Sep 8, 2010

Blister Run 2010

1 Ride
2 Capitols
3 Nights
4 States

Thursday through Sunday I'm abandoning the family and heading out on the open road with my wild posse of scooter friends. Ok, maybe not wild. But I'll be gone. If you want to know about our progress, just scroll to the bottom of this page and look at the instamapper location. Should be just about live.

I'll likely be posting pictures at the end of the day to Facebook. Or I might blow that off and not update anything. But Facebook is where it's at if it's at at all.

We usually go through Duluth at some point (and hit the Hammond in Superior) on these trips (this is our 6th year) but this year we're heading south. Madison WI, Galena IL, Dubuque IA, back up the river. It's a moderately loose plan, but it has a lot of miles and nobody will believe we "rode those things all this way" just like always.

See you in ~700 miles..

Sep 5, 2010

After You - Mantrap Lake

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For our second outing Up North it was decided that Mantrap and it's connected lakes might be interesting. Were they! Grandpa lent me his battery as a backup, which was good as mine was apparently not fully charged. As a result we got down the lake, through a channel and into another lake when the motor slowed. I swapped batteries and headed back. Ended up using all of our alloted time doing that, however. So we didn't lose much travel in the process. But it just gave me a taste of the lakes and their potential.

Hanna and Eli were along for the ride and halfway we had the traditional candy bar snack. It was cloudy, threatened rain just a little, but never did.

Given the beautiful landing (with dock!) and parking area, not to mention the core beauty and length of the lakes -- I will definitely be back! And next time I'll bring the new gas motor, which should give me a much, much longer range. Can't wait!