3000 miles!

Today we crossed the 3000 mile mark. Since leaving Seattle on Father’s Day, I have now logged over 3000 miles (including incidental miles running around various towns).

Today we rode 95 miles from Ludington to Farwell. Lunch was in the resort town of Idlewild. This was an African-American resort with a nightclub  that attracted top-level African-American acts when black people were not allowed into whites-only clubs. If you zoom into the photos you should be able to read the history of the area. If too fuzzy, let me know in the comments and I can attach larger files next time. (Or follow the links to read the history. The woman featured in the first article came down to meet us.) We ate lunch across from the Flamingo Club.

Wading in Idlewild Lake, Idlewild Lake.

Much of the afternoon was on a paved bike path. The path started at an old train depot. In the Colorado Rockies jersey (middle) is Ed, whose father-in-law used to run a grocery store where Burnie’s Rock Shop is now.

In the middle of nowhere I came upon a Little Free Library, complete with chair and table. The library had skylights for lighting. I just needed an espresso while I read. No barista in sight.

Author: halffastcyclingclub

We are a group of friends who ride bikes. Some of us are fast, some of us are slow, all of us are half-fast. In 2018, one of us is riding coast to coast across the US. If we meet Sal Paradise, we'll let you know.

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