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Old 05-22-2012, 05:22 PM   #31
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Just dawned on me that was the first and last gas station breakfast on this trip.
WHAT??? Cannon stopped at a GAS STATION for breakfast??

Tracks look good Cannon... looking forward to running some of this on the new KTM 500. You've been busy! How's the lap around Superior coming along?
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:37 PM   #32
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If you and DR Zed want to go into excruciatingly painful details on your WR setups for this trip, I'm listening.

A WRR literally just followed me home from work tonight. In the rain and 50F temps. It's like it's predestined for cannontrekking or something.

This ride is definitely on the TODO list for this summer. I'd love to hear what worked for you guys. First couple pitchers in Copper Harbor are on me next time you roll through.

I dunno James, I always thought you had a good set up on the CannonTreks.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:43 PM   #33
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Well looking forward to doing this , although I will have the dr even though its a pig, its the only ds I have for now.
You'll have a blast!

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I, Also, had an Extreme omelet bfast sandwich.


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Oh yeah, there's the sand

Looks like another great ride Cannon..
That little bit of sand is just the tip of the iceberg.

You'll love this one Ted.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:45 PM   #34
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WHAT??? Cannon stopped at a GAS STATION for breakfast??
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Tracks look good Cannon... looking forward to running some of this on the new KTM 500. You've been busy! How's the lap around Superior coming along?
Don't go alone . . .

Ready to pull the trigger on some other projects as well.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:55 PM   #35
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Yeah... I probably wouldn't try to rock a Vstrom on this one... Unless it was someone else's,
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Yeah... I probably wouldn't try to rock a Vstrom on this one... Unless it was someone else's,


Wee Stroms are fun to take off roading....

As long as you plan on not doing more than five miles. you're with at least four other people, and you are in good shape for picking up bikes all day.
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Wee Stroms are fun to take off roading....

As long as you plan on not doing more than five miles. you're with at least four other people, and you are in good shape for picking up bikes all day.
Six inches ground clearance and travel equals soon to be busted case.


I have a DL1000.
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:46 PM   #39
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I have a DL1000.

bah. Ben could do it cuz the front wheel is always in the air. though maybe not on a Vstrom

looks like good trails so far. That whole packing yer gear thing seems a bit suspicious to me but at least you're not camping.
Wonder if the EXC would be up to something like this. Or me on it.

oh, and those boot dryers DO work pretty well. but you may not like the smell of the room in the morning
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Heading up to Dunbar for gas.




It gets pretty sandy through this section.








There are a few scenic stops along the way. This trail has far fewer tourist attractions than the UPAT. It does pass through a lot of incredibly scenic forests and along some beautriful lakes and rocky rivers though.


It is only about 300 meters to the falls, but the path is kind of ruggedyishlike.


Nice walk in motor boots.








Carney Rapids.
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Wonder if the EXC would be up to something like this.
Whydontcha loan it to me and I'll take it for a quick lap around this thing and let you know.


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oh, and those boot dryers DO work pretty well. but you may not like the smell of the room in the morning
I noticed that the boots stayed out on the deck (overlooking Lake Supeer-eeyore) when we stayed in Bayfield.
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I noticed that the boots stayed out on the deck (overlooking Lake Supeer-eeyore) when we stayed in Bayfield.
I dunno. One of two things would probably happen: it either vibrates so much you leave it in a water hole, or you like it so much I wouldnt be able to pry it out from under ya
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Looking forward to more. This is real news, not the stuff on CNN, Fox, etc. Keep it coming. Going to venture into Meechigan this year Brian?

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Looking forward to more. This is real news, not the stuff on CNN, Fox, etc. Keep it coming. Going to venture into Meechigan this year Brian?

Paul O
You should come over for this Paul. You'd love it. It does beat you up a little though - kinda like some of the Elliot Lake stuff we rode in Canada.
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General bike prep . . .

-fresh oil/filter
-coolant topped
-air filter clean with a filter skin on it - pull the skin halfway through
-spare clutch cable pre-routed
-fasteners tight and loctited
-tool kit with spare fasteners
-spare tubes
-new brake shoes (don't try to make not so fresh ones last - if you are sporty on these paths you will be doing a lot of brake tapping in the grit)
-I use slime in the tires (and carry spare tubes in the event I need to patch)
-tire pressure up to avoid pinch flats (not so good in the sand)
-license plate secure
-rubber bands around GPS units so they don't bounce out of the cradle
-new o-ring chain and sprockets (I ran 15/47 on the DRZ)
-proof of insurance and registration on board
-ditch the back pack in favor of a waterproof bag secured to the fender with a ratchet strap and an ATV cargo net (let the bike sweat the load)
-water for drinking
-good tires

Tire wear:

New Maxxis Desert front/rear before we left:




About 1,000 miles later . . .




Not the best shot of the waterproof bag, ratchet strap, or ATV cargo net but . . .
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