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Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by Bonebag, Sep 14, 2009.
That's gonna be a good spot for some sponsor banners next year
We regrouped and kept on going.
"Wild Bill" in the foreground. Bill, you are a blast to ride w/ and your skills are amazing.
Jay (Druid) on his new 950 ADV
Dave (wisixfitty) Making sure I was going in the correct direction.
Jeff (zorchdog) He's always #1.
Then we found some mud, Perfect. The bike were all looking so clean....
Come on guys Don't be shy!!!
We then stopped in Grand Junction for a lunch at noon. After 2 hrs on the trail everyone was ready for some food.
I missed the lunch pics.
Soon after lunch the trail through the pines required more mud crossings. In my dust Jay missed slowing a bit for a puddle. He got a nice facial out of it.
Out in the bush we came across this huge 2.5 story rock stack. Must have been a large home here back in the day. Pretty cool.
At this point we had the first battery failure. Jay left his lights on and w/ no Kick start on the 950, you're out of luck.
I back tracked to find out what was going on and found Jeff had pulled his battery to jump Jay's bike. Bill stayed back to help too. About an hour later we were back at. Great job guys.
We all made it up to Pine Lake.
Sorry Jeff, No swimming this time.
Jay's bike stayed running to make sure his battery would charge back up, so to help it stay cool we headed out again.
Soon after, I see a bike in the bush after checking back for the gang.
I turn around to see what's up.
That's not the trail.....
I guess Jason didn't want to take the switchback. Gassed it to fly over the GAP, but only made it a few feet before getting caught up in the trees and wedged his F800GS in the stumps and limbs pretty good. Took 4 guys to pull it out.
We then realized he had a rear flat.
Limped it out to the pavement to find a nail. Jason took off for the Shell for air and head back to camp.
Soon after Jeff's battery died. Bill stayed w/ him and under Jeff's insistence we pressed on to meet back up at camp later on.
We enjoyed some more great 2-track and mud.
That's it and we took a great paved road back to camp. We headed out around 10am. Got back around 6pm.
I had a great day on the bike, we a wonderful group of riders.
Thanks Geoff and all the volunteers for making this Rally so great. My only complaint is that I didn't get up sooner. It went so fast and missed out meeting alot of great folks.
Until Next year, see you on the trails.
Looks like a grand time!
Cannonshot really did a spectacular job with the routes. Fantastic. Made the fun come easy...
I bought an '08 TE450 this year. So far its been a hoot to ride.
I'm guessing I'll see more than a few Husky's at the Big Woods Rally
Awesome! They are fun bikes that's for sure. And yep you'll see some at the Big Woods We'll be there and I know a few other Husky guys usually show.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery! Maybe we can compare war stories at the 2011 gathering over, say a beer or two...
Glad you're back on your way up here next year..remember..you're already Paid!!
And Dudley...did you drink all your NA yet?
No, and thanks are in order, Bill still has it in his truck along with my bike.Thanks and I'm planning 2011 already. Been looking online at lighter dirt bikes already and my wife thinks I'm crazy. Maybe I am.
No..you're smart and responsible..
Just like when shopping for a new streetbike: "Yes honey..the ABS and Traction control on the New GS Adventure, while may costing a tad more than a Used Honda Rebel, will provide you with the assurance that I am a safer rider."
I sure like having a bike that I can somewhat throw around as I ride. It really makes a difference. Love the DR350 (dirt model ~260 lbs.).
There are a few DR350s for sale in the flea market right now.
wr250r is a nice bike as well.. We were able to pickup Dethraz' bike with little to no trouble..
Actually they are supposed to be 287 Lbs dry, at least in dual sport trim. My Dr 250 is pretty much the same bike and weighs the same, but comes without all of that pesky, unnecessary horsepower
Tracy and I have the dirt model, which is ~256 lbs. The dual sport bits only weigh a few pounds. Of course, we must start them with our shins against the pegs...
I was thinking about the 30 ft jump but bailed at the last minute! May be with the new TE450.....
Mine weren't 30 ft. but it was fun!
And they call me a pirate
I think I want this one, it holds a lot.
I do not take lots of pics but I did take a few. I had a really great time. Got to see some faces I have seen before. And seen some for the first time.
I got to ride with a long time acquaintance for the first time and learned how far I have yet to go in riding off road.
Thursday I rode most of the CNNF route. The sand kicked my butt...lol
Friday jasontdi took me on a tour of some back roads..: )
Saturday after lunch I slipped up to the big lake to have lunch. I love the coast of Maine and I try to get near the big water every chance I get. Even if it is not Maine. Then back via the Porcupines and Little Bohemia. To enjoy a wonderful music filled evening.
Thanks ya'll. Your the Best!
Nope..it aint Maine...That's Da Ontonagon Coast Der Eh!
I think I heard Ontonagon pronounced twelve different ways that week
Yes it is. I have been there several times.
Probably ten different ways from me.