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August 9, 2017 at 11:03 am #13029
I see some medium bikes in there. And one weirdo with a TW. hahaAugust 9, 2017 at 8:09 pm #13040
I will be bringing my 690 enduro. Looking forward to it.August 10, 2017 at 7:41 am #13046
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
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.August 10, 2017 at 9:00 am #13051
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.August 10, 2017 at 11:10 am #13052
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=sharingAugust 10, 2017 at 11:14 am #13053
JP Vos 12488857844August 15, 2017 at 4:41 pm #13091
Tracks now added to the GPS forum, here: http://bmwtcd.org/forums/topic/2017-up-adventure-tracks/August 17, 2017 at 10:31 am #13093
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.August 17, 2017 at 11:33 am #13094
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.
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:
August 19, 2017 at 11:03 am #13099
- Silver Creek Grill & Pub (before), or
- Tahquamenon Falls Brewery (after)
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 GAugust 20, 2017 at 11:21 pm #13101
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…August 21, 2017 at 8:38 am #13102
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.August 21, 2017 at 3:42 pm #13103
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.August 21, 2017 at 3:58 pm #13104
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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