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    Ferry vs. I-80?

    Several years ago I took a cross country trip running into the deep South, up the East coast and back to Chicago. The scariest part of the trip was the part around the Southern tip of Lake Michigan where I-80, the Skyway, I-65, the Ryan and the Bishop Ford all seem to merge within a few miles.

    Not my favorite stretch of road in either a cage or on a bike. The ferry would be fun IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beemer01 View Post
    Several years ago I took a cross country trip running into the deep South, up the East coast and back to Chicago. The scariest part of the trip was the part around the Southern tip of Lake Michigan where I-80, the Skyway, I-65, the Ryan and the Bishop Ford all seem to merge within a few miles.

    Not my favorite stretch of road in either a cage or on a bike. The ferry would be fun IMHO.
    I agree, I-80 is nasty around the IL/IN border especially on bike + plus the ferry sounds like fun - never been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montauk View Post
    Here are couple of ideas for riding north and south. We can discuss and gather opinions on possible scenarios.

    Michigan U.P.
    I picked up a new road atlas the other day with camping sites in all states. We plot out our trip against available sites.

    Plus - what about on the return coming down central WI - nice through Baraboo and Green County with a stop in New Glarus?

    What are we thinking about how long? two - three - four - five days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montauk View Post
    Going South perhaps - Shawnee Hills (National Forest)
    I like this trip - new territory for me. Since the Lake Michigian ride in April is a little sketchy around the UP - lets consider doing this instead and do Lake Michigian in May???

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncutshirt View Post
    I agree, I-80 is nasty around the IL/IN border especially on bike + plus the ferry sounds like fun - never been.
    I stay on 12, even through the south side. I like adventure!

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    Iron Butt

    Not. 400 miles a day is about my reasonable limit. Therefore 3 - 4 days for the Lake Michigan loop?

    See you tomorrow evening!

    I'll be driving the 323i cage.

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    We could go a bit further north once we get to Houghton. We can stay in some hotel for a night in Houghton during the BMWRA rally.
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    Coming down through Central WI. It adds about 100 miles more to the trip.
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    I have snowmobiled quite a bit in and around Nicolet. Nice in the winter!

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    Who's Coming?

    Who's coming tonight?

    I'll be driving my fine rental ... a power blue dodge something - calibur I think.
    Plus wearing a green bmw motorrad jacket

    I know a few of have committed - anyone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montauk View Post
    Coming down through Central WI. It adds about 100 miles more to the trip.
    I'm game

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncutshirt View Post
    Who's coming tonight?

    I'll be driving my fine rental ... a power blue dodge something - calibur I think.
    Plus wearing a green bmw motorrad jacket

    I know a few of have committed - anyone else?

    You are kidding, right? OU812 and your's truly, at very least.

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    I did.

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    First Meeting

    Better turnout than I expected.



    L to R: Beemer01, uncutshirt, wezul, ghostridery2k, Montauk, JCabranes and Kristin.



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    ghostridery2k and Montauk consider possible routes.


    A good beginning, looks like we'll be doing a first group ride in May, thank you all for participating.

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