Sunday, 7 Jun 2009
Alpena, MI to Tawas City, MI
66.7 miles, 4h53m, 13.6 mph
Elapsed Time: 5h48m, Max speed: 31.6mph
Total Climbing: 988ft, Max elevation: 878ft
Total mileage: 691.3
It was raining and cold in the morning, so I decided to wait. The
Doppler showed that there were a few more showers and then things
looked good for a while, so I studied for the bar until about 10am
was ready to go by 10:30. It was still cold and it was still wet,
it wasn't raining. I was about 65 miles to Tawas City and I was
into the Days Inn so I didn't take many pictures or stop, except for
It was 45 miles before I encountered the first of Michigan's famous
roadside rest areas, and it wasn't all that great--you couldn't even
see the lake. Normally, these stops come every 10 or 20 miles. To
up for the big gap, the next one was 200 yards away.
Nice wet road in the morning.
Paul Bunyan and Babe. Not only on the UP.
A nice, mostly dry road.
There was a 5-mile stretch where the road was really bad.
no shoulder, rough road. It looks like this is the last section of
that needs to be upgraded to make the whole road really awesome.
Just why that particular bump deserved a sign is beyond me.
There were 300 equally deserving bumps before it.
Another Bunyanesque character. I don't remember where.
I ate lunch in Harrisville, then
head down and drove for home. I had a very favorable tailwind as
through the little resort towns on the lake. I encountered a
shower just outside of East Tawas, but it wasn't enough to get
It didn't rain again until I was safely in my room.
No food within walking distance so I ordered pizza and wings.
Inn's lame WiFi doesn't reach my room so I'll have to upload
the lobby. This is going to be a big inconvenience in the
I'm trying to figure out the weather. They have satellite TV and
Weather channel is pretty much useless. The forecast calls for
tomorrow, but I think it's supposed to be a bit warmer. I guess
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