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Old 07-02-2012, 10:31 PM   #7216
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I found a really neat road today.


After riding it for a while I ran into this trail.....nice surprise.



Followed it for a long way....it got me down a couple times.



I rode it for quite a while and came out to this sign.




Sand sucks........but there is so much legal off road riding here in Michigan compared to Indiana it is welcomed
They can ride dirtbikes non plated as long as they have an orv sticker. I was just up there last weekend.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:36 AM   #7217
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anyone that wants to view our tracks from the night ride can do so here...

open the 2nd post as it has both sections, the first post only has one section..

http://www.gpsxchange.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=3962
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:39 AM   #7218
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yeah you need to join gpsxchange and upload 1 file before you can view/download.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:45 AM   #7219
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Last call for anyone who knows the location of the old Naanes MX 63 near Poland, IN. I haven't been there in fourty years and plan to go look for it Wednesday.

when/where are you leaving from? May be interested in joining in...
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:47 AM   #7220
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Hoosier gets to ride in California for a day!

Recently I learned that I would be traveling to California for work. Due to the lack of flights available to the San Jose area at the time I would be arriving on a Monday around 9AM CA time with the remainder of the day free. My wife suggests site seeing, but I wanted no part of driving a compact rental car around by myself looking at the ocean and mountains… but, if I were on a motorcycle…
So, I checked a few websites looking for a motorcycle to rent for the day. There were tons of places offering Harleys for rent, but not much beyond that. Everything was approx. $150/day plus around $2k damage deposits, plus etc….
Then, my next thought was ADVrider! I posted on the West Region my situation and where I’d be on what day. Within a couple of days, I had an offer! jraugie1 offered his loaded DRZ400S for the day, GPS included! A few PMs back and forth and I was set!
Following is what was waiting on my when I pulled into his driveway.



How cool is that? Jim had his DRZ gassed and ready to go for me! A few co-workers thought I was nuts and may never return from the mountains after going to meet someone online I’d never met. They obviously aren’t familiar with advrider.com!
After talking to Jim for a short bit and him giving me some pointers on where I may want to go I was off and running! In the redwood mountain forests of California on a DRZ400S! Again, how cool is that?
The road I began on was a very tight twisty road.


I headed west with the intent of hitting mountain roads and eventually finding the Pacific Ocean. Even with Jim’s directions, maps onboard and a GPS under my nose, I still managed to veer off the course I had initially planned…but I was riding a cycle in the mountains, who cares? I was on roads like these a lot of the way.





Eventually, I stumbled across Alice’s Restaurant. According to Jim, this is a popular spot for bikes on the weekends. I was there on a Monday afternoon wanting to ride not eat, so I snapped a picture and continued on towards the ocean.

On the way to the ocean, I saw a few more scenic views.




Finally, there it was the Pacific Ocean. This was about way between San Francisco and Santa Cruz where Highway 84 meets Highway 1. Highway 1 runs right along the ocean, so I followed it into Santa Cruz.





After following Highway 1 into Santa Cruz, I meandered my way back to return the bike…
Thanks, again to jraugie1 who showed a ton of generosity to a guy from Indiana that he’d never met before. Definitely one of the best rides of my life … so far.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:36 PM   #7221
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HOW COOL IS THAT!!!!!
You want a DRZ now dontcha. DONTCHA!!
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:47 PM   #7222
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HOW COOL IS THAT!!!!!
You want a DRZ now dontcha. DONTCHA!!
I want alot of things....

The DRZ was the perfect bike for the day. It is a fun bike. Maybe light for the open highway and heavy for tight woods, but definitely a fun bike that can do it all well.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:49 PM   #7223
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I want alot of things....
Well quit telling her you want and tell her you NEED!! A man has NEEDS!!!
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:49 PM   #7224
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Recently I learned that I would be traveling to California for work.
WOW what a great hook-up. I've ridden those same roads when going to the Moto GP race the first year it returned to the US. Fortunately I did it on my own bike and rode from Indy to California, which was awesome in it's self.


Thanks to the ADV community there is always an opportunity.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:25 PM   #7225
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Nice pix!

Thanks for the report Greg. My bike never looked better. Glad you enjoyed the trip and maybe we will see you again some day. Pay it forward. Cheers!
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:11 PM   #7226
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Ill tell you. The hospitality on this site is amazing. I got a flat over the weekend and post in west michigan thread on a good shop. Got several good answers and one of the guys even was going to give me a tire to get me home although it was a bit off size and what not. I ended up just getting a new rear from the bmw dealership $$$ because i wouldnt have made it to where he lived before filling it up 8 times.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:35 PM   #7227
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coordinates to my house are..

39*30'14.10 N
86*35'09.70 W

meeting here @ 10am
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:39 PM   #7228
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Do you have to join gpsxchange.com to see the route? I can't see any links.
oh damn my bad, i thought anyone could view the file... just not download until u join and upload a track.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:32 PM   #7229
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coordinates to my house are..

39*30'14.10 N
86*35'09.70 W

meeting here @ 10am
Ill post the coordinates to pickup the eggs later
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:11 AM   #7230
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Woodsrat and roaddad... Swapping lies.. lol..
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