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    Who here is from the UP?

    Anyone else from Upper Michigan? I'm in Houghton right now. Da Yoopers, ya know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taerom
    Anyone else from Upper Michigan? I'm in Houghton right now. Da Yoopers, ya know?
    Check out Roody.

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    Taerom, how's the road riding up in the UP? May have to make a getaway jaunt up there next summer with some other forum folks if it's worth the trip.

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    Hmmm, I'm not too involved in the roadie scene, but I do know there are a few of them were I am from. There are a lot of really nice scenic roads around here, especially in the Keweenaw Peninsula, so I imagine it has to be pretty good.

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    I wish. Being a troll bites the big one.
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    Biking in 'da UP ?

    I thought you'd be skiing by now, eh!

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    Not in the UP but about thirty miles to the west - Chequamegon Bay. Not nearly as much Lake Effect as you folks have. They got doors on the second floor there? I went camping in the Sylvania (sp?) Mts there one winter - an experience I'm not inclined to repeat. I'd love to see that area in summer - at least you have hills!

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    Does living in Minneapolis now, but used to go to Tech, orginally from Muskegon count? I miss the UP and riding. The Twinc Cities have a lot of group rides and races, but Copper Country is awesome for riding both on and off road.

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    I just moved to Michigan last year..only been out of the middle of the state (TriCity area of midland, bay city, saginaw), once to Traverse City. Couldn't ride then, injured myself the week before

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    I have one of the few cars in France that has a bumper sticker on it. "Say ya to the UP, heah."Guess, the phrase is doubly confused here.

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    I married a Yooper, hang out at my in-laws in Marquette all the time, and even get up your way once or twice a year for work. I suppose that makes me an honorary Yooper, doncha know, eh? Have you checked out the cinnamon rolls at the Hilltop in L'Anse, yet?

    You really should consider taking up with the roadies. My father-in-law reports that, due to the upcoming elections, there are many miles of freshly paved asphalt highways and byways, many of them with nice, wide shoulders. Plan to make it up there before the snow flies and check out of couple of them personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooker
    Check out Roody.
    Actually I'm a troll from the lower P. My mom's family was from the UP (Pickford, south of the Soo) and I've spent a lot of happy time up north. Currently, I live in Lansing and spend 5 days a month in Traverse City, which is sorta up north. But you won't find a prouder Michigander than myself!


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    I spent a week in Elk Rapids, just North of Traverse this summer. Can't find a better place as far as I'm concerned. Wish I would have had the time to ride, cause it was awesome there. I can only imagine how nice da UP is.
    and the road becomes my bride
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    Iron Mountain here.

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    I gots two words for da whole bunch of ya, der eh?: pasty.com

    check out the photo gallery. make ya homesicker.


    I'm going to Calumet to ride next month. Can't freeeeeakin' wait.
    Where does the Saturday ride meet in Houghton??

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    I'm not sure of any rides on saturdays. There are cycling club group mountain biking rides on thursday evenings, occaisionally on mondays or tuesdays. If you stop by the local shop, Cross Country Sports, I'm sure you can find some people to ride with on the weekends.

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    I wasn't going to say anything, but since it's a small crowd, my Dad's in the Gladstone/Escanaba area. I'm hoping some year to do the Delta County Century when it doesn't conflict with my autocross schedule, which it has for 3 straight years now.

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    I toured through the UP in 2003, and again this summer. But I don't live there.
    Bikes belong in the motor city

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    i dirt jump trail ride in Traverse City, elk rapids Torch lake Charlevoix (where i live) Petoskey boyne city

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    Grew up in Manistique, went to Houghton for college (didn't ride then). We had 270+ inches of snow my senior year there and I don't think it was possible to ride before school got out in May anyway! ha Had some great times though and remember some epic camping and ski trips to the porkies and Mont Ripley. Unfortunately there was no Mt. Bohemia when I graduated (96).

    Got into the roadie scene when I moved to Midland and now I find myself in epic roadie land in Portland Oregon. Highest per capita racing participation in the country by a mile. Still, I would love to ride the quiet hilly roads around Houghton someday....sigh...

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    Houghton is a cool place don't remember it much though I arrived there at 5:00 am after driving all night trying to make the ranger boat to isle royale. I live below the bridge
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    Sault Ste. Siberia (Marie) here.

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    Roadies

    Quote Originally Posted by CyLowe97
    Taerom, how's the road riding up in the UP? May have to make a getaway jaunt up there next summer with some other forum folks if it's worth the trip.
    Im a first year student at Northern (Marquette) originally from chi. suberbs and love the roads here. Drivers are VERY nice and the shoulders are oflen as wide as the lanes. The hills are fun too. The only downfall i could think of is the options. The U.P. is in the middle of nowhere and the road choices are limited, but it is still a 1000% upgrade from the 'burbs.

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    I am not from there but had a cabin on the shore of Gitchee Gumee out on the Keweenaw last Aug for a week. We biked almost everyday & it was a blast. We only road cycled. Great rolling rises & reasonable hills & few cars. The views going along the shore out to Copper Harbor are hard to beat. If you want a challenge you can tackle Brockway Mountain.
    August is such a great month to go up there. Less flys & it is the persiod meteor shower around the 11th. You can't get much better star gazin then in the U.P. Was my 5th time on vacation up there. It's great.
    On our way home to Chicago we rafted on the Menominee (Wildman Whitewater Ranch) & biked a day around there. That was fun too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taerom
    Anyone else from Upper Michigan? I'm in Houghton right now. Da Yoopers, ya know?
    I 'taught Da Yoopers were from Ishpeming up 'der, eh? I also 'taught dat youse guys got a ton of snow again ... 29 inches, aina?

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