|04-12-2009, 02:26 AM||#1|
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: The Dirty D
Wandering's of a Metro Detroiter
So begins the wandering's of a Metro Detroiter:
Yeah, Detroit is the suck, more so now than ever, but that is a topic for JoMomma, feel free to call me out. The following
are some of the parts that don't suck :)
I am a complete noob! As of today I am just shy of 1000 miles on a powered two wheeler. I must thank the all the good folks
here for hooking me up with advice and gear so I could get safe and take one worry off my mind. (NavRat, kixtand, Mike955i,
Drewman) Previous to a few weeks ago I had no motorcycle experience aside from the MSF class last summer, and big props for
my sister, of all people, to get me in the class. Thanks Kate, you have changed my life! I thought you didn't want to
do it by yourself but now I know you just wanna ride :)
I never thought about documenting my travels until today. I don't have shit for miles under my belt but I had the AHa moment
this morning, two million candle power halogen lit up my dusty and dark cavernous skull, and it became clear; this is why
folks do this, this is the deal. It was a two lane road I had traveled many times previous, and enjoyed, but never
experienced! Potholes, driveways, gritty bends, horses munching grass, fading barns, daffodil's, swimmin' holes, and the
list goes on... I am not porfessing zen master status, rather that I reached level one of two lane Nirvana. I can now begin
to understand the ride reports and journals posted here. CaveBiker's reports were enjoyable and fun and a great way to
explore from my La-Z Boy, but now I am starting to understand, I am starting to get it. I have some insight and look forward
to earning more. The quality RR's on here are endless but I am a simpleton and sucked into the flashy headlines, most
recently Coast to Coast, ChiTown's Poser's, and of course the ubiquitous Darth Peach. These have grabbed my attention and
spawned my desire to record my meager journey's. I must say The Darth Peach has been the most inspirational, not because she
is hottie in a helmet, but because she docu's her day to day travels with stellar photography and keen use of sparse prose,
the key being day to day, the enjoyment of riding and sharing. I probably won't ever be guilt of sparse or prose :) I only hope that I can take the time out of my 'life' to do
this; not get caught up in the day to day BS so that I can't find five minutes to take a pic. At some point I will be able to
take the long journey but for now it is baby steps, don't forget, total n00b. I have a long way to go before I can equal the
photographic skills and wordsmithiness of the folks here, but what I am offering is a glimpse into workings of a future ADV
sticker worthy rider.
Let's see how it goes:
Tribute shot for TDP
Now I know where all the Jam money went
Wish she would let me in
Let's try the end around
No luck there so this is the shot from outside the gate
Yep, that's a mountain round these parts
Went round the corner to see if I could find the back way in
Nothing doin' there either, what is this, a super secret alien test facility
For you Mulder-Scullyvites
My future ex-wife is sabotaging the radio disheseses and microwaverses
Probably not, just a Tilapia farm, err, I mean
Ok, on to better pasture's
Oops, not this way
Wondered what that looked like before the hack job
TDPTS (The Darth Peach Tribute Shot) these will be frequent cause she is the the bee's knee's, not that I am a stalker or anything
Any fisherman want to 'splain this to me? I fish flies only/no kill streams for trout and salmon but haven't heard a damn thing 'bout this, and it has been intact since '89
And sweeter patio
I could dig a front yard like this
Even has an upstream canoe ramp for wick'd trix
How rude of me, let me introduce myself, I'm Wooderson. I think this is how you do it here YFF's
And the joint I spent some fun filled summer's as a wee lad
Throttle on, but not full out yet, still a n00b
Hmm, which way now?
Too the coop, or...
Foregone conclusion. Nevermind the plate, it's part of the GS uniform And in true fashion, this is the best pretzel this side of Reutlingen, my Oma's hometown!
Bag of goodies and nowhere to be, wonder what time it is?
While in town I might as well get a phototag pic for the future
Gotta roll, chicken dinner is at six. Wait, what, is that actual green stuff?!
I think it is
And there is more
Got's to get though, dinner is calling
Seeing the green fields on the GS brought me much
Hammered home but took a little detour to see if this place had sold yet
It is actually in the City, and could be your's for a cool 2M, at least that is what they were asking five years ago
Also come's with a house
If I had the coin I would buy it cause it is about 12.5 seconds away from the best road in the near metro area, especially if it is four a.m. and no one is out
Rolled up on my Sister's and BIL's place for the best chicken dinner ever (hint: spatchcocked bird and a foil brick make a good bird great) and arguably the cutest and bestest niece ever is waiting. If I remember correctly she was sayiing " Yo trike, I ain't your bitch no mo, I'm ATTGAT!"
And the parting shot
I look forward to keeping this up.
Have fun and FYYFF's!
Wooderson screwed with this post 04-12-2009 at 02:39 AM
|04-12-2009, 03:14 AM||#3|
Fuck Piece & Quiet
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Lake Maquarie, East Coast Australia
And the parting shot
Nice Ride for a beginner - enjoy! ! !
I know, itís not a KTM or a Beamer. . . . . . but aye, itís got two wheels & Iím goín
Out there somewhere!
|04-12-2009, 06:40 AM||#5|
Joined: Aug 2002
Location: Toronto, ON
I had relatives living around where you live and as much as Detroit decay is rather sad, we did get to explore and discover very scenic areas, there's lots of nice riding around there, as you've shown us, thanks for the report and pics
ADV decals, patches & flag? Here
|04-12-2009, 07:07 AM||#6|
EX Bus Hijacker
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: The land of Red or Green "Good N U"
My old stomping grounds. I think I recognized Huron River Drive and North Territorial Road.
I see a ride to Irish Hills in your near future. Enjoy the bike and the rides to come.
You are one of us now...
|04-12-2009, 08:30 AM||#9|
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: The Dirty D
All, thanks for the encouragement, now I just have to figure out where to go today besides the fill'em up pump.
Oh yeah, Happy Easter (closest thing I could find to a bunny emoticon:)
|04-12-2009, 10:20 AM||#10|
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Nor Cal
cool pics Wooderson, thanks for sharing.
I grew up in Birmingham, but left over 20 years ago. Still cheer for my Lions though....
|04-12-2009, 02:16 PM||#12|
RT vet, GS nOOb
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
You were right in my back yard! I'm right on the border of Scio Twp and Ann Arbor. Shoot me a PM next time you wanna ride...always interested in meeting a fellow GS'er in SE Michigan!
|04-12-2009, 02:48 PM||#13|
Joined: May 2007
Wow I was just riding around there a few years ago. With a GS you ought to do a round trip around the lower penn.! Nice curvy roads along the shore. Great RR! Thanks for the pix! Fingers are crossed here in Germany for a quick recovery in Michigan.
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|04-12-2009, 04:41 PM||#14|
Joined: Aug 2006
Two years ago I was living in Waterloo twp, a bit west of your pix. The entire area North of US12 to I69 from US23 to oh...US27 is some great riding.
Hook up with the BMWTCD, good people. Wher you livin'? Looks like Dearborn. Maybe?
Enjoy your GS, they're great bikes. Be SAFE, bro.
This is two hours from me now
Illegitimi non carborundum
I am not snoring. It's my jake brake trying to slow down a run-a-way dream.
Not necessarily stoned, but beautiful.... - Jimi Hendrix
|04-12-2009, 07:31 PM||#15|
Mo 2 C
Joined: Jan 2006
Nice write up. Thanks for sharing it.
Caution about those rides in the country....it all starts with a ride in the country..then across the state..across the country and then who knows where it will end ...
+ on the BMWTCD. You can check them out on the web or come to a Sunday breakfast. Next week's breakfast is at the Masonic Hall in Pinckney. There are some nice wooded and dirt routes to Pinckney.
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