Monday, September 6, 2010


This year we took the 5 day route again, only this time there were four of us plus our faithful SAG driver Jeremy. Our first day was hot and windy. After that the weather turned cold and wet on top of the windy. Night three and day four were the worst. We got very little sleep and about a quarter of the tents actually blew down. We spent the first couple hours of the day at the local Laundromat drying things out. None of us did the entire 340 miles of the route. Tim came the closest; riding all of days 1, 2, 3 and 5 and part of day 4 (including “the WALL”). The final day, while cold, was sunny with less wind and the scenery was beautiful. It is a pleasant ride along the shore of Lake Michigan. Next year we’re thinking we’d like to try a different route. Anyone want to join us on the 5 UP?

And we begin in East Lansing, Michigan.
D/T mechanical issues, just Tim & Jess started at the beginning.

one of the signs along the way

resting at Lake George

Hi Mom/Grandma

Elk Rapids- Just imagine: this went on all night

Loading up the bikes. The whole day was wet, cold, rainy, yukky

Our first stop of the day: the laundromat

getting ready to ride out to The Wall in East Jordan.
You can see how bundled up Jess was COLD!

and off they go


and they both made it to the top!

the view from our hotel window. we weren't staying out in THAT again! Tim thought the effect of the rain on the windowpanes was pretty cool. not bad for a point-n-shoot camera.

Riding through the "Tunnel of trees" along the shore of Lake Michigan

Where the North Country Trail crosses through Wilderness State Park

the final ride into Mackinaw City

our faithful SAG driver (and photographer) Jeremy

Goodbye DALMAC! See you again next year!

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