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Old 06-03-09, 09:12 PM   #1
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UPDATE WITH RIDE LOG!! - Upcoming tour of the Michigan UP

UPDATED 6-15-09
I'm back, boy I had a good time. I wrote the ride report with pictures and everything on my blog. The links:===============================

Well, I guess I am a lurker of sorts in the Touring Forum, but I figure this was worth posting. I leave Sunday for my first tour, a 5 day trek across the Upper Peninsula. It is a supported tour, but the mileage is greater than I'm used to, so I plan to have a good, hard time

I'll be riding my very comfy 1990 Trek 330. I think I'll be alright with the gearing:

Gear Inches
48 38 28
14 91.8 72.7 53.5
16 80.3 63.6 46.9
18 71.4 56.5 41.6
20 64.3 50.9 37.5
22 58.4 46.2 34.1
24 53.5 42.4 31.2
28 45.9 36.3 26.8

Here is the route, a total of 352 miles:

Day 1, 72 miles
Start Point: Sylvania
Destination: Union Bay Campground

Day 2, 60 miles
Start Point: Porcupine Mts. State Park
Destination: Baraga State Park

Day 3, 74 miles
Start Point: Baraga State Park Entrance
Destination: Marquette Tourist Park Camp

Day 4, 90 miles (optional century)
Start Point: Marquette Tourist Park Camp
Destination: Big Cedar Campground

Day 5, 56 miles
Start Point: Big Cedar Campground
Destination: Tahquamenon Falls State Park

Thanks to this forum (and training of course) I feel ready, and uber excited to hit the road!!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Tour de UP 001.jpg (42.3 KB, 33 views)
File Type: jpg Tour.jpg (36.8 KB, 41 views)
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1990 Trek 330
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Last edited by beingtxstate; 06-15-09 at 08:25 PM. Reason: I'm back - posting the ride log
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