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Bob
11-07-2009, 11:15 AM
I thought this might be a good place for people to post some roads or maps of where they like to ride.

vortech302
11-07-2009, 06:10 PM
One route I rode quite a bit in the summer was I'd meet a couple buddies at B Dubs in Southgate for lunch, then Eureka, Telegraph to 96, turn around Tele to 75 home. That or when I lived in Brownstown I'd take North Huron to Jefferson, take that to 75 then 75 south into Toledo, tool around then come back. Nothing really special about either except Telegraph is really smooth.

RedneckMedic
11-07-2009, 07:08 PM
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=13341+commonwealth&daddr=Fort+St+to:19265+West+Rd,+Woodhaven,+MI+4818 3-3370+(Big+Apple+Bagels)+to:fort+st+and+west+to:US+ Turnpike+Rd+to:N+Dixie+Hwy+to:N+Dixie+Hwy+to:I-75+N+to:I-75+N+to:41.993691,-83.325462+to:I-275+N+to:Michigan+Ave+to:Geddes+Rd+to:N+Dixboro+Rd +to:Penniman+Ave+to:N+Main+St+to:Plymouth+Rd+to:Ed ward+N+Hines+Dr+to:Ford+Rd%2FMI-153+E+to:Southfield+Rd+to:Dix+Toledo+Rd+to:Trenton +Rd+to:Commonwealth+St&hl=en&geocode=FVoBhAIdEKoK-ynJ9SjpaTc7iDEWifeyk3rWvQ%3BFXIIgwId8p4K-w%3BFWQEgwIdmBgK-yFiqXWlS43fXilBlQIe7Dg7iDGFs5BCPpqxPQ%3BFWYGgwIdVZ 0K-ykp7Tg_Ejk7iDEZWMJTHS1GsQ%3BFQw5gQIdmBIK-w%3BFdizgAIdCBwJ-w%3BFQzCfwIdZg8I-w%3BFUCmgAIdxnII-w%3BFUCmgAIdxnII-w%3B%3BFdIOhQIdysoG-w%3BFdoRhQIdhkYG-w%3BFdMNhQId80wD-w%3BFVZshgIdnGgD-w%3BFfyHhgIdJlsG-w%3BFa2chgIdAXwG-w%3BFWychgId6JEG-w%3BFXPlhQIdocUJ-w%3BFV3jhQIdsDUK-w%3BFR7EhAIdgowK-w%3BFf4lhAId1I8K-w%3BFfABhAId-pEK-w%3BFU0ChAId_6gK-w&mra=dme&mrcr=5&mrsp=9&sz=12&via=1,5,8,9&sll=42.000325,-83.258514&sspn=0.146704,0.307274&ie=UTF8&z=12


did this ride today stopped once for gas and forgot about lunch lol. it has a little bit of everything from freeway to some nice scenery and some turns.

the reason for the stop at big apple was to get my sunglasses out of the old ladies car

telecast
11-07-2009, 07:51 PM
I would urge people, if you're posting a map make sure it doesn't include your home address as a start or stop point.

RedneckMedic
11-07-2009, 08:22 PM
woops didnt even notice i did that

Gas Man
11-08-2009, 12:48 AM
Nice route rugby!!

Good call Tele!

telecast
11-09-2009, 12:08 PM
Here's my favorite ride. It takes quite a bit out of me and there aren't many places to stop and eat. I call it my 'Iron Butt'. It's really only for long weekends or when you're on vacation.....

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=E+Lewis+Ave&daddr=E+Lewis+Ave+to:Lee+St+to:E+Miller+Ave+to:Mar vin+St+to:42.094329,-83.679417&hl=en&geocode=FRhPggIdxycD-w%3BFSxPggIdLCsD-w%3BFTBLggIdSisD-w%3BFRJLggIdpiQD-w%3BFdpOggIdgCQD-w%3B&mra=mi&mrcr=4&mrsp=5&sz=17&sll=42.094529,-83.679192&sspn=0.004514,0.0103&ie=UTF8&ll=42.093844,-83.678817&spn=0.004514,0.0103&z=17

RedneckMedic
11-09-2009, 07:38 PM
i havent done that one in a while. that is usually saved for first and last ride of the year.

Bob
11-09-2009, 08:14 PM
i havent done that one in a while. that is usually saved for first and last ride of the year.

Yeah, that was just like my first ride this year. LOL

vortech302
11-09-2009, 10:24 PM
Tele do you gotta stop for fuel on that ride?

telecast
11-09-2009, 11:33 PM
Only on the Sporty. On the Road King I can get two trips, but that's way too much for me on a single weekend.

SportstersPaul
12-06-2009, 12:47 AM
Here's my favorite ride. It takes quite a bit out of me and there aren't many places to stop and eat. I call it my 'Iron Butt'. It's really only for long weekends or when you're on vacation.....

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=E+Lewis+Ave&daddr=E+Lewis+Ave+to:Lee+St+to:E+Miller+Ave+to:Mar vin+St+to:42.094329,-83.679417&hl=en&geocode=FRhPggIdxycD-w%3BFSxPggIdLCsD-w%3BFTBLggIdSisD-w%3BFRJLggIdpiQD-w%3BFdpOggIdgCQD-w%3B&mra=mi&mrcr=4&mrsp=5&sz=17&sll=42.094529,-83.679192&sspn=0.004514,0.0103&ie=UTF8&ll=42.093844,-83.678817&spn=0.004514,0.0103&z=17
Hey, I think I can handle that one! When is the next one?

wango
04-16-2010, 01:48 AM
This is our favorite saturday or sunday ride, its about a 100 miles or so, lots of curves, hills, lakes and small towns with good eats. We cut loops out of this for evening rides. Gun Lake/Yankee springs is great riding, M-43 from Hastings to Kalamazoo is a snake (by Michigan standards), Al Capones hideout is on Chicago Point overlooking Gun Lake (I have no clue which one was his). Warning: alot of deer after dark. Not usually too bad during daylight hours.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=vermontville,+mi&daddr=hastings,+mi+to:Gun+Lake+Rd+to:126th+Ave+to: Wildwood+Rd+to:W+Pine+Lake+Rd+to:Kellogg+School+Rd +to:w+lake+rd+to:bellevue+to:vermontville&geocode=FT13igIdXqLu-inrl3FCzQgYiDFq4Kdmd6RGkg%3BFWy5igIdqJDq-imtQxSwez0YiDGGujkZn5uajw%3BFZU5igIdEubn-g%3BFagqigId4qrm-g%3BFQvziQIdBNDn-g%3BFfOjiAIdepfo-g%3BFaOzhwIdA0Tp-g%3BFcTmhwIdIMXs-ilhA_6tdx0YiDEWwk2RStZN1A%3BFWyihwIdQrru-im138mPjQEYiDF08aNQPw12Dg%3B&hl=en&mra=ls&sll=42.529808,-85.282745&sspn=0.428078,0.862427&ie=UTF8&ll=42.529808,-85.281372&spn=0.428078,0.862427&z=10

Gas Man
04-16-2010, 09:25 AM
Nice loop Wango

Rider
04-16-2010, 09:45 AM
This is our favorite saturday or sunday ride, its about a 100 miles or so, lots of curves, hills, lakes and small towns with good eats. We cut loops out of this for evening rides. Gun Lake/Yankee springs is great riding, M-43 from Hastings to Kalamazoo is a snake (by Michigan standards), Al Capones hideout is on Chicago Point overlooking Gun Lake (I have no clue which one was his). Warning: alot of deer after dark. Not usually too bad during daylight hours.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=vermontville,+mi&daddr=hastings,+mi+to:Gun+Lake+Rd+to:126th+Ave+to: Wildwood+Rd+to:W+Pine+Lake+Rd+to:Kellogg+School+Rd +to:bellevue+to:MI-66+S+to:vermontville&geocode=FT13igIdXqLu-inrl3FCzQgYiDFq4Kdmd6RGkg%3BFWy5igIdqJDq-imtQxSwez0YiDGGujkZn5uajw%3BFZU5igIdEubn-g%3BFagqigId4qrm-g%3BFQvziQIdBNDn-g%3BFfOjiAIdepfo-g%3BFaOzhwIdA0Tp-g%3BFWyihwIdQrru-im138mPjQEYiDF08aNQPw12Dg%3BFbZRhwId5B_t-g%3B&hl=en&mra=ls&sll=42.529808,-85.282745&sspn=0.428078,0.862427&ie=UTF8&z=10

Ridden in that area many times. I love the Yankee Springs/Gull Lake/Gun Lake area. Do you by chance belong to Ride motorcycle group?

wango
04-16-2010, 11:36 AM
Ridden in that area many times. I love the Yankee Springs/Gull Lake/Gun Lake area. Do you by chance belong to Ride motorcycle group?

I recently joined the Patriot Riders, but I haven't been on any rides with them yet. They do some real cool stuff, they escorted my son's unit from the airport to the armory when they came home from Baghdad, it was very cool.

We don't belong to any groups/clubs yet, kids keep us pretty busy.

We always make the Vietnam Welcome Home ride, its a police escort no stops ride, ends at the Vietnam Memorial in Lansing. Last year the Air National Guard escorted with a helicopter it was awesome.

We also ride in a few of the Michigan Military Family Benefit Fund rides, raises money for families of Michigan soldiers.
http://www.cyclematters.com/motorcycle-events/USA/michigan

horrorbusiness
04-16-2010, 11:50 AM
This is our favorite saturday or sunday ride, its about a 100 miles or so, lots of curves, hills, lakes and small towns with good eats. We cut loops out of this for evening rides. Gun Lake/Yankee springs is great riding, M-43 from Hastings to Kalamazoo is a snake (by Michigan standards), Al Capones hideout is on Chicago Point overlooking Gun Lake (I have no clue which one was his). Warning: alot of deer after dark. Not usually too bad during daylight hours.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=vermontville,+mi&daddr=hastings,+mi+to:Gun+Lake+Rd+to:126th+Ave+to: Wildwood+Rd+to:W+Pine+Lake+Rd+to:Kellogg+School+Rd +to:w+lake+rd+to:bellevue+to:vermontville&geocode=FT13igIdXqLu-inrl3FCzQgYiDFq4Kdmd6RGkg%3BFWy5igIdqJDq-imtQxSwez0YiDGGujkZn5uajw%3BFZU5igIdEubn-g%3BFagqigId4qrm-g%3BFQvziQIdBNDn-g%3BFfOjiAIdepfo-g%3BFaOzhwIdA0Tp-g%3BFcTmhwIdIMXs-ilhA_6tdx0YiDEWwk2RStZN1A%3BFWyihwIdQrru-im138mPjQEYiDF08aNQPw12Dg%3B&hl=en&mra=ls&sll=42.529808,-85.282745&sspn=0.428078,0.862427&ie=UTF8&ll=42.529808,-85.281372&spn=0.428078,0.862427&z=10

The larger yellow house with the brown roof was Capone's house. The house up on the hill was the look out. If you stand in front of the place and look across the lake you're looking at my grandparents place.

wango
04-17-2010, 09:20 AM
Nice loop Wango

Thanks gas man, if you make it up this way treat yourself to a few hours riding around the yankee springs, gun lake, gull lake area, worth the trip.

wango
04-17-2010, 09:22 AM
Ridden in that area many times. I love the Yankee Springs/Gull Lake/Gun Lake area. Do you by chance belong to Ride motorcycle group?


Do you belong to Ride?

wango
04-17-2010, 09:23 AM
The larger yellow house with the brown roof was Capone's house. The house up on the hill was the look out. If you stand in front of the place and look across the lake you're looking at my grandparents place.


Do you ride it very often?

telecast
04-17-2010, 09:31 AM
Been to Gull Lake many times, stayed at the old Kellog Manor while studying for my MDPH water treatment licenses. Was in Plainwell once on a Mayor's Exchange Day and did a project in South Haven. Beautiful area.

Gas Man
04-17-2010, 11:11 AM
Thanks gas man, if you make it up this way treat yourself to a few hours riding around the yankee springs, gun lake, gull lake area, worth the trip.
For sure thanks!

Rider
04-19-2010, 09:58 AM
Do you belong to Ride?

No but I've ridden with them a handful of times.

horrorbusiness
04-19-2010, 07:30 PM
Do you ride it very often?

I have been going to Gun lake since 87-88 and ain't rode my bike there one damm time. When I go I spend as much time in or on the water as I can. I have been looking at Chicago Pointe for a long time. Right next door to the Grand parents was the old gun lake fur shack/ice shack/general store that they would drag out onto the ice in the winter months. The clown who owned it tore it down and built an ugly ass cabin. Letting that other ass hat tear down the bay pointe was also a stupid move.

horrorbusiness
04-19-2010, 07:37 PM
My most covered root, is woodword, from the loop to the poop.

jerrygsx
05-15-2010, 09:31 PM
Rode this today with a friend. Total time with 1 stop for lunch was about 2 1/2 hours. Nice roads especially around the water. Started and ended at Hall rd and Mound. Took us through Algonac and Marine City and of course farm country. Here is the route and of course a Video:

http://www.mapquest.com/mq/6-py_YLprcy5hKjWKU


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gC0jdrJoSM
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gC0jdrJoSM)

Gas Man
05-15-2010, 11:48 PM
Looks nice Jerry. How'd you figure that one out?

jerrygsx
05-16-2010, 12:14 AM
Chris,

Little bit of Google, with the satellite view to see road surfaces, etc. Looked pretty popular most of the route with quite a few other bikes also.

Gas Man
05-16-2010, 12:16 AM
Great idea... plan it out the day or week before then do it.

RoadZombie
05-16-2010, 01:17 AM
Rode that route...or something similar a lot last year. Awesome ride...especially around the water.

horrorbusiness
05-16-2010, 03:41 PM
Heading up 15 to 81 to 24 and back south. Look for me I'll be the guy on the Harley. I'll give you guys the low two finger wave so You'll know it me. When I say guys I also mean Ninjagurl. :cool:

wango
05-16-2010, 09:20 PM
Heading up 15 to 81 to 24 and back south. Look for me I'll be the guy on the Harley. I'll give you guys the low two finger wave so You'll know it me. When I say guys I also mean Ninjagurl. :cool:


I think I saw ya, I gave the low two finger wave back. Did ya see me? I was on a Fatboy.

telecast
05-30-2010, 10:37 AM
Rode to Flat Rock yesterday for a family thing. Usually I just go to the end of the driveway and turn right, which take me to Telegraph. The street I live on becomes Will Carleton. When we got to the bridge at 275 yesterday it was closed. I turned left on Waltz, took it to Willow, then to HRD. On the way home I took the same route out of FR, but decided to take Willow all the way back to Carpenter Road, which is right next to 23.

Turned out to be a good choice. You downriver guys looking for a new way to go west or just try something different, this is a decent option.

Pros: Good-excellent roads all the way, not much traffic, plenty of wooded areas. Much nicer than the flat-ass fields and landfill on Will Carleton.
Cons: Once you get past the park it's as straight as an arrow.

Taking it a step further, here's a good route to get to the westside loop, or for you westside loopers that want to come back a different direction.

A couple of notes:
The area between 'F' and 'H' can be busy, or not. It all depends on the day, time of day, etc. Weekdays during work hours are the worst. This route takes you past the old Nicholson's Motorsports and American Harley Davidson.
The area between 'C' and 'D' is dirt, which is why the map gave you an alternate route. It is usually in good shape and it's very short, so choose your poison.
In Dexter just west of 'I' there's a cool old stone railroad bridge you go under. Be careful, it's very narrow. Two compact cars can squeeze through ok, but most people take turns going through. On a bike everyone else will want to share the space with you.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Flat+Rock,+MI&daddr=E+Willow+Rd+to:E+Willow+Rd+to:Stony+Creek+Rd +to:S+Ann+Arbor+St+to:42.222416,-83.798904+to:S+Wagner+Rd+to:Jackson+Rd+to:Baker+Rd +to:Dexter+Pinckney+Rd&hl=en&geocode=FS9XggIdHhEJ-ymNB0qRwEA7iDGwFetPneFXpg%3BFc6YggIdVDAD-w%3BFQaYggIdfugC-w%3BFf-WggId0o8C-w%3BFYhlgwIdzJsB-w%3B%3BFaA3hQIdPlIB-w%3BFeJZhQIdECIA-w%3BFeEChgIdvfv_-g%3BFVLFhgIdeob_-g&mra=mi&mrcr=4,5&mrsp=5&sz=11&sll=42.220382,-83.623123&sspn=0.311713,0.834274&ie=UTF8&ll=42.284929,-83.635483&spn=0.311394,0.834274&z=11