Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Da Yoop

Today was a quick tour of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, highlighted by a quick trip down I-75, a ride across the 3rd longest suspension bridge in the US to Mackinaw City and back, and from there a scenic ride across the north shore of Lake Michigan.  We allowed ourselves a little extra sleep today, spent an hour in the fitness center, and enjoyed a healthy and fulfilling breakfast before setting out.  It was damn near 11 till we got out on the road, but that was not far off the original plan which always includes a bit of slack.

Rain was never far off the horizon again today, and sunshine was scarce, yet we only got rained on for about 2 miles on the way to the Strait of Mackinac.  Bikes are thick now that we are a day out, and we find ourselves running into kindred spirits at every turn - sometimes catching up with the  same people more than once. Without a reservation on the books, and being overdue for an early night and a good cleaning of the bikes, we called it quits early here in Escanaba, MI.  We had some  pizza delivered to us in the parking lot while we did our best to clean up  the bikes and lighten our load of duty-free liquor.

We've cleared 1,000 miles so far, and face about 225 more to our hotel in Milwaukee tomorrow.  We make up an hour to Central time a few miles down US 41, so with a reasonable wake-up call and  a quick stop along the way, we should  be in town by early afternoon.  There isn't much going on yet tomorrow, so we'll go over the bikes one more time at the hotel, re-acquiant ourselves with the city, and have dinner a really cool super-secret place that we can't tell you about at the risk of treason or maybe worse.

I'm thinking pasties for lunch tomorrow.

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