This ride has been on my list of places to ride this summer. This an attractive town in southwest Michigan along Interstate 94. I can drive there in less than a half hour. I decided to park in a town park. I had the convenience of a porta-john before and after the ride. Since I was right in town I had the choice of many food options and services.
I was not sure where I would ride I just took off. I was just looking for quiet streets and roads to ride to take in the sights.
The city park where I started was connected to the local hospital. The complex is nicely nestled into the woods and it is not visible from the main roads. Three medical buildings are near by and the woodland roads provide a nice settling. I passed several walkers getting some exercise during their break time. The road led me into a senior residential development within walking distance to the doctor offices. I crossed the main road and took the photo above.
Michigan has many lakes and they are very attractive for development. I moved into the subdivision and toured the residential streets. It is very easy for me to pedal my touring pace.
This led me to a dirt road (gravel) that I would like to look at for a later ride. Today I wanted to stay on pavement.
Just past the overpass of the Interstate was a local road that paralleled the freeway. This was a quiet road which serviced small commercial buildings.
As I went through several residential subs I happened upon the Border to Border trail of Washtenaw County. I had never been on this section. It does not reach Dexter and I just went to the end. I did not feel like riding on the highway.
Funny, I never heard they were missing. I am glad that I found them, but not as big as I expected. These were the foundational base for the water tower for the steam railroad engine.
I followed the track all the way to the station in Chelsea, just off main street.
Chelsea is the home of the Jiffy baking mix company. These track are used by the Amtrak that runs between Chicago and Detroit. The clock tower is impressive.
I love my riding days and look to find interesting and informative items to share.
Pacific Coast Highway