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last road trip of the season

Post by detdrbuzzard » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:57 pm



played hooky from henry's Friday October 20th and met up with turbojim in flint around 08:30 for a nice weekend trip around the great lake state of Michigan. turbojim is riding an '83 Honda vf750
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Re: last road trip of the season

Post by detdrbuzzard » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:59 pm

a little cool ( 42º ) when I met up with turbojim in flint, mi. but warming up and the weather was great as we passed through idlewild
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Re: last road trip of the season

Post by detdrbuzzard » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:02 pm

we took a back road out of Baldwin, mi. which quickly turned into a dirt road, it got soft and sandy so we found some pavement to get back on for our trip to Ludington, mi.
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Post by detdrbuzzard » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:06 pm

I've been taking pic's of murals for the last few years
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Re: last road trip of the season

Post by detdrbuzzard » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:09 pm

heading north out of Ludington on us-31 we passed through Manistee, mi. and yes I forgot to take some pic's. we picked up m-22 and made a stop in arcadia, mi for a few pic's
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Post by detdrbuzzard » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:11 pm

after seeing two and maybe three deer cross the road in front of a tintop that was in front of us we decided to get to traverse city, mi. asap!! out on m-72 the sun had gone down by the time we made it to traverse city so no real photo opp there and we still had another 40 minutes to ride to get to Kalkaska,. I didn't hear my phone ring but the motel called to see if we were going to show up but we made it just as they were about to call me back. once checked in we rode town the street and had supper at big boy's restaurant then called it a night. Saturday morning I went out and got a couple of pic's
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Re: last road trip of the season

Post by detdrbuzzard » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:18 pm

while Friday turned into a beautiful day Saturday started out as a beautiful day, we took m-66 ( yes the other 66 :) ) north out of Kalkaska. at the us-131 split we took us-131 north noting that the fall colors were really patchy everywhere we had been. our next stop was in Petoskey, mi. I had taken the lead and got a shot of the Petoskey city limit sign. with my gps on I used it to find us a spot along the water
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Post by detdrbuzzard » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:19 pm

while leaving Petoskey I spotted this mural
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Post by detdrbuzzard » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:25 pm

it was a short ride north on us-131 before we picked up m-119 aka " the tunnel of trees "
traffic was very heavy thought the road is aptly named but the fall colors were patchy even this far north. as the road went north it also got narrow and there was no good spot to pull over for some pic's, I thought a few tintops were going to run right off the road. we made it to Cross village, mi. without any mishaps though. cross village is know for the legs inn
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Post by detdrbuzzard » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:28 pm

here I am at the park across the street from the legs inn
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Re: last road trip of the season

Post by WingAdmin » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:30 pm

detdrbuzzard wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:57 pm
played hooky from henry's Friday October 20th and met up with turbojim in flint around 08:30 for a nice weekend trip around the great lake state of Michigan. turbojim is riding an '83 Honda vf750
Lovely! My first road bike was an 84 VF750F. Very much like this, different color (red and white).

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Re: last road trip of the season

Post by detdrbuzzard » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:32 pm

m-119 ends in Cross village and there is signage to get you over to mackinaw city going east, turbojim said we were going a different way so I followed him north. we followed the back road that hugs the coastline, it was a rough road even by Michigan standards, we stopped along the way for a few pic's of sturgeon bay
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Re: last road trip of the season

Post by detdrbuzzard » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:34 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:30 pm
detdrbuzzard wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:57 pm
played hooky from henry's Friday October 20th and met up with turbojim in flint around 08:30 for a nice weekend trip around the great lake state of Michigan. turbojim is riding an '83 Honda vf750
Lovely! My first road bike was an 84 VF750F. Very much like this, different color (red and white).
it may be for sale next summer. turbojim was riding a connie 1000 before getting the VF and is looking for something a little bigger that holds more gas
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Re: last road trip of the season

Post by detdrbuzzard » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:36 pm

back on the road we ended up on c-81 for the ride into mackinaw city, I saw a photo opp but I think we were both hungry and looking for a place to eat seeing that we skipped breakfast. once downtown I went over to joann's and got mom some fudge then we headed down the street for pizza, didn't realize the museum was up stairs inside the restaurant
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Post by detdrbuzzard » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:39 pm

my plan was to head home after mackinaw but it was late in the day, the sun would be going down soon and with deer on the move we decided to motel it another night so jim called the wagon wheel hotel in st. ignace, mi. but they were full, we ended up getting a room in Cheboygan, mi. so we hopped on us-23 for the ride there. once we got checked in we rode downtown and stopped at a small bar / restaurant and had bread pudding, turbojim wanted to go out on the pier for a sunset pic but the bread pudding was just too good for him to put down so we missed out on the pic of the sunset so we went and got some other pic's
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Re: last road trip of the season

Post by detdrbuzzard » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:42 pm

a few more pic's from Cheboygan
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Re: last road trip of the season

Post by detdrbuzzard » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:47 pm

a few pic's of the places we passed through after leaving Cheboygan
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Re: last road trip of the season

Post by detdrbuzzard » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:51 pm

we ended up in Oscoda township at the five channels hydro electric dam off of m-65 off the Au Sable river after taking a few other state roads and a few back roads form cheboygan
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Re: last road trip of the season

Post by detdrbuzzard » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:54 pm

took a few more pic's before getting back on the road
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Re: last road trip of the season

Post by detdrbuzzard » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:56 pm

after leaving the power plant we headed south on m-65 then took us-23 and m-13 into Bay city, mi, it was time for some food. the restaurant turbjim wanted to eat at was really crowded and so was the restaurant next door so we found another big boy restaurant to have lunch at. once finished eating we pretty much parted ways so turbojim could make his way over near port huron, mi. I decided to stay on m-13 and see the city of Zilwaukee, mi. but I missed my turn and ended up in Saginaw, mi. the pic's were taken on the south end of bay city, sorry about giving you guys the finger
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Re: last road trip of the season

Post by detdrbuzzard » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:02 pm

I took m-13 south then took m-81 east before hopping on I-75 south for home. traffic in flint, mi was coming to a stop and stopping was the last thing I wanted to do so I took m-21 into downtown flint then took Saginaw st. out to Grand blanc, mi. from there I took I-75 south and arrived home about 14:50. a great weekend of riding with and being shown a few places by trubojim, thanks buddy
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Re: last road trip of the season

Post by brettchallenger » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:18 pm

Can you actually catch sturgeon fish in Lake Michigan (I note you visited Sturgeon Bay)? We have strange laws about royal fish, and anyone who catches a sturgeon fish (or a whale) must offer it to the Queen - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_fish
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Re: last road trip of the season

Post by detdrbuzzard » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:01 am

brettchallenger wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:18 pm
Can you actually catch sturgeon fish in Lake Michigan (I note you visited Sturgeon Bay)? We have strange laws about royal fish, and anyone who catches a sturgeon fish (or a whale) must offer it to the Queen - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_fish
I don't know if you can catch sturgeon fish in lake Michigan. because of my injury I can't fish
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Re: last road trip of the season

Post by skier » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:27 am

brettchallenger wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:18 pm
Can you actually catch sturgeon fish in Lake Michigan (I note you visited Sturgeon Bay)? We have strange laws about royal fish, and anyone who catches a sturgeon fish (or a whale) must offer it to the Queen - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_fish
There is a restricted fishing of sturgeon in Lake Michigan. Only in certain areas, must have a tag (permit) for Lake Sturgeon, and limited to one fish per person per year. All other sturgeon catches must be catch-and-release. I tried it while on vacation a few years ago, no luck.

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Re: last road trip of the season

Post by BlueThunder » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:42 pm

William, great pics! Keep July open for riding the UP. I'm hosting a ride then and of course you and the gang are welcome. Hell, you better show up :D


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