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Lake Michigan Circle Tour by Motorcycle: Day Four

We decided to do a quick stop at the Tahquamenon Falls State Park again; this time to check out the Lower Falls. The Lower Falls weren’t quite as breath­tak­ing, but still pretty cool. The Lower Falls empty into a large cir­cu­lar bowl before the water moves on down the river. I’d love to come back and actu­ally spend some time hik­ing in the area.

Lake Michigan Circle Tour by Motorcycle: Day Three, Part Two

We stopped at a lit­tle rest stop just after the Mackinac Bridge to take some pic­tures and fig­ure out where we were going to go from there, since the day’s goal had been to get across the bridge. It was only 3 pm, so we had plenty of time. After talk­ing to the parks peo­ple man­ning the rest stop infor­ma­tion booth, one of whom rode motor­cy­cles him­self, and check­ing out some maps they’d given us, we decided to push on up to Whitefish Point, one of the Northernmost tips on the Eastern por­tion of the Upper Peninsula, and home to Whitefish Point Lighthouse and Shipwreck Museum.

Lake Michigan Circle Tour by Motorcycle: Day Three, Part One

Wednesday, June 16 — Today we woke up early, intend­ing to rent kayaks and kayak down the Crystal River, a low level, slow mov­ing river that runs through Glen Arbor and the sur­round­ing area. We headed back to Art’s for break­fast, where I had the Old Number 5, which con­sisted of corn beef hash, two eggs and wheat toast, for $5.95 and a glass of orange juice to top it off (I’m not a cof­fee drinker, no mat­ter how much I could use the caf­feine this morn­ing). I highly rec­om­mend it, it was a great breakfast.

Lake Michigan Circle Tour by Motorcycle: Day Two

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 — Today we woke up around 6 am and real­ized we were still in Muskegon. Argh! We show­ered and I repacked my gear so it fit bet­ter, but for­got one essen­tial thing that came back to bite me later in the day. I’d brought a garbage bag to pro­tect my cloth­ing, since the pack I bought was listed as “rain resis­tant” and not “rain proof.” There’s a big dif­fer­ence between the two, as I found out later.

Lake Michigan Circle Tour by Motorcycle: Day One

Monday, June 14, 2010 — Mike, Tim and Dean arrived at my house around 10:30. We gassed up the bikes, handed out the radios for bike to bike com­mu­ni­ca­tions and got the show in the road. We decided on rid­ing as much of the old Lincoln Highway as pos­si­ble to avoid the Interstates and toll­ways. So we headed out on Route 31 and skipped over to Route 30 after Aurora, stay­ing on 30 into Indiana.