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Old 04-10-2015, 09:12 AM
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Lost in Da UP 2015 (Upper Peninsula, Michigan)

So here's the skinny on what I'm proposing for a rally this year. Friday afternoon/evening I'll plan on grilling up brats (probably burgers too) on at the motel. I'll likely just buy some sides at the local grocery store.

The motel usually fills up on August weekends, so don't wait too long to decide to make a reservation. See below for details.

Details:

When: August 14th-16th (or 17th too, if enough interest), 2015
Where: Houghton, MI and the spectacular Keweenaw Peninsula
What: XS11 Rally, of course
Who: whoever's interested in riding some of Michigan's best motorcycle roads
Why: because we'll be riding some of Michigan's best motorcycle roads

We'll be hitting US-41 up to Copper Harbor, Brockway Mountain Drive, M-26 through Eagle Falls, etc... as well as several other roads in the Keweenaw, along with a few spots of interest along the way. There's a ton of copper mining history up there, and a mine tour will be an option for those interested -probably a different mine than the one we hit last time. I'll be figuring/arranging food stops as I get a better idea of numbers. If there are folks interested in staying through to Monday, I'd be happy to continue the Keweenaw (or the UP in general) tour -there's a ton of cool stuff/places up there.

Accommodation information:
Julie’s Motor Inn, (906) 482-5351 -mention the XS11 group when you register
http://www.juliesmotorinn.com/
1 bed - $65/night
2 bed - $80/night
Check-in after 3 pm, check-out 11 am.

If you'd prefer to camp, Hancock Beach is about 6-8 miles away from the motel, but it's over a bridge where you'll navigate grates -not great if you've had a couple at the motel. That's pretty much the only camping that's near Houghton.
http://www.cityofhancock.com/recreat...campground.php
15 tent sites available @ $14/day. Other sites available (prob RV sites) for $20-$22/day.

If you know you want to make a reservation at Julie's, call them and let them know you're part of the XS11 group. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks, and I'm looking forward to it.

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Old 04-10-2015, 04:38 PM
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Sounds like fun, been 30 years since I've been in the UP. Wanna make a few rides this year but must be selective as to time and place, have much to work on !
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Old 04-10-2015, 06:34 PM
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This one is on my "To-do" list this year. It'll be good to see you again, Erik.

So two beds is $80... Wonder how much for two beds and 4 guys on the floor? lol.
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Old 04-13-2015, 04:55 AM
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Don, it sounds like it's high time you came back for a visit.

Tod, when I talked to her, she said that they don't charge per person anymore, rooms just a straight rate. I hope you'll be able to make it back up this year. I'm looking forward to a good weekend of riding some good roads.
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Old 04-14-2015, 01:11 PM
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... And some more Widowmaker Ale.
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Old 04-14-2015, 03:21 PM
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I'm thinking that this may be my first Rally. I love the U.P., and I need to get acquainted with the XS community in-person.
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Old 04-14-2015, 07:50 PM
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I'm planning to be there Erik. I'd like to try
partake in some of that Widowmaker Ale
this time Tod.
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Old 04-14-2015, 07:52 PM
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I'm planning to be there Erik. I'd like to
partake in some of that Widowmaker Ale
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Old 04-14-2015, 09:25 PM
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Arlan, you only needed to say it once. Excited?

Sounds like Tod, Bob, Harry and I so far. We'll see who else will man up. I'll bet Brent will. He's got a new black Hardley.
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Old 04-14-2015, 09:36 PM
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I would love o make this rally. Not likely unless the lottery comes in. but we can dream.
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Old 04-14-2015, 09:44 PM
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Eh? C'mon Phil. Just around the corner for you.
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Old 04-16-2015, 07:52 PM
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Erik, Right now I am planning on making this one. Had a blast last time and thought you did a bang up job. Any idea how many are planning to do this one? Is anyone thinking of riding around the lake again? Will this be an all guy rallye or are any riding two up. . . . Bohn
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Old 04-17-2015, 03:51 AM
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Almost certain I'd like to attend. My gf cannot rode for 30 minutes, let alone a 9 hour ride up there. Funny it takes me longer to get to the North end of my state, than it does to get to a Southern stste.
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Old 04-21-2015, 04:28 AM
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Bohn, that's good to hear you're planning on coming up. And thanks for the kind words. Numbers are just who has replied to the thread as far as I know. No PMs from anyone. Nobody has mentioned bringing significant others, but I don't see why not. I'm fine with having a good time with whomever shows up.

No mention of riding around the lake from anyone else, and I hadn't planned on it, but that sounds like a good time. I might be interested in that. Will look further into it, and see where my vacation time stands.
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Old 05-06-2015, 05:05 PM
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Count me in. That Widowmaker Ale is worth the trip all by itself. lol.
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