At this time of year I never know how many days I will get to ride outside. Several conditions will cause me not to ride during this season. Some days I am too busy and the daylight is less. I can always find some time each day to exercise inside, Sunset is at 7:00 P.M. today and we have a couple of minutes less sunlight each day. The temperatures are the biggest determining factor for me. I have set 50 degrees fahrenheit as my low temperature to stay inside to ride. We have been having rain and I would rather not ride in the rain.
I rode this in July and only got part of the way before I was stopped by a train across the path. Another rider with me said that this usually takes a long time and there is no quick way around to pick up the trail.
I turned around and explored the Lower Huron Metro Park to fill my ride time. This time I was hoping to get all the way through all three and then do the section to the city of Flat Rock. On the drive to the park I was stopped by a train on the access road. Luckily my mapping app gave me a suggest for driving around and I made it into the park.
These parks require a day or yearly pass. They are open year round to residents and non-residents. I get the senior rate. A yearly pass pays for itself after only 3 visits. Most activities are during the summer with the outdoor pool being a big draw. During my three hours along the trail I saw cyclists, runners and walkers. Most of the time I was by myself.
This park was as quiet as the first park.
I will try to come back when the leaves turn color.
At this point the path changed to a path through the city and many stop lights. I decided to save this for another day since I needed to allow time to retrace my path to get to my car. Going on from here will be a good summer ride because it leads to the water and to neighboring cities through the green way.
In the park I also found this bear statue and next to it was a plaque that explained the significance. I appreciate the tribute to the indigenous people who once inhabited this part of Michigan.
I love my riding days and look to find interesting and informative items to share.
Pacific Coast Highway