Well, today a couple of our plans backfired due to Rails to Trails mishaps.
It all started when we were cruising along in Cadillac, on the Frederic Meijer White Pine Trail. It was beautiful, and some great riding to boot.
But about 20 miles in, the trail turned into a two track. We ain’t got those kind o’ bikes. So we took this immensely hilly route sidetrack and ended up spending more than half of our day on roads. A car tried to engage Kevin in conversation and then run him off the road. A trailer came so close to me I could have touched it by extending my pinky. We met a really nice Amish fellow who gave us directions.
But we ended up in Evart, where some helpful folks at The Corner Cupboard restaurant helped us locate a camping spot. A few miles down we set up camp in Sears after navigating around yet another Rails to Trails (Pere Marquette) construction debacle.
As our journey is winding down, the riding gets a little tougher mentally. We were both trying to find ways to get to Lansing faster, and came to the conclusion that if we can’t find a camping place tomorrow, we might call for a rescue ride. There isn’t a ton o camping in farm country, which is what we’ll be going through for the most part. And I’m kind of terrified of motels.
But for the camping we did find here I’ll say it’s the cheapest yet at $15.