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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-03-2013, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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Michigan Fall Color ride

I am going to do a Fall Color ride to Michigan and think this year it should be the best with all the rain that has fallen this year and the Temperatures being lower so the question I have is not how the colors will be in Michigan but rather for Michigan riders to help plan the time to visit? I am thinking about coming up the 4th of Oct. to the 13th, I will be riding from Kansas City area and riding up over Mackinaw Bridge back around Wisconsin. I have a brother who lives in Oscoda, Mich and turns 60 this year so it has a dual purpose but the colors should be good and needs eyes on the ground for reconnaissance. Thanks for any help on this matter..
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I live in Tawas, just South of Oscoda. Your time frame seems to be good and I hope you have good travel weather for your color tour. We do have some spectacular colors here in Northern MI. It is a great time to take a tour. Enjoy your ride and if I can help give me a shout. The ride up US 23 to the bridge is a good one. I'll be doing that tomorrow on my way to the Davis rally.

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I live in Tawas, just South of Oscoda. Your time frame seems to be good and I hope you have good travel weather for your color tour. We do have some spectacular colors here in Northern MI. It is a great time to take a tour. Enjoy your ride and if I can help give me a shout. The ride up US 23 to the bridge is a good one. I'll be doing that tomorrow on my way to the Davis rally.

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my brother lives in Oscoda and will be coming up there for his 60th on Oct. 6th if it works out. Dad lived in Houghton Lake and was a retired DPAO lieutenant (he passed away about 4 years ago. you can read my story at http://www.tarnishedwings.com/id73.html we did like to ride together back in the late 70's up there and I try and make it up whenever possible.
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I am going to do a Fall Color ride to Michigan and think this year it should be the best with all the rain that has fallen this year and the Temperatures being lower so the question I have is not how the colors will be in Michigan but rather for Michigan riders to help plan the time to visit? I am thinking about coming up the 4th of Oct. to the 13th, I will be riding from Kansas City area and riding up over Mackinaw Bridge back around Wisconsin. I have a brother who lives in Oscoda, Mich and turns 60 this year so it has a dual purpose but the colors should be good and needs eyes on the ground for reconnaissance. Thanks for any help on this matter..
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Sounds like a nice ride.
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thinking about taking the camper, I would be using it on the way up there and then after I leave my brothers would use it again going up through Mackinaw and back.
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post #7 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-05-2013, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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Still no reports about the leaves, does it look like an early fall leaf run or normal this year? I know it would be a question that might be hard to answer this early but I thought I would ask
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Still no reports about the leaves, does it look like an early fall leaf run or normal this year? I know it would be a question that might be hard to answer this early but I thought I would ask
Our weather guy says a warm Sept, right up to the end of the month. Who knows but it looks like maybe a late fall. Of course the UP may be different.

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I was just "Up North" all the way to Brimley (west of Sault Sainte Marie) over the week end and saw no signs of color changes yet. But hey, it's Michigan, anything can happen in the next 3-4 weeks. If you Google Michigan Color Tour you will see several sites that will help you keep track of what is happening where.


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I will watch that site thanks, I have always found that boots on the ground is this best way to find out what the colors are doing. I will probably be the weekend between the 4th to the 12th right now so here's hoping I can see a little fall color
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