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Brad
PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 8:12 am  Reply with quote
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We'll have to resurrect the wife/significant other rule: You break down, we’ll make sure you’re safe – but you have to call your significant other to come get you.

I came within five minutes of that when that ignition mod overheated last year. We fixed a clutch cable and flat on the run also. But no major problems. I just have to make sure the the back seat is out of the van before I leave home.

Looking forward to Saturday and the run up the North Shore for pie. Yumm... Are we all registering for the Motel 6 again?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 8:18 am  Reply with quote
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Motel 6 sounds good to me. Turned out to be a great motel for this kind of trip. I'll give everybody a day or so to voice objections... Remember, it'll be two nights this time. Since their rooms all have two double beds, sharing a room is a good option.

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Well, I broke down on the way to work this morning. What did we do before cell phones?
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Kevin K wrote:
Well, I broke down on the way to work this morning. What did we do before cell phones?
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Remember pay phones or knocking on someone's door for help?

When we were in the Michigan UP along Superior hiking this summer, no one had a signal for the entire trip. I'd bet that there are spots, especially on the Wisconsin side, where we can't get signal. My wife had a flat by Rice Lake and had to knock on a farmer's door to use a phone. He then offered to change her tire and she gave him a $20. Maybe life without cell phones would be better - we'd be forced to interact more.

On the upside, camera phones are neat. When we get could get a signal, we sent a ton of pictures home.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 1:14 am  Reply with quote
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Hey, I hate to use the "M" word, but what's the chance that people can come to Betty's after the TNR on Tuesday (about 8:00) so we can discuss the route, the Motel 6, and anything else that we might want to agree on before the trip? This is mainly for my benefit because I don't really remember the route, and I don't want to just hope that it all works out on Friday morning, Sept. 8.

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I'd be good with that.

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should I do some research on a north of duluth run? I am pretty fired up for this trip!

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dmarquis wrote:
should I do some research on a north of duluth run? I am pretty fired up for this trip!

Dave


That would be good. How fast is the scenic drive?

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I believe that it will be 45 along the senic highway.. I am thinking we need to ride on up to grand Marais, MN for Lunch and head on up to Thunder Bay, ON. Why, just because...

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Oh it is 190 miles to thunder bay on from Duluth. Is that too far?

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The scenic highway is "55 mph", not 45. Good route is to go to Two Harbors, then north tp Ely and loop back.

Don't forget about Betty's pies....

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I am talking about the part that goes right next to the Lake. I believe, IIRC, it was 45 for about 11 miles.....

I think it is called N. Shore Drive between Duluth and Two Harbors.

http://www.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Duluth,+MN&ie=UTF8&om=1&ll=46.825436,-92.034531&spn=0.193095,0.686646

Zoom in a little bit and you will see it.

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Hi gang, I won't be able to make it to the TNR or the Duluth Run meeting tomorrow. Please keep me posted on the details. Thanks, I am ready to go !!!!

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dmarquis wrote:
I believe that it will be 45 along the senic highway.. I am thinking we need to ride on up to grand Marais, MN for Lunch and head on up to Thunder Bay, ON. Why, just because...

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110 miles between Duluth and Grand Marais. 61 is pretty fast and heavily traveled north of two harbors, because that's all there is.

25 miles to Two Harbors for pie - alot of it on the scenic highway. http://www.us.map24.com/

I'll try to bring my detailed Rand McNally map tomorrow.

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I have a new Atlas that I brought for the Denver Run. If I can make it in time to the ride, I will bring it along, other wise I will be at betties around 8:00 ish.

Who is scared of traffic?

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