Saturday, June 16, 2012

Day 4 complete

Arrived safely back at the church 43 miles today

Old Mission tip

Old Mission light house near 45th parallel.  Nice view but the biting flies were horrible!

Old Mission rest stop

Old Mission general store rest stop.  Bill was driving my Saturn Vue as a SAG vehicle during this ride.  Today, about 1/2 mile from the General Store, the car decides to lock the steering wheel and not allow the ignition key to turn.  After a few minutes of panic and wrestling with the steering wheel, it decides to cooperate.  I don't think that Bill turned off the ignition until he returned to Traverse City!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Day 3 done - 64.3

Day 3 done - 64.3 miles and 2 steep hill climbs.

Top of 250 foot climb

Top of 250 foot climb near Glen Lake

Glen Arbor Day 3

Getting ready to leave Glen Arbor

Day 3 lunch Glen Arbor

Boonedocks restaraunt

Maple City Day 3

Maple City rest stop

Day 3

Ready for Day 3

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Day 2 return to TC

On the TART again just east of Traverse City.  We got back to the church by 2:30 or so.  50 mile round trip to Elk Rapids today. My traveling companions on the way back were Brenda from Howell, MI and Mike from Marshall, MI.

Elk Rapids lunch stop

Lunch at TJ Charlies in Elk Rapids on Main Street.

Elk Rapids Day 2

Enjoying the beach at Elk Rapids

Williamsburg Church

Williamsburg UMC rest stop - cookies and restrooms !!

Williamsburg Day 2

Williamsburg Rest Stop

Sag ready for Day 2

SAG ready for Day 2

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Day 1 Done

We arrived back at the church around 1 pm. Decided to do 50 miles so went up the west side of Lake Leelanau and back south on the east side.  The photo above is Pastor Chris Lane of TC, Rob Mittelstaedt and Pastor Dan of Grand Haven. Beautiful day and beautiful ride!

SAG Stop 2

Sag stop 2 Lake Leelanau

SAG stop 1

SAG stop 1

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Haiti Ride Wednesday

Terrei and Wilbins Maginet

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Haiti Ride - Tuesday evening

Bike room

Haiti Ride - Tuesday evening

Riders resting Tuesday evening after the meeting.

Arrived at Traverse City

Harry working on his bike at Traverse City Central UMC

Friday, June 8, 2012

Ride for Haiti 2012 begins next week!

Tuesday, June 12 is when we leave for Traverse City for the annual Ride for Haiti.  I plan to take photos and post them with comments on this blog,  Some posts will be real time from my cell phone and some will be later the same day from the laptop.  Stay tuned!