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IN THIS ISSUE…

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Thank You, Larry Katkowsky Ask Dr. Cycholl by Patrick Armitage Motorcycle Snapshots by Jason Waechter Motorcycling & Law: HB 4887 - Helmet Adult Choice on ORV; SB 581 Criminalizing Texting & Driving by Dondi Vesprini

Features, News & Reviews cc media publications

This Month’s Contributors: Contributing Editor Patrick Armitage Plus, Blane Kamp, Gene Southard Dondi Vesprini, Jason Waechter

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Ray Peabody publisher@midwestmotorcyclist.com rpeabody@sbcglobal.net

Advertising Sales/ Web Master / Distribution Ray Peabody publisher@midwestmotorcyclist.com rpeabody@sbcglobal.net

Cover Design Julie Kirkendoll

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The Toughest Race in the World by Blane Kamp Penton: The John Penton Story, From the Woods to the World DVD Reviewed by Gene Southard Alaska: Been there or Thinking About Going? by Blane Kamp Four Myths of Adventure Travel from the Live It Right Dream Ride Team by Ray Peabody Oakland County ORV Park Moving Forward by Ray Peabody

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Advertiser Index Event Schedule Michigan Harley-Davidson Dealer Event Schedule

Cover photo: Motorcycles parked outside the Prudhoe Bay Hotel during a tour of Alaka several years ago. Prudhoe Bay is on the north coast of Alaka and is the terminus of the Pan-American Highway. Photo by Jaco Hamman.

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Thank You, Larry Katkowsky Attorney Larry “Katmanâ€? Katkowsky died columns were well written, informative and on November 11, 2017 at the age of 75. Many longunanimously well received. time readers will remember Larry as an attorney, a I didn’t stay in contact with Larry after our Harley-Davidson rider, a motorcyclist rights paths diverged. Yes, there was the occasional email. I advocate, a supporter of ABATE of Michigan, a continued to let him know when the latest issue had guitar builder / player, and an advertiser and longbeen posted to the website. When his email changed, time columnist for this magazine. He was obviously he asked me to begin using the new address. I also much more than this, but, to those of us in the saw his Facebook posts about his guitars or motorcycle community, we knew Larry through performances. He had been busy in his “retirementâ€?. these activities. I have always appreciated what Larry did I knew Larry for more than a few years, for this magazine and still do. Thank you, Larry. Rest beginning in the late 1990s through to his retirement in peace. from practicing law in the early 2010s. He didn’t fully retire at that time. Instead, he went to school somewhere out east to N O N - C O M P E T I T I O N • MAINTAINED TRAILS learn how to build guitars. • ORGANIZED EVENTS I would like to say we were friends but that wouldn’t be accurate. We • FAMILY FUN didn’t hang out or socialize together • ALL LEGAL (although I met his lovely wife, Natalie, on several occasions). Saying that we were simply acquaintances wouldn’t be accurate either. I admired Larry immensely. He was a leader and a “doerâ€?. His knowledge and experience in the motorcycle industry was extensive and he willingly shared what he knew. He was a straight shooter – no beating around the bush; he didn’t suffer fools but also wasn’t mean. When talking with Larry, his message and intention were clear – no spin or obfuscation. He started advertising in Michigan MotorcyclistÂŽ in July 1998, our No place to ride? Michigan is home to the largest organized network of first issue. He continued running his ads off-road trails in the world - more than 3500 miles of marked, maintained until he retired in (I think) 2011. The ORV trails for the entire family to enjoy! Since 1968, The Cycle Conservation money he spent with us helped keep the Club of Michigan has led the charge to assure continued access to public magazine operating when we were still in lands for motorized recreation by working closely with state and federal our startup phase. He continued to government. Membership in the CCC offers organized trail rides, a map CD of advertise for more than a decade after that the entire trail system, a subscription to the Great Lakes TrailRider Magazine first issue. and a host of other member benefits! Call us today at 517-781-4805. Larry’s Michigan MotorcyclistÂŽ The Cycle Conservation Club of Michigan column also started running in that first PO Box 486 t$PMEXBUFS .*tXXXDZDMFDPOTFSWBUJPODMVCPSH issue. His topics covered a wide range of legal issues affecting motorcyclists; especially Michigan motorcyclists. Based on feedback from our readers, his

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The Toughest Race in the World by Blane Kamp The Dakar Rally pits man and machine against Mother Nature, mountains, desert, and dunes. The beauty of Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina is spectacular but can be deadly for the competitors in that monumental race. Lives are lost, but the competitors recognize the dangers and are living life to the fullest. The 40th edition of the Dakar Rally in South America is starting in Lima, Peru on January 6, 2018 and ends on January 20 in Cordoba, Argentina; a race of more than 5,000 miles. It’s limited to the best racers from all over the world. The race has five classes – motorcycles (167 entries), quads (54 entries), cars (110 entries), UTVs (14 entries), and trucks/chase vehicles (45 entries). It starts with five days of sand dunes, then climbs through an extremely difficult mountain environment, into deep canyons with some fast sections in between. Racers will experience every kind of weather and track condition: heat, cold, sunshine, rain, snow, sand, mud, and hard pack. It continues for 14 days with one day in the middle to repair the race machines or catch up on some much needed rest (if the racer has a team to work on his or her machine). Privateers usually spend this day working on their bikes. At least two women - Laia Sanz and Rosa Romero Font - will be competing in the 2018 event. The four Americans running in the motorcycle division are Ricky Brabec (#20, Honda),

Andrew Short (#54, Husqvarna), Mark Samuels (#64, Honda), and Bill Conger (#105, Husqvarna). Conger is the focus of this preview. Paul Azar and I took a two-day off-road class at the BMW Performance Training Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Conger was one of the instructors for that class. He is a great teacher and we learned many new techniques on how to handle a 500-pound off-road motorcycle (BMW R 1200 GS) in a variety of off-road conditions. He is also an accomplished motorcycle and car racer. Bill was able to get a Husqvarna 450 Rally for the 2018 Dakar

and, with some help from his friend Petr “Angelo” Vicek aka “Wolfey” and Tema Klymciw, was able to get add-ons to make his bike close to what the factory racers will be running. Wolfey, out of the Czech Republic, will also be running in the Dakar (Husqvarna, #82). Bill got his acceptance letter in July of this year and has been training hard to be able to endure this grueling race. (Check out Bill’s blog at BC2Dakar.) He competed in the Dakar race once before in 2012, but his bike broke to the point of being unrepairable. We’re hoping to have Bill up in mid-summer to teach a two-day off-road school right here in Western Michigan. (Watch these pages and our website – www.bmwmcgr.com - for details.) The Dakar is an amazing race. Google MZ 5309RR or Iveco Powerstar to see a couple of the support trucks that will be racing. BMW teamed up with Mini to make one of the leading vehicles in the car division. Racers will be riding over sand dunes reaching an altitude of 11,500 feet and mountains taller than that. Just consider the impact those altitudes have when a person is walking. Then imagine the impact on the human body when racing hard in those same conditions. These guys and girls are tough as nails. Best of luck, Bill. Visit www.dakar.com to find out more. You can follow the race on Facebook (www.facebook.com/dakar), Twitter (@ Dakar), and Instagram (@dakarrally). The race will be broadcast on NBC Sports in the U.S. and Red Bull TV and TV5 Monde worldwide. For a quick teaser, go to www.dakar.bfgoodrich.com.

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Penton: The John Penton Story From the Woods to the World A DVD review by Gene Southard The John Penton Autobiography DVD is a well-produced, polished production that you will enjoy watching. It is narrated by the singer Lyle Lovett. Lyle also does background singing in this heart-warming story. I have talked to John several times over the years and have always found him to be personable and down to earth, so when I saw that John and his son, Jack, were promoting a DVD about John’s life, I had to purchase a copy. The DVD starts at John’s birth in 1925 in Amherst, Ohio, into a family that would total eight kids. After his father’s death, John’s brothers got their Dad’s Harley running and soon John started riding it when the brothers where away. This was his first exposure to motorcycling; his first enduros where on a Harley. When WWII started, John joined the

Merchant Marines and then moved into the Navy. In ’49, while working in the family business, he entered his first Jack Pine enduro. The next year he rode a lighter European bike, a B33 BSA. His personal life was looking up when he married his first wife, Katherine. This marriage would give him three sons and would be the start of the Penton motorcycle dynasty. In 1954, his brother, Bill, won the Jack Pine Enduro. But John’s personal life took a serious blow when Katherine passed in 1958 leaving him to raise three boys by himself. His trauma did not discourage his enduro riding, however. That year he started riding an NSU, winning five national enduros in a row. About that time, John also set a long distance endurance record riding from New York to LA in 52 hours on a BMW twin. In 1960, he married

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again, bringing Donna’s three children into the Penton dynasty. That year, John’s popularity brought him the honor of the AMA’s most popular rider. In 1960, John and his brothers opened a BSA dealership in a re-purposed chicken coop, later moving to a new shop in 1962. About that time, John started riding a R25 BMW converted to offroad and used this machine to continue winning. John entered his first ISDE in ’62. Although he participated in that race many times and never won a gold, he was close many times. My experience with the Penton organization began when I was working at a Penton/Husky/BSA dealership and started attending Penton Service School in Ohio. I was impressed by how family orientated the Penton organization was, with many family employees. One of my favorite memories of the Penton organization happened when I picked up several new Pentons at their warehouse, a re-purposed skating rink on the edge of town. During the employees lunch hour, all the crated Pentons were moved to the middle of the rink and the employees started racing their bikes around the rink. Where else could you ride in the middle of winter in Ohio? Upon returning home, I was assigned the job of assembling new motorcycles in the dealership’s warehouse. As you can guess, after assembling two 100cc minibikes, the employees started racing around the warehouse. My boss took a very dim view of all the rubber marks left on the floor. While on one of John’s trips to Europe to

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Dear Dr. Cycholl, I have a few friends that own motorcycles but nearly every time I call them to invite them for a ride, I get a string of reasons why they can’t go. I find myself riding alone or with a passenger most often. I am OK with local day rides like this but I am getting the wanderlust for long distance travel. I am reluctant to do a long trip solo. What do you suggest? The Lone Rider Dear Lone Rider, If you really want to ride with others on day rides or on longer trips I suggest you join a riding club. Harley-Davidson does this better than most with their “Hog Chapters” in every or nearly every dealership. If you don’t ride a Harley you can join a group like the non-brand specific MSTA. I had the same problems with my “Riding Buddies”. It seems there are a lot more enthusiastic motorcycle owners than enthusiastic riders. Personally, I am not big on joining riding groups. I learned to appreciate riding solo. There are no personality conflicts, no restaurant problems, no route, speed, or scheduling issues. (Unless you have a passenger and even then they are far fewer than in a group) I have ridden more than 250K miles and been in every state but Alaska on a motorcycle. Most of the time with a passenger (my Wife) and no others. We tried touring in groups of 4-5 bikes with passengers but the conflicts in groups cause too many problems. We started doing tours with just us and found we like it better that way. Thank you, Dr Cycholl

Congratulations to your wife for taking proper training and having passed her course. There are models from several manufacturers designed for just this purpose. I know Harley Davidson and BMW both are pursuing this market. Look at both as well as their competition and ask about what they might be able to do. Most bikes can be lowered by various means. Thinner seats can be bought or custom made. Front suspension can be lowered by moving the fork tubes in the triple clamps. Be sure to do both sides equally. Understand that if you don’t lower the rear suspension the same amount you will alter the steering geometry and may cause twitchy (er) or less stable steering. The rear suspension can be lowered by installing a shorter shock or shocks or sometimes changing a suspension link. Don’t forget you will need to shorten the side stand and center stand, if so equipped. Be aware that this will lessen cornering clearance which may or may not be a problem. Thank you, Dr Cycholl Dr. Maurice D. Cycholl is a world-renowned expert in Motorcycle Safety, Riding Techniques and Touring. In addition, while he is not a recognized expert in motorcycle mechanics, he does possess a fair degree of knowledge in the area of mechanical, and electrical systems found on many motorcycles. He welcomes your questions on these subjects. While you may submit questions on any subject, his advice on other subjects may, or may not be, as reliable. Please submit your questions via email to: askDrCycholl@hotmail.com or via snail mail to: Dr. “Moe” D. Cycholl, c/o CC media, 709 Fall Street, Spring Lake, MI 49456

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Alaska: Been There or Thinking About Going? By Blane Kamp Come to BMW Motorcycles of Grand Rapids on January 20, 2018 and let the stories begin. All bikers are welcome. We don’t care what you ride. This is just an event to get rid of the winter blues and BS about your adventures. Sometimes the best stories are about the worst or most difficult of times. We have had this event in the past and heard some great ones. Here are just a few of the tales told at previous events. I remember Nigel telling us about getting chased by a wolf on the Haul Road and he didn’t even know it. An Indian couple was following him for a few miles. When he pulled into town and stopped for a break, the wife let him have it. She said, “You don’t tease animals like that up

here!” She thought he knew the wolf was behind him the whole time. According to her, it had been chasing him for almost a mile. The truth is every time Nigel got traction, so did the wolf. When the wolf got ready to pounce, Nigel sped up. Crazy, but true.

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It’s pretty non-descript, and it was likely a cheaper option for the department. If all the officers need the scooter for is getting through crowds and navigating the local area, then I guess it works. Now, compare the police scooter in New Orleans to the motorcycle I found in Beverly Hills. The bike below is my favorite one. It looks so much sleeker and more imposing than the police scooter.

John Mellencamp’s Motorcycle, Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame When I visited the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, I got to see John Mellencamp’s Honda CL77 motorcycle, which he got in high school.

One of the more interesting signs I saw on my travels was the billboard below.

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve seen? There isn’t a helmet law in Jamaica, but the government leaves its position on the issue very clear. Another interesting thing I learned while I was in Jamaica was that it’s illegal to buy or sell a motorcycle at 600cc or more. In fact, there’s a Harley Davidson store in Ocho Rios, but all it sells is Tshirts and other apparel. However, due to Harley Davidson’s continuous lobbying, the Jamaican government does allow people to rent faster bikes.

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Do you have pictures of a really interesting bike you saw on your travels? What about a story to go with it? Email them both to me at Jason@themotorcyclelawyer.com.

This bike is a BMW police motorcycle with an AR 15 mount. It was parked with the AR 15 rifle locked into the holster, which was mounted to the rear of the bike.

The next group of pictures I found really interesting because they show the very distinct differences between police forces and their transportation styles. I took the picture below in New Orleans. It seems they use police scooters in the Big Easy.

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Continued from page 12 - Alaska The weather was so bad that they each went down four or five times. For those of you who have never been on the Haul Road, it’s built Events do change. on the tundra which keeps sinking. The road Please call ahead crews keep adding gravel as the road sinks; the Michigan Indiana gravel elevates the road. Well, Phil is February 16-18 January 28 Indiana Motorcycle Expo riding along in the 38th Lansing Motorcycle Swap Meet Indian State Fairgrounds Lansing Center rain storm and slides 1202 E. 38th Street 333 Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI off the road and 10 Indianpolis, IN $6 / person $14 – Adults 12 and under free feet down to the $12 – Seniors (60+) www.hugeswapmeet.com tundra. This wasn’t $8 – Children (6 – 12) FREE – Children (5 & under) even a crash, but Phil February 2-4 2 Day Tickets: $22 2018 AMA Ice Race Grand scrambled up to the Championship road in the mud just Mitchell State Park Ohio 6093 E. M-115 in time to see Chuck Cadillac MI pass by on his Wing. http:// January 26-28 www.americanmotorcyclist.com/ Phil ended up Progressive International racing/ice-racing Motorcycle Show stopping two cars I-X Center and five guys helped February 25 Cleveland, Ohio Detroit Area Motorcycle Swap Meet Adults: $16 / person him get his bike back Suburban Showcase Collection Kids under 11 free up on the road. This 46100 Grand River Aven., Novi, MI www.motorcycleshows.com/ $8 / person; 12 and under free city/cleveland-oh is in pouring rain www.hugeswapmeet.com and in the mud. The February 10-11 folks in Alaska are 2018 Easyriders Bike Show Illinois Tour ready to help out a stranger - no questions asked. Greater Columbus Convention February 9-11 They also told him that Chuck had laid down his Center Progressive International bike a half mile down the road, so he wasn’t too 400 N. High Street Motorcycle Show far ahead. Phil passed Chuck and they decided Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Columbus, Ohio www.easyridersevents.com/ Chicago, IL not to ride together because they were both going bikeshow-2018-columbus.php Adults: $18 / person; Kids under 11 a different speeds and needed to focus on the free www.motorcycleshows.com/city/ road. Well, Phil decided to stop at around 2:30 in chicago-il-0 the morning. It had stopped raining but there was no place to stop, so he laid his sleeping bag down along side the bike in the middle of the road and slept next to the bike. The first vehicle to come upon S. Avon Road him in the morning was Chuck on his Wing. The beauty of N BMW Motorcycles of Detroit getting there is another GPS Coordinates: reason to go. A group of us 42.662600 - 83.132355 W E went up through Montana

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Photo by Jaco Hamman If you want to get up and tell your story to the whole group, we’ll have group discussions throughout the day. Just call or email Andrea Chappell at andrea.kamp@bmwmcgr.com or call her at 616-530-6900 to tell her about your story and the times you will be available. We don’t care if you did it on your H-D or Gold Wing. We just want to hear what was the best or most memorable part of your adventure. You’ll also get a coupon for 20% off any one accessory for sharing your story. Every biker that’s been to Alaska gets a free hat embroidered with “To Alaska and Back” in German with outlines of Michigan and Alaska. They turned out real nice last time and I’m hoping they will be even better this time. We will be having appetizers with an Alaskan theme all day long. Even if you’re not going to Alaska, stop by and enjoy the stories. It’s a good reason to get out of the house and talk bikes. The event will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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Four Myths of Adventure Travel from the Live It Right Dream Ride Team by Ray Peabody

Many myths begin and progress much the same as a game of telephone. One person tells another about some event. The second person tells someone else and that someone else tells another. Each time the story is told, it’s modified. 10 people down the line, the story is significantly different from its first telling. 100 people down the line, the story is unrecognizable. At the beginning, there is likely some truth to the story; at the end, not so much. This story evolution happens in all things, including international motorcycle adventure touring. Readers will remember the series of stories and photographs that Emily Flinkstrom and Jay Wilgus, the Live It Right Dream Ride team, shared with us all

during their 18-month dual-sport adventure from Ann Arbor to Tierra del Fuego / Ushuaia at the very bottom of South America. Their story was a fascinating combination of beautiful scenery and welcoming people contrasted with rainy, cold weather and unending delays at border crossings. It was truly an adventure. A couple years after the conclusion of their trip, Emily and Jay’s lives are dramatically different. They have settled in Maine, had a baby, and work regular jobs like the rest of us. The time and separation from that trip have given them some perspective that they wanted to share with others who might be considering such an adventure. They put together a presentation about the four biggest myths about their adventure and presented it to a group of about 45 people at BMW Motorcycles of Grand Rapids on Saturday, November 25; two days after Thanksgiving. Myth #1: You must be wealthy to undertake such an adventure. Jay and Emily are not wealthy. But they are disciplined. They calculated that they would need $45,000 – equal to $82 per day while on the road - to complete their journey. They broke the goal down into monthly savings targets but quickly realized that saving that much out of their paychecks in the available time was not possible. To make up the difference, they rented two of the

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HB 4887 - Helmet Adult Choice on ORV SB 581 - Criminalizing Texting & Driving by Dondi Vesprini First off, I would like to wish all readers a Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were bright and that you haven’t broken any of your new year’s resolutions yet! I also hope that this new year brings clear skies and safe roads for the 2018 riding season! There are a couple interesting bills which were introduced in the latter half of 2017. The first would allow operators of an ORV who are over 21 to ride without a lid. The second would criminalize texting and driving resulting in a serious injury. The first bill, being House Bill 4887, pertains to wearing a helmet on an ORV. As we all know, in 2012 the law mandating that a motorcyclist wear a helmet on his/her head was amended to an “adult choice” law allowing those over 21 years old who meet certain insurance and endorsement requirements the freedom to choose whether he/she wants to wear a helmet. As we also know, many motorcyclists enjoy riding ORVs across the various trails and terrains that our great State offers. HB 4887 would have a similar effect as the amended helmet law, but as to riders of ORVs. Currently, Men’s Men’s operators of an ORV must Ladies’ Concealment Concealment wear a helmet and protective Concealment Vests eye-wear. The bill provides Leather Vests Leather or individuals who are 18 years Shirt Denim $5500 or older the freedom to 00 $155 Start at choose whether he/she wants to wear a helmet and eye$4500 Packin’ Tee while operating an Shoulder & Leg Holsters in Stock wear Concealment ORV. Regardless of where Men’s Ladies’ you stand on the helmet T-Shirt issue, it is interesting to see Belly Lace 99 that the issue has been raised Band Belly Band Men’s & Ladies, in the context of operating Holster Holster all sizes, ORVs. 00 50 $33 $39 with holster The second bill of note pertains to an increasingly Americanpresent threat to made motorcyclists on the (269) 651-2464 Fax: (269) 651-8767 Leather roadway, that being people 1640 S. Centerville Road (M-66 South) , Sturgis, MI Holsters who text and drive. All too We accept all major credit cards $3000 frequently, as an attorney under

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Continued from page 15 rooms in their house. They managed a detailed budget and stuck to their plan. Perhaps you remember the picture of their savings thermometer that ran in one of the early articles in this magazine about preparations for their trip. Myth #2: You have to have all of the bells and whistles for a successful trip. The original plan was for the couple to ride two-up on a BMW R 1150 GS for the entire trip. Emily didn’t like the idea of looking at the back of Jay’s head all the way down to the bottom of South America; she wanted to ride her own bike. They settled on two Suzuki DR-650 dual-sport motorcycles; two basic, yet solid, well-built bikes. This choice made it easy since the tools and parts used on one would also work on the other. They also decided to use soft luggage rather than hard bags that locked. They carried any valuables in their pockets. They didn’t use GPS. They didn’t have heated gear. The total weight of the gear they carried was 62 to 64 pounds. Myth #3: Death is imminent at the Mexican border. Yes, Emily and Jay heard all of the warnings. “Traveling in Mexico is dangerous.” “You’ll likely be robbed and possibly killed.” “You’ll have to pay bribes everywhere you go.” Most of the people offering these thoughts were sincerely worried about the couple’s safety and attempting to persuade them not to go. They decided to go anyway. What they found were friendly, helpful people. They didn’t pay a single bribe. The only thing stolen was the throttle rocker off one of the bikes. Even the police and soldiers they encountered – who looked menacing – were actually quite friendly and helpful. Had they heeded the warnings, they would have missed the beautiful scenery, the wonderful people, and their fascinating cultures. The experience was better than they had imagined. Myth#4: It feels like vacation the whole time. It was not like vacation; at least not all of the time. The weather conditions varied from sweltering heat to freezing cold, TM

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from sunny and dry to dark with furious downpours, and often high winds that were both unnerving and tiring. Each border crossing took at least a day with one taking up several. They were fortunate in that their DRs suffered no major breakdowns; only some flat tires. They were also fortunate to have no major accidents. However, tip overs in the deep sand were frustrating and tiring. The food was at times great and at other times not so good. They took a risk in eating local food; they wanted to immerse themselves in the culture but were at risk of getting food poisoning. The toilets were often disgusting. One nearly inviolable rule they left with the audience, should anyone undertake a similar adventure: Don’t ride at night. There are too many unmarked road construction areas, hazards or obstacles for night riding to be safe. While their adventure was the experience of a lifetime, both Jay and Emily had things they would have done differently. For Emily, she would have worked harder at living “in the moment” instead of looking ahead. Jay would have preferred to have a more structured agenda; not so structured that they couldn’t visit places, take excursions, or simply take a day of rest on a whim, but structured enough so they could plan to meet up with family and friends along the way. Their unstructured agenda made those meetups virtually impossible. The presentation was both informative and entertaining. If you didn’t make it, you missed an enjoyable, informative presentation.

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Waterford, MI – The members to Oakland County Parks and Recreation (OCPR) Commission voted unanimously to proceed with the Oakland County ORV Park project. Approximately 300 supporters of the project – motorcyclists, ATV and UTV riders, and full-size fourwheeler enthusiasts – attended the meeting and voiced support for the project. The Park, which has been in the planning stages for several years, is the result of a partnership between the Michigan Department of Resources (MDNR) and the OCPR. The MDNR has already acquired two parcels – 120 acres and 90 acres - behind the Mt. Holly Ski Area Park and east of I-75 and north of Grange Hall Road in northern Oakland County. They are negotiating with property owners in the area north of Grange Hall Road and west of Dixie Highway to purchase other contiguous properties to increase the size of the Park. All of those who spoke supported the ORV Park project. Among the arguments in favor of the Park included the economic benefit to the OCPR and MDNR as well as stores, gas stations, campgrounds, restaurants, motels, etc. in the area. Four-wheel-drive enthusiasts were the majority of those who spoke. They talked about how family oriented their participants are and the significant amount of money they spend on their activity. The opening of the Oakland County ORV Park is planned for the fall of 2018.

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