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Old 08-07-2014, 08:35 AM   #256
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Cool2 Wisconsin & Minnesota

After our one-night stand at Wakefield campground we crossed the border to Wisconsin, found a scenic and curvy “rustic road” and rode via Boulder Junction to The Little Bohemia Lodge. The place was known from the movie the Public Enemies and the historical events of the police trying to capture Dillinger. Unfortunately it was Monday, the museum/restaurant was closed and we could only walk around the buildings from the outside.
CR-G in Wisconsin.

Little Bohemia Lodge.

Original bullet holes from the shoot-out of the Dillinger hunt.

Some more bullet holes either original or movie-made for "Public Enemies"?

Skippy showed off her SISU.

Sandhill cranes

More World Cup matches were awaiting for us and we settled in Park Falls Motel.

And then the surprise Brazil - Germany 1-7 !!!! What a game!

Cute motel.

During one of our walks with girls we found a cute local cinema. Lucky for us the movie “A Million Ways to Die in the West” was playing. What a great preparation for us towards our journey into the wild west Plus the cinema only had a real film machine, no digital nonsense, this made Skippy extra happy! :)

Park Falls movie theater.

Wolfi enjoyed the show with popcorn.

We booked two nights at Northland Camping near Superior. It was really noisy there, plenty of car and train traffic the whole night. Not a good choice. I got me a map from Minnesota as we continued more north to explore the upper part of Minnesota before meeting Sean in St. Paul.

"Monster"-campers are quite typical - some are tremendous and as big as a summer cottage.

I liked this combination.

Skippy caught the sky nicely.

We visited an old school in Toimi which was founded by Finnish Immigrants and we had a break at the village of Finland :)

Toimi school.

The story.

Inside of the school.

Old enamel mugs.

Teacher's quarters.

There were a few happenings in Finland and all motels were fully booked. So we rode back to Silver Bay and stayed there to watch the finals. Plenty of ATV folks at the motel and we got some more admirers.

This way or that way?

Our second time we visit Finland in the world after we left Finland.



The one and only store in Finland, MN.

Strange motel. They switched on the red lights in the evening and NO - it was not a pay-by-the-hour one ;)

The game Germany-Argentina was mentally heavy. All the excitement and missed chances until Götze brought some relief to us. Girls also became nervous during the game, well who would not have been. Finally Germany won and we were really happy and were in excellent mood!

Instead of heading back towards Duluth, we went a few kilometers north to visit Palisade Head and the Finnish Heritage Center. On the way to there it started raining and the rain did not stop until we arrived in a motel in Sandstone where we stayed a night before we went to St. Paul the next day.

Palisade Head.

Cool looking clouds.

Ulpu - watch your step!

Palisade Head towards north.

Palisade Head towards south.

Finland Minnesota - Heritage Site ( I really did not get any answer why they put up the Swedish and Norwegian flags).

Welcome - the tour starts here.

Ihan jees!


Old building (when I recall right it was moved to here).

Inside

Old saw.

On the way south we got lucky as it stopped raining for 10 minutes and we found a good break place with food!

Everybody picks berries.

Yummy!





Finland collage

Our track


Skippy had also energy to make another travelogue. Enjoy!



Click here if you have trouble watching the video above.
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:25 AM   #257
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Looks like you found some Finnish culture on your trip. Did you know about this before you got to the area? Did you find anyone who could speak Finnish? That area and much of northern Ontario have many Finns. Thunder Bay, Ontario is a small city that has the largest concentration of Finns outside of Finland. Not hard to find a good sauna or loaf of pulla there. Hyva matka.
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Old 08-08-2014, 10:55 PM   #258
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Eh? HELP: Skippy and V-Strom down!

Skippy had an accident with her bike. Besides some bruises, a small
concussion, a few scratches and some post-accident syndromes she is
fine.

I put umbrella there to cover her from the hot sun. The other pannier is in the right ditch - it flew quite a bit.

Help on its way.

Skippy already high - I know that feeling ;)

Her V-Strom suffered quite a bit and needs some serious repair before we can continue riding.

The V-Strom is a DL-650, MY 2004, (color: pink but maybe that is secondary)

Now if you have some old/excess parts which you do not need anymore, we
would be very happy to get those rather then buy those new from the
dealer.

UPDATE 9AUG2014
STILL NEEDED:
- handlebar
- left footpeg
- Jesse Luggage mounting kit for Odyssey II panniers
- windscreen
- windscreen brace
- right fairing
- two super-long screws which connect the weights at the end of the handlebar


I did a quick check and here is a first list of what went broken on the bike:

- handlebar: new one needed - does anybody have one extra or can tell me where can I get a decent after-market one from?

- wind screen, wind screen brace, cowling body, right cowling: that
seems to be pretty much all trash. Anybody has parts for those? Or a
good idea how to ride safely without?

- the front fork has tolerance and I hope this is only in the bearing -
more about this tomorrow. If anybody has an idea how to check that the
front fork is not bend, please let me know.

- Front support frame: the entire front is bent towards the right side. I
need to check if there is a support frame and what is its condition -
tomorrow more.

- Two super-long screws which connect the weights at the end of the handlebar: need new ones. Anybody has those extra?

- Mounting frames for the Odyssey II Jesse Luggage panniers: they have
been really badly bent this time and I am not sure if we can fix them
anymore: Anybody got parts for that?

- Right panniers lid badly dashed: maybe we can hammer it back unless somebody got one extra.

- left foot peg broken - maybe we weld it to the bike unless somebody has a spare.

- top case - lock holder - I think we just screw the top case to the mounting frame

Besides that our video camera looks suffered - I check this tomorrow.

Helmet is trash - Skippy needs to get a new on doctor's order!

We are nearby Kearney, Nebraska and stay right now at some really nice
and helpful people. Bob and Peggy even lend us their car today so I
could drive Skippy to the ER - imagine that! Bob also has some welding
machines with which we can fix some other parts.

This whole repair might take a while. Is there anybody nearby who has
some space for us or knows where we could stay (budget-class).

The painkillers do a good job and we go to bed now to get some rest.

If you have anything which we can use or you have some answers to my
other questions then please send me an email:
sauerkraut.tofuwurst@gmail.com


Twisted throttle mirrors twisted nicely - no need for mirror replacement this time :)


And I just fixed that camera last week!






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Old 08-08-2014, 11:11 PM   #259
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Very Sorry to hear about your tumble. Glad Skippy is OK.

Wrong side of the country for me to be of any help, but I'm sending good vibes.
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Old 08-09-2014, 01:27 AM   #260
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Sorry to hear of the accident.
Posted in regional forum.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...2#post24806792


Hope you get things sorted
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Old 08-09-2014, 03:26 AM   #261
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Oh no! Looks like a pretty bad fall. Get well soon Skippy!
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Old 08-09-2014, 06:14 AM   #262
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Oh no! Looks like a pretty bad fall. Get well soon Skippy!
Damn! Best wishes.
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Old 08-09-2014, 10:53 PM   #263
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Thanks for all the wishes

Skippy is recovering and bike is in repair mode. Some parts are clearly trash and replacement is needed. The closest dealer is 100miles away and this does not make it any easier..

UPDATE 9AUG2014
STILL NEEDED:
- handlebar
- left footpeg
- Jesse Luggage mounting kit for Odyssey II panniers
- windscreen
- windscreen brace
- right fairing
- two super-long screws which connect the weights at the end of the handlebar
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Old 08-09-2014, 11:10 PM   #264
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Looks like you found some Finnish culture on your trip. Did you know about this before you got to the area? Did you find anyone who could speak Finnish? That area and much of northern Ontario have many Finns. Thunder Bay, Ontario is a small city that has the largest concentration of Finns outside of Finland. Not hard to find a good sauna or loaf of pulla there. Hyva matka.
We knew that there is a Finnish community in Thunderbay (one of Skippy's friend lived there) and as well as in the neighbor states in the US. A quick look on the map and it became obvious where those villages are :)

Sauna in Hancock was ok - löyly could have been better ;)

Unfortunately we did not meet anybody local who could speak Finnish.
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:55 AM   #265
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Sorry to hear about Skippy's mishap and I pray for her speedy recovery. I hope somebody nearby can offer you some parts to help you guys get back on the road soon.
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Old 08-10-2014, 12:09 PM   #266
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Just found your thread here kuhjunge. I have a call in to a friend with a shop to see if he can help with any parts. He is at a track day today and it will be a spell before he can call me back. I'll let you know ASAP.
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Just found your thread here kuhjunge. I have a call in to a friend with a shop to see if he can help with any parts. He is at a track day today and it will be a spell before he can call me back. I'll let you know ASAP.
Thanks - those things seem to always happen when people are away and shops are closed.

Anyway, footpeg, handlebar are prio#1, panniers mounting kit is prio #2 and then comes windscreen and fairing.
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Old 08-10-2014, 06:44 PM   #268
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Old 08-10-2014, 09:28 PM   #269
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I've been checking your ride report sporadically, now I just checked in to find you in my own back yard. Interesting to hear your take on things.

Sorry to hear about Skippy's accident, I hope she recovers well and you get everything straightened out so you can continue. Wish I could offer some assistance, but I'm stuck on a chunk of rock out in Lake Superior working like a dog.
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Old 08-11-2014, 08:41 PM   #270
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Wicked ### update 11aug ###

A good-hearted biker has send us a handlebar, windscreen and the brace.

The mounting kit has now an interesting outlook (kind of a raisin) but it will work for some time. I will be still interested in those because the old ones have been bent and bent-back several times.

We found a solution for the footpeg.

I will rebuild the bike without the fairings - makes maintenance also easier.

I found some super-long screws which were less damaged.

Skippy will get her helmet soonish and we are soon good to go :)

Thank you all who have helped us in our misery! Special thanks at this moment to Tracy for the parts!
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