Marquette, MI "Loose Moose Enduro" July 15

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Sandstormers MC and ORV Club's "Loose Moose" Enduro will be July 15 this year. Key time will be 8am local time.
We've been working REALLY hard to put in some new trail, resurrect some of the "old" trail we haven't used in a while, and lay out a fun and challenging course! The A and AA riders will be especially pleased with their own special loop:p !
We'll be having a Kids/Family Enduro on Saturday July 14, at 1pm. The course will emphasize a good time for beginning and not very experienced riders -- approx. 25 miles with a 12 mph average.
Feel free to PM me if you'd like more info!
 

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Magoo, I will be there on Friday. I will not be racing, but hope to help out pre-or post riding a section or two. Looking forward to it.
If you are interested, we are having a Spode/Trail Fest the weekend of July 20-22 (the next weekend). Let me know by posting a message on the Place to Ride forum.
 
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Will this race be held in Sands?

did you's create a new loop for the A riders?

thanks for the info, you may see me there.
 

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fatherandson, I look forward to meeting you! Have that 300 ready to go, maybe we can pre- or post-ride together -- a KTM300 loop! I'm not sure about the MI Spodefest, will probably only know last minute...although I'd sure like to go! We can talk about it when we meet.
orion163, yes, the race is in Sands Township. We did not make a completely new A loop. We made some new sections, and resurrected some trail that has not been ridden in several years. Hope to see you there.
 
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Yoopers!!!

Sounds like a good time. Would love to go, but not so soon. I have family in Marquette and Palmer who ride. I'm trying to plan a trip up that way this summer. We'll have to hook up and we can do some ridding.
I learned to ride on the roads at our camp on the dead river basin in Ishpeming.
 
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weather up there???

How's the moisture up there?? wet/dry/just right??? thinking of coming up for
the first time from so. MN. Some enduro buds of mine from MN have been there and really liked some BIG rock section in or around a quarry I believe they said....sounds interesting!!!:)
 
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Magoo

how exactly do you get to the trail head for the enduro loops in sands.
I have never ridden there and would like to check it out.
Is the prop. is owned by cleveland cliffs? is it public property?
Any info is greatly appreciated, because i normally ride in the Ishpeming area, and most of the trails here are far from enjoyable.
 

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yzracer49- Too bad you can't make it, it's shaping up really nice. Be sure to bring your bike when you do come up to visit, there's lots of great riding around Marquette!

grunk250r- We've had a bit of rain lately, but it doesn't look like the forecast is for much more in the near future. All in all, I think everythings in pretty good shape right now; we've a nice mixture of grass plains (sand base), woods, rocks, and mud....I look forward to hearing how you MN guys like our amusement park!

orion163- The area we ride is near Lindbergs Pit on 480. It IS NOT public property; it is property owned by CCI. They allow us to use the land for the event as we provide insurance, etc. The Porterfield Lake Trail (near Witch Lake on M95) and the Bass Lake Trail (near Gwinn) ARE public trails -- I ride the Bass Lake Trail regularly, it is a really enjoyable single-track trail!
 

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Just wanted to let you know I am trying to get some of the IL guys to come. Seeing as how some of you come all the way down to ride our enduro and play in the mud;) I thought I'ld try to get up your way. My father was hurt in a street bike accident, nothing to major but is can't travel far for about 3 more months, and some other buddies are going to the National in CO, so I am trying to get some guys to help me drive up and back.

Hope to make it up!
 

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I sure hope you and some of your IL buds will make it! We had fun :scream: in your mud; hope we can treat you guys to a decent challenge in return:p !
Hope your dad recovers well and quickly! Darn streetbikes can be as dangerous as MX:eek: ....
We'd love to see you here! It's not that bad a drive from IL and with the earlier key time, you can get home at a decent hour!
 

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Would this be a good event for a 1st. timer. Never rode an enduro before.I've been reading up on it and think I understand how they go, but still have ?s.Also would be a little intimindated.Maybe Saturdays eh?
 

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I would like to go. Can I get some directions? I know how to get to Marquette, where do I go from there? Anyone from Southeastern WI or Northern IL want to share a ride or hook up??
 

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Bad news Magoo...I can not make it to the enduro.
I went riding this past weekend and busted up the EXC 300 pretty good. I can not afford the repairs and a trip to the U.P.

Maybe I will see you at the Jack Pine or the National in Wolverine.
 

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2big- any enduro is as good as another for a first timer! Just treat it as a trail ride in a new area! Depending on your riding and fitness level, just ride within your limits and have fun!

XR- from Marquette, take County Road 553 past the Marquette Mountain Ski Area to the County Road 480 intersection (a 4-way stop). Turn right onto 480 (west), go about 1.5 miles, turn left onto gravel road. Go about 1.3 miles, staging area will be on the left. We will have arrows marking the way beginning on Friday.

fatherandson- too bad! I know about fixing bikes, I smashed my 300 up pretty good earlier this year. As long as you're OK; bike parts are easier to fix! I may be able to do a day at the MI spodefest, I'll contact you if it works out.
 

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Thanks Magoo, I can get through 45 miles but 60 may stretch gas . I'll check and see what I have left from last weekend. D - 14 rule book says a horn and mirror? I lost my flier but remember MX bikes are wecome so I assume mirror and horn are not needed.Any other tips would be greatly appreciated.How about roll chart or score card thing.And whats this I hear about special tests???I think my KDX might go 60.If not it'll add to the adventure. I'd like to ride the trails over by Deer Park before I head home on Tues or Wed also.