Lake Superior Circle Tour June 2018
July we did the BMW National Rally and Winnebago National Rally both in Iowa and only a short distance apart. For the July National Rally I rode my BMW motorcycle and Barb drove the Winnebago Travato. The loss of gas mileage pulling a trailer is about equal to filling the motorcycle gas tank since the RV mileage drops and the motorcycle get 40 plus to the gallon.
August found my way to the Adventure Motorcycle Rider Rally in Eagle River. Even though I could of taken the Travato and pull a trailer, I took the BMW GS dirt bike and slept on the ground and ate in restaurants and used the campground facilities. Again the difference of 17 versus 45 MPG and also it still is more fun traveling on a motorcycle than driving the tiny home. August also found me with a press pass for the Symco Custom Hot Rod weekend. The Travato worked great as a home base for my photography.
Late summer I did three weekends in Wabeno, Wisconsin for my dirt bike fix. The Travato worked great as my home base.
Barb and I did a lot of overnight trips with involved driveway surfing in friends and relatives driveways. The van is always packed with our clothes and all we have to do is transfer our food from the house to the Travato refrigerator. I have found being retired and owning a tiny home on wheels that weekends just mean more traffic on the roads so mid week adventures are becoming more of a norm. The first year of retirement went pretty well for Barb and I.
Enjoy the photos of our Lake Superior Circle Tour.
The Minnesota Moto Guzzi Rally was held at Grand Marais RV Park & Campground, The Rally site is just a short walk from downtown Grand Marais. This was my million dollar view for the rally weekend.The Rally was chilly next to lake Superior but if you walked up a few hundred feet to the higher camping area it was a lot warmer.
Hard Luck Award went to Tom Magin who had an "O" ring displace on his (flat) rear tire and required a tow to Duluth and an overnight stay to get it fixed.....Tom also left his wife's sleeping bag at home! For all this Tom received the "Hard Luck Coffee Mug" That is Tom flashing the peace sign sitting next to Charlotte Magin and Barb.