Washtenaw County, Michigan Dirt Road TAG-O-RAMA

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by meijer's trails, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. meijer's trails

    meijer's trails Been here awhile

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    I guess I'm going to break out the g/s and get the tag this week
  2. meijer's trails

    meijer's trails Been here awhile

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  3. meijer's trails

    meijer's trails Been here awhile

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    CREATURES OF LEISURE!
    I'm throwing down the gauntlet. Set down your warm drinks, good books and move away from your warm fires.

    Put on your long undies and go get cold on your motorcycles!
    After it started snowing and freezing again today, the lesser traveled roads were quite treacherous! The crunched up freezing slush on the surface of the dirt in low spots was eye-widening to say then least. I almost wiped out numerous times.

    So for your safety and convenience I've posted a nice easy dirt tag, just off pave, in a CENTRAL location

    Presenting....BIRD HOUSE CITY
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  4. DESERT SCORPION

    DESERT SCORPION SINGLE TRACK

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    Yer right about the treacherous part. I've been riding to work on occasion this winter, and I take the back roads home. The only way I can tell if I'm on mud vs. mud-covered ice pack is the almost uncontrollable wheel spin experienced on the ice pack.


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    This tag is pretty easy to get to: not far off the pavement at all! See picture. You have found it when you head south out of the east side of Ann Arbor on a road that crosses over I-94 but has no access ramps. Happy hunting.


    THE SCORPION
  5. r756

    r756 Adventurer

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    I'm almost ready for some tags...

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  6. John Smallberries

    John Smallberries Long timer

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    Indoor motorcycle storage and work area with a hardwood floor! Awesome. The little TW looks like it is ready to go - I love mine and can't wait to get it on the trails.
  7. meijer's trails

    meijer's trails Been here awhile

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    Thank goodness for tw's!! One saved my finicky vintage husky by carrying 12 pounds of tools and parts!
    The fancy gear gets the summit, but only because of the Sherpas and pack mules carrying the infrastructure to base camp.
    Tw is the Sherpa of the trails!! Big ups to DA tee double u's mon.
  8. meijer's trails

    meijer's trails Been here awhile

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    Someone needs to get schooled.....stone schooled!
  9. John Smallberries

    John Smallberries Long timer

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    I got out last Sunday to knock off the tag:
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    I then cruised around a bit and found this Jewell of a cemetery:
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    I later checked and found that DesertScorpion posted at the same site, but it never got tagged after that.

    I debated all week as to whether I could bear the shame of another recycled tag. No one else posted and I didn't want that beautiful riding day to go to waste.

    So - one of you can head out soon to pay your respects to Barney.
  10. DESERT SCORPION

    DESERT SCORPION SINGLE TRACK

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    I didn't have too much trouble finding this tag. :D

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    Now for a nice fresh tag. I took this picture of this Be(e)g 'ole barn as I was heading back to Platt Road after shooting the pet cemetery. Now I guess I'll go home and clean my boots.

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    THE SCORPION
  11. John Smallberries

    John Smallberries Long timer

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    We attended our Saturday night Easter service - so I had the morning free. The rain was a bit annoying - but I got the tag:
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    I headed north to the border - I hope this lake house shot isn`t too far off Base

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    It should be nice out later - let`s get somebody out to knock this one off.
  12. meijer's trails

    meijer's trails Been here awhile

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    no shot is ever off base when there's a dirt road involved!!
  13. meijer's trails

    meijer's trails Been here awhile

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    Hmmmmm.....
    Maybe due magnetic north to Tobin lake on the edge of the county?
    Perhaps buckland drive?

    How about a hint?

    Calling all Livingston county taggers!
  14. John Smallberries

    John Smallberries Long timer

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    The northern border of Washtenaw County is 8-Mile Road, called Baseline in many areaa. It aligns with a famous baseline that establishes the layout of Michigan county and state borders. Several lakes straddle this baseline. This house is on the shore of the most obviously-named of the baseline lakes. It is west of US-23.

    Need any more hints? (Watch out for Leaches!)
  15. The Toad

    The Toad Let There Be Light

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    Next up we pulling from the "barn" theme we have the following:

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    Clues will most likely be needed for this relatively obscure North/South - East/West road in the northern part of the county that can be found of off Walsh road.... is that a clue????:evil
  16. John Smallberries

    John Smallberries Long timer

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    At the risk of stating the obvious: Mr. Toad has one wild ride - that is a cool-ass bike.
  17. meijer's trails

    meijer's trails Been here awhile

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    Hooray!!!! The Ural is back!!!!!
  18. The Toad

    The Toad Let There Be Light

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    Most fun you can have on 3 wheels :D
  19. The Toad

    The Toad Let There Be Light

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    She was down for fairly extensive maintenance/updgrades that took me a bit longer than I had hoped... but she is indeed back and eager to chase down tags.
  20. meijer's trails

    meijer's trails Been here awhile

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    it's supposed to be 75degF today!! tagging anyone?

    plus, Aug 24 theres supposed to be an adventure ride with the CCC in west michigan.