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« Reply #180 on: June 07, 2019, 09:18:41 am »
Ohhhh okay.  I was thinking about it backwards.  Putting that smaller front sprocky back on was def. a good choice then.

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« Reply #181 on: June 15, 2019, 09:04:31 pm »
Put 86 miles on today, 10 hours out.  Good crew.  I never ride as hard as I do when I'm ridin' with much more experienced riders (been riding all their lives) on big bikes keeping pace. 230L is NOT designed for aggressive trail riding...have to push it (and myself, of course) hard to keep the "normal" pace of big/real dirt bikes.  But I digress...it was a great day.

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« Reply #182 on: July 03, 2019, 02:25:08 pm »
85 degrees and sunny. Luckily most of the 26 mile trail is in the woods/shade.  One really shitty thick mud section made me skip a section (fuck getting stuck as frig by myself) but a great ride otherwise.  Today's "skill" I worked on was using my legs more for turning.  Stab down more with my foot to lean/turn as opposed to only relying on my arms/body.  Really helpful, especially in the turn and burn sections.




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« Reply #183 on: July 03, 2019, 02:30:37 pm »
Put 86 miles on today, 10 hours out.  Good crew.  I never ride as hard as I do when I'm ridin' with much more experienced riders (been riding all their lives) on big bikes keeping pace. 230L is NOT designed for aggressive trail riding...have to push it (and myself, of course) hard to keep the "normal" pace of big/real dirt bikes.  But I digress...it was a great day.

Yamerhaw 426. Husqy FE501. KTM 450EXC (bored to 540). Annnnd the 230.



The crew gets together (+/- a couple people) 2-3 times every summer for these group rides. I love it.

Do y'all just intentionally sink the rear into the sand as your "bike stand?" :lol:
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« Reply #184 on: July 03, 2019, 03:10:35 pm »
Do y'all just intentionally sink the rear into the sand as your "bike stand?" :lol:

Yup!  Motocross style bikes (like the blue Yamaha there) don't come with kickstands. The other three do have kickstands, but it's more fun to bury it.

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« Reply #185 on: July 03, 2019, 03:13:50 pm »
Also, kickstands really sink into sand. So you either find a rock or dig it. Or a combination.

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« Reply #186 on: July 03, 2019, 03:16:17 pm »
Haha, makes sense. I just hadn't thought of it before.
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« Reply #187 on: July 03, 2019, 03:19:03 pm »
Haha, makes sense. I just hadn't thought of it before.

Yezzir. Dual-sport (street legal) dirtbikes come with a kickstand by necessity. Motocross bikes designed for track use only just cut it to save the weight, etc.

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« Reply #188 on: July 03, 2019, 04:45:56 pm »
You can actually see in that pic that my kickstand is down...I went to dig in at that picture-perfect spot and there was a giant rock a bit beneath so I had to fake it. :lol:

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« Reply #189 on: October 08, 2019, 04:04:13 pm »
That time of year again (I say this every year lol).  Colors are pretty much in full swing.  Have some really nice weather this week.  Low 60s today, should last through Thursday...might see snow this weekend.  Can't ride tomorrow, but will be on Thursday afternoon.  After that...I'll be lucky to get one or two more rides in, methinks.








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« Reply #190 on: October 08, 2019, 04:43:28 pm »
Looks fantastic.  The air must be clean up there.  Can imagine the Fall aromas.
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« Reply #191 on: October 08, 2019, 04:52:26 pm »
Looks fantastic.  The air must be clean up there.  Can imagine the Fall aromas.

Yes, fall weather does smell awesome!

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« Reply #192 on: October 09, 2019, 07:36:43 pm »
How much do YouPee cabins cost?
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« Reply #193 on: October 09, 2019, 09:06:33 pm »
How much do YouPee cabins cost?

Do you mean rentals or ownership?  Both vary pretty widely, depending on where they are. A body of water automatically jacks up the price. But still quite reasonable for people with average money.

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« Reply #194 on: October 10, 2019, 01:56:40 pm »
Both? I've been fantasizing about getting a FYA cabin lately.
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« Reply #195 on: October 10, 2019, 04:26:52 pm »
Well.  Lots of options, depending on what you wanna spend, how remote you'd like to be, and whether or not you require a body of water.  Lots of stuff available that's out in the nature, but still close enough to town that it's not a total pain to go to the grocery store.

Very sought-after area.  Higher $:

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/463-S-Basin-Dr-Negaunee-MI-49866/106463578_zpid/
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1489-N-Camp-Rd-Ishpeming-MI-49849/106486967_zpid/
190 acres ---> https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1460-Tony's-Ln-Ishpeming-MI-49849/2108459128_zpid/


More "reasonably" priced places:

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3420-S-Helen-Lake-Rd-Ishpeming-MI-49849/218718905_zpid/
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1730-Herron-Dr-Gwinn-MI-49841/2093115953_zpid/
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6180-S-Shore-Rd-Gwinn-MI-49841/249495305_zpid/
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2718-W-Pike-Lake-Trl-Gwinn-MI-49841/218717186_zpid/


More along the lines of truly remote:

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/14073-Black-Creek-Rd-Skanee-MI-49962/2087507629_zpid/
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5180-N-Little-Huron-Rd-N5180-Skanee-MI-49962/2084390955_zpid/


If you have some real Fuck You money...

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/W6282-Ives-Lake-Rd-Big-Bay-MI-49808/2097439118_zpid/

All kinds of options.  Just go on Zillow and browse around the UP.  You'll find something you like somewhere.  These are just some examples from my general area.