Last leg of the Mission trip

Wednesday, 12th June 2013; 2:22 pm

I almost got home without getting rained on. Periodically checking radar, I took the Lakeshore route home, figuring I could wait for the first wave of rain to pass, then sneak in behind it before the second wave came through. The first part of that plan worked. The second part didn’t, but I still only got sprinkled on for the last hour, part of the way home from Muskegon. I covered the gear on the bike, but didn’t bother putting on my rain suit. I made pretty good time, stopping only a few times to stretch my legs and/or buy gas (twice). I got home at about 1:30pm, so it took a little over 5 hours. Quite a bit more efficient than hiking, eh?

The route was almost entirely a repeat of roads I’ve taken before, particularly from the first big ride in 2009. In fact, the ride from Ludington home was pretty much the same ride I did the last day of that trip, after arriving on the ferry at 5:00am. That pre-dawn ride is etched in my memory, and I recognized a lot of the same places.

But now I’m home, and contemplating the next trip. There were some useful lessons learned from this excursion, which I’ll get into later. For now I need lunch. And a shave.

One Response to “Last leg of the Mission trip”

  1. Taj says:

    Thanks for the pre-quel!