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Fierst
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:49 am  Reply with quote
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Superior International Rally
Dultuh, MN Oct 6-9 2006

AKA (Cold AssCooter Rally) Duluth, MN

One Province
Two Border Crossings
Three States
and
1400 miles of pure scenic bliss
around the Kitchi-Gummi (Lake Superior)


I have been thinking about this for awhile. I have decided to make a test run (recon) this fall. This would be the 1st annual, with 2nd annual next fall 2007 (same weekend). I am hoping anywhere from 10-30 want to ride around the great lake this fall, hopefully during peak colors. Donít wait until the 2nd annual, the real adventure will be on the 2006 recon.

This would have to be 150cc +, or your scoot would have to cruise at 50mph.

As of now I do not believe you need a passport, although I would highly recommend getting one.

I though I would wait until the rally to put a flyer out and see if I could trick some fools into this crazy ride. I have already tricked my wife into letting me go. By posting this now, I hope to start a few small conversations that could lead to a shared beer and bouncing ideas back and forth at the Rally.

If anyone is interested I would love to talk about this 1400 mile ride.
I will be on an Orange Stella (German rally stripe).

There has got to be at least 10 fools to ride around the Lake with me this fall. This could be an Inn to Inn trip, although I lean towards camping.
Fully loaded, just to show the Road Kings and Goldwings how to do it.

See ya at the Rally


P.S. I will coming down from Duluth to the Rally on Stella, looking for a cheap place to stay or pitch a tent.

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Just a reminder, gas stations in Ontario are scarce once you get to the North side of the lake. Many aren't open very late either.
Oh, and beware of moose. The moose just don't care.
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2 gallon gas cans come in handy. :-)

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Thanks Dave

Thats part of the adventure. I have ridden 1000 plus miles before, only on a bicycle (Maine/New Brunswik/Nova Scotia) a very cool loop with illegal border crossings. This trip was three weeks and only cost me $50.00 total. Also did the Lake Huron Tour back in college, with a mountain bike (with slicks) and a Bob trailer.

We will have to plan for gas. We will only be traveling during daylight, not a fan of hitting deer, or meese, I mean moose. Thats why I prefer small cc to large. It is to late to slow down from 75-85mph when they jump out. You still have a chance at 50-60mph to slow down, and there is all ways fate, but if it wasnt a little dangerous, what fun would it be.

Any takers, its only four days you will remember the rest of your life, a good investment indeed.

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Fierst wrote:
As of now I do not believe you need a passport, although I would highly recommend getting one.


As of midnight Jan 1 2007, you'll need a passport at air and sea border crossings, and as of midnight Jan 1 2008, you'll need one for land border crossings.

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You also need one to enter into 433s world. Where the sky is pink and the girls have weiners. In buns I mean. Well in there hands. I mean....

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Hey, it's all my world -- y'all are just paying rent.

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433 wrote:
Hey, it's all my world -- y'all are just paying rent.

Then we need to talk about some deferred maintenance.
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I am in...keep me posted. Made the trip once already on a PC800, and the scoot would be really fun. There is a lot of magnificent country to go thru on that ride.

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Fierst wrote:

Superior International Rally
Dultuh, MN Oct 6-9 2006


Be sure topick up a Canadian Insurance card from your ins. carrier or agent before leaving/crossing into CA. They're free.
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Fierst wrote:
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There has got to be at least 10 fools to ride around the Lake with me this fall. This could be an Inn to Inn trip, although I lean towards camping.
Fully loaded, just to show the Road Kings and Goldwings how to do it.


There were only 7 fools for the Duluth Run last year, and that was "only" 380 miles in two days. Nobody was really interested in camping, so we stayed at a motel 6. 380 was a long enough ride on the scooters the way it was, though nothing like what Dave did.

What's the weather around the lake like in October?


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Fierst
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With scooter sales up 200%, thats 14 fools. You are right though, I do not believe the interest is out there.

As far as the weather, it is perfect. I wear my jacket even on the hottest days, so I look forward to cool weather. I like the freezing cold so I am the wrong person to ask.

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Brain Fart, 200% should = 21 fools. Sorry about that.

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433 wrote:
Fierst wrote:
As of now I do not believe you need a passport, although I would highly recommend getting one.


As of midnight Jan 1 2007, you'll need a passport at air and sea border crossings, and as of midnight Jan 1 2008, you'll need one for land border crossings.

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433 wrote:
Fierst wrote:
As of now I do not believe you need a passport, although I would highly recommend getting one.


As of midnight Jan 1 2007, you'll need a passport at air and sea border crossings, and as of midnight Jan 1 2008, you'll need one for land border crossings.



Thank you, great information.

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