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Klimoman
05-25-2014, 10:11 PM
I rode around the Thumb today and had a blast. During Lunch a guy we rode with mentioned a Mitten Tour where they rode around the outside of the lower peninsula, Tunnel of Trees, Thumb, etc. he said they did it over a weekend, leaving early Saturday morning and getting a hotel for Saturday night and finishing the trip on Sunday.

Just curious if there would be any interest from you guys for a Two Wheel Weekend and do this Mitten Tour?

i would map it out and book hotel if so.

Firetaz419
05-25-2014, 10:24 PM
If it was my off weekend I'd be down!

Gas Man
05-25-2014, 11:35 PM
I might be game... a small weekend trip.

RedneckMedic
05-26-2014, 08:32 AM
I'm always down for a ride just need some notice so I can get saturday off

Bagger Dave
05-26-2014, 09:29 AM
Same here.....I'm down, if it's on my weekend that I have off

bigblue13
05-26-2014, 11:08 AM
Blues are game .... sounds like a blast....we just did m-22 in a cage....not the same

Klimoman
05-26-2014, 12:57 PM
I mapped it out quickly to get an estimate and it is 966 miles. Was thinking of making it a 3 day trip August 1-3, 2014. Go about 350 miles a day. 2 nights hotel stay.

Does this weekend work for you guys?

Klimoman
05-26-2014, 01:02 PM
All of August is open for us as my son's baseball season is over.

Bagger Dave
05-26-2014, 01:22 PM
I mapped it out quickly to get an estimate and it is 966 miles. Was thinking of making it a 3 day trip August 1-3, 2014. Go about 350 miles a day. 2 nights hotel stay.

Does this weekend work for you guys?

I'm off that weekend Fri-Sun Aug. 1-3

bombdog
05-27-2014, 08:56 AM
I feel sick so I could probably make that. That would be my first sick day in over 12 years.

leebo
05-27-2014, 10:28 AM
r u goin 2 post the route?

Firetaz419
05-27-2014, 10:45 AM
I'm working the 1-3 and that's to many days for me to take off work, sorry guys I'm out on this one

bigblue13
05-27-2014, 02:24 PM
Still Interesting? Post route and plans

RedneckMedic
05-27-2014, 02:59 PM
Ya Klimo copy the route you put on the facetube so all the losers who aren't your friends can see. Haha.

Mudpuppy
05-27-2014, 03:12 PM
we need to do a 2 wheel weekend at hocking hills

Thruxtonbill
05-27-2014, 03:48 PM
we need to do a 2 wheel weekend at hocking hills
I'm up for that.

Klimoman
05-27-2014, 04:20 PM
Ya Klimo copy the route you put on the facetube so all the losers who aren't your friends can see. Haha.

i threw that map up as a rough estimate. I want to hit the Tunnel of Trees, etc. once I plan the route better I will post it.

bigblue13
05-27-2014, 04:25 PM
Now that's a trip!!!

Klimoman
05-27-2014, 06:15 PM
http://www.lakeviewhuskiesbaseball.com/iframe/mitten_tour.jpg

Klimoman
05-27-2014, 06:17 PM
https://www.google.com/maps/dir/42.4952353,-82.9174179/41.7992122,-86.7071516/Petoskey/45.7724621,-84.7349182/44.04136,-82.9952333/43.0011884,-82.4412478/42.5077032,-82.9188898/@44.4406625,-84.5759059,6z/am=t/data=!3m1!4b1!4m64!4m63!1m15!3m4!1m2!1d-83.8255583!2d42.1484016!3s0x883cbb89990bf7fd:0x42b 663a101a1dd8c!3m4!1m2!1d-84.787555!2d41.9533459!3s0x883d7aae12874559:0xcc3e bf151ce0a3c4!3m4!1m2!1d-85.5901281!2d41.7973054!3s0x88165577b2ea1caf:0x4ac cda6b46758b8e!1m10!3m4!1m2!1d-86.0992271!2d44.6203637!3s0x881e72a3f8c02b33:0xd27 69cf040fa4c!3m4!1m2!1d-85.3496566!2d45.0520217!3s0x4d4acf5e604597eb:0xafe b0b5b007a920c!1m10!1m1!1s0x4d4a8384d78f8ca9:0xcf27 b68ff6cbd401!2m2!1d-84.9553296!2d45.3733428!3m4!1m2!1d-85.0912476!2d45.5974375!3s0x4d4a66eccd462a4b:0x901 bd95f87fc55ea!1m10!3m4!1m2!1d-83.3118188!2d44.5355849!3s0x882740e6c28917e1:0xc52 866997e751573!3m4!1m2!1d-83.9678071!2d43.7962389!3s0x8821686420c81d3f:0x67c 503b7ff08236!1m10!3m4!1m2!1d-82.5039588!2d43.1631536!3s0x88259426efd98979:0xdd5 bacc89db5d90f!3m4!1m2!1d-82.4562725!2d43.032426!3s0x88259bc87fd0e6dd:0x405f c5f4ae12a811!1m0!1m0!3e0?hl=en

Klimoman
05-27-2014, 06:25 PM
I figured 350 miles a day. Starting at say 0900 and stopping for the day around 1900 hours each day for 3 days. Stops as necessary for fuel, stretching out, maybe 100 miles then stop?

At 1900 we get to a hotel and grab some dinner and a few drinks.... Hang out until whenever, then back at it at 0900 the next day, etc.

Gas Man
05-27-2014, 06:47 PM
I've done that west side route many times... it's nice!

bombdog
05-28-2014, 08:37 AM
I am Down Can we cross that big bridge also?

Lilblue
05-28-2014, 09:46 AM
My booty hurts just lookin at that map :) Good thing Bigblue has a couch on the back of his harley :) WOOOOT

Mudpuppy
05-28-2014, 01:55 PM
My version, if I was to join you, would be trailering to meet you in Ludington - skipping the slab portion - and riding to Alpena before I peel off to hit some back roads just South of Alpena.

detdrbuzzard
05-28-2014, 07:06 PM
I rode around the Thumb today and had a blast. During Lunch a guy we rode with mentioned a Mitten Tour where they rode around the outside of the lower peninsula, Tunnel of Trees, Thumb, etc. he said they did it over a weekend, leaving early Saturday morning and getting a hotel for Saturday night and finishing the trip on Sunday.

Just curious if there would be any interest from you guys for a Two Wheel Weekend and do this Mitten Tour?

i would map it out and book hotel if so.

so when you rode around the thumb where did you end up at? I usually take 21 mile back to Jefferson then follow m-29 and m-25 around ending up at bay city state park

Gas Man
05-28-2014, 09:57 PM
I can't cross the bridge anymore because that means my white ass would be on my bike in the UP... that is a no no.

bombdog
05-29-2014, 09:09 AM
I can't cross the bridge anymore because that means my white ass would be on my bike in the UP... that is a no no.

I still have never been there and I will put those little deer call whistle things on your bike.

Bagger Dave
05-29-2014, 09:25 AM
I still have never been there and I will put those little deer call whistle things on your bike. :lol: he already has them on his bike!

Mudpuppy
05-29-2014, 11:19 AM
Yes but he rolls around in doe urine before a ride - kind of confuses the white tailed bastards.

bombdog
05-29-2014, 11:32 AM
:lol: he already has them on his bike!


Yes but he rolls around in doe urine before a ride - kind of confuses the white tailed bastards.

:lmao:

Gas Man
05-29-2014, 08:36 PM
:lol: he already has them on his bike!

I do... an electric version. Dan, you didn't hear it sunday?

Klimoman
06-24-2014, 08:44 PM
Wife and I still want to do this. We are going to add a day - either Friday or Monday to see more stuff and enjoy the ride more. I want to call and reserve the necessary hotel rooms. Is anyone planning on going still? Need to reserve the rooms if so. Alpena is having Bike Fest that weekend. Might be cool to see that.

bombdog
06-25-2014, 08:41 AM
I really want to go just not sure if I can get off.

RedneckMedic
06-25-2014, 12:19 PM
I really want to go just not sure if I can get off.Ditto

Klimoman
06-25-2014, 05:56 PM
I really want to go just not sure if I can get off.


Ditto

Can't believe you guys have a hard time "getting off". I'm in and out....

RedneckMedic
06-26-2014, 12:09 AM
Can't believe you guys have a hard time "getting off". I'm in and out....Its tough sometimes but I usually manage.