Friday was the last and warmest day in the midwest March warm-up week. I did the ride home from Lake George in as straight a shot as I would do on a bike. After 7+ days and 1850 miles in the saddle of a machine the manufacturer classifies as "urban sports", I'm ready for a break. And, despite the warm sun, the west wind is really kicking today, steady over 25mph. Also, as I roll US-12 through the Irish Hills, I'm watching a pile of sand roll by in the centerline of each lane. I am in Michigan, after all, and it is still technically winter. So it's an easy ride. Tons of bikes were out on US-12. Eventually the left-hand-salute that I always exchange with passing riders gets annoying , as just about every other bike out is a Harley and most (but definitely not all) of these guys see a non-Harley rider in proper protective gear and usually ignore them as if they were driving a Hyundai. Anyway, home-again home-again, yippie. Didn't honestly think I'd make it this far on the bike when I started out but it all worked out. Lucky me because the weather Saturday turned to typical March gloom and chill.
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