While we’re waiting for the rain to clear, with the promise of a fine day ahead, I thought I’d post a few of the pictures from yesterday. Forest roads are nicer to ride through than to photograph, but this gives an idea of the Ottawa forest, taken at an intersection with a county road:
I said yesterday that we were heading into historic iron mining country. Some of the mines still exist, but mostly it’s just history. The town names emphasise the heritage – Iron River, Iron Mountain, Ironwood – and there are little museums along the way:
You can see from the pictures that it was great weather for riding: sunny but not too hot. It was tempting to crack on along those lovely swooping roads. Alas, I let the speed creep up a bit, and got stopped by one of Michigan’s finest. $105. Could have been worse, since I suspect that we were technically in licence losing territory. My new resolution is to remember that cruisers are for cruisin’, and stick to 55mph. Well, 55-ish, anyway.