Central Michigan Trail Ride Oct. 13?

Michigan

Dying to get in one last ride.  Anyone heading to the woods?

Bunch of us riding hunt creek near mio, 10am sat, all are welcome to join in

I'd totally be there, but my cover band is playing a Polish wedding Saturday :)

 

Are you riding Sunday at all?

If we do, likely a short ride. Riding friday too if interested

Ridin Evart Sat.

Evart looks like a blast. Sunday?

Na sorry man. Just sat...then back to grand haven to play lil golf sunday morning....and gotta be back by midday sun. Threw it out there in case you could do sat. Wasnt sure if you could ONLY do sunday or not.

It was a great day to be I the woods, that's for sure

It was a great day to be I the woods, that's for sure

 

ya, and that trail in evart is sweet by the way, lol.

was thinking of hiittin evart in the spring but wasnt sure on something

i ride an 03 yz 85 not sure if fuel would be a problem (could i make it thought on a tank) 

was thinking of hiittin evart in the spring but wasnt sure on something

i ride an 03 yz 85 not sure if fuel would be a problem (could i make it thought on a tank) 

 

How long have you been riding? Evart is not the place to go for one of your first rides. It is pretty challenging. Maybe make it your 10th ride. I am not saying you can't do it, I am saying you will enjoy it more if you have a good solid skill base down.

 

You are going to be limited on range on the 85. IMS does make an oversize tank for it but it is a little pricey. Here is a used one on ebay for $185 - http://www.ebay.com/itm/YZ-85-IMS-Oversized-Gas-Tank-/191012135567

 

Other options are carry a liter bottle of fuel in your backpack. Drop your gas can at a trail crossing about halfway through the loop so you can refuel there. There are a lot of trails in MI that are a bunch of loops where you can probably just plan the ride to make sure you make it back to your vehicle (ride a big figure 8). All else fails, pushing an 85 isn't that bad.

 

St Helen's is probably closest to Detroit after Gladwin but Gladwin is pretty awful. I did not enjoy riding there. St. Helens has some nice tall sandy berms that are fun to practice on.  Ambrose lake is even better, there is some pretty nice single track there. You might want to camp at the Ambrose lake campsite and spend a few days playing on the trails there. 

 

I think tomahawk are probably the most popular trails in the LP.

How long have you been riding? Evart is not the place to go for one of your first rides. It is pretty challenging. Maybe make it your 10th ride. I am not saying you can't do it, I am saying you will enjoy it more if you have a good solid skill base down.

 

You are going to be limited on range on the 85. IMS does make an oversize tank for it but it is a little pricey. Here is a used one on ebay for $185 - http://www.ebay.com/itm/YZ-85-IMS-Oversized-Gas-Tank-/191012135567

 

Other options are carry a liter bottle of fuel in your backpack. Drop your gas can at a trail crossing about halfway through the loop so you can refuel there. There are a lot of trails in MI that are a bunch of loops where you can probably just plan the ride to make sure you make it back to your vehicle (ride a big figure 8). All else fails, pushing an 85 isn't that bad.

 

St Helen's is probably closest to Detroit after Gladwin but Gladwin is pretty awful. I did not enjoy riding there. St. Helens has some nice tall sandy berms that are fun to practice on.  Ambrose lake is even better, there is some pretty nice single track there. You might want to camp at the Ambrose lake campsite and spend a few days playing on the trails there. 

 

I think tomahawk are probably the most popular trails in the LP.

yeah was thinking the same thing planning on hittin ambrose in sping thax for info  

was thing of  try out this for the longer hauls http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/923/32529/Acerbis-Front-Auxiliary-Fuel-Tank

yeah was thinking the same thing planning on hittin ambrose in sping thax for info  

was thing of  try out this for the longer hauls http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/923/32529/Acerbis-Front-Auxiliary-Fuel-Tank

 

I have never tried an auxiliary tank so I can't give you first hand info but looking at the reviews it doesn't look like people are really sold on those things. remember 1 gallon of fuel is about 7 lbs so you are throwing quite a bit of extra weight on the bars. Looks like most complaints are the syphon system. You might be better off just getting this http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/738/27861/RotopaX-Fuel-Pack?term=fuel%20tank and strapping it to your bars then dumping it in the tank when you run out of fuel.

 

Good luck at Ambrose. Hit Ma Deeter's for lunch.

Thax will do

was also lookin at these maybe 2 of them mounting bike somewhere

Watch "Mounting an Extra Fuel or Gas Tank on a Motorcycle" on YouTube

Not sure how it will work for offroad

but may put wieght where easyier to handle

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