….“Outstanding ride!!! Thanks George for planning and leading this.”….(unsolicited feedback from one of the veteran Thumb Ride participants)
Another Thumb Ride is “in the books” as they say, as this year’s edition added a new twist to the day. More on that later.
Continue reading Ride Recap 2016-07-16: Annual Thumb Ride (Caseville, MI)
It was a hot evening at the K-Mart as a total of 10 bikes and 11 riders rolled in, including two new faces. We had a great variety of bikes joining us, from 1970s to 2015 and from 175cc singles to 1215cc triples. One common thread among all of them was the heat haze pouring off the idling engines. We had the briefing and took off just after 6PM, to make sure no one was “hangry” before we got to dinner.
Continue reading Ride Recap 2016-07-12: Ypsi Bike Night/Wurst Bar (Ypsilanti, MI)
10 riders participated at some point on the 2016 TN/NC/KY Dragon trip each with their own story to tell. I will do my best to recap what I saw and experienced and I apologize to the others if I left something important, or funny, or sad, or meaningful out.
Continue reading Ride Recap: 2016-07-05 through 2016-07-10 TN NC Dragon Field Trip (Deals Gap, NC)
Mark H., Paul G. and I set out Friday riding from metro Detroit to Grand Rapids for the Lake Michigan Saddle Sore 1,000 Iron Butt ride with a scheduled start of Saturday June 25, 2016 at 6AM.
Continue reading Ride Recap 2016-06-24 through 2016-06-26: LMSS1K Iron Butt (Grand Rapids, MI)
It was a dark and stormy night. At least that’s what the weather was predicting!
Continue reading Ride Recap 2016-06-22: Box Bar (Plymouth, MI)
Well, I finally took the plunge and led a dinner ride. Why did I wait so long? It was a blast!
Continue reading Ride Recap 2016-06-14: Zukey Lake Tavern (Pinckney, MI)
Six bikes (7 people) showed up for Monday’s dinner ride. Although there were threatening clouds in the area, we left the Target parking lot, off Michigan Ave., promptly at 6:30pm to clearing skies in the West.
Continue reading Ride Recap 2016-06-06: Karl’s Cabin (Plymouth, MI)
Ride leaders. A few things to remember…call ahead and have a Plan B.
On ride day called original restaurant (Sharky’s) to make reservations and got a phone number disconnected message. Hmmm. Checked Yelp… yep restaurant closed. Plan B was a scan on Google Maps for other bar & grills in the area. Quickly found Lloyd’s a short distant way… BBQ
Continue reading Ride Recap 2016-06-02: Lloyd’s Bar and Grill (Grosse Ile, MI)
The ride started with wheelies, burnouts, stoppies, and several other stunts, even before we got on our motorcycles!
Continue reading Ride Recap 2016-05-21: Surprise!
This is another long ride, about 2 hours. Starting point is the BMW Motorcycles of Southeast Michigan, and it finishes in Chelsea, MI.
- Distance: 86 miles
- Duration: About 2 hours.
- Route Map