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    Quote Originally Posted by scout7
    Hey Manistee.
    If you are still leaving Thursday, let me know. I am in Lowell (by Grand Rapids) and will be heading down Thursday.
    Where is there a good place to meet south of Grand Rapids?
    I'm heading South, Thursday morning around 6:00 AM and GR would be my first fuelstop. Riders around Muskegon and Grand Rapids could meet and trail from there down to Coldwater to meet others.
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    Grand Rapids Locations

    Thanks for getting back.
    Unfortunately, I will not be leaving till afternoon. My husband is heading down to grab some camping space on Wednesday (working at the oil change booth). Give me a call at 616-897-0092 if you will be leaving later.
    Susan Stevens.

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    Ludington

    I am leaving Ludington early Thursday morning, but not as early as 6 a.m. Would like to meet up with others along the way.

    David Jackson
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiplash
    Where is there a good place to meet south of Grand Rapids?
    It depends on what you want. Someplace that you can get gas that is easy on-easy off, or do you want food? If you've decided to take 131 south of GR, then exit 76 (68th street) has food and gas (EAT HERE, GET GAS), and it is immediately south of the intersection of 131 and the new south beltline (M-6, also called the Paul Henry). If you don't need food, there is a truck stop and a Meijer C-stop at the next exit south (76th street, EXIT 75) which is an easier on-off. I still recommend avoiding the stretch of 131 between downtown and 28th street, as I think they are still working on the overpass, which means construction equipment and lane closures. If you are coming down US31, and want to avoid downtown altogether, from I96 you could try M11 (Wilson Ave) south to I-196 West, to the M-6 bypass.
    If you don't care about staying on the interstate, stay on US31 through Holland and take M40 to Allegan, then M89 to 131 at Plainwell/Otsego. You can stay on M89 all the way to Battle Creek, or jump on 131. M40/M89 are generally well-maintained two-lane highways and are a pleasant ride, but attention to your speed is advisable. If you look at a map, you can see that they generally cut the corner from Holland to BC. The only real busy section of these two roads, before you get to BC, is M89 west of 131, which is a big retail strip with all the usual fast food and Meijer/Walmart.
    If you are taking 131 to head east on I-94, I don't know of any major tie-ups before you get to I-69. There is some construction on 131 south of I-94; I can check on that if you're interested.
    I won't be able to join you on the ride down, as I'll be leaving from work in Kalamazoo on Thursday afternoon.
    See you in Lima!
    Don Wallace

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    Quote Originally Posted by West Michigan
    I am leaving Ludington early Thursday morning, but not as early as 6 a.m. Would like to meet up with others along the way.

    David Jackson
    231-510-9219 (cell)
    Well, maybe I don't have to leave that early, but....
    I figure it will take 7 hours (lunch/fuel/construction) to get to Beemerville and leaving at 6 or 7 AM would put us there in the afternoon. Plenty of time for set-up camp and after that it's party time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scout7
    Thanks for getting back.
    Unfortunately, I will not be leaving till afternoon. My husband is heading down to grab some camping space on Wednesday (working at the oil change booth). Give me a call at 616-897-0092 if you will be leaving later.
    Susan Stevens.
    I don't want to leave too late. Looks like DJW and you will be riding together.
    Also looks like some riders (including me) will be stopping in Coldwater, MI for some other riders to team up. Never know and we might all meet there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djw
    It depends on what you want. I won't be able to join you on the ride down, as I'll be leaving from work in Kalamazoo on Thursday afternoon.
    See you in Lima!
    Don Wallace
    Thanks Don.
    I know there is a truck stop south on US 131 towards Byron Center. That might be a good place.
    Too bad you can't join. Have a safe ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by West Michigan
    I am leaving Ludington early Thursday morning, but not as early as 6 a.m. Would like to meet up with others along the way.

    David Jackson
    231-510-9219 (cell)
    Mr. Jackson,
    When do you intend to leave? Let me know.
    Takes me a good 30 Minutes to get to Ludington.
    231 510-1313 (cell)
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    Coldwater 11:00 AM at a Fuel station. Is that a good time?
    Not sure how big Coldwater is actually.
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    Leaving Ludington

    Quote Originally Posted by Whiplash
    Mr. Jackson,
    When do you intend to leave? Let me know.
    Takes me a good 30 Minutes to get to Ludington.
    231 510-1313 (cell)
    We'll probably leave Ludington between 8 and 9. My wife is not an early riser. The bike will be packed Wednesday night, so we'll be ready to dress and leave right away Thursday. If you'd like to ride together, we could meet somewhere on U.S. 10 and head out -- Big Boy, Shell Station, Taco Bell. Is 8:30 a.m. too late for you? My cell phone is 231-510-9219.

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    Quote Originally Posted by West Michigan
    We'll probably leave Ludington between 8 and 9. My wife is not an early riser. The bike will be packed Wednesday night, so we'll be ready to dress and leave right away Thursday. If you'd like to ride together, we could meet somewhere on U.S. 10 and head out -- Big Boy, Shell Station, Taco Bell. Is 8:30 a.m. too late for you? My cell phone is 231-510-9219.
    8:30 AM is a little late. I'm trying to beat most of the traffic and the heat.
    Well, I guess I'll meet you in Beemerville. Call me if you like, if you wanted to meet up or so.
    RS Rennsport, Whiplash Motorsport Group
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    Rob Stevens

    Is your wife still looking for someone to ride with on Fri? MY SO is heading down earlier in the week, but I can't due to work and going back to school. I am considering leaving Fri early myself or LATE Thursday from the Walker area.

    Catrina

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    leaving from harrietta via the Sault

    Manistee/ Ludington, I think I'll leave tues. or Wed. via Sault Ste Marie and Montreal ,then south with possible return through upstate N.Y. and Ontario. Contact tomz@bignetnorth.net k1200rs

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    Why are all these posts from the 2005 rally here? That asked, my buddy and I are leaving from Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area on Wednesday morning (2006!) and riding through Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. We're planning a motel stop somewhere in upstate NY wednesday night, and planning to cross Lake Champlain on the ferry Thursday. If anyone would care to join us, they would be welcome.
    Wherever you go, there you are.

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    [QUOTE=BeemoKat]Why are all these posts from the 2005 rally here? QUOTE]

    Just a guess, but prolly because they started this thread before the rally last year......
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