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Old 05-22-2008, 06:42 AM   #16
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Great report Chad!
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Old 05-22-2008, 06:50 AM   #17
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Nice! I only get to see roads like that when Im hunting 4 hours north of me. Down here its all ugly subdivisions no matter which direction you look in
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Old 05-22-2008, 03:14 PM   #18
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Old 05-22-2008, 05:24 PM   #19
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The day was starting to wind down and we realized that we weren't going to be able to make our ultimate goal of Lake Superior today. The decision was made to find gas, food and a campsite. The only problem was that we hadn't gone through a town in over 100 miles! We were getting close to Drummond and I was sure we could get everything we needed there. We pull into Drummond and find a virtual ghost town. I guess Wednesdays before memorial day aren't very busy! We rode around a bit and found the gas station closed and it looked like the only place open was a bar / restraunt. We whipped into the gas station and used the credit card pumps and went to the back of the building and found a spigot to fill our water bottles.


What a dork!


One last look at the map to locate the nearest campsite and we were off.


We had to go a couple miles off route to get to the campsite but we were still heading in the right direction. We got to the Perch Lake campground with a little light to spare.


Since nothing was open, we had to rely on the food we had with which was I think, 1 can of Spam, 2 Ramen noodles, a can of Spaghetti ( which was rotten ), and some beef jerky.


Darkness came quickly and a bright moon shined down on us. The sound of the coyotes ( i hope ) was pretty wild. I've heard them and wolves before but these critters were going nuts, plus they were very close.


Dave found a little firewood and got a nice little fire going and we sat around and BS'd for a while.

Some fun with multiple exposures!


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Old 05-22-2008, 05:41 PM   #20
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We got a good early start the next morning and hit the dusty trail.

This place would have been nice for breakfast had it been open.


The final 80 or so miles are extremely fun. Since the spring weather came late, its still pretty wet up there and it made some trails slick, and some about perfect.


Lots of sand! knobbies are your friend!


Our first view of Lake Superior
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Old 05-22-2008, 06:06 PM   #21
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Mission accomplished! We made it to Cornucopia and got the shot of the Northernmost post office.





Ehlers general store which opened in 1915 is a meeting place for locals and it was pretty neat to be here in the morning and out of tourist season to interact with the locals. It was cool that everyone knew everyone else. I talke to an older gentleman who told me about some of the fishing history and told me about some places to check out.

Cornucopia harbor






One last thing to do, that is to get as far north as possible in Wisconsin. We head out into the area northeast of Cornucopia and into the Apostle Islands national lakeshore. More great gravel and dirt roads lead us to Point Detour road, which stops above Lake Superior. This is as far north as you can go in Wisconsin, and 385 miles north of where we started about 24 hours earlier.


Point Detour campground would be a great place to spend the night!!


Dave enjoying the day
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Old 05-22-2008, 06:09 PM   #22
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Old 05-22-2008, 07:22 PM   #23
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Old 05-23-2008, 04:40 AM   #24
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I sure would be interested in hooking up with you if another ride is planned. Looks like one of the best WI. rides I've seen yet.
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Old 05-23-2008, 11:07 AM   #25
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Old 05-24-2008, 06:58 PM   #26
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Quote:
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No problem! I still have a couple things to post.
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Old 05-25-2008, 05:48 AM   #27
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I was wondering if you guys where going to find the Delta Diner. My favorite spot for lunch or breakfast. Todd the owner/cook is a motorcyclist from way back and if you pull up on a bike chances are he will walk away from the grill to come out and check out your ride and say hello.

The Diner is an original circa 1920's roadside diner. The real thing. Not one built to look like a roadside diner. Back in the day they would make these things in a factory completely set up with everything needed to run a diner. Ship it to your location, drop it in place, add some power and you where ready to sling some Hash and Eggs. Todd tells the story better but evidently he found this thing in a farm field in Ohio or some darn place like that, shipped it to Delta and restored it.

If any of you ADV rider are anywhere near the area its worth a detour to check it out. I recommend the Norwegian pancakes for breakfast and if your there for lunch just order the Blue Plate Special and you cant go wrong.

GPS for the Delta Diner: N46 28.404 W091 16.344
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Old 05-25-2008, 07:01 AM   #28
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fantastic!

Your report brings back alot of fond memories.

My grandparents had a summer place near Minong and I spent much of my childhood summers exploring the woods, and logging roads around Bass, Gilmore and Sleepy Eye lakes on an old Honda ATV.

Some great pics too.....nice job on the "ADV" picture.
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Old 05-25-2008, 08:47 AM   #29
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Great ride report guys. Rokklym, I'm really digging how you have that DR set up.

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Old 05-25-2008, 03:27 PM   #30
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Well thats about it for pics!

We rode 386 miles from my place to Lake Superior. The full route that I mapped out from the Wisconsin / Illinois border is 534 miles and I hope to ride that soon. Here is a general idea of the route:



That way I can claim this.


Thanks for looking!
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