Downtown Petoskey is alive tonight! I thought I'd try something different so I'm having a late dinner out before making my way to camp. Tonight I'll be camping on my friend Timmo's Back Forty farm, a couple miles east and uphill from downtown.
My ride started on another linear trail, AKA rail-to-trail. I headed west out of Cheboygan and took this crushed gravel trail all 17 miles to Mackinaw City. The trail parallels US-23 and is well maintained and well traveled. I would ride it over the road every time.
From The Bridge, I followed the Shoreline Bicycle Tour route (In reverse.) all the way, except I also rode the length of Wilderness State Park. Thanks for the Shoreline Tour map book, George!
Besides the spectacular views of Lake Michigan, riding the 20 mile stretch from Cross Village to Harbor Springs, The Tunnel of Trees, was a highlight.
Over the next few days I'll be riding with Timmo, who's driving up from Chicago in the morning. It will be nice riding with my old U.P. touring pal. Timmo teaches Yoga full time, so I'm excited about sharing my teaching journey as well.
Besides riding and visiting with Timmo, I'm looking forward to visiting friends and family in Indian River, Traverse City, and Empire over the next few days.
Now it's time to clip the LED headlight I packed to my handlebars and get to the Back Forty.
Good night, Jim
Asana of the day:
Day 11 mileage: 89.58
Total trip mileage: 710
Max. speed: 35.1
Song stuck in my head:
Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show