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Offline Tele130

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Lake Michigan 1000.
« on: August 28, 2012, 06:28:14 pm »
On Saturday, September 22nd a buddy and I are going to embark on our first Iron Butt ride around Lake Michigan.  The plan is to depart the Milwaukee Metro area around 12:30am. Run the super slab (through Chicago around 1:30am) during the night time hours and once day breaks we'll hit the back two lane country highways up and over the upper UP and down into Wisconsin.

Of course, anyone in the area is more than welcome to join in on the fun.  ;D. Once I get home from work tonight I'll post up a list of my gear.

I wanted to hear from the collective here for suggestions, ideas or what ever you might want to add.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2012, 07:40:09 am by Tele130 »
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Re: Lake Michigan 1000.
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2012, 06:46:13 pm »
 ;D
If you get up around Traverse City and need anything give me a call
and I will see if I can help.
I am in the membership book.
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Re: Lake Michigan 1000.
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2012, 09:20:20 pm »
If it were only not so flat and boring, I would consider this. ;)  By the way have fun and be safe!
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Re: Lake Michigan 1000.
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2012, 10:20:41 pm »
If it were only not so flat and boring, I would consider this. ;)  By the way have fun and be safe!

I'm hoping that once we get into the upper reaches of Michigan, cross over into the UP and down through the woodlands of Northern Wisconsin it will be far from boring.

The boring part will happen during the night time hours.  At least that's the way we're planning it :o.

We'll do our best, Thanks! ;D
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Re: Lake Michigan 1000.
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2012, 10:23:36 pm »
;D
If you get up around Traverse City and need anything give me a call
and I will see if I can help.
I am in the membership book.
rwulf

I'm not sure of the route we're going to take.  (going to get together and hash it out over lunch next week).  If we're close and need a quick pitstop is it ok to call?
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Re: Lake Michigan 1000.
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2012, 10:39:06 pm »
Riding gear will consist of:

A Nolan N-103 Modular helmet
Olympia Phantom One................(one piece) waterproof Riding Suit/with liner.  Hy-Vis Yellow!
Compression "Base Gear"
four pairs of gloves
Waterproof Riding Boots
Rapid Transit Recon 19 tank bag and hydration bladder with ice water.

Air compressor
Tire repair kit
Overboard Tool Kit ;)
cell phone and charger
Ibuprofen
a couple three bananas, a cut up apple and Granola bars...........I can eat these while underway with the Nolan
Ear plugs
Ear buds, iPod and remote
"V2 Sponge"...cleans bugs off your face shield faster than anything I've ever used.

If I'm off base with any of this stuff let me know.  Never having done this before I'm not sure what to expect.(cept for dragging my sorry tired backside into bed Sunday morning......early  ;D.
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Re: Lake Michigan 1000.
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2012, 10:53:04 pm »
Now I've never tried one, but a few friends have.. How about a couple of those 5 Hr Energy shots? Just in case?
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Re: Lake Michigan 1000.
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2012, 11:00:46 pm »
Now I've never tried one, but a few friends have.. How about a couple of those 5 Hr Energy shots? Just in case?


I have and I will tell you there will be four of them (extras in case one of my ride buddies is having a hard time) in my tank bag along with a couple of these.
http://www.amazon.com/Pack-Performance-Energy-Drink-Bottle/dp/B0029TEDR6/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1346216169&sr=8-6&keywords=NOS+energy+Drink

Smart idea?  I doubt it.  Recipe for failure?  More than likely.  I figure I'll have the room since I don't need to pack rain gear or cold weather gear.  What the heck. :)
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Re: Lake Michigan 1000.
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2012, 07:13:09 am »
 :)
If needed give me a call 1-231-620-4825.
I am about a mile and half off what I would expect your
route to be.
May even be able help you across the UP
Richard

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Re: Lake Michigan 1000.
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2012, 07:21:01 am »
Just too many deer roaming at night and early morning, riding then just scares the hell outta me. :yikes:
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Re: Lake Michigan 1000.
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2012, 07:35:34 am »
Just too many deer roaming at night and early morning, riding then just scares the hell outta me. :yikes:


Oh yea, me too.  Especially in late September :yikes: :loco:
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Re: Lake Michigan 1000.
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2012, 07:36:50 am »
:)
If needed give me a call 1-231-620-4825.
I am about a mile and half off what I would expect your
route to be.
May even be able help you across the UP
Richard


Thanks Richard.  Got your # programed. :thumbs: :chugbeer:
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Re: Lake Michigan 1000.
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2012, 07:49:27 am »
  Route suggestion---  Hiway 31 to Muskegon take Apple road exit to Hiway 37 ( nice 2 lane to Traverse City) then back on 31 to the "BIG" Bridge. Taking any 2 lane before Muskegon will take you to alot lot of little towns and make for slow going.  Hiway 37 has a few small towns but you are thru them in 5 minutes with "maybe" one stop light.
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Re: Lake Michigan 1000.
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2012, 01:26:24 pm »
  Route suggestion---  Hiway 31 to Muskegon take Apple road exit to Hiway 37 ( nice 2 lane to Traverse City) then back on 31 to the "BIG" Bridge. Taking any 2 lane before Muskegon will take you to alot lot of little towns and make for slow going.  Hiway 37 has a few small towns but you are thru them in 5 minutes with "maybe" one stop light.

   Another rte. "(might) be faster" Take Hiway 31 to Ludington, go east on  hiway 10 to 37 then north to Traverse City.
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Re: Lake Michigan 1000.
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2012, 08:45:27 am »
We're having lunch this Thursday and we'll work out the route then. Thanks for the suggestions.
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Doug Colton
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