1. motoxer667

    motoxer667 Been here awhile

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    I can't sit still and I can't wait any longer. Myself and 3 others will start a modified version of Cannonshot's UPAT on Thursday. Instead of 1250 miles we will be doing roughly 1000.

    Anyone else going to be riding the UP over Labor Day weekend?
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  2. 02short

    02short Adventurer

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    My riding partner of 30 yrs. aka my wife and I are leaving on Thur. morning from the Lansing MI. area for a trip using as much of the big bike route and trails we can handle. Both on 1200gs bikes trying to pack as lightly as possible. I don't know if we will get up the Keewanaw or not on this trip. We have both lived in the state our entire lives and have never been to the Porcupine Mtns. We are starting out at St. Ignace.
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  3. motoxer667

    motoxer667 Been here awhile

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    Cool.

    We will be staying in St. Ignace on Thursday Night. There will be three Yamahas and on Aprilia. There will also be 2 Gold Wings meeting us in St. Ignace and Copper Harbor (a '76 and a '08).
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  4. Askel

    Askel Perma-n00b

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    Da UP, eh.
    If you see some fat kid pedaling a mountain bike down the trail towards copper harbor with a bunch of camping shit strapped to it- that'll be me. :wave

    Going to defend my Western Central Upper Peninsula Touring/Super-D/XC combined championship this weekend at Fat Tire: http://www.keweenawadventure.com/fat_tire.htm

    Should be a pretty good party in CH on Sunday night.
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  5. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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    There is a group of 9 from North Carolina that will be starting it from Gwinn next Sunday or Monday.

    Hope you have a blast Curtis. Enjoy the custom route.
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  6. motoxer667

    motoxer667 Been here awhile

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    Thanks Cannon

    We might run into them as we will be finishing in Gwinn on Sunday night
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  7. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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    You'll see them. Ask for Roger.
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  8. motoxer667

    motoxer667 Been here awhile

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    Will do.
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  9. Highside>Lowside

    Highside>Lowside Hairier Than Thou

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  10. MeanStreaker

    MeanStreaker KLR > Pee-wee's Bike

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    Have fun!
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  11. Reddog*

    Reddog* Meh...

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    Watch out for Drunks! We always seem to import plenty of them for holiday weekends.
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  12. motoxer667

    motoxer667 Been here awhile

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    Well we made it to KI Sawyer today. Hoping to hit the trail by 7:30am tomorrow. :freaky

    [​IMG]

    :clap
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  13. Crocodile Tears

    Crocodile Tears Steve Harvey Oswald

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    I'll be up there on my EX500 for the weekend. Friday and Saturday night I will be featured at Keewenaw Brewing Company and The Downtowner Lounge if you'll be in Houghton area
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  14. kingbee

    kingbee Been here awhile

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    Daughter and I will be camping in the Yellow Dog Plains/ Huron Mountain area. Big Erick's if there's a spot, otherwise somewhere back in the sticks. No Queenbee unfortunately, she's in California taking care of her sick and aging mom :cry

    If you ride AAA road or Northwestern road we may cross paths.

    In any case, have a safe ride.

    Cheers,
    Dave
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  15. CharlieT

    CharlieT old school

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    ANy changes in the riding up on the plains since the mine operation went in? Truck traffic on the AAA/510? I would assume no changes on the NW trail thru Dodge City due to the mine
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  16. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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    AAA has been greatly "improved". Wide and solid mining road.
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  17. CharlieT

    CharlieT old school

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    Guess that means we will be taking the NW route to run over to Big Eric's. Not looking to ride "improved". Could just run up and down 510 if wanted to run "improved".
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  18. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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    "Progress". :lol3
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  19. CharlieT

    CharlieT old school

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    Been way too much of that "progress" up around there in the last 30-40-50yrs. Heck, I remember needing a 4x4 or a true beater to haul the canoe back to Bear Lake or even the three Bass Lakes........... Now pvt property abounds.

    How is the AAA going from Anderson's corner to Big Erics? Has that been "improved" too?? Or is all the improvement east on the AAA from the mine?
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  20. kingbee

    kingbee Been here awhile

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    Just the thing I was wondering. We usually camp at one of a couple spots off AAA that I've found over the years. I'm hoping I can still do that. I've always thought of AAA as just a way into the area- I don't find the road itself all that interesting. I like NW road though. We also like to explore the roads that branch off AAA and Ford roads. Especially the ones that go north off the plains and into the woods- no sand!

    Great blueberry picking up there now too.

    Looks like great riding weather this weekend- cool days, chilly nights. Perfect!

    Cheers,
    Dave
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