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Old 03-29-2011, 04:53 PM   #16
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Wooohooo... just found out that G'ma wants the boy for a week in June.. The wife and I have 8 days to ride the whole thing, and she's stoked to see all the eastern stuff.

I was planning the big bike route only for her, but I'm not sure what I'm gonna ride. Husky 610 or the KTM990R.... hmm... I don't wanna do the go-arounds. Most of them don't appear to be that long.... and it gives my wife a chance to dawdle and me a chance to ride my pace. I know the KTM will be a handful, but.... Cannon?
Take the 990. You can always hand pick go-arounds if you don't like something. Or take them both, ride the TE east and the 990 west switching halfway through.
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Old 05-05-2011, 05:02 PM   #17
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Cannon,

Planning this ride in June.... all the planning is going on now! Thinking of starting in Manitowish Waters WI, then riding clockwise to Copper Harbor.. etc. I have 9 days to ride it all..... and I'm planning 2 down days (TBD by gettrette... probably Grand Marais and Copper Harbor). I'll send you the final plans...

Thanks again for all your work on these tracks... I know with you, it's a labor of love...
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Old 05-05-2011, 05:33 PM   #18
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Cannon,

Planning this ride in June.... all the planning is going on now! Thinking of starting in Manitowish Waters WI, then riding clockwise to Copper Harbor.. etc. I have 9 days to ride it all..... and I'm planning 2 down days (TBD by gettrette... probably Grand Marais and Copper Harbor). I'll send you the final plans...

Thanks again for all your work on these tracks... I know with you, it's a labor of love...

Sounds like you have a great trip planned. Plenty of time to relax and look around while minimizing the hardships on the missus. You might run into some others on the trail during that time as well.
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:24 PM   #19
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UPAT - Good stuff!

After a weekend of singletracking at Tomohawk (Wolverine) - I set off on the UPAT solo. Crossing the bridge was a bit hairy. Due to construction - I had to ride on the metal grate for quite a distance. Yikes!

Once in the UP I was a little bored at first by a few roads with one turn every 5 miles. But that didn't last long and was well worth the wait!

The ride had everything sand, road, woods, sand, scenery, sand, lighthouses. Did I mention sand? This was the first time I've ridden my 990 on sand and did I learn a lot. Gas it and lean back.

Since I only had limited time I cut the loop in half at Gwinn and made it back to Wolverine in one (long) day. Loaded up the trailer and headed back south to home in Indiana.

Thanks Cannonshot! The route information was flawless. And yeah - you warned me about the saaaaand.
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Old 06-10-2011, 08:25 PM   #20
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Starting tomorrow.... Marenisco to Copper Harbor!
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:22 AM   #21
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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! RR over at drriders.com: http://drriders.com/topic1532.html
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Old 08-04-2011, 10:38 PM   #22
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Graywolf and I leave on Saturday (8/6/11) for this trip. Can't wait to get on the bike and take off for 9 days with nothing to think about but riding.

Thanks for the route Cannonshot!

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Old 08-05-2011, 09:05 PM   #23
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I can't say enough about these routes. Thinking back, some of my most memorable riding has been following Bryan around on and off parts of this upper peninsula adventure trail. If you want a great vacation, get off the beaten track and follow these routes.
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:07 AM   #24
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Graywolf and did all but track 2 this past week. Everything was great, except I wasn't prepared for how much sand there would be. It was definitely a weak point in my riding skillset.

Thanks for providing a great route set that was easy to follow and obstacle free.

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Old 03-04-2013, 04:05 PM   #25
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I can post GPX to ADV again so here is the file.

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Both DS and big bike go-arounds.
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:06 PM   #26
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:07 PM   #27
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:08 PM   #28
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UPAT 4WD version.

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Old 04-17-2013, 06:35 AM   #29
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What is the 4x4 route like? How challenging are the trickier sections? Is a lifted truck needed or would a stock Wrangler with decent offroad (Goodyear Duratracs) tires be okay?
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What is the 4x4 route like? How challenging are the trickier sections? Is a lifted truck needed or would a stock Wrangler with decent offroad (Goodyear Duratracs) tires be okay?
Stock Wrangler with tires would probably be fine.
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