Wow! Whadda great day for the Williamston outing! Makes up for the god awful day that we had last year, forcing cancellation of the event.
Big tip o' the hat to pavement ride leaders Bill Gregory, Jack Johnson and Dave Allgood for pitching in to help lead many happy motosicklists from Pinckney to Williamston. I think everyone I talked with enjoyed the selection of roads and said that they had a terrific ride. And a tip to Greg Crago for putting a dirty roads ride together for folks who wanted to travel that way.
And, of course, huge thanks to Jim and Ruth for hosting this event, for the tenth time no less! One half of this event has always been a nice back roads ride from Pinckney to Williamston, but the other half is the destination. It is such a treat for Jim and Ruth to open up their delightful home and grounds to us scruffy TCDers, and I know everyone enjoys their visit. Thanks Jim and Ruth!
Whodathunkit? I used to put up the route directions, maps and GPS files for the Pinckney to Williamston ride, but everyone always seemed to ride in one of the groups. So I thought "Eh, who cares - nobody's using this stuff anyway; I'll just distribute it to the ride leaders." Wow. I learned my lesson. It may be that everybody just rides with a group anyway, but apparently that doesn't mean that they don't want the maps and stuff. So be it - lesson learned. I'll be sure to post the info to forum topic from here on out.
In the meantime, here's a link to a Google map showing today's ride route:https://www.msu.edu/~fishbeck/TCDWebCon ... e2012.html
And here's a link to a page with ride info and links to route directions, maps and GPS files:http://www.bmwtcd.org/data/CampDemo12Ride/index.htm
To all who participated today, thanks for coming out and joining in on the fun.