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Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2013, 07:51 AM
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Views: 35,704
Posted By mxjudge
Been 24 years since I was in Port Aransas but...

Been 24 years since I was in Port Aransas but looks just like I remember it. The oldsters were younger though.
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 35,704
Posted By mxjudge
You're living the dream. Look forward to reading...

You're living the dream. Look forward to reading this blog to get through the winter.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-28-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,898
Posted By mxjudge
Great report, Ed. I recognize that gray steel...

Great report, Ed. I recognize that gray steel bridge, crossed it many times growing up over there. Those cut in roads are not good to get a car, truck tractor stuck sideways in:) I should have called...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,805
Posted By mxjudge
Home

We got back to Lowell's for a final photo op. Lowell's wife had bought a six pack of Leinenkugel's Creamy Dark so we all had a final celebratory Leinies. Thanks Shannon.

I had a great time on...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,805
Posted By mxjudge
Final day continued

After we left Lansing we followed the trail south along the river to Marquette. There was a great level B road (that's what we call minimum maintenance roads in Iowa) along the bluffs. We traveled...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,805
Posted By mxjudge
Final day back to Iowa

We crossed the Mississippi at Lansing. Pretty cool expanded metal bridge that you can look down through to the water as you cross. We stopped for lunch in Lansing and ate a restaurant on the river....
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,805
Posted By mxjudge
Final day continued

Kelly had said at the beginning of the ride that he wanted get a picture of his bike in front of an old barn. We passed a lot of old barns but since it was last day we had to stop when we saw this...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,805
Posted By mxjudge
Final day

We got an early start but we were going east. Not the direction that was going to take us home. We rode through some small towns that were setting up for their 4th of July celebrations. It kind of...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,805
Posted By mxjudge
Final day

Here is our route for the final day-448 miles. My DRZ had a stock seat. I had gotten along with it pretty good until day 4 so the prospect of the longest day yet was not good.
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,805
Posted By mxjudge
Day 4 wrap up

After the tour we rode on to Eau Claire to our motel. After some searching we found a place to eat downtown, Dooley's Pub. Great food and service. http://www.dooleyspub.com/

We thought that the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,805
Posted By mxjudge
Day 4 Leinenkugels the tour

The 3:50 pm timing was perfect because after the tour we still had enough time to finish off our coupons for five ounce samples before the bar closed at 5 pm. Our friendly tour guide had warned us...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,805
Posted By mxjudge
Day 4 Leinenkugels

We went into Chippewa Falls and found the brewery immediately. We were a bit early so we left and went on into town for our late lunch at a local Mexican restaurant. Good food and they were all...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,805
Posted By mxjudge
More day 4

We planned at some point during the trip on making a visit to the Leinenkugel brewery and this was going to be the day. We made a reservation for 3:50 pm which was the next to last tour of the day. ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,805
Posted By mxjudge
Extra day 3

One of our good friends, Ed was not able to make the trip. Lowell wrote a note for Ed on the beach at Lake Superior.
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,805
Posted By mxjudge
Day 4 route

Here is the route for day 4 leaving Conucopia.
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,805
Posted By mxjudge
Day 4

We left Conucopia and started our return trip. The rain gave us some puddles to dodge but not having dust and having the sand a little more solid made the riding some of the best yet.

We saw lots...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,805
Posted By mxjudge
more day 3

Our original plans were to stay at a hotel in Ashland. However, we were on look out for some cabins close to the lake. Kelly saw some with a vacancy sign and went to check out the price. They told...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,805
Posted By mxjudge
more day 3

Of course we went straight to the beach. Got some pictures of the bikes and someone may have ridden on the beach. :wink:
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,805
Posted By mxjudge
Day 3

We left Thorpe and headed north to Lake Superior. Up to this point most of the roads were gravel or paved but north of Thorp we started hitting sand. Great fun on the DRZ but not so much for the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,805
Posted By mxjudge
Day 2 route

Here is the route for day 2. 284 miles.
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,805
Posted By mxjudge
Day 1 route

Here is a map of our route for night 1 (green-194 miles) and Day 1 (red-307 miles). Thanks Gary for the maps.
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,805
Posted By mxjudge
More day 2

Our next stop was Thorp, Wisconsin. The Beemer and Tiger definitely had an advantage on the paved and some of the gravel roads.

We rode through some areas where folks were traveling by horse and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,805
Posted By mxjudge
Day 2 continued

Right away we found a great road along the river that was single lane with couple spots where the rocks overhung the road a bit. We were expecting this road from another ride report we had read. We...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,805
Posted By mxjudge
Day 2

We found a good bar in Peosta to finish out the day. The second day started with breakfast. Tasty waffles on the house.

After breakfast we rode over the river and started working our way onto the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,805
Posted By mxjudge
TWT Ride from Iowa

This is a report of my ride with three other central Iowans on the Trans Wisconsin Adventure Trail. Gary and I are riding the DRZ 400's, Kelly is riding a Triumph Tiger XC and Lowell is riding a BMW...
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