Detroit greetings

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by Bruno T ., Sep 2, 2008.

  1. bigborefan

    bigborefan Making new friends

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    I don't think it's the bikes Randy. I think it's the big hand fulls of throttle you grab. Roll it on, roll it off, throttle control.
  2. rdewers

    rdewers Mid Life Opportunist

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    A few pics from last weekend in Windrock. Great times, some pretty challenging terrain . . .

    Boy, you sure do have a purty 350 . . . .
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    You know it's bad when one of the Evans brothers needs a helping hand.
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    Regrouping after the mother of all muddy hill climbs.
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    Peter modelling latest KTM fashion. To purchase, simply go to www.ilikepeters.com.
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    Size doesn't matter . . . .
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    Ich shlafe jetzt (I'm sleeping now - STFU!)
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    Mud? I didn't see any mud.
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  3. Bruno T .

    Bruno T . N8YQ

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    An 1190 would be KTM's attempt at a BMW 1200 without the refinement, engineering and durability.
  4. dsport_freak

    dsport_freak Adventurer

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  5. proeasy

    proeasy Been here awhile

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    This from Bruno, perhaps more than his bike was oxygen starved when playing U-Boat Commander. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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  6. hollywood_72

    hollywood_72 Been here awhile

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    There is like 5 routes, so I would think that would be enough for 2 days. But remember this is all dirt and paved roads, most routes are a 70% dirt 30% paved split.

    Kennedy
  7. SmashingPumpkins

    SmashingPumpkins Dinah-Mo-Humm

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    I count 8 routes (one is 189 miles long). Usually all of them aren't out on the table but I'm sure Hank will load you up with whatever you'd want. :thumb
  8. atomicalex

    atomicalex silly aluminum boxes

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    Um, is Hines Drive all there is for twisties? It's not even twisty, just a bunch of long sweepers and fucking geese. Everyone at work talks about it like it is the greatest bike road ever.

    My plot to come to the dirt side is moving forward, albeit slowly. Last night, I got the OE hitch installed on my old station wagon. Mobile offroad bikes are now a real option.
  9. matkal

    matkal Assault Commuter

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    There's N. territorial and few other nice twisty(curvy?) roads out by Hell. Other than that it's mostly a few nice corners separated by looooong stretches of straight.

    One of my Favorites is 136 through the (forgot the name) Game Area near Port Huron. Also the road between Vassar and Frankenmuth.
  10. johnyrrr

    johnyrrr Been here awhile

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    Take North Territorial to Hankard road. Hankard is twisty as hell, just a little bumpy.:evil

  11. atomicalex

    atomicalex silly aluminum boxes

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    ok, will look on those!
  12. GordonH

    GordonH Adventurer

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    For a nice ride I usually head out 7 mile from the West end of Hines. Straight for awhile but gets interesting after Pontiac Trail. Take it 'til it dead ends into the road around Whitmore Lake and then turn right. Take this up to M36 and turn left. Stay on 36 into Gregory and then turn left(106?). Follow the signs for Stockbridge. When you get there you can go South on 52 to North Territorial and head home. When you get into Gregory you can also turn right and take that to 52.

    Gordon
  13. Curt1656

    Curt1656 Adventurer

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    Which one of you guys rides up/down Chubb rd. between 6 and 8 mile? See ya all the time.
  14. atomicalex

    atomicalex silly aluminum boxes

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    Where is Hankard? I am not finding that. edit - check that, I found it.

    I will give that loop a shot. I got really spoiled where I lived in Germany.
  15. fastdadio

    fastdadio Still gettin faster

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    Send me a message when you know your going. Your right in my back yard. My plated bikes are still moth balled, but they may be ready by that time.
  16. atomicalex

    atomicalex silly aluminum boxes

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    next week? In de this week, missing my bike!
  17. bentmettle

    bentmettle Been here awhile

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    I sometimes pass through that way if I'm riding to work, but infrequently. Rode a couple of days last week on the new 350.
  18. johnyrrr

    johnyrrr Been here awhile

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    Just take North territorial west towards 52 and you'll find it. There are a bunch of other good roads when you get to the end of hankered on the north and head west from there.
  19. Detroit

    Detroit Total Noob

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    Hey guys. I want to do a pavement/trail ride with as much trail as I can get my knobbies on. Leaving out of Novi/Northville and spending one night in a tent somewhere up North. Suggestions? Anyone is welcome to come too, as long as you don't mind riding with a straight noob who has *never* ridden dirt before.
  20. bentmettle

    bentmettle Been here awhile

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    I rode up to Geels after work, spent the night, rode trails with friends, spent another night, and came home.


    I slabbed it all the way up. I assume that dirt roads would double the time, if not more, it'd take to get to the trail?

    Are you set on the ORV trails or anything dirt?