Surprised to find another part of MI. worth exploring further . The small town of Interlochen is one of those surprises as is the state park where we're camped. Ran into Scott and Karla who are crossing the country by the adventure cycling Nothern tier route on their tandem camped across from us. Check out their BLOG at : www.nomadsintandem.net. They've got 33 days left to ride.
Again we are camped with a water view, this time Duck lake in Northern MI. Yesterday we rode the TART ( Traverse area recreational trail), a very nice newley paved 15 miles from Traverse City to Suttons Bay. Traverse City a bit too touristy and crowded for me, especially coming from FL. where the book on tourism was written. Suttons Bay was a charming town, touristy as well but on a much smaller scale. Just about everyone we met said we have to see Sleeping Bear Dunes but there is not time in our schedule to do it all so we'll have to come back. Gotta say, Michiganders are a friendly bunch as everyone we talk to is so helpfull to attempt to suggest things we might like to see or do.
Today we rode some roads to Lake Ann where there is the Lake Ann Grocery that has everything you'll need and if they don't have it you don't need it. That is what the sign says. The ride was on lightly trafficked roads but in the vein of surprises one was a dirt, or should I say sand road that wasn't the ideal condition for a long wheel base, under seat steering HASE Tagun recumbent with schwalbe duream tires pumped up to 90 psi. However the suspension worked great on the potholed county roads smoothing out even the roughest, deepest most treacherous holes even at speed down hill.
Now at Bud's listening to Jim Hawley on guitar singing covers in a fine voice. Beats the hell out of watching the republican convention on TV.
Will be heading for Lance and Arlene Pinder's to hole up for labor day and do some more riding and maybe some kayaking. Sorry no photos but I don't have the proper cable to connect the camera to this I pad. Sooooo, that's all folks, shows over, monkeys dead, see ya!
Laidback Bike Report – July 8, 2018
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