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Re: A Dirty Wild Dog Rides to God's Country to Visit Da Yoopers, Eh.
« Reply #440 on: May 17, 2018, 06:44:40 pm »
Herewith a few pics of signs containing info on the environment.




































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« Reply #441 on: May 17, 2018, 06:53:23 pm »

As I was admiring my surroundings, it dawned on me I did not remember locking up my valuables and removing my ignition key.  I searched every pocket for my ignition key to no avail.  Normally, when my bike is out of sight, or Iím going to be away from my bike for a length of time, Iíll place my tank bag filled with valuables inside a locked pannier.  Same with my Arai helmet.  I could not remember doing either.  Could it be Iíd left my Arai on the mirror, tank bag magnetized to the Ducís gas tank, and panniers unlocked during this entire time?  Iím a very forgetful person by nature.  I have a great long term memory though I suffer with lack of short term memory.



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Re: A Dirty Wild Dog Rides to God's Country to Visit Da Yoopers, Eh.
« Reply #442 on: May 18, 2018, 11:24:08 am »
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Re: A Dirty Wild Dog Rides to God's Country to Visit Da Yoopers, Eh.
« Reply #444 on: May 20, 2018, 07:31:13 pm »
I descended the mountain concerned whether Iíd have a helmet, a tank bag, or a motorcycle for that matter since the ignition key was not on my person. 

I was relieved when I found everything intact.  Key in ignition  ::), tank bag unzipped, though nothing taken, even the stash of cash Iíd left in there, the pannier door on the chain side was open with my Rukka Argosaurus gloves still sitting there, and as you can see, my Arai still on the mirror.  Shewwwwww, what a relief.

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Re: A Dirty Wild Dog Rides to God's Country to Visit Da Yoopers, Eh.
« Reply #445 on: May 20, 2018, 07:41:11 pm »
From Lake of the Clouds, I traveled south out of Porcupine Mountains State Park, destination Ironwood.  Ironwood is one of the furthest western towns, located on the Michigan Wisconsin border.




On the way I stopped to take a pic in Wakefield, Michigan of the bay from Lake Superior.






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Re: A Dirty Wild Dog Rides to God's Country to Visit Da Yoopers, Eh.
« Reply #446 on: May 20, 2018, 07:43:57 pm »
As you can see on the pics above, it was pouring the rain.  And, the rain was frigid.  I couldíve kicked
 my own ass for leaving my heated vest back at camp, I was cold cold cold.  I stopped in a nearby
 parking lot to add a layer and don my balaclava.  Luckily, the inhabitants didnít know what kind of
outlaw was using their parking lot!!

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Re: A Dirty Wild Dog Rides to God's Country to Visit Da Yoopers, Eh.
« Reply #447 on: May 20, 2018, 07:46:05 pm »
Some great pictures there  :thumleft:
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Re: A Dirty Wild Dog Rides to God's Country to Visit Da Yoopers, Eh.
« Reply #448 on: May 20, 2018, 07:51:33 pm »
Some great pictures there  :thumleft:

 :laughing4: thanks eberhard  :thumleft:
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Re: A Dirty Wild Dog Rides to God's Country to Visit Da Yoopers, Eh.
« Reply #449 on: May 20, 2018, 07:55:43 pm »
The rain would not let up, many motorcyclists were hunkered down at gas stations under the roofs,
 I kept riding just wanting to get to Ironwood for a pic for our Summer School Challenge, and then
 get back to the campground as quick as I could.

I made it to Ironwood, took an iPhone pic at the Industrial Park east of town and turned around,
 and was outta there heading east back to camp.

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Re: A Dirty Wild Dog Rides to God's Country to Visit Da Yoopers, Eh.
« Reply #450 on: May 20, 2018, 08:03:20 pm »
It was a long ride in frigid rain, I stopped in Bruceís Crossing for gasoline, warmed up inside
the store for a few minutes, then gritted my teeth and headed north back to Twin Lakes State Campground.



Upon arriving back at camp, I quickly fired up the bakkie to warm the engine, turned the heater
 on high, the heated seats on their hottest setting, and changed clothes.  I sat in my truck shivering
 until the heater and seats warmed my body.  I must have sat in the bakkie for an hour, lol.
 It was like a sauna by the time I was warm, lol.
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Re: A Dirty Wild Dog Rides to God's Country to Visit Da Yoopers, Eh.
« Reply #451 on: May 20, 2018, 08:05:25 pm »
I decided Iíd take the bakkie and drive to Houghton, Michigan to my favorite lounge in
the Keweenaw Peninsula, the Ambassador, and eat their famous homemade lasagna. 
On the way I shot a pic of the South Range welcome sign for the Summer School Challenge.


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Re: A Dirty Wild Dog Rides to God's Country to Visit Da Yoopers, Eh.
« Reply #452 on: May 20, 2018, 08:12:14 pm »
A pic from my table inside the Ambassador Lounge.  Not a very good pic.

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Re: A Dirty Wild Dog Rides to God's Country to Visit Da Yoopers, Eh.
« Reply #453 on: May 20, 2018, 08:19:21 pm »
After eating a huge portion of lasagna and 3 beers, I was forgetting about how cold I was just a few hours earlier.

I went down to the Portage Canal and shot a pic of the famous lift bridge and the signs to give you an idea. 

The bridge separates the two cities of Houghton and Hancock. 































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Re: A Dirty Wild Dog Rides to God's Country to Visit Da Yoopers, Eh.
« Reply #454 on: May 20, 2018, 08:20:34 pm »
A pic of the Portage Lift Bridge.

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« Reply #455 on: May 20, 2018, 08:22:46 pm »
I then traveled south back to Twin Lakes State Park Camp.  Hereís a map of the trip with the bakkie to Houghton and back to camp.

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Re: A Dirty Wild Dog Rides to God's Country to Visit Da Yoopers, Eh.
« Reply #456 on: May 20, 2018, 08:27:52 pm »
Upon arrival back to camp, the nice Yoopers at the neighboring camp asked if Iíd like to
 pull up a chair to their raging campfire.  No problem, I enjoyed conversing with them and
 the fire was stick to your bones warm.  I wish I had shot a pic of the fire.  They get a nice
bed of coals going, then they had some huge stumps that they hollow out the center of. 
The stumps burn for hours and the fire coming up through the hollowed out stump is fascinating,
Iíd never seen that done previously.

Anyway, hereís a pic of my campsite, where Iíd attempt to get a much needed nights sleep.




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Re: A Dirty Wild Dog Rides to God's Country to Visit Da Yoopers, Eh.
« Reply #457 on: May 20, 2018, 08:51:00 pm »
Big Oil I'll subscribe and read this thread/RR once back in SA since I csn unfortunately not see your pics here on Gough Island. Think the host you are using is blocked for us.

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Re: A Dirty Wild Dog Rides to God's Country to Visit Da Yoopers, Eh.
« Reply #458 on: May 20, 2018, 09:07:01 pm »
Love this thread.

Big Oil, I am most impressed by the word 'bakkie' in your report. 😁
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Re: A Dirty Wild Dog Rides to God's Country to Visit Da Yoopers, Eh.
« Reply #459 on: May 20, 2018, 11:05:37 pm »
Nice one, I see you are also AWB! :pot: :peepwall:
Hehe, Not the type with the Nazi notions but an All Weather Biker!
That Ducati is nice.
I am enjoying your viewpoint and the way you do things.
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