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mudorsnow
12-17-2009, 06:50 PM
Mine is 176 miles in one day. the pic below was for a 2 day run from rice lake to superior and back in the march thaw.

cmharcou
12-17-2009, 06:59 PM
Mine is 176 miles in one day. the pic below was for a 2 day run from rice lake to superior and back in the march thaw.


Ours was 250 miles from paradise to grand marais to newberry and back to paradise. Left at 8am got back at 2am. Got lost a few times and only an hour or so for a break. Trails were 3/4 moguls the whole way. It totally sucked, and I was so sore they next day I couldn't hardly get out of bed. My dad was with me no that trip and he's 22 years older than me. i am glad he came back with me next year but I wasn't so sure he would!

maddog24
12-17-2009, 09:26 PM
About 220 miles in Iron county Wisconsin. We got lost around Island lake and found our way back to Mercer. It was late enough that most of the mud puddles we rode thru earlier in the day had turned to ice!! Amazing how different these areas look with no snow!

bellracing2
12-18-2009, 12:09 AM
last yrs iron county poker run , we did 450 miles in 3 days . we tried to hit everytrail at least 1 time and some a few . good time no soreness . did it on a sportsman 500 . yr before that we did about 300 and it was on a stock banshee , I couldn't barely sit for the 6 hr ride home . had to side saddle it with a pillow under 1/2 my rear to ease the pain ! new rule , no more sport bikes for the poker runs !

jim
12-18-2009, 10:33 AM
the longest day in the saddle is when, right off the bat-first thing in the morning, you get your pants, shorts, underwear wet!!! then the chaffing starts,-worse than diaper-rash, add a little sand in your shorts... what could be worse! lol

mudorsnow
12-18-2009, 05:29 PM
I've wanted to break the 200 mile mark but not yet. I agree, it really is amazing to see what the trails look like without snow, especially the Hurley area. Some of those Iron co. trails can get nasty! And that whole sand in the wet shorts thing....Yeah....monkey butt!!!!

hemicoupe
12-18-2009, 10:02 PM
Every summer I get a group of guys together and do an annual ATV trip to ride up in the UP. It all started by going from Hancock to Copper Harbor and back to Hancock in 2001 but for the last 3 years we've been riding the MI-TRALE trails in the western UP. Last summer (09) we did 650 miles in 3 days. The only reason we didn't get more was I broke a belt (not bad for 7700 miles on it) The 08 ride we did 660 miles in 3 days and the 07 ride we did 440 miles in 2 1/2 days. We camp in Bruce Crossing and go each day from there. Our wives think we are crazy. We just like to ride, enjoy the sites and just have fun. The people we meet along the way when we stop to eat,get gas etc. are great. Next year we will be doing it again. MI-TRALE seems to get new trails added every year so it's nice to do different trails. I recommend getting a MI-TRALE map next summer and getting out there and enjoy some great trails, maybe even join MI-TRALE. They sure could use all the support they can get because with out them there wouldn't be many "Legal" trails. Stay on the trails and ride safe!

skipschulz
12-19-2009, 12:14 AM
Thanks again Dan for the kind words and the 'plug' for Mi-TRALE. We have had a major setback with the proposed OHV Connector Trails in the Ottawa, but we won't give up.

I'll send the details in my weekly e-mail to Mi-TRALE members.

Skip

bellracing2
12-21-2009, 03:05 PM
Every summer I get a group of guys together and do an annual ATV trip to ride up in the UP. It all started by going from Hancock to Copper Harbor and back to Hancock in 2001 but for the last 3 years we've been riding the MI-TRALE trails in the western UP. Last summer (09) we did 650 miles in 3 days. The only reason we didn't get more was I broke a belt (not bad for 7700 miles on it) The 08 ride we did 660 miles in 3 days and the 07 ride we did 440 miles in 2 1/2 days. We camp in Bruce Crossing and go each day from there. Our wives think we are crazy. We just like to ride, enjoy the sites and just have fun. The people we meet along the way when we stop to eat,get gas etc. are great. Next year we will be doing it again. MI-TRALE seems to get new trails added every year so it's nice to do different trails. I recommend getting a MI-TRALE map next summer and getting out there and enjoy some great trails, maybe even join MI-TRALE. They sure could use all the support they can get because with out them there wouldn't be many "Legal" trails. Stay on the trails and ride safe!

thats my kind of riding ! when do you usually go ?

ranlam
12-27-2009, 09:16 PM
From White Pine to the BFH hill in South Range and back. Plus playing around and getting lost around BFH area. I got a 2.5 gallon tank and I get about 75 miles to a tank on my dirt bike, went through two tanks before I run out of gas 12 miles from White Pine, so according to calculations we went around 162 miles that day. Ive gone from White Pine to Houghton and back by myself before on two tanks. That BFH area is an awesome place to play around. Hopefully this next summer we'll go back and try to climb the hill again.

corncob_bob
12-30-2009, 04:57 PM
over the summer left cabin in silvercliff wi was on trail by5am stopped at headwaters polaris for my first oilchange while they did that ate breakfast left there by 9:30 back on the trail up thru rockland thru mass city on to the bill n trail to the bridge in houghton made the escort over bridge up to calumet still not to late in the day started back went down to bruce crossing ate dinner was going to find a place to tent it but still wasnt dark so started to head back towards florence wi got there in good time decided to keep heading towards cabin to beet my previous mileage of 364 in a day ended up back at cabin by 10:30 pm 17.5 hours gps said 23.7 mph avg and 407 mi one day on 09 rzr the 364 was on a 08grizzly 700

hemicoupe
12-30-2009, 06:04 PM
corncob bob, How long did you have to wait for the escort for the bridge each time? I have heard if they are busy, you might wait an hour or so. We're thinking on a Copper Harbor ride next summer but wondering if it would be better to have a friend in Hancock meet us with a trailer to get us across?

corncob_bob
12-30-2009, 06:57 PM
about 25 min we missed it on the way back but the owner from calumet inn took us across by trailer didnt want to risk a nice ticket, ithinkskip or russ at headwaters was telling me we should hook up with you to ride he said you like to put on miles also .hard to find real riders or should isay tourers dont mind my typing skills i own abody shop not really a typer we are headed up to the cabin in silvercliff new years day do alittle local riding thats usually what we do till up opens up again

corncob_bob
12-30-2009, 07:05 PM
by the way copperharbor is agreat ride there are some real cool black sand dunessome covered with water about a foot deep if you ever up by silver cliff wi and want to ride im usually up there 2 a month for the weekend usually just ride sat but when the up trails are open usually we leave from cabin and head up there to motel and head back sunday

hemicoupe
12-30-2009, 08:55 PM
I haven't figured out dates yet but would be the 2nd week in Aug. or later when we will be doing our annual ride next summer. The first week in Aug I will be driving my car to the Street Rod Nats in Louisville, Ky.. It will be the first full year since I got it on the road so I will be busy with it this comming summer. Won't be much time as I'd like for ATV rides. Dave and I are still going for the CP2R award again tho!!! We might have to do 2 weekend rides if we do the "Harbor" run plus go for the award. Skip, I'm still going to try and figure out a date when we can get you on a night ride. (I didn't forget )

hemicoupe
12-30-2009, 09:21 PM
corncob bob,
We have done the Harbor run a few times already. Leave from Hancock and sleep in the bush somewhere out on the point. Eat in Copper Harbor and head back to Hancock. There are a LOT of places that are blocked off since our first trip (2001) tho. If it's posted, respect the owner and find a way around. You can get up there and not see any signs tho.There's a lot to do on that trip. Slims in Mohawk for breakfast, mine tours, old mine sites, Brockway Mtn.,The Mariner North. The western UP has some of the best trails (MI-TRALE) ,as long as you follow the map you won't have any problems!