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Best places to ride in and near Michigan!!!

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I live in South East Michigan and am getting ready for the riding season, that's hopefully very close (weather). Does anyone happen to know of any good riding spots, I'm thinking there has to be some good (twisty) roads headed up North, I've just never been that way. Also, does anybody know which of the track days in Michigan or Ohio give the best rider instruction, I'm really trying to learn as opposed to going as fast as possible down the straights. Thanks, hope a few of you are from Michigan!
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I live in SE Michigan too. But I am too sorta new to riding and also am interested to hear some of these spots. There are a few twisties around me, mostly just senic straight roads tho.
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I think I talked to you before ha ha. Did you get the ZZR you had your eye on? Decided to stick with mine after all. Now I need some good roads!


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I live in SE Michigan too. But I am too sorta new to riding and also am interested to hear some of these spots. There are a few twisties around me, mostly just senic straight roads tho.
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Nowhere, michigan sucks for these bikes, 95% of your rideing will be straight lines and pot holes.
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LOL Coupe, well are there any optimist out there?
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Its fact, your gonna be dissapointed badly at what your riding is gonna consist of.

You MIGHT find a decend road here and there with 1-3 decend curves that you will find yourself going back and forth on over and over and over.
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Yeah but when it comes down to it, were riding right? thats what matters.
And yeah I ended up picking it up. I've only got to ride a little but I love it so far! I"m excited for some warm weather
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696 freeway near Royal Oak has some OK curves which last about 4 miles give or take. Also a hot bed for cops in the summer because there's a Thursday night, bike night in Royal Oak.
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There is an area in lower mid Michigan that roughly bordered by Dexter/ Pinckney/ Chelsea/ Lansing/ Jackson that has some decent roads.

Go on Mapquest and put in Plymouth, Michigan. Find Beck Road and M-14. Right there you will see North Territorial. Take that west and you will find some decent roads.
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you have to know the right people to talk too...there ARE some awesome roads in SE Michigan...I know because I ride 'em.

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Not going to post which routes or exact area...need to keep some areas sacred. However, look up MWRF and you'll find some local riders.

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I'm not sure where you are located, but PM me if you want to go out sometime. One rule we have, wear your gear - full leathers, gloves, boots. If you don't have 'em you won't want to ride with us...as shall we say its a very "spirited" ride .

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Thanks a lot, I go to Michigan State and am close so I will definitely check that out!



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There is an area in lower mid Michigan that roughly bordered by Dexter/ Pinckney/ Chelsea/ Lansing/ Jackson that has some decent roads.

Go on Mapquest and put in Plymouth, Michigan. Find Beck Road and M-14. Right there you will see North Territorial. Take that west and you will find some decent roads.
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