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Old 05-26-2011, 02:12 AM   #241
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Less than a month and 5 of us will be doing this

Thanks Cannon!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:08 PM   #242
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For the last hour I sat and read this whole thing, all 17 pages.
I lived and spent some time at Raco, back in the day when it was operational, towards the last. I have seen part of the facility below ground.
I also spent some time, more than a little, at Kincheloe when it was busy with the B-52's and F-4's, then the FB-111's.
Seeing all those places you posted was like a dream. I would like to, before I leave this rock, go back to the UP and wander around on my dual sport.
That was an amazing time.

Thank you for the trip back-----
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Old 05-29-2011, 01:01 PM   #243
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Excellent!! The descriptive detail and great photography were brilliant. Great job!!
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Old 05-29-2011, 05:18 PM   #244
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Less than a month and 5 of us will be doing this

Thanks Cannon!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A group ride - mega-fun! Hope you guys have a great time. Looking forward to hearing about it when you are done!

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For the last hour I sat and read this whole thing, all 17 pages.
I lived and spent some time at Raco, back in the day when it was operational, towards the last. I have seen part of the facility below ground.
I also spent some time, more than a little, at Kincheloe when it was busy with the B-52's and F-4's, then the FB-111's.
Seeing all those places you posted was like a dream. I would like to, before I leave this rock, go back to the UP and wander around on my dual sport.
That was an amazing time.

Thank you for the trip back-----
Seems like it was not that long ago that a couple of those bases were still operational. I'm glad that this brought back some pleasant memories for you. Hope you get the chance visit some of those places sometime soon.

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Excellent!! The descriptive detail and great photography were brilliant. Great job!!
Thanks. This is a ride well worth traveling some distance to get to. The UP is a real treasure. Probably my favorite place for dual sporting.
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Old 06-11-2011, 09:50 PM   #245
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Just got back from doing the eastern half in a CCW direction. Started in St. Ignace. First day was just over 200 miles to travel from St. Ignace to Munising. Second day was about 190 miles from Munising to Manistique, and the third day was about 130 miles from Manistique back to St. Ignace. It was a great ride. As usual in the UP, the weather was all over the map: on day one we went from 85 degrees to 45 in about 2 hours as a big cold front and some violent storms rolled in off Lake Superior. Lucky we happened to be at Rainbow Lodge when it hit, and were able to take shelter there. After the storm passed we rode on to Grand Maris where we gassed up. While we were getting gas and taking a break it went form sunny and 70 to a cold foggy mist and 45 in about 15 minutes! H58 to Munising is a beautiful ride when you can see it! We were all frozen by the time we got to Munising, and got a room at the Days Inn because they have a sauna and a hot tub to warm up in. The section from Munising to Gwinn the next day was probably the most interesting of the ride. Very diverse terrain, lots of water crossings, and history lessons along the way. Gwinn to Manistique is pretty farm land,a nd a very easy ride once you get past some sandy stuff just outside of Gwinn. Great ride. Thanks for the Tracks!
Glad you had a great ride. Thanks for sharing some of your experience so others can benefit from it as well.
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Old 06-13-2011, 01:13 PM   #246
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Great report. I spent a week in the UP last summer and it is even more beautiful in person.

I'll definitely be going back soon.
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Old 06-13-2011, 06:09 PM   #247
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Day 1, U.P Craft Beer Pup Loop or 3 KTM's 1 Berg, 1 Honda, 1 Zuke go around the U.P.

Spot Track Day 1
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Old 06-13-2011, 06:16 PM   #248
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That track looks like it ends at the Lake Superior Brewing Company in Grand Marais. Glad you guys are having fun!
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Old 06-14-2011, 06:47 PM   #249
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You da man Eddie....................Kevin still riding that Honda

Have a blast guys, we are hot on your tails for our ride in August.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:03 PM   #250
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Day 1, U.P Craft Beer Pup Loop or 3 KTM's 1 Berg, 1 Honda, 1 Zuke go around the U.P.

Spot Track Day 3

Long Day!
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:05 AM   #251
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:12 AM   #252
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I am looking at doing this trail sometime this summer. Might end up doing it solo but if some one wants a local guide I would be happy to help out.
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Old 06-17-2011, 05:59 PM   #253
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Old 06-19-2011, 02:52 PM   #254
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Just got home from riding it with the wife. What a trip... 8 days out on the track. I loved it... the wife loved, well, most of it... She was very slow through some of the rougher stuff which put us a bit behind every day... then it was asphalt to the day's destination. She destroyed her front tire on the next to last day and didn't ride after that. I rode Gwinn to Presque Isle the last day and it was OUTSTANDING!

Thanks again Cannon for all your hard work... it was nice to haul the wife along on a planned route...even with the pavement we had to ride to get to the motels, I still loved every second UP there.

Check the UP photo tag... it's one of the pic stops off the route..
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:33 PM   #255
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Just got home from riding it with the wife. What a trip... 8 days out on the track. I loved it... the wife loved, well, most of it... She was very slow through some of the rougher stuff which put us a bit behind every day... then it was asphalt to the day's destination. She destroyed her front tire on the next to last day and didn't ride after that. I rode Gwinn to Presque Isle the last day and it was OUTSTANDING!

Thanks again Cannon for all your hard work... it was nice to haul the wife along on a planned route...even with the pavement we had to ride to get to the motels, I still loved every second UP there.

Check the UP photo tag... it's one of the pic stops off the route..
I'm glad you got to enjoy the route with your wife. I'm hoping she enjoyed it as much as you did. I too like that stetch you rode on the last day - some really nice stuff there. Now you can makes plans to knock of the Wisconsin-Michigan Adventure Trail.
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