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2.5 out of 5 Rider Rating 2.5
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Southern Michigan Tour via Route 12

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Apr 30, 2008

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April 5, 2010
Not quite sure what problems Will had in the…
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March 25, 2010
the old Chicago route. The first road between…
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The best place to pick it up is New Buffalo, MI goes right through it. New Buffalo is a great town just off Lake Michigan and is less than 2 hours from Chicago. You can pick up route 12 in Chicago as well.

Scenery

Nice rolling open country roads, some small towns, but not too many to kill the ride.

Drive Enjoyment

Road quality was very good when I last road it last summer '07. Will be riding it again in a few weeks.

Tourism Opportunities

Enough places to stop along the way for most anything. Also, Dearborn, MI is home to the Ford museum. This is where Henry Ford moved Thomas A. Edison's Menlo Park, NJ lab to as a tribute to his friend.

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Guest
April 5, 2010
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
Not quite sure what problems Will had in the village of Jonesville but I have lived here for 35 years and have been riding for 17 of them and have only had one motorcycle related problem in this town. There is one lone state police officer who has a hard on for bikers, which is weird as he himself rides a bike. The community has developed a reputation as a dining destination in recent years with several different establishments to choose from and every single one of them is motorcycle friendly. So if Will's problems were with the aforementioned single state cop, please don't let that be a deterrent as this is actually a friendly town. And like any other community, if you mind your manners chances are you won't get messed with. And for everyone's information, the previously mentioned police officer only harasses people wearing what are deemed "illegal" helmets.
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Guest
March 25, 2010
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Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
the old Chicago route. The first road between Detroit and Chicago. Spent my formative years riding this road on the back of my brother's '58 Duo-Glide. Our parents had a cottage in the Irish Hills, (near Michigan International Speedway). Just enough twists and turns to keep you awake but mostly its a historical road through southern Michigan.
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jcomaha
August 7, 2016
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
We rode this in July as the final leg of a 3 day ride. Most of the beauty of this ride is early on from the Lake with gold tree lined roads and twists. Then becomes less spectacular. Otherwise, it's just a good easy ride along an old US highway with lots of small towns and farms. Still gives good windshield time, but not great as far as scenery.
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