The Marquette trip was a huge success! I had a really good time. The weather was perfect. I see a few more of these visits before I start the winter visits.
I left Saturday morn at 7am. I usually leave a 6am but figured I had all day to ride so no need to get there sooner. Got into town, checked into the hotel. The room was ready early so that was a bonus. Grabbed some quick food and was on the trail by 1pm.
I did the north trails first as I usually do. Their my favorite. I took my time stopping at my fav spots many times. Not a cloud in the sky and temps on the cool side which is perfect for me. I was on the trail about 3.5 hours with a little more than 2 hours of riding. I just love to ride and stop to see stuff. If I was with the guys it would have been no stop, just go. Which is fun too but I like to stop to smell the flowers sometimes. All in all a great ride.
Then is was out for some food and a beer at Blackrocks.
Sunday after a stop at my fav coffee shop it was a ride over to the south trails. Again, in the past with others we would have to ride at 8am but since I was not on anyone's timeline I rode at 10am. By this time I got to the lot it was full. Lots of bikes.
I ended up doing the Pioneer loop, and added a trail or two after. Also did some trails on the Marquette mountain side. I even saw two other ebikes trying to get around like I do. I dont think anybody even noticed. Its nice to ride just a little stress free knowing your not breaking some law. While some trail systems are "on the fence" they do look the other way. And soon even that wont be necessary.
Then after a nice lunch in town was on my way home at 2pm.
Some question if all the driving is worth the ride time and I say yes. Doing Marquette on a Sat\Sun is quick and fairly inexpensive. Yes, the drive time exceeds the ride time but its quality not quantity I go for.
As the trees start turning up there I hope to get in a few more weekend like this!