The road and the touring bike were beckoning, a free weekend presented itself, and the appeal of a relaxing night with some good food on Ocracoke Island was just too much to resist. A couple of motel reservations were made in Manteo and Ocracoke, the gear was packed, and it’s off to the Outer Banks
I have to say, this was probably the most scenic section I’ve cycled to date. From about 25 miles west of St. Ignace all the way to Ludington was beautiful. The Upper Peninsula was challenging with the distance between services and accommodations, but Highway 2, although highly traveled, had a wide shoulder and smooth surface.
There’s no doubt that I have a predilection for “circumnavigation”. The thought of doing an “out and back” ride or run is in itself enough to make me stay on the couch. There’s something just a bit more fulfilling about completing a route “around” something. Maybe it’s the same thing that causes some folks to
June 2, Saturday (day 8)Port Rowan, ON to London, ON (55 miles, 443 total) Windiest day I’ve ever cycled. First 30 miles were on nice, rural roads. The final section, on Route 3, was stressful. The wind was probably gusting over 30 mph and quartering from about 10 o’clock. It made keeping the bike on
As you can see from the Tumblr posts, my Lake Erie tour has begun. Here’s a brief recount of the first 7 days. May 26, Saturday (day 1) Sandusky, OH to Euclid, OH (76 miles) The ride to Cleveland was fairly scenic and on the lake. Getting through Cleveland, however, was not enjoyable. There may