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Anyone for Middleville, MI on 12/23?
« on: December 07, 2018, 12:50:06 AM »

I'm going poutine-pretzel-burger chasing the weekend before Kwanzaa and so I'll be out in Michigan the night of 12/23 and all day 12/24 (most likely). I could probably make it out by lunchtime on 12/23 if there's any interest in an actual roadmeet. Lunch would be at Red's (https://www.redssportsbar.com), home of that famous burger, starting as early as they serve it. We would then check out area sights - hopefully there are some - or at least just go get some mileage on highways in the area. If you have ideas of what to see or would like to meet us for lunch or dinner (I plan to have another such burger for dinner if it's good), comment here and now!

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Re: Anyone for Middleville, MI on 12/23?
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2018, 06:50:51 AM »

See my reply to your message on Facebook. :)
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Re: Anyone for Middleville, MI on 12/23?
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2018, 10:16:02 AM »

Poutine pretzel burger. Sounds mouthwateringly delicious!
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Re: Anyone for Middleville, MI on 12/23?
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2018, 12:26:13 PM »

Grand River Avenue between Grand Rapids and Lansing is a nice quiet drive if youíre up for a nice old section of US 16.

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Re: Anyone for Middleville, MI on 12/23?
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2018, 01:37:51 PM »

Grand River Avenue between Grand Rapids and Lansing is a nice quiet drive if youíre up for a nice old section of US 16.

I actually drove Steve out along Grand River (from Cascade to about Howell) on the way to a Detroit meet at the beginning of 2010:spin:

I will admit that even though that poutine burger was rather tasty when I ate it, I didn't think it would be something to plan a roadmeet around.  :-o
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Re: Anyone for Middleville, MI on 12/23?
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2018, 04:26:15 PM »

Grand River Avenue between Grand Rapids and Lansing is a nice quiet drive if youíre up for a nice old section of US 16.

I actually drove Steve out along Grand River (from Cascade to about Howell) on the way to a Detroit meet at the beginning of 2010:spin:

I will admit that even though that poutine burger was rather tasty when I ate it, I didn't think it would be something to plan a roadmeet around.  :-o

I have family on Grand River all the way from Lansing east to Redford Township.  Last year I took them down the M-5 section through the old family neighborhood to catch the Southfield Freeway.  Things arenít looking great in Western Detroit these days but at least they didnít feel anywhere near as bad as they did in the late 1980s and 1990s.

I love the section of Grand River between Brighton and East Lansing.  Always made for a nice side trip when I-96 got too frustrating to tolerate. 

Iím assuming Steve doesnít have the time for a day trip up M-37?  That whole loop on M-22 from Traverse City on Leelanu is pretty damn nice on a quiet winter day. 
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Re: Anyone for Middleville, MI on 12/23?
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2018, 07:26:22 PM »

No
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Re: Anyone for Middleville, MI on 12/23?
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2018, 11:55:28 PM »

At the very least, the idea of a poutine pretzel burger is intriguing. :-o
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Re: Anyone for Middleville, MI on 12/23?
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Re: Anyone for Middleville, MI on 12/23?
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2018, 09:39:00 PM »

No

You Buckeye.   :D

My Michigan employer won't give me the time off to do a "reverse revenge" tour till 2019 starts.
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Re: Anyone for Middleville, MI on 12/23?
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2018, 02:38:49 AM »

Unfortunately probably not logistically possible for my family Christmas Eve celebrations, which sucks.
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Re: Anyone for Middleville, MI on 12/23?
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2018, 02:47:03 AM »

I could probably make something like that if it was on the other side of the state.
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Re: Anyone for Middleville, MI on 12/23?
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2018, 02:50:25 AM »

Grand River Avenue between Grand Rapids and Lansing is a nice quiet drive if youíre up for a nice old section of US 16.

I actually drove Steve out along Grand River (from Cascade to about Howell) on the way to a Detroit meet at the beginning of 2010:spin:

I will admit that even though that poutine burger was rather tasty when I ate it, I didn't think it would be something to plan a roadmeet around.  :-o

I have family on Grand River all the way from Lansing east to Redford Township.  Last year I took them down the M-5 section through the old family neighborhood to catch the Southfield Freeway.  Things arenít looking great in Western Detroit these days but at least they didnít feel anywhere near as bad as they did in the late 1980s and 1990s.

I love the section of Grand River between Brighton and East Lansing.  Always made for a nice side trip when I-96 got too frustrating to tolerate. 

Iím assuming Steve doesnít have the time for a day trip up M-37?  That whole loop on M-22 from Traverse City on Leelanu is pretty damn nice on a quiet winter day.
I was on part of Grand River tonight. I only rode it from Meridian Mall to Williamston though. Always love riding on Grand River, I did hop on I-96 after Williamston though.
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Re: Anyone for Middleville, MI on 12/23?
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2018, 12:30:49 PM »

Well, based on my schedule and available daylight, this will just be an evening meetup on the 23rd.

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Re: Anyone for Middleville, MI on 12/23?
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2018, 08:15:48 PM »

Well, based on my schedule and available daylight, this will just be an evening meetup on the 23rd.

I should be up for that. What's your travel itinerary? Are you driving or flying to Michigan?
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Re: Anyone for Middleville, MI on 12/23?
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2018, 09:13:05 PM »

Well, based on my schedule and available daylight, this will just be an evening meetup on the 23rd.

I should be up for that. What's your travel itinerary? Are you driving or flying to Michigan?
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Re: Anyone for Middleville, MI on 12/23?
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2018, 09:27:03 PM »

Intriguing, but I have family coming for brunch that day so I'll have to pass.  It would be late afternoon before I could get there. 
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Re: Anyone for Middleville, MI on 12/23?
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2018, 11:11:17 AM »

Well, based on my schedule and available daylight, this will just be an evening meetup on the 23rd.

I should be up for that. What's your travel itinerary? Are you driving or flying to Michigan?
Driving both ways via southern Ohio for various clinches.

How far "southern" and what clinches? There have been a couple of closures recently in the Portsmouth-Chillicothe area and I don't know if everything is back open yet or not.
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