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RedneckMedic
08-14-2014, 12:21 AM
Last thursday left to head up to Mancelona for the week and convinced the girlfriend to let me ride up while she took the car and took the dog. Got a late start to the day didnt leave until 1400 and still took the long way over to 31 and up 22 them headed back east to mancelona. Did about 415 miles that day. Picked up a hitch hiker on the bars. Little dragon fly at my first gas stop. http://i808.photobucket.com/albums/zz2/lrpetric/57CDCD05-E873-4C35-8501-10E741F09098_zpsz3hwa2rf.jpg (http://s808.photobucket.com/user/lrpetric/media/57CDCD05-E873-4C35-8501-10E741F09098_zpsz3hwa2rf.jpg.html)Then on 22 at the scenic look out caught a beautiful sunset and smoked a cigar. Got a little sketchy aftewards when it was dark. Saw a deer right when I turned out to get back on the road and as dark as it was I was only a little scared. http://i808.photobucket.com/albums/zz2/lrpetric/AE57C162-51F8-45D5-B373-83EE1BFD0957_zpsbcwxuuht.jpg (http://s808.photobucket.com/user/lrpetric/media/AE57C162-51F8-45D5-B373-83EE1BFD0957_zpsbcwxuuht.jpg.html)Ended up with 415 miles that day and wished I could have had a few more hours of daylight to ride more. Next day did a little riding. Rode the cr500 on the dirt for the first time and that took some getting used to. Never road a bike on the dirt and the 500 was a fun challenge. http://i808.photobucket.com/albums/zz2/lrpetric/C78AB04D-6788-4F73-8819-FCCCBE805E7E_zpswcw1iyth.jpg (http://s808.photobucket.com/user/lrpetric/media/C78AB04D-6788-4F73-8819-FCCCBE805E7E_zpswcw1iyth.jpg.html)Then got the commander stuck in a mud whole with kaley. The water on the driver side was up to my waiste. The winch only had 50 ft of cord so had to have her parents show up in her jeep to have something to hook up to. Only got a little dirty. http://i808.photobucket.com/albums/zz2/lrpetric/9B997830-8D8C-49C0-91B1-42076D5B16DC_zpsptdcxvwr.jpg (http://s808.photobucket.com/user/lrpetric/media/9B997830-8D8C-49C0-91B1-42076D5B16DC_zpsptdcxvwr.jpg.html)http://i808.photobucket.com/albums/zz2/lrpetric/98115DA1-95B4-43B0-9DE6-D466F75C1756_zpsgsepqc2b.jpg (http://s808.photobucket.com/user/lrpetric/media/98115DA1-95B4-43B0-9DE6-D466F75C1756_zpsgsepqc2b.jpg.html)http://i808.photobucket.com/albums/zz2/lrpetric/BB1A450C-99A1-4CFE-A0A0-B0E74A73DD74_zps27r9qt25.jpg (http://s808.photobucket.com/user/lrpetric/media/BB1A450C-99A1-4CFE-A0A0-B0E74A73DD74_zps27r9qt25.jpg.html)http://i808.photobucket.com/albums/zz2/lrpetric/F1230952-51E0-44A0-937C-4C7CE1F35AE1_zpsmghjbrox.jpg (http://s808.photobucket.com/user/lrpetric/media/F1230952-51E0-44A0-937C-4C7CE1F35AE1_zpsmghjbrox.jpg.html)The next day went took the raptor out and ended up having to get towed home. It just died and still haven't figured that one out yet. Might have to pull the motor next trip up. http://i808.photobucket.com/albums/zz2/lrpetric/E363DA50-EE3D-4F60-B918-B52C4ECEC725_zpsjpcngc1v.jpg (http://s808.photobucket.com/user/lrpetric/media/E363DA50-EE3D-4F60-B918-B52C4ECEC725_zpsjpcngc1v.jpg.html)Since the raptor was down went back to riding the old warrior and rolled it a couple times and one of the times I think I cracked a couple ribs. It only hurts if I move or breathe lol. Did a bit more riding on the glide in the area and made it to shorts brewery and legs inn but my dirt riding for the week was done couldn't take the bumps any more. Rode on back home today and glad I missed the flooding shit show. Kaley got some shots of me on the way home. Did about 830 round trip. Not bad for not leaving the state this week. http://i808.photobucket.com/albums/zz2/lrpetric/96BF2D54-F9B1-43F6-BFE7-928EBF0C2892_zpsjeovbvzs.jpg (http://s808.photobucket.com/user/lrpetric/media/96BF2D54-F9B1-43F6-BFE7-928EBF0C2892_zpsjeovbvzs.jpg.html)http://i808.photobucket.com/albums/zz2/lrpetric/7E76BC80-6300-4E17-8619-F7F6C9CE39C3_zpsuw4biekz.jpg (http://s808.photobucket.com/user/lrpetric/media/7E76BC80-6300-4E17-8619-F7F6C9CE39C3_zpsuw4biekz.jpg.html)http://i808.photobucket.com/albums/zz2/lrpetric/7E50F1CE-407E-4EC7-B1B7-4E075D6D6FAB_zpszdevk2xt.jpg (http://s808.photobucket.com/user/lrpetric/media/7E50F1CE-407E-4EC7-B1B7-4E075D6D6FAB_zpszdevk2xt.jpg.html)

Bagger Dave
08-14-2014, 07:14 AM
Cool pic's Lance! glad you guys had fun :rockwoot: hope your feeling better

bombdog
08-14-2014, 09:42 AM
Sweet Looks like lots of fun! Ribs suck I have broke and cracked several months of fun.

Mudpuppy
08-14-2014, 12:57 PM
Cool pics looks like fun Lance. Um you think the raptor "just" dying has anything to do with burying it under 50 feet deep of water and mud? lol. It might dry out by the time you go back.

RedneckMedic
08-14-2014, 02:14 PM
Cool pics looks like fun Lance. Um you think the raptor "just" dying has anything to do with burying it under 50 feet deep of water and mud? lol. It might dry out by the time you go back.Raptor never got wet it was bone dry up there except that spot which is basically in the middle of lake that always gets dry in the middle in the summer. Raptor was running awesome until it just died. No spitting or sputtering came around a corner and just shut off. When got home noticed the oil was a little low so guessing it was running a little hot from low oil. So went to do a fluid change and then kaleys dad snapped the bottom of the oil bag trying to get the drain plug out. So that put a kabosh on that until we get a new bag. Good news is no shavings in the oil.

Mudpuppy
08-14-2014, 02:45 PM
Maybe it has a harley motor?

sfcusaret2004
08-14-2014, 03:17 PM
that dragon fly on the bars is doing a great impression of a horse fly! just sayin'

bombdog
08-14-2014, 03:56 PM
Maybe it has a harley motor? :loser::wtf::fu2::rofl:.....

Chain
08-14-2014, 04:54 PM
Ahhh, Mancelona, we have friends that have a cabin in Kalkaska. One of our normal drive through towns on our beer runs... Nice area, but NOT really up north.... ;) I know, I know... you southern staters it is!

Thanks for sharing the pics!!!

detdrbuzzard
08-14-2014, 06:30 PM
sounds like a nice road trip lance, I still haven't made it over to m-22

Gas Man
08-15-2014, 01:08 AM
That's awesome man!! Looks like allot of fun!!!

Klimoman
08-15-2014, 05:03 PM
Looks like fun ...

junkyardjon
08-16-2014, 04:05 AM
sounds like a good time for sure

ChefC14
09-28-2014, 09:04 PM
Ya now, when you guys get up this way you should give me a yell. I live by Petoskey. Always glad to hit the back roads with someone.

RedneckMedic
09-29-2014, 12:41 AM
Ya now, when you guys get up this way you should give me a yell. I live by Petoskey. Always glad to hit the back roads with someone.Well I'll be moving up there in 3 weeks and will be working I petoskey

Moesride
09-29-2014, 01:56 PM
My oldest played Hockey for the Northern Michigan black bear in the northern Ontario hockey league back in the day. Home ice was St. Ignace. He lived with a billet family for a year in Pelston and finished his High school year at Petoskey high school. (11 yrs. ago) Had a few visits to your hospital Lance after a few hockey games so I've been in the area a few times...lol

ChefC14
10-17-2014, 01:08 AM
Redneck, where you working? I worked at the hospital for 11 years but McLaren decided my job was unnecessary so now I work for Boyne.

RedneckMedic
10-17-2014, 01:17 AM
I'll be at mclaren

ChefC14
12-17-2014, 11:28 PM
Ask anyone if they remember the midnight cook Marco.