View Full Version : Northern Michigan Ride

02-08-2012, 03:30 AM
Hey ya'll, Last summer I invited a few people from the M109 Riders forum up to enjoy some of the back roads with me. They trailered their bikes up to my house and we went out and tore up some of my favorite roads. They enjoyed it so much that when they returned home they suggested we try and organized group trip. I drew up a map of some of my favorite back roads in the northern lower peninsula and Chip drew up a UP map. Of course we worked our UP map around a lot of the attractions and the ever popular H58. I've started getting messages from people that want to go, it seems people are now planning their summer vacations. I showed the link to GasMan and he said it was cool for me to post it here. If you think you might want to go and you want to be on the list you can e-mail Chip, you'll find his e-mail on the original post. Anyhow here is the link, check it out and be sure to look at the maps. Read through the thread for some laughs as well. They're a good bunch of guys. http://www.m109riders.com/forums/showthread.php?t=146986


02-08-2012, 08:00 AM
That is about the best ride in Michigan! Thanks for sharing it.

02-08-2012, 09:52 AM
I'll have to check my schedule... this sounds like a damn good time.

Gas Man
02-08-2012, 09:13 PM
That is the same weekend of the dirt track racing...

But I have to admit, I would rather ride up there. 300 mile days isn't bad...

02-09-2012, 03:45 AM
I'd like to see people jump on board. I'm planning on calling around to see if anyone will offer us a block rate. Most of the places we're going are mom and pop motels and I don't think they're open now. Keep checking back to the link above for updates. I'm actually leaning towards camping but if wifey decides to come along it'll be motels for me. If weather allows it I anticipate great riding during the day and some kick ass campfires at night.

Gas Man
02-09-2012, 11:15 AM
I'd be game for camping if I go...

02-09-2012, 04:53 PM
Thanks for the invite Marco, I'll be up at Torch Lk the first week of July (I think Mike might come up) with my fam, The boy and I will trailer the bikes up, it would be cool if we could get together for a ride at some point then. BTW, How have you been?

02-10-2012, 03:36 AM
I've been good. Torch Lake isn't far from a few of my favorite roads. You know me, I'll do mt best to make sure we get together for a ride and since Torch Lake is close to Traverse City we'll have to go to Hooters. Speaking of
TC Hooters here's my last pic of the season for 2011