Summer is too short in Minnesota.
I went camping in northern MN twice last year and had a blast. This year life has gotten in the way and I although I tried to go once, rain prevented me from making it. This weekend, rain or shine, I’m going.
I was talking to my girlfriend last night about our weekend plans. To our surprise, we realized we didn’t have any. Then she suggested I go camping because I haven’t gone yet this year. I looked last night and there was one camping spot left in all of northeast MN.
And I got it.
Tettegouche State Park is a gem right on Lake Superior. It features a series of waterfalls as the Baptism River meets Lake Superior, including one that is 70 ft high. I was there for a short time last year on my way back from a weekend away in Grand Marias (hey that rhymes) and it was one of the highlights of the trip. Camping there should be a blast.
Of course, the bike needs a little work before I go. I recently had what I thought was a Fuel Pressure Regulator issue (a common issue on early VTX 1800s). After some searching I found that the previous owner had unplugged the vacuum line and capped it. Then, he plugged the Hypercharger into where the FPR should go. So, I got the FPR working again but need to re-route the vacuum on the Hypercharger so the butterfly opens.
After that, it should be a fluid check and a general once over, pack up, and go! The ride should be a blast. 220 miles, some along famous route 61, right along Lake Superior. It’s a road I’ve wanted to ride since I moved to the Twin Cities 2 1/2 years ago.
Should be a fun trip!