Well, I finally took the plunge and led a dinner ride. Why did I wait so long? It was a blast!
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!
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
Before I get started with the recap I want to acknowledge our guest rider Kyle Heinz, who just a couple of months ago moved here from the St Louis area and is working with Ford as a FCG. Nice having you ride with us Kyle. Also, Ankur Tiwari, who ride with us a few times last year has now joined the club. Great having you as a member Ankur.
With the weather being pretty strange and unpredictable this spring, and Monday dinner rides being a little tough on some people’s social calendars (even for retirees, right Dale?), and Tuesday’s weather looking pretty decent for a ride, I thought, “why not”?
With the temperature pushing 60°F, eight riders departed “right on time” with what some might call unusually high spirits. Much discussion and laughter preceded our heading out, and there was even time for someone to play a practical joke on the ride leader – right in front of him, in fact – while he spoke with Target management about the condition of their parking lot. (I’m still recovering from the joke… with a grin).
With the weather forecast looking a little grim on Thursday I decided, with a little peer pressure, to move the dinner ride to Wednesday. I believe that this not only increased participation but also made the ride more enjoyable. As I type up this ride recap I am looking at the rain outside the window and see that it was a good decision.
13.5 riders (one intentionally dropped off half-way) made the journey from the Plymouth Kmart to the Fenton Fire Hall on a pleasant April evening.