|This week we went south on Paint
Creek Trail with the intent of doing some trail riding in Bloomer
Park and lunch at the Hamlin Pub.
Since Pete didn't repair the missing pedal, that
fell off his bike during last weeks ride, he decided to take his better
half's (Elaine) bike. See the picture below of both Pete's "old
faithful" bike and Elaine's. Steve and Rich both brought
digital cameras this week. Rich only took three pictures, but Steve
took quite a few. See below for pictures of this weeks ride.
We did ask a jogger on PCT to take one picture us in front of the PCT sign
near Tienken. Mike was the jogger who took our picture and he
specifically asked for credit on our web page, so here it is Mike, thanks.
The ride this week was great. The weather
was perfect, partly sunny and the temp was in the mid 60s, what more could
you ask for 3/4 way through November in Michigan. It was a bit windy
which made the ride going South a little more difficult than normal, but
we enjoyed the wind from behind on the way home.
On the way we went through some short trails at Dinosaur
Hill. Once we got to Bloomer we took beaver trail along the
river. We followed a couple other trails before we took the trail
around the outside of the Cricket field and eventually came out on John R
road. All in all the trail riding in Bloomer was fun. I think Bloomer
Park is one of the best kept secrets in the Metro Detroit area.
What a great place to walk, run or bike. After Bloomer we headed to
Hamlin Pub for lunch. They always show soccer games on the big
screen TVs at Hamlin Pub before lunch on the weekends.
One the way home we went through some small
trails and even climbed a hill near the city of Rochester Hills offices
right off Avon Road. The hill turned out to be a bit of an
adventure, but we all made it without injury. We headed north on Old
Perch to Walton and stopped off at the Village shopping center on Adams
for Ice Cream at Maggie Moos.
There was a band from Orion that appeared to be middle school kids playing
near the fountain outside Maggie Moos.
After ice cream we headed home.