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This is a great time to see much of what the Grand Portage has to offer for riding opportunities. The area is one of the last places with snow in most typical years.
Staying at the Lodge which is part of the Casino. Hot tub, pool, and often the sauna is working. Dining room and drinks for after the rides are available, and each occupant gets five free dollars to try winning more in the Casino. Fuel is right there, or at Ryden's next to the border.

This has a great variety of riding types. This has been a well attended event. Feel free to stick with the group, or wander on your own. Friday and Saturday will be the dates we will ride, some stay on Sunday, too. 9 am start time. Call me if running late (218-391-8507), but enjoy the relaxed atmosphere up there.

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On my way home on Sunday, I'll probably hit up the cross country race at Spirit Mountain in Duluth.

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Have been debating if we should bump the start time to ten am to allow for guys to use the dining room for breakfast. Snow up north is really abundant, and more is forecast the middle of the week. I anticipate a good group of riders. Meet in the Casino lot. 218-391-8507 if you need to call me.

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Two of us are driving up early Friday morning, so we won't be on the snow until Noon or so.  We will just plan to bomb around until we run into the rest of the group out there.  

I haven't seen an updated forecast today, but the one I saw yesterday has a lot of potential!

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2 hours ago, X2700 said:

Great weekend of riding and meeting new riders!!
A bit bumpy in places and great fun in others!!
Feeling it today!!

 

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Some nice iron in that pic...

 

 

 

 

...and a Cat too.  Interesting to see how it is shunned and pushed nearly off the pic   I/k TG.

 

Sorry I missed the ride.  Stupid spring break.

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Another good weekend.  @D-rail always finds the snow for us.  Too bad the grooming situation wasn't better or it would have been a perfect weekend.  Usually there is a few bumps late in the year but this year was the exception.

Hopefully with the border now open and no testing required, their business picks back up again.  Saturday night was the busiest I've seen it since spring of 2019.

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17 hours ago, Mag6240 said:

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The river pic looks like up stream from partridge falls? How far up river can you go? I was looking at that last week but didn't ride it

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4 minutes ago, Cat45 said:

The river pic looks like up stream from partridge falls? How far up river can you go? I was looking at that last week but didn't ride it

We rode up a few miles, but from Friday to Saturday I’d say AT LEAST a half mile had opened up - it was pretty crazy seeing open water in places we had ridden up and turned around the day before.  I’m sure someone took pics of the water skipping professional that rode with us Saturday (Jeff?).

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1 minute ago, Mag6240 said:

We rode up a few miles, but from Friday to Saturday I’d say AT LEAST a half mile had opened up - it was pretty crazy seeing open water in places we had ridden up and turned around the day before.  I’m sure someone took pics of the water skipping professional that rode with us Saturday (Jeff?).

Yeah the way the falls was running i figured it might be sketchy especially riding solo. Just was wondering if in the middle of winter how far you could go or if it went anywhere worth going

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On 4/4/2022 at 9:54 AM, Cat45 said:

Yeah the way the falls was running i figured it might be sketchy especially riding solo. Just was wondering if in the middle of winter how far you could go or if it went anywhere worth going

We've gone up maybe another mile or so from where the river was open this year. We usually take a spin up as far as we feel safe, but a month ago for the poker run, there was a good foot and a half of snow, and maybe a foot of slush underneath the snow.We got off it right away. It had since melted down, and froze up good, then had about eight inches of fresh stuff. It changes from year to year. We always find open water when we go up. There is a shortcut thru the woods we found a couple years ago that runs over to the main (Otter Lake) road in, but we didn't go over it this time, we knew the main trail was pretty ruff. Usually, the main road is smooth, wide, and a blast. Shortcut comes out near the gravel pit. If you get on the heliport, you'll see the tracks up river.

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