MN to Sturgis Run First Leg - I-90 West + ADD NEW ROUTE
17 in Minnesota Minnesota273 Miles
on August 1, 2009
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The ride starts Just west of La Crosse Wisconsin, and ends Just west of Beaver Creek. It's all on 90 West with some sparse gas stops along the way if you have a small capacity gas tank.
Mountains are along the western edge of the Mississippi, and a good place to stop and take pictures. Gentle mountains. Lots of deer along the way to look at, not much other wildlife. The ride startes out along the Mississippi, but quickly veers away from it. My honda Magna, and the mountins west of the Mississippi, when you go to the first stop in Minnesota.
Some light construction early on, and throughout the state. the road is gentl and very smooth. The speed limit was 70 miles an hour for this stretch. It is about four hours to ride through the state, and it still gets pretty cold even in August, so a thicker coat than you would normally carry in the summer is suggested. Me and my Jolly Green Friend in Blue Earth, Minnesota.
Make sure you gas up regularly. the small towns are some distance off of 90 West, and some of the signs are deceptive reporting a fuel stop where the pumps have been removed for some time. Blue Earth offers some very nice food, and a 60 foot tall statue of the Jolly Green Giant. Camping is available pretty regularly, with some key stops at truck stops that are full service with laundry, and showers available. Austin offers a nice hotel for about $60 a night.
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