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Old 10-13-2013, 08:15 PM   #61
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Originally Posted by wingnut11 View Post
How's the weather up there? I've got a few free days starting Tuesday and going to the UP is among my choices of destinations.
Looks like some rain the next three days, temps around 50. Just clouds thurs and fri, still cool. Maybe snow on saturday! . Bring warm clothes, and rain gear.

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Old 10-13-2013, 10:22 PM   #62
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Thanks for the on the ground report. That sounds like just the weather window I need. My passenger has to be back in MN by Saturday so that should work out alright for avoiding the white shit. Not that I haven't ridden in snow before, but it's not real high on my list of fun stuff.

That aside I'd like to tell you I've had my eye on this thread since you started it. I've been up there a few times and this thread keeps reminding me what a great place the UP really is.
If you're thinking about it your just trying to justify it to yourself.
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:45 AM   #63
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Love riding in the fall.

I did a quick 150 mile run in the national forest south of Munising on Sunday...had a few drops of rain in the beginning, and then the sun came out and it was a beautiful afternoon.

Of course, I did not have the camera along to capture any of the spectacular fall colors.
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:51 AM   #64
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Headed your way in a bit.
Looking at a 6 day a week (prob night) work schedule. 12 hour shifts.

So I'm coming bikeless.

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Old 11-29-2013, 02:58 AM   #65
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I've been a dual sport rider for two years now, ... or 'two winters' as you might say in the UP. Prior I didn't know this sport or web sites like ADVrider existed. Your postings get me through the winter giving me ideas for next season. Thanks for all of the photos and associated color commentary. You make it obvious that there certainly is good riding in your part of the western UP and northern Wisconsin.


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Old 11-29-2013, 06:04 AM   #66
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Thanks for the Posts

Kingbee - I stumbled on to your posts is morning and read them straight through. Your enjoyment of the UP reminds me of the classic phrase 'Mining the diamonds in your own back-yard'. I started riding about a year ago and have a 250cc street bike that gets the job (of riding) done. I have been exploring the streets and county roads in SWLP. I have been keeping a journal of rides on Evernote, but am going to copy your idea of taking lots of pictures; I normally take only one or two per ride. My last ride was last weekend and now it's time to winterize. Thanks for your posts.
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Old 11-30-2013, 07:56 PM   #67
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Thanks for the kind words guys. It's been fun adding to this thread as the season went on, and I'll get to relive the year's riding myself this winter. I'm done for the year, earlier this year than in previous ones, but so it goes.

Titlerider- quite right about finding gems in your own back yard. I'd love to do some riding in the mountains or desert, but finding the time and money to do it is tough for a working stiff like me. But I feel pretty fortunate for the riding opportunities I do have, even if the woods do start to look all the same at times.

I may dig out some photos from previous rides and post up occasionally throughout the winter. Other than that, let's hope for an early spring.

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Old 12-01-2013, 08:11 PM   #68
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Great post Dave. I love the U.P., plan spending a lot of time up there in 2014.
Maybe even ride with you.
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:02 AM   #69
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Its been a while since I've read this thread. I need to get up there this winter and snow shoe and ski. Great pics! Thanks.
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