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Sep 2, 2007
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Sunday Sep 2, 2007 Pete, Steve and I did an early morning bike ride.  This day Steve and Pete rode over and met me at my house at 8:00 am.  Usually I am the one that rides the extra distance to meet them over at one of their houses.  Again, we had great weather for this weekend morning ride.  The day was still fresh and just waking up when we started.  It was quiet during the initial portion of our ride, not many people out and about yet. 

We went through the back of my subdivision to Tienken which we took west to Squirrel Road where we went south toward Auburn Hills.  We were looking for a place to have breakfast.  There is a restaurant called Spargos or something close to that name near Kinko’s in a small shopping center.  We passed up a McDonalds on the way, we wanted something a little better than McDonalds.  To our surprise Spargos was not open when we arrived.  Now we had to come up with another place.  There were a couple police officers standing outside Beaners coffee shop.  Pete rode up to the officers and said something like, hey you guys like to eat doughnuts and go to breakfast places can you give us a recommendation of a nearby place to eat breakfast.  The police ended up being good guys and they ignored Pete’s smart-alecky comment and told us about a Coney place on Opdyke and Martin Luther King Blvd.   

We ended up going to the Coney place.  I order a bagel and cream cheese, Steve got a farmers omelet and Pete got pan cakes.  The food was decent, at least it was better than McDonalds.  The food came quickly and eating with Steve and Pete is a quick experience, so we were in and out in no time. 

After breakfast we continued south on Opdyke to where the Clinton River Trail (CRT) crosses.  We hopped on the CRT heading east and took it for a few miles.  We went passed Adams, then passed Hamlin, then passed Crooks to Livernois where we cut north to Walton.  On our way to Walton we cut through the Rochester High School parking lot to cut off the corner.  Now we were close to Greek Island and we ended up taking our regular route through side streets back toward home.  I split up from Steve and Pete a couple blocks from Pete’s street.  I rode the last two miles to my house alone.  Again, another simple but fun bike ride ending early enough to have most of the Sunday still ahead of us.  I think my family was still sleeping by the time I got home.  

Following are the ride statistics from this day.  19.2 miles total, 26.0 mph max speed, average speed 11.8 mph with time on bikes of 1 hour and 36 minutes.
David Lindquist 

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