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Old 06-11-2008, 12:17 PM   #16
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Any one done the Around Lake MI ride?
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Old 06-11-2008, 01:24 PM   #17
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Any one done the Around Lake MI ride?
Did it last year by myself. 3 days. Not too much sightseeing. The thread's in here somewhere. Other fellas have done it and posted lots of pics- Cannonshot? I'll be up for another one in a month or so.
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Old 06-11-2008, 03:48 PM   #18
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Cannons has done it all.... 3 days not really long enough?
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Old 06-11-2008, 06:20 PM   #19
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Cannons has done it all.... 3 days not really long enough?
Well, when I did it, it was more of a get-away. I wasn't really into the tourist thing- just wanted to ride. I'd say that 5 days would be good. A full day in the UP making a nice loop to the top, some touristy shopping by the bridge, a day exploring some seasonal road loops in central lower MI. No rush. I guess it depends what you're looking to do. I like the idea of pulling into an Econolodge before sundown, shower, then hit a local pub type of thing. Good nights sleep, then up with the crack of Dawn. That's just me.
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:54 PM   #20
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any must...see/do?
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:42 AM   #21
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I'm from Chicago and new to the whole dual/sport touring thing and was planning on doing a loop around Lake Michigan sometime this summer/fall, possibly 4th of July or labor day weekend. Where's the nearest off road trails to Chicago?
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:46 PM   #22
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My wife has me occupied with her family durring the forth. I'm going to ride around lake MI this monday- wednesday, There are not a lot of close by places to go. Bong state park has a few trails that are almost always closed http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/ORG/land/...specific/bong/ so i strongly sugest calling before you go. Especially with all of the rain that WI has been getting.

Another thing that I have found is that if you look up member "CannonShot" he as pretty much outlined and mapped it all. And although i have not met him yet he seems pretty helpful.
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Old 06-13-2008, 06:21 AM   #23
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www.thumpertalk.com has a where to ride section in their forum. If your willing to head southwest or towards Indy, there is stuff out there. It's not close but it's legal.
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Old 06-13-2008, 07:00 AM   #24
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IF all goes according to plan, I will be picking up a new-to-me DR650 cremepuff tonight.

I will be ready to ride again, boys.
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Old 06-13-2008, 02:39 PM   #25
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IF all goes according to plan, I will be picking up a new-to-me DR650 cremepuff tonight.

I will be ready to ride again, boys.

stop by for brekfast at full moon on sunday morning. ....y2k
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Old 06-13-2008, 07:23 PM   #26
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stop by for brekfast at full moon on sunday morning. ....y2k
Martin, big test tomorrow morning, then I'm free!!! Still wanna do the saddlesore?
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Old 06-13-2008, 10:10 PM   #27
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Marle....,just let me know when,o BTW K75 on the road allready

still some work is needed to finish.this picture was taken after first 5 mile test run.still rest of the bike needs to be painted silver,i just instaled hard side cases and smal fairing.now the bike mach my cage .stop by Full Moon on sunday morning,brekfast on me.......y2k
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Old 06-21-2008, 11:04 AM   #28
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Who'd I see?

Thursday evening around 7pm, riding east on Dundee between Arlington Hgts and Buffalo Grove Rd? Pretty sure it was a GS.
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Old 06-26-2008, 08:42 AM   #29
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It wasn't me. But maybe it was the same GS with a top box that I saw the Monday morning before last zipping along the shoulder of the Ohio street exit ramp off the Kennedy while I was dutifully sitting in a line of cars on my yellow GS.
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Old 06-26-2008, 01:01 PM   #30
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Locals and local rides.

Been ridind a loop from the here to the translab and around the past few weeks.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=347404

Got back on Thursday night and Friday off the bike just felt wrong...so a fellow inmate and I headed out west in Wisconsin and did a bit of digging around. He did a write up on it...just thought you guys could wet your whistles a bit on it.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7262937#post7262937

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