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Old 08-29-2005, 06:15 AM   #1
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Thumb A sunday ride in Michigan

MAde the most of what lower Michigan has to offer yesterday.... dirt roads. Met KTM640DAKAR and ALE CAPONE for breakfast along with a street riding friend of mine and together we spent 4 hours running 103 miles of rual backrads on the way to nowhere. I'm glad KTM was good with his GPS because we were never more the 30 miles from where I grew up and I was lost! I will return one way or another because these roads were great... twisty, rough, muddy, and tree lined. The trees were so tight that the roads were really dark, even though it was a beautiful sunny summer day. We hit some local offroad trails as well and I even got to air out the GS a couple of times! I really need to get rid of my stock shocks.
Anyway, had a great time. Nobody got hurt (despite a few gravity checks), and even though is was just lower Michigan... It was a great ride and got to meet some new friends.
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Old 08-29-2005, 10:06 AM   #2
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you can actually have fun riding in michigan??? take some pics next time.
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Old 08-29-2005, 02:08 PM   #3
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Nobody got seriously hurt (despite a few gravity checks), and even though is was just lower Michigan... It was a great ride and got to meet some new friends.
one broken digit... don't even know when or how


i shoulda taken some during pics, i had a camera with me.
but don't knock michigan, it's just like colorado, only laying down.
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Old 08-29-2005, 02:41 PM   #4
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now
that was one horrible picture
please don't show us that again





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Old 08-29-2005, 03:49 PM   #5
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but don't knock michigan, it's just like colorado, only laying down.



it's ok - i grew up there. in the same house as mr. strangler. but i don't regret moving.

bummer about the toe - most people buy good boots after they hurt one of their feet.
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Old 08-29-2005, 06:05 PM   #6
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I also had a blast. Strangler is the first person I've seen ride a 100 yard wheelie on a R1100GS, on dirt no less.
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Old 08-30-2005, 07:22 AM   #7
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I read the owners manual, and it said that the bike is built for wheelies.





I think thats what is said.... but I cant read german.
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Old 08-31-2005, 07:25 PM   #8
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yeeahh zee veelies are gut!
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Old 08-31-2005, 08:05 PM   #9
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Thats a pretty picture this is an ugly one (its mine)
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Old 09-02-2005, 07:54 AM   #10
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now
that was one horrible picture
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X2 That is ugly. What did you do?

Thats almost as bad as my fairly intoxicated friend trying to kickstart his yz4626 barefoot on a bet. That was bad too
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Old 09-02-2005, 08:20 AM   #11
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X2 That is ugly. What did you do?

Thats almost as bad as my fairly intoxicated friend trying to kickstart his yz4626 barefoot on a bet. That was bad too
Bad idea(TM)
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Old 09-02-2005, 09:06 AM   #12
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Thats a pretty picture this is an ugly one (its mine)
That reminds me:

Howya healin?



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Old 09-02-2005, 07:16 PM   #13
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That is ugly. What did you do?
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That reminds me:

Howya healin?



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First answer is I hit a toyota when he turn left in front of me as I was passing him. My toe was the point of contact followed by my footpeg as I was in a full drift attempting to make the same turn he was and brake on a sandy road. Mike my toes and other injuries are all healed up but my recovery from the knee surgury is not going so well I'm going to see a new Doc next week.
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Old 05-19-2008, 12:44 PM   #14
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I finally have pictures to add to our rides. I will add them as we go.





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