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Ride Saturday 6/30 -White Cloud & Beyond

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How this is going to work out is of course unknown, but I’m giving it a try because I have to make the most of my time and the trip. If anyone cares to join, chase, intercept, harass, play cat & mouse or start trouble, feel free to do so. Here is what I’ll be up to.
Leave White Cloud staging 7 AM Saturday 6/30 heading to get lost on the way to Boon and being back in Hesperia at Daniels between 8-9 PM. Changes are of course possible due to whatever situation comes up as the day wears on or I wear out. The general route will be the east side of the Big “O” & Lincoln Bridge to Boon getting gas at either Baldwin, (Wesco of course), or Wolf Lake on the way up. The return route will be this way then that way with the sun on the right shoulder, as long as it is visible.

Young Ted
 

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Wow, I wish I could get away Saturday and join you but I have commitments. We had a ball yesterday and I am sure you will too….especially if we get some rain.
 

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Inca you sure know how to push my buttons dont ya.....Ill see what I can work out but I doubt it seeing as Im gonna try and hit Red Bud Sunday for the Nats. if nothing else maybe Digger and I can join ya for a little but of the White Cloud trail.
 

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Yooo,, Trouble Defined...
Here's a little thought for your Central Processing Unit - hope this doesnt overload the system..
Anyway, LT mentioned on out last ride that his new boss was backing off the "wanting everymoment of your time" routine.. I know
Randy is a little picky about what he rides but heyyyyyyyy, Maybe a day on Davies back would open his eyes to the fun you can have!
 

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No changes on my part as posted. Don, if you and Digger have time to go only so far and return, that's fine by me. I am aware of commitments Tim, or I would have joined you last week. This ride has been in mind for a while and I'll do it.

Young Ted
 
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Hey Ted, I'll be joining you saturday. Talked to Dan Smith an he might show up also.Is there some reason for going to Daniels afterward? I got all day,so whenever we get back is ok with me. See ya at 7am.If something makes me late I'll head up Croswell. :ride:
 

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Bob - The reasons for Daniels are, it is a close by target and familiar. It is not a must situation at all. The rest sounds OK and I'll have an 18 in. tube, tools & pump with me. I'll be looking for you.

Young Ted
 

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Ted,

I'll be "in the area" and hoping to cause trouble - my start time will be much later than yours (9:30 am); but I hope that our paths cross at some point during the day.

Trevor
 

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Trevor - As long as the crossing isn't at the same exact time. I just may take to "marking" spots here and there. Will be on the lookout for "trouble".

Young Ted
 

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Found no trouble, did find what appeared to be 2 tracks laid down by suspected turkeys - Osborn Rd @ 9:15 am. I believe I missed the flock by mear minutes.

As for myself - parked @ 96th, rode MCCCT (west side of Big O) up to Pere Marquette River and back, then MCCCT south to White Cloud Loop and back. 110 miles of fairly easy dusty riding with fun sections. A great day with great weather ~ went looking for a good time, got lost - in thought, concentration, and the moment; found satisfaction, comradere, and piece of mind. Hope your day was at least as good if not better.

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A good day we had indeed. We did ride part of the east side of the big "O" from 16 mile up. Left White Cloud at just past 7am an returned 6:45pm. Rode almost all trail to Lincoln Hills bridge then went east an south on two tracks an dirt roads back to parking lot. We were surprised at how few riders we saw. I don't think we met anybody on the trail,but did talk to a few riders in some of the parking area's we went thru. Ted set the pace, so we covered alot of ground. Great day all around. :ride:
 

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First off, I'm admitting that I planned for more than I could handle. The dry, loose sand in many parts took a lot out of me, even though I went at my own pace on the single tracks. I don't recall what time it was when we went up Osborn, but we were in Baldwin around 10:30. Not much doubt those were our tracks. By the time we got to Lincoln Bridge, by way of the west side of Little Manistee, it was enough of single tracking for me. It must have been around 2 PM and to get lost going to Boon, didn't appeal at all. We then headed for Luther and got there the long way around. There was a festival going on with State Rd. blocked, so it was on to Carrieville and gas. This was now Bob's ride as he wanted to find a way south on the east side of M-37. We went here and there, looking for two tracks or any way to get south and west. One thing we found out was that the use of "seasonal road" signs don't really mean much. One was were the road went no further. By the time we got to M-37 my front tire was out of air and we were about 10 miles from the parking lot. We just took it easy on the snowmobile trail and what have you back to the vehicles.
This picture is at what I'm calling The Over 50 Rest Bench.

Young "Tired" Ted
 

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By the time we got to M-37 my front tire was out of air and we were about 10 miles from the parking lot.

Young "Tired" Ted
Sounds like you had a great ride. Good day for it.

The tire was only flat on the bottom though wasn't it???
 

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The tire was only flat on the bottom though wasn't it???
No Don, it was out of air, still round and vertical, -or close to it.

YT2