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Old 05-08-2013, 06:54 PM   #16
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Any recommendations for someone on a big bike who likes riding on sand? Planning on being up there about two weeks from now. I already have something resembling a plan, but wouldn't mind some tips or suggestions of good food, routes, whatever. I should note I have been to the UP twice but didn't have the time to do much exploring or see as much as I'd like so I told myself I'd come back and do that. Well this is the trip to go back and explore.
Upper Peninsula Adventure Trail



Western UP History Tour



Routes based out of Eagle River

Iron County History Tour

Segments from the Lake Superior Loop



I've got more, but this should hold you for a while.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:34 PM   #17
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Sort of I'm not really a gps user, I can look at those but don't have anything to load those into. I don't even think I have a program to view gps files.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:02 PM   #18
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Sort of I'm not really a gps user, I can look at those but don't have anything to load those into. I don't even think I have a program to view gps files.
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There are other products on the web that allow you to view GPX files.

I usually include map segments in the ride report so you can see what path I am following and where the waypoints are. You can transfer that to a paper map if that is what you prefer. Scan through the reports to get an idea of the mapshots that are in there.

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Old 06-21-2013, 09:29 PM   #19
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The final plan, until we change it...

Wife and I will be riding a clockwise route around Lake Michigan next week on some of Cannontracks big bike routes. Always happy to link up with other riders along the way to get local info on the best roads, trails, pubs, eateries, attractions and campgrounds.

Sunday: Indy through Chicago along the coast to somewhere near Milwaukee
Monday: Door county all day until we find a campground
Tuesday: make our way to Munising for a sunset tour of the rocks
Wednesday: head East until we find a place to camp somewhere in the UP
Thursday: make our way to traverse city
Friday: South along the East coast of LM to West Olive
Sat: Beach and libations

Let me know if your going to be in the area or have any reccomendations for spots not to miss along the way.
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:46 PM   #20
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Enjoy the ride!
I rode to Ludington and caught the Badger across to Wisconsin, and rode up through green bay, across the Mackinac bridge and back home last year. I want to make my way up to copper harbor and continue into Canada this year.
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Old 06-22-2013, 05:50 AM   #21
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When you get south of the bridge try and go this way:

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Old 06-22-2013, 09:17 AM   #22
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You'll be glad you did. I had a lot of fun on that road.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:11 AM   #23
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Thanks for the info

We originally planned on starting on the East side and taking the ferry across to skip Chicago but it would up costing too much time so we will just ride the coastline through the bad place as quick as possible.

We had already planed on riding the entire East coast as we head south from bridge on our way to Traverse City. Lots of folks have recommended that route and we are looking forward to it.
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Thanks for the info

We originally planned on starting on the East side and taking the ferry across to skip Chicago but it would up costing too much time so we will just ride the coastline through the bad place as quick as possible.

We had already planed on riding the entire East coast as we head south from bridge on our way to Traverse City. Lots of folks have recommended that route and we are looking forward to it.
Sounds like a fun trip. I'm in Traverse City if you need anything or want to meet up possibly.
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:27 PM   #25
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Take H58 out of Munising all the way to muskallonge lake,it's not that bad do it all the time on my Buell 2 up,then H37 south towards Newberry,when you hit M-123 turn left towards Taquamenon falls/paradise,follow M-123 out of Paradise about 7 miles and turn left on Curly Lewis hwy (lake shore drive) runs right along the lake with plenty of pull offs,you may have the beach to yourself unless it's really hot out,go ahead jump in the waters always warm.
The state has 3 campgrounds on lake shore rd, Bay View,Monocle Lake and Brimley.
What others have said about M-119 tunnel of trees,yes it is a nice little road.
I'l keep an eye out for you,work is slow in the summer for me,plenty of free time
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