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Old 08-26-2014, 07:40 AM   #1
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Chicago around lake Superior

Looking for ride friendly route suggestions Chicago around Lake Superior and back; possible labor day weekend starting Sunday or Monday opposite traffic or could change to mid september. 500 to 700 a day,,, like to do it in 3 days but could extend to 4. Any stretches limited gas? Good routes Bad routes; interstates not often enjoyable but can be necessary? 2009 Harley Electric Glide; 175 safe range. Like to go fast any fun empty space or traps to watch out for?
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Old 08-26-2014, 07:50 AM   #2
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That's not really enough time leaving from Chicago. Fuel isn't really an issue on the north shore. However, don't ride by it and assume you'll find something else in a few miles. If you leave either Thunder Bay, or Wawa, full (depending on your direction around) you'll find gas before you have a problem. (Thunder Bay, Terrace Bay, a couple of rural Indian outposts, and Wawa) Be smart about it and you'll be fine.

Posted speed limits are the rule. And with the critters I wouldn't push my speed. If you want to go fast take your chances on U.S. 41 on a holiday weekend. Better to explain to a trooper in WI along the road than a Mountie in Ontario as your bike is in a pile and you're waiting for an ambulance.

And don't push the day...get off the road before dusk. The critters have a way of reclaiming their highway as the sun gets low.
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Old 08-26-2014, 08:21 AM   #3
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Thanks, ride Wisconsin many times and know how dark it can get and definitely know critters are issue; so plan to ride during day. Should say left lane rider but it is a cruiser so not to fast however want to avoid locations like Port Washington on 43 were the county makes all its income for 5 over.
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Old 08-26-2014, 08:32 AM   #4
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I wouldn't push it in Ontario. Besides, there's too much to see, as well as keeping an eye out for moose and bears.

If you're riding clockwise (highly recommended so you can pull off to sightsee without oncoming traffic) make sure you have your $3 handy for the bridge after exiting the border crossing lanes at Sault Ste. Marie. You're dumped instantly into what becomes I-75 and there's really no place to stop and hunt for toll fare on a bike.
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Old 08-26-2014, 09:05 AM   #5
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I wouldn't push it in Ontario. Besides, there's too much to see, as well as keeping an eye out for moose and bears.

If you're riding clockwise (highly recommended so you can pull off to sightsee without oncoming traffic) make sure you have your $3 handy for the bridge after exiting the border crossing lanes at Sault Ste. Marie. You're dumped instantly into what becomes I-75 and there's really no place to stop and hunt for toll fare on a bike.
Thanks again, clockwise sounds good,, bridge issue stuff only riders think of...
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Old 08-26-2014, 09:11 AM   #6
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This link is the Circle Tour Bible. Tons of good info in it. Many people tailor their rides around bits & pieces of it...or all of it if you have the time.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=798771
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:33 PM   #7
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Just got back went counter clockwise around lake Superior, Hwy 17 Canada one of the best rides going; has to be on everyones bucket list. Huwy 17 hundreds of miles of bike heaven. Started on Monday labor day rained day one Milwaukee to Upper Michigan not heavy, day one ride:Chicago to 50 miles just past Sault St Marie (~ 530 miles). Day two: Hwy 17 rest of way from day one to Osseo Wisconsin ~ 750 miles. Morning still fog in low line areas but added to the views and ride (lots of nature), not a lot of people or traffic just one great view filled by the other until after thunder bay. Hwy 17 great layout multiple passing lanes every few miles / Klm. Rained heavey between Thunder Bay and Duluth pressed on anyway; ride a motorcycle some times you get wet. Day 3: Osseo to Chicago Sunny all day (~325 miles); dried out.... Not many pictures to much riding not much stopping... May go back to see when colors are turning else going to make it a around Michigan and Superior next time...
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Old 09-04-2014, 05:30 PM   #8
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Sounds like a good trip. I think I'll do it this weekend.
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