Mid Michigan and the Thumb Photo Tag Game Extravaganza!!!!

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by mikesova, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. Beardoge

    Beardoge Been here awhile

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    Two tracking did I see you on 136 saturday April 27th... amongst the 100's of Geezer glides that were out ?
  2. two trackin fool

    two trackin fool Long timer

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    Very liklie !

    I fueled up twice yesturday I was all over the thumb Caro, Sebewing, some others . I was alone tho, did 136 a couple times love the 990 in the switchbacks !
    Thought about looking for the Tag but 25 is closed so I stayed on 24 for a bit then skiped around .

    I stoped a guy on a blue 990 in yale with a group of Harley's ???

    I saw a lotta bikes a URAL But no off roaders , were you in the cage ?
  3. Beardoge

    Beardoge Been here awhile

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    It was you, had to be, west of beards hills bout 2 miles before Avoca bout 11:30 I was in our silver Acadia. And I was thinking damn that has to be the ONLY KTM in this whole area.. LOL
  4. jbmac

    jbmac Mitten Man

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    I thought with the great weather Saturday somebody would go get it, but....
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    The tag kinda in the middle of nowhere. Was thinking about the millions of miles of transmission lines, telephone lines, cable lines, etc running all through the states. Schrieber rd between Freeland Rd and E Kent Rd:
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  5. two trackin fool

    two trackin fool Long timer

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    Oh yea that was me that's about the time I left after giving her a sponge bath . Can't tell that now ....
  6. the_sandman_454

    the_sandman_454 Been here awhile

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    How did Schrieber look when you were down it, jbmac? Here's how it looked today:

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    And now, the moment you've all been waiting for. Please allow me to present:

    The tag:
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    This is found at the dead end of the Bailey Bridge Rd in Midland county, MI. I love old structures and this is a really neat looking bridge. If you look through the slots in that excessively sized graffiti covered metal thing, you can see the structure of the bridge. It would've been cooler without the stupid plates in the way though.
  7. kentnothstine

    kentnothstine Been here awhile

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    I am pretty sure I know where that is. Wish it was a little closer. Or I had the weekend off. My brother used to live on the other side of the bridge.
  8. the_sandman_454

    the_sandman_454 Been here awhile

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    Initially I tried to get to the other side of that (approaching from SW), but there was a guard rail and a spray painted sign saying turn around now. There was a cage-width gap in the guard rail and the pavement to the bridge continued around a curve, but being unsure if it was private property or what the deal was on that side, I decided to just get the side I got.

    Edited to add:

    I never saw this bridge when it was officially functional as a bridge. Was it still functional as a bridge when your brother lived on the other side, or already closed?

    Edited again to add a link to some interesting (or nerdy) information about the aforementioned bridge:

    http://www.historicbridges.org/truss/smithscrossing/
  9. kentnothstine

    kentnothstine Been here awhile

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    It's a nice bridge, there is only a few holes in the decking. Lol. My brother used to live in the sencond or so house from the end on the west side of the road.
  10. oz97tj

    oz97tj Been here awhile

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    That website is kind of cool. All sorts of tagging opportunities...
  11. jbmac

    jbmac Mitten Man

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    The road looked a lot harder when I went through. Your pic makes it look a lot looser and softer.

    That tag won't last the night :)
  12. jbmac

    jbmac Mitten Man

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    The bridge doesn't look like it's in awful shape. I'd cross it with my bike, maybe not a car.
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  13. jbmac

    jbmac Mitten Man

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    Watch the speed bumps, park closes at 9
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  14. mikesova

    mikesova Michigander

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    Grab

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  15. mikesova

    mikesova Michigander

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  16. jbmac

    jbmac Mitten Man

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    After picking some books from my sister-in-law, I took my time to ride the extra mile to get the tag:
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  17. jbmac

    jbmac Mitten Man

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    I ran out of time before I was back on baby duty. Great day to ride.
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  18. mikesova

    mikesova Michigander

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    No visit with the brother in law??? lame.
  19. jbmac

    jbmac Mitten Man

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    Was on a tight time table today, the detour around Beaverton although gorgeous made things worse
  20. the_sandman_454

    the_sandman_454 Been here awhile

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    Apparently the park closes at 7 this time of year. I was tempted to be a hooligan and meander around the gate for the photo, but figured outside the gate would have to do this time.