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Offline Mettler1

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Re: Lake Michigan 1000.
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2012, 11:15:50 am »
  Let me know what route you choose. If it's close I'll join you for a couple of hrs.
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Offline Tele130

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Re: Lake Michigan 1000.
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2012, 11:20:43 am »
  Let me know what route you choose. If it's close I'll join you for a couple of hrs.

Roger that!   ;). Would be great to meet ya.  :thumbs:
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Re: Lake Michigan 1000.
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2012, 08:14:31 pm »
Riding gear will consist of:

A Nolan N-103 Modular helmet
Olympia Phantom One................(one piece) waterproof Riding Suit/with liner.  Hy-Vis Yellow!
Compression "Base Gear"
four pairs of gloves
Waterproof Riding Boots
Rapid Transit Recon 19 tank bag and hydration bladder with ice water.

Air compressor
Tire repair kit
Overboard Tool Kit ;)
cell phone and charger
Ibuprofen
a couple three bananas, a cut up apple and Granola bars...........I can eat these while underway with the Nolan
Ear plugs
Ear buds, iPod and remote
"V2 Sponge"...cleans bugs off your face shield faster than anything I've ever used.

If I'm off base with any of this stuff let me know.  Never having done this before I'm not sure what to expect.(cept for dragging my sorry tired backside into bed Sunday morning......early  ;D.

I like your menu, your smart to only pack healthy food and water. Have a great trip and let us know how you did!!
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Re: Lake Michigan 1000.
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2012, 01:03:00 pm »
I just did one from Minneapolis to Laramie WY.  I left at 7 am and drove mostly freeways or 2 lane state highways and finished up at 11 pm.  The last 300 or so miles were tough because it was dark, cold and I couldn't find a gas station so I ended up going 177 miles without stopping.  In my experience you should be on a freeway or some other "easy" road at that point.  I then checked into a motel and did another 500 miles to Wendover UT the next day to get my Bun Burner Gold.  The extra 500 miles was easy in comparison to the Saddle Sore.  Also remember the more people you add to the list the longer your stops get, and it's exponential.  I went by myself.  I averaged about 64 mph and didn't drive all that fast on the road, but limited my stops to a quick bottle of water and/or Monster and something quick to eat.

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Re: Lake Michigan 1000.
« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2012, 02:10:57 pm »
Thanks for the post. Our last leg will be coming down through Green Bay (Hwy 41 & I-43 south).......interstate cruising. Our plan is to leave at 2:30am, get through Chicago around 4:00am .  Sunrise should be around 6:25ish so a majority of the ride will be during "Day light" hours.
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Re: Lake Michigan 1000.
« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2012, 02:06:42 pm »
I had one of these planned for tomorrow but then called it off because it was calling for rain. Dropped the bike to the dealer for the 15K service and made other plans. Now they are calling for 70 and sunny all the way around the lake.  >:(

My route would have me leaving Grand Rapids at 5am (maybe a little before) going north then west thru the UP, south thru WI and back east/north to GR.
Would be running slap in the dark hours and two lane in the daylight. The deer are starting to move here so north it's going to be even worse.  I figure I could make the run in about 18 hours putting me home by around 10pm. That would only be about 4 hours of night riding, two in the start and two at the end and those would be all slab.

I would try to join up with you for part of it but the wife and I will be doing a 4 day tour of the north lower MI on our bikes. I'll be running some of the same roads it sounds like you will be. I'll keep an eye out for you.

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Re: Lake Michigan 1000.
« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2012, 05:00:29 pm »
I had one of these planned for tomorrow but then called it off because it was calling for rain. Dropped the bike to the dealer for the 15K service and made other plans. Now they are calling for 70 and sunny all the way around the lake.  >:(

My route would have me leaving Grand Rapids at 5am (maybe a little before) going north then west thru the UP, south thru WI and back east/north to GR.
Would be running slap in the dark hours and two lane in the daylight. The deer are starting to move here so north it's going to be even worse.  I figure I could make the run in about 18 hours putting me home by around 10pm. That would only be about 4 hours of night riding, two in the start and two at the end and those would be all slab.

I would try to join up with you for part of it but the wife and I will be doing a 4 day tour of the north lower MI on our bikes. I'll be running some of the same roads it sounds like you will be. I'll keep an eye out for you.

Sounds good. We're leaving Cedarburg Wisconsin at 2:30 am Saturday morning heading south. We're doing the same thing, run the slabs during the dark hours and the two lane hwy's during the daylight.  I'll post our route as soon as I have it.
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Doug Colton
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Re: Lake Michigan 1000.
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2012, 11:31:35 am »
Well the Weather Forecast has gotten worse, not better over the last three days.  From 30% chance of rain to 50% and High temps from 65-69 to 59-54.

I don't mind the Rain.  And I don't mind the Cold.  But the two of them together for a "FUN RIDE" is not my idea of fun :o.  Seriously considering Bowing out of this one.  I want it to be fun, not miserable.
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Re: Lake Michigan 1000.
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2012, 12:10:57 pm »
Sissy  8) 8)
How are we going to get a good ride report if'n you dont ride in the rain and cold pavement?  Come on Doug; take one for the team  :P
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Re: Lake Michigan 1000.
« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2012, 12:16:31 pm »
Sissy  8) 8)
How are we going to get a good ride report if'n you dont ride in the rain and cold pavement?  Come on Doug; take one for the team  :P

Yep. That's me.

Tires are scheduled for installation tomorrow.........hopefully. Take one for the team?  Only if there's large sums of cash involved.  ;)
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Doug Colton
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Re: Lake Michigan 1000.
« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2012, 01:31:56 pm »

   I was in Duluth MN Sat. and was planning to spend about 3 days in the U.P Saw the weather report for this week. "A HIGH temp of 50 and a low of 38 to 40 AND rain!!! Not fun!  I was home by Sun evening. Not really a good way to spend a vacation ride.
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« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2012, 07:57:25 am »
OK.  Made it safe and sound.  Cold wet and windy.  17 hours, 22 min wheel turning time, 2 hours, 50 min of stopped time.  Couldn't get the new Shinko's installed before the trip so I had to make do with the "GT's".  As expected, they didn't let me down ;D.

Still warming up and sleeping.  I'll fill in the details later tomorrow.  Thanks guys.
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Re: Lake Michigan 1000.
« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2012, 09:15:21 am »
Excellent!

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Re: Lake Michigan 1000.
« Reply #28 on: September 23, 2012, 02:19:21 pm »
well done Tele
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Re: Lake Michigan 1000.
« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2012, 03:49:53 pm »
I have a little bit of paperwork to finish up and then send it in to make it "Official"!!!  I'm really glad I did it.  It was one of those "Bucket List" things. Will I do it again?  Very, very, very, very, very (gota make sure I get enough VERY's in there  :rotflmao:) doubtful!!!!!!!!!.

I will say that my Connie performed flawlessly.  My knees and elbows were the only body parts getting sore at the end of the ride.  Woke up this morning feeling great.  My buddy rode his 2010-11 (not sure which year) BMW R1200RT.........sweet bike!  It really was a very memorable ride. ;)

Does this mean we get a "Re-Do" on life too?

Doug Colton
2006 Concours............nice ride!!!!!