July 9, 2012

PALM Part 7: Final thoughts

Note from Joe: This is part of a series of posts about the Pedal Across Lower Michigan tour. If you want to start at the beginning, you can find it here.

"Did he ever make it?" I'm sure the faithful readers are asking. Yes, I did make it. And I was waiting to put the last post up until I had a little time to reflect on the journey as a whole. I'm sure the fact that I forgot to hit "publish" and then got too busy to log in and click a single button had nothing to do with it.

Ortonville to New Baltimore
The first half of this ride was a gritty slog through the outskirts of the urban sprawl of the Detroit Metro area. Traffic was thick and unforgiving. But after a while we broke through and got to relatively less busy roads. 

No more road left.

Would you do it again?
The most common question I got when talking to friends and co-workers since the ride was whether I'd do it again. The answer is 'yes', I would. But I'd do it differently than they way I did this time around. I'd bring along my whole family and treat it more like a roaming camping trip than a long bike ride. You can register a personal SAG vehicle, so for example, my wife and I could take turns riding every other day and the other would drive the car and kids to the next stop. On the days where we know there won't be excessive traffic we could drag one or both kids behind us on the bike too.

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