Who would REALLY attempt this?

It’s called the Lake Erie Loop. It’s an endurance run race of different CC motorcycles only up to 250. 50cc is a listed class. The last time a 50cc finished was in 2011. It’s approx 650 miles.

http://www.lakeerieloop.org/ride-info.html

Each years race results are posted but I’ll paste in the results of the last year a 50cc completed and the time. I did call and inquire and they are considering allowing any 50cc entries a 10-11 hour head start so everyone finishes within the same 4 hour timeblock.

2017 Ride will be June 9th -June 11th and will be starting at Clare-Mar Lakes Campground

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2011 LakeErieLoop Race Results

Class Type Time to Complete LEL Bike Type

2011 Grand Champion

1. Doug Walker 10:42 1970 Honda SL175

Class Moped

1. Larry Ward 24:03 2009 Tomos Streetmate R, 48.5 CC

Class I

1. Allan Robertson 13:42 1963 Honda 90 w/110CC Engine

2. Bruce Gordon NA 1966 Yamaha YL1 100CC

Class II

1. Kevin Hillyard 16:59 1975 Yamaha RD125

2. Vern Ebert DNF 1978 Honda CB125S

3. Bill Murar DNF 1967 Sears SR125

Class III

1. Roger Mayfield 12:06 1981 Honda Twinstar

2. Brian Schraver 12:57 1978 Kawasaki KZ200

3. Deb Canter 14:50 1981 Honda Twinstar 200

4. Terrie Leighliter 14:51 1982 Honda Twinstar 200

5. John McElfresh 15:26 1974 Honda CB200

6. Kevin Nixon 15:26 1972 Honda CL175

7. Tim Gron 15:41 1979 Honda Twinstar CM185T

8. Terry Johnson 16:02 1975 Honda CB200

9. Don Quint 16:03 1990 Yamaha TW200

10. Steve Noland DNF 1972 Honda SL175

11. Markus Koelbl DNF 1975 Honda CB200T

12. Kevin White DNF 1975 Honda CB200T

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2005 LakeErieLoop Race Results

Class Type Time to Complete LEL Bike Type

2005 Grand Champion

1. Charlie Cooley

11:34

Honda CB125

Class I

1. Stefan Was

26:30

Yamaha Vino 50CC

2. Don Ruggles 1980 Motobecane Sebring 70cc

DNF

Class II

1. Roger Osterhouse

12:17

Suzuki 125

2. Bill Murar

12:17

Honda CL125

3 Vern Ebert

12:25

Honda CB125

4. Ken Carlson

DNF

Class III

1. Rich Beaman

12:22

Honda CB200

2. Ernie Copper

12:44

Honda CB200

3. Eric Bechtol

13:32

Aprilla 150

4. Doug Harwood

15:06

Honda CB200

I ran the Ohio side on the Lake, but as it shows,DNF. I wasn't going to buy insurance on my 1980 Motobecane Sebring just because CANADA required it, so I ran 418 miles on the Ohio side.

We still helped with contributions for burned children.

The night before I had thrown a new 70cc kit on that bike. Broke her in wit a 418 mi. run. LOL! don-ohio (:^)

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Larry posts on here.

Edit: and Don did part of it too.

Having ridden many 300+ mile days on mopeds and 600+ mile days on motorcycles I can say that this race is no easy task, but sounds pretty awesome. (edited)

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Yes,Wardie,Larry Ward. completed the whole thing a few times,I think. Weren't for the stupid Canadian law,Ida done the whole thing too. But not gonna cowtow to their laws when Ohio is my licensing State.

Was a great ride though. Went thru Cleveland riding east on the big freeway at about 2AM with little traffic. Went as far as Erie,PA after riding way west along the lake. Used 4 gallons of fuel. don-ohio (:^)

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If the CT90 with a 110 did it in 13 hrs then I have to wonder how it took an extra 11 hrs for the moped to complete it, assuming it was capable of 40~mph where the ct likely cruised 50 or a bit higher. The 50cc Vino which I KNOW only does about 40 on a great day took an extra 2 hrs over the moped.

Seems it was probably not a continuous run, but I wouldn't expect anyone to run 20+ hours straight.

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> Don Ohio Wrote:

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>

> I ran the Ohio side on the Lake, but as it shows,DNF. I wasn't going to

> buy insurance on my 1980 Motobecane Sebring just because CANADA required

> it, so I ran 418 miles on the Ohio side.

> We still helped with contributions for burned children.

> The night before I had thrown a new 70cc kit on that bike. Broke her

> er in wit a 418 mi. run. LOL! don-ohio (:^)

yeah, because 90 bucks a year is too much for something you should have. Real story, Canada won't let him in.

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im super about this, but also i cant get into canada. maybe me and my mitten brethren can set something similar up next real that runs the coast of huron or michigan, or up michigan and down huron

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At 40mph minimum time Is 16h 15 min.

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Don. It’s awesome you’ve done this. I’m really considering attempting it this coming year. Would be even more amazing if a group of moped riders all entered together. Also...I have to ask. How was your ass after 400+ continuous miles on that motobecane?

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Tomos FTW.

Not sure about the US side but that's a brutal ride over here. The stretch on the 403 wouldn't too bad but that stretch on the 401 would be insane on a moped. Even at 60mph for 3 hours you'd be getting passed by trucks all day long. I-75 South out of Detroit into Toldeo wouldn't be fun either. At least it's 3 or 4 lanes though, the 401 is 2 most of the way. Much respect to Larry and anyone that tried on a moped, that's some endurance riding. Crazy.

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sounds rad. I'd be down but can't give up the time yet

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🇮🇹💦 Of the Loin /

I'm probably still not allowed in canada

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> Steve Schoch Wrote:

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> Don. It’s awesome you’ve done this. I’m really considering attempting it

> this coming year. Would be even more amazing if a group of moped riders

> all entered together. Also...I have to ask. How was your ass after 400+

> continuous miles on that motobecane?

I was sore,yes,but happy to have set a personal best for trips............418 miles in 24 hours,with many stops and rests,because I like to ride slow and take in the sights.

It is a great ride even on just the south lake border.

Like I said though...........not buying insurance until Ohio says I have to,or Florida.

don-ohio

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How are break downs handled when you are miles out? I'm guessing they have people along the loop for that matter?

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I asked the same thing. A phone call and volunteers from the event should be able to grab you within an hour to 2 wherever your at. The reason for the time delay is you are actually able to set your own route. So there isn't one set path.

Re: Who would REALLY attempt this?

Thanks Steve, that makes sense. This ride sounds tempting.

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