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Chain
09-29-2014, 09:22 AM
So the wife and I decided to go for a quick day trip to the bridge to not only ride, but to access the colors...

I figured we could all chime in with a mini report.

Grayling to Gaylord area along I75 looked to be about 65% color. Some really nice colors.

Mackinaw was maybe 15%.

Tunnel of trees wasn't even 10%.

437 miles for the day and a wonderful day for it!

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Moesride
09-29-2014, 01:49 PM
Nice Chain. Thanks for the share. I can't contribute much on a riding and colors perspective. Haven't ridden since Oct. /13...so technically my fall color is still gray! lol

RedneckMedic
09-29-2014, 03:16 PM
After going from the downriver area last week and back the colors around the gaylord area are about 40% I would say. Some spots more than others but they are nice vibrant reds and oranges. Down here nothing.

sfcusaret2004
09-29-2014, 08:25 PM
We must have just missed ya Chain. The wife and I spent the weekend in Cross Village. Did the sunset thing Friday night at Legs inn.Rented a house at the north end of town for $80.00 a night! Blue Road Glide Ultra and red Gold wing out front when we were there. did the TOT southbound Saturday morning, spent the better part of the day on the beach just south of Morris lane then down to Harbor Springs for dinner at the New York. (insider tip- if you order before 5:30, second entree is free!) great food and excellent service from Jerry and his son. Back up 77 for sunset on the waterfront below Legs inn. Sunday rode the mission peninsula then 72 to 22 and 22 around torch lake to Crystal lake. Lunch in Frankfort then 115 to 127 south. took 22 east to Owosso then 52 south to Williamston then 43 (grand River)home to Howell. Can verify the color report. 40-60% up north with more color inland than on the water. a perfect weekend to put 1200 miles on the bike. Will post pics sometime this week when I get a chance.

Gas Man
09-29-2014, 09:26 PM
You guys rock!

Bagger Dave
09-29-2014, 10:43 PM
Cool pic's Shane! the RG is looking sweet! :rockwoot:

Moesride
09-30-2014, 08:10 AM
A bit off topic but where did you get the pinstripe for the bags? Looking to do this on mine and have no idea where to start. Thanks and again you and your bride look a perfect match.

Chain
09-30-2014, 09:48 AM
We must have just missed ya Chain. The wife and I spent the weekend in Cross Village. Did the sunset thing Friday night at Legs inn.Rented a house at the north end of town for $80.00 a night! Blue Road Glide Ultra and red Gold wing out front when we were there. did the TOT southbound Saturday morning, spent the better part of the day on the beach just south of Morris lane then down to Harbor Springs for dinner at the New York. (insider tip- if you order before 5:30, second entree is free!) great food and excellent service from Jerry and his son. Back up 77 for sunset on the waterfront below Legs inn. Sunday rode the mission peninsula then 72 to 22 and 22 around torch lake to Crystal lake. Lunch in Frankfort then 115 to 127 south. took 22 east to Owosso then 52 south to Williamston then 43 (grand River)home to Howell. Can verify the color report. 40-60% up north with more color inland than on the water. a perfect weekend to put 1200 miles on the bike. Will post pics sometime this week when I get a chance.WOW!!! 1200 miles and NOT even leave the lower is impressive!!!! NICE!!!!
You guys rock!
Cool pic's Shane! the RG is looking sweet! :rockwoot:Thanks guys!

A bit off topic but where did you get the pinstripe for the bags? Looking to do this on mine and have no idea where to start. Thanks and again you and your bride look a perfect match.My painter did it.... sorry NOT any help, but I would imagine any place selling auto paint would have it. And Thank you for the compliment!

Gas Man
09-30-2014, 09:20 PM
A bit off topic but where did you get the pinstripe for the bags? Looking to do this on mine and have no idea where to start. Thanks and again you and your bride look a perfect match.
Jim from my work and I have an old school pin striper.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/E84BE22D-42C3-4DD2-ABE6-5BFE69DCACDC-3073-0000032EDBB80C62_zps90f40b18.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/E84BE22D-42C3-4DD2-ABE6-5BFE69DCACDC-3073-0000032EDBB80C62_zps90f40b18.jpg.html)

Moesride
10-01-2014, 02:12 PM
Good G....thanks. Not sure what to do yet but something subtle to fill in the lower of the cvo bags. Maybe put this in a different thread, I'm open for ideas. Don't want to jack Chains thread more than I have.

sfcusaret2004
10-01-2014, 03:25 PM
as promised, more pictures from this weekends color ride.

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First picture is form the back yard of Legs inn, second is around Claire or caddilac, third is coming into petoskey, fourth and fifth are from the port of cross village. all were taken with a samsung digital point and shoot.

sfcusaret2004
10-01-2014, 03:37 PM
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first three pictures are from the scenic overlook on Mission Peninsula and the last 2 are on cr 77 from harbor springs to cross village.

Tazman
10-04-2014, 08:45 AM
Headed up to the UP this weekend and made it to St Ignace but didn't check in to hotel. Moved reservations to next weekend as the rain and fog made it pointless to try to see the colors. There were a few pretty areas on the way back north of Grayling. Headed back Friday as this weekend look to be a lot better weather.

RedneckMedic
10-04-2014, 07:49 PM
The colors are changing quick up there. Did a quick overnighter in mancelona and they are close to peak.

Tazman
10-06-2014, 07:19 PM
Its always hard to hit it right dead on peak. I remember a Fall Color ride we did back down in Missouri and we were just a tad late. We later called it the dead stick ride. LMAO :lmao:

Chain
10-07-2014, 10:37 AM
Got this off the porkies FB page.... looks like this weekend will be about the end... or close to it. Were heading up Friday (Porcupine Mts). Taken Sunday Oct. 5th supposedly.

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Gas Man
10-07-2014, 11:34 AM
That's awesome Chain!!

sfcusaret2004
10-07-2014, 11:42 AM
Got this off the porkies FB page.... looks like this weekend will be about the end... or close to it. Were heading up Friday (Porcupine Mts). Taken Sunday Oct. 5th supposedly.

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Awesome color. we're going down to Texas soon and will post some pic's when we get back.

Mudpuppy
10-07-2014, 02:20 PM
Another year another missed opportunity on fall colors.. maybe next year. I don't use samsung point and shoot camera so not sure I would get any good shots anyways.

sfcusaret2004
10-07-2014, 06:01 PM
hey mud, bite me! Use what ya got with ya. Not every picture has to be perfect. I'm all about framing the perfect shot, but just like the bike you ride, we're all individuals and do what we want with out knocking the dude next to us. If the Samsung will allow me to capture the image in an instant, I'm using it. If I have time to break out the DSLR and frame the shot, I'm down for that too! and by the way the picture from the porky's website has obviously been heavily edited, and mine obviously haven't. Keep the rubber side up dude.

Tazman
10-11-2014, 08:19 PM
Well we had to cancel our trip due to some family stuff that came up. Bummin big time. Well maybe next year. I'll just stick around here and see what we can and get ready to hunker down for another long cold winter. But until then I'll sdtill be getting some riding time in.