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September 4, 2006
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Monday September 4, 2006 Pete and I had the day off work due to the Memorial Holiday.  We decided to do a morning ride to continue this long weekend of many bike rides including our 2nd century ride we had just completed three days earlier. 

We weren't hungry yet when we past near our regular breakfast spot the Greek Island, so we kept riding a bit longer before stopping for breakfast.  We continued on toward downtown Rochester and then headed south.  When we got near Avon Road we decided to stop at the Burger King for something to eat.  One of the few good things about Burger King is that you can get your meal relatively fast and be back riding without wasting too much time. 

After the Burger King we kept going south a ways down Rochester Road.  It was a very nice morning for a ride, decent weather and not too much traffic.  I think everyone was taking advantage of the holiday by sleeping in.  Not Pete and I, we were out at the crack of dawn looking for adventure on our bikes.  We really didn't find much adventure, but we did have a nice relaxing workout pedaling our way around town.  Sometimes it is nice to have a simple uneventful ride.  These type rides aren't real exciting and they certainly don't make the most interesting stories, but they are fun none the less.

We cut over to the east side of the street and road through the Hampton complex on our way to John R Road.  Once we got to John R we started to head back north.  We cut through downtown Rochester again, this time on our way home.  We took Walton all the way to Adams, which is a bit unusual for us.  Typically we cut through side streets just west of Livernois for our return trips.

After all the riding we did this long weekend, it was a good idea to get out one more time this day and do a nice relaxing ride.  We ended up going a little further than we planned, but sense we rode at a relatively slow pace it was not a taxing ride at all.

Even though this ride story isn't the most exciting, we are lucky as a community to be in the middle of a very special and exciting  Detroit Tiger baseball season.  The Tigers have been having a story book year thus far and it has actually been fun being a baseball fan again.  No matter how far they end up going in the playoffs I think we can all agree this has been one of the best baseball seasons for Detroit and all of Michigan area in a very long time.  Thank you Jim Leyland and all of the Detroit Tigers.

Following are the statistics from the ride, 20.0 miles total, 24.5 max mph, 1 hour and 55 minutes time on bikes and 10.4 average mph.

David Lindquist 

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