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Old 01-28-2013, 01:36 PM   #106
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Making plans......

Now that the dead of winter is here, it's a good time to make plans for this summer I guess. Does anyone know what interesting things there would be to see along the western side of Lake Huron? I'd like to see some of that lake, if not the whole thing, but know nothing about any of it at this point. Thanks for any help.....

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Old 02-07-2013, 04:04 AM   #107
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Still in the planning phase for next summer's ride and although I know about where the "tunnel of trees" on # 119 would be on the N.E. corner of Lake Michigan, I don't know how far down that side to go as far as still being something interested to see? Would cutting over to Lake Huron at some point be sensible in order to see that shoreline? Anything there to see?
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:59 AM   #108
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Are your plans made yet for this summer's ride? Need to see more of your great photography! oldtrick
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:46 AM   #109
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More plans?

Thanks for asking Oldtrick......I'm thinking of a ride around Lake Michigan so that I can ride over the big bridge (Mackinac) a couple of times. Some say that the wind there is "touchy" so if any of you have done that please let me know what your thoughts are about it. Thanks....

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Old 05-26-2013, 12:30 PM   #110
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Been over the Mighty Mac 8 or 9 times. The 360 deg view is awesome. There was a couple of times it got hairy from the crosswinds. I tried to get next to something big so the blow wouldn't be so bad. Stay off the grated left lane on the suspension part during high winds( its cool to look down esp. when a freighter is going by when the wind is calm). The speed limit is 40mph, but I slow down just to enjoy the view longer!
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:40 AM   #111
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big thanks......

Thanks for the information on the "Big Mac".... I can use that as something very valuable so I really appreciate your taking the time to help. I'm really looking for to making that trip soon.

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Old 06-07-2013, 06:51 AM   #112
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Are your plans made yet for this summer's ride? Need to see more of your great photography! oldtrick
Yes, plans have been made and re-made. For some reason, with only a couple of months away from 70 yrs. old, my "ideas" are bigger then what my old bones want to follow along! Thus, my "plans" change from day to day. :-)

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Old 06-15-2013, 11:22 AM   #113
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Missed it!

Since we missed Whitefish Bay and the museum there, I've decided that I'll make it back there this summer and add a few things to this RR. I've always loved the shipping industries history.

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Old 06-22-2013, 07:33 AM   #114
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This was taken a couple of miles from our home in AZ. and is part of my first ride report a couple of years ago. It was called Grampa's National Monument Ride and if interested can be found here. Grampa’s National Monument Ride



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Old 06-28-2013, 06:17 AM   #115
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Oak Creek Canyon

Part of my National Monument trip was through the Oak Creek Canyon by the beautiful Sedona area. I'd love for someone reading this RR who would be curious enough to ride this area and then comment on what you think. It's that nice of a ride and I know that you'd love it. Try to find the time to do it. Grampa’s National Monument Ride


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Old 07-04-2013, 04:06 AM   #116
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Lake country

Saguro Lake is part of the route that I took when I rode on the ride that I called Grampa’s National Monument Ride

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Old 07-08-2013, 10:23 AM   #117
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Gary:

Nice photos and memories to look back upon. I have only been down there in a rental car. Did the Grand Canyon loop Monument Valley, Arches & Moab area, Bryce, Zion, Capital Reef, CanyonLands etc.

One day perhaps on a bike before I can't. I'm like you, young mind and bones older than I can admit to. Birthday tommorow, 67 and climbing . . . I'm catching up to you

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Old 07-09-2013, 03:27 PM   #118
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Gary:

Nice photos and memories to look back upon. I have only been down there in a rental car. Did the Grand Canyon loop Monument Valley, Arches & Moab area, Bryce, Zion, Capital Reef, CanyonLands etc.

One day perhaps on a bike before I can't. I'm like you, young mind and bones older than I can admit to. Birthday tommorow, 67 and climbing . . . I'm catching up to you

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Thanks for your comments. I hope you get a chance to do some of those on a bike as do I. Hope you have a good birthday today.

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Old 07-19-2013, 07:20 PM   #119
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I enjoyed this trip report very much. Thanks for finding the time to do it. It was smooth.

Siyeh,

Thanks for your RR's.....We have two kids in Alaska so those are always fun to read..

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Old 07-27-2013, 04:11 AM   #120
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Great RR - I like the pictures of the lock in action!
Hi Jenn,

I thought I'd tell you that I went back through your ride reports and really am enjoying those again. In fact, since we're 600 miles from the Black Hills in the summers, there's no reason why I couldn't do that trip too. It looked very inviting when you went there and we've been there several times with the car before. Now after re-reading about your adventure, I've got the bug to do it on my bike.

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