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Old 10-18-2013, 12:10 PM   #6076
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Well, I ain't no snob! Then again I don't have to ride a cruiser



I got out for a ride today to try out some of the seasonal roads in Allegan east of M40 as I usually stick to the area west of it.

First you need the appropriate ride tunes. Being a huge CCR/Fogerty fan I picked up John's new album when it first came out. This one is probably my favorite so far:
I was listening to a webinar, ready to either fall asleep or cut my veins, I found your post and just played the song over the speaker's voice and it freaking rocked, thanks for that!
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:19 PM   #6077
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Well, I ain't no snob! Then again I don't have to ride a cruiser



I got out for a ride today to try out some of the seasonal roads in Allegan east of M40 as I usually stick to the area west of it.

Started with breakfast at Rock Island, but I didn't get a chance to take a picture of my food before I ate it

I was prepared for some sand as I had ridden a little bit of this with oldmanron a few years back but holy crap. If you are looking to test your sand mettle or try out that new Kenda Trackmaster on your orange 2 smoker take 132nd east out of Hamilton. You will soon have all the sand you can eat.

With the last 3 days of rain I had a brown pudding roost flying out from behind the bike...not me Seriously though, I was keeping it pretty cool because I was alone, but I'd be cruising along at about 25 and hit the throttle to get through a particularly rutted, loose sand section and all I'd get is wheel spin and a roost that looked like the output of your snowblower when you hit the end of the driveway,

I intended to show it on google maps here, but google doesn't even show 132nd as a road that goes through in that area.

From there I took 127th east and ended up outside of Hopkins. This road was awesome this time of year. It's all graded/maintained hard pack so it's fine for you GS/Strom riders, but there are just enough elevation changes to let you see the countryside around you. With the old farms, grassy meadows and fall colors it was incredible.

I also found Sandy Pines. I couldn't pay close attention because I was coming through a paved corner on 14 psi so my attention was elsewhere, but I'd swear I saw a two story trailer in there. I was thinking:


Actually the roads around there are pretty good too. There's not much of it, but it's twisty

A good morning all in all.
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:26 PM   #6078
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I was listening to a webinar, ready to either fall asleep or cut my veins, I found your post and just played the song over the speaker's voice and it freaking rocked, thanks for that!
NP man! I listened to an NPR interview (Terri Gross?) with Dave Grohl about recording with Fogerty. He said Fogerty's monitor amp was loud it just about melted his face off
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:29 PM   #6079
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Lol, I see you've been here before. It's not for the timid, slick tired or heavy....bikes that is

Mind sharing that GPX file?
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:06 PM   #6080
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Lol, I see you've been here before. It's not for the timid, slick tired or heavy....bikes that is
When are we going out again?
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:44 PM   #6081
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When are we going out again?
I can go either Wednesday or Thursday next week.

Either Allegan again or we can hit Yankee Springs. I've actually been wanting to hit the Muskegon area too, but I would probably trailer if we go up there.

Lemme know.
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Old 10-19-2013, 04:43 AM   #6082
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Hey Than, you happy with that tail light? What brand did you get?
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Old 10-19-2013, 04:56 AM   #6083
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Hey Than, you happy with that tail light? What brand did you get?
I am happy with the brake, tail and license plate light. It has integrated turn signals too which aren't very bright though.

I bought it on eBay. Here's the same one from a different seller.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcycle-L...-/131023565273
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Old 10-19-2013, 05:42 AM   #6084
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When are we going out again?

I certainly HOPE you are referring to a bike ride!!
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:30 AM   #6085
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I certainly HOPE you are referring to a bike ride!!
We're very close
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:13 AM   #6086
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We're very close
Awwwww
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:19 AM   #6087
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I can go either Wednesday or Thursday next week.

Either Allegan again or we can hit Yankee Springs. I've actually been wanting to hit the Muskegon area too, but I would probably trailer if we go up there.

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Old 10-19-2013, 08:39 AM   #6088
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:25 AM   #6089
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I can't get over this site of Crazy Frank.
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If only everyone could see what he just came out of!
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Old 10-19-2013, 01:11 PM   #6090
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We don't call him Crazy Frank for nothing
Yeah, you ever take a close look at Frank's left handlebar control switch??


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