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Old 06-01-2009, 07:05 PM   #151
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Great thread to ask this question, there are 4 of us from southern Indiana doing the TWAT at the end of the month. By looking at the map there are not many towns in the UP which is fine by me but how about gas stations say from Corucopia,WI to Mackinac?

Ok here is another (and don't laugh) we will be camping on most of the trip. Whats the chance of seeing any bears?
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:21 PM   #152
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Great thread to ask this question, there are 4 of us from southern Indiana doing the TWAT at the end of the month. By looking at the map there are not many towns in the UP which is fine by me but how about gas stations say from Corucopia,WI to Mackinac?

Ok here is another (and don't laugh) we will be camping on most of the trip. Whats the chance of seeing any bears?
If you want this track, let me know. It covers what you are after.

Wisconsin Michigan Dual Sport Adventure




Edit: Here is the answer about bears and other UP wildlife. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=140

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Old 06-01-2009, 07:25 PM   #153
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If you want this track, let me know. It covers what you are after.

[IMG]Wisconsin Michigan Dual Sport Adventure[/IMG]

Exactly what I want I'll PM my Email to you
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Old 06-02-2009, 05:23 AM   #154
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not a yooper, but my bro in law and I are riding through June 10th - about the 12th. We leave Chicago on the 10th, riding around the lake. We hope to cross into Canada and see Lake Superior, then back over the bridge and down the western side of MI. Any must see's or info we need trecking through the UP?

Check Cannon's rides, his Lake Michigan tour nails all the important stuff.

If you're crossing into Canada at Sault Ste. Marie, spend a day blasting around the Agawa Canyon. Fun roads and neat scenery.
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Old 06-02-2009, 06:15 AM   #155
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Check Cannon's rides, his Lake Michigan tour nails all the important stuff.

If you're crossing into Canada at Sault Ste. Marie, spend a day blasting around the Agawa Canyon. Fun roads and neat scenery.
Is there a road through Agawa Canyon or are you talking about the 17/129 loop?
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Old 06-02-2009, 06:59 AM   #156
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Is there a road through Agawa Canyon or are you talking about the 17/129 loop?

Beats me. I just pick out the squiggly lines on the map and head that way. It's always been fun.
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Lake Michigan Loop

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Old 06-02-2009, 09:06 AM   #158
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not a yooper, but my bro in law and I are riding through June 10th - about the 12th. We leave Chicago on the 10th, riding around the lake. We hope to cross into Canada and see Lake Superior, then back over the bridge and down the western side of MI. Any must see's or info we need trecking through the UP?
screw US 2. loop up H13 (or 77 ) to 28 then east to 123, then out to whitefish point to see this,

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then over to sault saint marie, then up to Wawa or Old Woman Bay (that stretch is one of the best sections along Lake Superior)
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:35 AM   #159
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screw US 2. loop up H13 (or 77 ) to 28 then east to 123, then out to whitefish point to see this . . .
+1 Lake Michigan loop track takes this in. Good stuff.

For the WMDSA, it is a different ride (on dirt) that tracks north of US 2.
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:43 AM   #160
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you would avoid Route 2 across the UP???
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you would avoid Route 2 across the UP???
I wouldn't avoid it. But if I was making a single loop, I'd choose some of the other options instead. US 2 is scenic.
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:48 AM   #162
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just follow your route? IS that the sugestion? We are leaving Chicago so it would be prtty easy to copy your trip. I may pm you on this. Interested in logging a few miles with us?
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just follow your route? IS that the sugestion? We are leaving Chicago so it would be prtty easy to copy your trip. I may pm you on this. Interested in logging a few miles with us?
In this case, I would recommend taking this route from Rapid River to Newberry. The rest of the tracks in the Lake Michigan loop file would serve you well. (I had a reason to go through Trenary when I did that trip. This route will give you a bit of US 2 while still getting you to the good stuff further north.) Of course, each to his own preferences. What one likes another may not.



Thanks for your offer to tag along for a bit! It would be nice to help out maybe by "guiding" you through the WI border to Green Bay stuff (just to save you the navigation) but I'll be in the UP riding dirt bikes with some guys during this period. Hope you have a wonderful ride and if you want the GPS files, send me an e-mail address and I'll send them right out.
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:08 PM   #164
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I wouldn't avoid it. But if I was making a single loop, I'd choose some of the other options instead. US 2 is scenic.
US-2 from the bridge to Manistique has "selective enforcement" of traffic laws during the summer. That means beaucoup cops and zero tolerance. This state of affairs came about because of the (relatively) heavy traffic and accident rates. I live in western MQT county and almost never take 2 when I go downstate. If you have the time, go north to Brimley and take Lakeshore/Curley Lewis Drive to 123 and 123 up to Paradise and around to Newberry. If you're not averse to gravel there are a lot of alternative routes.
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:11 AM   #165
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Beats me. I just pick out the squiggly lines on the map and head that way. It's always been fun.
Yeah, I think there is only train track through Agawa Canyon. 17 and 129 are great rides though. They go around the canyon.
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