Yooper DS Ride Aug 26th – Hotels!!!

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  • #13029

    nobody0101

    I see some medium bikes in there.  And one weirdo with a TW. haha

    #13040

    Darryl Smith

    I will be bringing my 690 enduro. Looking forward to it.

    #13046

    Paul O

    Updated attendee list.  For sxxt’s and Grins did an average of the displacement of all the current bikes, comes in at 710 (with Erics 350 now).  Perhaps us 690/800 Riders are on to something.

    We may want to get cell phone numbers of all participants

     

     

     

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    #13051

    Eric VanDyke

    Correction on the average. I am listed as riding my big bike. I am planning the baby bike (350) unless I do not get the timing chain tensioner reset. Struggling with sacrificing the new Evens Coolant I added this year.

    #13052

    Kevin Gao

    Paul, I took your data and filled in some of the cell#s I have.
    Everyone can use the following link to check-in and share info
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10oGnWu9nMennr1TJm5dO_Dvn8UenNHrItfiV5ef1wFo/edit?usp=sharing

    #13053

    JP

    JP Vos 12488857844

    #13091

    Jeff H

    Tracks now added to the GPS forum, here: http://bmwtcd.org/forums/topic/2017-up-adventure-tracks/

     

    #13093

    Craig Renneker

    Another thing to consider: groups and communication.   It worked well on the Washtenaw ride and last fall’s Color Tour.  With small groups and the lead/trailing guys with radio communication, we were able to keep us all together and deal with falls/breakdowns, etc.    The old school “watch for the guy behind you” also works well, but can be tricky if the group is large and we have lots of dust.    For the record: I enjoyed being the “sweep” guy on those rides.

    I think many/most of us have Sena units – so we should be able to pair up as needed.   I added a column to the phone/bike list to track who has what.

     

    #13094

    Jeff H

    Good point Craig. Not sure about the Sena thing since sometimes we get spaced out beyond the range, and I like to listen to music. With 16 of us I’m thinking three groups would be ideal. Maybe pick a spot in Paradise to meet for lunch. I’m partial to Brown’s Fish House, but that cafe would work too.

    For groups I’m thinking the following:

    • Group 1: Spirited small bike group (I wouldn’t mind trying to ride trail on my R12GS)
    • Group 2: Intermediate mix group (expect 25-35mph on trail, 45-55 on dirt roads, +5 or so on road)
    • Group 3: Scenic site seeing group

    Might be able to combine groups 2 and 3, or at least stay together at major intersections.

    For lunch:

    Option 1: Go to Paradise and eat at:

    • Silver Creek Grill &Pub (before Paradise), or
    • Fresh Coast Cafe (in Paradise), or
    • Brown’s Fish House (in Paradise, fresh fish until they run out), or
    • Tahquamenon Falls Brewery (after Paradise)

    Option 2: Skip Paradise all together. Then either eat at:

    • Silver Creek Grill & Pub (before), or
    • Tahquamenon Falls Brewery (after)

     

    #13099

    Craig G

    I am adding a Sena mount to my dirt helmet, so I will have communication capability for this trip. Sena SMH10.

    With regards to route and dinner options; I have no opinion since I have very limited time in the UP. I will go along with whatever the groups decides.

    Craig G

    #13101

    Eric VanDyke

    I have Sena on my helmets now. Heading up Friday around noonish.

    Hauling my bike but cannot make up my mind which one to ride. I know I’ve said 350 but not I am waffling…

    #13102

    Rick345

    Eric,

    I have the same issue….not sure if I should take the BMW F800 or the Harley FLHP.  😉

    Probably will just go with the BMW……If I take the Harley you guys probably won’t be able to hear each other on your Sena’s over my exhaust system noise.  Of course that means if I take the Harley I will never get “lost” in the woods…..just have to follow the “oil trail” back to my starting point.

    #13103

    Eric VanDyke

    Looks like one of the “Tiger 800” guy’s is coming up but will not follow the trails. He’s doing the tarmac.

    JP and I are trailering up Friday. Will leave around noon from Milford area.  I have room for one more bike. One in the bed and 2 on the trailer.

    I still cannot make up my mind on which ride.

    #13104

    Jeff H

    Are people still finding hotels? I don’t know that there will be spare room at the Superior, those are small rooms and it’s a house owned by a family.

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