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Ride Michigan Fall Ride

Discussion in 'Midwest Region Local Rides' started by Dave, Aug 29, 2018.

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  1. Dave

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    We will riding out Headwaters this year for our fall ride on October 13th. We will leave there at approximately 9am and head to Atlanta. This will be a faster paced ride with it being somewhere between 160 and 180 miles. We will have a stop for gas in Atlanta before we head back. There was a few of us that did this ride last weekend and had a blast. With the exception of a couple changes it will be the same route. There will be a little mix of everything. Hopefully if we time it right we will get to see some colors. You can contact Headwaters at 1-989-705-2066 for reservations. They have both campsites and cabins available. I'm working on a staging area for those not wanting to stay and just come up for the day.
     
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    Sounds like a blast. Wish we could make it, but it’s not in the cards this year with the new baby at home.

    Edit; I don’t see the date on there.
     
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    Updated with date. Sorry it didn't transfer over from Facebook.
     
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    On the faster paced rides, what kind of speeds are you hitting in the trails?
     
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    I'm a newbie,do I sign-up somewhere or just show up.Have you chosen a staging area yet?
     
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    Well, I’d say if you divide 180 miles by 8 hours you get about 23 miles and hour. With breaks I’d increase that average to 30 with short higher speed bursts but they still wait at the corners.
     
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    I'm just wondering if I can hang. If we're going 40-45-ish in the trails that's no problem. If you guys are going 50+ in the trails then maybe I'm better off in the older gentlemens group. :D
     
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    You will be fine. Dave’s rides move along at a good clip. This one will really have to with that sort of mileage. I am almost certain that Wolverine will have no issue. I used to to Dave rides on the Ranger and kept up for the most part. I have never seen a sustained 50mph on the trails. Maybe a quick burst, but that’s about it. Typically moving in the 25-40 range depending on the trail from my recalection.
     
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    Dave’s already ran the route so he would know better but typically we may get a few short high speed sections but we never run away from anyone. We always wait in the corners. I’d suspect your Wolverine would hang just fine.
     
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    Ran the route a couple weeks ago with the exception of a could changes I have made. With the 3 machines in the group we averaged a moving speed of 30 mph and a max speed of 6w mph. I can't see it being any faster than that and probably a little slow depending on the size of the group. The route has a nice mix of everything but mud.
     
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    If your on Facebook you can sign up year Facebook if not just let me know in a comment so we have an idea of how many will be going.

    We will be lining up and leaving from the road in front of Headwaters campground. I'm still working on a place for people to park that aren't staying at Headwaters.
     
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    Here is a sneak peek at the routes for the fall ride. Green is going to Atlanta and red is coming back.

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    Nice! Wish we were able to join in this year.
     
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    I'm in!
     
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    I'm not asking about the straight line sections, just the parts through the trees. I'm comfortable keeping it in the 40s through the narrow, curvy tree trails. Letting it rip in the straights.
     
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    I may have spoken too soon. This is the same weekend as another ride and the weekend before a second ride I'm trying to get the committee to approve.
     
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    Here is a little teaser for the fall ride.

     
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    Would Headwaters allow onsite parking for a fee?
     
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    They have not offered that yet but they are helping look for a place to park.
     

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