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Chain
09-18-2014, 08:48 AM
So Labor Day weekend the wife and I decided to ride up to Silver City by Porcupine Mts. It was a wet weekend, but we had a blast together as usual. Camera took a shit, so it was working part of the time, and taking shit pics the next.... so we don't have much, but thought I'd share. If ever looking to go up, I'd recommend it totally!


This was our route we took once we got to the UP.

We left our house on Friday after work, pulled out at 6 sharp. First stop was Manistique. Pulled in at 1030. Rained the last 20 miles. Almost creamed a deer doing 80 on 75 (I am talking inches, closest call I ever had, totally locked the breaks up) cars were pulling past us and putting thumbs up as I cleaned the shit from down the back of my leg... from both me and wife.

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This is what we rode in all day Saturday.

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We always look for "Hole in the wall" bars, we write the info down for future stops. This place took first place thus far. I didn't take a picture, cause the locals were already looking at us like we were aliens... but they had a spot cut out (looked like a sawzall hole) in the counter with a lunch cooler stuffed in it, it contained ice for drinks... that was just one of the nice perks here...

Sagola Bar
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Lake Superior. Silver City, Our hotel. Americinn (recommend this place, Great free breakfast)
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Brownstone Inn, hoity toity little place... expensive beers. We usually always stop any how.
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Shooters B&G Munising, (on the way home) Small brewery, good eats, fire wood pizza!
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Marquette, The Dry Dock B&G
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Ended up staying in New Berry Sunday... (I hate that town, borefest!!!)

And heading home Monday.
Just outside Trout Lake, an old abandoned resort, always wanted to stop and look around... IDK why... Place was left more than 10 years ago, and looks like they just walked away. Crazy...
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This room door was kicked in... comforters stolen. All the other rooms were left like they were ready for occupants. Creepy!
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Traffic wasn't bad, considering they had the bridge walk.
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Road in torrential down pour, and right past the tornado that touched down near Gaylord. Nice slanted ride home! lol

All done, 1150 and some odd miles. Still had fun, even with the lack of sun shine!

Kosher
09-18-2014, 11:28 AM
Looks like a great ride, Chain, that hotel does look creepy! I'm amazed it hasnt been looted.

So the Fugly is treating you well, I take it?

Chain
09-18-2014, 03:41 PM
Looks like a great ride, Chain, that hotel does look creepy! I'm amazed it hasnt been looted.

So the Fugly is treating you well, I take it?


Yes she is. I don't like the low windshield, but it's NOT a deal breaker! Were riding it to Sturgis next year regardless.

Moesride
09-18-2014, 03:44 PM
Great pictures.... love what you did to the bike.

Gas Man
09-18-2014, 10:15 PM
Awesome man. Looks allot like our path last year...

Bagger Dave
09-18-2014, 11:26 PM
Cool pic's! Yep, what Gas said.....your RG looks sweet!

Chain
09-19-2014, 08:45 AM
Great pictures.... love what you did to the bike.

Cool pic's! Yep, what Gas said.....your RG looks sweet!
Thank you sirs!


Awesome man. Looks allot like our path last year...

Was that the deer impact ride? A guy was killed up there earlier this year near Ontanagan somewhere hitting a bear....

Kosher
09-19-2014, 10:05 AM
Yes she is. I don't like the low windshield, but it's NOT a deal breaker! Were riding it to Sturgis next year regardless.

Windshields are cheap!

Gas Man
09-19-2014, 10:58 AM
Yeah my dear trip....

owl
09-19-2014, 10:59 AM
Your Roadie looks good. Big difference on the highway from a Street/Electra Glide

Klimoman
09-20-2014, 08:02 AM
Looks like a cool trip......

Tazman
09-21-2014, 02:45 PM
Looks like a great time. I'll be heading up that way in Oct. but in the cage with the wife to see the fall colors.

Chain
09-21-2014, 03:24 PM
Looks like a great time. I'll be heading up that way in Oct. but in the cage with the wife to see the fall colors.

That's funny, cause were heading back up there in the cage also, Oct 10th... Kids vaca... This is when I wish we had a sidecar.... ;) I'd take the bike...

detdrbuzzard
09-22-2014, 06:18 AM
that's the general area of the U.P. I want to go visit next summer, thanks for sharing