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Old 10-08-2010, 05:38 AM   #76
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Going up north all of next week Khan so probably will just take a road bike ride around here today.
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Old 10-08-2010, 05:56 PM   #77
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I took the new DR for a spin today. I followed the Thornapple River from Caledonia to Middleville to Hastings. I went south of Hastings and then west on any unpaved road I could find and ended up in the Gun Lake area. There is alot of good riding in this area. There are lakes all over the place so the roads are seldom straight and boring. Lots of gravel to explore. It reminds me a little of West Virgina with all the trashy mobile homes and junk cars lying around. I rode up to Wayland over to Dorr and into Byron mostly on gravel farm roads. 130 miles total and my ass didn't get sore with the stock seat. Indian summer was in full force today, sunny and warm. A good day to be unemployed. Fun!
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Old 10-10-2010, 05:49 PM   #78
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Went to da UP for the weekend w/ the wife. Those seasonal roads were fun when I had time ; saw a LOT of dual-sporters south of Grayling who get together around this time annually. They had me wishing something a little lighter like a DR.
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Old 10-11-2010, 06:49 AM   #79
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might go north in two week
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Old 10-12-2010, 10:05 PM   #80
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might go north in two week


Really? I would love to tag along if you were so inclined to have company? We could maybe get everybody together and make it happen?


Have to replace the clutch in my DR this week. Allegedly it was new this summer when I bought the bike.... So it goes..
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Old 10-16-2010, 05:05 PM   #81
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ok thinking tin cup. or???
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be a man dodge tree bark!

We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating; the GS handles in ways a two-story building was never meant to.

Taking collections for Faye Butler Training please spare some change.

www.kmotorwerks.com

Remember red and yellow make orange.so to think orange is better means you have to use two steps to get there.
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Old 10-17-2010, 03:44 PM   #82
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I mostly ride dual sport these days, live in Cadillac.

Have lots of bikes, DR650SE, XR650L, DRZ400E, and many smaller.

Anyone doing any of the big rides - TAT, TWVT, TNJT, TET, CDR, AK - been there done that so I might be able to help you.

For ideas on some area dual sport riding, look at Cannonshots WI/MI loop.... it has connectors to both of the ferries at Ludington and Muskegon. From there goes up to the bridge, across da UP eh, down Wisconsin.

Also look at Great Lakes Dual Sport riders web site.

I do know lots of stuff around here... used to ride lots of single track.... know many of the old tracks/roads around here.
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Old 10-19-2010, 05:18 PM   #83
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Thanks for the tip Exoff-Roadgoat. I've been having some fun north of Gull Lake. I'll have to bring the fishing pole one of these rides to try out the lakes.

Here's a couple autumn pics the wife & I snapped.


Where this seasonal road led to...
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Old 10-19-2010, 05:24 PM   #84
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heading for mcct m55 trail sunday.

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be a man dodge tree bark!

We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating; the GS handles in ways a two-story building was never meant to.

Taking collections for Faye Butler Training please spare some change.

www.kmotorwerks.com

Remember red and yellow make orange.so to think orange is better means you have to use two steps to get there.
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Old 10-21-2010, 02:20 PM   #85
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No time for fun this weekend. Maybe next.
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Old 10-22-2010, 09:40 PM   #86
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you c@ll it.
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We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating; the GS handles in ways a two-story building was never meant to.

Taking collections for Faye Butler Training please spare some change.

www.kmotorwerks.com

Remember red and yellow make orange.so to think orange is better means you have to use two steps to get there.
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Old 10-23-2010, 07:00 AM   #87
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I'm good for this coming weekend. Can we get a group?
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Old 10-23-2010, 11:54 AM   #88
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Fellers, I can't make it. I have a shed to move, two actually, and a climbing trip to squeeze in before the snow flies.... hey, where did the summer go?

I had wanted to. Ugh.
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Old 10-25-2010, 02:26 PM   #89
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Fellers, I can't make it. I have a shed to move, two actually, and a climbing trip to squeeze in before the snow flies.... hey, where did the summer go?

I had wanted to. Ugh.
dump the climbing trip .. bring your better .5 & bu$ ..

ok where & when gentlemen?
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racing is not real till your fighting for the line into the next blind corner,real roads, real trees, real fast, real men rally.

be a man dodge tree bark!

We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating; the GS handles in ways a two-story building was never meant to.

Taking collections for Faye Butler Training please spare some change.

www.kmotorwerks.com

Remember red and yellow make orange.so to think orange is better means you have to use two steps to get there.
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Old 10-25-2010, 04:51 PM   #90
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...8#post14337018
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be a man dodge tree bark!

We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating; the GS handles in ways a two-story building was never meant to.

Taking collections for Faye Butler Training please spare some change.

www.kmotorwerks.com

Remember red and yellow make orange.so to think orange is better means you have to use two steps to get there.
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