Eight riders + Mother Nature got together on a brisk Saturday morning for a 90+ mile tour of some of North-East Oakland Counties best tree covered sweepers.
5 riders showed up for a short run from the Plymouth K-Mart to J.S. Fields. The ride was mostly Hines Drive but heading east so no setting sun shining in our eye to hide the fall colors that are starting to emerge. We took a jaunt north up through Rouge River Park on the Outer Drive sweepers then back south the way we came.
Day 1, Friday 10/7/2016
George A., Dale B., Ollie D., Mark G., John Janci & Barb J., Al M., Charles R., and Joe & Sherri S. met at the Pilot Travel Center in Monroe, MI Friday morning. The weather was clear and in the 60s with high to be near 80. After filling up and a quick briefing we took I-75 south to I-280 then OH-420 to US-250 east then OH-60 south. Al M. rode with us down to Ashland where he peeled off. We got gas in Hayesville and took a rest. This was the longest leg of the day at 124 miles.
Monday’s ride started off well (except for a destination snafu–more on that later), with 9 bikers showing up early at Kmart. With Hines Drive closed, everyone heeded the warning Charles sent out for me (thanks Charles) and arrived at Kmart in plenty of time.
Another Stockbridge/Suzi Greenway ride is “in the books” as they say…
It was a beautiful evening for a ride, and ride we did! By 6:30 we had 12 riders on 12 motorcycles filing out in 82F warmth…
Some would say that the weather for the day was “perfect”. Mid to upper 70s, the sun shining brilliantly, with just the hint of a breeze. One caveat to the perfect day was the traffic. As feared, the U of M football traffic wreaked havoc on the assembling of the knights coming forthwith east of US-23.
Impromptu rides are often fun, and it’s sometimes a bit of an adventure just to get them on the calendar and secure some participation. That wasn’t the case last night when we had nine riders “sign up” for the trip from Ypsilanti to Toledo.