I have been spending a lot of time on the planning of the Lake Superior tour. Right now I am looking at this to be the "Trip of 2012" even though I am looking at Nova Scotia in the spring.
The entire ride around the lake should take about six days but we are leaving plenty of time in there for exploring so the current figure is about eight or nine days.
We will be taking the bikes off the beaten path to explore everything from ghost towns to abandoned cabooses lost in the forest. Two of the bikes will be dual sport and two will be street bikes so we're not sure how far off the beaten path we will be getting but we'll try our best. The big plus is that the two street bikes will be ridden by the guys with the most experience of riding off road with street bikes. Of course they also have the most motorcycle accidents of the group.