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Old 07-23-2011, 10:35 AM   #3
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Day 2

Yes, its raining........all day it rained.......from Marquette, we made our way over to L'anse, down in the Baraga Plains and then up to Houghton Hancock. From there, all the way up to Copper Harbor. Long fucking day. But Epic........this was my most favorite day with some of the best combination of trails and scenery.

Out of Marquette was some wide open dirt....


Ran across a grader which made for an interesting surface.......


Who's having fun haulin ass......


This guy!!


After the wide open stuff, things got a little tighter.....and funner.....


Things started to get a little wetter.......
“Has anyone seen my contact???”


We came across this lake and slate area......



We've landed on the moon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Wade was not a fan of the slate.......VERY SLIPPERY WHEN WET.


Leaving the slate area, things got a little soggy......


Then, the beaver dam......


Big credit to Juan, who apparently is very familiar with beavers, who asked “is this the way”. I replied “yup”. He then put his googles on and went for it......




Lots 'o bridges


Which led us into L'anse for lunch.....where else would you stop but.....


After some lunch, and some gas.........


We headed back out.............in the pouring rain. Out of L'anse was awsome stuff leading out into the plains......

Movin at a good pace, until this guy face plants smack dab in a huge mud puddle...


Something doesnt feel right.......LOL


Some quick wrenchin gets us back on board....


Remember the guy that just crashed (me).....yup, 5 mins later


Hey Juan, what did you think of the crash??????


This is a man who desperately needs a Monster.......


Out of the good ORV/Snomo stuff and on to some fantastic open roads.....



this is starting to become a common theme on this trip. I couldnt tell you how many trees we went around......


I LIKE TURTLES


You know who else likes turtles????? Captain F'n America like turtles!!!!!!!



After some great dirt roads, we slab it up into Houghton............


A short run up the shoreline and found this landmark.....



Looking towards the lake


More slab took us north towards the very tip of the peninsula.........then we finally hit some dirt again.........



A river




Stopped here
for gas

Found this old bridge with holes in it.......I took the Juan approach...”is this the way”...”yup”......”braaaaaaap”.


By the time we all crossed, a new hole was in the brige.....we almost lost Juan......


Then guess what........yup, it started raining again.....hard. We hit awsome rocky stuff that twisted around elevation changes. I forgot I was in MI.........seriously. Unfortunately because of the rain, we have no pics......

Popped out of the fun stuff and had this view of everything we had just ridden through...



Rolled into Copper Harbor and stopped for dinner at some very nice place. No clue what the name was …......it was still fucking raining......


We had full intentions on hauling it all the way back to Houghton after dinner........mind you, its raining and about 55 degrees outside.........

Guess what happened next...............






Manager offered us a cabin for $100 the night.......ummmm, sold. Had an awsome dinner and a lot of beers and then rolled the bikes over to our cabin for the night......





So Copper Harbor.....no cell service and one payphone in the town........
Juan was pissed about no international calls...............


Does this bike make my butt look big????
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