Fall equinox time, which in the Frozen North means autumn colors and the approaching end of the riding season. Fortunately this year Darkrider decided to take a spin up here from Texas to do the Lake Superior Circle Tour. Great excuse for four days of riding... Darkrider... Your faithful scribe... The route -- up I-35 to Duluth, turn right, keep the big body of water on your left for roughly 1,100 miles, down I-35 to home. Seriously, I hate GPS and I only tolerate maps when they are necessary. Michigan back roads... We stumbled on this cool testing facility somewhere on 'da Yoo Pee'. The three tracks went out for a couple of miles. Ontario...seriously folks, those damned Canadians stole all the best parts of the Lake Superior shoreline for themselves. I hear Bush is prepared to label Canada a state-sponsor of terrorism to justify the annexation of this coastline. Now for a word from our trip sponsor...beer... Back to Ontario. Of course I should mention that Sean had an encounter with Colorful Canadian Characters (tm), which he will share after he finishes his blast down 980 miles of I-35 to Dallas today. Those damned Canuks, they're so nice they even write pleasant bathroom stall graffiti. Clearly, they have something to hide... Sorry for the interruptions. Back to Ontario coastline. Yeah, those are surfers you see out there, in 50 degree water on a 50 degree air temp day. Crazy Canuks. Clearly, they are a threat to our national security... So, anyway, on to Minnesota. Just a couple of shots with the moonrise right after we cross the border, and of Cascade State Park. I took Darkrider up Highway 1 to Ely, but that was far too fun for taking pictures, so you'll just have to imagine the 50 miles of tight, twisty two-lane road bordered by tall pines and golden aspens. THE END.