A GLDS Weekend in Michigan

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by scarysharkface, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface Imbecile

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    I headed up Friday morning from West-Central Indiana with the DR350 hanging off the back of the Jeep...

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    Stopped on the way up to see the lake..

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    I guess they take this kind of seriously..

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    I followed some of the forest roads..

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    Stopped by the river..

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    And eventually setup camp in Mike's back yard..

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    John
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  2. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface Imbecile

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    Saturday morning John and I drove into town for breakfast. The Jeep's thermometer indicated 33 degrees. I guess it had gotten a bit chilly overnight..

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    After running Mike's 0.52 miles of singletrack, it was time to hit the road..

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    There were some very lovely roads..

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    Soon enough it was time for a gas stop at Gun Lake (I think)..

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    John
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  3. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface Imbecile

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    Gassed-up and about ready to head-out..

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    I am fond of this picture..

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    Perfect weather..

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    John
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  4. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface Imbecile

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  5. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface Imbecile

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    Day 2, the B loop..

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    2-day totals on the gps..

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    I had a most-excellent weekend. Thanks to all involved for letting me play..

    John
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  6. BKMLWR

    BKMLWR Wondering around...

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    nice color, looks like a great day to be there...:clap
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  7. Krabill

    Krabill Long timer

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    I love Michigan. Thanks for the pictures :clap
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  8. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface Imbecile

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    There is some seriously fine riding not so very far from Indiana. Now that I know it's there (I've SEEN it!) I can strategerize dragging Pinktoad along next time..

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    Not mud, but sand..

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    John
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  9. thomasona

    thomasona older than he looks

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    Looks like fun! I'm in SE MI, near Ann Arbor. Any of you folks out my way? I'm hoping to pick up a DRZ400, my first dual sport, this weekend.
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  10. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface Imbecile

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    I just drove through there on my circuitous route home. I recall being told that there are some lovely dirt and gravel roads West of you off the North side of highway 12. Probably perfect for the DRZ400.

    John
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