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Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by simbaboy, Jun 12, 2015.
Thanks George, you're a gem!
I'll give it a try.
That’s a real short reach!
I’d pull that fucker off and weld an extension in it.
If this is inappropriate to post here, sorry. I tried the trip planning forum w little luck and it was suggested that I post here.
I'm looking to do a dual sport ride in Michigan , sooner than later. However, looking at the trails and forest roads, I'm a bit overwhelmed with the amount of riding I might find.
I'll be riding a KLR650, well set up and I have a pretty good skill set off road.
I intend to camp every night.
I'm thinking maybe 4 or 5 days on the trails/roads. That's not counting a day up and a day back.
I'd prefer a mostly scenic cruise as opposed to a mostly technical pounding everyday. I love technical on my smaller bikes and trials bike btw.
Although I'm in Ohio, fuck the buckeyes.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Hopefully, somebody will chime in. West Michiganders and those up North may be able to help some more.
Just go. Almost anyplace will have great dual sport roads. And State /Federal land for camping.
Our color is just starting to change. Warm this week with wet cooler weather forecasted. So the color may pop.
Check the Facebook groups for DS. One is Michigan Dual Sport and Adventure Riders.
I'm south of Cadillac and by lots of dirt / seasonal roads and miles of trails.
Sorry to here this brother Imu, my condolences.
Your words ring so true!!
Nobody is riding to much rain.
To Readers of This Low Quality Thread:
Moab 2020: April 18th 2020 ----April 24th 2020.
Buying the WRR below from Tae.
I will load it up with Rekluse, dirt gearing, and whatever else it needs.
May need suspension upgrades for my svelte figure and maybe Yamalink.
Tae has it really well loaded already so I am really excited.
You can totally get that up TOW!
(As long as we don’t let you top box it to death.)
Not bringing PB&J sammies up TOW.
Just a camelback with some water and some food.
Dry weight is 276 pounds. The big tank will only get minimal fuel when riding.
Also, beginning to get in shape for Moab 2020. Probably will bring both the DRZ and WRR.
Not to sound like the recurring jerk, but...
I sure did get around a lot better this summer after loosing 35 pounds this spring. Knees feel great, ankles feel great, tummy doesn't get in the way of bending over. Hell, I can tie my boots without getting short of breath from my gut crushing my lungs. It's amazing what a simple diet and minimal exercise can do for a guy's mobility.
Diet, exercise and fundamentals practice will help you immensely. I know I've been promising some fundamental practices and haven't delivered. I'll type it out for you and shoot you a PM here in a few minutes.
October 1st was Day #1.
Only 6 days in and already beginning to feel better.
Not gonna let the Holidays get in the way.
You are never a recurring jerk, Brother George.
I swam for two hours today, tires all over, but dang it feels good!
This is the bike correct? I don't think Tae has had multiple WRR's. This was from our first ride in '13.
Gwad, I love you three bitches too! (@StG, @RedRockRider & @simbaboy).
Oh, note to self, post pic.
Yup, that's the one when we first met him.
He travelled every where with the WRR then got drinking the Orange Koolaid.
I am excited about getting it. After I get Rekluse and other mods done and if it works out for me, I will sell the DRZ400S.
The DRZ400S has more grunt but the WRR is a more modern bike with FI.
I really don't care about power---I need low maintenance and reliability.
I am sure I will be able to climb all the hills in Moab that I need to.
Sad news from Moab - Kokopelli Lodge is under new ownership and they now require 50% deposit for reservations, same like Airbnb etc.
We're now taking recommendations for similar accommodations if anyone has experience - we like being able to park right outside our rooms.
Camping is not an option due to logistics.
I'm planning on coming out for this. Are you planning on going anywhere else before or after?
BTW, I'll be glad to go eat at EPL with you. I loved the place when I lived in San Diego in the late 80s. They opened an EPL in Georgia around 15 years ago and it wasn't that good. I guess Rednecks don't know how to do crazy chicken. It only lasted a year or two.
It would be great to have you join us.
Please send me an PM with an email address so I can include you in the group emails.
For this week it will be just Moab.
Planning another out West trip in May that may include other places.