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TVander
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Anyone from michigan out there? Reply with quote

I live in Benzie county and run a lot of dirt roads and dnr forest roads. I utilize my ORV sticker that gives access to lots of roads in Benzie and Grand Traverse county to do lots of riding in the area. I also trailer to Kalkaska county and drive a big ORV route over there which is northeast of Kalkaska. This system can be connected with gravel roads to the north missaukee trail system. Maybe someday I will go back to silver lake but not sure I am into the crowds!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:49 am    Post subject: Re: Anyone from michigan out there? Reply with quote

I am happy to say that my wife and I are joining the fray. Longtime in the hobby and we are on a rapid pace to finish the baja in the next three weeks.
We live just outside of Port Huron.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:24 am    Post subject: Re: Anyone from michigan out there? Reply with quote

Same story in the Allegan woods, techigaly need to be street ready as you need to hop from road to road to stay on the trails.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:01 am    Post subject: Re: Anyone from michigan out there? Reply with quote

I'd say they're a blast! I've tooled around 2-3 hours without crossing too many paths, but I have my favorite spots. Our seasonal campsite is on a road that becomes a seasonal road, the kind of beginning of the fun. There's mud, sand, rocks, nothing a truck couldn't get through in 2wd except the mud part... there are a few holes I haven't hit alone yet. if you ever get around to heading this way, I'm less than 10 minutes from trailheads... but I might want to mention you should be street legal with a recreation passport, not sure about Allegan.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:09 am    Post subject: Re: Anyone from michigan out there? Reply with quote

I have done som fooling around a few trails in the Allegan State Game Area, and they are ok, but not great. How is the Yankee Springs area? I havenít poked around that area very much, but it isnít very far away. Figure I should check it out sometime.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:37 am    Post subject: Re: Anyone from michigan out there? Reply with quote

Middleville, 20 minutes south of GR. Close to Yankee Springs trails... my go-to spot!
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 6:12 am    Post subject: Re: Anyone from michigan out there? Reply with quote

Eastpointe here. My rail isn't close to being finished yet, but when it's done, I'll be trailering it around MI. Looking forward to Yankee Springs and W. Michigan sand. I don't mind road trips!
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 8:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Anyone from michigan out there? Reply with quote

Hmmm, I have not seen that one come up. Sounds interesting though.
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 5:22 am    Post subject: Re: Anyone from michigan out there? Reply with quote

West side of Grand Rapids for me. Speaking of rally bugs... rumor has it, there is one floating around West Michigan that might be able to be bought. I used to crew for a rally team and still "know some people". Smile
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 4:34 am    Post subject: Re: Anyone from michigan out there? Reply with quote

SnowDrift Rally up here in Atlanta,, look out for that Black Honda,,, Rolling Eyes my kid Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 7:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Anyone from michigan out there? Reply with quote

Not far from home (holland), welcome!

Rally bugs are sweet. They can really scoot and corner in the loose stuff on off road circuits. I have seen a couple bugs at a few different rallyís in the UP. Not really Subaru wrx stuff, but they both did really well in the two wheel drive class. Couple first places for two whee drive. Not bad if you ask me!
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 12:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Anyone from michigan out there? Reply with quote

Jamestown here...(near Grand Rapids). Don't have a ride - yet...looking at the possibilities of turning a bug into a rally car...
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Anyone from michigan out there? Reply with quote

Heading to Silver Lake in the morning, paddles are mounted, Subaru's eager to churn some sand. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Anyone from michigan out there? Reply with quote

Live in Beverly Hills. Cottage 10 miles east of west Branch. Been to St. Helens.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Anyone from michigan out there? Reply with quote

I'm here near White Lake, gotta a cabin up north. As soon as I can get the buggy in some kind of running condition I'm hoping do some group rides.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Anyone from michigan out there? Reply with quote

Heading up to Manistee tonight, buggy's loaded up. We'll probably hit trails between Manistee and Wellston along 55 some time this weekend...

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:37 am    Post subject: Re: Anyone from michigan out there? Reply with quote

Webberville (just off I96 out near Lansing)

Currently working with a realtor looking for a place in the greater Grayling/Frederic/Roscommon/St. Helen area.

(2) Berrien buggies
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Also have a (type 4 powered) 65 Notchback.

Headed to Frederic Aug 25th for a long riding weekend with a bunch of buggy friends.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:15 am    Post subject: Re: Anyone from michigan out there? Reply with quote

I live up in Atlanta
Gonna take my Grandson 'ridin' soon
Do watch for 'Horseback riders' Volks ,Please slow down,,
their's a new horse Campground just south of town ,Thanks,Madmike
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Anyone from michigan out there? Reply with quote

There's a sweet trail system from just West of 55 and 37 on the south side of the road, it borders the north side of the river for quite a while and you'll end up near Wellston. Great trail with some pretty quick speeds, well at least when I was there and there weren't any campers in the woods. Whatever you do, just know that 9 mile bridge road (near the intersection of Hoxeyville Rd and Boschem rd west of the Dublin Store) does not actually go all the way through to Udell Hills Rd. I was stuck for a few hours waiting for Mom to find me from Manistee earlier this year. Otherwise, the local DNR stations have very well plotted local trail maps that are more useful than county maps for sure. There are all kinds of trails along 9 Mile Bridge Rd (WEST OF UDELL HILLS RD) Or around Pine Lake. Have fun! Bring water!

PM me if you want to chat on the phone about the area... or just come up to Yankee Springs and ride the trails a bit sometime.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:59 am    Post subject: Re: Anyone from michigan out there? Reply with quote

I'm from Battle Creek. New to Forum this year. Hey Vanapplebom, can you turn me onto some trails in Baldwin, Welston area that I can get to with as little tar mack as possible ? Going on vacation next week & need some places to ride. I grew up in the Allegan game area and agree there are some great logging roads in that area. I know I'm grave digging but couldn't resist the chance to link up with fellow Michiganders.
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