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Old 09-09-2011, 07:46 PM   #61
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Your ride report was excellent..
I can't tell you how much I appreciate reading a comment once in awhile. It takes so long to do a RR and I always am aware that mine really don't compare at all to lots of these on here. On the other hand, it's still very nice of you.

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Old 09-10-2011, 05:18 AM   #62
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Here's one of mine you might enjoy, and your bike could easily handle this ride.


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Old 09-11-2011, 03:40 AM   #63
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Here's one of mine you might enjoy, and your bike could easily handle this ride.


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

Thanks for sending that. I really enjoyed reading it and it had some really unique information in there that you don't always see in a RR. A kind of mystery I guess! Anyway, it was exciting to read. Thanks again.

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Old 09-14-2011, 09:13 AM   #64
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Grampa's National Monument Ride

This is from my first RR that I did last year in Arizona named Grampa's National Monument Ride in case you might be interested in that. There's quite a few photos of the desert in there, where we spend our winters.

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Old 09-14-2011, 10:11 AM   #65
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I've been thinking about a Lake Superior loop, and have crossed WI / MI a couple times by bike, I really enjoyed your report. I tend to try and cram a lot of miles into a short time, your style and photos have me thinking I need get off the bike for more than just gas.

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Old 09-15-2011, 02:15 PM   #66
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I've been thinking about a Lake Superior loop, and have crossed WI / MI a couple times by bike, I really enjoyed your report. I tend to try and cram a lot of miles into a short time, your style and photos have me thinking I need get off the bike for more than just gas.

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I hope you get a chance to make the ride since I think it's well worth the time. The North Shore on the MN. side is especially nice since you can see the lake quite often and there's some great views. We averaged about 325 miles a day so it gave us some time to stop although maybe we could've taken a little more time then we did.

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Old 09-17-2011, 11:53 AM   #67
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Lake Michigan Ride

I've been already thinking ahead to next summer and maybe a ride around Lake Michigan would be sorta interesting. I'm not sure how many of you live in my area, but I might be looking for someone to do that ride with. Since next June is only 9 months or so away, maybe it's time to start making plans??

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Old 09-17-2011, 05:12 PM   #68
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Gary , my friend and I were riding on Hwy169 Thursday and going through Milaca or Garrison I saw a red Pacific Coast and was wondering if that was yours. Long shot I know but having read your RR I thought of you right away! Mike
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:23 AM   #69
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Gary , my friend and I were riding on Hwy169 Thursday and going through Milaca or Garrison I saw a red Pacific Coast and was wondering if that was yours. Long shot I know but having read your RR I thought of you right away! Mike

Mike,

It is a small world alright, since that must've been me! I was riding those roads west of Mille Lac Lake and came out onto #169 somewhere around where the casino is. I stayed on there until I was north of Aitkin before I turned off to head back west.

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Old 09-18-2011, 09:13 AM   #70
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Gary ; Kind of late to the party , but enjoyed your ride report ! Chances of me ever getting around those parts is pretty slim , so I get a real kick out of seeing the area through your eyes . I know what you mean about all the awesome reports and pictures out there . I have only done a couple of day trippin reports and with my poor camera and writing skills , it was a challenge for me . Let me suggest some good rain gear , FroggTogs . I bought a set last spring and found them very good . In case you hadn't heard , we get a little rain up here in the Pacific Northwet . I made an aborted attempt at going to D2D in June . On my way home from Blue River BC , had sprinkles right on up to gully washers for around 400 miles . Kept me nice and dry ( even fit over my armor gear and camelback ) . I will be keeping an eye out for your next report . Thanks for posting !
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Old 09-19-2011, 05:35 AM   #71
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Gary ; Kind of late to the party , but enjoyed your ride report ! Chances of me ever getting around those parts is pretty slim , so I get a real kick out of seeing the area through your eyes . I know what you mean about all the awesome reports and pictures out there . I have only done a couple of day trippin reports and with my poor camera and writing skills , it was a challenge for me . Let me suggest some good rain gear , FroggTogs . I bought a set last spring and found them very good . In case you hadn't heard , we get a little rain up here in the Pacific Northwet . I made an aborted attempt at going to D2D in June . On my way home from Blue River BC , had sprinkles right on up to gully washers for around 400 miles . Kept me nice and dry ( even fit over my armor gear and camelback ) . I will be keeping an eye out for your next report . Thanks for postingz !
Gramp-Z,

Thanks for your comments.....that's always something I can really use to give me the nerve to do more.

I noticed an ad for those FroggTogs last year but didn't get them. Did you have to order a size larger for them to fit over your other things? My gear is still holding up so far, but probably not for much longer.

I thought your photos looked pretty good when I went through your RR's. I still want to go back and look at a couple more of those yet. We're our own worse critics I guess.

We have several friends in WA and they tell us it sometimes rains there!

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Quote ; " Did you have to order a size larger for them to fit over your other things?" When I ordered my FroggToggs , I could have fit under two different sizes . I went with the larger size . Without my armor jacket and camelback I could have used the smaller size . The following picture is my recent favorite , I got lucky . It is on North Cascade Highway . If I take enough pictures , some will turn out OK . Thanks for the compliment on my little ride reports !
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:58 PM   #73
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This is one of those that you don't see very often and I think it's great. I'm thinking of getting a better camera to see if that might help. I only paid $79 for the one that I have so maybe I'm expecting a little too much from it.

Our friends that we have from WA. are from Shelton. Is that anywhere near where you live? It sure is a beautiful state although I guess certain parts have to deal with a little rain and dark weather. We've never been to any of the N.W. states and that should be something that we should try to do.

Thanks for sending this one. What a wonderful view.

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Very good photos. Reminds me of my own travels in Michigan.
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I was always going to ask you if a person can see much of Lake Michigan on the Michigan side as you ride from the UP down towards Chicago? I understand that there's a road that hugs the lake up at the NW end? I'm thinking of doing a ride around there next summer to add to the Lake Superior Ride.

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Here is one of my attempts at getting artsy , think it was February . A little pull out overlooking Shelton with Olympic Mountains framed through the spokes of saw mill wheel . Was a cool day , mid thirties . Buddy Josh also "stuck" in spokes .

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