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Day 1 - Sat 7/23 - DET to KZO
« on: July 20, 2011, 07:34:45 am »
Timeline for Day 1 of the Michigan Ride.  Please add your comments to this thread and I'll try to keep up with y'all by adding things to this timeline.


8:00 AZO riders meet at McDonald's on Sprinkle Road (half mile South of I-94).
  + Seanbarney41
  + Green_Manalishi
  + OldSchool_IsCool
  ? Anyone else??
8:15 AZO riders leave for Athens
10:45 arrive Saline, MI meet MasterChief at Speedway station (134 Michigan Ave)
  + MasterChief (looking doubtful)
  ? any others??
11:00 leave Saline for the Michigan Central Station
11:15 McD'S US12 & I275
  + KevinD
11:45 meet Team Ontario & others at MCS (Michigan side of Ambassador Bridge, meet in Roosevelt Park)
  + Tripps
  + Wohali
  + Dave the Welder
  + MJStone
  + magnum56
  ? any others??
12:30 leave for Hell
1:30 arrive in Hell (Dam Site Tavern)
  Food & drink (alt location: Stockbridge, MI)
3:00 leave  Hell for Marshall
5:00 arrive Marshall (Dark Horse)
  more food & drink if we need a rest
6:00 leave for AZO
7:00 arrive AZO, rest relax, enjoy the afterglow of a long days ride!

All times are approximate but should allow ample time for unexpected delays and/or rest breaks.

Approx Route.  Subject to change if weather or construction or if local riders have a better route.  Click on the Google symbol in the lower left to enlarge.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=212639289406289974048.0004a806a3e4649883138&msa=0
« Last Edit: July 23, 2011, 03:44:35 am by OldSchool_IsCool »
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Re: Day 1 - Sat 7/23 - DET to KZO
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2011, 07:42:22 am »
Have we found out about the construction issue for the big tire?

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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2011, 07:47:25 am »
Not yet MJ. Last I knew it was looking good. Stay tuned in case there is a last minute change.
Can I have a motorcycle when I get old enough?
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Re: Day 1 - Sat 7/23 - DET to KZO
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2011, 11:06:33 am »
I took a ride with my daughter today to Baker College (She is a student there).  The construction in the front along Outer Drive is complete.  All the barrels and other equipment are gone.  The road that runs alongside the college close to I-94 that leads to the rear parking lot is open.  There is a view of the tire (You can read the Uniroyal  Tire from the road).  Due to tall trees you cannot see the entire tire, but most of it.  FYI, the college is open on Saturdays and they do have security patroling.  Don't know if it would be a problem.  Stopping on I-94 to meet up would be done at everyone's risk.  Hope the info helps.

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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2011, 12:16:10 pm »
Thanks for the report 72Yellow!  Yea, stopping on the highway isn't an option. I'm hoping to get a good 'nuf view of the tire in the background of the official handoff photo to make it unmistakable where we are.

Are you thinking we can't get to the tire without crossing John Law?
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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2011, 01:45:19 pm »
I don't know how strict they are. My daughter told me there are people who ride motorcycles to the school so you might get the pic.   The tire is actually south of the college parking lot.  As you get closer to the tire the trees obscure more of it.  I saw a place where you can walk onto the grass closer to the fence and probably get a photo op. When you turn the road closest to I-94 heading to the rear parking lot, as you go up the hill you will see the tire. Towards the back of the lot they are beginning construction of dormatories (just the foundations in now). 

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Re: Day 1 - Sat 7/23 - DET to KZO
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2011, 02:28:44 pm »
Thanks again 72Yellow.  By the way, are you planning to come out for the relay on Saturday?
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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2011, 02:40:52 pm »
Not sure yet.  Have several things going on Sat.

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Re: Day 1 - Sat 7/23 - DET to KZO
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2011, 05:40:46 pm »
72Yellow,

I understand.  Thanks for the intel on the tire.  I've been talking with KevinD about it too.  We really can't get a good photo with bikes, riders, banner, GZ and the tire. 

Let's move the handoff to the Michigan Central Station.

I'll make the adjustments to the timeline and map on post #1.
Can I have a motorcycle when I get old enough?
If you take care of it.
What do you have to do?
Lot’s of things. You’ve been watching me.
Will you show me all of them?
Sure.
Is it hard?
Not if you have the right attitudes. It’s having the right attitudes that’s hard.

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Re: Day 1 - Sat 7/23 - DET to KZO
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2011, 09:21:26 pm »
72Yellow,

I understand.  Thanks for the intel on the tire.  I've been talking with KevinD about it too.  We really can't get a good photo with bikes, riders, banner, GZ and the tire. 

Let's move the handoff to the Michigan Central Station.

I'll make the adjustments to the timeline and map on post #1.
I'm totally with that, I love the gritty scenery around that area of Detroit...very few places in the world like it imo...
If it works good, it looks good...

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Re: Day 1 - Sat 7/23 - DET to KZO
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2011, 09:43:01 pm »
Hey I'm in. I can meet up on this side of the bridge.

What is that red line on the map that goes through Plymouth?
Because somewhat parallel  to it (from Dearborn to Northville) is Edward Hines Drive (Hines Park).
A 12.5 mile curvy run with only a few lights, and much better scenery than straight roads and subdivisions.  :)
Just throwin' it out there.  :D

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Re: Day 1 - Sat 7/23 - DET to KZO
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2011, 09:46:57 pm »
Oh yeah and Ford Rd. almost always sucks with Megatons of traffic and many long traffic lights. 
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« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2011, 03:47:21 am »
Hey DJ,

The red line was me spitballing ideas on routes around Ann Arbor. I'm WAY OPEN to better routes.  No one is joining the ride between MCS & Hell, so we're good to take any route we wana.

Sean, Green:  are you two OK with the start time & location?  Our first meet up is 9:00 in Athens. I took the day off today to get my 550 ready. That should be done this afternoon. If y'all wana get together for a putt or wrenching later today, let me know.

For all riders: my cell is 269 Two Seven Four 3192. Text or leave a message.
Can I have a motorcycle when I get old enough?
If you take care of it.
What do you have to do?
Lot’s of things. You’ve been watching me.
Will you show me all of them?
Sure.
Is it hard?
Not if you have the right attitudes. It’s having the right attitudes that’s hard.

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Re: Day 1 - Sat 7/23 - DET to KZO
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2011, 04:33:38 am »
I am good with the 8:00 start on Sprinkle. 

I too am fitting final parts today, and maybe up for a putt in late afternoon.  I'll try your cell later.  GZ looms in the distance ;D

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Re: Day 1 - Sat 7/23 - DET to KZO
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2011, 07:52:10 am »
I am riding along to Hell, assuming we meet up at noon Saturday, what is your ETA in Hell, I have a friend meeting me there. Edit-nevermind, just saw the schedule
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Re: Day 1 - Sat 7/23 - DET to KZO
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2011, 11:46:12 am »
I don't want to mess with anyones plans, but if you're skipping the stop in Ann Arbor (Michgan Stadium ?) to avoid the Art Fair,
I would agree with DJ_AX on the Edward Hines Drive as an alternative to straight out Ford Road. 





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As for me, I'm gonna try to be at the handoff, then just see how long my bike/butt holds out.

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« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2011, 12:32:34 pm »
Sounds good to me, hope to see you there at the handoff Magnum!
Can I have a motorcycle when I get old enough?
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Will you show me all of them?
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Is it hard?
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« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2011, 01:05:26 pm »
Old School that schedule works for me...but...8 a.m. on a Saturday! :'(...I'll live...oh by the way, seriously excellent job planning all of this...thank you...I'm sure this would be way chaotic and disorganized without your time and effort...thank you!
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Re: Day 1 - Sat 7/23 - DET to KZO
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2011, 05:38:31 pm »
A couple changes to the timeline,

- no riders from Battle Creek will be joining in, so we'll just blow thru Athens instead of stopping.
- Arrive in Hell an hour earlier since we won't be muck'n around in Ann Arbor.
Can I have a motorcycle when I get old enough?
If you take care of it.
What do you have to do?
Lot’s of things. You’ve been watching me.
Will you show me all of them?
Sure.
Is it hard?
Not if you have the right attitudes. It’s having the right attitudes that’s hard.

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Re: Day 1 - Sat 7/23 - DET to KZO
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2011, 02:49:42 am »
Since Ann Arbor is out, it would be great to swing thru downtown Detroit and the Stadiums, RenCen, and Ambassador Bridge and Windsor from the Detroit Riverfront.  Just a suggestion to think about for you Detroit riders this morning.  We can't be more than 10 or 15 minutes away at MCS

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« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2011, 03:35:15 am »
The MCS is the last scheduled meet up. After that point, all riders will be on board, so we can play!!
Can I have a motorcycle when I get old enough?
If you take care of it.
What do you have to do?
Lot’s of things. You’ve been watching me.
Will you show me all of them?
Sure.
Is it hard?
Not if you have the right attitudes. It’s having the right attitudes that’s hard.

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« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2011, 04:36:26 am »
I'm hoping to arrive at Roosevelt Park about an hour or so early so I can flop down someplace and take some pain meds before we roll.  I'll try to park my bike somewhere conspicuous. I'm sure you guys can't miss my bike with all that white Vetter stuff on it.

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« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2011, 08:58:21 pm »
Put a fork in it cuz DAY 1 IS DONE!! 

What a blast y'all!!  And what a pleasure it was riding with you.  And for anyone who hasn't ridden from Hell to Stockbridge, OMG!! You GOTA make it part of a future trip!  Lota nice twisties and some hills!  I only wish the road woulda been dry.  I wana do that AGAIN!
Can I have a motorcycle when I get old enough?
If you take care of it.
What do you have to do?
Lot’s of things. You’ve been watching me.
Will you show me all of them?
Sure.
Is it hard?
Not if you have the right attitudes. It’s having the right attitudes that’s hard.

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« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2011, 09:34:02 am »
Put a fork in it cuz DAY 1 IS DONE!! 

What a blast y'all!!  And what a pleasure it was riding with you.  And for anyone who hasn't ridden from Hell to Stockbridge, OMG!! You GOTA make it part of a future trip!  Lota nice twisties and some hills!  I only wish the road woulda been dry.  I wana do that AGAIN!
oh, and by the way guys, I think OldSchool is faster in the twisties when the road is wet! :o  I was scared, and could barely keep up.
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« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2011, 10:07:58 am »
Put a fork in it cuz DAY 1 IS DONE!! 

What a blast y'all!!  And what a pleasure it was riding with you.  And for anyone who hasn't ridden from Hell to Stockbridge, OMG!! You GOTA make it part of a future trip!  Lota nice twisties and some hills!  I only wish the road woulda been dry.  I wana do that AGAIN!
oh, and by the way guys, I think OldSchool is faster in the twisties when the road is wet! :o  I was scared, and could barely keep up.

LOL!!  That's just 'cuz I don't know any better!!  And besides, I spent a lot of the day with you as just a faint dot in the distance too!!  I just had to follow the throaty growl of your open exhaust!
« Last Edit: July 24, 2011, 10:11:57 am by OldSchool_IsCool »
Can I have a motorcycle when I get old enough?
If you take care of it.
What do you have to do?
Lot’s of things. You’ve been watching me.
Will you show me all of them?
Sure.
Is it hard?
Not if you have the right attitudes. It’s having the right attitudes that’s hard.