Currently Riding Through Your Land!

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by jkdwings, May 1, 2013.

  1. dougfromindy

    dougfromindy I smell premix

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    stay in petosky at super8 tonight, in am then head for petosky state park, it has a nice beach area. Ride tunnel of trees in AM, past wilderness sra, across the bridge and stop at michigan welcome center.
    There is a free riders guide that shows best riding roads in the UP.

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  2. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    The Comfort Inn on the north side of Petoskey is nicer than the S-8 and is about the same price. The tunnel of trees is a MUST ride if your in the neighborhood. The weather to the west is dreadful! I wouldn't go any further than Marquette until things die down. H58 from Grand Marais to Munising is awesome!
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  3. psycho klr

    psycho klr Coming soon! Same psycho, now with less klr

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    For give my possible ignorance since I have never ridden there, but it seems to me that he should get across the Mackinac Bridge before it gets too windy?
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  4. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    Warm temps and light winds forecast for Mackinac Sat. The same can't be said for western UP....Some ski areas in the UP are still open. Weird.:huh
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  5. kentnothstine

    kentnothstine Been here awhile

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    Bummer, I am too late to the party. I am in Traverse City.

    Tunnel of Tree's is a must if you can... or did?

    Good Luck
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  6. jkdwings

    jkdwings Been here awhile

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    Well, I'm in Iron Wood, MI now, and heading to Duluth next. Winter hit me hard in the face about 100 miles east of here. I made it over the Mackinaw Bridge last night, and went about 40 miles or so past it heading west. It looks like I missed out on the Tunnel of Trees, which I'm sad about. I did get to the sleeping bear Dunes, though.

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  7. barnyard

    barnyard Verbal tactician Super Moderator

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    I would hole up for the day.

    Supposed to be reasonably nice tomorrow and stunning from Monday on.
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  8. jkdwings

    jkdwings Been here awhile

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    Ended up snagging a cheap motel room for the night in Grand Rapids. Morning started off nice by Mackinaw, and then regressed to 32°, snow, rain, mist, and fog. Gross. I did 475 miles today. I'm pushing due to a slight change in circumstances regarding my insurance... Will hit Minot tomorrow, and the border Monday morning. Not ideal, but I roll with the punches. I definitely will be back to Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan in the future. NY and OH didn't do much for me, though.

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  9. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    That's because you were in the wrong parts of NY and Ohio. They both have awesome riding. Good luck with the weather.
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  10. jkdwings

    jkdwings Been here awhile

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  11. barnyard

    barnyard Verbal tactician Super Moderator

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    Thanks for the follow up on the ride report.
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  12. Oddball

    Oddball Starting over

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    Need a place to stay just south of Rockford, Illinois, and it is yours. Tools, support, or anything just message me.
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  13. jkdwings

    jkdwings Been here awhile

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    Hey Oddball, I appreciate your offer a lot, however I'm back home now. I did this ride back in May and am just writing the ride report now. Have a read if you'd like! http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=22898422#post22898422
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