Monday, 8 Jun 2009
Tawas City, MI to Au Gres, MI
20.1 miles, 1h24m, 14.3 mph
Elapsed Time: 1h52m, Max speed: 18.3mph
Total Climbing: 181ft, Max elevation: 648ft
Total mileage: 711.4
It wasn't raining when I woke up, but it was coming down good by
when I left. The Doppler looked pretty grim. It looked like it would
rain all day. Nevertheless, I needed to cover some miles if I'm
to make it to Lake Ontario, so out I went into the rain. My goal was
make it to Bay City, 60 miles away.
A rainy morning in Tawas City.
After about 3 miles, I decided I wasn't going to make it all the way
Bay City, I'd settle for half that distance. Conditions were pretty
miserable. Sometimes a truck would come by and just blast me with a
wet, diesel-tinted mist. Then I crossed the county line and this
retardedly places the wake-up strips right in the middle of the
inadequate 3-foot shoulder. That put me in a right foul mood. Either
had to ride nearly in the road or weave my way through the gravel
encroached on the shoulder. According to my map there was an
in Au Gres--and there it was. So, I pulled in and grabbed a room.
The rainy view from my room. I'm happy to be inside.
Drying my crap.
What to do with a whole day
out before me? I had to dry all my crap. I did laundry. I walked
the street to the Subway/convenience store during a break in the
and grabbed lunch. If the weather permits, maybe I'll treat
McDonalds for dinner--but hopefully I can do better.
In order to make up for the short day today, I'll have to do
miles tomorrow. It's supposed to be a nice day, so we'll see.
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