Minnesota North Shore Shindig 2017

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by jwalters, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. Lutz

    Lutz Fuzzy Rabbit

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    I'm looking forward to a good time! I might be around for some riding Thursday, though I need to be back at home with my kids in the afternoon and night. For sure I'll be there early Friday AM, probably stop at Our Place for coffee/breakfast/planning.

    I haven't been out riding but a few times this year. As such, any "local" info I offer on road/trail conditions should be taken with a great deal of suspicion.

    Both my bikes are in need of some maintenance/repair at the moment, along with the rest of life's busy work, so I've got my work cut out for me this week. Which is of course typical of me, I suppose, always getting ready at the last minute. ...But I've got excuses.

    I'm planning to ride my CRF450X primarily, assuming that the new starter motor that's coming in the mail works as it should. My trusty KLX250S will be waiting in the wings as backup...but I'm also planning to hang a "For Sale" sign on it.
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  2. Tag Alder

    Tag Alder Adventurer

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    image.jpg Well, I made a leap into the 21st century. I'll keep the old R100RT in case I need to jump back.
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  3. Tag Alder

    Tag Alder Adventurer

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    Probably should have posted this on the Airhead site. Still, the Airhead is a decent fireroader, believe it, or not!
  4. b0yjeenyus

    b0yjeenyus Adventurer

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    Last call before I call Leroy for a spot at Wildhurst. Anybody got a campsite they wanna share/split?
  5. TimberWolfRanch

    TimberWolfRanch Adventurer

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    So great to be going back to the "Shindig" again this year!
    Here's a picture from remote northern Mexico with a Vaquero I met after a day without seeing anyone. Unfortunately he was the only one around to take the picture. He was very camera shy but a "Snickers" bar convinced him to take the picture. Unknowingly, I was on his family "Rancho" for about 30 kilos. All of my winter riding last year was solo in west Texas or northern Mexico. It will be fun to see old friends and meet new ones at the "Shindig". Other riders will be great!
    HAPPY TRAILS..................
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  6. CuRob

    CuRob n00b

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  7. TimberWolfRanch

    TimberWolfRanch Adventurer

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    Just canceled camp site #1 at Wildhurst! Call LeRoy soon if you are still looking for a site! It was an extra for our friend that will not be coming

    Hope it works for you or someone else.
    HAPPY TRAILS
    Picture; Traveling to a remote fish camp in Mexico with my compadre amigo Thomas.

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  8. Lutz

    Lutz Fuzzy Rabbit

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    If our weather forcast holds out, it should be a nice week leading into the Shindig. Might dry some things up in the woods, since it's been so wet here lately.
  9. LeMaitre

    LeMaitre Been here awhile

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    While helping with SHT 100 radio communications, I heard someone mention riding next weekend. Was that one of you?

    -Mark
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  10. myat35

    myat35 Adventurer

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    I've never been to this event, but sounds like a blast. Just picked up a 2013 KLR 650, so I may head up on Friday am and stay till Sunday. Would be leaving from Bloomington Friday am if anyone is interested in riding up.
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  11. LeMaitre

    LeMaitre Been here awhile

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    I would like to meet up with either the paved or gravel road group at lunch time on Thursday or Friday. Living up here means I am close to the interesting roads but it also means I have to work.

    -Mark
  12. JStrand

    JStrand n00b

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    Count me in. No arrangements for camping yet but will investigate.

    Dumb question - do I need up-to-date State or US trail passes?
  13. Iffykid

    Iffykid Long timer

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    Licensed for road use.
  14. goingdh

    goingdh Adventurer

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    Count me in to unless its too late for a blow in from north of the border to tag along?? Keen on exploring some new areas.
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  15. TimberWolfRanch

    TimberWolfRanch Adventurer

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    DSCF1440.JPG With this somewhat damp forecast, we could really have a blast if the temperature drops!
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  16. Tag Alder

    Tag Alder Adventurer

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    P11jim and I have his KTM ready to roost! It got put away in my shed after last year's Shindig, flat rear tire, un-serviced, and dirty. Redemption full-filled with new rubber, lube, chain, sprockets, etc. It started up immediately after having sat nearly a year!

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  17. TimberWolfRanch

    TimberWolfRanch Adventurer

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  18. TimberWolfRanch

    TimberWolfRanch Adventurer

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    Our "Adventure bikes are ready for an adventure". Should be better accommodations than this! Thanks Le Roy and Jessie for "Wildhurst" and providing this great opportunity! HAPPY TRAILS...........beer with LeRoy tomorrow night!
  19. mhalvors

    mhalvors n00b

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    Packing tonight and riding up after work tomorrow. Should make Wildhurst before dark.

    Watching the weather report...looks like I won't have as much dust to eat as usual :dukegirl
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  20. Lutz

    Lutz Fuzzy Rabbit

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    Ha ha. I think the only way one will be eating any dust this weekend is if one has a really, really dry mouth. It's shaping up to be a mudder.

    I've still got a laundry list of things I need to do to get the bike ready, let alone getting myself ready for a wet weekend. Alas...Daddy duties are keeping me otherwise occupied this evening.
    I did get fresh rubber on and spokes tightened today though, just as it was getting dark. IMG_8302.JPG

    I'll try to pick away a bit more once I get the kids in bed.