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« on: September 25, 2011, 09:01:40 pm »

The weatherman predicted rain and crappy weather for the weekend, so my son and I decided to chance it and head up North with our bikes for the weekend. The Pine River area is fast becoming our venue of choice to ride in Northern Michigan.

Ryan (12 now) made the jump into a clutch bike with no issues, and he and I both are improving our dirt skills.

Pic of our campsite at Coolwater Campground right on Pine River. Nice little "Mom & Pop" campground to stay at.

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With rain predicted, we made a dirtbike shelter/garage.

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Ryan is riding the TTr125 and I have now jumped into a XR250R, which was a quantum leap from the XR200!

Various shots from the trail. Hmnn, clear skies and no rain!

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Your distinguished author next to the mighty Pine!

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I am just having a blast riding in the dirt!

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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2011, 09:54:07 pm »

Great shots!  He really is gettinng in a lot of riding.  Enjoy!
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2011, 10:02:00 am »

Looks like a lot of fun for you and your son. The roads look great for exploration. How do you like your XR250R? Is it plenty powerful enough for your needs?  I have a plated 87 Xl250R with the dual carb set up and I'm a lot more excited about riding it than on my streetbike these days.
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2011, 01:01:46 pm »

I really like my XR250. It is light, and powerfull enough to keep me entertained, but simple enough to work on. I too look forward to riding dirt more than I do the street. Who would have thought!


Yeah, most roads in Northern MI are great riding, plus we passed a state law a few years back that allows ORV's/Snowmobiles to operate on the shoulder of the paved roads in Northern MI. When it comes to ORV's we are a very friendly state.

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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2011, 07:12:38 am »

 Pete just watch out for Manistee co. as they did not buy into the designated route rule nicely and may write you a nice fat ticket. I can see now that you two need to come up to my cottage (sect 21 Lake co.) and do a lot of riding in the Manistee forest area. Yes, dirt riding is actually a lot more fun than road riding to me. That is why I have 2 dirt oriented bikes now. Enjoy.
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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2011, 11:03:46 am »


 Pete just watch out for Manistee co. as they did not buy into the designated route rule nicely and may write you a nice fat ticket. I can see now that you two need to come up to my cottage (sect 21 Lake co.) and do a lot of riding in the Manistee forest area. Yes, dirt riding is actually a lot more fun than road riding to me. That is why I have 2 dirt oriented bikes now. Enjoy.


Yes, I have heard about Manistee County. I have managed to stay east of M-37 and well within the Wexford County lines. No problems or worries so far. I am going to throw a plate on my XR250 for 2012, just to avoid any hassles.

The general consensus is a dad out with his son doing 15 to 20 MPH on a dirt road, is not really looked at too hard from a LE point of view...

We would love to hang with you in 2012, when you get back up from sunny New Mexico!



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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2011, 01:41:42 pm »

 Another place to stay clear of is Luther in Lake co. Pete. The mayor actually told me they did not want dirt bikes in town as I sat there on my nice quiet, plated DRZ400S! He directed me to the MCCCT and loops! When he drove away I rode through town. Just like Rambo or something. So stay clear of there too. Mostly you can ride anywhere in Lake co except 10,37 so a lot to ride there. Soon your son will be the leader and you will follow...take my word for this. We will do a ride up there for sure this year.
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