First Day in Eastern Daylight Time

After a very short and un-relaxing day off (in addition to all the moving, we lost an hour due to the time change) we had a long ride today of 112 miles, that was increased to 118 because of some road work. Out here, a detour takes you 3 miles out and 3 miles back due to the lack of roads. The first 10 miles or so we were riding parallel to Lake Michigan through sand dune type areas, reminded me of riding on Eastern Long Island. The rest of the ride was very nice rolling hills, just a LOT of them. Very strong winds out of the SSW, so when we were heading east, it gave a little push, but when heading south, it produced a VERY strong head-wind. Although we are still in farm country, 2 new items were added to our repertoire, Apples and Cherries. Not as much dairy farming as in Wisconsin. We expected the roads to be horrible, as one of the riders lives near Ann Arbor, and had given us dire predictions of the roads, but they are okay. Not as good as the roads in Wisconsin, where the secondary and even the tertiary roads were all very good. The roads in Wisconsin have an odd naming convention: Primary-State roads are Numbered, Secondary-County roads are named with Letters-CR A (County Road A), Tertiary roads are named with Double Letters-CR AA, nice to be back with just numbers. So, counting today’s century, we have done 7 centuries (6 planned plus one that was 99 miles by design, but a construction detour made it 105) plus one day of 97 miles, out of 33 days of riding. The next 2 days in Michigan are relativity short, and fairly flat, before we go into Canada.

alan

Cherry Trees! they are laoded with cherries

Cherry Trees! they are loaded with cherries

nice Michigan farm

Nice Michigan farm

Big Jackson Public School, not quite one room, but...

Big Jackson Public School, not quite one room, but…

Itried to get them to turn around, but I guess they were giving me their opinion of people who ride cross country on their bikes

I tried to get them to turn around, but I guess they were giving me their opinion of people who ride cross country on their bikes

Farm with Wheat ready to harvest

Farm with wheat ready to harvest

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