I'm working on a route for motorcycle trip in August, using Google Maps and Rand McNally... I pretty much like what I have, although I'm pretty sure the days are a little too long and I will be working on that. One thing that I can't find online is actual speed limits or travel times, and that is something I was hoping you guys could help out with a little. I would like to be confident that we would be able to average around 60 but we won't be able to do that if there are tons of small towns with low speed limits and stop signs, of course.
Specific segments that we are not familiar with are Duluth -> Silver Bay -> Ely, and then pretty much everything across the northern edge of Wisconsin and the shoreline of Michigan.
St. Paul to Ashland we've got pretty well sorted out and then from Ludington back to St. Paul should be ok too.
Anyhow, if you want to check out the links above and maybe report back if you've ridden/driven any of it and about how long/hard/fast it was that would be awesome.
Also, any other info you have about the areas too if you know it well would be much appriciated. We are planning on motel rooms and we hope to be pretty flexible in general on the routes and where we stay since all that depends on how everyone feels and the weather and stuff. We definitely don't want to have a sissy-trip OR have to spend dawn-to-dusk on the bikes stressed out either.