I'm one of the freaks.
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: alaska, sometimes the UP
Bikes: 83 cannondale ST-500, Stumpjumpers: 82 tig'd; 82 lug'd; 84; 83 Univega Gran Turismo, 84 Trek 830, 85 Bianchi Grizzly, 86 Fuji Sundance, 86 Schwinn High Sierra, 85 Woodrup GT, 89 Trek 420, 05 LHT, 16 Woodrup touring, 17 Kibo, 93 Longstaff trike...
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Howdy! You sound like a pretty tough old biker, and the UP, in my opinion, is the absolute best place in the world to tour! Even if you live there. I, for one, love the Seney Stretch - by car, on bike, or, I imagine, even on foot. But the county roads of the UP are the best... H40 and H58 E/H37 are my favorites... I used to bike up the steep side of Brockway Mtn. road when I was doing my laundry in Copper Harbor! I've been working on a UP bicycle touring website to let people know, but it's sort of a b/g project so still fairly skeletal. Oh, biking around Lake Superior - also a worthwhile excursion! And long live old steel bikes - 1983 was the peak of civilization.