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2fast4u
March 29th, 2006, 04:23 PM
hi my name is dan card and my dad used to be a great lakes member and i was wondering if anybody would be interested in a trail ride in rose city next weekend like April 8 or 9 and if you are will you please respond thanks

WhiteRhino
March 29th, 2006, 05:17 PM
Dan, thanks for the invite. We have a Great Lakes trail ride already scheduled for that weekend. We will be at Silver Lake Sand dunes.

You can check out our calendar (look on the upper right of your screen) to see the scheduled events. Why don't you come to Silver Lake?

Jim

Jarhead
March 30th, 2006, 06:52 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(dan &#064; Mar 29 2006, 03&#58;23 PM) 12594</div>

hi my name is dan card and my dad used to be a great lakes member and i was wondering if anybody would be interested in a trail ride in rose city next weekend like April 8 or 9 and if you are will you please respond thanks
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Jim&#39;s right Dan, many of us are committed to head to the West Side of the State for a little run in the Sand. If you could make it to Silver Lake Sand Dunes, we would love to see you there. If not, maybe some of the folks could get together at another time.

Zookeeper
March 30th, 2006, 07:29 AM
Yeah, a Rose City run would be fun, but can&#39;t that weekend because of GLFWDA plans. Post another weekend and see if you get any takers. I&#39;m pretty sure people would be interested.

:hello:

2fast4u
April 1st, 2006, 01:45 PM
hi this is dan card again how about the weekend after like the 15 and 16 because there is no things that weekend on the calendar so maybe that would be a good weekend

Jarhead
April 1st, 2006, 04:59 PM
The weekend looks good to me from here...

WhiteRhino
April 1st, 2006, 07:41 PM
That is Easter weekend so I am out.

Zookeeper
April 1st, 2006, 09:28 PM
Yeah, family commitments on Easter weekend.

:rolleyes:

Any other ideas?

2fast4u
April 1st, 2006, 09:38 PM
hi this is dan again. how about the 22nd and 23rd. write back please.

Jarhead
April 2nd, 2006, 06:20 PM
Okay, okay so I forgot it was Easter Weekend. Kinda explains why it was the only weekend in April I didn&#39;t have something already scheduled, DRATS&#33;

I am free May 6th or 13th...

Zookeeper
April 3rd, 2006, 06:23 AM
April 22 is open

May 6 is open for me, although it&#39;s the day of the Jeep Blessing in Cadillac so you may find some folks headed up there instead.

May 13 is probably closed -- it&#39;s Mother&#39;s Day weekend

WhiteRhino
April 3rd, 2006, 06:58 AM
I am probably booked till June. Then the trails are dusty so we head to the dunes.

Zookeeper
April 3rd, 2006, 07:00 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(WhiteRhino &#064; Apr 3 2006, 02&#58;58 AM) 12728</div>

I am probably booked till June. Then the trails are dusty so we head to the dunes.
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Because there&#39;s so much less dust on a sand dune?? :blink: :P

I know, I know -- there probably is less dust kicked up at Silver Lake than on any trails up north. It just sounded funny the way you wrote it.

WhiteRhino
April 3rd, 2006, 10:45 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Zookeeper &#064; Apr 3 2006, 07&#58;00 AM) 12729</div>

<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(WhiteRhino &#064; Apr 3 2006, 02&#58;58 AM) 12728

I am probably booked till June. Then the trails are dusty so we head to the dunes.
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Because there&#39;s so much less dust on a sand dune?? :blink: :P

I know, I know -- there probably is less dust kicked up at Silver Lake than on any trails up north. It just sounded funny the way you wrote it.
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There is virtually no dust at the dunes. Only in the parking lot.

Pretty hard to beat. Wheelin in a bathing suit & bare feet, go for a swim, people watch. Life is good. :thumb-up:

Jarhead
April 3rd, 2006, 04:33 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Zookeeper &#064; Apr 3 2006, 06&#58;23 AM) 12727</div>

April 22 is open

May 6 is open for me, although it&#39;s the day of the Jeep Blessing in Cadillac so you may find some folks headed up there instead.

May 13 is probably closed -- it&#39;s Mother&#39;s Day weekend
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I am going to get in very deeeeeeep trouble if I keep forgeting these darn holidays... :WhiteRhino:

2fast4u
May 5th, 2006, 11:20 PM
hey this is dan card again i am sorry about not posting in a while well how would a trail ride sound this weekend like on sunday may 7 will you please respond and the trail ride is in rose city for all of you

DDS4X4
May 6th, 2006, 06:24 AM
There is a group in Canada this weekend, they left on Thursday.
Maybe some locals will respond to your post.

I&#39;ll be in the Grayling area (NE) next weekend, looking for "Srooms".

Keep trying, we are not trying to avoid you, just everyone is on a different schedule now that the weather is improving.

95geo
May 6th, 2006, 01:53 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(DDS4X4 &#064; May 6 2006, 06&#58;24 AM) 13782</div>

Keep trying, we are not trying to avoid you, just everyone is on a different schedule now that the weather is improving.
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well that and legal wheeling in michigan isnt very fun unless there is in excess of 1 foot of snow on the ground

2fast4u
May 6th, 2006, 08:41 PM
Hi y&#39;all this is Dan&#39;s dad Mike. We used to GL members many years ago when Gary Kovach was Pres. or maybe Vice Pres. Dan and I have been trying to get some guys together for an informal ride tho-the woods without much luck. Thankyou for the many replys. We are going to try to join in and help with the West Branch clean up on the 20 - 21 week end. see ya then&#33;

DDS4X4
May 7th, 2006, 05:36 AM
Welcome Mike&#33; Yea, I know who Gary K is ... we were around some back then.

Thanks for joining in with the Trail Maintenance, GL can always use more interested peeople.

Put June 10-11 on your wheelin&#39; calendar also, GL will be in the West Branch area for their Quarterly meeting on Sunday and trail ride on Saturday, details on the trail ride are pending (guests welcome to attend both events). Stay tuned to the board for the details.

Thanks again for posting.

Zookeeper
May 7th, 2006, 12:50 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(95geo &#064; May 6 2006, 09&#58;53 AM) 13788</div>

<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(DDS4X4 &#064; May 6 2006, 06&#58;24 AM) 13782

Keep trying, we are not trying to avoid you, just everyone is on a different schedule now that the weather is improving.
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well that and legal wheeling in michigan isnt very fun unless there is in excess of 1 foot of snow on the ground
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I think that depends on your definition of "fun." :Skip:

<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(dan &#064; May 6 2006, 04&#58;41 PM) 13790</div>

Hi y&#39;all this is Dan&#39;s dad Mike. We used to GL members many years ago when Gary Kovach was Pres. or maybe Vice Pres. Dan and I have been trying to get some guys together for an informal ride tho-the woods without much luck. Thankyou for the many replys. We are going to try to join in and help with the West Branch clean up on the 20 - 21 week end. see ya then&#33;
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Excellent&#33; Looking forward to seeing you at trail maintenance, and like DDS4x4 said, come on up for the quarterly trail ride and meeting. :hello:

2fast4u
May 8th, 2006, 02:20 PM
Hi this is dan and thanks for the invite we will try to make it on the 10 and 11 of june and in two weeks so thank you again

Rattler
May 8th, 2006, 04:17 PM
I was running around on some 2-tracks Sat. in the Rose City area. The soon-to-be-wife and I were just driving around off Heath Rd. some. We came across Tuckerville Cemetery. Kinda of a great place to be buried if you never want visitors in your afterlife. A lot has been clear-cut around there since last time I was in that area.

Did a little 2-tracking in the Mio/McKinley area too.

Maybe I can get up there in June for the run.

Jarhead
May 9th, 2006, 05:35 AM
Spring, or is it Summer is here&#33; Between Baseball, Soccer and Swimming Lessons my available wheeling time is really getting slammed. I am starting to feel like Roadhouse :Roadhouse: , "The Master InterWeb Wheeler" :stole-it:

2fast4u
May 9th, 2006, 05:22 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(dan &#064; May 6 2006, 08&#58;41 PM) 13790</div>

Hi y&#39;all this is Dan&#39;s dad Mike. We used to GL members many years ago when Gary Kovach was Pres. or maybe Vice Pres. Dan and I have been trying to get some guys together for an informal ride tho-the woods without much luck. Thankyou for the many replys. We are going to try to join in and help with the West Branch clean up on the 20 - 21 week end. see ya then&#33;
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Well this is Dans dad Mike agin, we did our ride Sunday. Maybe you people heard of the FIRE &#33; ? It burnd off aprx. 6000 acers and about 6 cabins, so a big 1/2 of our ride was BLACK. See ya on the 20-21 clean up.

Roadhouse
May 9th, 2006, 06:57 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Jarhead &#064; May 9 2006, 05&#58;35 AM) 13850</div>

Spring, or is it Summer is here&#33; Between Baseball, Soccer and Swimming Lessons my available wheeling time is really getting slammed. I am starting to feel like Roadhouse :Roadhouse: , "The Master InterWeb Wheeler" :stole-it:
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True dat&#33; I need to get a few more parts and save some more &#036;&#036;&#036; then its time for Ironman to start on my Heep. I did actually go two tracking Sunday on some two tracks west of my house. I just had the Explorer so nothing tough.....but I&#39;ve always wanted to explore this area.

Rattler
May 9th, 2006, 07:06 PM
Maybe some 2 tracking Sat. Mike? I sent you an email.

Roadhouse
May 9th, 2006, 11:22 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Rattler &#064; May 9 2006, 07&#58;06 PM) 13865</div>

Maybe some 2 tracking Sat. Mike? I sent you an email.
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ya possibly......I&#39;ll just have the Explorer or Suburban...and all 4 kids. Let me check the ball schedules.

2fast4u
May 15th, 2006, 02:21 PM
hi people this is dan again i was just trail riding this last weekend and man are the trails muddy my truck used to be maroon but now it is brown well next weekend should be fun and one more question where is everybody going to meet at so i can be there well and i hope it rains all week like it said it will so i will talk to you later bye for now

Jarhead
May 15th, 2006, 06:59 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(dan &#064; May 15 2006, 02&#58;21 PM) 14127</div>

hi people this is dan again i was just trail riding this last weekend and man are the trails muddy my truck used to be maroon but now it is brown well next weekend should be fun and one more question where is everybody going to meet at so i can be there well and i hope it rains all week like it said it will so i will talk to you later bye for now
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Dan, there is change of plans following the e-board meeting this past weekend. The trails in the West Branch Area are not in much need of Trail Maintenance. The real need lies North (1 1/2 hour approx) at North Branch. Send "kb8ymf" a PM or e-mail to get the location. He was going to post something, but I am not certain as to where he was going to post it, therefore it is easier to just go to the source.

Hey Dan, after posting this last night, I found this, http://www.glfwda.org/forums/index.php?sho...=0&gopid=14162& (http://www.glfwda.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=1729&st=0&gopid=14162&) this morning. Now I don&#39;t know if that frees up a few people to ride this weekend or not????

Zookeeper
May 16th, 2006, 10:50 AM
I&#39;m trying to see if I can make this run. I have a route plotted out that I&#39;ve been thinking about leading people on during the June quarterly, but would like to test with a smaller group first. Maybe this Saturday&#39;s run is the answer.

phittie1100
May 16th, 2006, 05:11 PM
I think we are going to stay close to home and visit the Mounds instead of heading up this weekend.

Zookeeper
May 17th, 2006, 02:52 PM
Looks like I can do this. I didn&#39;t see anyone choose a starting spot yet, so let&#39;s go for Quality Inn off of exit 212. Let&#39;s plan on meeting at 10 a.m. This hotel is where the June quarterly meeting is at so you&#39;ll already know where it is when you come back up.

We can figure out then how many we have and how to divide up, if at all.

As I posted before, I&#39;d like to try out my new system of taking a prior GPS track, putting in the computer to create a route and dumping it back on my GPS. So anyone who is up for a little Trail Ride - Beta version can follow me. :wow:

Rattler
May 17th, 2006, 04:47 PM
Not sure if I can make it yet.

The GPS stuff intreges me. I think Roadhouse has my old Garmin. I would like to pick up another one soon. I was quite happy with Garmin&#39;s service so I will probably go with another one of theirs.

What model/brand GPS do you have?

Oh yea, post how it works out if you can.

Zookeeper
May 17th, 2006, 04:50 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Rattler &#064; May 17 2006, 12&#58;47 PM) 14216</div>

Not sure if I can make it yet.

The GPS stuff intreges me. I think Roadhouse has my old Garmin. I would like to pick up another one soon. I was quite happy with Garmin&#39;s service so I will probably go with another one of theirs.

What model/brand GPS do you have?

Oh yea, post how it works out if you can.
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I&#39;m using a Garmin Etrex Vista and Delorme&#39;s TopoUSA 6.0 on the computer.

:Ari:

Jarhead
May 17th, 2006, 07:32 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Rattler &#064; May 17 2006, 04&#58;47 PM) 14216</div>

Not sure if I can make it yet.

The GPS stuff intreges me. I think Roadhouse has my old Garmin. I would like to pick up another one soon. I was quite happy with Garmin&#39;s service so I will probably go with another one of theirs.

What model/brand GPS do you have?

Oh yea, post how it works out if you can.
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Here are a couple of Forum Threads where we have discussed the issues of GPS a couple of times:

http://www.glfwda.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=1398&st=0

http://www.glfwda.org/forums/index.php?sho...c=834&hl=garmin (http://www.glfwda.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=834&hl=garmin)

http://www.glfwda.org/forums/index.php?sho...c=747&hl=garmin (http://www.glfwda.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=747&hl=garmin)

Hope this helps you some...

Zookeeper
May 18th, 2006, 07:32 PM
Note that the starting location has changed. I was thinking of the Kmart in Grayling when I said it was on the business loop. :doah:

Let&#39;s shoot for the Quality Inn off of Exit 212 on I-75. Meeting time is still 10 a.m. I usually plan to eat on the trail during a break, so pack snacks or real food and plenty of water or nonalcoholic beverage of your choice.

Here&#39;s a link to the hotel&#39;s directions and map page:

Quality Inn (http://www.choicehotels.com/ires/en-US/html/HotelInfoMap?hotel=MI055&maphotel=MI055&country=US&sid=qxPni._O7YigBN.6)

2fast4u
May 18th, 2006, 10:00 PM
hey that sounds cool we will meet you at quality inn at 10 am on saturday so count us in

GreyBeard
May 19th, 2006, 08:47 AM
Any END TIME in mind (for planning purposes)?

Zookeeper
May 19th, 2006, 09:52 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(GreyBeard &#064; May 19 2006, 04&#58;47 AM) 14262</div>

Any END TIME in mind (for planning purposes)?
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Not really. I&#39;ll have both of my kids with me, so I&#39;ll be looking to bail out around 4:30 p.m. so I have time to air up and hit the highway at a reasonable hour for the 2-hour ride home.

We won&#39;t be that far from anywhere that someone couldn&#39;t bail earlier if they need to, with the understanding that we have no idea what the trail conditions and travel speed will be.

I&#39;ll be running on Channel 4 on the CB, I&#39;m KD8CXP on the ham radio, and my cell phone is 517-749-7170. One of those is bound to work so you can make contact.

Nvrenuf
May 19th, 2006, 08:16 PM
My son was sick all week and is now feeling better so we should be there&#33; :D

2fast4u
May 19th, 2006, 09:47 PM
It looks like 4:30 or so will work. So far we have 4 going ,Dan ,Mike, Grag, and Mike(Burnin-Bill) TTFN see ya at 10am.

2fast4u
May 20th, 2006, 04:18 PM
Hi again this is dan well the trail ride was a blast until i bent my radius arm on my ford truck so now instead of it being vertical it is horizontal and rubbing on my front drive shaft so about a 1/4 of the trail ride i ran in two wheel drive because it was making a clunking sound when it was engaged so other than that there was 5 vehicles mine, my dads dodge ramcharger, Ari&#39;s jeep, Steve&#39;s jeep and Chris&#39;s land rover and it was a fun 5 hour ride

Nvrenuf
May 20th, 2006, 09:07 PM
Glad to hear you made it home ok. We will have to get out again.
Steve

Zookeeper
May 21st, 2006, 11:12 AM
It was a good day&#33; Sunshine stayed out and nice temperatures and a great laid-back group of trail explorers. Thanks everyone for being patient with my GPS test. It worked well overall, although the waypoints ticked off a lot faster than I expected. That&#39;s partly because there was so much less mud there than I expected after two straight weeks of rain. That sand really absorbs water fast&#33;

I tracked the second part of the day and will try to create a route for the quarterly trail ride that offers some different experiences.