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    Trans Superior Ride

    It's possible. It's extremely dangerous. And it's never been done.

    This year perhaps? Thunder bay to Copper Harbor...

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    Distance?

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    80-90 miles would be my guess if you straight shot it. But getting around Isle Royle and safe ice might add another 30-40

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    Re: Trans Superior Ride

    Does "extremely dangerous" include possible encounters with wolves on the ice bridge to and from Isle Royale? They might be hungry!

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    Trans Superior Ride

    No effing way
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    I saw a half mile of open water Yesterday just offshore at Marquette

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    Isle Royal would be an awesome spot to spend a few weeks with snowshoes and a fatbike. Snowshoe the trails first, then ride them. I am sure there would be more than a few wolf and moose tracks following your trails.


    OP, you cray cray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    Isle Royal would be an awesome spot to spend a few weeks with snowshoes and a fatbike. Snowshoe the trails first, then ride them. I am sure there would be more than a few wolf and moose tracks following your trails.


    OP, you cray cray.
    Agree that it would be a cool spot to ride, however, Debbie Downer says:
    Frequently Asked Questions - Isle Royale National Park (U.S. National Park Service)
    Is there off-road biking on the Isle?
    No wheeled vehicles are permitted on Isle Royale, including bicycles or canoe portage devices. Wheelchairs are permitted.
    So if one could mod a wheelchair with a set of fat bike wheels...

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    I have taken 4-5 backpacking trips to Isle Royal, and even though I know bikes are not allowed, I can still dream.

    There are some pretty knarly trails there, and lots of old mining sites. It would be a blast to explore on a bike.

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    "Being the first person to bike accross the largest fresh water lake in the world"

    thats got a nice ring to it
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    National Parks are pretty far behind the curve when it comes to bikes. Why allow something that would make you work. I have some buddies who did that race last summer.

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    Great Lakes are nearly frozen over - Technology & Science - CBC News

    Perhaps you will find this interesting. Perhaps you will not. Hopefully the link works outside of Canada.

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    Cool link, thanks! Ride would be epic but sadly, beyond my time availability...

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    The word "epic" is used a lot in our sport but that ride, IMO, would indeed be epic.

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    We're nearing the average date of peak ice on the lakes. I think I heard levels are at 85% coverage right now. Might be years until we see ice this good to make the attempt.

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    Bring A pack raft and dry suit/PFD just in case. Have a great trip!

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