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Thread: Riding the Upper Great Lakes/"Yooper" one year ago

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    Riding the Upper Great Lakes/"Yooper" one year ago

    Looking back at the Upper Great Lakes ride from Montezuma and my places in West Central Ohio, to Borneo's in NE Indiana, and then another 1350 or so through the lower Michigan, across the Lake via Ferry, and then the Wisconsin Northwoods and Upper P, down across the Big MAC Bridge and home...

    On July 28, 2015, we arose early in the Morning at our mom and pop Motel in Ludington, rode to the docks and at about 8:30 in the AM pushed our 3 TWs on to the SS Badger for the 3+ hour 60 mile ride across Lake Michigan to Manitowoc, Wisconsin, for the Wisconsin part of the ride...

    One year ago this morning 7/28/2015

    Upper Great Lakes Adventure 3a.jpgUpper Great Lakes Adventure 3b.jpgSS Badger 3D.pngGreat Lakes Run 015.JPGGreat Lakes Run 028.JPG
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    Any big rides planned for you guys for the rest of this year? Great Lakes adventure looked amazingly fun and camaraderie!
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    Quote Originally Posted by admiral View Post
    Any big rides planned for you guys for the rest of this year? Great Lakes adventure looked amazingly fun and camaraderie!
    Wife and I are taking a quick vacation next week to Brown County, Indiana, then I have a week or so of free time...hopefully we will get something planned......also maybe a fall ride. One thing for sure, this is my last year of Basketball, and next years my last of doing a lot of football...baseball I will continue, but cut back the Summer contests, so I can ride more.

    Retired and I plan on living like it....House will be paid off, out of debt by next spring...and although not even close to being "rich" money wise...I sure the heck plan on doing more things, I want to do with what time I may have left on this planet

    Hell, don't know what caused that rant....but you get my drift....Time to do more Riding...and heck I may have to buy another MC, who knows, maybe a 2nd TW?}
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    If you cross the bridge again, give a yell. Devil's advocate is a few hours past me, but I am sure we can meet you. I can retire tomorrow if I die next week. MBW
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    I have been across 'the bridge' twice...once on a yammie 750 with Dunlop K-81 tires and once on a BMW...don't think I'd do it again. I hate that 4 miles or whatever of steel grate...
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    ...then do not drive on the steel grate. I like going over the grate because if you look down it looks like you are riding on the water. The worst part of that bridge is that on a windy day you are correcting (by instinct) for the wind by leaning into it...then you get to the big pylon blocking the wind. There is a full lane of no grate.

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