Monday, 1 Jun 2009
Silver City, MI to Baraga, MI
58.6 miles, 4h33m, 12.9 mph
Elapsed Time: 5h20m, Max speed: 31.1mph
Total Climbing: 3461ft, Max elevation: 1152ft
Total mileage: 260.3
I hung out at the hotel in Silver City until about 10:15am, hoping
would warm up and dry out a bit. The roads were mostly dry when I
but the temperature was still down around 34 degrees. So I wore my
gear again. It didn't rain, but it was very cold all day. It might
reached 50 degrees. The sun poked through a couple times late in the
day, but mainly it stayed overcast all day.
This time the wind was out of the north, so it was a crosswind most
the time. It didn't hurt me too much except that it was really cold.
The first 14 miles ran along the lake shore between Silver City and
Ontonagon. There were a couple good photo ops.
This is the mouth of whatever the river is in Silver City.
The Lake was a little bit angry.
Determined to enjoy this trip, I rode all around town once I reached
Ontonagon. I wanted to see the lighthouse, which they try to hide
you so you have to go to the historical society for a tour. Maybe if
the weather was nice I would have liked a tour, but today I just
a look at the place. I found it but discovered that it was
without going back across the river.
The Ontonagon light is on the other side of the river. D'oh!
So I rode back through town looking for lunch. I couldn't find a
place where I could keep an eye on my bike so I ended up at the
Yes, the sign says "Bakery - Pasties." No, it's not that kind of
I suggest you look up both "Pasties
" and "Pasty
look at the pictures
to see the difference. It is striking.
After my frolic in Ontonagon, I headed out on the open road toward
Baraga. It was not very interesting.
There was a lot of this.
It was hiller than I would have
and eventually there was a long descent into Baraga. Soon after
was warm and dry in the Best Western.
My original plan for tomorrow was to ride to Marquette to set
for a short ride to Munising. Tomorrow's weather looks pretty
I think I'm going to ride a shorter distance tomorrow and a
distance on Wednesday, when the weather is supposed to be sunny.
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