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MN/WI Annual Spring Ride
« on: March 29, 2018, 02:44:33 am »
Join the Upper North Central Coggers on our annual Spring Ride and explore some of the better motorcycle roads in the area while taking in the sights, sounds and scents of spring. We will meet at 8:00 in Stillwater for breakfast at the Perkins Restaurant at the northeast corner of HWY 36 and Washington, ride leaves at 9:00.

For More information check it out on the COG Calendar of Events. https://tinyurl.com/2018NCCOGSpingRide
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Re: MN/WI Annual Spring Ride
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2018, 03:36:57 am »
 :hum:

I'm in the neighborhood, but currently have other plans for that day. I gotta see what I can do to change them.

I could use a good run on them thar decent roads.
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Re: MN/WI Annual Spring Ride
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2018, 01:59:18 pm »
Brian Mac mentioned the Mezzepa bar burned down. I believe we were considering other lunch options anyway.
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Re: MN/WI Annual Spring Ride
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2018, 02:11:56 pm »
Yep, Randy is putting together the route and we will have a new lunch spot this year.
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Re: MN/WI Annual Spring Ride
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2018, 03:54:38 am »
Gotta couple new twists and turns added to the route this year and I’m looking at Wiskeydicks in Millville, MN. for the lunch break. The establishment is owned by a young couple with one of their names being Dick, located on the Zumbro River and curvy 11 and near a couple moto cross courses the place is used to seeing two wheeled riff raff like our selves.
And it appears that there probably will be some snow on the ground, hopefully not coming from the sky but with this freaky spring you never know.
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Re: MN/WI Annual Spring Ride
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2018, 01:45:17 pm »
Gotta couple new twists and turns added to the route this year and I’m looking at Wiskeydicks in Millville, MN. for the lunch break. The establishment is owned by a young couple with one of their names being Dick, located on the Zumbro River and curvy 11 and near a couple moto cross courses the place is used to seeing two wheeled riff raff like our selves.
And it appears that there probably will be some snow on the ground, hopefully not coming from the sky but with this freaky spring you never know.

Sounds like great way to kick off the season....
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Re: MN/WI Annual Spring Ride
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2018, 04:47:49 pm »
Only four people signed up. Come on folks have a little heart for the organizers and sign up if you are going to attend.
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Re: MN/WI Annual Spring Ride
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2018, 03:57:33 pm »
In and registered. Yeehaw

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Re: MN/WI Annual Spring Ride
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2018, 04:37:14 pm »
Someone may want to contact them to let them know our ETA and number of attendees.....if everyone registers.....;)
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Re: MN/WI Annual Spring Ride
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2018, 06:28:49 pm »
Someone may want to contact them to let them know our ETA and number of attendees.....if everyone registers.....;)

Randy has contacted them to expect 15 or so.
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Re: MN/WI Annual Spring Ride
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2018, 10:01:44 pm »
Here is the route in GPX format.

I take no responsibility for errors, omissions, my typical screw ups :)
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Re: MN/WI Annual Spring Ride
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2018, 02:57:23 am »
Here is the route in GPX format.

I take no responsibility for errors, omissions, my typical screw ups :)

And for those who prefer paper, attached is a turn by turn route sheet.

Jeff's disclaimer applies to mine as well...
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Re: MN/WI Annual Spring Ride
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2018, 07:53:39 pm »
What a nice day for a Spring Ride!!!

Thanks Randy for a few new roads, and a much better lunch spot!!!    :)

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Re: MN/WI Annual Spring Ride
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2018, 09:38:52 pm »
Awesome day and ride. Nice route picking. Very nice lunch stop. Good food and the service rocked. Thanks for the welcome.

Cookie, see ya next Saturday for the tire party.
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Re: MN/WI Annual Spring Ride
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2018, 02:59:25 am »
It was a great ride. Thanks to Randy for putting it together. Perfect weather and the lunch stop was excellent. We need to keep that on the list for next year.

Not sure how I made it home on that cheap OEM rear tire. There was nothing left when I changed it out today. Very soft in the middle. I think I wore off the wear bars. So much for Bridgetone BT-023's. Buy PR4s.

Steve, I'm still on for doing your tires on Saturday. I tested out the NoMar today. Not a lot easier, but I got the job done. I'm sure it will get better with each use.
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Re: MN/WI Annual Spring Ride
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2018, 04:08:10 am »
It was a great ride. Thanks to Randy for putting it together. Perfect weather and the lunch stop was excellent. We need to keep that on the list for next year.

Not sure how I made it home on that cheap OEM rear tire. There was nothing left when I changed it out today. Very soft in the middle. I think I wore off the wear bars. So much for Bridgetone BT-023's. Buy PR4s.

Steve, I'm still on for doing your tires on Saturday. I tested out the NoMar today. Not a lot easier, but I got the job done. I'm sure it will get better with each use.
Great. I have just a hint of wear bar left, also on a BT023.

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