Minnesota North Shore Shindig

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by jwalters, Feb 14, 2011.

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  1. arrowhead rider

    arrowhead rider Been here awhile

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    Easy on the pictures this time our friend!:eek1
  2. FotoTEX

    FotoTEX Long timer

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    Did little taste testing today with the BBQ we will bring and have to say, the stuff is damn good. Wondering how many will show up. Plan on bringing around 10 lbs. Hope that is enough, Do not have much more room than for that amount.
  3. jwalters

    jwalters Farkle Proliferator

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    We certainly appreciate it Fototex! And don't worry about running out. As the Shindig nears, if it looks like we are going to have a larger crowd, I can always run to the grocery store in GM and get more beans, tater salad and beef jerky. :D

  4. CaptJerry

    CaptJerry Adventurer

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    JWalters:
    Count me in as returning for the 2nd annual. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on the land and another great time with a great group. I'll bring my air compressor this time.

    You were a great host last year and thanks for volunteering to do this again. Great location! I'm getting itchy - projected 52 degrees today!
  5. jwalters

    jwalters Farkle Proliferator

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    Excellent! Glad to hear you're making it! Each year we'll make this better and better! See you this July! I can't wait!

  6. bikergirl4ever

    bikergirl4ever girlie girl

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  7. jwalters

    jwalters Farkle Proliferator

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    Fantastic, a May and July ride!

  8. cuda

    cuda cuda

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    Last Thursday as I slide into town with mt Jeep in 4 wheel drive, I saw a snow covered cycle under a cover at a motel in Two Harbors, it was snowing sideways at about 2"/hr. I had to see who it was and why they were riding in a blizzard. Turns out it was Mike S. on his way south when he got caught in TH He decided to hole up for the night, SMART man. :clap Next morning I drove by after my meeting, he already was gone.

    SAFE riding Mike, see you in July. Cuda
  9. jwalters

    jwalters Farkle Proliferator

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    The time has come! If the bike starts today, I'll be heading out with the gang scouting some routes for this July! Let the route planning begin!
  10. jwalters

    jwalters Farkle Proliferator

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    Sounds like MikeS is going to share some pictures at this years Shindig from his recent trip to Copper Canyon Mexico. We'll have a big screen projector and cold beers ready! Can't wait!
  11. Streeter

    Streeter Has Coping Skills

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    If he's got any pictures of me, I'm prepared to deny everything!
  12. toadl

    toadl Been here awhile

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    Movie night! I'll bring popcorn. To fit I'll this adventure in I better leave on Wednesday.
  13. MikeS

    MikeS For sure let's do it

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    As they say, a picture is worth 1000 words. You better get a long speech ready.

    Reference to Cuda's comment; It was a surprise while stranded in Two Harbors by snow, and having a fellow rider knock on my motel door, wondering who? what? why?
  14. jwalters

    jwalters Farkle Proliferator

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    Hi Ya'll,
    I posted a link on the first post to an Echo Trail Ely route under the "Rides" heading. I'll post some gpx files for those with GPS units. It would be nice to have the routes a head of time this year, so we can split up into a couple different groups if we want. I'm working on it!
    Jesse
  15. Ride-til-sore!

    Ride-til-sore! still 20 in-my-mind

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    Not sure what is going on in July as of yet but put me down as a maybe. Sounds like you guys are setting up some good routes. I will be riding a DR650SE "fall down" bike so I may have to stay on the logging roads? I just got the bike after riding a XT225 for a while so maybe I will learn how to stay upright on it by then? :lol3
  16. jwalters

    jwalters Farkle Proliferator

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    Sounds good! We have riders show up on big KTM/BMW and riders on KLX250 and everything between. There will be a ride for everyone!
    Jesse

  17. jwalters

    jwalters Farkle Proliferator

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    Maybe we should incorporate a stop at Castle Danger Brewery on Friday or Saturday. They are open 4-7pm and we could pick up a jug of beer for the campfire that evening. I think it might fit well into the Road Ride to Bayfield.


    EDIT: I've updated the first post again with more details. I think we should plan on one more ride. If anyone has a good route for the Shindig, please post it!
    Jesse
  18. c-zulu

    c-zulu Resident Dirt Burner

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    For more off pavement on the return leg of Echo loop... @ Skibo Co Rd -110 -FR-113/114 to Dunka Lk to Hwy-2

    All dirt roads, I rode last fall with Arrowhead and Mike S.
  19. jwalters

    jwalters Farkle Proliferator

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    Snomore and I were talking about a ride Sunday, want to join us and do some scouting for the Shindig?

  20. c-zulu

    c-zulu Resident Dirt Burner

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    On the graveyard shift that weekend..:cry
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