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Old 01-09-2008, 06:30 PM   #1
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Ultimate North Ride

HektoGlider asked me to post these tracks...the ultimate way to get all the way from Wisconsin to our area. I'll let him comment on it for you.

Part of this is from the Spring Icebreaker Ride, which we host up here every year...

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Old 01-09-2008, 06:53 PM   #2
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Some of the Wisc tracks are Cannontracks, several options in Bluff country.Nice riding up to Duluth, part of that track includes seven bridges road.From there Rudy Perpich Hwy 4 then onto Can Usa dirt.This track takes you up north to the border via Deviltrack and onto 593.Then onward through a remote area to Hwy 11.Sapawe road to Upsala then the abandonded rail line and points further north.Good waypoints included. Navigate some of the greatest riding in Minn/Wisc and cross the border onto unpopulated remote bush riding in Canada.An optional track through GR 38 for the return(Mn Nto S).
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Old 04-19-2008, 09:49 PM   #3
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RE: riding a rail line

Hey.......Can anyone tell me a bit about running on the rail line? I just bought my first dual sport and I'm doing a trip up North and about 200 miles of it each way is on rail so I'm looking for any tips. How many flats should I expect? Any riding tips? I'll be on an 07 KLR 650.

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Old 04-24-2008, 11:17 AM   #4
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some rail lines see a lot of traffic from pickups etc.This results in deep two track in places and its difficult to ride in the center, you have to pick one of the two ruts.Mostly though its good going and you can get some high speeds but watch for roads that cross the rail line(slow down),and some bridges also may have erosion holes at each end.Flats should not be a problem.
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:14 AM   #5
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some rail lines see a lot of traffic from pickups etc.This results in deep two track in places and its difficult to ride in the center, you have to pick one of the two ruts.Mostly though its good going and you can get some high speeds but watch for roads that cross the rail line(slow down),and some bridges also may have erosion holes at each end.Flats should not be a problem.
Thanks man, I appreciate the help. Any idea how many flats to expect on a 200 mile stretch?

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During the last two Icebreaker rides, we had 6 bikes, and no flat tires.

I'm currently running Karoos, but will be switching back to Kenda K761's, and a 16 tooth front sprocket for the summer. 2005 KLR.
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During the last two Icebreaker rides, we had 6 bikes, and no flat tires.

I'm currently running Karoos, but will be switching back to Kenda K761's, and a 16 tooth front sprocket for the summer. 2005 KLR.
what would you recommend for a really heavy duty agressive DOT tire??
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Probably Continental TKC 80 or Metzler Karoos. Put in the heavy duty tubes while your there.
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apparently this file cannot be opened? does it work ?
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  • Things have been a bit screwy since the upgrade...You probably will have to reattach the file.
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Anyone have this still?
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updated file

Try and open this. It has the added hand drawn track of the ride up to Windigo, which is easily done without the gps. There is some real adventure to be had on the remote segments in Ontario. Ron do you have any waypoints from your ride up there? Maybe you can post a link to your RR .
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Old 01-08-2010, 03:40 PM   #13
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Hey wow, it works!
I am cold just thinking about it.

Don't know if I will ever get a chance to try any of it out, but it's in my collection now at least!

Thank you

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Old 01-20-2010, 05:31 PM   #14
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found it!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=394825

this is the Northern most point you can ride in Ontario, on an all season road.
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