Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
My brother and I did that trip a few years ago and it's a great trip. The scenery in Minn. is nice but I preferred the rugged landscape on the Ontario side. As lonerockz said, you're far from alone on the Canadian side: it's the major road linking Ontario and western Canada, so plenty of people to help you out if something goes wrong.
300 mile days are what we usually aim for - gives you time to stop and smell the roses, meet people, plan accommodations for the night, etc. It was a 9-day trip coming from where we live in E. Ont., W. Que.
I read that article in Rider when it came out in the magazine and it was good. Wish I'd read it before we did the trip because, to be honest, I found the Wisconsin part of the trip the least interesting. Stopping and seeing some of the old mine operations would have been cool.
I'll say it again: it's a great trip, go for it!