Michigan Rider Easter Weekend

Max Factor

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I was wondering if there are any Michigan / E. Ohio / W. Indiana riders planning on getting out for a ride anytime over the Easter Weekend.
I'm keen and open on just about any day fri - monday. Have bike....will travel!
I know there's a fair few heading down to WV, I was thinking some where like Honda Hills, Aspin Acres or trails in West Michigan.
Any thoughts / takers?

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Max, I ride Baja every wednsday they have open practice. The track is approximatly a 1-1.5 hour drive from Detroit. If you you are interested in rideing let me know. I can be reached at bwalker83@home.com

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Jeff Allen

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This weekend I am heading down to Tennessee to visit family but next weekend we are heading out to hit some trails.
Any suggestions on trails?


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Jeff, I couldnt say. I have only been rideing on the tracks so far.I plan to go trail rideing this weekend in Marquette. Gladwin,Baldwin,St.Helen,Leota should all be good by now.

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Max Factor

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A few of us look like heading out to Baldwin, apparently out in East Michigan, this weekend on saturday.
I'm pretty keen to get out every weekend for the next few weeks. Please post if anyone's setting something up.
Bwalker, I'll drop you a line in the next few days re: Baja.

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MWEISSEN

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Max, sorry I saw your post a day late. We had 18 guys get together for our annual spring ride in White Cloud yesterday. Jeff Allen and I ride together often, keep that in mind if you'd like to venture over to west Michigan. The ride was good - my muscles are nice and stiff today!

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Max Factor

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MW,
What a bummer, I would have been a starter for sure!
As it turned out, I took myself over to Baldwin fri night. Camped and rode a couple of different trails Sat. Sat arvo I went down and camped at Muskegon and rode a trail there this morning.
This was my first real Michigan trail riding and I enjoyed it. I could not believe how many woops were on the trails and how sandy it is. However found a fair bit of speed with a lot of practice. The 380 was absolutely ripping!
It got a little lonely out there :( but it was perfect riding condition.
Anytime your planning to ride, leave a post on the board and I'll try to make it. I'm looking to get out every weekend for the next few weeks and am happy to travel over.

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Hey Max, if you are interested in a return trip to Baldwin, there is an organized trail ride (Cycle Conservation Club) in that area on May 5 & 6. I will be there and I am sure other DRN members will too. I will post additional details as the weekend gets closer.

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My buddy and I are planning to ride Geels on Saturday. Anybody interested in joining us???

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Max, I have never been to Geels, but it is listed as an ORV trail with a north loop of about 23 miles and a south loop with either 27 or 40 miles. Not sure on the south loop because the CCC map differs from the DNR map.

It also appears to be the closest spot to Detroit, except for the Mounds.

We plan on getting there mid morning about 10:30 - 11:00am.

Do you plan on joining us???



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The geels loops are by st. helen about a 3hr drive north up I-75 from detroit . mostly single track trails . The gladwin trails are the closest at M-61 off I-75 ,soom guys dont like em there pretty whooped out. Bajamx.com the website has a open practice schedule ,it can get pretty busy there , i ride and race there alot. good luck

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rickshaw, the Gladwin loop would be closer to you, but I would recommend the extra driving to go to Geels (more trails and less use = less whoops). In addition to Geels that are other trail loops in the St. Helen area. Enjoy!
I can not make it this weekend. However, I look forward to meeting other trail riders in Michigan. Do you live and work in Howell?

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fatherandson, I actually live in Brighton in a sub on the corner of Brighton Rd. and Chilson Rd.with a Howell mailing address.

Great area with access to dirt roads which are great for the old Reflex and TW 200! There are a few small spots to roost on the KTM but most are limited to horseback on state land.

I would like to meet you for a ride this summer. I'm limited to about 4 rides per year due to family and vacation schedule. Are you planning on riding the six days, or open to a ride in July??

Look forward to your response.

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Richshaw;
I found the Geels location etc. in the CCC trails book. Looks good. The weather forecast for the area is for rain on sat. up there. Doesn't really phase me.
At this stage I'm a YES to join you guys. If you guys are still keen, it might be worth posting a new thread with the timing, meeting spot etc. to see if there's any more takers.

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