Minnesota North Shore Shindig 2017

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  1. Despada

    Despada Liquid Justice Provider

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    80AM and I are planning on coming up early Friday morning now. Maybe we can join you on that site? We'll likely leave Saturday morning as much as we'd like to join for group dinner and such. We just want to make sure we can say hi and meet some people. We've got a sailing race to attend if we don't get too trail happy!
  2. Lutz

    Lutz Fuzzy Rabbit

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    Serious storms in the area folks. Be safe tonight. ...And be ready for blowdowns tomorrow. See you in the AM!
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  3. Lutz

    Lutz Fuzzy Rabbit

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    To anyone who might be wondering... I am loading up now... I should be to Our Place in Finland by 8:30. Hopefully there still somebody ( off-road/trail folks) around for me to ride with when I get there.

    To those I don't see this morning: good riding today everybody!
  4. 80AM

    80AM Adventurer

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  5. award900

    award900 Been here awhile

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  6. Despada

    Despada Liquid Justice Provider

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    Had to work... :becca

    @80AM shared some photos with me.

    I'll look out for next years date and make sure I've got it off!
  7. farmrider02

    farmrider02 Been here awhile

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    Another great shindig year. Thanks to all who lead and organize and clear trails.

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  8. wbbnm

    wbbnm Long timer

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    Thanks to Jesse and Leroy. It was a great event again. I had a wonderful time despite the less than perfect weather.

    I am still working on pics, but here are a few of them.

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  9. award900

    award900 Been here awhile

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  10. Fescue

    Fescue Been here awhile

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  11. Tag Alder

    Tag Alder Adventurer

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    Break time with Geoff, Bill, jim snapping picture, at Sawbills. Weather was starting to improve Saturday PM.

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  12. Iffykid

    Iffykid Long timer

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    Perfect timing on the pic:clap a half a second later I was laying flat on the tracks:jack

    The weather wasn't perfect but the riding was great and those I had a chance to ride with:thumb

    Thanks to Jesse :bowand Leroy I was able to once again ride with riders I met at past Shindigs meet and ride with other riders for the first time and also talk about future rides together.

    Already looking forward to Shindig 2018:augie
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  13. mhalvors

    mhalvors n00b

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    Great weekend with old and new friends! I had a blast. Hope to ride with you all again next year...it might take that long just to get my boots fully dried out.

    Lutz- Let's see that picture of Jesse getting sprayed by the Africa Twin.
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  14. Evil Santa

    Evil Santa Adventurer

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    Was a good one, Great to see everybody and ride some great roads and trails with great people. Was a bit moist but No Dust! :) The Funduro survived my 2 crashes on the Bear trail. That has to be the strangest encounter that I've had riding. Always look forward to the Shindig. 20170915_124404.jpg
  15. Lutz

    Lutz Fuzzy Rabbit

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    After doing so much to rescue it from a watery grave, the Africa Twin decided to give Jesse a big, wet kiss.
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  16. Lutz

    Lutz Fuzzy Rabbit

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    I had a great time this weekend! Good company. Welcoming accommodations. Tasty food. And NO dust! All things which I appreciate.

    It definitely was a weekend full of adventure. Some of the stuff that I'm aware of... Constantly challenging visibility. Bike submerged in beaver pond. Bike down on bridge, with rider tossed into creek. Vice grips for footpeg. Flat tire. Fish hook (Mepp's #3) in pant leg. Radiator shroud torn to pieces and shifter twisted like pretzel. Thrown chain bound up in case saver. Circling bear. Rain, mud, and rocks. And not a single one of these things stopped the groups from continuing on.

    I'm glad everybody made it through safe, and I'm looking forward to next time.
  17. Tag Alder

    Tag Alder Adventurer

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    Skinniest bear I've ever seen. Not long for this world this close to winter. Orphaned yearling, or sick?

    Thanks to Jesse and Leroy! Even with the less than perfect weather, I had a good time. See you next year!
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  18. Tag Alder

    Tag Alder Adventurer

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    Press on regardless! Sisu is the name of the game! Victory over adversity! Problem? What problem?
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  19. Lutz

    Lutz Fuzzy Rabbit

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    Another fun picture. Mike had some string wrapped around his XR600 when we stopped to regroup following a gnarlier section of forest road. He started followed it around the bike untangling it...and it led to his leg. Fortunately not into the flesh.

    I think maybe he got too close to some trout fishermen as we passed the point of Bone Lake. :dunno
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  20. Lutz

    Lutz Fuzzy Rabbit

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    By the way, it was nice to bump into you again as you rolled in late Friday night. Even if it was too dark for me to see who you were!
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