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Old 07-24-07, 11:49 AM   #1
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Ride suggestion:

OK, people who are interested! I just found out my cabin (which is part of a family "compound") will be kept open through September.

Which means that maybe I'll be able to bike around Mille Lacs this September when the Park Service has its ride.

It's flat, it's windy, it's almost 70 miles, and it starts and ends a few miles from my cabin, which means we a nice leisurely meal and if there's not too many of us, I'm sure people can overnight both nights, but if that's not possible there's a campground just a few miles away at the park, and lots of hotels and cabins. My brother will not be up then, so I could stay with any Athenas in his place and any Clydes could bunk in mine. I have 2 beds and 2 shorter couches. There's also a guest cabin that may or may not be booked.

Autumn is gorgeous up north, and it would be good training for RAGBRAI! I can't cook well, but I do have a kitchen.

Any interest?
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Old 07-24-07, 12:00 PM   #2
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Sounds interesting! Let's see what the date shakes out to be, because I'll be in Fall Semester then.
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Do you have more info on this park service ride? I'm only a 3.5 hour drive from Mille Lacs
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BRAML/Bike Ride Around Mille Lacs
Date: September 17, 2006
Event Description
Annual trail ride that takes the rider around beautiful lake
Mille Lacs on the Soo Line trail and policed county roads. Take the 12 mile family ride, the 35 mile ride or the 70 mile full ride. Sag wagon and snack stops along the way.

Event Location
Register online at www.millelacs.com or at McQuoid'sInn the day of the ride. T-shirts available for pre-registered riders.
Contact Information
Judy Cain
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$20--variable with or without shirt. Packages ava
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Hay that sound cool! That's really close to my 1st year wedding anniversary. I'm not to sure what the new bride will think of that. She's love a weekend at Mille Lacs, but she's not much of a biker and I'd be riding for a lot of the day. She is one hell of a good cook though! Which is another reason why I used to weight 350lbs. HMMM lets keep thinking about this.
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It's only a few days from my birthday, too. I can't think of a better way to start my 47th year than to ride 70 miles. I only hope I can build up my stamina between now and then.
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Sept. 17 looks to be a Monday. If I can snag the day off I just might do this.

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She posted last years info, so it was september 17 last year(2006). I'm assuming it will be on a weekend again this year.
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This sounds pretty cool.
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This sounds pretty cool.

Viking, I'd love* to meet you. Bring the GF. You'll drop me like a stone a mile out, but it would still be cool!
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She posted last years info, so it was september 17 last year(2006). I'm assuming it will be on a weekend again this year.

I'll call when I recover from this dang root canal. I'm taking a bicycle maintenaince class tonight (Hey! I can help with bikes during RAGBRAI!) and the instructor lucked out because I won't be able to talk much.
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This years info. It's on Sept 16th.

http://www.exploreminnesota.com/expe...EntityID=18915

EDIT: Here's the entry form

http://millelacs.com/events/bramlbro.pdf

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Thanks, Caincando1!
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Okay, let's do this thing. First off, roll call. I'm in (weather permitting) for the whole circle. Wife may be interested in driving as a personal sag.

Who else?
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Looks like a blast, but that's a long ways away from me. I doubt I'd be able to make it.
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What kind of accommodations do you have up there solveg? Do you have a place for me to park a 24ft motorhome with and electrical outlet near by?
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No! There's no RV room. In the middle of the summer there is a spot, but by September the dock will be there.

There is a campground at Kathio State Park, I see lots* of Rvs there, but I don't know what the services are. I'll check next time I'm there.

Depending on how many show up, people can crash at my place. I have a double bed, a single bed, a small couch, and a single futon/couch on the screen porch. The cabin is small, but the porch is normal sized, so we could get rid of the the table/chairs and put a foam topper down for a couple people. I guess there's not a lot of clyde-sized sleeping places, esp* if you're tall.

I'll take photos when I am able to get up there. Maybe today. I'm still down and out from the systemic infection I picked up when I got my root canal. I'll probably be back to 3 miles when I start riding again.

I can stay in my brother's cabin, along with any loose Athenas we get. (Loose as in unattached--get your minds out of the gutters!)

There's also cabins for rent that are within a couple miles. They're hurting now with the new Muskie limits, and they'll be dirt cheap in Sept. As will the 2 hotels nearby. I'll bet you could get a room for $35 then, and could still hang out at my place but not sleep on the floor!
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Tent space?

I can provide my own guest room if I can make the ride!
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No! There's no RV room. In the middle of the summer there is a spot, but by September the dock will be there.

There is a campground at Kathio State Park, I see lots* of Rvs there, but I don't know what the services are. I'll check next time I'm there.

Depending on how many show up, people can crash at my place. I have a double bed, a single bed, a small couch, and a single futon/couch on the screen porch. The cabin is small, but the porch is normal sized, so we could get rid of the the table/chairs and put a foam topper down for a couple people. I guess there's not a lot of clyde-sized sleeping places, esp* if you're tall.

I'll take photos when I am able to get up there. Maybe today. I'm still down and out from the systemic infection I picked up when I got my root canal. I'll probably be back to 3 miles when I start riding again.

I can stay in my brother's cabin, along with any loose Athenas we get. (Loose as in unattached--get your minds out of the gutters!)

There's also cabins for rent that are within a couple miles. They're hurting now with the new Muskie limits, and they'll be dirt cheap in Sept. As will the 2 hotels nearby. I'll bet you could get a room for $35 then, and could still hang out at my place but not sleep on the floor!
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I also have a tent and/or I can sleep on the floor.
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Sounds like a amazing time.. i'd be in depending upon my schedule.
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If we get enough people, I recommend camping at Kathio. I'd camp there, too! The problem with tents at my place is... well, I'll just have to take photos.

If we get only a few people, we can pull it off with a couple cabins. But, the truth is that camping sounds more fun.
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I have to admit that 7:30-9:00 is early for me!
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It's not too early when that big sun rises on the lake and all the loons sing....

It's a totally flat ride, with lots of cute little fishing cabins. Although we wouldn't have to worry about heat in Sept, I have to say I've never been hot on the shore. Lots of little restaurants selling walleye sandwiches and beer.
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Oh god, I love fresh walleye.
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I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to do this and afford it. I have a house warming party the day before north of the cities, so we couple hit that on the way up. But the next weekend is my one year anniversary, which will be a big weekend in La Crosse WI. The the next weekend we are suppose to go to Lake of the Ozarks Missouri. It's going to be tough to get this all in a short period of time. But I'd love to do this because it's so close and I love the area and I'd love to ride with you all.

I won't be able to commit to anything right now. I won't be able to give a definate answer till the date gets closer.
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