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Old 06-07-2013, 09:38 AM   #391
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Needs more "knobbies"!
They're in the garage, awaiting fitment...
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:38 AM   #392
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Have a fun safe ride!!

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Thanks Randy! We are riding up though...doing the Bike Bike route. Funny that we are trading places

Time to go!! Will be checking in from the phone when possible...
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:42 AM   #393
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Honest, it followed me home! Can I keep it?

Only if you promise to take good care of it.

Owning a dual sport is a big responsibility. If you don't take them off road regularly, they'll eat the furniture.
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:41 PM   #394
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In St. Ignace tonight, great day of riding!
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:45 AM   #395
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Only if you promise to take good care of it.

Owning a dual sport is a big responsibility. If you don't take them off road regularly, they'll eat the furniture.
Askel?

Hmmmm...Askel?

Seems like there used to be a guy that hung around here with that name, but then he left to hang out with a bunch of guys that ride bicycles and wear spandex shorts.
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:04 PM   #396
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Seems like there used to be a guy that hung around here with that name, but then he left to hang out with a bunch of guys that ride bicycles and wear spandex shorts.
I'm corrupting them:




All diehard bicyclists. All on their first major dual sport ride on the continental divide last summer.

Now be quiet so you don't blow my cover.
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:20 AM   #397
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Have a fun safe ride!!
We had an absolute blast in the UP! And I guess it was safe too, the only get-offs were at slow speeds...you sure have your fair share of sand up there! We might get around to a trip report, but my photos from the ride can be found HERE.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:10 PM   #398
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Fun Fun Fun...Your pics make me want to go for a ride!!!

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We had an absolute blast in the UP! And I guess it was safe too, the only get-offs were at slow speeds...you sure have your fair share of sand up there! We might get around to a trip report, but my photos from the ride can be found HERE.
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:02 PM   #399
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UP ride /around the lake, June 24-28ish

Wife and I will be riding a clockwise route around Lake Michigan next week on some of Cannontracks big bike routes. Always happy to link up with other riders along the way to get local info on the best roads, trails, pubs, eateries, attractions and campgrounds.

Sunday: Indy through Chicago along the coast to somewhere near Milwaukee
Monday: Door county all day until we find a campground
Tuesday: make our way to Munising for a sunset tour of the rocks
Wednesday: head East until we find a place to camp somewhere in the UP
Thursday: make our way to traverse city
Friday: South along the East coast of LM to West Olive
Sat: Beach and libations

Let me know if your going to be in the area or have any reccomendations for spots not to miss along the way.
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Old 10-01-2013, 02:52 PM   #400
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Almost 3 months have gone by(the only 3 months we can ride without snow in the forecast), and not a single post here...it sure is lonely in 'da UP.

I did a quick solo run up to Huron Bay and this past weekend. THE FALL COLORS ARE PRIME!!!

Unfortunately, my camera is about 10 years old, and the photos are all washed out....but I will share them anyway.

I headed north out of Marquette up county road 510. Looking at the old single lane bridge from the new bridge.



Up river towards the Dead River storage basin.



Along 510.



(the astute viewer will note that these are afternoon shots and not morning shots....I was having too much fun on the way up to stop and take photos in the morning).

I then took Triple A road to the west for a couple of miles and then turned off on a secret road that follows the southern border of the Huron Mountain Club. Again, I was having way too much fun on this rocky/rutted trail, and did not stop for any photo's. Kicking myself now, but oh well.

The view of the Huron River from Big Eric's bridge.



Lake Superior beach at the mouth of the Huron River...what a beautiful spot.



Finally made it to Huron Bay...gotta come back some day and bring the Lund and do a bit of fishing.



Couple of random shots on the return trip.





A total round trip of just shy of 170 miles and about 6 hours. Another beautiful day in 'da UP!
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Old 10-01-2013, 02:56 PM   #401
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Another photo I missed....just a little pond along the way.

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Old 10-01-2013, 08:12 PM   #402
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Nice! We usually camp & ride that area over Labor Day but stuff happened this year that prevented it. I was up that way in August, before I met you at the Central Rally. Great place to ride, especially now with the color. Did you ride past the Wash Out?

Queen and I have been planning an overnight trip to the Keweenaw this coming weekend (Fri and Sat), but the forecast looks pretty grim. She doesn't do cold and wet on the bikes, so doubtful she'll go. I may go anyway, 'cause I haven't been up there for a few years, and I don't mind riding in rain. Can't handle that place much anymore on summer weekends, mountain bikes and Harleys seem to have taken it over. Should be less crowded now, especially if the weather is lousy.

Thanks for the pics.

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Old 10-01-2013, 09:11 PM   #403
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I'll be riding scout tracks - probably in the rain - Thursday and Friday. Area between Watersmeet and L'Anse and a short piece in the MQT and Big Bay area.
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:20 AM   #404
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Nice! We usually camp & ride that area over Labor Day but stuff happened this year that prevented it. I was up that way in August, before I met you at the Central Rally. Great place to ride, especially now with the color. Did you ride past the Wash Out?

Queen and I have been planning an overnight trip to the Keweenaw this coming weekend (Fri and Sat), but the forecast looks pretty grim. She doesn't do cold and wet on the bikes, so doubtful she'll go. I may go anyway, 'cause I haven't been up there for a few years, and I don't mind riding in rain. Can't handle that place much anymore on summer weekends, mountain bikes and Harleys seem to have taken it over. Should be less crowded now, especially if the weather is lousy.

Thanks for the pics.

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Not sure what you mean by the "wash out"?

I will be up in Copper Harbor this weekend (Thursday - Sunday) to do a bit of splake fishing....hopefully the weather will cooporate.

Update: forecast is calling for 8-10 foot waves on Superior for Saturday...fishing trip is postponed.

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Old 10-02-2013, 03:26 PM   #405
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Not sure what you mean by the "wash out"?
It's between Big Eric's Bridge and Forty Foot Falls, on a little side trail off the Northwestern road. You come upon this sign:



Which alerts you to this:


The "wash out"




I'm bummed about the weather. Not many weekends left before snow flies.

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