Mule Tracks.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Blue Mule, May 18, 2016.

  1. krautman

    krautman Been here awhile

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  2. Blue Mule

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    I have some weird fascination about stopping at "stone gardens"
    this one was an old german one, you can see my bike way in the back there.

    these old ones tell some stories, about how hard life was back in the past.
    I like to talk to them to, let them now someone still knows they lived.

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    @Cuttle could probably translate this for me...@loutre did already, but its buried in text on my phone.
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    this was the oldest stone I could READ...I think some were older.
    sophie had a good run. there were (and always are) lots of children and babies in this old place.

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    this guy stands guard there.
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    speaking of Stone gardens.
    I found this old abandoned half forgotten one in the U.P. on one of the last trips I made with my old bike.

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    see...the damn kids. so many died young.
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    Not a great pic...but you can see the state of this place.
    probably 50 graves lost in the brush and scattered in the woods around this small clearing.
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    that last cemetery, lost in the woods is right across the road from here.

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    part of a loop I did into the UP during the CADVR. ( ironically)


    more from that ride.

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  5. Blue Mule

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    The Day I bought it.

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    Sturgeaon Bay
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    Day trip
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    First Road trip. Into Arrowhead country and the Gunflint.
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    Andrew Optimus Primer Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    As far as that bike ever went from home in the year I owned it.
    that first trip convinced me I needed something bigger if I was gonna stretch my legs with camping gear.
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    On the North Shore.
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    Palisades
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    first trips, first day mileage, with way too much weight on the bike.
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    School zone, 15 mph. :mulie
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    Andrew Optimus Primer Super Moderator Super Supporter

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  11. Blue Mule

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    In the 16 months I owned that bike, I think I ended up with just over 16,000 miles on it
    Remember we have winter here, it sat parked for close to .5 months.
    Lots of local touring, exploring backroads and just getting my headspace back after a 3 year funk.


    That Northshore trip got me some good pictures, a clear picture of what I wanted to do on a bike and a new obsession.

    US/Canada border.


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    same spot.
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    Along Gitche Gummi.
    The lake has a soul, I cant say it feels the same near salt water. :dunno

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    114 MPH

    as fast it would go with my fat ass on it. :evil
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    Moar along the lake.

    some of my favorite pictures.
    its nice to have time to seek out good shots, lighting and subjects.

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    Nothing to see here in fly over country.


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    Rain in the Sawtooths.

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    But its about Machines and day trippin, right?

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  17. Blue Mule

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    on a pier on Lk. Michigan.
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    The REAL Hodag. :deal
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    hike in after a dirt road, then trail.

    part of the North country trail.
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  18. pigjockey

    pigjockey Hognuts the T-bagger

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    Making me want to pack up and ride. Hurry spring.
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    :nod

    How Ya been, Mang?

    CADVR this year?
  20. pigjockey

    pigjockey Hognuts the T-bagger

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    I'll be watching my funds closely. Sank a bunch in a pontoon to go fishing and diving. If I can make the numbers work I'll be there.
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