seat. She can put one foot on the ground at a time but not both.
We're load up for camping and cooking. I want to ride backroads but we only have 5 days to ride and I realize it's a long way around that friggin lake.

I load most of the stuff on my bike so her's isn't too heavy, all she has is her clothes, sleeping bag and sleeping pad.

We both have our own businesses and have to work a full day on friday. I actually had to run to Sault ste. marie and back too.

5pm rolls around and we already were mostly packed the night before.

Good to go, she gears up.


And were off around 530 pm


oops



I'm gonna get it for posting that one

I'm sure I'd drop my bike too if I couldn't touch the ground and it weighed 4 times or more than I did.

anyway no problem were off.
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Old 07-02-2009, 02:12 PM   #12
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Old 07-02-2009, 02:16 PM   #13
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it's a beautiful scenic ride to Sault ste. Marie, even though I've done it a thousand times and already once that day but the weather was good and we were riding.





forgive my lack of photography skils but I take pics while riding too







Is she still back there.



I'ts about 250kms to SSM, we stopped 3 times or so along the way.



Then once in the Soo we had to visit our friend Tim Horton as we knew we wouldn't be seeing him for a few days.



Then dig out the passports and head across the bridge to the good ole USA.





They must have known we were coming they put up a welcome sign for us.. how nice.



I refuse to ride on the I75(boring), so we take some backroads and end up at brimley state park.
My take on state parks are kind of like our provincial parks. Vehicle passes are a rip off, especially when we have to buy one for each bike, but I thought we may stop in at some park things the next day so it could be worth it.

Arrived. About a 300km evening ride and we get all set up before dark... Sweet . All is going good so far and Isabel is riding like a champ. She even rode down to the corner store to pick up some beer while I set up the tent, it just doesn't get any better.



P.S. I don't look that geeky in real life.... I don't think
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Old 07-02-2009, 05:58 PM   #14
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Hi Finndian,

Nice pics. I stopped by your shop about 9 am on Friday but you had already headed out to the Soo. One of these times you'll be there...

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Then once in the Soo we had to visit our friend Tim Horton as we knew we wouldn't be seeing him for a few days.


If there had been a motorcycle in the background this would have been the quintessential Canadian motorcycle picture
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