Rambling about Michigan on my XR250

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Ack535, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Ack535

    Ack535 Been here awhile

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    OK, so this is my first real post on ADV, so I thought I would start off with a simple ride report. As far as dirt bibe riding in Michigan goes, we don't have scenic mountain vistas, canyons, or sprawling desert valleys.

    What we do have is an abundance of trails through the woods in Northern Michigan, and a few select places to ride with a plated dirt bike in Southern-Central Michigan.

    With the recent balmy weather here, my buddy Ken I and I decided to head out for a little St. Patty's Day fun in the dirt.



    The bikes, new school KTM, and "Ol' school" air cooled Honda XR250.

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    We rode in and around the Waterloo Recreation area, finding mostly dirt roads.


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    All in all we had a great time, beautiful weather (especially for March 17) and an enjoyable ride!

    Stay tuned for more adventures to follow!

    Pete
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  2. RZRob

    RZRob Long timer

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    Is that around the tornado zone? My buddy's got an XR250 and wants to plate it.

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  3. buls4evr

    buls4evr No Marks....

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    They will pretty much let anyone post on here Pete:D. Looks like a great day for a ride.....bonus riding time in Michigan. Windy and 70 here today. Will see you in 2 months or so to go riding up North amigo:clap. Hope it just STAYS NICE up there for you. Jeff.
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  4. Ack535

    Ack535 Been here awhile

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    Evidently, ADV Rider has fairly low standards, as they allow me to post up...

    Looking forward to getting up north with you this summer Jeff!
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  5. Ack535

    Ack535 Been here awhile

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    The Tornadoes hit about 15 miles east of Waterloo in Dexter Michigan. That tree I crashed on was probably a victim of the same storm.
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  6. PB&J

    PB&J Adventurer

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    Perfect timing. Thanks for the post. Planning a ride over the next couple of weeks from Toronto to Cleveland, via Detroit. Any names of worthwhile trails that would be doable on a F650 that I can Google? Would be a nice diversion. Likewise, any worthwhile diners in the neear vacinity?

    Cheers.
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  7. Ack535

    Ack535 Been here awhile

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    The whole Waterloo Recreation area (slightly NW of Chelsea MI for a ref. point) is perfect for a DS bike like the F650. McClure Road and Loveland Roads near Clear Lake are a must do. Very hilly and great terrain to ride. PM me if you need more specifics.
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