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Well - in a couple short weeks I'm going around Lk Superior. I'm going with my inlaws, the wifes uncle, cousins (2) - they're all riding HD's and one buell. My wife & kid will be coming with in a truck with camping supplies, tools, gas, etc. We're going for a week & doing between 180 & 260 mi per day (flexible). We should be hitting most parts just as the leaves are changing. I cant wait!

Have any of you done this ride? Or are you familiar with this part of Canada, WI, MI? If so, is there any "dont miss" stops along the way? Are there any (close) detours so I can hit some twisties & test my tires? Good resturants?

Any info would be great!
 

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There is some city in the U.P. that is supposed to be a big party town. I think I saw it on the Travel Channel. Maybe check out that website. I have a friend that lives out that way. I'll shoot him an email and see if he knows what to do.
 
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Hey matt, I'm from the UP of Michigan (I wast just back there in July). I can promise you'll be pummeled with bugs if you drive there. The party town tony j is refering to might be Houghton. It's the town of Mich Tech U. Most of the partying done there is in little pubs. theres a good chance the trip might take you that way! Let me know if you need more info about the area
 

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Hey Matt.....I just got back from a family reunion up there and Desmo is correct on the BUGS........mosquitoes are about 5 pounds a piece. In September there are some real cool nights and the BUG problem will begin to lessen. Forget about Marquette......Real nice people but not much to do. The fall leaves are something you will never forget. Get ready for some long flat rides.

Have fun!
 

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Hey Lee, are you from the U.P.? I'm from Ishpeming.
Hey Desmo......I grew up in the lower peninsula but have family all over the state. Living in Georgia now, I miss those cool, no humidity summers. Our reunion was in a very small town called Gwinn. Are you familiar?
 

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Matt,

That will be a fun trip. A couple of my dad's HD riding buddies have done that trip and they had a blast. I could see if I can get any info for you.

Desmoboy, exactly where in MI are these no humidity summers? Where ever they are it must be a hard to find place, that state is always humid in the summer! For being that far north it is unbelievable.
 
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Hey Monsta, Lee called the place non humid not me! Lee, Gwinn was a rival of ours for high school sports, use to be an air force base there called k.i. sawyer. All of the small towns there are the same. What part of lower Mi. are you from?
 

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What up Michiganders?

I grew up back there as well...Frankenmuth to be exact. I now live out in the arid and sunny southwest and really don't miss those humid summers at all! I was back there in July and it was like 75 & no humidity...utterly shocking!

Anyhow, it's damn monsoon season here in Vegas...100+ degrees and 35% or more humidity :mad:

Take care.
 
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Matt, don't expect the twisties, you will find alot of back roads with very few stops and very little traffic to anoy you. Be prepared for heavy rain that just shows up out of no where. And be on the lookout for the police as the township cops just love to bust people for the mildest infraction. S4 Randy! Frankenmuth was a killer town. We just visited there in July. Had lunch at Zehnders (just like everyone else does that visits).
 

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Sorry about your "odd" summer there in sin city. I think I saw a fire engine under water on the news. I was probably just dreaming. Good luck and keep dry.
Lee,

It wasn't a dream. A storm rolled in last week and dumped 3 inches of rain in about 90 minutes. We usually get 4 inches in a year, so it all went where ever it wanted to. A fire engine was on its way to rescue some people that were trapped and ended getting stuck themselves. You know it's a bad thing when 4 firefighters need to get rescued by helicopter.

There has been some really bad flooding in the Mohave Desert this summer :-[
 

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This thread lives! I'm resurrecting this from the archives of 2003 as me and a couple of friends are contemplating doing the Lake Superior Tour this August - me on my Monster, my friends on a BMW and Victory, respectively. We are thinking 300 miles days would allow us to complete the trip, door to door, in about five days and cover about 1,400 miles. For my Minnesota brother-in-arm MATTinMN or anyone else who has done this, do you have any recommendations on places to see or avoid during the trip? Any lessons learned or road savvy advice to share?
 
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