Upper Michigan ADV Riders

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by Yooper_Bob, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. Yooper_Bob

    Yooper_Bob Insert witty saying here....

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    Da UP, eh! (Marquette, MI)
    Yep..."you" don't have to worry, because"they" will definitely find you!
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  2. DaveJ_U.P.Rider

    DaveJ_U.P.Rider Adventurer

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    20190620_211625.jpg 260 mile solo ride on the UPAT East from Marquette, to Autrain, Munising, Grand Marais, almost to White Fish Point. 9 + hours in the saddle. 20190620_114802.jpg
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  3. spudboy52

    spudboy52 Talks to Strangers

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    My brother Peter and I rode the Penokee (my side of the border) and Goegebic (your side of the border) Ranges this week. We experienced the usual, … a few 'Road Closed' and 'Bridge Out' warnings, the gravel at the this end of the UP and NW Wisconsin is rather larger than we prefer (aren't we fussy?) The views from Little Girl Point on Lake Superior just north of Ironwood were fantastic! One can see the Porcupine Mts. to the east and the Apostle Islands to the west. The woods are endless. It is hard to believe that 120 years ago they were all cut over.
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  4. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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  5. UP Matt

    UP Matt Adventurer

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    Looking for someone to do a couple of day UP trip with over the fourth of July weekend. Is anyone interested?
  6. dsmonstar

    dsmonstar Been here awhile

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    I wont be there until Sunday, but I'll be parking somewhere in the middle and riding for 4 days if we pass each other! I'm using a cannonshot gps route.
  7. UP Matt

    UP Matt Adventurer

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    I am starting Wednesday afternoon and plan to be riding into Gwinn midday Sunday.
  8. dsmonstar

    dsmonstar Been here awhile

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    I might actually be in that area Sunday oddly enough. I'll pm you. If you see this bike stopped it's me! 20190621_212947_HDR.jpg
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  9. UP Matt

    UP Matt Adventurer

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    Sounds good! I will be on a black drz400.
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  10. dsmonstar

    dsmonstar Been here awhile

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    Are you parking in Gwinn or do you live in that area?
    I might be changing my starting point as to have a motel the first night.
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  11. DaveJ_U.P.Rider

    DaveJ_U.P.Rider Adventurer

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    20190706_141931.jpg Okay I have neglected my Buell XB12X Ulysses the last couple of summers do to having and riding my other bikes. Got it out of my storage garage a few weeks ago, cleaned it up, removed the Conti Trail Attack tires and installed some new Shinko 705's 80/20 tires. Also installed some new led's up front and few other things. I've been riding it regularly for the last couple of weeks and I must say this bike still makes me SMILE and is absolutely fun to ride !! :-) View attachment 1771470 20190706_141605.jpg View attachment 1771470 20190706_141944.jpg 20190706_141848.jpg 20190706_141821.jpg
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  12. 1TRAK

    1TRAK EXPLORER Supporter

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    Love that motor on the ULYSSES ... grunt time!
    Used a number of the 705s over the years, worked great on many surfaces.
    I like the Shinko 804/805 combo for more dirt duties, they are most excellent.
  13. djones745

    djones745 they call me lawndart for a reason...

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    Hi there I'm coming and up from Chicago and will be spending a week with my inlaws in the stephenson MI area. Looking to escape the family for some rides. Any suggestions on which way I should point the DR?
  14. DaveJ_U.P.Rider

    DaveJ_U.P.Rider Adventurer

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    I'm not too familiar with that area, have done some street riding through there.
  15. Yooper_Bob

    Yooper_Bob Insert witty saying here....

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    Head due north....the further the better!

    Try and get up north of Felch and east of Sagola. That area is loaded with forest roads. You will find miles and miles of stuff to ride.
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  16. Askel

    Askel Perma-n00b

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    Another plug for a UP business:

    https://mapleridgeresort.net

    Recently had the privilege of staying there. Bob and Nicole are great hosts. Bob also has probably some of the most detailed knowledge of the all the surrounding backwoods roads and trails in the area. Really nice spot on the lake too.
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  17. dsmonstar

    dsmonstar Been here awhile

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    Sorry I missed ya man, thanks for the contact info! I'll be coming up again maybe this fall on another bigger bike to do more UP. I posted some pictures in the other UPAT thread of my trip, what a great time. I honestly can not wait to go back. 20190708_130530_HDR.jpg 20190708_182928.jpg 20190709_064849_HDR.jpg 20190709_104710_HDR.jpg 20190709_134854_HDR.jpg 20190709_134922_HDR.jpg
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  18. 1TRAK

    1TRAK EXPLORER Supporter

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    Morning folks!
    A few of us are riding the UPAT out of Rapid River July 21st, ride the west loop, return the 25th and ride 3 more days on the west side of the east loop.
    If any of you have some must see spots or would like to ride some miles and show us your neck of the woods along the route let us know!
    Ride Safe.
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  19. Oatmeal Bonewell

    Oatmeal Bonewell Been here awhile

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    Planning to cross the big bridge for our first visit to the UP today, working our way down to Road America for the rockerbox next weekend. Looking at tahquamenon falls, pictured rock, and seul choix lighthouse for exploring. Any other ideas that might interest my 11 year old twins?

    Tumbleweed and Jeff City, see you on the road.

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  20. budsboy

    budsboy I crashed the swing too. Supporter

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    Stop in St. Ignace - take the boat over to Mackinaw Island.
    That island is perfect for 11 year old's.
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