The Tim Horton's Donut Dash AdventureQuest Oh-12

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by jamesgr, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. jamesgr

    jamesgr Zero cool

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    Wherein I ride from Chattanooga to Ontario.

    All dressed up.
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    Weekend stop in Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids Ghost Riders present Ghost Ride 7:Nocturnal Emissions.
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    In Grand Rapids with some of my favorite moped hooligans; the Ghost Riders and the Swoop Jockeys.
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    Frank Lloyd Wright house in Grand Rapids
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    Decommissioned freighter near Interlochen
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    Grand Traverse Bay, MI
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    Sunset over Little Traverse Bay from the dunes in Petoskey
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    Petit dejeuner in Harbor Springs, MI
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    M119, aka "Tunnel of Trees". Some of the nicest riding I've ever done.
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    Lake Michigan from M119
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    Dunes off M119
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    Hoserfest
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    Donut Dash Adventurequest complete!
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    Two-hearted Ale, beef pastie, UP bumper sticker...so much yoopiness in one place.
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    Mackinaw Straight towards Lake Michigan. I think we can re-float her.
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    Mackinaw Bridge
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    Remember kids, all bikes are adventure bikes
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    Beyond bliss
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    Lake Huron
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    We can't stop here! This is bat country!
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    Almost home:
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    Back home, with some swag
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  2. GB

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    Any excuse for a ride!! The U.P. is particularly scenic. Thanks for the report and pics :thumb
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  3. mikesova

    mikesova Michigander

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    I love it!
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  4. jamesgr

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    The UP and upper Michigan were absolutely incredible. St. Ignace...:raabia Hiawatha Ntl Wilderness; man it was beautiful (and free!)
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  5. Eagletalon

    Eagletalon Been here awhile

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    Nice adventure. How long did it take? Is that a 250 or 500 ninja? Total miles for the trip?

    Later
    John
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  6. jamesgr

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    Thanks, John!

    Ninja 250. About 3100 miles total. 11 days (including a weekend in Grand Rapids and a few day-long side trips).
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  7. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    :clapNice trip! Thats my main riding turf. I like baby Ninjas and Timbits too. What park in Grand Rapids was the picture of the little bikes taken? Next time follow the Lake Michigan shoreline to Traverse City for some great roads and great grub.
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  8. jamesgr

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    Thank goat! Saturday ride-party was at Long Lake Park. Sunday I did, infact, ride due west to the shore and then up to Traverse and around and spent the night in Petoskey. Beautiful, beautiful country.
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  9. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    But no pictures of Sleeping Bear Dunes or M-22? Shhh, lets keep it a secret.:wink:
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  10. jamesgr

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    Sadly I didnn't get to see Sleeping Bear; I was running out of time and had to cut across on 72 to Traverse City. There will be a next time, though! It's too beautiful up there not to go back.
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