Revised plans

Sunday, 14th July 2019; 6:51 am

It got down to the low 40Fs last night. I am so glad I threw in that extra hoodie! The forecasts are for much warmer nights after this, but that’s… chilly!

As promised, I slept on the question of what to do with my travel plans, and I think I’ve decided on changes:

Instead of doing the long arc north of Lake Superior, which would involve spending most of four days just sitting in the saddle on a long road with the throttle open, I’ll be taking a shorter route to the south.

My plan is to ride today to Fayette State Park in Delta County, on Lake Michigan. It’s a place I skipped over on my way through the UP before because it was out of the way. From there I’ll head east to St Ignace, and spend the night at Straits State Park by the Mackinac Bridge. Then home.

It isn’t turning around: it’s changing course. Both days ahead would have fewer miles to ride, and the first should also be low on traffic. It means missing some things I was looking forward to – the Apostles, Isle Royale, Pukaskwa park – but maybe I can get to those another time, by car, where the travel is a bit faster and safer. And I can do some more leisurely riding after I get home.

I’m still thinking about options, so this isn’t set in stone, but I think this would cut out a lot of the stuff I’ve not been looking forward to, now that I’m back out in the road and remembering what highway riding is like.

3 Responses to “Revised plans”

  1. MOM says:

    Sounds like we might be seeing you sooner. The idea of enjoying the ride is a good one. Traffic is not fun! Great pics! LUV

  2. DAD says:

    The revised plan sounds like a good decision.

    The trip is supposed to b FUN! If it’s not there are other fun things to do without beating up your body and the scooter.

    Looks like you did see some nice places so you have some nice memories of those without id becoming an ordeal

    Enjoy the rest and we’ll keep watching this.

  3. admin says:

    Thanks. I’m feeling pretty good about this choice.