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make sure you have a pass port if you go into Canada warm clothes and a rain suit.
I don't remember if Canada has a helmet law.
In Canada when you get to a half tank of gas fill up you never know where the next one will be.
 

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I still use the Manually Accessed Positioning Systems AKA maps when we tour. We'll assess the situation each evening over a cocktail. Input all the data: weather (which way the wind is blowin'. where the storms are brewing, etc.) what we want to see, general direction we're headed & where we hope to end up the next night. This will go on for up to two weeks with no reservations or specific plans and I love traveling like this-my everyday job has way to much scheduling/dead lines and enjoy leaving it all behind every chance I get-Enjoy your epic trip!
 

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Yep, Canada does have a helmet law. I think we are going to go the stay as you go method to keep the trip a bit more flexible. Plus we have a chase vehicle coming along (my neighbor who wants to go but doesn't ride) that will haul our gear, so we could camp a few nights too!
 

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Interesting data on the lake.....









Why it's called Lake Superior..








Pretty amazing..... Did you realize
how big this lake is?




LAKE SUPERIOR FACTS

· Lake Superior contains ten percent of all the fresh
water on the planet Earth.

· It covers 82,000 square kilometers or 31,700 square miles.

· The average depth is 147 meters or 483 feet.

· There have been about 350 shipwrecks recorded in Lake Superior

· Lake Superior is, by surface area, the largest lake in the world.



· A Jesuit priest in 1668 named it Lac Tracy , but that name
was never officially adopted.

· It contains as much water as all the other Great Lakes
combined, plus three extra Lake Erie 's!!

· There is a small outflow from the lake at St. Mary's River
(Sault Ste Marie) into Lake Huron , but it takes almost
two centuries for the water to be completely replaced.

· There is enough water in Lake Superior to cover all of North and
South America with water one foot deep.

· Lake Superior was formed during the last glacial retreat, making it one
of the earth's youngest major features at only about 10,000 years old.

· The deepest point in the lake is 405 meters or 1,333 feet.

· There are 78 different species of fish that call the big lake home.

· The maximum wave ever recorded on Lake Superior was 9.45 meters
or 31 feet high.

· If you stretched the shoreline of Lake Superior out to a straight
line, it would be long enough to reach from Duluth to the Bahamas .

· Over 300 streams and rivers empty into Lake Superior with the
largest source being the Nipigon River

· The average underwater visibility of Lake Superior is about 8 meters
or 27 feet, making it the cleanest and clearest of the Great Lakes .
Underwater visibility in some spots reaches 30 meters.

· In the summer, the sun sets more than 35 minutes later on the
western shore of Lake Superior than at its southeastern edge.

· Some of the world's oldest rocks, formed about 2.7 billion
years ago, can be found on the Ontario shore of Lake Superior .

· It very rarely freezes over completely, and then usually just for a few
hours. Complete freezing occurred in 1962, 1979, 2003 and 2009.
 

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I got 1 from the site ridelakesuperior.com, they send it to you free! That site has a lot of information about the ride.
I got a second one at their both up in Mpls at the cycle show.
 
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