Sunday, March 25, 2012
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
After a quick stop at the DQ in Ely we started heading south, we didn't even eat any ice cream-honest!. Highway 1 from the North Shore to Ely was a great ride. The smell of the pine in the air reminded me of the aroma in the house when putting a “live” tree up at Christmas. The stop at Café Stuga in Harris, MN was crazy. Tim knows of all these great places to stop, guess that is what happens when you put 20,000+ miles in the saddle each year. One day I might be able to do this but I do want to stay married to my first wife for a lifetime and know my children! So more ridding time will come later in life. We both went different directions at the I35 split. I arrived back at home at 9pm.
I’ve been wanting to do this trip in ONE day for while. So a couple weeks ago on a Saturday morning I left at 6am and headed north for Forrest Lake and met Tim. We would spend most of the day together from then on. It’s about 100miles from my house to the micky D’s at this exit. After we met up we headed for Duluth and a stop at some brick building downtown; Aerostich. If you haven’t checked out their site or stopped by this place you are really missing some great products being made in the USA.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Pic #1 - Home to Rochester
Pic #2 - Mileage
Pic #3 - '76 KZ400 Kawasaki
All of my posts up until now have been about my K100LT Beemer! Today was a very interesting day. It started out with a breakfast with the Cornerstone Cruisers held at Calvary EFC church here in Rochester. A group of them were heading out to Cookson Hill Christian Ministries in Oklahoma for a week. I had planned to ride all day long so I had a "free" day anyways. Well I've been looking for an old cycle to tear apart and learn about what makes it all work inside. To do this I ended up trading our '94 Jeep Cherokee with 277K for the above cycle. We haven't been driving it for a few of months. We've had the Jeep since Dec '93, that's 17years of our 19years of being married - wow, Aimee and I felt like we were losing a close friend - yeah right.... it is just a hunk of metal on wheels. I ended up riding the KZ all the way home to Rochester. Had it stall out once and couldn't get it started, yet after it sat for a while I was able to start it. So now I've got a retro motorcycle I can work on and "restore" - we'll see. The LT is definitely more comfortable, however, i'm way surprised that it did cruise at 60/65mph at no problem. It will be a fun 'around the town' cycle.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
On Saturday afternoon May 1st I took of with Davin for a DQ run in Lake City. As we sat there eating our cone we kept looking across the lake at the Wisconsin bluff's We decided to head home via Wisconsin. It was a great ride with my son!