Big Great Lakes Loop

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Jamie Z, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. enduro Dan

    enduro Dan Sticks and Stones™..

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    Just saw this.
    Missed you by a day,damn.
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  2. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z Long timer

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    Caught wifi at Canadian Tire in Gravenhurst. Riding with a couple guys I met in Texas last year. Did some paddling. Heading north today.

    Jamie
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  3. CDNRider

    CDNRider Banned

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    Your map makes it look like the US owns the Great Lakes. Every Canadian scoolkid knows that they're ours.
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  4. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z Long timer

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    Should make it it to Nofate's place in Chapleau this afternoon.

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  5. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z Long timer

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    [​IMG]
    Spending a bit of time at Rick's.

    Jamie
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  6. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z Long timer

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    Stopped by Finndian's place in Wawa, but his employee said he was out for the day. Probably riding. Met up with a couple other advriders, decided to split a room and ride to Thunder Bay tomorrow in better weather.

    Jamie
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  7. nofate

    nofate what blackflies?

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    I hope you didn't get too wet on your ride to Wawa. It rained off and on all day in Chapleau after you left.
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  8. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fartografist

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    what bike set up you riding?
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  9. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z Long timer

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    Yeah, off and on. Got pretty heavy when I got near Wawa. Stopped here for lunch and met a couple on BMW bikes loaded up. They're eventually on the way to South America. They suggested we could split a room three ways. Cool folks. I'll get a link to their blog when I get a chance.

    Thanks for the hospitality, Rick. My thanks to your wife and son/daughter too. Pretty nice to let me in on your short family get-together.

    Jamie
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  10. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z Long timer

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    Here's a pic just before I headed out.

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  11. nofate

    nofate what blackflies?

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    Jamie, you left your 'Hot Superman Ralley 2010' T shirt in the sauna in case you are looking for it.
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  12. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z Long timer

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    Dang. That's two shirts I've lost on the trip. thanks for letting me know. Not worth trying to get it back.

    Jamie
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  13. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z Long timer

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    In Ely MN heading up to the Echo Trail. Had a beer with FotoTEX yesterday and camped in Isabella last night.

    Jamie
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  14. Anywhereness

    Anywhereness Been here awhile

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    Damn, wish I caught this thread a few weeks back, could have meet up for a beer in the Jamestown area! :beer
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  15. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z Long timer

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    Not sure if I'll need a place to stay, but I'm hoping to have a St. Louis meet and greet dinner on Wednesday, August 1.

    What/where do I need to post to get the attention of the locals?

    Jamie
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  16. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z Long timer

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    Spent some time with my mother the last couple of days. Tomorrow with my sister and some other family, and then my other sister.

    After that, making my way home with my above-mentioned planned to stop in St. Louis.

    Jamie
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  17. Tiffany

    Tiffany Airhead Adventuress

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    Jamie...the "sauna"???
    you're living the high life on this trip:D
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  18. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z Long timer

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    Oh yeah. Probably left it out by my cognac glass.

    Jamie
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  19. RAGBrian

    RAGBrian jonesing for a ride

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    2. Caught up on reading this thread.

    In progress:

    1. Working on the meetup for Wednesday!
    To Do:
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  20. RAGBrian

    RAGBrian jonesing for a ride

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    Just got off the phone with Jamie Z. He's heading southbound in Illinois and is coming to town! :clap

    Plan tonight is to meet for dinner starting at 7 pm at

    The Triumph Grill - 3419 Olive Street St. Louis, MO 63103 - (314) 446-1801

    http://www.triumphgrill.com

    Got a least 3 and possibly a 4th inmate coming, so join us if you can. I'll be riding down there early and will wait at the bar for any who shows up!

    :freaky
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