Thursday, July 29, 2010
Day 39: Birch Run, MI to Port Huron, MI - 87 miles with only 800' of climbing
A cold front moved in last night making it a welcome cool morning for the ride to Port Huron. My old buddy Troy (aka the son I never wanted), who rode with me on my 2 previous coast-to-coast trips came up from Ohio with his wife, sister-in-law and 2 kids to ride with us today. He did pretty well for someone who hasn't been riding much and was able to pedal the first 62 miles of the ride before throwing in the towel. It was fun to visit with him.
We rode through the small towns of Millington, Brown City, Yale (the home of the Bologna Festival and the Bologna Museum - REALLY). We rode passed a few abandoned barns, several nice looking farm houses, Amish farms, and had lunch in Yale. We rode most of the final 25 miles with a view of the "Carribean blue" water of Lake Huron and finished near the Blue Water Bridge that links Port Huron with Ontario.
Hurts: Everything is okee dokee