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Offline Mike Duluth

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Jay Cooke
« on: March 11, 2014, 11:56:44 AM »
Took a little spin yesterday 3/10, went into J Cooke from both ends as far as I could. Put on almost 100 miles and it got up to 57 degrees. Bike got a little dirty, but nuthin soap and water couldn't take care of. All thanks to a much needed break in the weather. That's the new bridge in J Cooke 8)



« Last Edit: March 11, 2014, 07:08:52 PM by Mike Duluth »
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Re: Jay Cooke
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2014, 01:19:55 PM »
Excellent!

I saw one bike out in the Twin Cities yesterday.  A great sight.

Put on almost 100 miles and it got up to 57 degrees.

I would not be concerned; the engine will run warmer than this in the summer. :)
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Re: Jay Cooke
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2014, 01:57:29 PM »
How much is left to pave/fix?
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Re: Jay Cooke
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2014, 04:32:28 PM »
How much is left to pave/fix?
Talked to a park ranger, he said it won't go through this year for sure. Rumor has it, it might not go through at all but the ranger said that was highly unlikely.
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Re: Jay Cooke
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2014, 10:21:56 AM »
That would be very disappointing. It is a beautiful area to ride. 
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Re: Jay Cooke
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2014, 10:53:27 AM »
I highly doubt that it would be closed through because both sides of the park depend on park traffic for business.

Offline Mike Duluth

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Re: Jay Cooke
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2014, 11:07:06 AM »
I highly doubt that it would be closed through because both sides of the park depend on park traffic for business.
Ya never know, it's a state hwy
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Re: Jay Cooke
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2014, 10:54:24 PM »
The State Senator for that region (Reinert) also happens to serve on the Transportation and Public Safety Division Committee.  Problem solved.   :)

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Re: Jay Cooke
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2014, 08:24:51 AM »
I sure miss the road, got my fingers crossed
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Re: Jay Cooke
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2014, 12:11:44 PM »
It seems kind of foolish that the State would spend the money to build the bridge (what... to nowhere?) without plans to reconnect the road. Same here, fingers x'ed they get it done. I really miss it!
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Re: Jay Cooke
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2014, 07:21:39 PM »
Read an article in the Duluth News Trib that J Cooke is going to be reopened late 2015. Good news to be sure!
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Re: Jay Cooke
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2015, 09:13:37 AM »
Bumping up an old thread.



Anyone know if Jay Cooke is fully passable yet?

Thinking about swinging through there Saturday.
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Re: Jay Cooke
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2015, 09:27:23 AM »
There was a recent article in the Duluth New Tribune regarding J Cooke, it looks like its going to be a two year rebuild for it. Sound like there's a Lot of bank stabilization to do.
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Re: Jay Cooke
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2015, 09:29:00 AM »
Forgot to mention... its not fully open.
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Re: Jay Cooke
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2015, 11:43:00 AM »
I've heard it is fully rideable on a supermoto.

I'm not quite sure what to make of that though. Lol
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