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Old July 27th, 2009, 11:36 AM   #1
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Have a favorite in Michigan? This weekend I learned I like the tight singles a ton more than getting it on the sandy ass ATV trails.
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Old July 27th, 2009, 11:44 AM   #2
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My favorites will kill you on your bike. The MCCCT that is N & S of the nation forest campground in Luzerne is the best L.P. singletrack we have found.

Mio, evart (once they clear the trees even more), Tomahawk, Tin Cup (though sandy in spots).

Not sure on the westside of the state...
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Old July 27th, 2009, 12:05 PM   #3
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I'm willing to accept that challange

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=138402
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Old July 27th, 2009, 12:23 PM   #4
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This is a good example (not mine) of what I was doing all weekend on sandy ATV trails.
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Old July 27th, 2009, 12:26 PM   #5
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Nothing he posted there is tight. If you're serious, I'll lead you out to some great stuff around Luzerne.
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Old July 27th, 2009, 12:27 PM   #6
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This is a good example (not mine) of what I was doing all weekend on sandy ATV trails.
sand == teh suck.
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Nothing he posted there is tight. If you're serious, I'll lead you out to some great stuff around Luzerne.
Reading the whole thread now, seems to be a bit above my current skill level, but I aspire to ride that loop soon
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So, are you planning on single tracking the klr? They are pretty heavy for sand and real tight trails. I have been thinking of getting a mid 90's cr250 for the singles? They are cheap and pretty good bikes as far as I know.
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Old July 27th, 2009, 12:51 PM   #9
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So, are you planning on single tracking the klr? They are pretty heavy for sand and real tight trails. I have been thinking of getting a mid 90's cr250 for the singles? They are cheap and pretty good bikes as far as I know.
I have a KLX 650. Lighter than the KLR, better suspension, more off road oriented. Don't get me wrong, it's heavy (375lbs wet) but it's got plenty of grunt and suspension for me and the trails I have seen so far. The rear shock is non adjustable, but once I outgrow it, it's easily swapped to something better.

It's NOT a dirt bike, but it's not a street bike either. I really think it's a great compromise for me. I can ride to work, ride up to my g'parents cabin, and also play on the trails.

Not my bike, but similar setup.
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Old July 27th, 2009, 01:14 PM   #10
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Sounds alot like the xr650l?? That is what I have right now, but I have not done much riding with it.
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Old July 27th, 2009, 02:08 PM   #11
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any of the single tracks in the lake county trails is great..also the mccct trails that run across the state is fun too.... leota is a blast however it is 50" trails they are fun and not too sandy
the trails in missaukee junction is fun and tight...
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Old July 27th, 2009, 08:08 PM   #12
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just got off the north loop of the leota trails, awesome riding right now after the rain, only wide enough to fit your bars through in alot of spots. i ride alot after work in the middle of the week, and theres not too many citiots out here on the polaris 800s and shit. the denton loop, which runs from 27 to 61 is alot of fun, its a 43 mile loop, and has alot of different terrain. goes from real tight wooded, into a clear cut and tall sandy burms, a little mud, then onto snowmobile trails and orv routes, so you can get a little throttle on.
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Evart is an awesome single track, but is very technical. Mostly 2nd gear, maybe 3rd a little bit. Handlebars hit a lot of trees, with lots of rocks to go over. It is by far my favorite, but I haven't made it to Tin Cup Springs yet, and I heard that is a good single track.
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Old August 20th, 2009, 07:09 PM   #14
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Good god, Bigblue, I have to get you out on some shee-it!
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I like Gladwin, but it's the only thing I've been to. :)
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Sandtown and Kinross in the U.P.!!!

Sandtown rules compared to Kinross, but Kinross is closer... I can ride there after work and be home before dark... Plus there is the Malamute Bar right at the end of the road... always good for a Burger and a Beer after!

Tomahawk "B" is pretty good... You guys need to come North to get GOOD riding...
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Sandtown and Kinross in the U.P.!!!

Sandtown rules compared to Kinross, but Kinross is closer... I can ride there after work and be home before dark... Plus there is the Malamute Bar right at the end of the road... always good for a Burger and a Beer after!

Tomahawk "B" is pretty good... You guys need to come North to get GOOD riding...
ZOMG I H8 SANDTOWN!!!1!!1!

Seriously. There is about 5 miles of uber-sweet singletrack, the rest seems to be seriously whooped out. Rode it this summer.

My You Pee favorites are Kinross, Silvercreek, ....

...hell, let;s just say I love most everything but Sandtown up there.

as far as Tomahawk - ignore the title...it was on B - not A:

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Old November 11th, 2009, 07:17 PM   #18
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^^^^^f-that stuff im scared watching that (im not so into bikes) you guys must have 4 testicals and 2 dicks to ride like that
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I swear Tin Cup is tighter than that.

cant remember, but I may be goin friday after classes on my way up to Bellaire

on my old ass '75 XL250 haha, I love being a novice
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Nice vid... I haven't had the opportunity to get out too much this year... busy with house and fatherly stuff... Last year at Sandtown was good...

If any of you guys get up this way again to ride... PM me... I go by 89TRX350RX on TT if you look there as well....

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