Jun 30, 2010
Jul 20, 2010
Today I rode from Bemidji to Marquette, MI on the shores of Lake Superior. I should be home tomorrow! On my way I stopped in Duluth, MN to snap a few photos and stop by the Aerostich Rider Warehouse, a motorcycle online/catalog superstore of sorts where I have spent a princely sum over the years.
The headquarters in Duluth is the mail order center and manufacturing center for Aerostich products, including Roadcrafter and Darien riding suits. The staff at Aerostich are very friendly, and I was given a tour of the catalog operation and the manufacturing unit. Despite the enticement of a 10% discount on any product purchased on-site, I left Aerostich without spending a dime and pressed on to Marquette. This stretch of riding along U.S. 2 and U.S. 41 was two-lane with lots of stop and go through small towns. I only made 400 miles today. leaving about 580 miles for my trip home tomorrow.
Note to my brothers and nieces who attended Purdue, penultimate means next to last.
U.S. Route 2 runs 2579 miles along the northern U.S. There is a short eastern segment in New England, connected to the western segment by highways in southern Canada. The western segment runs from the eastern end of Michigan's UP to western Washington state. On this trip home I took U.S. Route 2 from Shelby, Montana to Wakefield, Michigan - a total of 1,120 miles. It was 2-lanes through Montana, 4-lanes through most of North Dakota, and a mix of 2- and 4-lanes in Minnesota. U.S. 2 was a well-maintained road throughout this stretch.