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apex factor
10-03-2010, 11:31 PM
Some friends and I took a trip to the tunnel of trees a couple weekends ago here are some of the photos from our trip. We were supposed to ride to traverse city, leelanau, tunnel of trees, mackinaw, st. ignace then down the right side of the state. However, due to weather and such we cut out the st. ignace and east side of the state and decided to ride back to the tunnel of trees for a second visit.

only two of us drink, and I have no means to carry alcohol so we got a 15 pack for the night.

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my tennis shoes with grocery bags were not gonna cut it anymore so I broke down and bought some gators.

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all my rain gear says harley yet i ride a yamaha... go figure

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leelanau...

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my running light decided to explode
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good thing for a tool bag

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the skies for all of saturday and parts of sunday

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legs inn. they had some polish dance group there, bunch of cute girls...however, they took all of the cabins for rent. so we ended up staying in levering some small town.

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our 70's motel in levering

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saw fuelman in levering...he is saying give me your money bitch.

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off to the bridge

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the gang

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my ass

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my camera rig

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on the way home my seat spring decided to break in two places

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so i ghetto rigged it...too bad it only lasted for 3 miles. sure is a pain riding with one butt cheek nearly on the frame.

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When I got home I noticed the constant high speeds backed my taillight bolts out...guess I should have used locktite

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Either way I still had a fun time, we managed 811 miles and as I figured before the trip my bike isn't really meant to be a long distance any weather bike.

-Matt

RedneckMedic
10-04-2010, 12:55 AM
god damn model a lights. early in the summer my running light went out on me and about a month ago the lens cover and lens fell off somewhere out in AA.

Mudpuppy
10-04-2010, 11:35 AM
great pictures and epic story..

apex factor
10-04-2010, 06:51 PM
god damn model a lights. early in the summer my running light went out on me and about a month ago the lens cover and lens fell off somewhere out in AA.


Damn... I better go locktite my lens cover on now...

apex factor
10-04-2010, 06:51 PM
great pictures and epic story..


Thanks :)

Gas Man
10-04-2010, 08:08 PM
Great pics. Looks like an epic ride for sure. You went thru there on the 24-26 weekend? I did too and had great weather!

Nice HD gear... you can't say much else about it, it's good stuff for sure.

Bob
10-04-2010, 08:59 PM
Nice man, I was looking at those on FB too.

Are the other guys from XS or anything?

apex factor
10-05-2010, 10:34 PM
thanks guys! Bob, nope one of them is my co-worker the other two are his friends.