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Old 07-15-2012, 06:02 PM   #796
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:06 PM   #797
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The trip begins. Hwy 95 going to Taylors Falls.


Taylors Falls, picture taken on the go.

Hipster crossing the HWY 2 bridge attempting to lead us to Aerostich after leading us on a bonus tour of Superior, Wisconson. Hipster road the Continental Divide, but gets lost in city traffic.

Older-not-Wiser cruising down HWY 61. We're getting closer, but its not getting much cooler.

After getting stuck in traffic trying to go through the Tunnel, Tbickner, Hipster, and Older-not-Wiser are off again. I tried to beat the system by going around the tunnel, but there's no beating the system.


Fridays ride is just starting and Eric is starting to have fun. Thanks again for the ride home Eric, good reflecting on the trip with you.

Dustin eroding earth, again. Check out the groovy DOT gas tank back pack.

Andrea, Tbickner, and Mrs. Hank with Superior National Forest in the background.

Tree crossing, take special note of the team work. Thanks Lutz for leading the tour.

Greg I hope you heal well, please update us on your health. I think the lastest rumor is that you're knocking on heavens door.


The ride is over for me after various broken stuff. Glad Ride-Til-Sore arrived to keep me company.

Lots of bikes, a dog, and a finger. Lets ride. Saturday.


Over looking Canadian border and the Pigeon River

Another illegal crossing the border is welcomed into the United States but only speaks French.

Group bounding , three hot and sweaty Shindig ADV riders wait to jump down Pigeon Falls.

MNRider2 or I will save them if they can't swim.


Old border crossing

Lake Superior close to the new border crossing. Thanks Arrowhead Rider for planning a great ride.


Yes, Lutz We're ready to do this again. Great adventure ride. Many thanks to Jwalters for hosting the epic event.
Anybody ready for the winter Shindig in TEXAS. Thanks Fototex for dragging up all the food across the country to feed us.
My blurry pictures can be copied at http://s1180.photobucket.com/albums/...cpZZ1QQtppZZ16
A few people asked me about my wheels and where they are from. Here is a Thread at ThumperTalk that I started on them. ThumperTalk is a good place to visit if you want help on how to spend money on your bike.
http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/954...age__hl__lathe

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Old 07-15-2012, 06:10 PM   #798
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Thanks to jwalters for hosting this great event, I had a blast, and thanks to arrowhead rider for leading us around some of the best forest road riding I have ever been on, and thanks to fototex for some of the best bbq I have ever tasted!!
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:19 PM   #799
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:27 PM   #800
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Enjoyed putting on the TX BBQ dinner for you ADVers. All the work was well received and the thanks by many was appreciated. Was cool meeting various riders from other states. Hopefully someone will post a photo. of this awesome group of riders.

If in need of TX riding ideas, give me a shout or PM.

The GM Campground is buzzing from the Motorcycle Invasion....
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:30 PM   #801
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:43 PM   #802
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Blurry pictures are the norm after 280 miles of riding.
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:27 PM   #803
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Greg I hope you heal well, please update us on your health. I think the lastest rumor is that you're knocking on heavens door.
Oh, for fucks sake. I'm fine. Fibula broken three places. I had no idea. I thought it was sprained. Had a quick surgery in Duluth yesterday to pin it together. Me and the bike are home safe. Thanks to everybody who helped get my bike off the trail and Doug (?) for letting me borrow your car to run to Two Harbors for X-rays. Thanks again JW and everybody who organized this. You meet the nicest people on a Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, KTM, BMW.....
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I have proof GSAnderson is on the mend!





Great meeting you Gregg, I hope to see you again on a ride this fall and at Shindig 2013! Heal up fast!



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Oh, for fucks sake. I'm fine. Fibula broken three places. I had no idea. I thought it was sprained. Had a quick surgery in Duluth yesterday to pin it together. Me and the bike are home safe. Thanks to everybody who helped get my bike off the trail and Doug (?) for letting me borrow your car to run to Two Harbors for X-rays. Thanks again JW and everybody who organized this. You meet the nicest people on a Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, KTM, BMW.....
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Well here are some shots from the Echo Valley Motocross track Wednesday night. Since Eric came up for the Shindig and we were both on vacation riding bikes Wednesday night, I'll throw these pics out there too. Consider it a pre-pre Shindig ride...






Eric using ALL of the YZ250's suspension. And then wishing for more frame flex....
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Echo Trail Ride

Breakfast at Our Place...




Hello blind corner, say hi to the road grader...



Lunch in Ely.


Bigzig offering up some lighting for Eric's electrical-less XR650R. Look at that blazing fender mounted headlight!


Echo Trail Pics


Smelling Roses


Gravel Travel


Afternoon downpour. It was a nice dust killer and cooled us down. Dry by the time we got back to Shindig HQ.



This big rig was our escort on the US1 construction site.



That evening at Shindig HQ. Some folks had an ice cold beer while some bikes slept. Both man and machine wore out from a long day's ride.


Toadl experimenting with high tech space polymers on his engine case...


A little Minnesota Mosquito repellant. The person responsible for this could not be reached for comment.


Dust to Glory aired at Shindig HQ and the smell of movie theatre popcorn filled the air.


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Old 07-15-2012, 08:02 PM   #807
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After this Saturday's ride, the Webster dictionary has changed their definition of "respect" to this:








Mike contemplating dark matter and the effect's of gravity after the recent Higgs Boson particle discovery.... or something.


Folks cooling down at the falls!


Snomore overlooking the overlook:








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Old 07-15-2012, 08:12 PM   #808
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Shindig 2012! What a ride. Thanks to Jesse for a job well done hosting the Shindig 2012, Fototex for the awesome BBQ. I had a great time riding and meeting new people.

Next year I'm taking more pictures.

Hwy 1 just north of Finland heading for Ely and the Echo Trail.



Leaving Isabella along Hwy 1.




Echo Trail north of Ely.
Dude, ride on! or is it right on?



Fire damage from the Pagami Creek fire last fall.



Another shot of the damage from the Pagami Creek fire last fall. This is the Island River a BWCA entry point along the Tamahawk Trail.



Gets a bit dusty.



Looking into Canada.



Partridge Falls on US Canada border.



Arrowhead Rider telling me that water just costs a lot of money when you forget yours and you're really thirsty.



Overlooking Lake Superior near the US Canada border.

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Old 07-15-2012, 09:19 PM   #810
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