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Old 10-27-2011, 11:03 PM   #76
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What a great trip so far.

And we're only halfway done.
I've really enjoyed this and hope you finish it, from what I hear there is much more to come. I've got a KLR and so am really glad to see this being done on one. I got to your report from Canon's, I think this might be my ride next summer (sadly riding season is about to turn into snow season). Hope all is well and you are able to finish the report.
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:02 AM   #77
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Great report so far.
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:26 AM   #78
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Hope all is well with you guys! Been waiting a long time for this one to continue...........we look forward to the rest of the trip. Thanks for getting us this far!
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:26 AM   #79
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I am still doing good, and MeanStreaker is as well. They had the little one, and he has been keeping them busy to say the least. A couple weekends back he and I got a chance to dissapear into the eastern Ohio woods for some campfire time with friends and he let slip he has finished re-sizing the remaining photos from the trip. With any luck he might finish this report out afterall. In the mean time I know my wife is still waiting.

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Old 01-31-2012, 11:27 AM   #80
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Hey everyone, sorry for the looooong delay. I've been too busy getting peed on to even log in to ADVRider. I get to sneak some ride reports on the tablet during late night rocking, but that's about it.

I WILL finish this RR, and hope to do so in the next couple weeks now that I'm finally getting all the admin stuff squared away (resizing, naming, uploading, etc).

I'll tell you this, with it being almost 60 degrees here today, being out on the KLR for a rather long lunchtime joy ride, and re-reading this and seeing you nice folks comment on our trip... I'm really itching to get back out there for some saddle time.

But I have to admit nothing is better than being a Dad...

Meet Parker Loy:









More to come from the UPAT soon! Thanks for wanting to read!
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Old 01-31-2012, 01:46 PM   #81
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Old 01-31-2012, 01:48 PM   #82
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Old 01-31-2012, 01:52 PM   #83
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Excellent, he'll be riding before you know it.
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Old 01-31-2012, 04:39 PM   #84
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Congrats on the new guy. Babies are great. So innocent, so helpless, they smell so good and they love you unconditionally...






And then they ruin it by growing into teenagers



Trust me. I know what I'm talking about. I've set seven of 'em loose in the world..Well, six. One's still at the house, causing headaches and heartburn.
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:54 PM   #85
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great ride report. congrats on the kid! great name, i named my son Parker as well.
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:57 PM   #86
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Just wanted to say that I enjoyed the RR...while it lasted

I totally understand how having kids can interrupt life...in a good way...and that posting a RR can be time consuming. A small group of us are planning on doing a version of this trip, also on big bikes, in a few weeks. Not sure if anyone will have time to post a RR though since we all have at least two kids
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:29 PM   #87
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wow beauteefull Momma and Baby pic.. enjoy it while you can.. one day I woke up .... and my boys were married!
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:21 AM   #88
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Thanks to everyone for still saying you enjoy this RR, even though I had to abandon it long ago.

It is amazing how fast time flies. It seems like just yesterday DryFire and I were tearing up these trails. It's still the best trip I've ever taken.

The little guy is 18 months old now and doing great... running and climbing all over the place. We recently moved to five acres outside city limits, so he'll have some room for a little dirtbike trail.

I have the rest of our UPAT pictures re-sized, so I think I'm going to dust this report off. I'll probably just post a bunch of pics in chronological order without much commentary, for fear of leaving this hanging again.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:50 AM   #89
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Day 4 - July 29 - High Rock Bay, MI to Iron River, MI

Good morning from High Rock Bay!






DryFire and I awoke refreshed from the most beautiful campsite I've ever enjoyed...



packed everything up, and headed back back towards Copper Harbor for breakfast.



But First, we had to check out the Rocket Range that was just a stone's throw from where we laid our heads.

Unfortunately the bugs were so incredibly terrible I didn't take many pictures. We had a very quick look around and jetted out of there.





Back in civilization.

Ironically we sat near the two riders that told us the camping prices at the park before we decided to bushwhack it into the (dark) unknown.






We discussed at breakfast how we're way behind schedule. A decision is made to veer off Cannon's route for the first real time and burn up some miles. At least the pavement coming out of Copper Harbor is beautiful, and twisty.









All the while, I made sure to carry out my trash from last night's campsite.



Motoring on, we came to the quaint town of Calumet.







Definitely roads worthy of Thumpers.



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Old 05-23-2013, 08:04 AM   #90
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After high tailing it slab-like for awhile we veered back onto the UPAT, hungry for dirt and vistas.









Tim gets stung!!!













That brings us to a tourist stop at the Quincy Mine and Hoist Natl Historic Park just north of Hancock.















We take a look around, each buy a precious piece of copper for our respective Mrs's.... and head into town.

The Lift Bridge connecting Hancock and Houghton was really neat to watch.







We were lucky enough to see it in action so a ship could pass under.












Time to get out of town.


















































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